New manga, free manga, delayed manga

Vol. 28 of Naruto leaps to number 17 on the USA Today best-seller list, up from 73 last week. ANN says only vol. 16 of Fruits Basket has done better. Vol. 17 of Negima! debuts on the list at number 115.

The MangaCast team deconstructs this week’s new manga list. And Ed posts a list of ero titles to be published in Japan this month. Also of interest: Taiyosha’s top-selling manga for this week.

David Welsh looks over the week’s new crop of manga at Precocious Curmudgeon, and Danielle Leigh lists her picks at Manga Over Flowers.

Free manga on the web: Over at MySpace, check out previews of Batman: Death Mask! and Crayon Shinchan. (Via Blog@Newsarama.)

Hazel posts a sampling of images from her favorite scanlations from the first week of March.

At Same Hat! Same Hat!, Ryan reports that both Drawn & Quarterly manga releases, Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s Good-Bye and Seiichi Hayashi’s Red Colored Elegy, have been delayed from April until July. And it’s worth clicking over there just to see the cover of Suehiro Maruo’s newest book.

801 Media posts an update on their March titles.

Has yaoi peaked? Gia surveys the landscape.

Tokyopop will launch Phantom Dream (Geneimuso in Japanese), a five-volume manga by Fruits Basket creator Natsuku Takaya, in December.

At Sleep Is For the Weak, Lianne lists six reasons why right now is a great time to be a girl geek.

News from Japan: ANN reports that shoujo manga artist Keichiro Suzuhara died on Feb. 9.

Reviews: Connie checks out vol. 31 of Dragon Ball and vol. 8 of Berserk at Slightly Biased Manga. Julie Gray reviews vol. 1 of The Outcast at Manga Jouhou. Kethylia can find only one nice thing to say about vol. 1 of Sundome. Save your ten bucks: David Welsh dis-recommends vol. 1 of Switch at Precocious Curmudgeon. Save your money instead for To Terra and Andromeda Stories, which he heartily endorses in this week’s Flipped column at its new home, The Comics Reporter. Julie enjoys vol. 11 of Skip Beat! at the Manga Maniac Cafe. Manga Life has posted a new set of reviews: Barb Lien-Cooper on vol. 1 of Metro Survive, Joy Kim on vol. 1 of Peace Maker, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on Train Man: A Shojo Manga (Del Rey’s version) and Shannon Fay on vol. 1 of SOS. Lori Henderson reviews vol. 1 of Bride of the Water God at Manga Xanadu. Scott Campbell reads vol. 2 of Red String at Active Anime.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    ero manga? oh, how I wish we could get Comic RIN in the US.