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INTERVIEW: Alex Dudok de Wit on Translating Miyazaki’s Early Work Shuna’s Journey

INTERVIEW: Alex Dudok de Wit on Translating Miyazaki’s Early Work Shuna’s Journey INTERVIEW: Alex Dudok de Wit on Translating Miyazaki’s Early Work Shuna’s Journey

INTERVIEW: Alex Dudok de Wit on Translating Miyazaki’s Early Work Shuna’s Journey

Hayao Miyazaki’s early work Shuna’s Journey finally received an English release, thanks to graphic novel publisher First Second Books. Alex Dudok de Wit, who has written a book about Grave of the Fireflies published by the British Film Institute, worked as the translator. He spoke …Read more  »

INTERVIEW: The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic Author and Mangaka on Taking Us to Another World

INTERVIEW: The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic Author and Mangaka on Taking Us to Another World INTERVIEW: The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic Author and Mangaka on Taking Us to Another World

INTERVIEW: The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic Author and Mangaka on Taking Us to Another World

Kurokata’s quirky isekai light novel series The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic began coming out in August, and the manga adaptation by Kugayama Reki will hit shelves this November. Both series are published by One Peace Books, and Kurokata and Kugayama Reki spoke to …Read more  »

INTERVIEW: Cédric Biscay and Daitaro Nishihara Talk About Their New Manga BLITZ

INTERVIEW: Cédric Biscay and Daitaro Nishihara Talk About Their New Manga BLITZ INTERVIEW: Cédric Biscay and Daitaro Nishihara Talk About Their New Manga BLITZ

INTERVIEW: Cédric Biscay and Daitaro Nishihara Talk About Their New Manga BLITZ

BLITZ, which has been published by Shonen Jump, becomes available in America this month through ABLAZE Comics. The chess-themed series is written by Cédric Biscay and Harumo Sanazaki and illustrated by Daitaro Nishihara, with chess grandmaster and World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov also involved. Biscay …Read more  »

INTERVIEW: Frederik L. Schodt on How You Can Submit to the Japan International Manga Award

INTERVIEW: Frederik L. Schodt on How You Can Submit to the Japan International Manga Award INTERVIEW: Frederik L. Schodt on How You Can Submit to the Japan International Manga Award

INTERVIEW: Frederik L. Schodt on How You Can Submit to the Japan International Manga Award

Frederik L. Schodt is an author and translator who once worked with Osamu Tezuka and who published the groundbreaking book Manga! Manga! Right now he’s helping out the Japan International Manga Award and getting ready to do a special event with Matt Alt on manga’s …Read more  »

INTERVIEW: How Chalk Art Manga Offers a New Step-by-Step Guide for Expression

INTERVIEW: How Chalk Art Manga Offers a New Step-by-Step Guide for Expression INTERVIEW: How Chalk Art Manga Offers a New Step-by-Step Guide for Expression

INTERVIEW: How Chalk Art Manga Offers a New Step-by-Step Guide for Expression

Disclosure: Author Danica Davidson is a regular contributor to Otaku USA.  This week marks the launch of Chalk Art Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide, the latest how-to collaboration between writer Danica Davidson and professional mangaka Rena Saiya. The pair have pulled from their experience with the …Read more  »