Manga and Anime

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

Tokyopop Manga List Now Includes IMPACT Author Sophie-Chan!

Tokyopop is pretty much the best known publisher for manga. Now the Tokyopop manga list includes the original creation, Ocean of Secrets, written and illustrated by IMPACT author Sophie-chan! Sophie-chan has been successfully creating videos on YouTube, published a how to draw book with us called Manga Workshop Characters and has been working to...

Catch Em All With Pokemon Woodblock Prints

Woodblock art might not be as common a medium as acrylic or pencil, but most people have probably seen at least one woodblock print. One of the more famous pieces is “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.” The piece is also known as The Great Wave or The Wave and is by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai....

Miyazaki Films Returning to Theaters for Studio Ghibli Fest

Studio Ghibli Fest will be a thing this summer! Now this is a summer event that I can get behind. I adore the Studio Ghibli movies. The animation is beautiful, the stories are quirky and the music is enchanting. The film series is put on by GKIDS and Fathom Events. You can find tickets online....

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.   For the...

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...