28 May
Katsuhiro Otomo's classic goes to Springfield & gets comic bound

Paying homage to the halcyon days of Japanimation and The Simpsons of old comes this revival of Katsuhiro Otomo’s cyberpunk manga classic Akira — as cast by the famed characters of Springfield. Thanks to the lovers of comics and the powers of the Internet, Ryan Humphrey‘s brainchild Bartkira became a massive art collaboration led by James Harvey — enough of a cult hit to eventually […]


27 May
Starring boy-genius Hiro & his robot creation Baymax

Maybe a piece of you is kind of over the supehero blockbuster, as Grantland opined. And maybe a part of you wrote off Disney as a lot of lame sauce long ago. But that was probably before you heard that Disney had decided to tap its Marvel resources for the most Disney-esque property in their […]


28 Apr
Plus Doublas M2 severed heads available for pre-order

Manga geeks and toy collectors prepare for liftoff. If you’re familiar with the Kodansha series by Go Nagai and the Fuji anime TV series Mazinger Z from the 70’s (and you really had better be), not only is that evidence of your being a complete nerd knowledgeable niche-anime collector, but you are about to get some […]


8 May
Znug Design's sustainable ode to the most famous bike in manga

Taking some serious cues from the most famous motorcycle in manga, the zecOO mOtOrcycle from Japan’s Znug Design is one of the more headturning electric motorcycles to have left the EV dream studio. Loosely inspired by Tetsuo Shima’s famed motorcycle in Akira, the zecOO is only matched in futuristic looks by the likes of the […]


12 Dec
From Japanese art to the appreciation of well shaped derrières

The second installment of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series focuses on the Top 10 Books of 2011, including photo-heavy coffee table books, research tomes and literature. From the history of menswear staples to Japanese art to modernist architecture to the appreciation of the well shaped derrière, there were a multitude of books published covering […]


28 Feb
Ivan Vartanian and Kyoko Wada connect the dots

In this 176 page book, Tokyo-based authors Ivan Vartanian and Kyoko Wada take a holistic view of Japanese art throughout its 5 millenniums of history and analyze common threads found throughout. See/Saw finds ways to unite such chronologically disparate themes as Giant Robots and ancient Samurai illustrations, or uniting Murakimi’s Superflat school of art with […]