TIME online’s Andrew Arnold reviews three horror manga: Museum of Terror, Octopus Girl, and Ode to Kirihito. Strange bedfellows indeed, although Arnold seems to enjoy them all for different reasons. Ryan & Evan at Same Hat! Same Hat!! just got Kirihito and haven’t read it yet, but they devote an entire post to raving about how great it looks. (Both links via the Vertical Blog, which is always good reading even when they don’t have a new book out.) And the North Jersey Media Group reviews Kirihito as well. I’m about three-quarters of the way through Kirihito myself, and I find it hard to put down. It’s everything everyone says it is, plus a really good story.
My treat for making it through Monday is settling back with David Welsh’s Flipped column. This week it’s extra tasty as David lists ten things he likes about Antique Bakery.
It’s the Manga Monday before Halloween at Comics-and-more, and they’re celebrating with reviews of volume 3 of Octopus Girl and volume 2 of Hino Horror.
Comic Book Bin reviews Haunted House and isn’t all that excited by it.
The Charlotte Observer offers a brief review of Star Trek: Shinsei Shinsei.
Over at Tokyopop, ChunHyang72 posts another great Tokyopop site roundup and makes fun of Stu Levy’s variegated posting style.
The June blog has found a great website for yaoi readers: Beautiful Androgyny, which is sort of an encyclopedia of translated and global yaoi manga, DVDs, and doujinshi, with plot summaries and other useful info. It looks like a good site to check out if you’re afraid you’re running out of books to read.