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Ai Yazawa’s Josei Manga: Comics Aimed at Women

Let's discuss josei manga, or manga that is aimed at women.

The ABCs of Anime

We’ve talked about basic manga terms and we’ve talked about how manga relates to anime. Now that we have that ...

An Introduction to Classic Manga

Manga, as we know and love it today, arguably started in 1946 with Osamu Tezuka’s first manga publication, Mainichi Shokokumin ...

An Introduction to Anime and Its Relationship to Manga

As a longtime fan of manga and anime, I hear all sorts of questions about both media formats. When it ...

Comics Fetish: Volume 68

Welcome to Comics Fetish, your weekly dose of wallet pain. I just saw Deadpool this past weekend – did you ...

The Fishy Love Stories of Junji Ito

One of my friends is afraid of birds, another afraid of fish. I’ve never been able to remember which is afraid ...

Shojo Me the Manga: “Girls'” Manga Is for Everyone

I’m not sure I took the correct career trajectory path when I started really getting into anime around 2009. But ...

Read Harder: Black-and-White Comics

Now that you’ve had a chance to dig through the 2016 Read Harder challenge, it’s time to start flushing out ...

3 Manga I Read in January

Last time I discussed my November reads, but since I didn’t read any manga in December, I skipped that month and ...

Licensing Limbo: The Fear of Every Manga Fan

I know we have lots of new manga readers here on Panels, but the North American industry has been around ...

Remembering and Celebrating the Wily and Wonderful Shigeru Mizuki (1922-2015)

We lost Shigeru Mizuki this week. He was 93, and reveling in every moment of it. Here he is enjoying ...

Comics Fetish: Volume 54

Welcome to Comics Fetish, your weekly dose of wallet pain. Who said bow ties had to be boring? Let Jughead ...

Comics Fetish: Volume 52

Welcome to Comics Fetish, your weekly dose of comics pain. You just can’t help but laugh whenever Elizabeth (from Gintama) ...

Comics Fetish: Volume 50 (Puzzle Edition)

Welcome to Comics Fetish, your weekly dose of wallet pain. Every five iterations, we’re running this column with a theme, ...

The Joy of ONE-PUNCH MAN

There’s an inherent problem in writing critically, analytically about One and Yusuke Murata’s One-Punch Man. Readers rejoice in its hyperbole ...