Superman in My Childhood Memory

In my Childhood Memory, there is a big superhero that often appears when people suffer disaster, he is superman. Since then I arm a fans of superman, even I Fantasized one day maybe I can be a superman to saving the world. hoho~ maybe it’s just a dream. But I still very like superman, so I can’t wait to say something about the superman as I know

Superman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero appearing in publications by DC Comics, widely considered to be an American cultural icon. Created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born American artist Joe Shuster in 1932 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio, and sold to Detective Comics, Inc. (later DC Comics) in 1938, the character first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book. The character’s appearance is distinctive and iconic: a blue, red and yellow costume, complete with cape, with a stylized “S” shield on his chest. This shield is now typically used across media to symbolize the character.
The original story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as an infant by his scientist father Jor-El, moments before Krypton’s destruction. Discovered and adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife, the child is raised as Clark Kent and imbued with a strong moral compass. Very early he started to display superhuman abilities, which upon reaching maturity he resolved to use for the benefit of humanity.
While sometimes referred to less than flatteringly as “the big blue Boy Scout” by some of his fellow superheroes, Superman has also been referred to as “The Man of Steel”, “The Man of Tomorrow”, and “The Last Son of Krypton” over the years. As Clark Kent, superman lives among humans as a “mild-mannered reporter” for the Metropolis newspaper Daily Planet (Daily Star in the earliest stories). There he works alongside reporter Lois Lane, with whom he is romantically linked. This relationship has been consummated by marriage on numerous occasions across various media, and this union is now firmly established within mainstream comic’s continuity.

Top 10 popular cartoonists of Japan

Top 10 popular cartoonists of Japan

According to survey of the famous Japanese book review magazine DaVinci, Eiichiro Oda and Chica Umino win the most popular Male/Female Cartoonists of 2011 BOOK OF THE YEAR rely on One piece and The Lion of March.

The survey has 4986 participants. Men’s first Eiichiro Oda’s supporters include all ages from10 to 60 years old. One Piece have to be the top one no matter in sales or popularity in Japan. And Chica Umino have win this award two consecutive years, and her fans also have been increasing in the past two years, many people in the survey said that “ The Lion of March is full of author’s passion.

Top 10 Men’s Popular Cartoonists

No 1. Eiichiro Oda (Masterpiece: One Piece)

No 2. Takehiko Inoue (Masterpiece: Slam Dunk)

No 3. Naoki Urasawa (Masterpiece: Monster, 20 Century Boys)

No 4. Hideaki Sorachi (Masterpiece: Gin Tama)

No 5. Yoshihiro Togashi (Masterpiece: HUNTER Hunter)

No 6. Mitsuru Adachi (Masterpiece: TOUCH))

No 7. Azuma Kiyohiko (Masterpiece: Azumanga Daioh)

No 8. Gosho Aoyama (Masterpiece: Detective Conan)

No 9. Hirohiko Araki (Masterpiece: JOJO’s Bizarre Adventure)

No 10. Toriyama (Masterpiece: dragon ball EZ)

Top 10 Women’s Popular Cartoonists

No 1. Chica Umino (Masterpiece: Honey and Clover, The Lion of March)

No 2. Hiroshi Arakawa (Masterpiece: Fullmetal Alchemist)

No 3. Hikaru Nakamura (Masterpiece: Arakawa Under the Bridge)

No 4. YazawaAi (Masterpiece: NANA)

No 5. Rieko Saibara (Masterpiece: Mainichi Kaasan)

No 6. Momoko Sakura (Masterpiece: Chibi Maruko)

No 7. CLAMP (Masterpiece: Magic Knight, Mobile Angel ANGELIC LAYER)

No 8. Fumi Yoshinaga (Masterpiece: Oku, Antique)

No 9. One by Gary (Masterpiece: Yukan Club)

No 10. Rumiko Takahashi (Masterpiece: Ranma 1 / 2)

European Cosplay Gathering Show

European Cosplay Gathering, we call ECG, is a cosplay competition bringing together cosplayers from different countries in Europe. There are many differences from other competitions in the way the ECG is being organized and judged. For ECG, one individual and one group will be chosen for each country and costumes from Western films and comics are permitted.

The prize of EGC

The winning individual and group will win a week-long trip to Paris and a 4-day VIP pass to Japan Expo! I think this is a really nice prize, since they will have a chance to meet other cosplayers from around Europe and Japan Expo always has exciting guests from Japan. Plus the overall winners at the final will be awarded another prize.

UK qualifier

It’s the sister event of the Japanese Art Festival, taking place in London on March 5th. However unlike JAF, it’s more of a traditional Japanese festival than an anime and manga event. Both events are organized by Akemi Solloway, which many cosplayers will know from her Japanese culture panels at Amecon and London Expo.

Cosplayers have to be over-18 and holder of a UK passport to enter. This is a shame for younger cosplayers and cosplayers from other countries living in the UK, but it must be make sure the winning cosplayers will be able to travel to France without any problems with their visa or getting parental permission, etc.

Japan Expo

It’s the biggest event of its kind in Europe with around 180,000 attendees, and takes place at Parc des Expositions just outside Paris, France.
However, it’s not just an anime convention – the show also has huge video game, Japanese culture and sci-fi areas. There are always famous guests from Japan (the past two years have seen Morning Musume, X-Japan and even CLAMP appear!), not to mention a full-size concert venue attached to the venue. For cosplayers the facilities are incredible – two huge stages with projectors, a 20m catwalk and changing rooms with food and helpers provided.

The finals ECG are being held

The final will be on Japan Expo’s main stage in front of an audience of 4,000 people.