Naruto dominates GN list—again!

ICv2 lists BookScan’s top 20 graphic novels for March. Watchmen leads the list, but after that, it’s pretty manga-heavy, with Naruto dominating and Fruits Basket, Vampire Knight, Bleach, Rosario + Vampire, Negima, and Maximum Ride making single-volume showings as well.

Speaking of Fruits Basket, the Anime Pulse folks bid Tohru and the gang “sayonara” in their latest Manga Pulse podcast.

John Jakala would like to see some salaryman manga, please!

At the Hooded Utilitarian, Noah Berlatsky reflects further on his previous post about the Japanese self-image as reflected in manga and other media, and he also reprints his best-of list from The Comics Journal and makes some further notes on TCJ’s manga coverage.

Reviews Hisui and Narutaki of Reverse Thieves makes some interesting picks for their manga of the month: X-Day, by After School Nightmare creator Setona Mizushiro, and Addicted to Curry, which I don’t believe has been licensed here yet.

Lissa Pattillo on vol. 4 of Black Knight (Kuriousity)
Lori Henderson on vol. 2 of Cat-Eyed Boy (Comics Village)
Erin Jones on vol. 2 of Cross x Break (
Ed Sizemore on vols. 3-6 of Dragon Eye (Comics Worth Reading)
Sean T. Collins on Dragon Head (Attentiondeficitdisorderly Too Flat)
Tom Batten on A Drifting Life (Brick Weekly)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 22 of Fruits Basket (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 3 of Ghost Talker’s Daydream (
Faith McAdams on vol. 9 of Kurohime (Animanga Nation)
Kris on Laugh Under the Sun (Manic About Manga)
Julie on vol. 1 of Negima!? neo (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Erica Friedman on vol. 1 of Otome Kikan Gretel (Okazu)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 3 of Slam Dunk (The Comic Book Bin)
Danielle Leigh on vol. 1 of Train*Train (Comics Should Be Good)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 1 of Your and My Secret (there it is, plain as daylight)

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  1. Actually X-Day has been licensed here but it looks like it was just a limited release since you have to buy is used. Our good friends as TokyoPop got it. And MangaPulse gave Fruba a surprising rating

  2. Brigid thanks for linking to my Q&A qith Kurt Hassler yesterday. Following it i had another chat with him about Azumanga, and have posted his answers in a new post on my blog. Unfortunatly what we’re getting is NOT the new 10th Anniversary edition, but a retranslation and editing of the original.