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.
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.
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.
Grant Goodman posts part three of his Otakon report at Manga Recon.
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.
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 (Mania.com)
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)