Tag Archives: Makoto Kobayashi

What’s Michael? Omnibus Collection is the Cat’s Meow!

25 Jun

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

In 1997, What’s Michael? arrived at Dark Horse Comics with its very first English translation. Now, the New York Library Award series returns to print with its first-ever English collection in What’s Michael? Fatcat Collection Volume 1!

Cat enthusiasts like me can do the mamba and rejoice at this edition. Finding the separate volumes which collected the original print runs in Super Manga Blast! are not too hard to find but the original pulp magazines are. Suffice to say, I loved this fat cat.

He is Japan’s answer to Garfield, Heathcliff, and Krazy Kat all rolled into one!

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Yamato 2202 Website Updated with Conceptual Art

25 May

Yamato2202By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Things have been stirring over at the Space Battleship Yamato 2202 ~ Soldiers of Love (宇宙戦艦ヤマト2202) official website. Since it’s debut approximately two months ago, there has been a slight update. Manga artist Makoto Kobayashi, best known for his manga series “What’s Michael?”, has been named as Assistant Director for the sequel series to Yamato 2199. Junichiro Tamamori (Yamato 2199) and Taui Ishizu are on board as mecha designers. Conceptual art from all three is available to be viewed on the website.
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