Friday linkblogging

In this week’s Overlooked Manga Festival, Shaenon Garrity looks at Moon Child, “a rad manga that also happens to be batshit insane.”

John Jakala has some brief, entertaining comments on recent manga at Sporadic Sequential.

Manganews reviewer Ishaan interviews Tokyopop’s Rising Stars of Manga editor Hope Donovan. (Intro is here.)

Sequential’s Brian Munn posts The Book Manager’s list of the top-selling graphic novels in Canada, and it’s pretty much all manga and comic strip collections. (Via Journalista.)

Also found via Journalista: Kristy Valenti interviews global manga creator Adam Warren.

At the Manga Maniac Cafe, Julie has just gotten her Naruto Box Set. Despite being mesmerized by the spirals, she is not impressed by the quality of the joinery.

The Daily Yomiuri’s Saori Kan takes a look at Yukari Ichijo’s Yukan Club, which translates to “Idle Rich Club.”

Dallas Middaugh has only met three manga-ka, but one of them was Rumiko Takahashi.

Win the first 17 volumes of Blade of the Immortal in Dark Horse’s latest contest. (Via AoD.)

Anime on DVD is looking for manga reviewers, including someone who wants to cover BL.

Hazel has two posts about the best new scanlations.

The Yaoi Jamboree website has been updated with the latest announcements.

Reviews: Michelle checks out vol. 10 of Bleach at Soliloquy in Blue. At Manly Manga and More, Invaeon looks at vol. 2 of Kyoko Karasuma. Active Anime’s Scott Campbell reviews vol. 1 of Project D.O.A., and Holly Ellingwood checks out vol. 7 of Crimson Hero and vol. 4 of Mamotte! Lollipop. Patricia Beard reads vol. 1 of L’Etoile Solitaire at Anime on DVD. Chloe Ferguson reviews vol. 1 of Zombie Loan at Manga Life. At Manga Recon, Ken Haley checks out vols. 1-3 of Phantom. At Yaoi Suki, Jordan Marks reviews vol. 3 of Innocent Bird. The French blog du9 features an English translation of Xavier Guilbert’s review of Kiriko Nananan’s Strawberry Shortcakes, which unfortunately isn’t available in English yet. Johanna reviews vol. 1 of S.A. at Comics Worth Reading. Ferdinand checks out vol. 1 of Star Project Chiro, a new title from UDON, at Prospero’s Manga. Katie McNeill takes a long look at vol. 1 of The Dark Crystal at Blogcritics. Win Wiacek of the Comics Creators Guild casts an experienced eye on vol. 1 of How to Draw Manga.

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  1. Regarding batshit insane manga, check out telophase’s tagged posts RAISED BY PIGEONS and her scans from the manga in question: hilarious, especially the comments.


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