Deb Aoki interviews Katsushi Ota, the editor of Faust magazine, which will be coming to the U.S. later this year, at About.com.
Same Hat finds a Vice magazine cover by Shintaro Kago. The cover is gorgeous, but my advice is not to click the link for the magazine.
Katherine Dacey picks the best of this week’s new manga at Manga Recon. At Comics Village, the locals list their top choices, and Sabrina looks forward to a very Viz summer. At the Manga Maniac Cafe, Julie looks at future manga releases from the latest Previews.
Bible Study: Dallas Middaugh finds plenty of flaws in this article on The Manga Bible, including the claim that it is the first ever manga version of the Bible. But it’s fairly certain that Johanna Draper Carlson has discovered the first mecha manga Bible.
Charles Tan weighs in on the OEL manga debate with a thoughtful essay that also covers anime and Western comics.
Shizuki shows off some fancy snacks from Japan at the dot-anime USA Industry Babble blog.
Reviews: John T looks at Amano: The Collected Art of Vampire Hunter D at Mecha Mecha Media. Johanna Draper Carlson recommends vol. 1 of Happy Mania at Comics Worth Reading. Julie reads vol. 3 of D Gray-Man, vol. 5 of Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs, vol. 2 of The Guin Saga: The Seven Magi, and Love Share at the Manga Maniac Cafe. Katie McNeill enjoys the art in vol. 1 of Aria at Blogcritics. Erica Friedman posts part 1 of her review of vol. 11 of Yuri Hime at Okazu. Deb Aoki reads King of the Lamp and Voices of Love at About.com. Gary Thompson takes a look at vol. 1 of Alice on Deadlines and Ben Leary reads vol. 1 of Shiki Tsukai at Anime on DVD. Sandra Scholes reviews vol. 1 of Pixie Pop Gokkun Pucho, vol. 1 of Black Knight and vol. 1 of Gravitation EX, Holly Ellingwood reads vol. 10 of Buso Renkin and vol. 2 of Vanilla, and Rachel Bentham checks out Maybe I’m Your Steppin’ Stone at Active Anime. Josh Cook has a lengthy essay on Apollo’s Song at Bookslut. Katie Hagele writes about vol. 1 of Gakuen Alice for PopMatters. And there are plenty of fresh reviews up at Comics Village: John Thomas on vol. 1 of Hell Girl, Lori Henderson on vol. 8 of Nana, Charles Tan on Book 1 of Eagle: The Making of an Asian-American President, and Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of RalΩGrad.