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Photos of "The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga"

Thomas Joel - Friday, July 14, 2017

The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga premiered in Palo Alto a couple days ago! The musical will play through August, so get your tickets before it's too late:  Read More

​It's a Wonderful Rife review of "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Thomas Joel - Friday, June 23, 2017

It's a Wonderful Rife reviewed Shun Medoruma's new novel In the Woods of Memory, writing that it's "not just a book about different cultures, rather it’s a look inside the human psyche and how war is merely a part of the backdrop." Much appreciated! Read More

​The Japan Times review of "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Japan Times just reviewed Shun Medoruma's latest novel, In the Woods of Memory, writing that "in its unsparing squint into the darkest moments of human experience, this masterpiece of Okinawan literature continues to speak to us all." Much appreciated – we couldn't agree more! Read More

The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga

Thomas Joel - Monday, June 12, 2017

One of our titles, The  Four Immigrants Manga written by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama and translated into English by Frederik L. Schodt, is being adapted into a musical! It premiers at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto on July 12th and will run through August 6th. Read More

​The Literary Review: "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun" by Homare Endo

Thomas Joel - Monday, June 12, 2017

The Literary Review just wrote a piece on Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun by Homare Endo – much appreciated!  Read More

Japan Times review: "Milky Way Railroad" by Kenji Miyazawa

Thomas Joel - Monday, June 12, 2017

The Japan Times reviewed one of our titles, Milky Way Railroad, writing that it "continues to resonate with powerful ideas, and remains an elemental work that lingers in the memory, full of unfinished musings and gorgeous imagery."  Read More

Tofugu speaks with SBP author and translator Fred Schodt

Thomas Joel - Monday, May 15, 2017

In this interview, Tofugu chats with SBP author, translator, and interpreter Frederik Schodt. Fred is known for working closely with the “God of Manga” himself, Osamu Tezuka, as a translator and interpreter. He is also one of the first writers to help bring manga to the western world with his landmark book, Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese ComicsRead More

Excerpt Wednesday: "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Thomas Joel - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

With the release of Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory on the horizon, we thought it would be apt to pull this week's excerpt from the novel, a book Foreword Reviews lauds as "a subtle yet intense and multilayered portrait of Okinawa during World War II and into the twenty-first century."  Read More

Foreword Reviews: "In the Woods of Memory"

Thomas Joel - Friday, May 05, 2017

Foreword Reviews recently put out a thorough and perceptive book review of In The Woods of Memory by Shun Medoruma – much appreciated! Read More

SBP author and translator Frederik Schodt on manga and anime culture

Thomas Joel - Friday, April 21, 2017

Stone Bridge Press author and translator Frederik Schodt was in Tokyo in February to talk about his latest work, a 900-plus-page translation of a manga-form biography of legendary artist Tezuka Osamu. He also shared stories about his decades of work dedicated to sharing Japan’s manga and anime culture with the world.  Read More

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