Now what do we do with the rest of the week?

It’s a light week for new manga, but the MangaCast team make their picks anyway. Meanwhile, Ed posts some holiday covers from Japan.

David Welsh reviews this week’s list as well.

Business Week looks at the popularity of manga in Europe.

At, Deb Aoki invites readers to vote on the year’s best shoujo manga and names Mushishi the best new manga of 2007.

Erica Friedman presents her top ten yuri countdown for 2007.

Occasional Superheroine asks “Where Are All Teh Female Comics Readers?” then finds them at NYAF. Interesting discussion in comments that includes the “manga formula” and this:

Manga is also incredibly easy to pick up. It’s collected in clear and consistent formats.

I wanted to find out about Naruto, so I just went and read *Naruto, Volume 1*.

A pal wanted to try reading *X-Men* and asked me where she should start. I had absolutely no idea.

(Via When Fangirls Attack.)

Aria is coming to an end in Japan.

ComiPress has a Backstage article about Anime News Service, one of the pioneers of anime coverage on the web.

Resplendent Beard has some thoughts on the manga version of X-Men.

Reviews: Charles Tan looks at vol. 17 of Eyeshield 21 at Bibliophile Stalker. Tiamat’s Disciple posts an overview of A.I. Love You. At Comics Worth Reading, Rob Vollmar reviews vol. 11 of Swan. Greg Hackmann finally cracks open Fruits Basket: Ultimate Edition at Anime on DVD and while he likes the manga OK, he’s disappointed with the presentation (maybe they should call it the “penultimate edition”). Also at AoD: Julie Rosato checks out Lover’s Flat. Ferdinand reviews vol. 1 of Red String and Miranda critiques vol. 1 of Shaman Warrior at Prospero’s Manga. Kethylia enjoys vol. 1 of With the Light but wonders if it belongs over here. EvilOmar posts another set of brief manga reviews at About Heroes. At Slightly Biased Manga, Connie reviews vols. 6 and 7 of RG Veda, vols. 25, 26, and 27 of Dragon Ball, vols. 7, 8, and 9 of Iron Wok Jan, vol. 5 of Princess Princess, and vol. 16 of Tenjho Tenge. Julie reads vol. 1 of Andromeda Stories, vol. 8 of Nana, and vol. 8 of Yakitate!! Japan at the Manga Maniac Cafe. Carlo Santos reviews The Manga Bible at ANN.

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  1. btw, Brigid, your comment on the Wired manga story made their Letters column albeit excerpted in the new issue.

  2. Yeah, they contacted me a while ago to say they were going to do that. It’s kind of ironic, actually, that I would be the first one in my family to have anything published in Wired, given that my husband is Mr. Computers and I’m… not.