#645 Rumiko Takahashi’s ghosts and monsters

Rumiko Takahashi's manga

For more than 40 years, Rumiko Takahashi has been one of Japan’s premiere manga creators. Many of her titles center around “yokai” – Japanese ghosts and monsters. While some are specifically modeled after mythical beings well-known to Japanese, some are original creations. Patrick I-W has been looking into Takahashi’s monsters for one of his comics-themed presentations, and he fills us in on his findings in this episode.

#201 Rumiko Takahashi’s “Ranma 1/2” and “Inuyasha”

10/12/09 Rumiko Takahashi

Rumiko Takahashi is Japan’s leading female cartoonist and has created series that are loved the world over. Tim and Kumar discuss two of her series: “Ranma 1/2”, about a gender-switching martial arts master, and “Inuyasha”, about a 16th-century demon, a 20th-century high school girl, and a powerful jewel.

#089 Your “Adult Swim” is my “Kids Station”

New Lone Wolf and CubWe wrap up our discussion of Japanese comics with New Lone Wolf and Cub, Tezuka’s Future Man Chaos, and Inuyasha, plus we get sidetracked on the 25th anniversary edition of Blade Runner!