The Weekly Recon, Katherine Dacey-Tsuei’s look at this week’s new manga and mini-reviews of recent releases, is up at PopCultureShock.
The Plymouth, Massachusetts, paper interviews My Cat Loki artist Bettina Kurkoski.
Adam Stephanides writes about a tricky translation issue in vol. 17 of Fruits Basket. (Warning: Spoiler!)
At Comics Worth Reading, Johanna Draper Carlson reviews the new comics/lifestyle magazine Comics Foundry, which goes on sale this week. I wrote an article for the first issue, so anything I say is biased, but I think it looks pretty good, sort of like a comics version of Spy, with a mix of witty short pieces and a few longer interviews. Johanna also notes an upcoming Korean comics exhibit in St. Louis.
Reviews: The folks at Manganews have been busy: Kurishojo reviews the short story collections Little Cry Baby and Don’t Say Anymore, Darling, and Cornerofmadness checks out vol. 3 of Kurogane. Connie catches up with her backlog at Slightly Biased Manga, posting reviews of Metropolis, vols. 1 and 2 of Nextworld, vol. 4 of Elemental Gelade, vol. 18 of Detective Conan, vol. 2 of Innocent Bird, vol. 23 of Dragon Ball, vol. 7 of Dragon Head, and vol. 3 of Flower of Life. Whew! Leroy Douresseaux reviews vol. 1 of Missing: Kamikakushi no Monogatari for the Comic Book Bin. At Manga Life, Michael Aronson reviews vol. 8 of High School Girls, Craig Johnson checks out vol. 1 of Hanami: International Love Story, and Dan Polley looks at vol. 1 of Gon. At Mecha Mecha Media, John T reviews vol. 17 of Blade of the Immortal. Holly Ellingwood has an advance look at vol. 1 of Shiki Tsukai at Active Anime.