The Anime Expo folks say that attendance topped 44,000 this past weekend, making AX the biggest anime and manga show in the country. Opinion Prone summarizes Deb Aoki’s tweets on the global manga panel and adds some opinions, and Evan Miller has a fuller report for ANN. Yaoi Press announced that they will be starting a light novel line. Japanator’s Tim Sheehy reports on Takashi Okazaki’s panel. (Okazaki is the creator of Afro Samurai.) ANN has cover shots for the new licenses announced by CMX at AX.
At Manga Xanadu, Lori Henderson has a few things to say about Viz’s plans to accelerate the release of One Piece.
Lissa Pattillo spots a few possible Tokyopop titles on Amazon.
Erica Friedman summarizes a week’s worth of yuri news at Okazu.
Japan Today’s Patrick Galbraith talks to Jamie Lano, an American artist who is currently working as an assistant on The Prince of Tennis in Japan.
ComiPress is looking for proofreaders for an independent manga project.
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Lorena on vol. 2 of Dororo (i heart manga)
Lori Henderson on vol. 4 of Eagle: The 2008 Election Edition (Manga Xanadu)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on vol. 1 of Fairy Idol Kanon and vol. 1 of The Big Adventures of Majoko (Every Day Is Like Wednesday)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Game X Rush (Prospero’s Manga)
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Connie on vol. 16 of Hikaru no Go (Slightly Biased Manga)
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Melinda Beasi on vol. 5 of Legend (There it is, Plain as Daylight)
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Danielle Leigh on vol. 1 of Ludwig II (Comics Should Be Good)
Laura on Mars (Heart of Manga)
Lorena on vol. 2 of Me and the Devil Blues (i heart manga)
Hisui and Narutaki on issue 1 of Mechademia (Reverse Thieves)
Brian Cronin on Mijeong (Comics Should Be Good)
Julie on vol. 5 of Nora: The Last Chronicle of Devildom (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Max Loh on Orange (The Star of Malaysia)
Sesho on vol. 1 of Ouran High School Host Club (Sesho’s Anime and Manga Reviews)
David Brothers on vol. 1 of Path of the Assassin (4thletter!)
Ed Sizemore on vol. 5 of Sundome (Comics Worth Reading)
Zaki Zakaria on vol. 1 of Tsubasa: Those With Wings (The Star of Malaysia)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 4 of Very! Very! Sweet (Kuriousity)