Here’s today’s big news: vol. 16 of Fruits Basket moves to number 15 on the USA Today Booklist. Unless I’m missing something, that’s the best showing ever for a manga; Naruto‘s peak position so far was 21 (for vol. 11) The current volume of Naruto, vol. 13, drops from 84 to 118 on this week’s list.
MangaCast has the Diamond Previews list for July and August, and at the top of the list is… Yotsuba&! For those who can’t wait that long, the gang goes over this week’s new comics and pull out their favorites. Ed also has PR on vol. 4 of Lunar Legend Tsukihime from DRMaster.
Reviews: Active Anime’s Holly Ellingwood reviews vol. 3 of Black Knight. Mangamaniac Julie enjoys vol. 13 of Fullmetal Alchemist. At the MangaCast, Ed Chavez reviews two global BL titles, Paintings of You and Only Words. At PopCultureShock, Katherine Dacey-Tsuei reviews vols. 1-4 of R.O.D. Read or Dream.