The Chicks on Anime Roundtable picks an interesting topic this week: The submissive man is a staple of yaoi manga, but what about submissive women?
The Same Hat guys offer a preview of the latest issue of their zine, Electric Ant #2.
Today is the last day to enter to win a copy of Jiro Taniguchi’s A Distant Neighborhood from Precocious Curmudgeon blogger David Welsh.
News from Japan: Bessatsu Young Magazine is going from bimonthly to monthly, with the new name Monthly Young Magazine, and they wound up five serials in the last issue under the old format.
Reviews: Melinda Beasi, Danielle Leigh, and Michelle Smith post the latest entry in The NANA Project, their review of vols. 5 and 6 of Nana. EvilOmar checks in with some brief reviews of recent manga at About Heroes. Yoshinori Natsume is starting a sequel to Togari in Monthly Comic Flapper.
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 2 of 13th Boy (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vols. 1-3 of Cain (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Danielle Leigh on vol. 3 of Cirque du Freak (Comics Should Be Good!)
Connie on vol. 3 of Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 13 of Monster (Slightly Biased Manga)
Emily on Ougon Kamen (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
Erica Friedman on vol. 1 of Shitsurakeun (Okazu)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Tale of an Unknown Country (Comics Village)