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    Wednesday November 9, 2022
  • LUPIN THE 3rd Book Trailer Teases 50 Years of Animated Capers

    Pre-orders are still open for a limited time

    Curious what's inside that big Lupin the Third coffee table book from Magnetic Press? A new book trailer is showing off what's between the covers! Find out more after the jump.

  • Wednesday January 5, 2022
  • Katsuhiro Otomo's Library Of Published Work Sees New Release As OTOMO The Complete Works

    Project begins on January 21st with new releases of Domu and AKIRA Storyboard Collection

    Japanese publisher Kodansha and legendary creator Katsuhiro Otomo have announced the forthcoming release of the first entries in a new publishing project called OTOMO The Complete Works. Read on for the details.

  • Tuesday September 14, 2021
  • FEATURE: The 6 Best Books On The History Of Manga And Anime

    Time to hit the books

    Looking to learn more about anime and manga? Memoirs, production histories and impassioned critique lies after the jump for your perusal.

  • Tuesday August 10, 2021
  • Noodle-themed Pouches Included with Limited Edition Cup Noodle 50th Anniversary Books

    Takarajimasha and Nissin Foods team up for a noodle-y collaboration in instant ramen history and fashion

    Japanese publishing company Takarajimasha has teamed up with Nissin Foods to create the CUP NOODLE 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK, a limited edition magazine that celebrates 50 years of instant ramen goodness and that comes with a Cup Noodle-themed carrying pouch as a pack-in bonus. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday October 1, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Author Matt Alt Discusses What Makes Anime So Appealing

    Plus Gundam, Doraemon, Super Sentai, and more!

    Author Matt Alt's book Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered The World has garnered great reviews and is one of my favorite books of 2020. So I sat down with Alt to discuss the stuff he couldn't fit in the book, anime's appeal, and why Gundam is so integral to the medium's history. Hit the jump for the interview!

  • Sunday September 6, 2020
  • FEATURE: Five Books About Anime to Sink Your Teeth Into

    Five suggestions for some books to pick up on Read-A-Book Day!

    It's Read-A-Book Day, so why not dive into a good story? If you're looking for some suggestions, we have a few, just hit the jump!

  • Friday July 24, 2020
  • Viz Media to Release the Collected Columns of Nintendo's Iwata Asks Interviews in Book Form

    Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom to release in English in Spring 2021

    Satoru Iwata was a pioneer in the video game space, going from being a developer to becoming the face of Nintendo. Last year, Japanese book publisher Hobonichi took Iwata's Iwata Asks columns and collected them into a book. Viz Media announced today that they will be releasing the book in the west! Go directly past the jump to learn more.

  • Monday June 1, 2020
  • Horror Author Yukito Ayatsuji Teases Another Novel

    Ayatsuji claims on Twitter that "Another 2001" will be published in Japan in September of 2020

    Hold on to your umbrellas, folks, because horror author Yukito Ayatsuji took to Twitter recently to tease an announcement that's sure to make his fans' skins crawl: Ayatsuji has completed his manuscript for a third novel in the Another series, and the book is scheduled to be released in Japan in September of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday March 16, 2019
  • Linguist Explores Ainu Culture Through Golden Kamuy Guide Book

    262 page book by literature professor Hiroshi Nakagawa features illustrations by manga author Satoru Noda

    Hiroshi Nakagawa, a linguist and associate professor of literature at Chiba University who specializes in the Ainu language, has published a book that explores the history and culture of the Ainu people using examples from his work as a language consultant on Satoru Noda's mega-popular adventure manga, Golden Kamuy. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday July 24, 2018
  • The Dream-Science Guidebook Tackles the Physics of Popular Anime

    Latest entry in educational and entertaining series by Rikao Yanagita hits book stores in Japan on July 24, 2018

    The Dream-Science Laboratory and Kadokawa are making learning fun with a book of essays entitled The Dream-Science Reader: If I Cast the Destruction Spell, I Too Will be Destroyed! that explores the science of fantastical pop culture such as anime, manga, and video games. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday March 28, 2018
  • "Kiki's Delivery Service" Author Eiko Kadono Wins Prestigious Children's Literature Award

    Kadano is the 2018 recipient for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing

    On March 26, 2018, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) awarded the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing to Eiko Kadano, the author of such works as Kiki's Delivery Service and Grandpa's Soup. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday January 26, 2018
  • Virtual Youtuber Kizuna Ai Gets Her 1st Official Photobook

    Kadokawa publishes 96 page, hardcover photo collection on March 16, 2018

    Fans of Youtube sensation Kizuna Ai will be able to say "hai domo" to the virtual idol's first official photo collection thanks to a 96 page hardcover book that will be published in Japan by Kadokawa on March 16, 2018. Hit the jump for details.

  • Tuesday January 2, 2018
  • Eva Pilots Speak Volumes in New "Evangelion" Dictionary Set

    If you look up "run away" in these dictionaries, there's literally a picture of Shinji.

    Looking for just the right thing to say? Let an Eva pilot help you! Gakken is reissuing five of its popular mini-dictionaries in Rebuild of Evangelion style -- so Rei can help you express your emotions, and Asuka can find you the word you want in eight different languages. Preview the books after the jump!

  • Monday October 30, 2017
  • Horror Manga Author Junji Ito Adapts "No Longer Human"

    Manga inspired by classic book by Osamu Dazai is serialized in Shogakukan's "Big Comic Original"

    Macabre manga master Junji Ito is applying his singularly anxious touch to a comic book adaptation based on No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku in the original Japanese), a classic of modern Japanese literature written by Osamu Dazai. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday October 16, 2017
  • Director Mamoru Oshii Dishes On Studio Ghibli in New Book

    "Let's Talk About the Ghibli That No One Talks About" hits bookstores in Japan on October 20, 2017

    Acclaimed director / eternal nemesis of the Brotherhood of Steel in Fallout 4 Mamoru Oshii is never at a loss for an opinion, and in a new book he promises to pull back the curtain and talk about a previously unexamined side of Studio Ghibli from the perspective of an animation insider. Hit the jump to learn more.