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Boys’ Love and the Bard: Brighton-Based Manga Artist Kutsuwada ChieTony McNicol

Japanese-born manga artist Kutsuwada Chie lives in Brighton and runs manga workshops for children and students around Britain. Her work spans genres from samurai legend to horror, but her passion is yaoi, which depicts romantic or sexual relationships between male characters. She is now at work on a yaoi manga adaptation of Shakespeare’s sonnets to the “Fair Youth.”

A Path to Peace: Knowing Enough Is EnoughMokutan Angelo

Accepting life as it is, rather than chasing constantly multiplying desires, is a route to tranquility. The second of a series introducing the language of Zen through easy-to-understand manga strips examines the phrase 知足安分 (chisoku anbun).

Frederik Schodt’s Four Decades as a Manga Ambassador to the WorldPeter Durfee

The writer and translator Frederik Schodt was in Tokyo in February to talk about his latest work, a 900-plus-page translation of a manga-form biography of legendary artist Tezuka Osamu. He also shared stories about his decades of work dedicated to sharing Japan’s manga and anime culture with the world.

The Language of Zen: Words for a World of ChangeMokutan Angelo

Familiar people and places surround us, but we should recognize that each encounter is different. The first of a series introducing the language of Zen through easy-to-understand manga strips tackles the phrase 一期一会 (ichigo ichie).

“Strip!”: The Manga Art of Anno Moyoco

A recent exhibit at the Parco Museum in Ikebukuro looked at 20 years of creations by manga artist Anno Moyoco. Here's a look at what was on display and an overview of her career.

Concert to Honor the Anime World of Nagai Gō

A concert on September 18 honoring manga and anime creator Nagai Gō will feature orchestral arrangements of the theme songs from many of his most famous works, including Mazinger Z, Cutie Honey, and Devilman. Nippon.com asked Nagai to share his thoughts ahead of the event.

Wonder Festival 2016 (Photo Gallery)

The biannual event brings together creators and fans of figures and models in a showcase of the latest additions to popular series, limited edition items, and original creations from manga, anime, and video games.

Learning Japanese with Manga Author Umino Nagiko

Umino Nagiko’s bestselling manga Nihonjin no shiranai Nihongo (The Japanese the Japanese Don’t Know) was based on her experience teaching Japanese to international students. In an interview with Nippon.com, she gives learning tips and shares unusual words from the fringes of the Japanese language.

The Manga City Where Japan’s Spirits DwellNippon.com Staff

Mizuki Shigeru, who passed away in November 2015, is known for the many yōkai (natural spirits) that appear in his manga works. Statues of these characters and other themed attractions now draw tourists to Mizuki’s hometown of Sakaiminato in Tottori Prefecture.

Manga Artist Inoue Takehiko’s Appreciation of GaudíGonzalo Robledo

The millions of readers of the manga series Slam Dunk, Vagabond, and Real might imagine that author Inoue Takehiko would only have time to think up the stories and draw the artwork for his creations. And it is true that over the past 25 years he has dedicated himself to his creative activities, so that now you can find his works in any bookstore in Japan—and many others around the world. But …

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