Thursday roundup

Deb Aoki talks to Madeleine Rosca, the creator of Hollow Fields, at

On the USA Today best-seller list, vol. 28 of Naruto drops from number 17 to 26, and vol. 19 of Fruits Basket debuts at number 112.

Danielle Leigh lists some manga she’d like to see licensed in English in her latest Manga Over Flowers column at Comic Book Resources.

I made these specially for you, with lots of love: John Jakala finds some disturbingly funny maid 4-koma on Kaori Mori’s website.

Ambassador Doraemon reporting for service.

Patrick Macias presents a look at PQ magazine—not PiQ, PQ. Totally different head. Totally.

Digital Manga has announced the titles of five new yaoi novels they will be publishing this fall.

News from Japan: ComiPress has the weekly manga chart and announcements of two new josei magazines and a Type Moon Info/Comics Book that are in the works. ANN has more on the josei magazines, including some art and the news that one will feature a manga by Erica Sakurazawa.

Manly Manga and More lists the German manga releases for April.

Reviews: Ed Sizemore takes a look at vol. 1 of Yumekui Kenbun: Nightmare Inspector at Comics Worth Reading. Ken Haley checks out vol. 1 of Rose Hip Rose at PopCultureShock’s Manga Recon blog and Ferdinand of Prospero’s manga reads it as well. Connie reviews vols. 12 and 13 of Berserk at Slightly Biased Manga. Danielle Van Gorder reviews vol. 1 of Necratoholic and vol. 1 of World’s End, and Matthew Alexander has a brief review of vol. 7 of Enchanter at Anime on DVD. Manga Life posts a quartet of new reviews: Joy Kim on vols. 2 and 3 of D.Gray-Man, Shannon Fay on vol. 1 of Undertown, and Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on vols. 2-4 of Othello. Down at the Manga Maniac Cafe, Julie has vol. 1 of J-Pop Idol propped up between the salt and pepper shakers. Tangognat is disappointed by vol. 1 of Yozakura Quartet, but Dale North of Japanator liked it a lot. It’s time to seinen up at MangaCast, where manly Ed Chavez posts an audio review of vol. 2 of Dragon Head and vol. 1 of Brave Story. At Warren Peace Sings the Blues, Matthew Brady reads the April issue of Shojo Beat.

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