Monday news roundup

Check out what’s on top of my stack this week in the latest What Are You Reading? column at Robot 6.

The Comics Village team looks over the latest new manga releases.

Lori Henderson ably sums up the week’s manga news at Manga Xanadu, and Erica Friedman posts the latest edition of Yuri Network News at Okazu.

Danielle Leigh has another round of personalized manga recommendations at Comics Should Be Good!

Sam Leith explains manga, Tezuka, and Astro-Boy to newcomers at The Guardian.

Lissa Pattillo spots some possible new licenses on Amazon.

ICv2 has a bit more on Shueisha’s plan to sell manga for mobile phones in Japan and the U.S. The comics will be sold through the Microsoft Store and will run on the Microsoft Mobile OS, which has a relatively small market share in the U.S.

The Houston Chronicle reports on First Storm Manga, a group for aspiring manga artists.

News from Japan: The Mayoi Neko Overun! light novels are being adapted into both an anime and a manga.

Reviews: Kate Dacey has short reviews of recent volumes of Detroit Metal City, Jormungand, and Ooku: The Inner Chambers at The Manga Critic. And the Manga Recon team starts off the week with a round of Manga Minis.

David Cabrera on Afterschool Charisma (Subatomic Brainfreeze)
Julie on Crimson-Shell (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Thomas Zoth on vol. 1 of Deka Kyoshi (
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Four-Eyed Prince (Comics Worth Reading)
Jennifer Dunbar on vols. 3 and 4 of Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden (A word is a unit of language)
Michelle Smith on vol. 4 of Gestalt (Soliloquy in Blue)
Erica Friedman on vol. 4 of Gunsmith Cats Burst (Okazu)
James Fleenor on vol. 2 of KimiKiss (Anime Sentinel)
Lissa Pattillo on Liberty Liberty! (Kuriousity)
Kris on Love/Knot (Manic About Manga)
Michelle Smith on vol. 1 of Nabari No Ou (Soliloquy in Blue)
Julie on vol. 1 of Night Head Genesis (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 1 of Pandora Hearts (Manga Bookshelf)
Amy Grockl on vol. 1 of Punch (Comics Village)
Deb Aoki on Red Snow (
Lori Henderson on the December issue of Shonen Jump (Manga Xanadu)
Tangognat on vols. 7 and 8 of Swan (Tangognat)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 1 of Time and Again (Manga Bookshelf)
Connie on vol. 5 of Vagabond (VizBig edition) (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 2 of WaqWaq (Slightly Biased Manga)
James Fleenor on vol. 1 of World of Warcraft: Death Knight (Anime Sentinel)
Julie on vol. 6 of The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls: Revenge of the Hori Clan (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Erica Friedman on vol. 18 of Yuri Hime (Okazu)

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