July Updates: 15th Anniversary

Hello, all! Kate here.

It is hard to believe that Reverse Thieves started 15 years ago this month! The world, the site, and we as people have certainly changed a lot since then. Some things that haven’t changed: our unending love for anime and manga, our annual trip to Otakon, our passion for detectives, and the power of friendship.

Here is a snapshot of some of the series I was loving in 2007: Kekkaishi, Claymore, Death Note, The Story of Saiunkoku, Nana, and Hayate the Combat Butler (no this is not Alain speaking).

At Otakon 2007 we ran our very first panel! Director Kenji Kodama and Producer Michihiko Suwa were in attendance to promote Kekkaishi, and this was my introduction to it. AAA and Eminence put on fantastic musical performances. And voice actor Tomokazu Seki made a much anticipated visit!

Join us on Discord and let me know what your anime fandom looked like 15 years ago!

-Kate

Manga of the Month: Run On Your New Legs

Run On Your New Legs by Wataru Midori

After Kikuzato has his left leg amputated following an accident, he assumes he has to give up his athletic dreams. But a chance encounter with a prosthetist (just go with it!) leads him to the world of running track and the precision of sports prosthetics.

Kikuzato beginss the story doubtful of his own abilities, but at the same time he never quite settles into the life he thinks he is supposed to have now that he has a prosthetic leg. In addition, he is dealing with the loss of long time friendship, a mother who is protective of him, and repeating his first year of high school. The story applies the same weight to Kikuzato navigating the professional running space as it does to him making new friends at his high school track and field club. All of this is told with passion, humor, and plenty of speed lines!

Run On Your New Legs is a sports series with all the right moves for a sport that I hadn’t seen before in manga!

-Kate