Bandai Miracle Romance Sailor Moon (2014) {New Perfume}

Japanese toy company Bandai are preparing to release a new perfume from November 2014 called Sailor Moon Eau de Toilette in the Miracle Romance cosmetics collection, which is inspired by the eponymous manga character and series......more

In Praise of Female Mangaka: 10 Must-Reads

If you have ever thought to yourself, “Gee, I’d like to discover stories by talented female artists and writers from Japan, but I don’t even know where to start,” as I’m sure you have on many occasions, here are a few of my favorites. Please bear in mind that I’m unashamedly biased in favor of fantasy stories. ...more
This is all new to me. I've never even heard of manga or mangaka. If I get started reading this, ...more

Understanding Japanese Comic Books: A Parents' Guide to Manga

Your child or teen might have discovered these comics from Japan called “Manga” and you as a parent might be wondering just what exactly is manga? You are also probably worried just taking a look at the sometimes provocative cover art for some manga and wondering if is this really appropriate for your child or teen to be reading -- despite the teen rating listed on the back of the book? If your child or teen has discovered the world of manga and you want to be better informed about these comics from Japan, this guide is for you. This guide will inform you on what manga is, inform you on ratings and what to look out for, and give some recommendations for some fantastic age appropriate manga for your child or teen. ...more

1st day!

Hi! This is my first time blogging here...  For some basic info on myself, read my profile! ...more