Satoshi Kon's Opus

Satoshi Kon's Opus
  • Author : Satoshi Kon
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2014-12-09
  • ISBN : 9781630081584

Satoshi Kon's Opus Book Review:

Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of forty-six. But before he became a director, he was a manga artist, and Dark Horse is honored to remember Kon with the release of Satoshi Kon’s OPUS, an omnibus collection of a two-volume manga from 1996, created by Kon on the eve of his first film. OPUS contains the mastery of both realism and surrealism that would make Kon famous in Perfect Blue, as a manga artist planning a shocking surprise ending to his story gets literally pulled into his own work—to face for himself what he had planned for his characters! * Satoshi Kon was a Time magazine 2010 Person of the Year. * Kon was eulogized by director Darren Aronofsky. * Kon was a chief assistant to Katsuhiro Otomo on the Akiramanga.

Satoshi Kon's: Opus

Satoshi Kon's: Opus
  • Author : Satoshi Kon
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2014-12-09
  • ISBN : 9781616556068

Satoshi Kon's: Opus Book Review:

Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of 46. Before he became a director, he was a manga artist, and Dark Horse is honored to remember Kon with the release of Satoshi Kon's OPUS, an omnibus collection of a two-volume manga from 1996, created by Kon on the eve of his first film. OPUS contains the mastery of both realism and surrealism that would make Kon famous in Perfect Blue, as a manga artist becomes drawn into his own work and realizes the deadline he's up against is to stop a vicious serial killer before he can spill more innocent blood--not merely ink!

Art of Satoshi Kon

Art of Satoshi Kon
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 136
  • Relase : 2015-08-18
  • ISBN : 9781616557416

Art of Satoshi Kon Book Review:

Director Satoshi Kon blazed a brilliant animation career before his tragic death in 2010 at age 46. Now Dark Horse is privileged to remember him and his works through The Art of Satoshi Kon, a beautiful book of Kon’s illustrations for his movies Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, Milennium Actress, Paprika and his televison series Paranoia Agent, plus his unfinished The Dreaming Machine, his manga, commercial art, and several little-known and incomplete projects by the creator! Includes a special message from Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan, Noah)

Dream Fossil

Dream Fossil
  • Author : Satoshi Kon
  • Publisher : Vertical Inc
  • Pages : 520
  • Relase : 2015-05-19
  • ISBN : 9781941220245

Dream Fossil Book Review:

Dream Fossil is a collection of 15 short stories by the late Satoshi Kon. These stories, serialized in a variety of magazines in the 1980's, give a rare glimpse into the early stages of Kon's uniquely compelling style of storytelling. The buds of dream-like themes and imaginative worldviews that would blossom in his later animated works are also readily apparent. Yes the flights of fancy are anchored by knowing, empathetic portrayals of the very human nature of each story.

Cinema Anime

Cinema Anime
  • Author : Steven T. Brown
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2006-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781403983084

Cinema Anime Book Review:

This collection charts the terrain of contemporary Japanese animation, one of the most explosive forms of visual culture to emerge at the crossroads of transnational cultural production in the last twenty-five years. The essays offer bold and insightful engagement with animé's concerns with gender identity, anxieties about body mutation and technological monstrosity, and apocalyptic fantasies of the end of history. The contributors dismantle the distinction between 'high' and 'low' culture and offer compelling arguments for the value and importance of the study of animé and popular culture as a key link in the translation from the local to the global.

Tropic of The Sea

Tropic of The Sea
  • Author : Satoshi Kon
  • Publisher : Vertical Inc
  • Pages : 236
  • Relase : 2013-09-17
  • ISBN : 9781939130068

Tropic of The Sea Book Review:

Yosuke's family has a strange tradition - once every sixty years they receive an egg from a mermaid. When the egg matures his family dutifully returns it to the sea, where the whole process is then repeated. In exchange for this favor, the mer-people bless his coastal town with bountiful catches of fish and calm seas. But as a commercial development encroach on the sleepy seaside village and Yosuke's father is lured away from tradition towards modern properity, and turns the egg into a tourist trap, what will happen to the promise their family made to the mermaids generations ago? Tropic of the Sea Satoshi Kon's first feature length manga, includes a dozen black and white art plates from his original release, along with a 5-page essay written by Kon in 1999 detailing his transition from the manga industry to the animation business.

Velveteen & Mandala

Velveteen & Mandala
  • Author : Jiro Matsumoto
  • Publisher : Vertical Inc
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2020-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781647290146

Velveteen & Mandala Book Review:

The world of Velveteen & Mandara is a dystopia. Tokyo where the youth used to waste their time search for answers, is now barren. For a pair of teens who still live along the outskirts of town, Velveteen and Mandala, Tokyo is a nightmare that can only compare to the nightmare that is slowly tring to take over the metropolis. These two teens are the last line of defence for a nation in ruins. Armed with a fully-operational tank the pair must fight off the zombie hordes while they catfight each other for food, entertainment and maybe even the affection and attention of the opposite sex. They have nothing to lose in this world except their humanity, but then again who are the zombies in this world? Are they the undead or are these two teens who must live among them even still human?

Lifestyle Migration

Lifestyle Migration
  • Author : Michaela Benson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 190
  • Relase : 2016-05-06
  • ISBN : 9781317105152

Lifestyle Migration Book Review:

Relatively affluent individuals from various corners of the globe are increasingly choosing to migrate, spurred on by the promise of a better and more fulfilling way of life within their destination. Despite its increasing scale, migration academics have yet to consolidate and establish lifestyle migration as a subfield of theoretical enquiry, until now. This volume offers a dynamic and holistic analysis of contemporary lifestyle migrations, exploring the expectations and aspirations which inform and drive migration alongside the realities of life within the destination. It also recognizes the structural conditions (and constraints) which frame lifestyle migration, laying the groundwork for further intellectual enquiry. Through rich empirical case studies this volume addresses this important and increasingly common form of migration in a manner that will interest scholars of mobility, migration, lifestyle and culture across the social sciences.

Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis

Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis
  • Author : Yoshikazu Takeuchi
  • Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2018-02-06
  • ISBN : 9781642753509

Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis Book Review:

Kirigoe Mima is in the third year of her career as a pure and innocent pop idol. Feeling like something big needs to change, she plans to give her image a major update. When the new Mima is revealed--complete with a sexy outfit and a risqué photo book–one of her most obsessive fans refuses to accept her transformation. To restore Mima to the innocent girl of her debut, he puts a terrifying plan to action that throws her life into chaos and mortal peril.

The Book of Human Insects

The Book of Human Insects
  • Author : Osamu Tezuka
  • Publisher : Kodansha USA
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2017-08-09
  • ISBN : 9781945054754

The Book of Human Insects Book Review:

Toshiko Tomura is a genius; the darling of the intelligentsia. A modern-day Michelangelo, this twenty year-old is already an established international stage actress, an up-and-coming architect, and the next recipient of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize as Japan's best new writer. Her actions make headlines in the papers, and inspire radio and television programming. And like many great talents, her troubled past is what motivates her to greatness. She has the amazing ability to emulate the talents of others. Toshiko is also the mastermind behind a series of murders. The ultimate mimic, she has plagiarized, blackmailed, stolen and replicated the works of scores of talents. And now as her star is rising within the world of the elites and powerful she has amassed a long list of enemies frustrated by the fact that she has built critical and financial acclaim for nothing more than copying others' work. Neglected as a child, she is challenging the concepts of gender inequality while unleashing her loneliness upon the world as she climbs the social ladder one body at a time. One of Osamu Tezuka's most wicked tales, The Book of Human Insects renders the 70's as a brutal and often polarizing bug-eat-bug world, where only those willing to sell their soul to the masses and become something less than human are capable of achieving their wildest dreams

Ayako

Ayako
  • Author : Osamu Tezuka
  • Publisher : Kodansha USA
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2017-07-04
  • ISBN : 9781945054761

Ayako Book Review:

Long considered as one of Osamu Tezuka’s most political narratives, Ayako is also considered to be one of his most challenging as it defies the conventions of his manga by utilizing a completely original cast and relying solely on historical drama to drive the plot. Ayako, pulls no punches, and does not allow for gimmicks as science-fiction or fantasy may. Instead Tezuka weaves together a tale which its core simply focuses on a single family, a family that could be considered a metaphor for a rapidly developing superpower. Overflowing with imagery of the cold war seen through Japan’s eyes, Ayako is firmly set in realism taking inspiration from a number of historical events that occurred over the American occupation and the cultural-revolution which soon followed. Believed to be Tezuka’s answer to the gekiga (dramatic comics) movement of the 60’s, Ayako should be considered one of the better early examples of a seinen (young adult) narrative to be published. Initially set in the aftermath of World War II, Ayako focuses its attention on the Tenge clan, a once powerful family of landowners living in a rural community in northern Japan. From the moment readers are introduced to the extended family, it is apparent that the war and American occupation have begun to erode the fabric that binds them all together. The increasing influence of political, economic and social change begins to tear into the many Tenge siblings, while a strange marriage agreement creates resentment between the eldest son and his sire. And when the family seems to have completely fallen apart, they decide to turn their collective rage on what they believe to be the source of their troubles—the newest member of the Tenge family, the youngest sister Ayako.

Legal Drug Omnibus

Legal Drug Omnibus
  • Author : Clamp,Nanase Ōkawa
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 532
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 9781616555931

Legal Drug Omnibus Book Review:

"First published in Japan in 2011 by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo"--Colophon.

Speech Enhancement

Speech Enhancement
  • Author : Jacob Benesty,Shoji Makino,Jingdong Chen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 406
  • Relase : 2006-03-30
  • ISBN : 9783540274896

Speech Enhancement Book Review:

A strong reference on the problem of signal and speech enhancement, describing the newest developments in this exciting field. The general emphasis is on noise reduction, because of the large number of applications that can benefit from this technology.

Excellence #6

Excellence #6
  • Author : Brandon Thomas
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2019-10-16
  • ISBN : PKEY:AUG190182

Excellence #6 Book Review:

Raymond Dales only wanted the best for his son, Spencer, but what has that cost them both? The relationship between father and son hits its breaking point. Plus, where does the Aegis imprison the world's most dangerous wizards?

Excellence #2

Excellence #2
  • Author : Brandon Thomas
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2019-06-19
  • ISBN : PKEY:APR190138

Excellence #2 Book Review:

The Aegis protects the world, but not everyone is equal is their eyes. A lesson their newest recruit, Spencer Dales, learns the hard way when he crosses the Aegis's unseen master: the Overseer!

The Gods Lie

The Gods Lie
  • Author : Kaori Ozaki
  • Publisher : Kodansha Comics
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2016
  • ISBN : 9781682334300

The Gods Lie Book Review:

No. 5, Vol. 1

No. 5, Vol. 1
  • Author : Taiyo Matsumoto
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 315
  • Relase : 2021-07-20
  • ISBN : 9781974728886

No. 5, Vol. 1 Book Review:

In a world where most of the earth has become a harsh desert, the Rainbow Council of the Peace Corps has a growing crisis on its hands. No. 5, one member of a team of superpowered global security guardians and a top marksman, has gone rogue. Now the other guardians have to hunt down No. 5 and his mysterious companion, Matryoshka. But why did No. 5 turn against the council, and what will it mean for the future of the world? -- VIZ Media

Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths
  • Author : Shigeru Mizuki
  • Publisher : Drawn & Quarterly
  • Pages : 376
  • Relase : 2021-03-17
  • ISBN : 9781770464308

Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths Book Review:

A landmark publishing event of one of Japan's most famous cartoonists Shigeru Mizuki is the preeminent figure of gekiga/manga and one of the most famous working cartoonists in Japan today — a true living legend. Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths is his first book to be translated into English and is a semi-autobiographical account of the desperate final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of World War Two. The soldiers are instructed that they must go into battle and die for the honor of their country, with certain execution facing them if they return alive. Mizuki was a soldier himself (he was severely injured and lost an arm) and uses his experiences to convey the devastating consequences and moral depravity of the war. Mizuki's list of accolades and achievements is long and detailed. Currently in Japan, the life of Mizuki and his wife has been made into an extremely popular television drama that airs daily. Mizuki is the recipient of many awards including Best Album award for his book NonNonBa (published in 2012 by Drawn & Quarterly) and Heritage Essential award for Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Special Award, Kyokujitsu Sho Decoration, Shiju Hosho Decoration and the Kodansha Manga Award. His hometown of Sakaiminato honored him with the Shigeru Mizuki Road, a street in his town decorated with bronze statues of his Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro characters and the Shigeru Mizuki International Cultural Center. Translated from the Japanese by Jocelyne Allen.

.357 Magnum Opus

.357 Magnum Opus
  • Author : Ghezal Omar
  • Publisher : Artillery Network
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-02-21
  • ISBN : 9780578537887

.357 Magnum Opus Book Review:

Bounty hunter Sexx Pistol never kept track of the body count, until it was one of her own lying dead on the ground. Struck with grief, she swore she would leave Kassius Del Mar, the man she held accountable for her partner’s death, and her violent past behind. But it’s hard to pass up easy cash for a quick hit job. Lured back into the dark world of drugs, death and destruction, she and Kassius must team up once more to track down Bastian Braun on the orders of powerful crime lord, Lyndon Baines. Baines despises when his laundered money goes missing, and when Bastian goes missing with it, he sends Sexx Pistol and Kassius to take care of the problem. It seems simple enough, but Bastian’s vast web of criminal contacts, crooked cops, and stores of cash make him annoyingly evasive. Baines’ patience runs out when Bastian escapes the bounty hunters and Kassius kills the wrong guy. As frustrations and collateral damage rise, Sexx Pistol and Kassius will have to overcome their deeply entangled past to complete the job, or risk being Baines’ next targets.

Relational Family Therapy

Relational Family Therapy
  • Author : Christian Gostečnik
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 278
  • Relase : 2017-01-06
  • ISBN : 9781134872220

Relational Family Therapy Book Review:

Relational Family Therapy introduces a cutting-edge family and couple therapy model that synthesizes relational theories and integrates object relations theory with interpersonal psychoanalysis and self-psychology. The model holds that individuals deal with conflicts rooted in the frustrated and threatening environment they grew up in by later forming intimate relationships that are comparable to the core experiences from their primary family systems. The book outlines the three levels of experience—systemic, interpersonal, and intrapsychic—and provide concrete ways for the therapist to address client problems and promote affect regulation. Chapters include transcripts of actual family therapy sessions as well as genograms so readers can see the model in action.