Best Japanese Justice League Figures: Kotobukiya, S.H. Figuarts & More

Celebrating a nearly 60-year run of genre-defining comics, cartoons, and cinema, the Justice League continues its unwavering duty of uniting DC Comics’ legendary lineup of idolized icons against formidable foes no hero could save the world from alone. In anticipation of the team’s first big-screen blockbuster Justice League smashing into theaters this year, we’ve put together a list of must-have Japanese figures that any collector would be proud to assemble in their display case! Justice League Figure Series Kotobukiya – ARTFX+: Justice League Movie Figure Series (December 2017–January > Read More

Spider-Man Figures: The Best of S.H. Figuarts, Nendoroid & More

With a spectacular lineup spanning countless comic book titles, nine cartoons, and three cinematic franchises, Spider-Man’s radioactive résumé continues to capture new fans in his web of wonder with each new plot thread he spins. In anticipation of Spidey’s next big-screen blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming swinging into theaters this July, we’ve put together a list of must-have Spider-Man figures from Japan that any True Believer would be proud to show off! S.H. Figuarts – “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Figure Besides this figure’s uncanny ability to re-enact your favorite comic book poses > Read More

Christmas Anime Figures 2015: A Touch of Wonder in Winter

How do you celebrate Christmas? If you’re an otaku, then your festivities probably include setting up your Sailor Moon Christmas tree, baking Naruto-shaped cookies, watching Christmas anime specials, mailing anime-themed greeting cards to all your family and friends, and singing Vocaloid carols around your neighborhood. No matter how you celebrate, though, it’s never too late to start a new tradition. If you’re looking for a fresh way to make the winter season memorable, check out these Christmas anime figures that you can bring home just in time for the holidays! Nendoroid – Petite Eren > Read More

Where to Buy Doujinshi

Finding good doujinshi is often a cause for major headaches. This is especially true for international buyers due to the limited numbers of available stock, even within Japan, causing many foreigners to head to Japan just to get their paws on a doujinshi by their favorite circle. > Read More

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) Doujinshi

Attack on Titan is excellent source material for doujinshi. Although there are traces of romance between the characters, it is never directly shown. Fans have let their imaginations run wild with male-male pairings (Eren x Armin) and also conventional male-female pairings (Eren x Mikasa), giving rise to a large range of yaoi and adult doujinshi. Levi, meanwhile, is frequently made the subject of satire in gag doujinshi due to the sternness of his character. > Read More

Kuroko’s Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke) Doujinshi

Kuroko no Basuke has been extremely popular with mainstream readers, particularly women. It has had many doujinshi spin-offs, largely due to the seven male leads, which means a big opportunity for male-male pairings. The frequent reference to Kuroko as being a shadow helps push the matter further. As such, the fan clubs of the franchise are composed almost solely of fujoshi (females with an obsessive fascination for male-male pairings). > Read More

What Is Doujinshi?

Doujinshi are usually self-published works made by amateurs to the publishing scene, but published artists are also known to dabble in doujinshi as a way to release works that aren’t otherwise suitable for general publication. They can be divided into two main categories—originals and spin-offs of existing works in the market, though the latter seems more common in recent years. > Read More