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12 External linksEtymologyThe word manga comes from the Japanese word , 20 composed of the two kanji (man) meaning whimsical or impromptu and (ga) meaning pictures. 21The word first came into common usage in the late 18th century 22 with the publication of such works as Sant Kyden s picturebook Shiji no yukikai (1798), 23 24 and in the early 19th century with such works as Aikawa Minwas Manga hyakujo (1814) and the celebrated Hokusai Manga books (18141834) containing assorted drawings from the sketchbooks of the famous ukiyoe artist Hokusai . 25 Rakuten Kitazawa (18761955) first used the word manga in the modern sense. 26In Japanese, manga refers to all kinds of cartooning, comics, and animation. Among English speakers, manga has the stricter meaning of Japanese comics, in parallel to the usage of anime in and outside Japan. The term animanga is used to describe comics produced from animation cels. 27History and characteristicsA kamishibai story teller from Sazaesan by Machiko Hasegawa . Sazae appears with her hair in a bun.Main articles: History of manga and Manga iconographyThe history of manga is said to originate from scrolls dating back to the 12th century, and it is believed they represent the basis for the righttoleft reading style. During the Edo period (16031867), Toba Ehon embedded the concept of manga. 28 The word itself first came into common usage in 1798. 22Writers on manga history have described two broad and complementary processes shaping modern manga. One view represented by other writers such as Frederik L. Schodt , Kinko Ito, and Adam L. Kern, stress continuity of Japanese cultural and aesthetic traditions, including prewar, Meiji , and preMeiji culture and art . 29 The other view, emphasizes events occurring during and after the Allied occupation of Japan (19451952), and stresses U.S. cultural influences, including U.S. comics (brought to Japan by the GIs ) and images and themes from U.S. television, film, and cartoons (especially Disney ). 30Regardless of its source, an explosion of artistic creativity occurred in the postwar period, 31 involving manga artists such as Osamu Tezuka ( Astro Boy ) and Machiko Hasegawa ( Sazaesan ). Astro Boy quickly became (and remains) immensely popular in Japan and elsewhere, 32 and the anime adaptation of Sazaesan drawing more viewers than any other anime on Japanese television in 2011. 28 Tezuka and Hasegawa both made stylistic innovations. In Tezukas cinematographic technique, the panels are like a motion picture that reveals details of action bordering on slow motion as well as rapid zooms from distance to closeup shots. This kind of visual dynamism was widely adopted by later manga artists. 33 Hasegawas focus on daily life and on womens experience also came to characterize later shjo manga . 34 Between 1950 and 1969, an increasingly large readership for manga emerged in Japan with the solidification of its two main marketing genres, shnen manga aimed at boys and shjo manga aimed at girls. 35A figure drawn in manga styletypically reduced to black and white and different patterns to compensate for the lack of colorsIn 1969 a group of female manga artists (later called the Year 24 Group , also known as Magnificent 24s) made their shjo manga debut (year 24 comes from the Japanese name for the year 1949, the birthyear of many of these artists). 36 The group included Moto Hagio , Riyoko Ikeda , Yumiko shima , Keiko Takemiya , and Ryoko Yamagishi . 14 Thereafter, primarily female manga artists would draw shjo for a readership of girls and young women. 37 In the following decades (1975present), shjo manga continued to develop stylistically while simultaneously evolving different but overlapping subgenres. 38 Major subgenres include romance, superheroines, and Ladies Comics (in Japanese, redisu , redikomi , and josei ). 39Modern shjo manga romance features love as a major theme set into emotionally intense narratives of selfrealization . 40 With the superheroines, shjo manga saw releases such as Pink Hanamori s Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Reiko Yoshida s Tokyo Mew Mew , And, Naoko Takeuchi s Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon , which became internationally popular in both manga and anime formats. 41 Groups (or sentais ) of girls working together have also been popular within this genre. Like Lucia, Hanon, and Rina singing together, and Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Venus working together. 42Manga for male readers subdivides according to the age of its intended readership: boys up to 18 years old (shnen manga) and young men 18 to 30 years old ( seinen manga) 43 as well as by content, including actionadventure often involving male heroes, slapstick humor, themes of honor, and sometimes explicit sexuality. 44 The Japanese use different kanji for two closely allied meanings of seinen for youth, young man and for adult, majoritythe second referring to sexually overt manga aimed at grown men and also called seijin (adult ) manga. 45 Shnen, seinen, and seijin manga share many features in common.Boys and young men became some of the earliest readers of manga after World War II. From the 1950s on, shnen manga focused on topics thought to interest the archetypal boy, including subjects like robots, spacetravel, and heroic actionadventure. 46 Popular themes include science fiction , technology, sports, and supernatural settings. Manga with solitary costumed superheroes like Superman , Batman , and SpiderMan generally did not become as popular. 47The role of girls and women in manga produced for male readers has evolved considerably over time to include those featuring single pretty girls ( bishjo ) 48 such as Belldandy from Oh My Goddess! , stories where such girls and women surround the hero, as in Negima and Hanaukyo Maid Team , or groups of heavily armed female warriors (sent bishjo) 49With the relaxation of censorship in Japan in the 1990s, a wide variety of explicit sexual themes appeared in manga intended for male readers, and correspondingly occur in English translations. 50 However, in 2010 the Tokyo Metropolitan Government passed a bill to restrict such content. 51The gekiga style of drawingemotionally dark, often starkly realistic, sometimes very violentfocuses on the dayin, dayout grim realities of life, often drawn in gritty and unpretty fashions. 52 Gekiga such as Sampei Shirato s 19591962 Chronicles of a Ninjas Military Accomplishments (Ninja Bugeich) arose in the late 1950s and 1960s partly from leftwing student and workingclass political activism 53 and partly from the aesthetic dissatisfaction of young manga artists like Yoshihiro Tatsumi with existing manga. 54Publications and exhibitionDelegates of 3rd Asian Cartoon Exhibition, held at Tokyo (Annual Manga Exhibition) by The Japan Foundation 55A manga store in JapanIn Japan, manga constituted an annual 40.6 billion yen (approximately 395 million USD) publicationindustry by 2007. 56 In 2006 sales of manga books made up for about 27 of total booksales, and sale of manga magazines, for 20 of total magazinesales. 57 The manga industry has expanded worldwide, where distribution companies license and reprint manga into their native languages.Marketeers primarily classify manga by the age and gender of the target readership. 58 In particular, books and magazines sold to boys (shnen) and girls (shjo) have distinctive coverart, and most bookstores place them on different shelves. Due to crossreadership, consumer response is not limited by demographics. For example, male readers may subscribe to a series intended for female readers, and so on. Japan has manga cafs , or manga kissa (kissa is an abbreviation of kissaten ). At a manga kissa, people drink coffee , read manga and sometimes stay overnight.The Kyoto International Manga Museum maintains a very large website listing manga published in Japanese. 59MagazinesSee also: List of manga magazinesEshinbun Nipponchi is credited as the first manga magazine ever made.Manga magazines usually have many series running concurrently with approximately 2040 pages allocated to each series per issue. Other magazines such as the anime fandom magazine Newtype featured single chapters within their monthly periodicals. Other magazines like Nakayoshi feature many stories written by many different artists these magazines, or anthology magazines, as they are also known (colloquially phone books), are usually printed on lowquality newsprint and can be anywhere from 200 to more than 850 pages thick. Manga magazines also contain oneshot comics and various fourpanel yonkoma (equivalent to comic strips ). Manga series can run for many years if they are successful. Manga artists sometimes start out with a few oneshot manga projects just to try to get their name out. If these are successful and receive good reviews, they are continued. Magazines often have a short life. 60Collected volumesAfter a series has run for a while, publishers often collect the episodes together and print them in dedicated booksized volumes, called tankbon. These can be hardcover, or more usually softcover books, and are the equivalent of U.S. trade paperbacks or graphic novels . These volumes often use higherquality paper, and are useful to those who want to catch up with a series so they can follow it in the magazines or if they find the cost of the weeklies or monthlies to be prohibitive. Recently, deluxe versions have also been printed as readers have gotten older and the need for something special grew. Old manga have also been reprinted using somewhat lesser quality paper and sold for 100 yen (about 1 U.S. dollar) each to compete with the used book market.HistoryKanagaki Robun and Kawanabe Kysai created the first manga magazine in 1874: Eshinbun Nipponchi. The magazine was heavily influenced by Japan Punch , founded in 1862 by Charles Wirgman , a British cartoonist. Eshinbun Nipponchi had a very simple style of drawings and did not become popular with many people. Eshinbun Nipponchi ended after three issues. The magazine Kisho Shimbun in 1875 was inspired by Eshinbun Nipponchi, which was followed by Marumaru Chinbun in 1877, and then Garakuta Chinpo in 1879. 61 Shnen Sekai was the first shnen magazine created in 1895 by Iwaya Sazanami, a famous writer of Japanese childrens literature back then. Shnen Sekai had a strong focus on the First SinoJapanese War . 62In 1905 the mangamagazine publishing boom started with the RussoJapanese War , 63 Tokyo Pakku was created and became a huge hit. 64 After Tokyo Pakku in 1905, a female version of Shnen Sekai was created and named Shjo Sekai , considered the first shjo magazine. 65 Shnen Pakku was made and is considered the first childrens manga magazine. The childrens demographic was in an early stage of development in the Meiji period . Shnen Pakku was influenced from foreign childrens magazines such as Puck which an employee of Jitsugy no Nihon (publisher of the magazine) saw and decided to emulate. In 1924, Kodomo Pakku was launched as another childrens manga magazine after Shnen Pakku. 64 During the boom, Poten (derived from the French potin) was published in 1908. All the pages were in full color with influences from Tokyo Pakku and Osaka Puck . It is unknown if there were any more issues besides the first one. 63 Kodomo Pakku was launched May 1924 by Tokyosha and featured highquality art by many members of the manga artistry like Takei Takeo, Takehisa Yumeji and Aso Yutaka. Some of the manga featured speech balloons , where other manga from the previous eras did not use speech balloons and were silent. 64Published from May 1935 to January 1941, Manga no Kuni coincided with the period of the Second SinoJapanese War (19371945). Manga no Kuni featured information on becoming a mangaka and on other comics industries around the world. Manga no Kuni handed its title to Sashie Manga Kenky in August 1940. 66DjinshiMain article: DjinshiDjinshi, produced by small publishers outside of the mainstream commercial market, resemble in their publishing smallpress independently published comic books in the United States. Comiket , the largest comic book convention in the world with around 500,000 visitors gathering over three days, is devoted to djinshi. While they most often contain original stories, many are parodies of or include characters from popular manga and anime series. Some djinshi continue with a series story or write an entirely new one using its characters, much like fan fiction . In 2007, djinshi sold for 27.73 billion yen (245 million USD). 56 In 2006 they represented about a tenth of manga books and magazines sales. 57International marketsBy 2007, the influence of manga on international comics had grown considerably over the past two decades. 67 Influence is used here to refer to effects on the comics markets outside Japan and to aesthetic effects on comics artists internationally.The reading direction in a traditional mangaTraditionally, manga stories flow from top to bottom and from right to left . Some publishers of translated manga keep to this original format. Other publishers mirror the pages horizontally before printing the translation, changing the reading direction to a more Western left to right, so as not to confuse foreign readers or traditional comicsconsumers. This practice is known as flipping. 68 For the most part, criticism suggests that flipping goes against the original intentions of the creator (for example, if a person wears a shirt that reads MAY on it, and gets flipped, then the word is altered to YAM), who may be ignorant of how awkward it is to read comics when the eyes must flow through the pages and text in opposite directions, resulting in an experience thats quite distinct from reading something that flows homogeneously. If the translation is not adapted to the flipped artwork carefully enough it is also possible for the text to go against the picture, such as a person referring to something on their left in the text while pointing to their right in the graphic. Characters shown writing with their right hands, the majority of them, would become lefthanded when a series is flipped. Flipping may also cause oddities with familiar asymmetrical objects or layouts, such as a car being depicted with the gas pedal on the left and the brake on the right, or a shirt with the buttons on the wrong side, but these issues are minor when compared to the unnatural reading flow, and some of them could be solved with an adaptation work that goes beyond just translation and blind flipping. 69EuropeManga has influenced European cartooning in a way that is somewhat different from in the U.S. Broadcast anime in France and Italy opened the European market to manga during the 1970s. 70 French art has borrowed from Japan since the 19th century ( Japonism ) 71 and has its own highly developed tradition of bande dessine cartooning. 72 In France, beginning in the mid1990s, 73 manga has proven very popular to a wide readership, accounting for about onethird of comics sales in France since 2004. 74 According to the Japan External Trade Organization, sales of manga reached 212.6 million within France and Germany alone in 2006. 70 France represents about 50 of the European market and is the second worldwide market, behind Japan. 10 In 2013, there were 41 publishers of manga in France and, together with other Asian comics, manga represented around 40 of new comics releases in the country, 75 surpassing FrancoBelgian comics for the first time. 76 European publishers marketing manga translated into French include Asuka, Casterman , Glnat , Kana , and Pika dition , among others. citation needed European publishers also translate manga into Dutch, German, Italian, and other languages. In 2007, about 70 of all comics sold in Germany were manga. 77Manga publishers based in the United Kingdom include Gollancz and Titan Books. citation needed Manga publishers from the United States have a strong marketing presence in the United Kingdom: for example, the Tanoshimi line from Random House . citation needed United StatesManga made their way only gradually into U.S. markets, first in association with anime and then independently. 78 Some U.S. fans became aware of manga in the 1970s and early 1980s. 79 However, anime was initially more accessible than manga to U.S. fans, 80 many of whom were collegeage young people who found it easier to obtain, subtitle, and exhibit video tapes of anime than translate, reproduce, and distribute tankbonstyle manga books. 81 One of the first manga translated into English and marketed in the U.S. was Keiji Nakazawa s Barefoot Gen , an autobiographical story of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima issued by Leonard Rifas and Educomics (19801982). 82 More manga were translated between the mid1980s and 1990s, including Golgo 13 in 1986, Lone Wolf and Cub from First Comics in 1987, and Kamui , Area 88 , and Mai the Psychic Girl , also in 1987 and all from Viz Media Eclipse Comics . 83 Others soon followed, including Akira from Marvel Comics Epic Comics imprint, Nausica of the Valley of the Wind from Viz Media, and Appleseed from Eclipse Comics in 1988, and later Iczer1 ( Antarctic Press , 1994) and Ippongi Bang s F111 Bandit (Antarctic Press, 1995).In the 1980s to the mid1990s, Japanese animation, like Akira , Dragon Ball , Neon Genesis Evangelion , and Pokmon , made a bigger impact on the fan experience and in the market than manga. 84 Matters changed when translatorentrepreneur Toren Smith founded Studio Proteus in 1986. Smith and Studio Proteus acted as an agent and translator of many Japanese manga, including Masamune Shirow s Appleseed and Ksuke Fujishima s Oh My Goddess! , for Dark Horse and Eros Comix , eliminating the need for these publishers to seek their own contacts in Japan. 85 Simultaneously, the Japanese publisher Shogakukan opened a U.S. market initiative with their U.S. subsidiary Viz, enabling Viz to draw directly on Shogakukans catalogue and translation skills. 68A young boy reading Black CatJapanese publishers began pursuing a U.S. market in the mid1990s due to a stagnation in the domestic market for manga. 86 The U.S. manga market took an upturn with mid1990s anime and manga versions of Masamune Shirows Ghost in the Shell (translated by Frederik L. Schodt and Toren Smith ) becoming very popular among fans. 87 An extremely successful manga and anime translated and dubbed in English in the mid1990s was Sailor Moon . 88 By 19951998, the Sailor Moon manga had been exported to over 23 countries, including China, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, North America and most of Europe. 89 In 1997, Mixx Entertainment began publishing Sailor Moon, along with CLAMP s Magic Knight Rayearth , Hitoshi Iwaaki s Parasyte and Tsutomu Takahashi s Ice Blade in the monthly manga magazine MixxZine . Two years later, MixxZine was renamed to Tokyopop before discontinuing in 2011. Mixx Entertainment, later renamed Tokyopop , also published manga in trade paperbacks and, like Viz, began aggressive marketing of manga to both young male and young female demographics. 90In the following years, manga became increasingly popular, and new publishers entered the field while the established publishers greatly expanded their catalogues. 91 and by 2008, the U.S. and Canadian manga market generated 175 million in annual sales. 92 Simultaneously, mainstream U.S. media began to discuss manga, with articles in The New York Times , Time magazine , The Wall Street Journal , and Wired magazine. citation needed 93Localized mangaMain articles: DZmanga , Manfra , and Original Englishlanguage mangaA number of artists in the United States have drawn comics and cartoons influenced by manga. As an early example, Vernon Grant drew mangainfluenced comics while living in Japan in the late 1960s and early 1970s. 94 Others include Frank Miller s mid1980s Ronin , Adam Warren and Toren Smiths 1988 The Dirty Pair , 95 Ben Dunn s 1987 Ninja High School and Manga Shi 2000 from Crusade Comics (1997).By the 21st century several U.S. manga publishers had begun to produce work by U.S. artists under the broad marketinglabel of manga. 96 In 2002 I.C. Entertainment, formerly Studio Ironcat and now out of business, launched a series of manga by U.S. artists called Amerimanga . 97 In 2004 eigoMANGA launched the Rumble Pak and Sakura Pakk anthology series . Seven Seas Entertainment followed suit with World Manga . 98 Simultaneously, TokyoPop introduced original Englishlanguage manga (OEL manga) later renamed Global Manga. 99Francophone artists have also developed their own versions of manga ( manfra ), like Frdric Boilet s la nouvelle manga . Boilet has worked in France and in Japan, sometimes collaborating with Japanese artists. 100AwardsThe Japanese manga industry grants a large number of awards, mostly sponsored by publishers, with the winning prize usually including publication of the winning stories in magazines released by the sponsoring publisher. Examples of these awards include:

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch ReviewShare.By Colin MoriartyNi No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch looks familiar, archetypical and even safe, but underneath the hood, its none of those things. While developer Level5 has stayed the course with many conventions of the genre, its likewise bucked the disturbing trend in JRPGs of emphasizing all of the wrong things, instead focusing on what any game that demands dozens of hours should: roping you in with solid gameplay, complemented by a wonderful story told by characters you care about. As such, Ni No Kuni gets its hooks into you almost immediately, and it refuses to let go.Weve come a long way since the glory days of the Japanese roleplaying game in the 1990s. Indeed, many would argue that perhaps weve come too far. Today, the genre is split between the heavily watereddown and the absurdly niche. This leaves many of us floating somewhere in the middle, in the wellworn ether that, for some reason, too few developers and publishers have dare tread in the 21st century. But with Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Level5 has delivered something special: a JRPG that feels like the games of yore, looks like the games of tomorrow, and draws heavy inspiration from the classics oldschool JRPGs fans adore.Oliver and his friends.Ni No Kunis story revolves around a young boy named Oliver. Oliver is a citizen of Motorville, a serene hamlet seemingly ripped out of a photograph of 1950s America. What stands out about Oliver is how goodnatured and kind he is hes not the badass, swordwielding Any Hero of many games, and this is one of Ni No Kunis strongest points. Youre not playing as a brutish warrior or a devilish rogue. Youre playing as a young boy with a pure albeit broken heart.Oliver gets along swimmingly with his mother, is polite to adults, and is pleasant to be around. Hed rather do his homework and talk about cars than cause any problems. All of this is super important, because Olivers nature is the central pillar of Ni No Kunis plot, not his physical strength, mental fortitude or arcane abilities. When his world suddenly falls apart around him after an unfortunate event early in the game, Oliver is briefly stirred, but his true nature shines through.Indeed, Oliver doesnt have an axe to grind. Hes not out for personal glory. He finds his adventure and stumbles upon the group of characters that ultimately accompany him not because hes hurt, but because he wants to fix whats wrong with him and those around him. This drew me in and made me care about Oliver and his unusual quest. I didnt care about his stat progression or equipment loadout nearly as much as I cared about him as a person, and his ability to do endless amounts of good for a world (or worlds) hellbent on standing in his way.Exit Theatre ModeNi No Kunis core gameplay is most reminiscent of a Tales game running headlong into Pokemon, with Ni No Kuni taking equal amounts of both games battle systems and melding their features into something fun, coherent and rewarding. Ni No Kuni draws from Pokemon in an obvious way it emphasizes fighting with creatures you capture in battle. These creatures are called Familiars, and youll randomly be able to capture any creature you fight. Familiars can level up, equip weapons and armor and even evolve into stronger forms. The beauty of the system, however, is that it also takes a page out of Pokemons book in terms of longterm execution. You dont need to capture every creature and level it up to ungodly heights. You can capture a dozen of them through the course of the game and be just fine, but theres more there to explore and take advantage of if you choose to spend the time necessary to do so.On the other side of the coin, the Tales influence comes from the battle system itself. While youll be using Familiars in battle (in addition to fighting in battles yourself, should you so choose), those battles take place in open spaces and occur in realtime. So Ni No Kuni instantly becomes about more than pressing the X button and hoping for (or simply expecting) the best. Instead, its about maneuvering around enemies, finding weak spots and openings, switching in and out Familiars on the fly and occasionally resorting to Oliver and his human friends so they can use items and special moves, from spellcasting to midbattle thievery. This adds layers of muchwelcome depth.Battling certainly rests at the crux of Ni No Kuni, but theres a flood of content that swirls around the mere act of fighting, and this content draws voluminous amounts of charm out of the game. While Ni No Kunis narrative progression is largely linear and easy enough to follow, the games side quests run the gamut from standard and peculiar to unique and heartwarming. These side quests called Errands follow the typical JRPG protocol of do this, get this, but then again, the approach is entirely different.Unspeakable evil.Instead of simply fetching an item for someone which admittedly does happen on occasion youll instead be expected to cure a characters broken heart. The brokenhearted masses rest at well the heart of Ni No Kuni, and it just so happens that Olivers magical prowess can help save them. Whether a character lacks courage or kindness or even love, Oliver can take those pieces of heart from people who have too much and deliver them to those who are wanting. By following through with these side quests of which there are scores youll see Oliver for who he is: an unusually kind person. (Theres another class of side quest called Hunts, which are your typical kill this enemy for me tasks, and those are fun and rewarding too. But not nearly as rewarding as helping those around you.)The real beauty of this system, however, is that theres a tangible reward for completing side quests whether errand or huntbased beyond the mere earning of coins and provisions. Ni No Kuni cleverly places within the grander narrative a metagame thats entirely contingent on completing side quests. For completing them, you get tangible rewards, but you also get stamps on Merit Cards. The harder the quest, the more stamps you get, and each card of 10 stamps can be turned in for special rewards. Rewards range from getting more experience in battle to capturing Familiars more easily, and just about everything in between. This metagame becomes addicting the longer you play the game, exponentially increasing the likelihood of finding solutions to even the most difficult (and at times obnoxious) tasks.Exit Theatre ModeWhile Level5 did a wonderful job of concocting a worthy game, Ni No Kunis most overt draw is in how it looks, and for that, you need to look outside of the games developer and into the firm actually responsible for the graphics: Studio Ghibli, perhaps the most famous anime producer in the world. Ni No Kuni is unquestionably gorgeous its stellar aesthetic transcends each and every inch of the game. Youll see a vista and think to yourself this is the most beautiful scene in the game. Then, youll see something an hour later and youll think the same thing. This happens over and over again, because Ni No Kuni looks that much better than a vast majority of games on the market.Ni No Kuni also contains an exceptional soundtrack, which always seems to hit the right notes (pardon the pun) for every situation. The music is catchy and memorable, but it also stirs emotion and draws you into the experience in ways few gaming soundtracks do. The composition of each individual track is adeptly executed the music was written by famous Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi, after all but its brought to even greater heights by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.The games voice acting is also good for the most part, though Olivers voice acting is perhaps the most disappointing, which is unfortunate considering hes the main character. The good news is that you can keep Japanese voice acting on and read along with the games subtitles. Either way, you get to take advantage of Ni No Kunis extraordinary Western localization, expertly translated and delivered, and no doubt the reason the game took so long to leave Japan.Then again, everything taken into consideration, it was well worth the wait.The VerdictNi No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is one of the best RPGs Ive played in years. Moreover, it joins the elusive ranks of the best PlayStation 3 exclusives, a group very rarely encroached upon by any studio Sony doesnt own. Ni No Kuni is just that good: a beautiful mixture of the traditional makings of a JRPG combined with gorgeous graphics, a wonderful story, a great cast of characters and thoughtful gameplay. Better yet, I truly believe theres something here even for those that dont necessarily enjoy random encounters, level grinding and stat building. The story, characters, aesthetics and gameplay really do mix to make something special well outside of the JRPG niche.It took me just north of 40 hours to beat Ni No Kuni, and theres still more for me to do. I didnt complete every last side quest and I didnt cruise through the entirety of the games battle arena. Word out of Japan is that the games coveted Platinum Trophy could take 80 hours to get, but know this: 40 hours with Ni No Kuni wont allow you to see nearly all the game has to offer.I didnt want the game to end. It proved one of those special experiences like Ive had with Final Fantasy VI, Wild Arms or Tales of Destiny in the past where I didnt want to see the conclusion. I wanted it to keep going. Thats because Ni No Kuni is just that special, and every RPG fan owes it to him or herself to pick it up and see why.IN THIS ARTICLEPS3 NDSAmazingNi No Kuni is the best JRPG Ive played in years, and a mustplay for an RPG fan with a PlayStation 3.15 Jan 2013Wonderful, expertly written and performed soundtrackExcellent story thats familiar, yet markedly uniqueEngrossing battle system that takes influence from two great JRPG seriesRequires at least 40 hours to beat, and perhaps twice that to do everything9.4

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In 2009, she did alot of promotional work for many different large pachinkoslot entertainment and amusement stores and travelled all over Japan Eri Otoguro simply looks extremely exotic and gorgeous.... born in Bangkok, Thailand and grew up in Kanagawa, this ethnic Japanese actress got her first acting break after auditioning for a Japanese Asahi program which put a person in Hong Kong for a month and incidently, during her Hong Kong stay, she got a small role in a HK horror film called The Stewardess. Shes simply drop dead gorgeous! Maki Nishiyama is most notably known for being the model for CanCam as well as appearing as the commercial girl for Krispy Kreme donuts in Japan. Makis favorite food is pumpkin and collects Disney goods as a hobby. Here is her beautiful outdoor Naturalist photoshoot 34p. A model and a DJ, Sayaka Araki was a model for Kick Ageha hair and makeup magazine and in 2009 is notable for releasing music under the name of DJ A Lucky. Here is her Glamorous High photoshoot and video 80p. Kana Moriyama is a gravure idol who came from Kyoto. She is known mainly for her tiny cute face and for her beautiful plump buttocks. More of a nonnude gravure idol magazine model, Kana is featured in magazines such as Cream, Beepin School and Chu Special. She has also released over 9 DVD image gravure videos. 60p. Aya Ueto is one of few super idols. A term not all idols have the honor of receiving. Her stardom goes far beyond any idol in Japan and this beautiful and talented idolactresssinger is one of the most popular idols in the whole of Japan 104p. Artistic photos of Reon Kadena taken through the lens of famous idol photographer Nomura Seiichi. Capturing Reon in the beauty of nature, this large photoshoot is simply too artisitc for us to comprehend, but is quite nice for the avid Reon collectorr 250p Quite a bombshell beauty, Anri Sugihara is sexy and heartstopping actress and gravure idol from Hiroshima, Japan. Her large breasts make her truly stand out as one of the few idols with a voluptuous body. Here is her truly sexy Desktop Gal phootshoot 118p.Mami Yamasaki is a Japanese actress, model and gravure idol who stands out amongst many idols. Here is her Final Angel photoshoot released in year 2009 101p. JSexNetwork presents the photoshoot videos of Sabras gravure idols. Featuring videos of sexy and beautiful models and actresses such as Kana Tsugihara, Yuko Ogura, Ayaka Komatsu, Yuna Ichikawa, Nao Nagasawa, Meguru Ishii, Hatsune Matsushima, Ai Takabe and Toyomo Suzuki. XviD video codec required. Sexy Sakaya Ando stars in her Desktop Gal Collection photoshoot. A former race queen and now an actress, gravude idol as well as a fashion model. With killer looks, and a nice body figure, Sayaka has appeared on commercials, radio, televison as well as an extensive gravure idol DVD collection. Check out this one of a kind beauty in her Desktop Gal Collection photoshoot 82p. Shes tiny and sort of sweet and clumsy. Ryoko Tanaka is an actress, bikini idol and race queen best known for representing for the Super Exedy corporation, a racing clutch company. She has also appeared in couple dramas in 2008 with sort of limited roles. Nevertheless, a funny little idol with a look of huh on her face. Here is her misty photoshoot 60p. A former race queen of the year, turned model and actress. Chisato Morishita is unlike many other idols as she sports a proportionally built body, height and a seductive face. Although she has stopped making Gravure DVD and photobooks, her career has concentrated on appearing on Japanese dramas and variety shows and on television commericals. Enjoy her Switch Photoshoot 50p. Azusa Yamamoto, a popular gravure idol, actress and TV host from Chiba prefecture who has been busy with photobooks DVDs, TV commercials, magazines since she burst on to the scene as a contestant when she was 15 in the 1997 Bishojo Contest. This beautiful and talented actress is a trilingual who is capable of speaking Korean, English and Japanese, and she also studied classical ballet and piano. Here is your YS Young Sunday Web Gravure 47p. When it comes to appearing in the popular Japanese fashion magazine PINKY, youd most likey find Nozomi Sasaki all over the magazine. This top fashion model is one of the exclusive models working for PINKY and Nozomi is adored by many girls and women in Japan who simply just want to look like her and dress like her. Fashion model, gravure idol, and actress. Ayaka Komatsu is probably one of the more popular idols in Japan. Perhaps best known for being best known as Sailor V in the Japanese Sailor Moon TV series, as well as appearing in Fantas Japanese commercial and for convenience store Circle K for their Sandwiches (eating 4 sandwiches at once). Here is her ultra high resolution YS Web photoshoot 139p. Kana Tsugihara is indeed one popular bikini gravure idol in Japan for the last few years. In addition to her extensive modelling jobs, Kana also has had many small roles in TV dramas and short movies under her belt as well as a huge extensive collection of gravure idol DVDs released. In this feature, we have her 2008 Desktop Gal photoshoot as well as her Jonetsu and EX gravure idol videos for you to check out. Beautiful and sexy Reon Kadenas DeskTop Girl photoshoot. Need we say more of this sexy and pretty bikini idol? 72p. Born in Tokyo, Rina Akiyama is a famous gravure idol, actress and tarento whose most notable appearances are in two Kamen Rider Series, namely Kamen Rider Agito and Kamen Rider DenO. She also has a cameo appearance in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater in which she is featured in a poster on one of the levels. 58p. Yuu Abiru is a gravure idol, actress and singer. Yuu is quite gorgeous, but this models fame was stunted in 2005 when she admitted to stealing from a supermarket when she was 11 years old on a TV quiz show. 57P Sayuri Oyamada is perhaps one of the more gorgeous mature adult actress in Japan. Over thirty years old and still looks as though she is in her twenties. Sayuri made her debut on television commercials in year 1999, notably for Compaq and has actively been on screen for many TV dramas and variety shows: Her involvments in 2008 include the TBS drama Bloody Monday as well as appearing with the gorgeous beauty Meisa Kuroki in Tobira wa Tozasareta Mama. Beautiful Natsuki Harada is a talented actress who made her debut as an actress in 2004 and since then, she has appeared in many popular TV dramas including 2008 NHK televisionss Taiga (NHKs annual historical series) drama Atsuhime. Enjoy the beautiful artistic photoshoot of Natsuki in Italy 226p. An extremely popular bikini model and actress, Natsuko Tatsumi, is featured in her One Night Lover photoshoot as well as her Take Off! gravure video. You can easily spot Natsuko in many types of media in Japan, from appearing in many variety shows the television, in couple TV dramas, as well appearing in couple commercials. Check out her photos and download her 100 minute gravure idol video 42P. Born on June 21, 1985 in Japan, Saki Seto is definately one of the most popular gravure model who made her claim to fame in 2003 when she won the Miss Shuukan Shounen Magazine gravure idol contest. This gorgeous looking babe is also a TV and Drama actress who is best known for being cast in famous TV comedy Haruka 17. Featured here is her Yong Sunday Visual Web gravure photoshoot shoot. 74P Mikie Hara, is one of the most famous Japanese gravure idol and actress who also stars as Honey Kisaragi in the super popular manga and anime series Cutie Honey The Live . This Niigata prefecture born cutie is also known as a big fan of Japanse baseball and soccer. Enjoy her Young Sunday Visual Web gravure photoshoot releases. 57P Yuko Ogura is perhaps the most famous and most popular Japanese idol in the new millenia. With a face thats like a doll and the innocence of a high school girl, Yuko has the largest fan following that is incomprehensible. Whether it is commercials, TV dramas, variety shows, anime, and even magazines, theres no kinda of media without Yuko in it. Her is Yukos Good Lovin photoshoot 42p and video. AVILLA model Yoshimi Hamasaki is a gravure bikini idol who made her debut in 2007 and was designated as one of the 2008 PR girls (Nittere Jenic) of Nippon Television (NTV), a prestigous job which includes some of the top names in idols in previous years.Yoshimis hobbies include cooking and donating blood, and she is well known for the bad habit of making monkey faces. She has also appeared on some television key variety shows in Japan. Model, singer, entertainer. Pretty Suzanne came from Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan and she comes from a lineage of models, with her mother being once a model also. Suzanne is definately pretty well known and has appeared in numerous television commercials, and a regular on many TV programs. Suzanne is also currently a member of the music group called PABO. as well as a model at Pinky magazine.Bikini Model, television actress and idol. Beautiful Misato Hirata made her debut in 2000 after graduating from Japan Womens University and has appeared in numerous telelvision shows and swimsuit photoshoots. She is best known for being in the cast of Ultraman Mebius (Japanese ultrman super hero fighting oversized monsters) playing the character Konomi Amagai. Enjoy Misato in her gorgreous outdoor bikini misty photoshoot 110p. Sayaka Ando is a popular bikini idol and former race queen who has been featured in numerous photobooks, DVDs, commercials and is an exclusive model to the Jelly and Sawaii fashion magazines. This sexy model is also actually a graduate of the Miyagi Gakuin Womens University and is also a qualified licensed teacher to many peoples surprise. Check out her Vintage digital web photos of Sayaka in various bikinis 73p. Leah Dizons story is an amazing one. A pretty import tuner model in the U.S. who decides to move to Japan for a modelling contract and ends up becoming a super popular model and singer there. Enjoy her third photo book scans titled Heaven 67p. Cutie Sayaka Sato is featured in her DGC photoshoot. A bikini idol with a very nice ass 90p. Beautiful Ayumi Ueharas is a fashion model and actress , and has appeared in pretty much nearly every single major fashion magazines in Japan and most recently specifically for SCawaii fashion magazine. This tanned beauty is also a TV and Drama actress who has appeared in more than a dozen times on the tube. In year 2008, Ayumi appears as one of the stars of Lovely Blood .This bikini model is hot! Saitama girl Mika Inagaki made her model debut in 2007 and has released couple erotic idol DVDs and appeared in couple photoshoots, notably for Desktop Gal Collection and Young Visual Sunday. This model has a big booty and a sweet face, but unfortunately does not take off her bra. Enjoy Mika Ingakis Desktop Gal Collection photoshoot 85p. One of the most beautiful bikini models in Japan is Yumi Sugimoto. A model who originated from Osaka and has appeared in popular womans magazine JJs, Young Sunday visual web and now in Japanese TV shows on TBS and dramas.An absolutely gorgeous model for your eyes to feast on. Enjoy her Young Sunday Visual Web gravure photoshoot releases 156p. Jun Natsukawa is no doubt one of the top gravure idols in Japan having appeared in nearly every type of possible media which includes TV shows, dramas, movies, commercials, gravure videos, photobooks and magazines. Enjoy her Desktop Gal Collection photoshoot 80p. It has been a long while since we released any Reon Kadena videos, so here is her Dream Planet video. Running scantily clad in a bikini on a beach and playing soccer, Reon is in Austrailia for this video shoot. Enjoy this mighty popular and sexy idol. Popular gravure idol Yukie Kawamura in her extremely sexy photoshoot in Mexico titled Bible and Miracle! Dress as a female torero, a biker chick as well an assortment of sexy bikinis, Yukie poses outdoor for this nice sunny outdoor photoshoot. Enjoy! Rina Nagasaki is a gravure idol and entertainer who first made her debut at the age of 18 appearing in a DVD photobook in a magazine. This university educated idol also has appeared in numerous DVDs, collection books as well as making her debut in a Japanese television drama with TV Tokyo in 2007.An absolute cutie! Enjoy her Misty Volume 1 and 2 photoshoot. Gravure idol, tarento actress, fashion model and singer. Yuriko Shiratori is a model who is truly involved in a bit of everything. This popular model has released idol from Sendai has released her own idol DVDs, appeared on commercials for big names like Marui , Otafuku Sauce , as well as numerous fashion magazines, but her biggest break came in 2007 when she was chosen to star in a nationwide TV program called Kamen Rider DenO. Enjoy her APlus Bomb photo collection. Yoko Matsugane is probably one of the most popular and famous Japanese bikini model in Japan well known for her completely voluptuous figure. With a beautiful face, Hcup breasts and a bombshell of a body, this idol has appeared in several idol DVDs, photobooks, TV shows and also can be found in attendance for numerous promotional events every year. Featured is her TenMei Kano photoshoot with over a hundred high resolution photos. Absolutely heartstopping! Kyoto born Japanese race queen and popular gravure idol Shoko Hamada is one of the top idols in Japan. She started her modeling career at the age of 17 when she was scouted on a trip to Tokyo Disneyland as well as becoming a race queen for the ENDLESS Racing team. Popular with otaku fans, Shoko appears in many photobooks, DVDs as well as television commericals. Enjoy her exclusive high resolution DGC photoshoot. Nozomi Sasaki is a rising beautiful and sexy model who you will be seeing more often. She has appeared in magazines (Young Jump, Maquia, Tokyo Week), commercials (Cofu, NTT DoCoMo, Cheriche) and even appearing briefly on TV (NHK Morning Akita), but one of her biggest achievements so far has been being the frontpage girl for PINKY magazine, one of the top womans fashion magazine in Japan. Super gorgeous bikini model RYU in her Symmetry Left and Symmetry Right video. Two very mesmorizing and strange videos for you to download. Filmed in Bangkok Thailand, RYU appears in this heart stopping gravure idols video presented by Kazoo Planning. There are also brief topless scenes of RYU in this video. Video available in Windows Media Video with 720x544 resolution. SBOOK Exclusive original high resolution digital nude photos new unreleased photos which was used in Reon Kadenas Hadaka No Reon nude photobook. Instead of the scans from the photobook, here are the ACTUAL original digital images from the photoshoot. Extremely exclusive and rare! You can also compared the quality with the scans. Enjoy Sabras HardEdge Girls 02 titled Love Addiction featuring three gorgeous Japanese bikini models getting quite erotic with each other. Starring Kaori Takagi, Anna Fukuyama and Yoko Kawahara. Here is the actual video of the photoshoot with interviews and also behind the scenes footage. DivX Codec Required. Beautiful Ai Takahashi is a member of Hello! Project, best known as the subleader of Morning Musume and member of its most popular subgroup, Mini Moni. This singer and actress has released numerous photobooks, gravure idol videos, appeared on many Japanese TV shows as well as JDrama. Enjoy Ai Takahashis Shashinshu Zenshu ai photobook which features her complete works from her photobooks. Jun Natsukawa is one of the top bikini idols in Japan and is featured in numerous photobooks, gravure videos, commercials, TV shows, and even sang the theme song for an anime called Cats Eye. Included is her exclusive ultra high resolution photoshoot available in two sizes and her gravure video. Beautiful Leah Dizon is featured in this Shueisha released Japanese photobook titled Petite Amie now available online at JSexNetwork and at all your local bookstores in Japan. See this former California Import Girl, now a gravure model and aspring singer take on Japan with with her beautiful looks and sexy body. An extremely cute and sweet model. Bonus photobook Japan launch video included for members. This is the last gravure on location video released in 2006 for Leon Kadena titled Memories by Akita Publishing. Video is in high resolution DivX format. You will need to have the DivX codec installed before downloading and playing this lovely Reon Kadena video. Featuring the misty photo collection of the beautiful Reon Kadena. Released in Japan on November 17th 2006, this photoshoot is available in both large 1600 x 1000 and small 800 x 600 resolution. Enjoy these 95 exclusive images of Reon Kadena in skimpy bikinis. Exclusive nonnude high quality print images available for download and printing. Featuring Japanese bikini models Yuino Saito, Shizuku Miyazawa, Chihiro Nakamura and Saeka Izumi. Enjoy this exclusive and rare released images collection. 1500 x 1000 Resolution Photos. Stunning model Aki Hoshino is featured in this month with her misty photoshoot. Enjoy her ultra high qualityresolution gallery. For collectors, these photos are of print quality and are color printer ready. If you have never heard of Aki, prepared to be dazzled by this jolly personality bombshell. Classy Kyoko Fujikawa has been around the modelling scene for the last couple of years (since 2002), and with the trend still moving towards more mature and feminine idols these days, Kyoko still is as stunning as ever and also releasing Gravure Idol videos in 2006. Included are the exclusive JSN scans of her Bauhaus released Zenkai photobook as well as a free short promo video of gravure DVD titled GO!GO! 3, scheduled for release in April 2006. We present to you a new subsection called Hatsu Gals Series! Which features high quality beautiful photos of the Second Tier Adult actress with their exclusive photoshoot. Whats Second Tier? These are girls that usually portray the extra characters, the understudies in your average AV movie. Not your mainstream actress, but supporting actress are amazing. ENTER HATSU GIRLS SUBSECTION Download and enjoy this exclusive Sabra video presentation. This 98 MB DivX video features the making and behind the scenes of the 3 COLORS gravure idol book featuring the stunning Misako Yasuda, Yoko Kumada and Jun Natsukawa. NonNude Leon Kadena video Style now available for download. It is perhaps her most artistic and melancholic feature ever, narrated by herself and filmed with a special technique which make this video like an old home movie. This film was shot in Hawaii. Included at the end of the feature is the behind the scenes plus Leon playing ball with couple dogs. No Sexual Content. Size: 639 MB. High Resolution Video. This cutie bikini models popularity sky rocketed higher in Japan with the released of 4 videos this year alone. Yukie posing in front of the camera in various sexy swimwear, as well as some costume fetish costumes. Bonus features include behind the scenes. A absolute must download video for Yukie fans out there.

YMMVIn the past, during our grandparents generation, and maybe even during ours today, there were people who forbade children from reading manga because they thought itd make them stupid. But manga is gradually starting to be accepted as a kind of art. So we ought to create something whose quality and content can uphold this pride. We dont have the skill for that just yet, though, so weve got no choice but to think of how to win the love of our readers while we make our stories. Moritaka Mashiro, BakumanManga (kanji: hiragana: katakana: ). Japanese comic books and print cartoons. The chapters of a manga are usually first serialized in some weekly or monthly anthology magazine targeting a specific demographic, then collected in bound volumes known as tankbon. Due to the expense of color printing, the vast majority of manga is drawn in black and white.A high proportion of anime are adapted from these, so many of the Japanese Visual Arts Tropes got their start here. Sometimes, an existing anime series gets a manga adaptation see Anime First for examples.One generally reads them right to left , unless the manga was flipped during its English printing, which rarely happens these days, or the mangaka decided to write it lefttoright for some reason, which happens even more rarely but does occur from time to time, or the mangaka made two versions himherself, which is extremely rare. The last page of manga books that are published in the US usually consist of instructions concerning the proper way to read manga books, though some publishers dont include them any more.Koreanmade comic books (called manhwa ), however, are generally read from left to right. Some manga scanlation sites have started showcasing a few manhwa, leading to some confusion in reading order when readers assume them to be Japanese manga. Chinese comic books are known as manhua more traditional ones are read from righttoleft like manga, while more modern ones are read from lefttoright they also tend to be in color, like mainstream American comics.It should be noted that the term is getting a broader meaning in certain countries than it once had. In France for instance some publishers make manga based on French comic books, which means that they reprint a comic book to be in black and white and to be read from right to left. The fact that it is actually hard to distinguish from real manga (even the bookfront is similar) and therefore selling about as well in native France will make it a popular practice for at least as long as manga itself keeps being popular there.

ObanShunga HokusaiLacquer Tray c.1820s.Katsushika Hokusai c.1820.Description:Antique Japanese color woodblockattributed to KatsushikaHokusai (17601849). Shunga (Erotic print).Date:c.1820s. Oban yokoe size: 14 12 x10 inches.Very goodimpression, color and condition.Faint vertical centerfold, very slightly faded, minor marks and flaws. No repairs and virtually full size.A couple making love near sliding doors, a lacquer tray with haircombs to the side, inscriptions above and to the left.It also suggested that this print might have been made by a pupil of Hokusai, Katsushika Hokuichi (active 18041830).Reference:Another (more trimmed) impression of this designwas sold at the Asian Ceramics and Works of Art at Christies in Adam on Tuesday 8 May 2001 (Illus.10 on p.13). (sp1521)p3368 1685 US Rare Masterpiece Keisai Eisen Group Sex c.1822.Keisai Eisen ( 17901848 ). Click on the Picture.Description:Antique Japanese color woodblock Keisai Eisen (17901848). Shunga (Erotic print). Date: c.1822.Aiban yokoe size: 12 12 x 8 14 inches. Series: A Light Spring Snow (Haru no usuyuki).Title: The Distant Past of the Tenpy Era (Tenpy hji no mukashi).Fine impression (with gauffrage), color and very good condition. A vertical crease at center.A couple small hole repairs from reverse. A few ight spots, very minor rubbing and soiling.Fine sharp line work and vibrant, unfaded color with several subtle mica embellishments.The printing of this shunga is of an extremely high quality with excellent use of metallic pigments and gauffrage.Magnificent depiction of a lascivious woman engaged with four men.Most strikingly in this illustration is the conspicuous display of sexual paraphernalia in the background.References:p. 170171 (Ill.61c) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies, (sp132021)Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period by Chris Uhlenbeck and Margarita Winkel.Pl. 8 in Vol.5 of The Complete Ukiyoe Shunga by Richard Lane and Yoshikazu Hayashi.p3363 875 US Yanagawa Shigenobu Mosquito Net Heavy Thunder c.1830.Yanagawa Shigenobu 1830.Description:Antique erotic Japanese color woodblock by Yanagawa Shigenobu (17871832). Date: Year of the Tiger (1830).Series: Ama no ukibashi (The Floating Bridge of Heaven). Size: 13 x 9 34 inches.Excellent impression (with metallic pigments, burnishing and gauffrage), color and near fine condition.Very minor wear and soiling, two minute wormholes (margin, not in the image) otherwise great condition.Veiled by a diaphanous mosquito net, a man takes advantage of the young womens fear of heavy thunder.Reference:p.179 (Ill.66c) in Japanese Erotic Fantasies Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period by C. Uhlenbeck and M. WinkelThe preface in this deluxe book dates it in to the Year of the Tiger (1830). The eminent shunga authority Hayashi Yoshikazu attributed the work to Shigenobu based on the assumption that the signature Ikkasai Sukinobu, which appears on one of the plates, is a pseudonym of the artist. (sp1221)p3361 865 US Famous Shunga Design Utagawa Kunisada .c.1837 Mosquito Net Tattooed Assailant.Utagawa Kunisada c.1837.Description:Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada (17861865). Shunga, Date: c.1837.Size: 8 12 x 11 110 inches. Series: The Eight Dog Heroes of the Satomi Clan.Very good impression, color and near fine condition.Nice gauffrage and metallic pigment details !Very minor marks and flaws otherwise in a fine state ! (sp1021)p3362 625 US Keisai Eisen c.1820s Thunderstorm Mosquito Net.Keisai Eisen ( 17901848 ). Click on the Picture.Original antique Japanese color woodblock by Keisai Eisen (17901848). Shunga, Date: c.1820s.Size: 8 12 x 10 25 inches. Very good impression, color and near fine condition.Nice gauffrage and metallic pigment details !Very minor marks and flaws, very minor soiling,very minor wear and soiling, minor repairs but overall otherwise in a very good state !A very explosive and complex erotic image by the talented Keisai Eisen. The complexity is in the rendering of the different garments,the mosquitonet and the flashes of lightning which has overtaken this couple ! (sp1021)