The Comics Village clan makes their picks from this week’s new releases.
David Welsh, meanwhile, contemplates the upcoming titles featured in the September Previews.
Gottsu-Iiyan posts some Naoki Urasawa sketches from a Japanese magazine at The Eastern Edge.
The Daily Yomiuri reports that Japanese publishers are putting more of their works online to beat scanlators, since legal means have had limited success.
Things were looking kind of bleak at Deux Press a few months ago, so it’s nice to hear some good news, via Kris at Manic About Manga: Spicy but Sweet and Cigarette Kisses will be out in September, and another special sale is in the works.
Coming this fall: The Rough Guide to Manga, authored by a frequent linkee on this blog, Honolulu Star-Bulletin columnist Jason Yadao. Congratulations, Jason!
This is pretty cool: LJ’er st-aurafina posts an annotated photo of her manga-filled bookshelf.
Jason Thompson is going to be at Kumoricon in Portland, Oregon, on Labor Day weekend, and he has a full schedule of activities planned.
Viz Media’s Japanese parent companies Shogakukan, Shueisha, and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions have acquired two European companies and will fold them into their European arm, Viz Media Europe.
Reviews: Kate Dacey reviews three kid-friendly manga at Good Comics for Kids. Jeet Heer joins the Robot 6 staff, including me, in this week’s What Are You Reading column. My picks include 20th Century Boys, which I’ll write a real review of one of these days. Lori Henderson checks out the SIGIKKI lineup at Manga Xanadu. Ed Sizemore reviews a handful of recent volumes from Del Rey at Comics Worth Reading. And the Manga Recon team has another set of Manga Minis up for your reading pleasure. Other reviews of note:
Julie on vol. 2 of Animal Academy (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Snow Wildsmith on vol. 1 of Aoi House (omnibus) (Fujoshi Librarian)
Diana Dang on vol. 1 of Ballad of a Shinigami (Stop, Drop, and Read!)
Dan Polley on vol. 1 of The Battle of Genryu (Comics Village)
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vol. 3 of Beauty is the Beast (i heart manga)
Danielle Van Gorder on vol. 28 of Berserk (Mania.com)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 6 of Bizenghast (Comics Worth Reading)
Deb Aoki on Black Bird (About.com)
Connie on vol. 1 of Bloody Kiss (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 2 of Choco Mimi (Slightly Biased Manga)
Johanna Draper Carlson on CSI: Intern at Your Own Risk (Comics Worth Reading)
Connie on Cut (Slightly Biased Manga)
Michelle Smith on Dining Bar Akira (Manga Recon)
Lissa Pattillo on Dystopia (Kuriousity)
Danielle Van Gorder on vol. 3 of Gantz (Mania.com)
Snow Wildsmith on Golden Prince & Argent King (Manga Jouhou)
Julie on Junior Escort (Manga Maniac Cafe)
D.M. Evans on vol. 1 of Knights (Manga Jouhou)
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vols. 5 and 6 of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (i heart manga)
Erin Finnegan on vol. 1 of Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu (Manga Recon)
Erica Friedman on vol. 1 of Lucky Star (Okazu)
Johanna Draper Carlson on The Manga Guide to Calculus and The Manga Guide to Electricity (Comics Worth Reading)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 7 of Monkey High (There it is, Plain as Daylight)
Connie on vol. 9 of MPD-Psycho (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 32 of Oh My Goddess (Slightly Biased Manga)
Michelle Smith on vol. 2 of Phantom Dream (Soliloquy in Blue)
Julie on vol. 2 of Rasetsu (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Connie on vol. 6 of Slam Dunk (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 22 of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (Kuriousity)
Shevaun Morrison on vol. 1 of Welcome to Wakaba-Soh (Kuriousity)