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Exhibition Looks Back on History of Shonen Jump

Yayoi Kawatoko writes: An exhibition exploring the history of Shukan Shonen Jump, a popular weekly manga magazine for boys published by Shueisha Inc., is currently under way at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo. The event is part of [...]

Marvel-ous in Yokohama

A display to promote the new Spider-Man movie, Spider Man: Homecoming, located inside the Yokohama train station. When I spotted this, while browsing the layers of shopping venues, I got excited, thinking this was the entrance to a comic book [...]

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Iron Man’s Suit

Iron Man is one of Marvel’s most successful superheroes, but what do you really know about Iron Man’s suit? Alexandria Ingham writes: Spider-Man Homecoming is almost here. Many fans can’t wait to see Tom Holland in the role of the young [...]

Anime Tells Fireworks Story of Nagaoka

NAGAOKA, Niigata — This city’s fireworks display draws tens of thousands of visitors every August. However, it is not just an annual summer event — locals have stories connected to the event and deep feeling for it, which is what a new short [...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Delivers the Goods

Mixing a John Hughes-like coming-of-age comedy and the modern superhero blockbuster turns out to be a great idea. Kyle Smith writes We’ve seen a lot of dark superhero movies (including most of the DC ones) and a lot of smarmy ones (Guardians of [...]

Museum Worker Reveals Inside Stories Through Manga

Toru Miyazaki reports: Visit an exhibition, and you’ll often find museum staff quietly seated by the wall keeping an eye on things. What could they be thinking? A four-panel comic strip created by Yuri Nishimura offers a glimpse into the inner [...]

Remembering Adam West

Greg Evans reports: Adam West, TV’s Batman – and, for some fans, still the onlyBatman – is being remembered by fans and colleagues today. The 88-year-old actor passed away last night after a battle with leukemia. Here is a selection of [...]

[VIDEO] New Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Trailer

A new trailer was released this week for a live-action Tokyo Ghoul movie, which was announced last summer. Tokyo Ghoul is a popular manga series which follows Ken Kaneki, a college kid who gets transformed into a half-ghoul. Ghouls are kind of like [...]