Non-Tokyopop news and links

Naruto slips from 48 to 75 on the USA Today best-seller list. No other manga makes the cut this week.

It’s a light shopping week for David Welsh, but he does find a few things to pick up.

Khursten finds an interview with the creator of Saint Oniisan (Saint Young Men), the Buddha/Jesus comedy manga, at Otaku Champloo.

Dirk Deppey has been posting pages from the Japanese magazine Garo all week at Journalista. Scroll down for yesterday’s sample, which should probably regarded as NSFW despite the pretty illusration style. Bill Randall posts his Garo covers as well.

Continuing in this oddball vein, Ryan Sands posts covers of some new titles from the publisher PictureBox. And Ryan is also looking for Your Flesh—the magazine, that is. (Both posts are NSFW.)

Kethylia reminds us that the latest Anime Insider is out, and it features an article by her on the early works of famous manga artists.

Invaeon plans his summer reading at Manly Manga and More.

Shizuki Yamashita spends the day with My Dearest Devil Princess creator Netsu Maika at Fanime. Her sister at One Potato Two covers Fanime from a translator’s point of view.

Who wants to be a doujinshika? Pop Japan Travel is offering a package tour to Comitia that includes not only meetings with artists and a trip to the Ghibli Museum but also printing and translation services for your very own doujinhsi. Details, including a clarification from Pop Japan Travel, at the Manga Maniac Cafe.

News from Japan: ANN has the latest manga rankings. And Kaori Yuki has a new manga series, Guignol Kyutei Gakudan, running in Hakusensha’s Bessatsu Hana to Yume magazine.

Reviews: First stop is ANN for Carlo Santos’ latest Right Turn Only!! column, in which he checks out Cowa!, Haridama Magic Cram School, Toto, and more. Tangognat takes a look at vol. 1 of Pretty Face. Eric Turner reads vol. 1 of Full Metal Panic at Manga Jouhou. At Anime on DVD, Danielle Van Gorder reviews vol. 1 of Restart, vol. 1 of A Wise Man Sleeps, and vol. 3 of Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning, and Sakura Eries checks out vol. 27 of Iron Wok Jan. Connie reviews vol. 7 of +Anima and vol. 22 of Detective Conan at Slightly Biased Manga. The Boys Next Door blog posts reviews of vol. 2 of Totally Captivated, vol. 2 of Hero Heel, Say Please, vol. 5 of Love Pistols, and Immoral Darkness. Ed Sizemore reads vol. 2 of Manga Sutra—Futari H at Comics Worth Reading. James Hanrahan reviews vol. 1 of Monkey High and vols. 1 and 2 of Fairy Tail, and Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane reads vol. 2 of Sand Chronicles, at Manga Life. Anime Fans Online reviews vol. 2 of Wild Ones. Invaeon reads vol. 3 of Kyoko Karasuma at Manly Manga and More. Tiamat’s Disciple critiques vols. 1 and 2 of Aqua, vol. 3 of Zombie Loan, vol. 1 of Croquis Pop, and vols. 1-9 of Girls Saurus. Lori Henderson’s daughter Krissy reviews vol. 1 of Magical Pokemon Journey at Manga Xanadu. It’s ghost story week at Kuri-ousity, where Lissa Pattillo shivers through Eerie Queerie, vol. 1 of xxxHolic, and CLAMP Paranormal Investigators. Holly Ellingwood checks out vol. 3 of Can’t Win With You, vol. 5 of The Gentlemen’s Alliance+, and vol. 33 of InuYasha at Active Anime. At the Manga Maniac Cafe, Julie has vol. 2 of Hell Girl, vol. 4 of Dragon Eye, vol. 5 of Yurara, vol. 15 of The Wallflower, and vol. 1 of Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden stacked on the table. Erica Friedman checks out vol. 1 of Aoi Shiro at Okazu. Ferdinand reviews Maid Machinegun and Haridama: Magic Cram School at Prospero’s Manga. Deb Aoki reviews vol. 1 of The Record of a Fallen Vampire at

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