Twilight reax and SDCC highlights

ICv2 has a bit more on Yen Press’s Twilight manga, including speculation that it could create a “halo effect” that would boost their other books. Yen Plus Info, Melinda Beasi, and Gia Manry, and the ANN commenters react, and Otaku Ohana has a poll, if you want to make your voice heard.

The Manga Critic has a poll as well, for most anticipated manga of 2009. What, no Twilight, Kate?

Fruits Basket translators Alethea and Athena Nibley take a fond look at their magnum opus.

San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, and for those of you who are pressed for time, Robot 6 blogger Christopher Mautner has a handy list of five things an anime and manga fan shouldn’t miss at SDCC.

The Ninja Consultants will be at Otakon; click to see pink, sparkly snark and find out where they will be.

Steve Sunu reports on the Asian American Comic Con at Comic Book Resources.

Patrick Macias gives us a peek at the 1966 manga Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster.

Tiamat’s Disciple is giving away some Yen Press titles. Click the link to find out how to win.

OT but kind of fun: I’m contributing to the Kids Comics Roundtable at The Hooded Utilitarian this week; my first piece is on British kids’ comics. Unfortunately, while looking for art to go with it I found Desperate Dan porn, and now I have to go wash out my brain with soap.

Reviews

Emily on Abunai Paradise (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
Michael May on vol. 1 of Anne Freaks (Robot 6)
Michelle Smith on vol. 5 of Black Cat (Soliloquy in Blue)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of Cat Paradise (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Lissa Pattillo on Clover (Kuriousity)
Tiamat’s Disciple on Dystopia (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
David Goodwin on vol. 9 of Emma (The Eastern Standard)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Fushigi Yûgi (VIZBIG edition) (Prospero’s Manga)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 5 of Gimmick (Comics Worth Reading)
Sean Gaffney on Gin Tama (Okazu)
Phil Guie on vol. 1 of Higurashi When They Cry: Cotton Drifting Arc (Manga Recon)
Michelle Smith on vol. 5 of Honey and Clover (Soliloquy in Blue)
Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on vol. 6 of Honey and Clover (Manga Life)
Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on vol. 2 of Honey Hunt (Manga Life)
Sesho on vol. 2 of Honey Hunt (Sesho’s Anime and Manga Reviews)
Julie on vol. 3 of Kiichi and the Magic Books (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Esther Keller on The Manga Cookbook (Good Comics for Kids)
Lorena on vol. 2 of Millennium Snow (i heart manga)
Anna on vol. 2 of The Name of the Flower (2 screenshot limit)
David Goodwin on vol. 7 of Parasyte (The Eastern Standard)
Laura on vols. 1 and 2 of The Recipe for Gertrude (Heart of Manga)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 2 of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (There it is, Plain as Daylight)
Shojo Flash on vol. 1 of Venus Capriccio (Shojo Flash)
Billy Aguiar on You Will Drown in Love (Prospero’s Manga)

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