Back in the far flung past of 2011; I was binge reading a ton of manga by famed horror mangaka, faux-snuff film writer, and modern samurai Hideshi Hino. My university library, a place normally used by me to bum time… Read More ›
Color of Rage Review: The Fresh Prince of Nippon
The Edo period, Japans love affair with the past, much like how in America they romanticized the Old West in various forms of media. Many story tellers have visited the Edo period time and time again wanting more, with one of… Read More ›
The Mask Review: Comic Fandom! Why Have You Kept This From Me?
I found myself looking up a list of all the films based originally on comics for an article I was going to do for another site. The obvious Marvel and DC canon majority aside, I learned that there were a… Read More ›
Magic Knight Rayearth Review: Wait? I Have Seen This Before, Yet It Is Somehow Different.
I feel like recounting my first expose to Shojo manga; thus drastically dating myself in the process. Starting as a ten-year old purchasing the first issue of Viz’s premier Shonen anthology magazine Shonen Jump, I grew accustomed to a boy… Read More ›
Black Magic Review: Masamune Shirow Proves That His Mind Is Only On His Machines
Black Magic was originally a fan-made doujinshi put out in 1983, created by a mangaka and illustrator who many might recognize by name as the original creator of Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, and Dominion. Yes, Masamune Shirow, known for creating heavy… Read More ›
Ancient Joe Review: Taking From The Past To Incorporate Into The Present
Folk tales are considered a vital part of a region’s cultural heritage and tradition. North America is breaming with such stories: John Henry and his role as a hard working steel driver on nineteenth century train tracks, the Native American… Read More ›
Lullabies from Hell Review: Hino Knows Horror
When I was younger, a friend of mine taught me about something that spoke to the way I look at a creative medium. He said (and I paraphrase) “If you really want to understand a creators’ mind, see who influenced… Read More ›