Manga and Anime

Japanese-style comics including shojo (shoujo), shonen, anime, Amerimanga, mecha and more!

Mastering Manga 2: How to Draw a Hand

Hands can be intimidating to draw. Learning how to draw a hand is an essential skill if you want to draw people. There are a lot of ways to draw hands, but we’ll break down how to draw a hand with an easy guideline tutorial from Mastering Manga 2 by Mark Crilley. Don’t forget that...

Enter the Mark Crilley Giveaway Contest!

Mark Crilley is taking over New York City for the Book Expo at the end of the month. He’ll be in NYC for the event which is happening at the Javits Center May 31-June 2. Make sure to stop by if you’re in the area! We’ll be posting about his adventures around town and...

Mastering Manga 3: How to Draw a Sword Fight

Mark Crilley’s ever popular Mastering Manga series has another new edition to the collection. Mastering Manga 3 is packed with even more exciting tutorials about manga characters, poses and more. To tell a good story sometimes you don’t need text, you just need a strong visual. Action scenes and dynamic poses are important for...

Artists Painting Pokemon Cards to Create Full Illustrations

Artists have begun painting Pokemon cards and turning them into full illustrations. It’s a great way to repurpose an object that is all over. A lot of Pokemon cards are common or you’ll find multiples in the packs that you can buy. You don’t need 15 Jigglypuff cards in your collection or the deck...

Anime Artist Creates Original Characters Using Son’s Drawings

Anime artist Thomas Romain finds inspiration for creating new characters through his son’s drawings. Kids often think of things that adults don’t. I’ve seen other artists who have created fully rendered illustrations or created plush toys inspired by the doodles from kids. Kids don’t worry about the logic of what they’re creating, they just...

One Punch Man Anime Added to Netflix

The popular anime One Punch Man has been added to Netflix at last! Though many fans I’m sure have seen it, some others who have been curious about the show may not have seen it yet. The first season is available on Netflix now. One Punch Man is definitely a quirky anime so it...

First Look at Live-Action Death Note Coming to Netflix

Death Note has been an extremely popular manga series and the anime adaptation did well too. Seeing a live-action interpretation is going to be interesting. So far Netflix has been doing well with adaptations and originals, they’re truly becoming a TV force to be reckoned with. But I’ll admit to still being a little...

First Images from Live-Action Inuyasha Play

The manga and subsequent anime Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi has long been a popular series. You’ll find fan art and cosplay galore for the series and characters. Inuyasha is a staple of the manga world. It has spawned a lot of adaptations and now there’s a new live-action Inuyasha stage play. The images that were...

Titan Comics Brings Sherlock Manga to the US and UK

Sherlock Holmes has always been a popular character and the BBC’s Sherlock adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has definitely brought the literary detective into the modern age. He’s taking a leap again with a Sherlock manga adaptation released by Titan Comics. The manga series seems to be working its way through the...

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Vol. 1 Coming Soon!

The next generation of Naruto is taking over. The popular Naruto franchise has concluded its main story but now Boruto, Naruto’s son, gets to be the main focus moving forward.¬†VIZ Media has announced the English-language launch of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga series, as well as the home video release of Boruto: Naruto...