a survivalist manga that exposes a capitalism without alternative – Le Montarvillois

The Korean series “Squid Game”, which caused a sensation on Netflix, is it an allegory of current capitalism? The reaction that it produces evokes an ancient form of theater, medieval moralities, which hammered home the threat of eternal damnation by the seven deadly sins. As a professor of literature specializing in film and video media, … Read more

Video games, manga, cosplay … A 2021 Hero Festival strongly marked by Squid Game

The Hero Festival made its big comeback in Marseille, the weekend of November 6 and 7, 2021. Placed under the sign of the phoenix, the seventh edition of the fair devoted to “geek” culture was once again able to welcome manga fans, cosplay, comics and video games after a blank year due to the health … Read more

“Squid Game”: when the survivalist manga meets the scourge of debt

Notice to reader: This article reveals plot elements of “Squid Game”. The Korean series “Squid Game”, which caused a sensation on Netflix, is it an allegory of current capitalism? The reaction he produces evokes an ancient form of theater, medieval morals, which hammered home the threat of eternal damnation by the seven deadly sins. As … Read more

“Beck”, popular manga rock, reconnects the guitars

Extracts of plates from the manga “Beck”. © HAROLD SAKUICHI / KODANSHA LTD. Here is an outing that risks plunging into nostalgia those who, then teenagers or young adults, read manga in the early 2000s. The publisher Delcourt-Tonkam offers, from Wednesday October 6, a new edition of the rock series Beckby Harold Sakuishi. Although it … Read more

“Shangri-La Frontier”, the manga for video game enthusiasts

Decked out in a cyan-blue hawk’s head and armed with two bright red knives, Shangri-La Frontier hero Sunraku is ready to take on the mysterious creatures of this new video game. KATARINA, RYOSUKE FUJI / KODANSHA LTD. It takes a lot of courage, time, and a certain amount of eccentricity to tackle a bad video … Read more

Gundam Creator Isn’t Sold on Space Colonization

Decades ago, Mobile Suit Gundam helped fans across the globe imagine a world far out in space. The game-changing anime not only revolutionized the mech genre, but its take on space exploration and colonization prompted lots of tough questions. These days, humanity is finally starting to take its first steps into private space travel, but … Read more