This week, anime and manga will see an increased profile in Japanese government cultural exchange, and more on the new EVA movies. Plus some public denials.
Mike Nicolas, Neil Sinclair, Courteney St. John, James Austin. (1:06:25)
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Links of interest
ANN article on changes in Japanese cultural promotion towards anime and manga
CNN article on Japan using manga as propaganda
Picture of Gaza girl holding picture of Haruhi Suzumiya during a protest. Sign reads, “Stop killing the children”
Hideki Anno statement on the new Evangelion movies
Coverage of the Anime Tour for the Cure convention controversy as told by theOtaku.com