Tag: Antony Cummins

New Release: The Lost Samurai School

Secrets of the Mubyoshi Ryu Antony Cummins’s The Lost Samurai School is the first exposure for western readers to the teachings of Mubiyoshi Ryu. Cummins contextualizes the many expertly translated documents with a history of the era, the school, and its grandmaster, Hagiwara Juzo. Mubiyoshi Ryu literally translates to “school with no rhythm.” Such a …continue

New Release: Secrets of the Ninja

ABOUT THE BOOK Secrets of the Ninja combines the page-turning excitement of its genre with a fierce authenticity, telling the story of Nagata Saburo as he teaches his son, Hisaaki, the weapons, secret tactics, and values of the ninja. Set against the backdrop of the Sengoku-period Japanese culture, the book elegantly interweaves a coming-of-age narrative …continue

How to Write a Manga or Comic Script

To celebrate the launch of Secrets of the Ninja on July 7th, author Sean Michael Wilson explains to readers how comic books and manga are actually written. Using examples from his own book, he guides us through each step! Guest Post by Sean Michael Wilson Of course almost everyone knows about comic books, but almost no one …continue

How to Camoflauge like a Ninja

written by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by Akiko Shimojima   Set in feudal Japan, Secrets of the Ninja tells the story of Hisaaki and Norio as they learn the essential tactics, weapons, and values of shinobi from Master Nagata Saburo. Join them for a lesson as Nagata-Sensei explains how to master two vital ninja traits: assimilation …continue

Real Ninja Secrets Recently Uncovered

From Enter the Dragon to Kill Bill, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Naruto, and Mortal Kombat to Onimusha, the ninja figure has thoroughly cemented itself in 20 and 21st-century pop culture. Countless numbers of children dress up as ninjas for Halloween every year, and it’s not uncommon to run into products like the Ninja blender …continue