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Illegal Japanese manga site manager arrested in the Philippines

Jul 09, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Romi Hoshino manages 'Manga Mura' (Manga village), which shut down on its own in April last year as Japan launched a manhunt for the website's founder for massive violation of copyright

‘Hunter x Hunter’ returns on September 22

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga series is coming back after a long hiatus

COMEBACK. 'Hunter x Hunter' returns after a long hiatus. Screenshot from

Manga creators: Jose Rizal more than a Filipino hero

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The Japanese comic book on the Philippines' national hero is a first in many ways for its artist, writer, and publisher

Jose Rizal manga cover

Second volume of 'Jose Rizal' manga now out

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The second volume focuses on the national hero's mother and how she struggled after her wrongful arrest

JOSE RIZAL. The national hero is the subject of a new manga by Ryu Konno and Matsui Takahiro. Screenshot from

WATCH: Jose Rizal manga launches on hero's birthday

Jun 19, 2018 - 10:32 AM

At 4 pm Manila time on Tuesday, June 19, the first of the 4-volume Japanese-style comics about the Philippine national hero will be available online for free

RIZAL MANGA. The 4-volume series is set to be released on June 19, Rizal's birthday. Image courtesy of Rya Konno, Matsui Takahiro/TORICO,CCC

'Rurouni Kenshin' resumes publication after creator is convicted of child pornography

Apr 25, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Creator Nobuhiro Watsuki is fined more than a thousand dollars for possession of child pornography

Rurouni Kenshin creator charged with child pornography possession

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:14 PM

DVDs showing nude underage girls are found at the office and home of 'Rurouni Kenshin' creator Nobuhiro Watsuki

RUROUNI KENSHIN. Nobuhiro Watsuki's manga sequel to 'Rurouni Kenshin' will be suspended, publisher Shueisha says. Screen shot from Viz Media.

Situs penjualan komik digital MangaMon diluncurkan di Indonesia

Nov 04, 2015 - 6:04 PM

Selain komik digital MangaMon juga menyediakan berbagai informasi terkini terkait dunia hiburan Jepang serta menyelenggarakan berbagai kompetisi

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UN envoy calls on Japan to ban extreme child manga porn

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:43 PM

A UN special envoy calls on Japan to ban cartoon images featuring extreme sexualized images of children after Tokyo last year fell into line with other G7 nations by criminalizing possession of child pornography

MANGA. Visitors looks at drawings in an exhibit of the "Milano Manga Festival," tracing the 200-year history of Japanese manga on May 2, 2013 during the press preview in Milan. Photo by Olivier Morin / AFP

Japan seeks applicants for 8th International Manga Award

Apr 16, 2014 - 9:46 PM

The Japan Information and Culture Center announces the opening of the 8th International Manga Award for submissions

‘Lean’: Old themes, vibrant cast

Sep 24, 2013 - 3:00 PM

The UP production based on Gary Granada’s musical hits and misses here and there

HERO-CULT. The play’s official poster

Steve Jobs to get manga tribute

Mar 13, 2013 - 6:34 PM

Mari Yamazaki will create a Steve Jobs manga reportedly based off the Walter Isaacson biography of the Apple founder

DRAWING STEVE. Steve Jobs gets the manga treatment. Sketch by Mari Yamazaki, Photo from Flickr.