Author Archive for Allen Kesinger

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As popular as Osamu Tezuka has been in the United States, many of his works have still not been localized for non-Japanese readers. Thanks to Kickstarter, the online crowdsourcing website, American audiences now have the opportunity to read a considerably…

Starry Sky, vol. 1

Nostalgia can be a powerful feeling. Sometimes it’s the little things that cause each of us to stop what we’re doing and reflect upon the memories of our younger years, a time when we saw the world as a big…

Devil May Cry

Video game adaptations get a (deservedly) bad rap. How can one coherently condense an eight- to sixty-hour interactive experience into a 90-minute film or multi-part series? Hollywood has no shortage of terrible video game adaptations. Even as a child, I knew there…

Cat Planet Cuties

Over the last year I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone with anime, eschewing paranormal thrillers and futuristic cop dramas in order to see what other genres have to offer. One of the long standing types of anime is the…

Liquid City, vol. 2

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Liquid City, vol. 2 is not a graphic novel in the traditional sense, but rather an anthology of short comics by artists and illustrators living in Southeast Asia that offers a glimpse of life culturally different from our own. Many…

Dirty Pair OVA Series

The lovely, but trigger-happy agents of the 3WA are back in a collection of restored OVA episodes originally released alongside the Dirty Pair television series. OVA episodes are unique in that they exist outside (or at the end) of a…

The Coldest City

Who doesn’t love spies? The drama, the intrigue, the double- and triple- crossing, the helicopters stashed away in tiny, leather attache cases? The Cold War between the American, British and Soviet superpowers gave rise to the spy era, inspiring writers…

Fell: Feral City

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Welcome to Snowtown, a dirty, rotting festering hole filled with all sorts of crime, from the mundane to the terribly perverse. The police department has no real authority and everyone in town is either struggling to survive or already dead.…

Mr. Murder Is Dead

What if Dick Tracy woke up one day and discovered that Big Boy Caprice and his goons threw down their guns and moved on with their lives? What if Big Boy was found dead? What if the individuals that defined…

Galaxy Express 999

There’s just something romantic about trains. They’re one of those forms of travel where the journey ends up being more fun than the destination because of the opportunity to meet new and interesting people. Who are they? Where are they…