David Brothers discusses why he doesn’t care for the new translation of Yotsuba&! at 4thletter.
Lissa Pattillo rummages around the listings and comes up with a few possible new yaoi titles and a Darker than Black omnibus from Yen Press. And she notes that Digital’s eManga online manga site has added some global titles.
Deb Aoki runs down today’s options for NYAF, including the Del Rey party, the Eureka Seven movie, and your last chance to buy tickets online.
The scanlation group MangaHelpers reaches out to Viz, looking for a mutually beneficial partnership. There’s more here, with an opportunity to comment. This was a big topic of discussion on Twitter last night, where I think Lissa Pattillo was the first to post it.
Tina Anderson, who is a former Yaoi Press creator, puts Yamila Abraham’s arrest in perspective in a comment at the Icarus blog.
Chris Butcher posts some anime and manga ads he spotted on his latest trip to Japan.
News from Japan: Spice and Wolf creator Hasekura Isuna has divulged his investment porfolio online. Shin Takahasi is resuming work on Kimi no Kakera after a two-year break. KimiKiss artist Taro Shinonome is starting a new game series. And ANN has the latest Japanese comics rankings.
Reviews: Kate Dacey has some short reviews of the first volumes of Bloody Kiss, Maria Holic, and X-Men: Misfits at The Manga Critic. Salimbol has an appreciation of Samurai Deeper Kyo at The Chocolate Mud Wyvern Presents. At Manga Live, Park Cooper discusses his recent reading. Other reviews of note:
Clive Owen on vol. 6 of Black Lagoon (Animanga Nation)
Joy Kim on vols. 1-6 of Dokebi Bride (Joy Kim)
Greg Hackmann on vol. 2 of Faust (Mania.com)
Marc on vol. 1 of Fleurs Bleues (French edition of Aoi Hana) (Okazu)
Kris on vol. 2 of Future Lovers (Manic About Manga)
Carlo Santos on vol. 3 of Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (ANN)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Happy Happy Clover (Comics-and-More)
Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on vol. 5 of Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time (Manga Life)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 14 of Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs (Comics Worth Reading)
Tangognat on vol. 1 of Karakuri Odette (Tangognat)
Julie on vol. 2 of Kimi ni Todoke (Manga Maniac Cafe)
AstroNerdBoy on The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Snow Wildsmith on vol. 1 of Millennium Prime Minister (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Snow Wildsmith on vol. 1 of Nabari No Ou (Graphic Novel Reporter)
John Thomas on vol. 1 of Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project (Comics Village)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Nephylym (Manga Xanadu)
Ed Sizemore on Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals (Comics Worth Reading)
Julie on vol. 3 of Otomen (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Julie on vol. 2 of Tower of the Future (Manga Maniac Cafe)