Within the Japan pavilion, you’ll find one of Epcot’s hidden gems: the Bijutsu-kan Gallery.
Chances are high that you’ve stumbled upon some sort of ero guro in your time on the internet. Ero guro nonsense (or ero guro nansensu) spans a wide variety of Japanese media, from theater and manga to film and music.
A member of the Year 24 Group, Keiko Takemiya is an award-winning shojo and shonen manga artist. She is considered a pioneer in the shonen-ai genre and is credited with being the first artist to include a male-male kiss in a shojo manga.
An undefined group of women mangaka, the Year 24 group revolutionized shojo manga in the 1970s. Their works are considered manga classics, with many focusing on themes of politics, philosophical issues, sexuality, and gender.
In honor of Nintendo’s massive E3 announcements regarding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (including that of a certain winged villain), let’s take a closer look at one of the gaming giant’s hidden gems: the Metroid manga universe!
In May 1987, industry newcomer Viz Comics sent copies of Mai, the Psychic Girl to comic shops across the United States. Drawn with meticulous detail and an eye for realism Mai introduced Western readers to an artist they’d quickly grow to love, a man named Ryoichi Ikegami.
Gankutsuou makes us not necessarily empathize with the Count, but beg him to find a different way to continue living that doesn’t entail his idea of destructive revenge.
Captain Harlock, with his disheveled hair and scarred face, serves well as the series’ intrepid protagonist. Unlike the other complacent Earthlings, Leiji Matsumoto’s iconic character chooses to carve out his own destiny rather than follow Earth’s totalitarian leaders, human or otherwise.