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Jolie du Pre interviews Erica Friedman for the Chicago Examiner.

Attention publishers: David Welsh has found another Io Kuroda manga for you to license: Nasu. I have to say, it sounds awesome.

Deb Aoki posts her SDCC photos and some manga highlights of the con at

Shojo Flash looks at the latest Previews and is alarmed to see that the pickings look rather slim.

ANN notes that the latest volumes of Naruto and Fruits Basket made the USA Today Booklist this week.

Tiamat’s Disciple discusses manga adaptations of anime.

It looks like Cathy’s copy of Kimi ni Todoke had a printing problem. Did anyone else have the same experience?

Adam Stephanides has a few words about one of CMX’s newly announced licenses, 51 Ways to Protect Her, at Completely Futile.

Lori Henderson writes about the warm welcome she has aways received in comics stores, regardless of the fact that she’s … you know… female.

Viz is hiring, but be warned, this is not an entry-level job.

Reviews: Over at Good Comics for Kids, teenage reviewer Sabrina Fritz takes a look at two Tomoko Taniguchi titles, Let’s Stay Together Forever and Call Me Princess. Sam Kusek looks over the new offerings at Viz’s Shonen Sunday website at Manga Recon. Here’s a new way to review manga: Jacob Martin is live-tweeting his impressions of Read or Die. The Daily Wildcat of the University of Arizona has some graphic novel recommendations, and several of them are manga!

Jacob Martin on vol. 1 of Aishiteruze Baby (SNAG Vs. World)
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vol. 1 of Bride of the Water God (i heart manga)
Shannon Fay on vol. 2 of Chibi-Vampire (Kuriousity)
Julie on vol. 2 of Dorothea (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Connie on vol. 2 of Gestalt (Slightly Biased Manga)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Kimi ni Todoke (Comics Worth Reading)
Justin Colussy-Estes on The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (light novel) (Comics Village)
Julie on Mr. Flower Bride (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Anna on Oishinbo: Ramen & Gyoza (2 screenshot limit)
Connie on vol. 2 of Papillon (Slightly Biased Manga)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 1 of Sugarholic (There it is, Plain as Daylight)
Jessica Severs on vol. 2 of Tsubasa: Those With Wings and vol. 3 of Phantom Dream (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Erica Friedman on vol. 2 of Tsubomi (Okazu)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 4 of With the Light (Comics Worth Reading)
Shojo Flash on vol. 1 of Zone-00 (Shojo Flash)

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