The Chinese government has banned more anime. Another thirty-eight Japanese cartoons are blacklisted and prohibited from appearing online in China.
Bakuman, the manga about making manga is getting a live-action movie adaptation. Check out the trailer (with English subtitles).
Death Note and Attack on Titan's successes as manga are only part of why they've gone on to become well-received mainstream anime adaptations. The other secret to their success? Tetsuro Araki, their director.
Artist Matt Reedy's ongoing project, Little Golden Manga transforms popular manga titles into children's books, as if they were part of the classic Little Golden Books series.
Nothing quite says "musical" like a notebook that allows you to kill people! Beats Cats, I guess?
This past February, a fifteen year-old girl jumped to her death in Yekaterinburg, Russia. In her room, four copies of the wildly popular Japanese manga Death Note were discovered along with a suicide note that read, "I don't want to live anymore".
Earlier this month, South Korea's GungHo held a, well, GungHo Festival in Tokyo. The event also saw the Ragnarok Online Japan Championship—so there was that, too!
In Japan, pin-up model Aki Higashihara's blog is notorious. It's called the "Death Blog", after manga Death Note. In the popular comic, writing people's names in the "Death Note" notebook leads to their demise. On the Japanese internet, the same is said about Higashihara's blog.
The man responsible for Lethal Weapon and The Last Boy Scout is going to bring his Hollywood sensibilities to one of Japan's most popular and darkest manga.