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Tokyo’s Comiket Market

  During my year abroad in Tokyo Japan, something I noticed was the constant presence of manga culture in almost every form of media outlet I encountered. Manga cafes as well as second hand Manga stores are abundant in Tokyo, … Continue reading

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Hatsune Miku, the Power of Image

  Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, what do all these names have in common? They are all prevalent characters developed within the American comic book/animation industry. Recently in class we have talked about the power of public interest … Continue reading

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2D vs. 3D, too much information?

  For my second blog post I would like to continue discussing the transition between Michael Arias’s cinematic adaptation of Taiyō Matsumoto’s original black and white manga series, Tekkon Kinkreet. While both the manga and the movie effectively depict an … Continue reading

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Dynamic Difference

The mention of manga during a recent lecture regarding the fast paced, dynamic framing of action reminded me of one of my favorite manga, Tekkon Kinkreet. Created by the European influenced Taiyo Matsumoto, the story follows a partnership between Black … Continue reading

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