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Pepita: Inoue Meets Gaudí

Celebrated manga-ka Takehiko Inoue goes looking for renowned architect Antoni Gaudí’s inspiration and essence on a 2011 trip to Spain. It may at first surprise readers familiar with Inoue, who usually tells wonderful stories about basketball (Slam Dunk, Real) and…

The Manga Guide to Physics

Megumi is a great tennis player, but she’s not so great in her physics class. When all of the students compare notes after their test, she worries because she didn’t get the same answers. All this worry then distracts her…

Manga Moods: 40 Faces + 80 Phrases

Perky, lovesick, sleepy, coy. How are you feeling today? And how would you express those feelings in manga form? Takarai’s book is here to help. From energetic to woeful, preoccupied to shy, she offers a drawing and two Japanese phrases.…

Project X: Seven Eleven

The 1950’s are ending, and a revolution is brewing in Japan. Supermarkets and department stores are expanding, sending one mom and pop corner store after another into bankruptcy even as the big cities are running out of space. Who can…