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JPN Rush: C80

This is only the second time in my life that I find myself traversing the halls of the Tokyo Big Sight in search of many sagashimono, but the process already feels familiar–dare I say “routine”. Unlike Otakon, which takes years of attendance to figure out how to balance one’s...

JPN Rush: Nonstop to Tokyo

Exactly like a junkie itching for his next hit, I made for Mandarake right after I checked into my hotel, asking my friend kransom to come along. Racks of DVDs, CDs, manga, and toys flash before my eyes in a blur. It’s surreal. The scenery is not unlike the...

Let’s Socializing! The Manga Research Society at Sophia University

It’s coming up on two years since I left Japan. Between going through a number of personal changes since my return to the States and not having written at any great length about my time over there, I figure now’s a good time for reflection. But rather than go...