An official announcement has confirmed that beloved fantasy manga series “xxxHolic” will have a live-action movie adaptation out next year.
What it’s about: The live-action adaptation of the manga, which was created by all-female artist group Clamp in 2003, is set to release in Japan on April 29, 2022, reported Kotaku.
Manga artist and gekiga icon Takao Saito passed away at the age of 84 from pancreatic cancer on Sept. 24.
Saito’s Legacy: Saito, whose death was announced on Wednesday by the editorial department of Big Comic, was best known for creating the longest-running Japanese comic-book series of all time, “Golgo 13”.
Japanese television network TV Asahi recently released their first-ever list of the Top 100 manga of all time.
TV Asahi, one of Japan’s biggest television networks, conducted the “Seriously, 150,000 citizens voted! Manga General Election” survey on Jan. 3, asking Japanese citizens to vote on which manga they think is the best, according to SoraNews24.
Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is set to star in a new manga series in Japan called “Unrivaled-Naomi Tenkaichi.”
Badass comic heroine: Set in outer space, the upcoming shojo manga series will be featured on Nakayoshi later this month from publisher Kodansha, SoraNews24 reported.
A woman in China was applauded by social media users for saving her husband’s “Mobile Suit Gundam” collection following intense flooding in Chongqing Municipality, China.
The woman, whose name was not revealed, is also a fan of the anime and manga franchise, so she insisted on going back and saving her husband’s collection.
It’s a Monday night in October in Beverly Hills. Wine lovers are gathering for a party at The Bazaar, the famed molecular gastronomy restaurant by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés.
The entire restaurant has been booked to celebrate the launch of The Drops of God Wine Salon, an interactive online wine club created by Napa Valley vintner Peter Chiang and the sibling creators of the manga “Drops of God”, Shin and Yuko Kibayashi. Full disclosure, NextShark also had a role in co-hosting this event.
During the 17th and 18th century in Europe, prominent individuals (mostly women) would host private gatherings in their homes called “salons”. These gatherings were reserved for the elite who would gather together to debate and discuss topics surrounding literature, philosophy, and current events. Over time, salons became a key to the birth of new political ideas that would affect the course of world events.
To pay homage to these salons, Peter Chiang, a Napa Valley vintner, and Shin and Yuko Kibayashi, the renowned creators of the “Drops of God” manga, are debuting The Drops of God Wine Salon, an interactive online wine club, with two extraordinary wine-tasting events. Tickets are available now for Napa Valley and Beverly Hills.
Kazuhiko Kato, or famously known under his pen name Monkey Punch, the creator of the classic manga and anime “Lupin III,” has passed away at the age of 81.
Kuro Hekiten, a Japanese doujinshi illustrator and writer, passed away shortly after being rushed to the hospital when he collapsed at Comiket late last December.
The artist attended the multi-day event in hopes to sell his stuff just like other artists who set up desks and booths at Tokyo Big Sight’s west hall. Before the doors were open, Hekiten snapped a photo of the desks and tables laid out in an empty hall, describing the picture as “the calm before the storm,” according to SoraNews24.
Switzerland’s “most perverted” otaku has once again taken the spotlight after he revealed that Swiss customs officials confiscated about 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of doujinshi (self-published) manga.
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An incredible display of discipline was showcased by Japanese participants at a recent Comiket, a popular biannual dōjinshi fair held in Tokyo, Japan last weekend.
Otakus attending the world’s largest anime and manga convention were captured in an awe-inspiring time-lapse video lining up in a very orderly fashion.
A Japanese village transformed its rice paddies into gigantic pieces of art in honor of a renowned manga artist.
Inakadate, located in Japan’s Aomori prefecture, creates them every year to honor Osamu Tezuka, known as the “Japanese Walt Disney.”