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Who and what are on this fabric?

I have some fabric I picked up from a remnant stall a while ago. It has Japanese writing and pictures of faces all over it - is it just a random design or are these characters from some manga\anime? (The place also had Naruto fabric, but there,s no logo I recognise here, nor anything on the selvege.) Picture here. Any ideas? I want to check in case it'll unwittingly offend Japanese speakers!
posted by mippy on Apr 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Horror manga

Give me your recommendations for your favorite horror manga.
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Aug 18, 2013 - 12 answers

Itazura na Kiss, Zainichi Koreans, and Japan

How is the character of Kinnosuke Ikezawa from "Itazura na Kiss" viewed in Japan? [more inside]
posted by slowlikemolasses on Jun 30, 2013 - 0 answers

What Manga Should I Read Next?

I have read Monster, 20th Century Boys, and Pluto, and plan to read the rest of Urasawa's oevre. What other long-form manga series (preferably concluded) should I read now? I have also previously enjoyed Beck, Akira, Drops of the Gods and Death Note (mostly). [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Jun 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Help with project? Please list fictional cities !

For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on May 18, 2013 - 47 answers

What are your favorite Anime and Manga magazines?

What are your favorite Anime and Manga magazines? [more inside]
posted by luckynerd on May 6, 2013 - 2 answers

Mystery ultraviolent manga from/before late '80s

Hoping to ID an incredibly violent manga that I read a few pages of, back around '88 give or take a couple of years. I've had some images seared in my then-impressionable brain. Lots of blood and gore but not explosively cartoonish like, say, Hokuto no Ken / Fist of North Star. More cruel than anything. Set in modern times. The main character was some sort of vagabond/wanderer/assassin, and was drawn in a Golgo 13 style, with longish hair and maybe a leather jacket. Episodic stories as far as I can tell of him going around fighting baddies. [more inside]
posted by shortfuse on Apr 25, 2013 - 1 answer

Where in New York City / Montreal can I find Chinese translated manga?

I live in New York City and am visiting Montreal and I'm looking for Chinese translated manga / manhua. Tian Hua in Montreal used to have some, but maybe they got rid of them when they moved? Is there another place that stocks them in either city? Bonus points if you know any good sources for Chinese children's books in either city.
posted by Jeanne on Apr 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Take me home, concrete roads.

Watched Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart several days ago, and am now obsessed with introspective movies/TV series about young students living in Tokyo. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Feb 17, 2013 - 14 answers

Name That Manga

I ran across a manga a while ago, and now I can't remember what it was called. Help me remember. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on Feb 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Sequential Art for the Slammer

I need recommendations for comic strip collections, graphic novels, and manga that can be purchased from Amazon, don't contain drug/sex/gang content, and can enjoyed by someone in their twenties. This is very much a follow up to this question. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Sep 18, 2012 - 30 answers

Help me find this horror manga

I need help finding a horror manga title based on some poorly remembered details. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Apr 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Where to buy "manga folders"?

Where can I find folders with manga designs? [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Sep 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find this horror manga

In the early to mid-90s I got a volume of translated horror manga out of the Amherst College library, and I would love to find it again. Sketchy details inside. [more inside]
posted by Lentrohamsanin on Aug 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Where are the anime-based radio dramas? =)

Where can I purchase or download English audio and/or radio dramas based on animes? Is there a website that caters to such a medium? If not, which animes do you know that have been converted to an audio drama? Perhaps a podcast? [more inside]
posted by UsagiBride on Jul 27, 2011 - 1 answer

Recommend dark, provocative manga to me!

MangaFilter: So, I recently watched Gantz, the live action movie, and it was so delightful, it inspired me to read the manga, and now I am addicted to it. A couple years back, I also enjoyed the DeathNote movies, as well as Oldboy. I seem to be attracted to a kind of manga that is quite grounded in reality, that trespasses into the fantastic, and goes to very dark places, and likes to play with ideas. Please, can you recommend other manga of the type I like? Thanks.
posted by Sully on Jul 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Chinese comic connoisseur callout

What comics are popular in China right now? [more inside]
posted by ThatRandomGuy on May 4, 2011 - 1 answer

Manga suggestions?

Graphic novels, manga collections? [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on Jan 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Sex depicted tastefully in comics/animation/etc.?

What are some comics, mangas, animations, animes, and other illustrated works, from any part of the world, that depict regular sex and sexual behavior without fetishizing it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2010 - 16 answers

What is this comic that I read?

I read a volume of a comic/manga when I was younger. Please help me find it. [more inside]
posted by KChasm on Nov 13, 2010 - 2 answers

Nihongo Filter: Help me find a short story/SUPER easy manga for my final project in 4th year literature, Plus advice on studying for N3 for JLPT

Nihongo Filter: Help me find a short story/SUPER easy manga for my final project in 4th year literature, Plus advice on studying for N3 for JLPT [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Oct 13, 2010 - 10 answers

It's academic

I'm looking for academic/scholarly/somewhat-serious articles discussing anime and/or manga. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Aug 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Adult, but not "Adult".

Please help me find manga and/or anime that has a story that would appeal to a mature audience, but without "mature" content. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 15, 2010 - 38 answers

Recommend some Manga for a Noob

Help me get into Manga. In the last few years I have gotten into comics when previously they had been lost on me, now that I am comfortable with the American form I want to try some Manga but I have no idea where to start. See inside for a list of things I have read and enjoyed that might inform your suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank on Jan 21, 2010 - 28 answers

Christ, what an otaku!

Mefites have read everything, right? Has anyone here read the light novel sequel to the manga Yokohama Kaidashi KikĊ (Yokohama Shopping Log)? It's mentioned on the YKK Wikipedia page. If you have, could you tell me what happens in it, and if it is illustrated? Spoilers, hopefully, within. [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Dec 10, 2009 - 2 answers

What's some quality surrealistic humor from Japan?

Recommendations for surreal Japanese humor? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Dec 4, 2009 - 28 answers

I can't even make a clever manga reference since I've never read any.

MangaFilter: Help me find some English language manga for a non-native speaking 11 year old girl. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Nov 28, 2009 - 22 answers

Who can predict moves and lost?

Silly Request. Can you moments in anime series where an opponent is able to see/predict the moves of the enemy, but is too slow to do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Nov 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Are there audiobooks for manga (in Japanese)?

Does anyone know of any web sites that provide you spoken manga? Specifically what I'm looking for is audio files for manga, read in Japanese, so I can listen to it and follow along in the manga I already own. Sometimes I have my Japanese wife read a manga to me, but often she is too busy or unwilling. I can read it myself, of course, but my Japanese is not yet good enough to know proper pronunciation, intonation and rhythm, and so on, so I find it helpful if someone reads to me. Anyways, any ideas?
posted by dbooster on Sep 13, 2009 - 1 answer

Manga Amigurumi

MangaFilter: I know nothing about manga but my friend is a huge fan. I'm pretty handy with crochet, so I wanted to knit her a plushie (amigurumi) of something manga-related. Here's where you come in... [more inside]
posted by asras on Sep 12, 2009 - 8 answers

What does that manga wink mean?

In manga, what does that one eye open, one eye closed expression mean? Sometimes it seems like a regular wink, but other times I get the feeling it means something else. Does it?
posted by DarkForest on Jul 2, 2009 - 13 answers

All done with Azumanga Daioh and jonesing...?

I know next to nothing about anime or manga. I do know, however, how much I enjoyed Azumanga Daioh. What else is out there that I might like?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Mar 26, 2009 - 27 answers

Recommend manga for an 8-year-old girl.

I need manga recommendations for an eight-year-old girl. [more inside]
posted by vraxoin on Feb 27, 2009 - 16 answers

I need to sell some Japanese-language manga!

I need to sell about thirty volumes of various manga series. The catch: they're all in Japanese. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Dec 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Searching For Hanawa Kazuichi

I need to contact manga artist Kazuichi Hanawa for an article I'm writing, and I'm stumped. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Dec 3, 2008 - 2 answers

What do the numbers in this manga refer to?

In the manga Black & White (Tekkon Kinkreet) by Taiyo Matsumoto what is the significance of the "96" shirt worn by Black and the "46" shirt worn by White? [more inside]
posted by mumblelard on Oct 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Strong Eastern/Western Graphic Novel dramas?

MangaFilter: I'm just finishing the Lone Wolf and Cub series, and read the Akira mangas two years ago. I've really enjoyed the mix of action and relatively good writing in both of them. What should I read next? [more inside]
posted by bullitt 5 on May 19, 2008 - 16 answers

Comics or Manga about tournament fighting?

Can anyone recommend comic-books or manga that feature tournament-fighting or gladiator-fighting as the central setting/plot? [more inside]
posted by robotdog on May 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Whacked out manga.

Trying to find a bizarre and disturbing short manga, featured on Reddit a month or two ago. The manga in question played with the idea of panel art by depicting the inhabitants of each panel from different angles, or slightly ahead in time - a perspective from which they could be seen to be only partial bodies, or horribly mutilated, etc. [more inside]
posted by topynate on Feb 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Who drew Howard & Nester?

Who is the (presumably Japanese) artist responsible for drawing the old Howard & Nester comics from Nintendo Power magazine in the early 1990s?
posted by ktoad on Jan 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Online webcomics - graphic novel or manga style

Can webcomics fans point me to some good online manga or graphic novel type comics? Bonus points if the story is complete and I don't have to wait for an update every week (side question - why is it so hard to find webcomics that are completed?). Sex, violence, serious, silly, whatever, as long as the story is engaging and the artwork is well done. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Dec 8, 2007 - 20 answers

Manga for pre-teens/early teens?

Can anyone recommend any good manga series for 12 to 14-year-old boys? [more inside]
posted by davetill on Nov 13, 2007 - 18 answers

Simple manga choices?

I want to buy some manga to learn to read Japanese, but I'm not sure which ones to buy... [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 15, 2007 - 12 answers

"Fruits Basket" manga spoilers, please?

I'm looking for spoilers about the "Fruits Basket" manga. [more inside]
posted by Steven C. Den Beste on May 8, 2007 - 1 answer

Manga with non-Japanese characters?

Where can I find examples of manga with non-Japanese characters? [more inside]
posted by jbelkin on Mar 16, 2007 - 23 answers

Manga convention question: golden teardrop

One feature of the New Yorker's recent 'Cartoon Issue' was a two-pager by their regular, Roz, documenting her reaction to manga. So... what was that thing sticking out of her friend's head? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Dec 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Anime collectables shopping in San Francisco?

Headed to San Francisco in a couple of weeks for a vacation, and would like recommendations for good stores that stock anime collectables and/or Japanese pop culture stuff in general... [more inside]
posted by May Kasahara on Oct 17, 2006 - 7 answers

Whatsit called when they got no feet?

Is there a name for the manga style where characters are drawn so simply they have no feet, merely dull points at the bottom of their legs? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Oct 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Kid-friendly manga?

Are there any quality manga titles that are appropriate for an eight-year-old?
posted by EarBucket on Jun 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Challenging Graphic Novels for an 11 year-old?

What books / graphic novels are available for a 11 year old boy who needs something more challenging and of greater complexity than Naruto and Yu-Gi-Oh graphic novels, while still appealing to him and remaining in this vein? I am thinking Maus may be a good start...but not Anime enough...
posted by strangelove on Oct 6, 2005 - 50 answers

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