Vintage shojo magazine cover. I’m coveting her dress…
Here’s the cover for the Kickstarter edition of Osamu Tezuka’s The Crater. I can’t help but feel it needs something: a slash of color? A more evocative image? Some bold accessories? Still, I’m glad to see this book has a ship date (June 4th) after months of delays—The Crater has been on my wish list for ages.
With the arrival of Astro Boy flying beyond the sky, the time shifted from cartoon theatrical films to TV animation.
One-Star Book Reviews
One-Star Book Reviews is my newest Tumblr obsession, a compendium of cheeky, dumb, and WTF?! assessments of classic lit. It’s hard to pick a favorite review: there’s the reader who found the language in Something Wicked This Way Comes “too rich and poetic for my liking,” and the critic who reported, with dismay, that there were “No swordfights, no prince and princess, no happy ending” in The Picture of Dorian Gray. I’m totally with the dude who panned Heidigger, though; that would be on my list of one-star books!
I’m not normally an advocate for scanlation, but this special edition of Big Comic is testing my resolve! Short stories by Naoki Ursawa, Moto Hagio, and Junji Ito?! Yes, please!
Two months ahead of Hollywood’s new Godzilla remake, Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki’s short story Kaijû Ôkoku, starring a Godzilla-like monster (in a humoristic tribute to the kaijû-genre), got re-released into a collection. It was previously published in the Big Comic magazine in August 2013.
This volume, published on February 28th, contains other short stories made by famous mangakas (Junji Ito, Moto Hagio…), which also got published in the Big Comic to celebrate the magazine’s 45th birthday. A second volume will be released on March 28th, featuring stories by Rumiko Takahashi and Shigeru Mizuki.