Launching our fifth year!

Today is MangaBlog’s fourth birthday! Thank you to everyone who reads, links, and comments; you are the ones who keep it interesting!

David Welsh takes a look at this week’s new comics at Precocious Curmudgeon.

At The Eastern Edge, Gottsu-Iiyan argues that American readers of manga and American comics need to break out of their boxes and learn to get along. And to remind us what it’s all about, he posts a bunch of Naoki Urasawa stuff.

Alex Hoffman has more thoughts on Marvel-manga crossovers at Manga Widget.

Yamila Abraham has an interesting revelation about yaoi: An extreme power imbalance, like rape, can be sexy when it’s two men, not so much when it’s a man and a woman.

Over at Anime Vice, Gia has video explanations of yuri and fanservice.

News from Japan: Ghibli World has a look at Hayao Miyazaki’s new manga, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises). (Via Anime Vice.)


Connie on vol. 16 of Basara (Slightly Biased Manga)
Isaac Hale on A Capable Man (Manga Recon)
Connie on vol. 14 of Claymore (Slightly Biased Manga)
Charles Tan on vol. 24 of Eyeshield 21 (Comics Village)
Kristy Valenti on Ghostbusters: Ghost Busted (comiXology)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 10 of Hayate the Combat Butler (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Erica Friedman on Hello Goodbye, a Maria-sama ga Miteru light novel (Okazu)
Julie on vol. 15 of Nana (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Emily on NG Boy x Paradise (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Blog)
Connie on vol. 4 of Nora: The Last Chronicles of Devildom (Slightly Biased Manga)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (Prospero’s Manga)
Greg McElhatton on vol. 20 of Tsubasa (Read About Comics)
Kris on Voices of Love (Manic About Manga)

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  1. Ed Sizemore says

    A BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I hope you’re doing this for forty more years. I’m always amazed at the amount of hard work it must take to compile your list of links each day. So thanks. I couldn’t start my day off right without my manga blog fix.

  2. Danielle Leigh says

    Yes, this blog is my first on-line destination of the day to see what conversations are happening in manga-land.

    So glad to see you start another great year!

  3. Congrats on four fan-appreciated years! MangaBlog is undoubtedly my first blog site visit every morning as well ^^

  4. Happy Birthday MangaBlog!

  5. Omedetou Tanjoubi, happy birthday! :)

  6. Happy Birthday MangaBlog!

  7. Happy birthday to MangaBlog! =)

  8. Congrats Brigid!! Our blogs are like fraternal twins :)
    MangaBlog is one of my essential over-coffee blog stops in the morning… keep up the great work!

  9. Wow, congratulations! I know what hard work it must be to keep this site going, so thanks for all you do to share the news. :)

  10. Vincent Carrino says

    Congratulations, undoubtedly this is one of the first sites I check everyday. I wish to extend a thank you; as well as wish you many more prosperous, and fun, years.

  11. Four years of compiling all this … wow, absolutely amazing. I have the site bookmarked as one of my morning launch sites, too. Banzai sanjou (three cheers)! ^_^

  12. Four years is a wonderful accomplishment, but I think what’s most telling is the fact that so many people start their day on MangaBlog. I happen to be one of them too. :)

    Keep up the wonderful work Brigid!

  13. Jay Barnett says

    Congrats and thanks for all your hard work!

  14. Katherine Dacey says

    Congrats on four years of great industry coverage, great insights, and terrific reviews! Looking forward to many, many more…

  15. Congrats!



  17. Ken Haley says

    Congrats and here’s to the future!

  18. Thanks for keeping me in the know these last five years. :)

  19. Congrats for the 4th Year Anniversary. May this blog continue to flourish! :D

  20. Congrats- here’s looking forward to many more years!

  21. Sorry to come in so late with this by a very happy anniversary to you! Keep up the fabulous work!

  22. Happy birthday, mBlog!

  23. Congratulations! Having my reviews linked on MangaBlog has made a big difference to me, personally. I’m grateful that you do what you do and bring us all together.

  24. Congrats on your 5th year!

  25. Thank you all for your kind words! I’m glad you’re all enjoying the blog—it certainly is fun to put it together!

  26. Congrats on 4 successful and entertaining years, and here’s to many more! Yours is a blog I never miss!

  27. Happy Birthday and best wishes, mangablog! This blog kind of changed my life, which probably sounds pretty dramatic, but it’s true! Thank you!

  28. Keep it up Brigid =)

  29. I’m very late to the party, I think, but congratulations on your fourth anniversary! Checking your site every morning is honestly one of the highlights of my day, and thanks so much for all the effort you put in.


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