Friday roundup

Shaenon Garrity takes a look at the formerly overlooked, but soon to be reissued, Slam Dunk.

ComiPress translates an article on the science of One Piece. Also: Japanese manga magazine updates.

The internet giveth and the internet taketh away: The Boysenberry Books website is live, but BeBeautiful has been “down for maintenance” for a while. (Via Yaoi Suki.)

The Yaoi Review lists some new releases to watch for in November.

Ryan shows off his real toys inspired by horror manga at Same Hat! Same Hat!!

The NYAF schedule is up. (Warning: PDF.)

Reviews: Dan Polley takes a look at vol. 1 of Sgt. Frog at Manga Life. Danielle Van Gorder checks out June Pride at Anime on DVD. Erica Friedman critiques vol. 1 of Aqua at Okazu. Julie reviews vol. 14 of Fullmetal Alchemist at the Manga Maniac Cafe. At Prospero’s Manga, Ferdinand vows to shun the rest of the Hot Gimmick franchise after reading Hot Gimmick S. Ed Chavez has a podcast review of vol. 5 of Yotsuba&! and vol. 1 of Love*Com up at MangaCast.

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