News from Japan
The Japan Weekend Barcelona fights back against Ficomic
If in the last ZNManga News we echoed the change of dates and location of Manga Barcelona organized by ficomiclast week we learned that the Barcelona Japan Weekend will be held on… The original dates of Manga Barcelona! between October 29 and 30 and at… La Fira Gran Vía! The new venue that will host Manga Barcelona. Undoubtedly the most surprising news. Now, although it may seem like bad news for ficomic, even an act of usurpation, we can also see it as an opportunity. See how the direct competition focuses, takes advantage of and uses the spaces to try to do it differently, even better. And, of course, the great beneficiaries are the fans who will be able to enjoy two great events in a very short time.
100th anniversary of the birth of MIZUKI Shigeru
On March 8, the 100th anniversary of the birth of MIZUKI Shigeru.
Shigeru Mizuki was born in Osaka under the name Shigeru Mura. Although he came from a very humble family, he was a happy child; until in 1943 he was drafted to fight in the Pacific War. During the battle he was hit by friendly fire so badly that his left arm had to be amputated. Although he was left-handed by birth, in 1973 he would narrate this whole experience in Misión Muerte. With this manga he won the prix du patrimony of the french festival of Angouleme that rewards those works that form the world heritage of comics.
Now, it was not until 1960 that he published his great work Kitarō where he gave free rein to the world of Yokai. The popularity of this work has reached such a point that there are a dozen video games set in it. The first was released in 1987 for the NES under the Japanese name of Gegege no Kitaro –Youkai Dai Makyoualthough in the United States it was changed to ninja boy.
If you want to delve a little deeper into the figure of MIZUKI Shigeruwe leave you a compilation of the articles that you can read in negative zone.
– Shigeru Mizuki (1922-2015): life, work and legacy
– Review of the first volume of Kitaro.
– Review by Shigeru Mizuki. Autobiography.
– Hitler Review
Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction by ASANO Inio ends
The Serie Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction from ASANO Home is over. After eight years of publication, the manga of asano published in Spain by Editorial Standard reaches its end point. DDD is the story of Kadode and Ontan, two teenagers who live in a Japan invaded by aliens. Two unconventional girls trying to discover who they are in a hostile world. With a tone between the slice of live and science fiction, Asano goes deep into the human being to try to show each one of us who we are. A manga full of mysteries that has blown the minds of more than one reader. If you want to know more about her, go through the review.
Top-10 sleeve sales
We end this review of current manga and anime with the ranking of the 10 best-selling manga in Japan during the week between January 21 and February 27, according to data provided by the portal Oricon.
In a very continuous week in which tokyo avengers 26, Kingdom 64 and Uma Musume: Cinderella Gray 6 maintain the top three positions on this list, there have only been four new additions. The first of these is volume 60 of Giant Killinga spokon football made by TSUNAMOTO Masaya and Tsuyimotowhich is published on the pages of the Morning from Kodansha since 2007 and rises to fourth place. Below we find the seventeenth compilation of Hanako-kun, the ghost of the bathroomwork published by Ivrea In our country.
In eighth position is volume 16 of Ashi Girlwith which this isekai from MORIMOTO Kozueko comes to an end. To close the list we find the most recent volume of Isekai Ojisanmanga also of the subgenre isekaias its name indicates, made by HOTODO Shindeiru.