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What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin I’m happy this week because we’ve added two new teen reviewers to our ranks, Emily and Michael (see Emily’s note below and Michael will be chiming in next week.)  I’ve always wanted to have the teen point of view…

Must Have: Anime for the Uninitiated

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Japanese anime can feel like an intimidating medium to tackle for new viewers. It’s easy to get put off by the sparkles, extreme caricatures, and manic behavior on display. Thus, the NFNT staff put their heads together and decided to…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Snow My best friends came up for a delayed Christmas/New Year’s visit this weekend and two comics-related things made me smile. First of all, their six-year-old daughter was appalled to find out that there is a naked little boy in…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jenny News that all four seasons of Natsume’s Book of Friends have been licensed for North American DVD release makes me exceedingly happy!  Watching it on Crunchyroll has been super nice, but now it could all be mine, muahahahahahaha!  *goes looking for Nyanko-sensei so they can…

What’s Made us Happy This YEAR!

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A slight change on the usual weekly update, this time we’re taking a good look at what’s happened in the world of comics this year that’s brought a grin to our faces. Traci My most favorite, favorite thing this year…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Bonnie I just watched The Dark Knight Rises trailer and I am so very, very excited.  As much as I love Batman, I have never liked Bane and this trailer actually has me intrigued about him (maybe the ridiculous steroided-up…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin I love that people are now cosplaying the superheroines in sweaters. This is not really new this week, but I just saw it, and it made me happy, especially since it’s been freakin’ freezing here at my library, so sweaters of any…

Must Have: Manga for Teens

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Our criteria for this list, our first in a sequence of Must Have lists, is simple: these are the titles that are solid additions to your teen collection.  We’re not necessarily talking rich language or literary merit — these are…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jenny I’m happy that the anime adaptation of Natsume Ono’s House of Five Leaves manga has been licensed by NIS America for DVD release in 2012.  It’s a lovely short historical series for grown-up attention spans.  At the moment, you can still check out…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week!

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Apologies to all for missing last week’s usual post, but as the site was apparently under attack, it seemed wise to hold off until the problem was fixed (which, fingers crossed, it is!).  So, here’s two week’s worth of happiness! …

What’s NOT Making Us Happy This Week

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Big fat booooos to the following: Abby This is making me extremely NOT happy this week. Why?  WHY? Allen I wasn’t happy when they initially announced the development of a live action Akira. Jack With the Akira live-action movie, it…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Traci I couldn’t hold in my excitement for…Darkseid!!  He’ll be showing up in JL #4 coming out in December!  Here’s an awesome pic of him to whet our appetites!   Gail I am pleased to be talking about teaching graphic…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jennifer Jaclyn Dolamore is the fabulous author of Magic Under Glass (Bloomsbury,2009) and Between the Sea and Sky (Bloomsbury, 2011). Her newest book, Between the Sea and Sky, is about a mermaid and a winged boy/man.  I  received an autographed copy of the…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week!

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Whitney The lip-dub video of the cast and crew of David Tennant-era Doctor Who singing along to The Proclaimers’ ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ put a huge smile on my face! The latest episode of Psych featured a superhero comics theme with citizen…

Costume Dreams

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Since it’s almost Halloween, and last Friday’s What Making Us Happy This Week was chock full of costume admiration, I surveyed the team to ask which costumes from comics they love best. Some of these are the ones we love to…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jennifer Read Write Web posted a blog entry about the Danish Alexandra Institute just releasing a comic book called “Inspiring the Internet of Things“. It is about how we can benefit from networking everyday objects. I just think it is an awesome PR campaign…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jenny The Japanese puppet-theatre-inspired live-action film Bunraku‘s animated opening sequence looks kewl!  And here’s a trailer for the film, itself.  It’s got an appropriately staged, comicky feel to it (reminds me of Sin City) and some interesting casting.  I hope they put…