Today is the 63rd anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings, John Thomas reminds us, and he takes a look at two manga that deal with that event and its aftermath: Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms and Barefoot Gen.
Also Erin Finnegan posts cover images and lots of other info about the upcoming foodie manga Oishinbo.
Matt Blind presents the week’s manga rankings (online sales) at Rocket Bomber, and they are more readable now that he posts the top 10 and puts the rest behind a cut. Somehow 500 titles at once was just too much to digest.
I don’t usually cover anime, but I was interested to read about Scott’s VonSchilling’s experiment at Anime Almanac: He went a month without fansubs and found that there was plenty out there to see for not very much money.
Reviews: Sam Kusek gives vol. 3 of Fairy Tail an A at PopCultureShock’s Manga Recon blog. EvilOmar posts some brief manga reviews, including Aspirin Crayon Shinchan, and Me and the Devil Blues, at About Heroes. Lissa Pattillo reads Love Circumstances and Love Lesson, and D.M. Evans checks out vol. 5 of Wild Adapter, at Manga Jouhou. At Slightly Biased Manga, Connie posts her take on vols. 16, 17, and 18 of Berserk, vol. 12 of Iron Wok Jan, vol. 35 of Dragon Ball, vol. 5 of Go Go Heaven, vol. 20 of Eyeshield 21, vol. 13 of Saint Seiya, vol. 8 of Click, and vol. 5 of Kashimashi.