2017/9/19 Tuesday

Otaku USA reviews I Hear the Sunspot

Filed under: News — Staff @ 21:44:10

Kohei and Taichi are opposites, and that's part of what draws them together. Taichi is a loudmouth who has trouble keeping down a job, but his heart is always in the right place. Kohei is aloof and mysterious and mostly keeps to himself. Taichi grew up in poverty, from a split family, and Kohei began to lose his hearing at a young age after a bad fever.

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2017/9/13 Wednesday

AnimeNation reviews I Hear the Sunspot

Filed under: News — Staff @ 15:47:28

The slice-of-life story is subtle, affecting, and quietly incisive. The single volume revolves around college students Taichi and Kohei, young men of opposite personalities but common background who find empathy, respect, and a sort of love with each other. Although originally serialized in the boy-love manga magazine Canna, I Hear the Sunspot is best described as a thoughtful drama with an undercurrent of Japanese social criticism.

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2017/8/31 Thursday

The Manga Critic recommends I Hear the Sunspot

Filed under: News — Staff @ 14:47:37

Aside from a few melodramatic moments, I Hear the Sunspot steers clear of Afterschool Special cliches and BL tropes, offering readers a thoughtful meditation on friendship and disability. Recommended.

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2017/7/27 Thursday

Paul Gravett: Top 28 Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga: August 2017

Filed under: News — Staff @ 15:11:32

I Hear the Sunspot takes a spot as a top GN of August 2017.

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Because of a hearing disability, Kohei is often misunderstood and has trouble integrating into life on campus, so he learns to keep his distance. That is until he meets the outspoken and cheerful Taichi. He tells Kohei that his hearing loss is not his fault. Taichi's words cut through Kohei's usual defense mechanisms and open his heart. More than friends, less than lovers, their relationship changes Kohei forever.

2017/7/21 Friday

Crayon Shinchan Volume 1 now available as an ebook!

Filed under: News — Staff @ 13:35:26

Crayon Shinchan features a pint-sized terror who is a rude little dude that stands back-to-back with such contemporaries as the kids of South Park. So be warned, this hilarious romp isn't for children; instead, Crayon Shinchan is an adult, tongue-in-cheek poke at modern domestic life. Crayon Shinchan is an international cultural phenomenon and one of the best-selling Japanese manga franchises of all time. The animated version previously aired on Adult Swim and is back in print! Now readers can enjoy it from the beginning in a new, consolidated format made up of three volumes.

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2017/6/22 Thursday

Kotaku introduces the art of Riana Møller!

Filed under: News — Staff @ 21:51:02

Riana Møller is an artist from Denmark who in addition to working in games has also written and illustrated her own comic book.

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2017/6/14 Wednesday

Comics Cross Over | Genre Spotlight: Graphic Novels

Filed under: News — Staff @ 13:31:23

Continuing to fuel today's pop culture landscape, graphic novels have become the lifeblood of new and innovative work. This year, we see more genres blending and mutating into fresh forms of storytelling, emerging voices are finding their earliest expressions, and creative teams large and small (some comprised of only a single creator) are forging truly fantastic material for every occasion, every mood, and every reader.

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2017/5/18 Thursday

Anime News Network broke the news a while back, but here it is!

Filed under: News — Staff @ 17:18:49

North American publisher One Peace Books confirmed with ANN on Thursday that it will release the first volumes of Last Note's Mikagura School Suite (Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku) light novel series and its manga adaptation. Mikagura School Suite, Vol.1: Stride after School is slated to ship on August 29 while Mikagura School Suite Vol. 1: The Manga Companion is slated to ship on September 12.

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2017/3/9 Thursday

SF Book Review for Kid Crazy and the Kilowatt King

Filed under: News — Staff @ 16:04:01

There's nothing like a journey into the big city to test your mettle, so Kid Crazy sets his sights on a distant metropolis. Along the way, he meets a glowing top-hatted robot named Denunzio, who tries to warn him of the dangers of the city, especially the menacing, demanding, and very rude Kilowatt King. Denunzio joins Kid Crazy on his adventure through the strange hinterlands around the city before they both confront the Kilowatt King on this throne.

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2017/2/9 Thursday

Story Time: Claudio Sanchez

Filed under: News — Staff @ 15:28:42

Claudio Sanchez had a great story time last Saturday at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn! Thank you Greenlight! Thank you Claudio! And thank you to everyone who attended!


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