Category: Manga

YOTSUBA & DANBOARD THE EXHIBITION@Parco Museum, Shibuya

Another exhibition I caught on its last day (back in September, at this point) was the Yotsubato exhibit–YOTSUBA & DANBOARD THE EXHIBITION–commemorating the series’ tenth anniversary. It was a fine toast to the series’ ten years, collecting various fascinating artifacts from across the series’ decade-long run. Advertisements for the...

The Original Shitbug: Reading Aku no Hana Volume 1

Propelled by weekly enjoyment of the Aku no Hana anime, I decided to pick up the original work to see how it stands up. It’s shonen manga with furigana, so I figured it’d be pretty readable. It’s actually more readable than I thought it would be: All the difficult-to-understand...

Kindai Mahjong Akagi White Day Cookies

Thanks go out to Cosmosmith for this one! When she was in Japan a few weeks ago, she regaled to me a tale of Akagi Valentine’s Day cookies. Sadly, as Valentine’s Day had already passed, it was no longer possible to procure these magnificent items. But there was hope!...