Love, terror, Jaws

lullabies_from_hell_cover_artOliver Ho puts the spotlight on horror masters Kazuo Umezu and Hideshi Hino at Pop Matters.

The Yaoi Review asks readers to recommend yaoi for first-timers, and the comments section is bulging with suggestions.

There’s more reader reaction at Japanator, where Danica Davidson asks the internet what it thinks of manga omnibuses.

David Welsh is irritated that the New York Times completely ignores manga in their gift guide to graphic novels, so he’s going to do his own guide on Thanksgiving—and he invites other fans to do the same, whether they have blogs or not.

Patrick Macias shares more of the gekiga version of Jaws at his blog.

Danielle Leigh has more customized manga recommendations at Comics Should Be Good!

Helen McCarthy reports on the opening of the Tezuka show at the Smithsonian.

Wendy Pini has a new website for The Masque of the Red Death.

Amazon lists writer Jason Yadao as a manga; the question is, what kind of a manga is he?

News from Japan: The manga series known as Sex Pistols in Japan and Love Pistols over here is returning to Magazine Be-Boy.

honeyhunt3Reviews: The Manga Recon team gets in touch with their girly side in the latest edition of On the Shojo Beat. EvilOmar is back in action at About Heroes with another round of brief manga reviews.

Megan M. on vol. 10 of Angel Diary (Manga Bookshelf)
Jennifer Dunbar on vols. 1 and 2 of Apothecarius Argentum (A word is a unit of language)
D.M. Evans on vol 2 of B.Ichi (Manga Jouhou)
Deb Aoki on vol. 1 of Deka Kyoshi (About.com)
Ken Haley on vol. 1 of Jormungand (Manga Recon)
Cynthia on vol. 1 of Kurashina Sensei’s Passion (Boys Next Door)
Lissa Pattillo on Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Kuriousity)
Cynthia on Liberty Liberty (Boys Next Door)
Sadie Mattox on vol. 1 of Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu (Extremely Graphic)
John Thomas on vol. 1 of Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture (Comics Village)
Lori Henderson on vol. 2 of Rin-ne (Manga Xanadu)
Julie on vol. 3 of Wild Ones (Manga Maniac Cafe)

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  1. [...] A nasty case of the flu and a crazy work schedule have conspired to limit my posts this month, but they haven’t prevented me from peeking at other people’s blogs. Here are some of my favorite posts from the past five days… Melinda Beasi can’t quite find The Way to Heaven, though she makes a game attempt… David Brothers offers a spirited defense of Jormangund… Robin Brenner analyzes circulation data on her collection’s graphic novels and discovers that Case Closed is more popular than Bleach. Who’d thunk it?… Brigid Alverson reviews volume two of Yokaiden… and speaking of yokai, David Welsh adds GeGeGe no Kitaro to his License Request Wish List… Erica Friedman turns a critical eye on Dragon Sister!… Sadie Mattox offers her take on Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu… and Patrick Macias terrorizes would-be swimmers with another dose of gekiga Jaws. (Via MangaBlog.) [...]