Joy Kim

Librarian. Book Reviewer. Coffee Addict.

December 30, 2008
by Joy
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A partial “best of” list

Manga Life has posted its end of 2008 wrap-up. I contributed a few thoughts on my favorite manga and anime releases in 2008. Click on the link to see what I and other ML contributors cited as our favorites. I … Continue reading

December 1, 2008
by Joy
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Hagaren miscellany

Via umadoshi: Jake Forbes on the joys of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga. An excerpt: Any anime fan who’s followed the scene for the last five years is probably quite familiar with this ongoing tale of angst and alchemy, but if … Continue reading

November 19, 2008
by Joy
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Naruto Nation redux

As others in the comics & anime blogosphere have already reported, Viz will be repeating last year’s Naruto Nation in the first half of 2009. On the manga front, eleven volumes of manga will be released between February and April … Continue reading

April 18, 2008
by Joy

Sakura 101

For me, learning to interpret a whole new set of cultural references and symbols is one of the pleasures of reading manga and watching anime. And one of the most widely used symbols in manga and anime, especially at this … Continue reading

February 13, 2008
by Joy
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New lists from ICv2

ICv2 has released its latest top manga and anime properties list. You’ll have to get the actual guide to see the full lists, but here are the top ten titles: ICv2’s Top Ten Manga Properties for 2007: 1. Naruto 2. … Continue reading