David Welsh lists his picks from this week’s new comics and takes a look at Jason Thompson’s Manga: The Complete Guide, complete with a roundup of interviews and commentary. In his Flipped column, he checks in on several ongoing series to see how they are holding up.
In a similar vein, Johanna Draper Carlson catches up with some series she had dropped.
The anime of Nymphet (Kodomo no Jikan) has been canceled in Japan, apparently because of concern about a recent series of violent crimes involving young people, although the producer isn’t necessarily buying that. (Via Journalista.)
Librarians in Washington state have nominated vol. 1 of Death Note for a YA book award.
John Jakala does a thought experiment: What if manga artists were drawing Marvel series?
Congratulations to blogger John Thomas on the first anniversary of Mecha Mecha Media!
Japan Probe finds a picture of Sailor Moon’s great-grandmother (not really, but it does seem to be the first sailor-style school uniform).
Christopher Butcher goes to Akibahara.
Reviews: Tiamat’s Disciple posts an overview of Addicted to Curry. Michael Aronson reviews vol. 6 of Vagabond and vol. 3 of Love Hina at Manga Life. At Coffeeandink, Mely likes vol. 1 of The Key to the Kingdom despite a rocky start. At Active Anime, Holly Ellingwood checks out vol. 8 of Tsukuyomi Moon Phase and Davey C. Jones reviews vol. 5 of Battle Club. Ferdinand reviews vol. 1 of Pick of the Litter at Prospero’s Manga. Brian Henson checks out vol. 1 of Fantamir at Anime on DVD. Julie enjoys vol. 1 of Demon Flowers at the Manga Maniac Cafe. EvilOmar posts a series of short reviews at About Heroes. At du9, Tanuki reviews Yotsuba&! Johanna Eubank of the Arizona Daily Star reviews With the Light.