Swallowing the Earth

Nineteen sixty-eight was a critical year in Osamu Tezuka’s artistic development. Best known as the creator of Astro Boy, Jungle…

Bamboo Blade, Vol. 1

Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets Society, Stand and Deliver, and To Sir, With Love all depict teachers who are heroic in…

Detroit Metal City, Vol. 1

Detroit Metal City is a rude, raunchy comedy that’s both a satire of death metal culture and a loving portrait…

Blood+ Adagio, Vol. 1

Forget what you know about the Russian Revolution. The real cause of the Romanov’s demise wasn’t growing unrest among the…

Otomen, Vols. 1-2

To a casual observer, Asuka Masamune epitomizes masculinity. Not only is he the captain of the kendo team and a…