OP & ED: Theme from Blazing Transfer Student, “Blazing Transfer Student” by Toshihiko Seki.
Manga Adaptations Discussion:
– Haruhi Suzumiya
– Gurren Lagan
– Family Complex has a great description of eye surgery, couched in a very boring regular story. Here’s my review.
– Peach Pit was hospitalized recently
– Who is Kazuo Koike?
Dai Gaku Manga
Published by: The Osaka Institute of Art
Burning Pen! Screaming Pen! Blue Flame!
by Kazuhiko Shimamoto
I was talking about good and bad paneling examples from One Pound Gospel and S.A.. I can’t find the S.A. example, but here’s a nice sequence from One Pound Gospel:
Then on the next page:
Mr. X talks about Mampu
Hikaru No Go paneling where the “camera” is placed below the board. In this sequence, Akira is playing Go on the internet.
I mention the School of Visual Arts. (Pratt is also good.)
Unimpressive art in an autobiographical comic that made all the critics’ top ten lists:
In Japan, a bad run is a circulation of 50,000. In the U.S. a great circulation for manga is 5,000 – even though we’ve got four times the population.
The Yasha Craig Ape is from Grappler Baki.
Link to AWO’s coverage of Lady Snowblood. It’s at 37:28 – 57:52 in their show.
Kochikame has been around forever!
What are ikimen?