Posts Tagged ‘ manga ’

Pick up LGBTQ+ Manga to Kick off Pride!

June 7, 2019
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Pick up LGBTQ+ Manga to Kick off Pride!

Due to continued stigma against the LGBTQ+ community in Japan, there are few out mangaka, despite a plethora of queer content. For pride month, here are four out and proud Japanese voices for you to check out. My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi Nagata Kabi’s work is no stranger to the CBLDF blog, if…

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Retailer Spotlight: Captain Nemo, California

May 31, 2019
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Retailer Spotlight: Captain Nemo, California

Take a walk through a huge local comics shop in central California! Captain Nemo’s has a great selection of everything from graphic novels and manga, to movies, anime DVD, and every type of game you can imagine. This wild store has has something for everyone, and is situated with Cheap Thrills record store, so it’s…

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New Game! Anime Censored in South Korea

May 7, 2019
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New Game! Anime Censored in South Korea

Popular anime show New Game is now being broadcast in South Korea, but not before the censors got their hands on it. And while anime censorship is not new or surprising, the ridiculousness of the situation with New Game has caused the censored images to go viral. What is surprising is that fans aren’t sharing…

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CBLDF Argues Against Expressive Content Restrictions In UN Guidelines

April 3, 2019
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CBLDF Argues Against Expressive Content Restrictions In UN Guidelines

Recent draft guidelines circulated by a United Nations agency with the goal of expanding child protection also included provisions targeting expressive content, including comics, prose and other forms of artistic expression. Last week, CBLDF submitted comments on the draft that applaud the UN’s efforts to protect children, while cautioning against encouraging governments to place new…

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JUST ANNOUNCED! Humble Hot Date Bundle Benefits CBLDF & NCAC!

March 26, 2019
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JUST ANNOUNCED! Humble Hot Date Bundle Benefits CBLDF & NCAC!

Celebrate free speech with a slew of visual novels in the latest Humble’s latest Hot Date Bundle! Get titles like Just Desserts, Highway Blossoms, and more, for a fraction of the price – all while supporting the important work of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship! Check out the full bundle…

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Anime Censorship in the 90s and Early 2000s

March 18, 2019
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Anime Censorship in the 90s and Early 2000s

If you happened to watch the American dub of the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! back in the early 2000s, you might have noticed a few things were off. Characters would go out of their way to dramatically point at one another. They drank “grape juice” out of fancy glasses. Some characters were really into lollipops that definitely…

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Barefoot Gen Holds Sacred Place in History, Both as Truth and Story

February 21, 2019
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Barefoot Gen Holds Sacred Place in History, Both as Truth and Story

“[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 flu, Spiegelman reports experiencing during his first read-through, Keiji Nakazawa’s semi-autobiographical manga will stay with you long after you’ve consumed its final pages. The first few panels may appear immature, filled with fart jokes…

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CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project Stand Up for Manga

February 8, 2019
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CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project Stand Up for Manga

CBLDF reported last week that popular manga, Assassination Classroom by Yusei Matsui was pulled from a school library on Staten Island, without adhering to the New York City Department of Education guidelines. The comic is currently pending review by an evaluation committee, but in the meantime, it remains unavailable to readers who may find insight…

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Manga Pulled From Staten Island School Library

February 1, 2019
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Manga Pulled From Staten Island School Library

The mother of a student at Markham Intermediate School, who wishes not to be named, had Yusei Matsui’s best-selling manga Assassination Classroom pulled from the library shelves after her daughter borrowed the books. According to Annalise Knudson writing for SILive.com, “Citing recent school shootings, [the mother] explained that she is worried that the books could…

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Humble Manga Bundle: Fantasy by Kodansha to Benefit CBLDF!

January 30, 2019
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Humble Manga Bundle: Fantasy by Kodansha to Benefit CBLDF!

  Humble Manga Bundle: Fantasy by Kodansha Kodansha Comics has joined with Humble Bundle to bring readers a huge cache of legendary fantasy manga that benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Over 90 digital volumes of amazing fantasy manga! Buyers pay what they want for manga hits like the soon to be blockbuster movie, Battle…

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