Opinionated linkblogging

Woot! MangaBlog made the Active Anime Top 25 list of anime and manga websites, along with a host of other sites that we link to regularly, including ComiPress, Anime on DVD, and ANN. Special props to Erica Friedman, who has two sites on the list, her excellent blog Okazu and the yuri site Yuricon.

The Otaku, another top 25 member, posts this week’s new manga list.

Chris Mautner interviews one of our favorite reviewers, PopCultureShock’s senior manga editor Katherine Dacey, for Blog@Newsarama. Johanna Draper Carlson chimes in with her thoughts on discussing art in reviews.

Lori Henderson thinks Viz chose exactly the wrong moment to change Nana‘s rating to Mature and pull it from Shojo Beat (spoilers for vol. 8 at the link).

Ed Chavez picks up on some new Viz titles spotted by an alert AoD’er.

Chloe Ferguson looks at some older titles in her second Panelosophy column for ComiPress.

Japanese serialization news: Beauty Pop creator Kiyoko Arai is starting a new shoujo manga; the creators of Onmyou Taisenki have a new title as well.

Jason Thompson will be at Wondercon this weekend, doing two manga panels. EigoManga will be there too.

Reviews: Occasional Superheroine Valerie D’Orazio checks out Christian manga Goofyfoot Gurl and finds the art refreshingly different. Lissa Pattillo reviews Nabi the Prototype at Manga Jouhou. Eva reads the light novel Dark Wars: The Tale of Meiji Dracula at MangaCast. After a brief hiatus, Emily posts five reviews of Japanese titles at Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page: Angel Time, Mayonaka Express, Mayonaka no Ariadne, Momoiro Heaven!, and Yumenara Samenaide. Erica Friedman looks a very different Japanese title, vol. 1 of Magie Paire, at Okazu. Julie reads vol. 6 of Chibi Vampire and vol. 6 of Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs at the Manga Maniac Cafe. Tiamat’s Disciple takes a long look at vols. 1-3 of Oh My Goddess and vols. 1-3 of Le Chevalier d’Eon. Nick answers Leah’s questions about vols. 1-12 of Death Note at Hobotaku. Holly Ellingwood reviews vol. 1 of Blood+ and vol. 5 of Kitchen Princess and Sandra Scholes checks out vol. 2 of Two Will Come at Active Anime. Michelle enjoys vols. 13 and 14 of Tsubasa at Soliloquy in Blue. Ben Leary reads a light novel, vol. 1 of Good Witch of the West, at Anime on DVD. Dave Ferraro turns over Manga Monday to the Azumanga Daioh omnibus at Comics-and-More. Johanna Draper Carlson updates her reviews at Comics Worth Reading with her take on vol. 14 of Tramps Like Us and vol. 11 of Hikaru no Go, and she posts brief reviews of vol. 4 of INVU, vol. 1 of Metamo Kiss, and vol. 1 of Return to Labyrinth. Showing that you can compare almost anything, Matt Blind posts a dual review of Manga Sutra and the Disney manga Kilala Princess. Leroy Douresseaux checks out vol. 12 of Kekkaishi at The Comic Book Bin. Jog takes a look at the end of a series, vol. 13 of Golgo 13.

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  1. Heh heh. I’m an “alert AoDer” now. :)