Monday morning news roundup

Lori Henderson has a thorough roundup of the week’s manga news, with commentary, at Manga Xanadu. She also delivers a gentle scolding to one of those commenters we all get who is looking for scanlations.

Lissa Pattillo looks over the manga samplers she got at SDCC, which give a hint of things to come, and she also posts the August list of new releases.

David Welsh thumbs through the latest Previews, and he also spots some josei manga on Viz’s publishing schedule.

The Yaoi Review posts a handy list of yaoi releases scheduled for 2009 and 2010.

On the other hand, Tangognat notes a few manga series that appear to have sputtered to a halt.

Deb Aoki interviews Ultimo creators Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei. ICv2 interviews Lee and Takei separately.

Over at Okazu, Erica Friedman has a nice article about the anime/manga Twitter scene. If you’re not on Twitter already, you should check it out—I liken it to a perpetual cocktail party where there’s almost always an interesting conversation going on, and you can jump in and out at will. Erica also brings us another edition of YNN: Yuri Network News.

Charts! Vol. 5 of Naruto is the last manga standing on the USA Today Booklist, while vol. 23 of Fruits Basket tops the New York TImes manga list (with Naruto just behind).

Grant Goodman posts part three of his Otakon report at Manga Recon.

Sesho writes about his dissatisfaction with Otaku USA and some changes in cover design for Viz’s Shojo Beat imprint.

Blogging about blogging: Congratulations to Diana Dang on the first blogiversary of Stop, Drop, and Read!, which focuses on YA books (including manga!). At There it is, Plain as Daylight, Melinda Beasi introduces a new guest reviewer and declares this Girls Only Week, with all the reviews focusing on works by female creators.

News from Japan: At MangaCast, Ed Chavez posts the latest doujinshi rankings from Toranoana and the regular manga rankings from Taiyosha.

Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson takes a look at four of Viz’s Sigikki comics at Comics Worth Reading. Danielle Leigh reads some recent shonen manga at Comics Should Be Good. At The Yaoi Review, asamisgirl takes a look at some yaoi on the Kindle.

Emily Horner on After School Nightmare (Girlamatic)
Adam Stephanides on Billy Bat (Completely Futile)
Scott Green on vols. 5 and 6 of Black Jack (Ain’t It Cool News)
Connie on vol. 10 of Cantarella (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lori Henderson on vol. 5 of Chibi-Vampire (Comics Village)
Laura on The Devil Does Exist (Heart of Manga)
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vol. 6 of Emma (i heart manga)
Oyceter on vols. 8 and 9 of Emma (Sakura of DOOM)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 23 of Fruits Basket (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Megan M. on Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (There it is, Plain as Daylight)
Sesho on vol. 3 of Hayate cross Blade (Sesho’s Anime and Manga Reviews)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (Prospero’s Manga)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Kaze Hikaru (Kuriousity)
Faith McAdams on vol. 11 of Kurohime (Animanga Nation)
Greg Hackmann on vol. 9 of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vol. 7 of Land of the Blindfolded (i heart manga)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 5 of Legend (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Connie on vol. 7 of Monkey High (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 5 of Mixed Vegetables (Kuriousity)
Sesho on vol. 37 of Naruto (Sesho’s Anime and Manga Reviews)
Julie on vol. 1 of Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Cynthia on On Bended Knee (Boys Next Door)
Snow Wildsmith on Part-Time Pets (Fujoshi Librarian)
Connie on vol. 2 of Record of a Fallen Vampire (Slightly Biased Manga)
Michelle Smith on Sayonara, Mr. Fatty! (Manga Recon)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 6 of Shugo Chara! (There it is, Plain as Daylight)
Shojo Flash on vol. 1 of Sugarholic (Shojo Flash)
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vol. 4 of Swan (i heart manga)
Nick Popio on Vampire Knight (Girlamatic)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 4 of You’re So Cool (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)

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  1. Thanks Brigid! ♥

  2. JIM Evans says:

    Blogging about blogging is a sin, isn’t it? ;)