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Rejoice! Pepita is now available worldwide as an eBook

12 months agoLocal Interest / Japan : Japanator

Normally, I'm the kind of guy who prefers to look at his artbooks physically; however, that doesn't mean that I won't praise Viz for their recent efforts. Starting today, the company has released Pepita: Takehiko Inoue meets Gaudi as...Show More Summary

CNN Profiles 'Slam Dunk' Creator Takehiko Inoue As Artistic Hero [Video]

The latest subject of CNN's "Human to Hero" series -- which profiles "the best in the fields of architecture, dance, fashion, music and sport" to explore "the discipline, dedication and determination involved, as well as the sources of... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Augment the NBA season with Takehiko Inoue's 'Slam Dunk'

I grew up watching the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons, and Ohio State Buckeyes (football, of course). Sports are something I'm really into, though not to the point that I'll paint my face and show up shirtless to your tail gate party. But, y'know,... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Comics A.M. - Digital Comics Market Triples to $25 Million

Value of digital comics market in 2011 estimated at $25 million! ComicsPRO's annual meeting kicks off! Ashcan comics from '30s and '40s go up for auction! Takehiko Inoue resumes "Vagabond"! Plus more!

More pictures of Inoue Takehiko’s Shinran screen

For those interested in the Inoue Takehiko screen showing Shinran Shonin and disicples, which I mentioned recently, here is a bit of a better glimpse (via http://www.flow-er.co.jp/shinran/):

Japan: Manga artist's Smiles

Popular manga artist Takehiko Inoue has been publishing original portraits of Japanese people through his twitter account @inouetake with the hashtags #prayforjapan and #tsunami. The series is called Smile. Written by Scilla Alecci · comments (0) Share: facebook · twitter · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious · Instapaper

Manga Artist Takehiko Inoue’s Folding Screen Honoring Shinran Shonin

asahi.com has the story. (Hat tip to Ky?shin Samuels at Echoes of the Name.)

Link: New Takehiko Inoue painting of Shinran Shonin

Several years ago someone at the temple introduced me to a manga called Vagabond about the  famous swordsman Miyamoto Musashi.  I never finished reading the manga as the cost of buying all of the volumes became prohibitive but I recalling being impressed by … Continue reading ?

Real x PIVOT by diffeducation x Converse Weapon Street Mid

“Real is a manga series, by Takehiko Inoue, which deals with wheelchair basketball. It has been serialised in Shueisha’s Young Jump and to date, 10 volumes have sold in Japan.” In celebration of Real’s 10th year in print, PIVOT by diffeducation has aligned with Converse on a special make up Weapon Street Mid sneaker. The [...]

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Takehiko Inoue puts "Vagabond" on hiatus! Publishers partner with OverDrive for library downloads! "Blondie" turns 80! Interviews with Jim Shooter, Kody Chamberlain and Steve MacIsaac! Plus much more!

From Samurai to Shooting Hoops: Takehiko Inoue, Art Chameleon

Manga, Opinion It's one of the oldest tricks in the hustler's handbook. Find yourself a mark, pretend like you aren't all that, convince him to put some money up, and then use your true skills to earn some fast cash. In the manga series "Real," Kiyoharu Togawa... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Time to Get Real!

Real Takehiko Inoue Published by VIZ224 pages B&W illustration, 16 pages color   If you've ever seen Murderball, the 2005 documentary about wheelchair rugby players during the run-up to the 2004 Paralympic Games, then you'll understand...Show More Summary

Danielle Leigh's Reading Diary -- REAL vol 5

It would be very reductive to simply call Takehiko Inoue's -- also the creator of Slam Dunk and Vagabond -- REAL "that wheelchair basketball" manga.  In reality, the title is a thoughtful portrait of three men in varying states of recovery from both physical and psychological trauma. In spite of the fact that by taking the [...]

Danielle Leigh’s Reading Diary — Slam Dunk vol 2, 3, & 4

For a girl who has no interest in either playing or watching organized sports, I really enjoy Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk. What makes Slam Dunk so awesome how its red-pompadoured high school student, aka Hanamichi, is a complete and total spaz.  Yes, his body may have been designed for athletics of all kinds but his sudden [...]

Comics A.M. - The Comics Internet in 2 Minutes

Jean Schulz donates $1 million to cartoon library! Ed Brubaker reflects on four years of "Captain America"! Takehiko Inoue says the end is near for "Vagabond"! Plus, why Marvel was called Atlas in the '50s!

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