Instead of discussing a particular comic story or series I’m going to talk about a special building – The Kyoto International Manga Museum. If you’re ever in Kyoto, a wonderful city which shows the best of old Japan, then you need to do yourself a favour and visit it. That’s exactly what I did back in mid-December while travelling around Japan. You won’t regret it.
In a world where humanity is at war with flesh eating monsters known as ghouls, a young boy is about to be thrust into the middle. After almost being killed by the girl he likes when she turns out to be one of these ghouls, Kaneki is transformed into a half-ghoul using her organs and he must learn how to remain human while haunted by an unending hunger for flesh.
Learn about the author of My Hero Academia and how his second ever published manga made such a big impact in the west. Barrage tells the tale of an orphan becoming a prince through happenstance and must save his world. Though the manga was a failure, it still holds value for fans of unique art and author Kouhei Horikoshi.
Soma is a talented chef who must survive in his new cut-throat culinary school. Chefs compete against each other through cooking competitions called Shokugeki over whose dish is the best. Soma and his friends battle with food to become the best in the school and follow their dreams of becoming professional chefs.
Imagine a world built upon a magical science called alchemy, where almost anything is possible. Two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, search the world for the mythical Philosopher’s Stone, a magical stone of unlimited power. Read this manga and embark on the epic quest of two brothers trying to save both their mother and themselves.
A school has been formed to train the next generation of heroes in a world full of superpowers. One kid dreams of entering this school, but he was born without a power. Read this epic journey of Deku the quirkless wonder and the number one superhero All Might. It’s time to learn how to be a true hero.
In what could be seen as a rip-off of Fist of the North Star, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a globetrotting, over the top, manga which has only found appreciation in the West recently. Resident manga expert James Ristig takes a look at this classic with a focus on it’s first collection, Part 1: Phantom Blood.
Special guest writer Frank Fuentes reviews the newly released manga, and often quirky, Henshin by Ken Niimura. Even if you’re not interested in manga, these stories have the same wide-reaching appeal and charm of a newspaper comic strip. Just like those Sunday “funnies”, Ken Niimura will fill your heart with the same warm “awe’s” and goofy laughter.