» posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011 at 3:15 pm by roman
Just a reminder that the Anime Alliance meets on Tues., May 3, and Thurs., May 5, @ 6:30 PM. We’ll be watching and discussing the fantasy series The Slayers: Revolution – hope to see you there!
» posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 6:30 pm by roman
As many of you know, the Anime Alliance gets its anime FREE from Operation Anime. We’d like your input as to which anime YOU’D like to see at the Anime Alliance, which meets the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
Here is a list of the selections available from Operation Anime. Please respond to this post and let me know which anime you’d come to see!
(Please note: we are not going to feature anime that are either given a mature (MA) or 18+ age rating. Just sayin’.)
» posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 6:28 pm by roman
Some of you may remember that the first teen program at DeKalb Public Library was “Heroes @ Your Library,” a graphic novel discussion group that ran for the equivalent of 4 school years–quite a long time. The second time we offered this program, the predominant interest was manga, and I remember reading quite a lot of manga for these discussions.
Well, I have sad news. One of the most prolific publishers of manga in the U.S., Tokyopop, is closing its doors in the states.While Viz arguably introduced manga to the greater part of the U.S. in the mid-1980s, it was Tokyopop who took that momentum and turned it into a steamroller of popular culture and swept the nation with manga-mania.
But sadly, all good things must come to an end. Thank you, Tokyopop, for over a decade of Japanese comics. We’ll miss you.
» posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at 7:58 pm by roman
Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, anyone?
I’ll be there Saturday, March 19. Will you?
Wizard World, eat your heart out.