God Len has the list of this week’s new releases at Japanator.
Danielle Leigh makes her picks from Previews in her latest Manga Before Flowers column at Comics Should Be Good.
Aurora Publishing is going the Borders Exclusive route for its new Chika Shiomi series, Queen of Ragtonia.
Yamila Abraham was a victim of her own success when Borders over-ordered some yaoi bundles from Yaoi Press. She had the brilliant idea of hosting a bundling party, but nothing ever goes as planned…
Tokyopop is looking for a manga editor to work on licensed properties.
News from Japan: Yuu Watase has announced she won’t resume work on Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden until spring of 2010 because of health problems and other commitments. Leiji Matsumoto’s new manga Out of Galaxy Koshika will be distributed online via the Wii Shopping Channel, with readers paying for each episode with Wii points. The manga will be presented in both Japanese and English but so far there is no announcement of a print edition or distribution outside Japan.
Reviews: Start your day with David Welsh’s excellent Flipped column on vols. 1-10 of After School Nightmare, one of the best manga series of the past few years. Then move on to Ed Sizemore’s comprehensive review of vols. 1-20 of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles and the Tsubasa Character Guide at Comics Worth Reading. Carlo Santos treats us to another Right Turn Only!! column at ANN, and at Warren Peace Sings the Blues, Matthew J. Brady takes a break from his ongoing evaluation of Monster to review the April issue of Shojo Beat. Other reviews of note:
Sam Kusek on vol. 1 of BakéGyamon: Backwards Game (Manga Recon)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 26 of Bleach (Kuriousity)
Joe McCulloch (Jog) on A Drifting Life (Bookforum)
Ed Chavez on vol. 2 of Kaze no Hana (MangaCast)
Holly Ellingwood on vol. 9 of Kitchen Princess (Active Anime)
Julie on vol. 3 of Kurohime (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Michelle Smith on vol. 10 of Love*Com (soliloquy in blue)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of Lunar Legend Tsukihime (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Magic Touch and vol. 3 of Captive Hearts (Comics Worth Reading)
Scott Campbell on vol. 7 of My Heavenly Hockey Club (Active Anime)
Noah Berlatsky on vol. 15 of Nana (The Hooded Utilitarian)
Connie on vol. 2 of Otomen (Slightly Biased Manga)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Pluto (Comics-and-More)
Snow Wildsmith on Romantic Illusions (Fujoshi Librarian)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of Trinity Blood: Rage Against the Moon (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Connie on vol. 1 of Wild Act (Slightly Biased Manga)