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How Robert Rodriguez Saved Alita: Battle Angel From the Scrap Heap
After a decade and a half, the legendary manga's battle dreams are made real
"...later, Guillermo del Toro handed a copy of the manga – now titled Battle Angel Alita – to Cameron,..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Dragonball: Evolution
Live-action versions of animé/manga hits are notoriously hard to pull off, and Dragonball: Evolution proves no exception.
"...some sense out of Akira Toriyama's wildly popular Japanese manga Dragonball Z (and its attendant television animé version), it..."

April 17, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Comics (Artist) Panel
Five Austinites on the state of the sequential art, from comics to comix to manga and beyond
"...artists are simply making it on their own. Comix, manga, noir, diaries, and superheroes, they're making it. We sat..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Arts Feature by Joey Seiler

Astro Boy
This American-bred Astro Boy remains true to the heart and soul of the Japanese original but lacks its raw animation and emotions.
"...Directed by: David Bowers. Osamu Tezuka's pioneering Japanese manga and animé series about the coolest robot kid ever..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...not anally familiar with the insoluble conventions of the anime/manga genres. X opens in 1999, with young Kamui embroiled..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tokyo Ghoul: 'S'
Manga adaptation leans into its kinky subtext
"...first live-action film of Sui Ishida's long-running and gory manga Tokyo Ghoul came out in 2017, and the bloody..."

Sept. 13, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Ghost in the Shell
Scar Jo as cybernetic warrior
"...The inevitable live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s groundbreaking manga and its equally stunning 1995 feature-length anime is 75%..."

April 7, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

General Chaos: Uncensored Animation
"...Directed by: Various. Manga Entertainment unleashes yet another animation barrage of questionable taste..."

Sept. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ax-Wielding 101
Manga Beyond the Norm, in Excellent Paperback Form
" dispel any notions you might’ve accrued about how manga ~ that’s Japanese comics, friend ~ is all big-eyed..."

Dec. 8, 2010 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Giant Little Ones
Teen sexuality as a spectrum in this tender drama of growing up and coming out
" could be a cliche out of a yaoi manga when they get drunk and hook up at a..."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn
Part one of epic anime quest is a fine first step
"...season of Masayuki Kojima's anime adaptation of Akihito Tsukushi's manga (a second film, Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight, is..."

March 15, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Alita: Battle Angel Teaser Arrives
First look at latest Robert Rodriguez film
"...Manga meets East Austin in cinemas next year, as the..."

Dec. 8, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

In This Corner of the World
The life of a Japanese girl during wartime
"...Sumi (Han). Although the film – adapted from the manga by Fumiyo Kono – has a story that runs..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One Piece Film: Gold
Japanese anime insanity
"...of feature films based on Eiichiro Oda’s hugely popular manga series, so if you feel like you’ve stepped into..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Signal
A trio of tech-savvy twentysomethings get waylaid and wind up as subjects in a weird but stylish sci-fi mystery.
"...Nike commercial make a drunken pass at its friend’s manga collection while the X-Files DVDs watch from across the..."

June 13, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie
Would that you could activate a "Dark Clown" card on this bewildering anime import.
"...the hugely popular animé franchise that began as a manga and eventually morphed into a TV series and a..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Millennium Actress
This Japanimation import is a sweeping romantic saga full of big, lush ideas.
" it came straight off of Cartoon Network’s grade-B manga block?..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...the mid-to-late Sixties. This new offering from Ishii, a longtime-manga (adult comic book) artist-turned-film director, is a case in..."

April 24, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Angel Dust
"...whole: a psychotic, sensual nightmare where murder, romance, and manga intersect, and the resultant hybrid is visually and intellectually..."

April 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

City Hunter
"...(the whole schmeer is loosely based on the adult manga of the same name), rude sight gags, and Jackie..."

Sept. 3, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Arrives
Robert Rodriguez's new Austin-shot science-fiction epic
"...morning" – the first full trailer for his upcoming manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel...."

July 23, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Me, Ange, and the Interlocking Shadows of Trees
Why do I love Naruto? Because I love my daughter.
"...tend to call graphic novels these days. Also, it's manga. It's a Japanese comic book. You don't read from..."

June 1, 2007 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Death Note
From page to screen
"...the Shusuke Kaneko-directed film based on the immensely popular manga series of the same name. Light has to decide..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Japanese-American Exchange Program
More Bat Scratch Fever from Chip Kidd
"...Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Books Feature by Robert Faires

Konnichiwa, Austin!
Celebrating Japanese animation and pop culture at IkkiCon IV
"...returns for its fourth annual celebration of all things manga, animé, and culturally Nipponese. But don't go thinking it's..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Drifting Life
This manga autobiography is the result of a decade's work by the acclaimed artist
"...What happened to the popular art form called "manga" in Japan after the Second World War? One of..."

May 8, 2009 Books Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Austin Film Society's Sublime Lines
Essential Cinema series: Japanese Animé
"...common to this genre of Japanese filmmaking, such as manga comic art and East Asian philosophy and mythology. So..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Screens Feature by Sofia Resnick

"...Erica Brown also reports that their long-rumored new venture, Manga, an Asian Diner is beginning construction in the old..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Food Column

Seven Things We Learned From the RWBY Panel at RTX
Behind-the-scenes changes for volume 7, plus game and comic details
"...revealed the first artwork, which will be a western comic/manga fusion (Rooster Teeth staff stayed involved throughout the process..."

July 8, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Great Feckin' Depression of Seamus O'Doherty
Th' dark-eyed Dubliner & his ginger mog: Captured by Austin's Izzi Ross
"...age 17 on – I was really anime- and manga-based, which I don’t know if that seems odd to..."

June 12, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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