Doesn’t it seem redundant for the Chicks on Anime roundtable to have Girls’ Night Out? It’s a fun night, though, as yuri publisher Erica Friedman joins them for a chat about girls who like girls who like girls.
Kai-Ming Cha has a nice piece on the end of Emma at PWCW.
Fred Schodt talks Tezuka at The Onion’s AV Club.
Vampire Knight, Naruto, and more favorites top the NY Times best-seller list.
I’ll second David Welsh’s request that CMX license Otoyomegatari; it looks utterly gorgeous.
Jason Thompson has a fascinating article on military and political moe manga and anime at io9. It’s marked NSFW but doesn’t look terribly so to me (although I didn’t look at any of the videos).
Viz is offering a free preview of Rumiko Takahashi’s Mermaid Saga at their Rumic World site.
Danielle Leigh posts her first round of manga recommendations at Comics Should Be Good.
ANN has more details on Shueisha’s cell phone manga program.
Reviews: Ed Sizemore reviews some recent Tokyopop releases at Comics Worth Reading.
Ed Chavez on vol. 2 of Alive (MangaCast)
Sterg Botzakis on vol. 3 of Astro Boy (Graphic Novel Resources)
Kris on Awaken Forest (Manic About Manga)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 1 of Beast Master (Manga Bookshelf)
Brad Rice on Bokurano (Japanator)
Martin on Eden: It’s an Endless World! (Mono no aware)
Michael Buntag on vol. 9 of Emma (NonSensical Words)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 9 of Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden (Kuriousity)
Shannon Fay on Hey, Sensei? (Kuriousity)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of Higurashi When They Cry: Curse Killing Arc (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Diana Dang on vol. 1 of Jack Frost (Stop, Drop, and Read)
Johanna Draper Carlson on The Manga Artist’s Workbook (Comics Worth Reading)
John A. Wass on The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology (Scientific Computing)
Connie on vol. 1 of Please Please Me (Manga Recon)
Matthew Brady on vol. 6 of Pluto (Warren Peace Sings the Blues)
Gia Manry on Rin-ne (Anime Vice)
Michelle Smith on vol. 1 of Silent Möbius (Comics Should Be Good)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 7 of Zombie Loan (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)