An Interview with Cookie, Japan's Favorite Comedian-Turned-Artist
Ahead of his debut at Artexpo in New York, we talked to Nikuguso Tarou about art, comedy, and keeping it 'kawaii.'
This Touching Anime Nails Growing Up with a Single Parent
I saw myself and my relationship with my mother in the anime series 'sweetness and lightning.'
'Paradise Lost,' Today's Comic by Merv Heers
Tahira is lead through a nightmarish, Ghibli-like world in this dreamy love letter to classic anime and manga.
Japan Is in an Anime EMERGENCY
Manga and anime piracy is a big problem for creators, and the Japanese government is enacting an "emergency measure" to help.
'Welcome to Alter-World,' Today's Comic by Merv Heers
After stumbling around a strange new world, Tahira bumps into a human-like creature who promises to be her guide.
'Sabu the Bruiser,' Today's Comic by Tadao Tsuge
An ex-kamikaze pilot remembers his days as a World War II pilot in this comic by alternative manga legend Tadao Tsuge. Make sure to read from right to left.
When Cosplay Crosses the Line
Indonesia's cosplay scene has a sexual harassment problem.
'Alita: Battle Angel' Doesn't Understand Why Anime Characters Have Big Eyes
The big, expressive eyes of anime reflect a very specific history. The new 'Alita' film doesn't seem to know that.
'Telephobia,' Today's Comic by Merv Heers
When Tahira slips into a vivid day dream about slaying knights and finding love, her newly-formed fear of phones brings her back to reality.
'Manga Is Masturbation,' Today's Comic by Berliac
A protest takes a weird turn when our heroes are turned away from buying MSG after being accused of appropriating Asian culture.
'Telephone,' Today's Comic By Merv Heers
Tahira gets a haunting prophecy while stranded in a phone booth.
'Do You Fear Death?' Today's Comic by Nou
After tasting a delicious plant, a girl speaks to a spirit about overcoming her fear of death.