Well, yesterday was exciting, with the Zuda.com news and the enormous frenzy of commenting and counter-commenting that followed. Now things have quieted down a bit and people seem to be turning to other things.
For one thing, Wednesday is almost upon us. At PopCultureShock, Katherine Dacey-Tsuei lists this week’s new manga and reviews a handful. At Comicsnob, Matt Blind posts a short list and waxes enthusiastic about vol. 4 of Flight.
David Welsh devotes this week’s Flipped column to bozu, obnoxious little squirts.
ICv2 has more on Del Rey’s two new titles, Yokazura Quartet and Minima.
Gravitation manga-ka Maki Murakami will be at Otakon, as a guest of Tokyopop. There’s an interesting note in the official announcement:
Please note that, like many manga-ka, Ms Murakami is extremely camera-shy. A condition of her visit is that there be no photographs taken of her while she’s at Otakon, so please respect her wishes in this regard.
I guess I haven’t been to enough cons to realize that.
At MangaCast, Ed posts part 2 of the big list of this month’s Japanese manga releases and links to previews of Kanna, Hellsing, and Tetragrammaton Labyrinth. And he has some advice for the organizers of next year’s Yaoi Jamboree.
At Icarus Comics (proudly NSFW!), Simon Jones weighs in on the seinen/josei/older readers issue and, in comments, Yamila Abraham of Yaoi Press clarifies one point about Yaoi Jamboree: Other publishers are welcome.
The Yaoi Review looks at some releases scheduled for July.
Reviews: Christopher Seaman gets busy at Active Anim, with reviews of vol. 6 of Kage Tora and vol. 13 of Tsubasa, while Holly Ellingwood checks out vol. 1 of Tanpenshu. Michael Aronson reviews vol. 3 of Tsubasa and vol. 2 of Hoshin Engi at Manga Life. Johanna reviews vol. 2 of Flower of Life at Comics Worth Reading. At the Manga Maniac Cafe, Julie has vol. 1 of Kon Kon Kokon propped up on the salt shakers. At the BasuGasuBakuhatsu Anime Blog, Hung checks out vol. 1 of Beck. Bookslut’s Shaun Manning takes a look at the manga versions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. At Yaoi Suki, Jen Parker reviews Othello (not the Shakespeare one).