Something old, something new

David Welsh takes a look at this week’s new manga, which includes the final volume of Fruits Basket (and he has a special request for those of you who haven’t read it… yet).

Tangognat makes her picks from the July Previews.

801 Media will be publishing Yellow 2, the sequel to Yellow, as an omnibus edition.

Sadie Mattox presents her criteria for the best manga of 2009 at Extremely Graphic.

If you’re in NYC, drop by Kinokuniya today for the latest Vertical Vednesday with Ed Chavez. The topic this time: Sports manga.

Reviews: Over at Comics Should Be Good, reviewers Danielle Leigh, Melinda Beasi, and Michelle Smith have started a roundtable discussion that will eventually cover all of Nana. All three are sharp, intelligent critics so this project promises to be interesting. At Manga Life, Barb Lien-Cooper reaches into the time capsule and pulls out a variety of short reviews from 2005.

Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Amefurashi: The Rain Goddess (Prospero’s Manga)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Amefurashi: The Rain Goddess (Comics Worth Reading)
Danielle Leigh on vol. 1 of Black Bird (Comics Should Be Good)
Lorena on vol. 6 of Black Jack (MangaCast)
Michelle Smith on vol. 25 of Boys Over Flowers (Soliloquy in Blue)
Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on vol. 36 of Boys Over Flowers (Manga Life)
Katherine Farmar on vol. 2 of Future Lovers (Comics Village)
Lori Henderson on vol. 3 of Gimmick (Manga Xanadu)
Lorena on vol. 1 of Millennium Snow (i heart manga)
Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on vol. 4 of Mixed Vegetables (Manga Life)
Emily on Penguin Kakumei (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
David Rasmussen on vol. 3 of Ral Grad (Manga Life)
Tiamat’s Disciple on Tail of the Moon Prequel – The Other Hanzo(u) (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of Tena on S-String (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Time Guardian (Kuriousity)
Greg McElhatton on vol. 1 of Yokai Doctor (Read About Comics)
Julie on You & Harujion (Manga Maniac Cafe)

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  1. Just to clarify, the Yellow omnibus and sequel series are too different things. Digital Manga will be re-releasing the first Yellow series (4 volumes) as a 2-volume omnibus set. Then Yellow 2 (previously unpublished in Japan) will be released as episodic mini books, each one about 60 pages long.

    Sorry if my post wasn’t clear!

  2. Thanks, Brigid, for your kind words about the three of us and our project!