Saturday, July 29, 2006

Can we say enough good things about Yoshihiro Tatsumi?

Evan got to meet Yoshihiro Tatsumi at San Diego Comic-Con!! SO JEALOUS! He was able to attend a program with Tatsumi, interviewed onstage by Adrian Tomine.

Evan says they discussed Tatsumi's career in manga (including his relationship with Tezuka), and tons of other amazing stuff about manga and Japanese post-war industialization in the early '70s. Here are some nice shots from the panel:

Adrian Tomine, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, and their interpreter

Blue-collar everyman Tatsumi with the panel interpreter

Evan got a copy of The Push Man autographed by Tatsumi, and landed me the newest book, 'Abandon The Old in Tokyo,' at the booth... AUTOGRAPHED! (best present ever?). I had read an advanced preview of this at Book Expo America in May (THANKS PEGGY at Drawn & Quarterly!) but seeing the finished hardcover book, with Tatsumi's signature made me SO HAPPY. It's really, really incredible stuff and we both highly recommend you check it out:

Can't wait for the next Tatsumi volumes in this ongoing series!

UPDATE: Check out the great details and pics from D&Q's blog!

Tatsumi with Drawn & Quarterly lanterns

Tatsumi signing at Comic-Con

Tomine & Tatsumi

Friday, July 21, 2006


"A lot of perverts and assorted social deviants come to our site."
- Evan

Ryan here. Evan is heading down to San Diego today (lucky!) with our buddies Derek, Anthony and Jen for some HOT COMIC-CON ACTION. He's on a mission to meet these two dudes (we'll post the pics):

...along with just hanging out and enjoying the spectacle [fanboy on fangirl, fanboy on fanboy]! We are working on new stuff, and should have some strips up in the next week or so. In the meantime, we wanted to share some of the keywords people are using to get to this site.

In addition to expected terms, like "yoshida sensha, shintaro kago, octopus girl, junji ito, suehiro maruo scans, kazuo umezus(?), koji aihara, same hat", we saw a, PATTERN with these keywords. Here are some we noticed over the past 6 months:

check out my butt
scissor erotic
rusty scissors
we the fans scanlations
death note manga
samehat.blogspot incest
left handed scissor jokes
pornstar in hostel
hellen swimsuit
evan show artbook
woman nursing a chimp
reon leon kadena
erotic scanlation
scissors hand movie
(horror movie) idol hand
panty drawings
hostel blowtorch to the eye
derek hung comics
dolls ball jointed erotic
drifting classroom scanlations
saaya irie nudity
saaya irie's email
saaya big milk
erotic scanlation
vacuum horror
reon kadena official
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farting grandpa
insane scanlations
Shintaro Kago brains
octopus up girl ass clip

New content coming soon!! Seriously!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


If you bought me these, I'd love you forever!
These can be found on and around Umezz's official site. SO TIGHT!

Umezz 50th Anniversary shirt

Check out this Nekome Kozo shirt (also, check out Umezu himself in the shirt!)

Orochi shirt (click for other colors!)

OMG! Amazing shirt!

DANG! Another amazing shirt!

Friday, July 07, 2006

manga PLUS horror MULTIPLIED BY youtube = AWESOME!

These are just the tip of the iceburg. My favorite internet invention of the past year, YouTUBE, has about a zillion and one awesome J-Horror clips for consumption. Check out these things I found over the past week!! Please leave URLs for other clips/trailers/CMs related to Same Hat in the comments, and I'll add them to this post!

Hilarious CM for an energy drink starring... Kaz Umezu! The horror-manga moments are great!

Umezzma: Sony Mobile add-ons for your Japanese phone starring Umezu! Nice props :)

Trailer for the Umezu Horror Theater series of films.

Umezu Horror Theater: The Wish trailer

Umezu Horror Theater: The Present trailer

Umezu Horror Theater: Snake Girl trailer

Umezu Horror Theater: House of Bugs trailer

The original opening for Umezu-adapted Nekome Kozo anime.
They are releasing a new movie adaptation soon...

New, scarier and longer Left Hand of God, Right Hand of the Devil trailer

Strange-ass narrated Junji Ito comic, animated panel by panel. For the story "Fashion Model"-- Like a manga audiobook...

Part 1 of 7 of a 1-hour Junji Ito live-action adaptation of his comic "Long Dream". Apparently, the subtitles were done by Alexis Grass, of Read a review of the movie at Snowblood Apple!

Also, check out parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7!

Japanese Uzumaki trailer

Death Note trailer (My latest guily pleasue... in movie form!!)

EDIT: thanks to Ben!
Jun Togawa & Seijin Suzuki booty CM: