The Japan Foundation – Parallel Worlds: Translating Manga –  Notes

Credit: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting About the Event Jocelyne Allen (My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, Remina) sits down with colleagues David Evelyn (Undead Unluck, Kaiju No. 8) and Jenny McKeon (Blank Canvas, Bloom Into You) to discuss the translation of manga across genres. How is translating a shonen title different from working on a yuri book? What is simulpub? Who decides what manga is … Continue reading The Japan Foundation – Parallel Worlds: Translating Manga –  Notes

The Importance of Names in Natsume Yuujinchou – Analysis

By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting If you know me at all, you’ll know that Natsume Yuujinchou is probably my all time favorite anime/manga. It is to me as Yu Yu Hakusho is to Casea, @coffeewithkrow (if you know, you know).  And one of the things that always has stood out to me about Natsume is the importance of names within the story. It’s not expressly said, … Continue reading The Importance of Names in Natsume Yuujinchou – Analysis

Theory: Now Entering the Demon King, Iruma!

silvershoelaces: theanimeview: By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting If you’ve ever studied Japanese you know that some things get dropped based on the context. For example, in English we pretty much always say, “my name is ___” or “I am ___.” However, in Japanese you can basically just respond “___desu” (desu acting like a verb “.”) and be fine. Outside of a context, you would probably state the “I … Continue reading Theory: Now Entering the Demon King, Iruma!

Anime Expo Lite (Anime Expo 2020) – The History of Japanese Visual Pop Culture: Exclusive Preview of Repro Japan

2:20 PM – 2:50 PM (PDT) | Channel 1 | Friday 3 July 2020 Panel Description: Learn about the origins and antecedents of anime, manga, and cosplay from three specialists in the history of Japanese visual popular culture. Christopher Bolton (professor of comparative and Japanese literature at Williams College), Eron Rauch (artist, critic, and instructor at Cal Arts), and Maggie Wei Wu (Ph.D. student in art … Continue reading Anime Expo Lite (Anime Expo 2020) – The History of Japanese Visual Pop Culture: Exclusive Preview of Repro Japan

Next Stop: Japan House LA!

With the aftermath of Covid-19 not fully seen yet, it can be certain that some shops will be closed, perhaps for good, once the quarantine is over. California is set, I believe, to lift the state-wide lock-down on the 15th (next Friday) and, with that, I won’t lie–I’ve been planning on where to visit, which brought me to writing up this post. If you live … Continue reading Next Stop: Japan House LA!