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Why You Need to Read To Your Eternity (Manga)

The To Your Eternity manga is translated from the Japanese by Steven LeCroy Yoshitoki Oima is a modern legend of the manga world; a young female mangaka who has shaken the manga and anime scene with two incredible series’: A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) and To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e). A Silent …

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Komi Can’t Communicate (Manga): A Mixed Bag Comedy

The Komi Can’t Communicate manga is translated from the Japanese by John Werry Tomohito Oda’s Komi Can’t Communicate manga (Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu) is a slice-of-life comedy that succeeds and fails in equal parts; propelled forward by a sweet premise that remains interesting, but its comedy moments are often jarring and forced. The titular Komi …

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Why the Vinland Saga Manga is a Masterpiece

Created, written, and drawn by Makoto Yukimura, the Vinland Saga manga is a historical epic and a true work of manga genius. Here’s why. Manga come and manga go. Some great manga become symbols of the medium; the first thing on our lips when we recommend manga to our friends (Berserk and Dragon Ball spring …

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16 Great Books on Mythology (Norse, Greek, Japanese)

For more than a decade now, mythology has had a colossal resurgence in popular culture. From the God of War video games to Thor: Ragnarok, kids and adults around the world are devouring every movie, TV show, and video game based in mythology. But, for those of us wanting to dig a little deeper, there …

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10 Best Dystopian Novels in Translation

Dystopian novels are seeing a massive resurgence in popularity right now, due to the state of the political world we find ourselves living in. Novels written in the World War 2 era and during the Cold War have found relevance now more than ever before. We’re all digging out our old copies of Nineteen Eighty-Four …

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21 Amazing Modern Books by Women in Translation

These women in translation hail from every corner of the globe, from Sweden to Argentina to Japan via the Middle East and Central Europe. They have grown up, and written literature about, countries where women are not given equal opportunities. They are feminists, powerful people, genius writers and world-builders. And here are some of the …

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13 Beautiful Books Set in Tokyo

As many of the books on this list explore and celebrate, Tokyo is a city that contains multitudes. It is an Edo city of traditional Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. It’s also a pre-war town of narrow yokocho alleyways lined with ramen joints and izakaya. And it’s a modern metropolis of kawaii cafes, shopping districts, …

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10 Terrifying Short Ghost Stories for the Fireside

Supernatural stories, haunted tales, scary campfire stories of every kind are read and told at Halloween. Be they stories from myth, stories by horror legends like Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe, or stories you found online. But what are some of the best short ghost stories around? Unmissable Short Ghost Stories Ones that make …

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9 Books about Mothers and Motherhood (from Around the World)

Parenthood, however it may look, is a shared experience worldwide. Yet, the reality of caring for a child is so often romanticised, and ultimately the emotions, stresses, and hardships of the parent are brushed aside. Motherhood in particular is often painted in rosy hues and presented as a gift, never as a sacrifice. From Japan …

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