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Book Announcement: Foundations of Chinese Civilization

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

We are very excited to announce the forthcoming publication of Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE–220 CE), the first book in the five-volume Understanding China Through Comics series. Read More


Frederik Schodt on Shigeru Mizuki from "Dreamland Japan"

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 30, 2015

In light of the sad news of Shigeru Mizuki's passing we'd like to share an excerpt from Frederik L. Schodt's Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga on the famed manga creator.   Read More


Signed edition! The Anime Encyclopedia now available!

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 16, 2015

Just in time for the holidays, signed editions of The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy are now available from our web store.  Read More


Book Announcement: The Osamu Tezuka Story

Michael Palmer - Monday, October 19, 2015

We are proud to announce that next July we will be publishing The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime, a huge (900+ pages) single-volume manga style work that covers the entire life of Japan’s most beloved artist/comics/animation visionary. Read More


Interview from Anime Central 2014 with Helen McCarthy, Co-author of "The Anime Encyclopedia"

Michael Palmer - Friday, October 16, 2015

I found this interview on youtube today of Helen McCarthy at Anime Central in 2014. For those of you who don't know Helen, she is a an author of many books on Anime and Manga including the infamous Anime Encyclopedia.  Read More


Photography from "The Inland Sea" by Yoichi Midorikawa

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In celebration of the new edition of Donald Richie’s novelistic travel journal The Inland Sea, we wanted to share some of the beautiful black and white photography by Yoichi Midorikawa that help bring Donald's words to life.  Read More


A Japanese childhood explored in "The Silver Spoon"

Peter Goodman - Wednesday, October 07, 2015

We are just now releasing a new translation of Japanese author Kansuke Naka's memoir/novel The Silver Spoon. It is a sharp detailing of life at the end of the Meiji period (1912) through the eyes of a boy as he grows into adolescence. Read More


Kraken Con 2015 Recap

Michael Palmer - Friday, October 02, 2015

This past Saturday, September 26th Stone Bridge Press attended the 2nd annual Kraken Con Anime festival hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last year the event was held at the Oakland Convention Center in Downtown Oakland which we only attended! :) Read More


Donald Richie's "The Inland Sea" gets a new/old look

Peter Goodman - Monday, September 28, 2015

This month we are releasing a new edition of Donald Richie’s novelistic travel journal The Inland SeaRead More


New: The Anime Encyclopedia

Peter Goodman - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Here are some photos showing off the massive hardcover edition of Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy’sThe Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation.We’re very proud of this little (big!) book and hope you have the opportunity to check it out sometime. Read More


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