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Cover of The Heart of Thomas by Hagio Moto.

Manga Review – The Heart of Thomas

Hagio, Moto. The Heart of Thomas [Tōma no shinzō]. Trans. Rachel Thorn. Seattle: Fantagraphics, 2012. James Welker Last year, 2014, marked the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Tōma no shinzō (The heart of Thomas), Hagio Moto’s (1949–-) shōnen’ai (boys love) manga masterpiece. The first installment appeared in the May 5, 1974 issue of Shōjo […]

Cover art for Anime's Media Mix

Book Review – Anime’s Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan

Steinberg, Marc. Anime’s Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. Alexander Zahlten We have no doubt entered the age of the “trans-”. Conferences and journal articles are brimming with transnational, transdisciplinary, and transgender concerns. Indeed transmedia has become one of the central concepts of the re-reinvigoration […]