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Tatsumi Yoshihiro’s “Black Rainbow”

The true roots of Tatsumi’s Black Blizzard. Continue reading

 
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Saitō Takao and the “Gekiga Factory”

Studios, factories, and the rise of Saitō Takao in Japan. Continue reading

 
Gekiga!

An Introduction to Gekiga, 6970 A.D.

A long buried time capsule contains hints of both a theory of communication and a utopian vision implicit in Gekiga. Continue reading

 
Chiba Tetsuya

Charting the Beginnings

An ongoing look at the history of alternative manga. First, an overview—and a statement of purpose. Continue reading