Blade of the Immortal Director Takashi Miike: Manga Was 'Salvation for Many Japanese Kids'

In the West, Takashi Miike is probably best known for gritty, gory thrillers like Audition, Ichi the Killer and 13 Assassins. With 100 movies under his name, the Japanese director qualifies as a cinema demigod. Fittingly, his newest movie, Blade of the Immortal, revolves around a long-lived samurai who’s damn near…

In Gengoroh Tagame's My Brother's Husband, Love, Loss, and Regret Become Something Beautiful

Regardless of your sexual orientation, there’s a very good chance that you’ve seen Gengoroh Tagame’s illustrations of bearded, muscular men... enjoying one another’s company. While Tagame’s most widely known for his adult-oriented manga, his latest book My Brother’s Husband focuses more on the uneasy relationship…

That Bizarre Avengers Zombie Manga Is Coming to the United States

Zombies invade Tony Stark’s birthday party— yes, it sounds just as weird now as it did back in 2015. But if you’re curious what an undead Thor looks like, or how a god could even become the undead (sure it’s been in the comics, but I still don’t get it), then luck has infected you. The Japanese manga Avengers: Zombies…

Ghost in the Shell Delivers a Beautiful but Ultimately Empty Adaptation of an Anime Classic

Major Mira Killian doesn’t remember who she was before. Now the character played by Scarlett Johansson is living inside a different kind of body about to start a different kind of life. She effortlessly leaps and shoots across a deliriously oversaturated cityscape with power and purpose. There’s something wrong at the…

A New Dragon Ball Spinoff Imagines a World Where Yamcha Doesn't Totally Suck

Poor Yamcha, the butt of 90 percent of all Dragon Ball jokes. The poor guy has had his ass kicked time and time again—and hell, infamously got killed off by a nameless grunt—and can’t really keep up with his friends. But a new official manga spinoff imagines a world where Yamcha is the greatest hero in the Dragon Ball…

Read the First Chapter of the Kingdom Hearts II Manga, Right Here for Free

Need something to do if you’re an ardent Kingdom Hearts fan that’s still waiting for Kingdom Hearts III? Well, we’ve got something for you that might help ease the arduous wait just a little bit. Manga publisher Yen Press is coming to Comixlogy, and to celebrate, we’ve got the first chapter of their Kingdom Hearts…