Manga by some American guy to come to U.S.

Ultimo, by Stan Lee (creator of Spider-Man) and Hiroyuki Takei (creator of Shaman King) will begin its American run in the July issue of Shonen Jump.

Kate Dacey takes a look at this week’s new releases at The Manga Critic.

Emily Snodgrass of the Nichi Bei Times takes a look at shoujo manga in the U.S. (Via Animefaniac, via When Fangirls Attack.)

David Welsh ponders the reading list for a hypothetical Manga 101 course, and commenters chime in with their own suggestions.

At Manga Life, Fruits Basket translators Alethea and Athena Nibley discuss the challenge of translating spells and incantations.

Scott VonSchilling files his con report on AnimeNEXT at The Anime Almanac.

Connie of Slightly Biased Manga is coming up on her fifth anniversary, and she is asking readers what changes they would like to see on the site.

Artist Misako Rocks! will be a guest at Otakon this year.

News from Japan: the Asahi Shimbun takes a look at last month’s Bookoff deal, in which the printer Dai Nippon and the publishers Kodansha, Shueisha, and Shogakukan all bought shares in the secondhand book chain. ANN posts the latest manga rankings.


Kate Dacey on The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need (The Manga Critic)
Michelle Smith on vols. 1 and 2 of Black Cat (Comics Should Be Good!)
Michelle Smith on vol. 21 of Boys Over Flowers (Soliloquy in Blue)
John Hogan on vol. 1 of Cirque du Freak (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Sam Kusek on vol. 1 of Detroit Metal City (Manga Recon)
David Rasmussen on vol. 1 of Detroit Metal City (Manga Life)
Brandon Soderberg on Disappearance Diary (Are you a serious comic book reader?)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Gestalt (The Manga Critic)
Alex Hoffman on vol. 8 of Gin Tama (Comics Village)
Joy Kim on vol. 5 of Goong (Manga Life)
Erica Friedman on vol. 2 of Hanayashiki no Junin-tachi (Okazu)
April Kimm on Hey, Sensei? (The Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society)
Shannon Fay on His Arrogance (Kuriousity)
Tangognat on The History of the West Wing (Tangognat)
Grant Goodman on vol. 1 of Ichiroh! (Manga Recon)
Laura on Kare Kano (Heart of Manga)
Connie on vol. 13 of Moon Child (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 6 of Nightmare Inspector (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 6 of Nora: The Last Chronicle of Devildom (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erin Jameson on vols. 1 and 2 of Papillon (PLAYBACK:stl)
Lorena on chapter 8 of Rin-ne (i heart manga)
James Fleenor on Schoolgirl Milky Crisis (Anime Sentinel)
Laura on the July issue of Shojo Beat (Shojo Flash)
Katherine Farmar on vol. 1 of Sunflower (Comics Village)
Julie on vol. 1 of Takeru: Opera Susanoh Sword of the Devil (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Courtney Kraft on vol. 1 of Venus Capriccio (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on vol. 1 of Venus Capriccio (Manga Life)
Connie on vol. 4 of We Were There (Slightly Biased Manga)
John Hogan on vol. 1 of Yokai Doctor (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Ed Sizemore on Book 6 of Yuri Monogatari (Comics Worth Reading)

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  1. Just a small correction. I actually wrote the review of Yuri Monotagari vol 6.

  2. Fixed! Sorry about that!

  3. so the 3 main publishers feel that if they cant beat them, join them