Nekketsu men doing nekketsu things: An interview with Mane

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The original Getter Robo team. Left to right, Hayato Jin, Ryoma Nagare and Kuruma Benkei.

Introduction

Anime published in Japan during the 1970s-80s may often seem more simplistic than modern titles, yet one can’t deny that some of the most popular anime concepts and cliches were born at that time. Tough young men fighting for justice, beautiful strong women that accompany them, supernatural enemies from other dimensions and so on. Though it’s been a long time, there are still many fans of that era all over the world paying tribute to the awesomeness of retro anime.

One of them is Mane, a Spanish artist who currently resides in Japan. She designs fanarts  of titles like Getter Robo, Saint Seiya, Devilman, Ashita no Joe and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure like only a small number of people can. It’s worth mentioning that she is among the few that make little adjustments on the original material instead of completely changing it. Thus, her work is very close to the retro feeling. That doesn’t stop her from adding her own perspective on the stories and their protagonists.

We’ve wanted to interview her for quite some time. Now, with the release of her latest doujinshi “Dynamic Fiesta Heroes”, it felt like the perfect chance to ask. Friendly, talented and full of enthusiasm, we present to you, Mane. Continue reading

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2013: 2nd day of Animanga

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Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure

Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure is yet another title I had never heard of until the end of 2012’s Christmas season, when Foxy Lady and a dear friend told me that it’s something that I’d surely love. Now, a year has passed and after watching 26 TV and 12 OVA episodes and reading through Diamond is Unbreakable, the manga’s fourth arc, I have to say I don’t just like Jojo; I love it. Continue reading