anime and manga

  1. bennymaker

    Shamans: An Alternate Take of Tite Kubo's Masterpiece

    In an alternate history, Tite Kubo debuted "Shamans" in 1999, introducing a world where the spiritual and physical realms intersected. Amongst the myriad characters emerged Ringo Takahashi, a fiery-haired youth blessed with the ability to perceive spirits and the malevolent entities known as...
  2. Caravels of Portugal

    Let Megatech Satisfy Your Primal Desires (REDUX)
    Threadmarks: Prelude

    Author's Note: Megatech Software was the first licensor of ‘eroge’, or video games with erotic content depicted in anime-style illustrations. The company was apparently founded prior to 1992 by Kenny Wu, in Torrance, California. The company prided itself as being the only licensor and...
  3. If Japan remained a democracy and never joined the Axis, would manga/anime exist in its modern form?

    As the title said, would anime/manga be very different without an imperialist, Axis Japan being defeated and occupied by the Americans? I would assume that some similarities would exist, as American comic books would inevitably come to Japan, but not in the same way that it did in our timeline
  4. bennymaker

    Osamu Tezuka: The God of Manga
    Threadmarks: The Structure

    Osamu Tezuka, hailed as the "God of Manga," stands as a trailblazer who revolutionized the manga and anime landscape. From the iconic "Astro Boy" to the profound exploration of life and death in the "Phoenix" series, Tezuka's prolific career epitomizes creativity, diversity, and enduring...
  5. bennymaker

    Sunlands: Hideyoshi Kudo's Unexpected Success

    Hideyoshi Kudo's journey to becoming a mangaka was profoundly influenced by a transformative childhood experience – his discovery of the early chapters of the legendary manga series "Dragon Ball." As a wide-eyed and enthusiastic kid, Kudo was completely enchanted by the epic adventures of Goku...
  6. bennymaker

    Sunlands: Noriaki Kubo's Big Break
    Threadmarks: The Author

    A alternative history about a mangaka named Atsushi Ookubo creating Sunlands
  7. Pax Britannia: The (potential) Alternate History of Code Geass

    Disclaimer I want to point out that I am in no way affiliated with the creators or distributors of Code Geass, nor is this meant to be in any way official lore of the show. This is simply my own interpretation based on the information provided by the show. I have no intention to profit off...
  8. Caravels of Portugal

    Let Megatech Satisfy Your Most Primal Desires: A Pop Culture Timeline
    Threadmarks: Beginnings (1989-1990)

    “I thought Megatech would only last four years, folding like the companies that popped up during the nineties anime boom, but now we’re the biggest licensors of anime games in America. It really feels astounding for a company, founded by a college graduate, specializing in niche titles. I got to...
  9. WotanArgead

    Anime without "Lost 30 Years"

    Good day. The economic crisis of the late 80s and early 90s had a profound impact on the socio-economic life of the Land of the Rising Sun. This, in turn, influenced the psychological state of the Japanese, which, in turn, was reflected in the media and culture. In the anime and manga industry...
  10. Caravels of Portugal

    WI: Megatech Software never went out of business in the 90s?

    For those who aren't familiar with a bit of anime fandom history, Megatech Software was the first licensor of anime games in the United States of America. Unlike JAST USA, Megatech usually reformulated their games instead of directly porting it during translation of Japanese video games. In the...
  11. Manga and Anime without Osamu Tezuka

    Osamu Tezuka was perhaps the single greatest influence on manga and anime. Revered in his own lifetime to the point where his death arguably overshadowed Hirohito's the month before, his influence on the mediums he worked in remains very powerful to this day. However, few things in history can...
  12. How early could America have an "anime boom"?

    How early could anime become widely popular in the United States?