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Interview: Frederik L. Schodt speaks with OtakuUSA about The Osamu Tezuka Story

Michael Palmer - Friday, March 18, 2016

A great interview with Frederik L. Schodt on the upcoming Stone Bridge Press title The Osamu Tezuka Story, which he will be translating. Fred really pinpoints the importance of Tezuka in Japan and the rest of the world as well as his uniqueness of character. 
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Flash Fiction Series - Submissions wanted!

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 14, 2016

Submit your short stories to Flash Fiction Fridays now and get your story published!
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Video: Gilles Poitras on "Anime and Manga in Japan From 1960 to Today"

Michael Palmer - Friday, February 12, 2016

Check out this recent talk with our Anime Companion author on "Anime and Manga in Japan From 1960 to Today" that he gave at the San Francisco Public Library on February 9th, 2016.  Read More


Contest: Win “Exploring Kyoto” and “Kyoto—Heart of Japan”

Michael Palmer - Monday, January 11, 2016

We teamed up with RocketNews24 for a neat giveaway of our book "Exploring Kyoto: On Foot in the Ancient Capital" by Judith Clancy and the new "Kyoto: Heart of Japan" Documentary by Marty Gross Film Productions. Read More


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


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


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


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