Named after the all-knowing yōkai from Japanese folklore, Hakutaku aims to be a treasure trove of manga knowledge.

Editor & Writer

For nearly thirteen years, Alana has been an avid fan of Japanese visual culture, stemming from the days she watched Cyborg 009 after school. Now, she’s committed to teaching others all about manga and its impact on society, both domestic and abroad. To fuel her reading habits, Alana works as a full-time digital content writer.  If she’s not tracking down the latest retro manga releases, she’s probably chilling with her three pet frogs.

Guest Contributors



Mel graduated with a BA in Japanese and minors in Writing and Women’s Studies. She’s currently an editor for a small publisher and translates niche Japanese novels in her free time. Her other interests include art history, particularly Baroque art, and drawing. Mel’s favorite frozen yogurt is chocolate with marshmallow sauce.

Guest Author Marsden



Marsden Dawn is a queer comic writer, blogger, and content creator for ThatComicGirl. She’s a comic enthusiast and a consistent back issue hunter with a soft spot for DC Comics and an intense love for strong female characters. She also considers herself part of the Rebel Alliance and is one of five known Symmetra mains.
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Join Us!

Are you a manga mega fan, passionate about the industry, and interested in building your writing portfolio? Then we want to hear from you! For more information about becoming a guest writer, shoot Alana an email over at [email protected]

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