Posts Tagged ‘ manga ’

One of the Most Influential Banned Comics of All Time : Barefoot Gen

October 1, 2018
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One of the Most Influential Banned Comics of All Time : Barefoot Gen

“[Barefoot] Gen burned its way into my heated brain with the intensity of a fever dream” Art Spiegelman notes in his introduction to Barefoot Gen Vol. 1.  Even without the fever, Spiegelman was experiencing through his first read, Keiji Nakazawa’s semi-autobiographical manga is sure to stay with you long after you’ve consumed its final pages. Though it may seem…

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CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

September 17, 2018
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CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

Comics Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship have joined together to speak out against the challenge Rumford Public Library is facing to their Banned Books Week display. Below is the statement released today by the organizations in support of the library. A group of pastors in Rumford, Maine are attempting to have…

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MAINE: Speak Up To Protect LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels From Ban Today

September 17, 2018
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MAINE: Speak Up To Protect LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels From Ban Today

  CBLDF has learned of an attempt to ban several books, including the LGBTQ themed graphic novels My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Nagata Kabi and Queer: A Graphic History by Meg John-Barker and Julia Scheele from the Rumford Public Library in Maine. Locals supporting the books have expressed an urgent call to Maine residents in the Rumford area to…

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66 Pounds of Hentai Confiscated by Swiss Customs

August 21, 2018
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66 Pounds of Hentai Confiscated by Swiss Customs

Swiss customs recently confiscated 66 pounds of comics that were shipped home by a fan returning from Comiket, the massive Japanese dōjinshi convention. According to Melonpan, the self-described otaku whose comics were held, customs seized the comics because of how young the fictional characters appeared. Customs ultimately released the comics because the material was entirely fictional, and did…

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Original Art and More for New CBLDF Manga Members

June 20, 2018
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Original Art and More for New CBLDF Manga Members

While supplies last, CBLDF is proud to reward new members with signed books by legendary manga creators Yoshitaka Amano, Toshio Maeda, Yusei Matsui, Yuto Tsukuda, and Akira Himekawa, plus original art from Girls und Panzer by Takeshi Nogami! Because of misconceptions and prejudices, manga not only faces challenges and bans around the world, but also legislation targeting the medium and its…

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Last Day to Support CBLDF and Get $800 of Manga – Starting at $1!

June 19, 2018
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Last Day to Support CBLDF and Get $800 of Manga – Starting at $1!

Humble Manga Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Manga to Anime This is the LAST DAY to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and take advantage of the epic Kodansha Comics manga Humble Bundle. 80 digital volumes of legendary science-fiction and fantasy manga that inspired some of the biggest hits in anime! Buyers pay what they want…

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Fight for Free Expression with Inuyashiki, an Unlikely Superhero

June 18, 2018
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Fight for Free Expression with Inuyashiki, an Unlikely Superhero

For a limited time, the full Inuyashiki series is available to benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as part of a massive Kodansha Comics manga Humble Bundle. Pay what you want, to get groundbreaking $800+ manga that inspired favorite anime and live action features. Support CBLDF, and get these essential series to expand your digital…

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Takeshi Nogami: Defending Manga

June 18, 2018
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Takeshi Nogami: Defending Manga

​​ Interview By Charles Brownstein, translated by Dan Kanemitsu Last year, members of the international manga community found themselves on the defensive after BBC journalist Stacey Dooley broadcast the documentary “Young Sex For Sale In Japan,” which advocated that Japan ban large swaths of erotic manga. Takeshi Nogami, artist of the popular “Girls Und Panzer”…

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Sharing the Language of Comics – Charles Brownstein on Manga and Comics Censorship Today

June 15, 2018
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Sharing the Language of Comics – Charles Brownstein on Manga and Comics Censorship Today

Last year, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director, Charles Brownstein, was invited by the Institute for Contents Cultures and Uguisu Ribbon Campaign in Tokyo to speak about the manga and comics communities and the continued importance of fighting on the front lines of free expression. Brownstein’s presentation discussed the history of comics censorship, and…

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Battle Angel Alita Supports CBLDF!

June 15, 2018
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Battle Angel Alita Supports CBLDF!

Get ready for the 2018 feature film from Robert Rodriguez, and read Battle Angel Alita today! Download Battle Angel Alita, Ghost in the Shell, The Seven Deadly Sins, and more instantly with this limited Kodansha Comics Humble Bundle that Benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Pay what you want for entire manga series that inspired…

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