From out of the past: some highligts from the Inoue archive page

If you have any older posts for the Inoue Manga Moveable Feast Archive Page, please let me know! One of the fun things about co-hosting this particular MMF is being able to revisit some older posts about Takehiko Inoue from other manga bloggers. Here are a few of my favorites:

Halcyon Realms Takehiko Inoue tag is a treasure trove of articles about Inoue content from Japan. Some highlights include:
Inoue Takehiko “Drawing The Future of Manga” – A Switch Magazine Special – An overview of an Inoue article in Switch magazine and reviews of an Inoue art exhibit, Parts One and Two

Manga Critic Looks at Real – “It’s a sports story for those of us who care more about good writing and good artwork than the inner workings of a zone defense. But if you like to wax poetic about the Celtics/Lakers rivalry of yore, Real is your kind of series, too, as it will remind you just how beautiful the game can be when played with passion.”

Also, check out this review of the first few volumes of Vagabond from PopCulture Shock – “On a purely visual level, Vagabond is nothing short of stunning. The attention to detail on each page is fantastic, placing it head and shoulders above just about every other book on the shelf. Add this to Inoue’s deft retelling of a classic tale full of new twists and turns and you’ve got the makings of a classic must-read.”

Manga Therapy takes a look at the character Matahachi from Vagabond – “Ever felt like you were just stupid? Feel like you should’ve been important, but really, you weren’t? Then you might have been just like Hon’iden Matahachi from the critically-acclaimed manga series, Vagabond. Matahachi is a man who grew up with the protagonist, Miyamoto Musashi, and spends so much effort to share the same spotlight with him to the point where it literally drives him insane.”

My co-host Michelle’s review of the first volume of Slam Dunk features some bonus Robert Goulet, and it is interesting to see how her opinion of the series evolved after reading the first volume – “I know Slam Dunk is a classic of sports manga, a genre I really like, but I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as I thought I would. Most of that has to do with Sakuragi’s temperament, though, so I’m hopeful that as he’s forced to learn discipline and teamwork, the ignorant boasting and random karate chopping will gradually subside. The actual playing and practicing of basketball is great fun to read, another reason I assume my enjoyment will increase in future installments.”

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  1. […] Manga Moveable Feast continues at two sites; at Manga Report, Anna pulls out some of the highlights from the archive of older posts, and at Soliloquy in Blue, Michelle Smith posts the link roundups […]

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