Just a week after its launch, Rin-ne is already running a bit behind: Editor Mike Montesa said that the second intstallment (due out yesterday) will be delayed until May 2 because of Golden Week, a Japanese holiday, and the third chapter will be published on May 13. John Jakala asks some good questions at Sporadic Sequential.
Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, and Viz’s offering will be a Shonen Jump sampler with a chapter of Ultimo, the Stan Lee/Hiroyuki Takei collaboration.
Charles Tan has an interesting essay on the difficulties of buying books in the Philippines at Bibliophile Stalker.
News from Japan: Yuji Iwahara will launch a second Darker than Black manga in Young Gangan magazine. Fullmetal Alchemist manga-ka Hiromu Arakawa has did the cover illustration for the Japanese edition of the Irish novel The Demon’s Lexicon. ANN has the latest manga rankings from Oricon and Tohan. Canned Dogs has a few interesting tidbits, including the news that a new, as-yet-unnamed supplement to Shounen Magazine will feature a new manga by Raiku Makoto.
Melinda Beasi on vol. 1 of 13th Boy (there it is, plain as daylight)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Animal Academy (Prospero’s Manga)
Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on vols. 9 and 10 of Beauty Pop (Manga Life)
David Rasmussen on vol. 4 of Black Lagoon (Manga Life)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 7 of Black Sun, Silver Moon (Kuriousity)
Tangognat on vol. 1 of Cafe Kichijouji De (Tangognat)
Deb Aoki on vol. 2 of Future Lovers (About.com)
Joy Kim on vol. 1 of GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class (Manga Life)
Michelle Smith on vol. 35 of InuYasha (soliloquy in blue)
Michelle Smith on vols. 36-37 of InuYasha (Manga Recon)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Maid War Chronicle (Prospero’s Manga)
Diana Dang on vol. 1 of Negima!? Neo (Stop, Drop, and Read!)
Katherine Farmar on vol. 1 of Ordinary Crush (Comics Village)
Julie on vol. 7 of The Prince of Tennis (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Emily on Romance Godan Katsuyou (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
Danielle Leigh on Suggestive Eyes (Comics Should Be Good)