Comics

North Korea missile alert manga produced by Japanese government office

The cartoon might look cute and colourful, but the message it conveys is frightening.

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Japanese artist shows what motherhood is really like with hilarious illustrated series

This artist perfectly captures all the joy and hardship that comes with being a new mum.

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Booth babes and cosplayers come out to play at world’s first-ever Tokyo Comic-Con 【Pics】

Superheroes rub shoulders with air hostesses and futuristic Japanese idols at Tokyo’s inaugural Comic-Con event.

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Stan Lee impresses audiences in Japan at Tokyo Comic-Con

The revered comic book writer impressed everyone at Comic-Con with a joyous energy that defied his 93 years.

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Titan Comics to Begin Sherlock: The Blind Banker Manga Releases in January

From the UK to Japan to the US — Sherlock certainly is a busy traveler!

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Comiket 90: Japanese cosplayers bring the heat to opening day of summer event

Comiket sizzled on opening day with hot beauties from favourites like One PieceLove Live!, and even Pokémon.

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Girl Manga Power! Timeless shoujo manga that shine through the decades【Part II】

Here’s part two of our series on girls’ manga that have withstood the test of time!

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Girl Manga Power! Timeless shoujo manga that shine through the decades【Part I】

While some popular manga are fads, others can stay with you for a lifetime.

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Zelda: Twilight Princess manga creators tease overseas release

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David Bowie drawn by Final Fantasy illustrator Yoshitaka Amano

David Bowie’s creative genius even inspired works by a legend of the Japanese video game industry.

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Cool music video offers an exciting new take on cosplay photography【Video】

Filmmakers have created an action-packed video collage of some of the best costumes at a recent comic show in Taiwan.

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The Bat Cave apartment: a unique place to stay in Shibuya, Tokyo

Ever wondered where Bruce Wayne would crash during a visit to Tokyo? You’d find him here in the Bat Cave, of course, and now you can stay here too!

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New printing service offers custom-made manga in as little as five minutes!

Pixiv now gives users the option of turning their artwork into fully-illustrated doujinshi (fan-made comics) with just a few mouse clicks.

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Get ready for excitement, Japan—Steve Wozniak’s Comic Con is coming to Tokyo in December 2016!

Comic Con, a festival of pop culture and entertainment, will be coming to Tokyo next year, and they’ve already put on a huge announcement bash!

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Pikachu joins cast of Sesame Street and Disney characters in satirical look at fame and celebrity

We’ve seen Pikachu’s skeleton and Disney princesses as flirty pin-up girls but now it’s time to see all our favourite childhood characters take a walk on the wild side with this nightmarish trip down memory lane.

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Satirical one-panel comics show how ridiculous idol otaku can sometimes be

Japanese comics and cartoons, also well-known as manga, have long been considered an important aspect of Japanese culture. Those of your reading this article today will almost certainly be familiar with the likes of Naruto and One Piece, the kind of manga that are usually full-length works spanning multiple issues and telling one, over-arching story.

But there is another kind of manga that exists, one called called “yonkoma manga“, which is a comic-strip format and consists of just four panels…

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Artist reimagines alternate universe of Captain America: Civil Wok

In an alternate universe envisioned by Singaporean artist Tan Kwang Yang, it looks like the Avengers have ditched the whole “saving-the-world-act” and decided to pursue other lines of business.

Check out Tan’s neatly drawn little glimpse at such a world after the jump!

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Chibatman speaks! Costumed superhero addresses crowd at Chiba’s Coming of Age Ceremony【Video】

Last Monday in Japan was Coming of Age Day, the national holiday which celebrates everyone who’s reached the age of 20, and thus legal adulthood, during the past 12 months. 20 is also the drinking age in Japan, and while safeguards against minors getting boozed up are pretty lax in the country, many people decide to exercise their newly acquired legal right to get as tanked up as humanly possible, which probably had something to do with the childishly inconsiderate behavior and scuffles with the police that broke out during some of the festivities in Okinawa.

Not every part of Japan was marked with lawlessness that day, though. As a matter of fact, a coming of age ceremony in Chiba Prefecture featured a special appearance by Chibatman, who showed that he speaks Japanese in the same extra gravely voice heard in the English versions of his most recent movies.

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Disney, Pokemon, Ghibli and more awesome handmade cosplay aprons and dresses for geeky girls!

Remember the Sailor Moon lingerie sets that were co-produced by Bandai and Peach John? They were such big hits in 2014, even the pre-orders with an estimated delivery date of June 2015 were swept off of the virtual shelves of the Premium Bandai website. It’s no surprise how popular those cute undergarments were given the huge following the manga and anime series has, but let’s be honest, it’s a little underwhelming since those cosplay undies can’t be flaunted in public like your regular cosplay getup.

If the Sailor Moon lingerie sets caught your fancy, chances are you’ll love these totally adorable geeky pinafores and dresses created by Darling Army. Not only are they creative cosplay interpretations, some of them would look absolutely cute as daily fashion too! Be it anime or manga, comics or games, there’s bound to be something that fits right up your alley. Check them out after the jump!

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“Emissary of Hell” Spider-Man and his giant robot appear in American comic for first time!

Some of you may recall us looking back on Japan’s version of Spider-Man from the late 1970s that was so over-the-top it made the old Adam West Batman series look like brooding British melodrama set atop a dew-soaked Northumberland farm.

It kept pretty close to the original storyline of Spider-Man, like how a motorcycle racer got his spider powers from an alien along with a spaceship that transforms into a giant robot to battle the evil Professor Monster, and shouting out, “I’m the emissary of Hell!” in Japanese before doing so.

It’s been a while since those good times but now the Japanese fans that still remember the series are tickled to see Spidey’s old war machine Leopardon has returned in the latest issue of Amazing Spider-Man!

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