Giovanni's Island is as powerful as it is predictable. It may be one of the few films to focus on the Kuril Islands, but its tale will prove immediately familiar to anyone acquainted with cinema's typical treatments of war-torn children.
News Otaku USA Magazine Arrives June 5
posted on 2007-05-16 08:23 EDT
A new English-language magazine on anime, manga, and other aspects of Japanese pop culture will be hitting bookstore shelves in the coming weeks. The first issue of Otaku USA Magazine, which includes among its staff the veteran anime/manga journalist Patrick Macias, is set for release on June 5. Otaku USA is published by Sovereign Media and distributed by Curtis Circulation Company, a division of Hachette Book Group (which itself recently launched a manga label). At launch, issues will be available at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-A-Million, Target, and the top 700 Blockbuster locations, as well as various other outlets.