Friendship and snobbery

Lori Henderson rounds up this week’s all-ages comics and manga at Good Comics for Kids.

After Twittering with fellow bloggers David Welsh and Sean Gaffney about female friendship in shoujo manga, Joy Kim posts a list of manga that feature female friendships in a positive light.

Karen Gellender responds to fan snobbery about Twilight at Japanator.

Sad news from Japan: With the Light creator Keiko Tobe has died.

Gia looks at the One Piece phenomenon in Japan at Anime Vice.

Blogging about blogging: This is not specific to manga, but Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat is one of the top blogs in the comics biz, and Heidi has been a good promoter of manga (and of MangaBlog!), so it’s big news that she’s moving to a new location. Reset your bookmarks and RSS feeds accordingly.

Reviews

Michelle Smith on All My Darling Daughters (Manga Recon)
Lissa Pattillo on The Apartment (Kuriousity)
Eric Robinson on vol. 1 of Bamboo Blade (Manga Jouhou)
Kevin Church on vols. 1 and 2 of A Distant Neighborhood (About.com)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 3 of Kimi Ni Todoke (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Erica Friedman on vol. 2 of Kimochi no Katachi (Okazu)
Connie on vol. 34 of One Piece (Slightly Biased Manga)
Julie on Only By Chance (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Emily on Sensei Datte Otoshigoro (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vol. 1 of V.B. Rose (i heart manga)
Snow Wildsmith on vols. 1-5 of Very! Very! Sweet (Good Comics for Kids)
Lori Henderson on Voices of Love (Comics Village)

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