Friday news and reviews

The MangaCast team looks over this week’s new releases.

I haven’t been following the USA Today booklist like I used to, but it’s worth noting, as ANN did, that all four volumes of Naruto made the top 150 list last week for the second week in a row.

Lori Henderson has found some links and videos regarding manga on the Sony E-Reader.

Matt Blind brings in the online sales numbers, with his weekly rankings summary, emerging trends report, new releases and pre-orders summary, and top 500 list.

JoeMac posts more cartoons of former Tokyopop employees.

News from Japan: Here’s a site for those of you who read Japanese: Yomban, a Bandai-run site that posts free manga and novels. I took a quick peek and the reader is simple and easy to use; I just wish I could read the words. Kodansha’s Morning Special has word of new manga from the creators of Get Backers and Boys Be…

Reviews: At comiXology, Tucker Stone gives Slam Dunk the Tucker Stone treatment. Danielle Leigh is intrigued by vol. 1 of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei at Comics Should Be Good. Jennifer Tanko enthuses about CLAMP’s Wish for the Towson University student paper. At Sequential Tart, Sheena McNeil is impressed that the artist of vol. 1 of Tantric Stripfighter Trina understands the physics of boobs so well. Other reviews of note:

Alex Hoffman on vol. 1 of 07-Ghost (Comics Village)
Sam Kusek on vol. 1 of 20th Century Boys (Manga Recon)
A Library Girl on vol. 6 of After School Nightmare (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Julie on vol. 1 of Bakegyamon-Backwards Game (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Michelle Smith on vol. 2 of Case Closed (soliloquy in blue)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 5 of Comic (Kuriousity)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 5 of Comic (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Patti Martinson on vol. 10 of Crimson Hero (Sequential Tart)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 12 of D.Gray-Man (Sequential Tart)
Grant Goodman on vols. 1-4 of Emperor’s Castle (Manga Recon)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 3 of Fairy Cube (Sequential Tart)
Michelle Smith on vol. 5 of Fairy Tail (soliloquy in blue)
Snow Wildsmith on The First Stage of Love (Manga Jouhou)
AstroNerdBoy on Genshiken Official Book (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
TSOTE on Gyo and Uzumaki (Three Steps Over Japan)
Erica Friedman on vol. 2 of Hayate x Blade (Okazu)
Connie on vol. 17 of Iron Wok Jan (Slightly Biased Manga)
Diana Dang on Love*Com (Stop, Drop, and Read!)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of Maximum Ride (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Wolfen Moondaughter on vol. 14 of Nana (Sequential Tart)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 1 of Pluto (Sequential Tart)
Casey Brienza on Red Blinds the Foolish (ANN)
Connie on vol. 15 of Tail of the Moon (Slightly Biased Manga)
Ken Haley on vol. 1 of Togainu No Chi (Manga Recon)
Tangognat on vol. 1 of Tsubasa: Those with Wings (Tangognat)
Anna on vol. 1 of Ultimate Venus (Tokyo Jupiter)
Phil Guie on vol. 1 of Wild Animals (Manga Recon)
Emily on Yokae Mae (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
Sarah Boslaugh on vol. 3 of Yozakura Quartet (PLAYBACK:stl)

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