I’m running a bit late this morning because I just finished blogging about Zuda.com, DC’s new webcomics site, for Digital Strips. It’s not manga, but definitely related. Check out the writeups at Publisher’s Weekly, ICv2, and the New York Times (registration required, but worth it).
At Comics212, Christopher Butcher weighs in on the market for “manga for grown-ups.”
ComiPress has an interesting article about plagiarism, with summaries of recent cases and side-by-side comparisons of the panels in question.
ANN reports (no permalink) that Del Rey announced two new titles at Anime Next: Yozakura Quartet, about four teenage catboy detectives, and Minima! by Machiko Sakurai.
ICv2 has more on the five new manga licenses Go!Comi announced at Anime Expo.
MangaCast has lots of news from Japan, including this week’s manga rankings, in which seinen and josei make a strong showing, and the first part of their big list of all the manga being published there this month.
Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson checks out vol. 1 of Flower of Life at Comics Worth Reading. At Manga Life, Michael Aronson reviews vol. 8 of Monster and vol. 25 of Iron Wok Jan. Holly Ellingwood is on the yaoi beat at Active Anime, where she reviews vol. 8 of Kizuna: Bonds of Love. At Mecha Mecha Media, John Thomas reviews two manhwa that couldn’t be more different, vol. 1 of XS Hybrid and vol. 1 of Hanami-International Love Story. At MangaCast, Readilbert looks at Secret Base and Body Shock. Adam Stephanides reviews the Japanese title 51 Ways to Protect Your Girlfriend at Completely Futile. At Anime on DVD, Chris Beveridge takes a look at vol. 1 of Shiki Tsukai and Danielle Van Gorder checks out a light novel, vol. 1 of Chibi Vampire. It’s Manga Monday at Comics-and-More, where Dave Ferraro checks out vol. 2 of Tanpenshu and vols. 13 and 14 of Hana-Kimi.