MASSIVE underground gay comics party in Tokyo, Saturday Nov 22

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I reckon this will be a whole lot more fun than Thanksgiving, and more warm than the frosty handshake between presidents. With Tokyo’s international manga festival as a pretext, the creative team behind the amazing English language Passion of Gengoroh Tagame (Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins, and Chip Kidd), is launching their new book Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It with a party in Tokyo on Saturday November 22, 2014. Super excited!

Here’s the details from Gay Manga!’s tumbler.


MASSIVEのゲイ漫画家のトークショーに来てください!田亀源五郎にインタビューされます、和秀市川熊田プウ助、そして戎橋政造DJ DSKEDJ MONDRIANによる音楽。ゴーゴーどんぶりちびヒロ。とMASSIVEシャツプレゼント!

23:00 – 2:00
¥1,500 (+1 drink)
doop tokyo (マップ)

Updated flyer for the MASSIVE Party in Tokyo!

Come to our gay manga talk show hosted by Anne Ishii, featuring Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎), Kazuhide Ichikawa (市川和秀), Kumada Poohsuke(熊田プウ助), and Seizoh Ebisubashi (戎橋政造)! We’ll also have music by DJ DSKE and DJ Mondrian and dancing by go go boys Don Buri and Chibi Hiro. Plus MASSIVE shirt giveaways!

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
11:00pm – 2:00am
¥1,500 (includes 1 drink)
at doop tokyo (map)

Congratulations to LA’s Massive for bringing Japanese gay manga to the world



Amazing! Trendy department store Opening Ceremony decorates its store windows with the big boys of Japanese gay manga drawn by Jiraiya. Congratulations to Massive for this upmarket launch! Click the Massive link to see what’s available online, and check out Guy Trebay’s NY Times article.

Japanese gay manga Tumblr is a riot of hairy men and BDSM



If you’re interested in the Japanese manga and the Japanese equivalent of bears, you must know about Gay Manga Tumblr, which describes itself as “a love letter to our favorite Japanese gay comic artists.” The related site Massive sells gay manga, towels, shirts, and bags.

Thanks, Graham, for reading this blog and contacting me!