Combine, 1 2 3. 4, 5, Shutsu-
Another Vertical Vednesday is taking place tomorrow, June 24th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The plan is to meet up at the NYC Kinokuniya on 6th Ave between 41st and 40th in Manhattan, and afterwards depending on the size of the group and availability of seating, we will either stay at Kino or move to another location.
For those of you unfamiliar with the whole deal, Vertical Vednesday is where Ed Chavez, Marketing Director of Vertical Inc. (publishers of Black Jack, Guin Saga, To Terra, among other works) takes out about an hour to discuss with a group a topic related to manga. Ed is possibly the most knowledgeable person I have ever met in regards to manga, and if you want to learn something new then this is an ideal opportunity.
This week’s topic will be Yankii, or a specific type of Japanese delinquent often seen in anime and manga and specifically parodied by Cromartie High School. Sometimes spelled “Yankee” as in the case of “Yankee-kun to Megane-chan,” but it actually has nothing to do with Americans or dressing up like Americans.
Incidentally, did you know that the English name for Yankee-kun to Megane-chan is “Flunk Punk Rumble?” at least according to the Singapore release?
Man that name is weird.