We wish to make it known that these publications are considered illegal because they have not been authorized by us. It should also be known that the cartoonists and authors are being victimized by this illegal act, and they are very annoyed by it.
The message goes on to say that they are taking “strong action” against CPM, whose BL arm is BeBeautiful. More commentary at Guns, Guys, and Yaoi. On the Yaoi Suki forum (registration required, and you must be over 18), posters are speculating that Libre is just using a scare tactic to get a better deal. Developing…
Also on Yaoi Suki, Jen Parker has a nice primer on Fumi Yoshinaga.
What makes a classic? Robin Brenner has some thoughts at No Flying, No Tights.
Robots Never Sleep takes a look at Eiga ni Ke ga Sanbon! (Three Hairs on a Movie), movie reviews in manga form by Sexy Voice and Robo creator Iou Kuroda.
Reviews: At Read About Comics, Greg McElhatton enjoys vol. 1 of Mail. AoD’s Matthew Alexander gives vol. 1 of Metamo Kiss a solid B. At Active Anime, Holly Ellingwood reviews vol. 2 of La Corda D’Oro, vol. 2 of Kamui, vol. 12 of Mar, vol. 4 of Kaze Hikaru, and the stand-alone yaoi manga Seven. Meanwhile, Christopher Seaman checks out vol. 4 of ES: Eternal Sabbath and Scott Campbell looks over vol. 12 of Eyeshield 21. At the Mangamaniaccafe Julie gives a tepid rating to vol. 1 of Go Go Heaven!! At Slightly Biased Manga, Connie enjoys vol. 7 of Astro Boy and vol. 1 of Saint Seiya but is a little disappointed with vol. 1 of Moon and Sandals. She also finds time to review all five volumes of Les Bijoux.