Thursday, June 4, 2009

May edition of the "related articles in the media"

Here's the batch of articles to show up in the media from late April through May, regarding anime, manga and related stuff.

Japan Times

Manga publisher airs net English version

Manga: heart of pop culture

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Metropolis

Farewell Shonen Jump of My Youth

Harajuku History

Cheap video game rentals (Japan only)

Tetsudo CD (Train Fans music)

Osamu Tezuka Exhibit Review

Suginami Anime Museum

Reiko Saibara Exhibition

Rumiko Takahashi's new "Kyokai no Rinne"
and, moe characters showing up in non-manga publications
("Boku-tachi no Hello Work" and "Element Girls")
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Example art for Element Girls from Amazon and 7Andy

Toy Hunters

Ashi de Meshi ga Kuen no ka


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Other

Aso uses manga diplomacy

Tepco makes electrical and gas appliances. On May 23 and 24 they had a fair at Makuhari for promoting their products . One of their featured performers is Sakana-kun, who I'd mentioned in a recent blog entry had been interviewed in Gakken's Otona no Kagagu mook volume 1 (Putt Putt Boat) about his favorite childhood science toy.

Hiragana Times
The Hiragana Times has always had a poor website design for their online portal, and didn't carry the articles from their print edition (idea being to make you buy the magazine). But recently they updated their site and started running some sample pages of the articles online as well. However, it's still hit-and-miss in terms of finding recent back-issue articles, and there doesn't seem to be a search function. Which is why I haven't bothered mentioning anime-related stuff in their rag. However, the May issue had an article on Super Dollfie, another on a guide book for Akihabara in English, and a review of the updated version of Wings of Honneamise.

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