Manga

Article from CNN about Japanese Manga artists supporting/”saving” Arabic culture

I found this article earlier last week while looking through different headline pages on the CNN international homepage titled: “Japanese manga heroes join fight to save Arabic culture.”  It’s a very cool article that talks about how the manga-style animations are being used now in the Middle East to help promote awareness, culture and interest in the Arabic culture.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/09/10/uae.manga.arabic/index.html?hpt=Sbin

I think that it is interesting that Qais Sedki decided to use manga as a medium to help transmit arabic values and culture to the public.  I think that one of the beauties of manga is that it enables the readers to look through a window into a culture where they previously would not have had the opportunity to be exposed to or visit.  I am interested in reading this novel (Gold Ring) to learn more about a culture which is completely alien to me.  What d you guys think about this Sedki’s idea of promoting culture, language and middle eastern values through the use of manga art?

The manga books are also being used to help encourage the acceptance of the arabic language, I just thought that it was interesting that children growing up in the middle east are not as inclined to learn arabic and look at it in a ‘disdainful’ way.

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Friday, September 17th, 2010 All Users, Lauren Kaye Comments Off

I have no interest in ordinary viewpoints.

There are words everywhere! Basically, Haruhi’s way of thinking and doing anything begot, eventually, this piece of scientific atrocity and just about anything that came out of my head thereafter. The censorshipping is just something I ended up doing by the middle panels and shamelessly and tastelessly abused for the false sake of art. Oh pseudo-inspiration I love you.

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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 Jonathan Lai 1 Comment

R.I.P OneManga – Lauren’s Comic

This comic was inspired by something that happened to me recently which involves the closure of the “Onemanga” website which was a free manga scanning website where anyone could go to read their desired comics (mangas).  Unfortunately due to copyright laws this practice could not continue and now for netziens and otakus all over the world there is panic as they struggle to satisfy their hunger for manga with the decreasing number of “free-scanning” manga websites available to the general public.

Lauren's Comic #1

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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 Lauren Kaye 2 Comments

In my mind #1

So this summer saying goodbye seemed to be a reoccurring theme in my life. Here’s some of my thoughts in the form of the manga Tsubasa Resevoir Chronicles.


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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 Waturi Ekirapa 1 Comment

Manga links, and an anniversary to an old school series.

If you’re curious on starting a new manga, go to  http://www.absoluteanime.com/btx/index.htm to find out more information about it.

Bored with your day and want to read some fun comics? unixmanga.com has various manga you can read online..for free!

Happy Anniversary!!!!!! Too whom? Well, to the 25 year old anime Fist of the North Star. This is a ‘classic’ anime in the sense that it used to be enjoyed a whole lot more back in its time! Check out this link for its review: http://www.crunchyroll.com/newsletter/20…

enjoy

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 Waturi Ekirapa Comments Off

Bambi the White Robot

This format is way too familiar to me. I was tempted to start on a jaunt about the general social collapse of Japan as all their idols implode upon themselves. Anyways, a colleague (high school classmate) who gets me press passes wrote this one on his own time, and his editor imploded too. It’s unusually poignant, for him.
 http://animeloveu.com/bambi-the-white-ro…

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Saturday, September 4th, 2010 Jonathan Lai Comments Off

Death Note

Death Note is a great manga and I recommend that everyone read it!
 http://www.mangafox.com/manga/death_note…

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Friday, September 3rd, 2010 Sondey Olaseun Comments Off