This will make Wednesday pass a little quicker: Deb Aoki presents a preview gallery of new Viz manga at About.com.
Blazedent interviews American artist Takeshi Miyazawa, who is trying to make it as a manga-ka in Japan.
Katherine Dacey posts the new titles and short reviews at the Weekly Recon.
At The Beat, Heidi posts Diamond’s top 50 manga of 2007. That’s the top selling manga in comics stores, although the bookstore lineup probably would look the same, at least at the top of the list: It’s mostly Fruits Basket, Naruto, Death Note, and Bleach, but Kingdom Hearts, Megatokyo, Berserk, and Yotsuba&! make appearances as well.
PWCW’s Kai-Ming Cha takes a look at the Blood+ franchise (manga and light novels) that’s about to hit American shores, courtesy of Dark Horse.
LJ’er rushthatspeaks lists the best anime and manga of 2007.
ComiPress presents a history of the soon-to-be-defunct NewType USA magazine. Also: The Japanese light novel magazine Monthly Dragon is 20 years old and slowing down in its old age—they’ll be going bimonthly.
Here’s a page of girls with headphones. No, I don’t know why.
Reviews: At Sleep Is For the Weak, Lianne Sentar is seriously not impressed with Honey and Clover. Ed Sizemore waxes meh about X-Diary at Comics Worth Reading. On the other hand, Michelle enjoys vol. 2 of Skip Beat! at Soliloquy in Blue. Leroy Douresseaux checks out vol. 8 of Kaze Hikaru at The Comic Book Bin. Greg Hackman reads the light novel Oh My Goddess! First End at Anime on DVD. Julie reviews vol. 14 of The Wallflower and vol. 1 of Ral Ω Grad at the Manga Maniac Cafe. Holly Ellingwood reviews vol. 1 of Monochrome Factor and vol. 1 of Short Sunzen at Active Anime. Coeli recalls Flame of Recca at Poopsies. Miranda has a brief update on vols. 7-9 of The Drifting Classroom at Prospero’s Manga. Erica Friedman finds a nice yuri title, Rakuen no Jouken, at Okazu. Lissa Pattillo reads Enslaved by the Dragon so we don’t have to at Kuriosity. Connie checks out vol. 9 of Skip Beat!, vol. 1 of Aqua, and vol. 9 of Dragon Head at Slightly Biased Manga. At Manga Punk, Vikingr reviews vol. 3 of Bleach.