The first Manga Moveable Feast begins today: Over the next week, a number of bloggers will be reviewing and discussing the manga Sexy Voice and Robo. David Welsh, who organized the event, provides an introduction to the book at Manga Curmudgeon, and check back there for links to the reviews (including, hopefully, mine).
If you’re reading this early, tune into Tokyopop’s live chat with Benjamin, the creator of Orange and the newly released Remember. It starts at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
Very good, sir! Volume 1 of Black Butler was the surprise number one manga on this week’s NY Times Graphic Books Best-Seller List. And everybody’s reading it—check below for lots of reviews. Yu-Gi-Oh tops the BookScan graphic novel chart for January, but Black Butler shows up in the number 7 slot there as well.
Yuichi Yokoyama, creator of Travel and New Engineering, is posting his latest comic, Outdoor, online. The site is in Japanese, but since Yokoyama’s comics are wordless, it doesn’t matter. And the navigation is in English. (Via Same Hat!)
Lori Henderson posts her weekly manga news digest at Manga Xanadu.
David Welsh picks the most interesting books from the latest Previews, announces a winner in his Manga Moms contest, and asks publishers to please license The Life of the Genius Professor Yanagizawa at Manga Curmudgeon.
Jake Forbes offers a sneak peek of the art from vol. 4 of Return to Labyrinth: Bishi Jareth.
Tokyopop is offering replacement copies of the Blu manga Croquis to readers whose copies are partially in German due to a printing error.
Editor Patrick Macias shows off the cover of the March/April issue of Otaku USA, due on newsstands any day now.
Reviews: Yay! Manga reviews are back at About Heroes! Go check it out for short takes on the latest titles. Lori Henderson compares the manga and anime of 07-Ghost at Manga Xanadu. Japanator’s Brad Rice visits About.com to review vol. 1 of Gundam 00 and vol. 1 of Gundam 00-F. Gia doodles her review of vol. 1 of Alice in the Country of Hearts at Anime Vice. Other reviews of note:
Sesho on vol. 1 of Alice in the Country of Heroes (Sesho’s Anime and Manga Reviews)
Sterg Botzakis on vol. 1 of Barefoot Gen (Graphic Novel Resources)
Rob on vol. 1 of Basara (Panel Patter)
Connie on vol. 3 of Black Bird (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Black Butler (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Black Butler (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Gia on vol. 1 of Black Butler (Anime Vice)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Black Butler and vol. 1 of Crown of Love (The Manga Critic)
Connie on vol. 9 of Black Jack (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 5 of Black Sun, Silver Moon (Slightly Biased Manga)
Rob on vol. 2 of Bleach (Panel Patter)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of Bloody Kiss (I Reads You)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 4 of Cirque du Freak (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Rob on vol. 3 of Flower of Life (Panel Patter)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Garden Dreams (Comics Worth Reading)
Julie on vol. 12 of High School Debut (Manga Maniac Cafe)
A Library Girl on vol. 1 of Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of I Hate You More Than Anyone (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 4 of Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (The Comic Book Bin)
Scott Campbell on vol. 4 of Inukami (Active Anime)
Ed Chavez on vol. 1 of Kimi ni Todoke (MangaCast)
Vom Marlowe on vol. 1 of Natsume’s Book of Friends (The Hooded Utilitarian)
Diana Dang on vol. 1 of Night Head Genesis (Stop, Drop, and Read)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 30 of One Piece (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 36 of One Piece (Slightly Biased Manga)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 2 of Oninagi (Tiamat’s Manga Reviws)
Rachel Bentham on vol. 1 of Panic x Panic (Active Anime)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 7 of Pluto (Comics Worth Reading)
Julie on vol. 1 of Rampage (Manga Maniac Cafe)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 1 of Rin-ne (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Shaenon Garrity on vol. 1 of Rin-ne (About.com)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Ristorante Paradiso (Comics Worth Reading)
Rob on vol. 1 of Rosario + Vampire (Panel Patter)
Michelle Smith on vols. 3-7 of Slam Dunk (Soliloquy in Blue)
Kristin on The Sheikh’s Reluctant Bride and Word of a Gentleman (Comic Attack)
Edouardo Zacarias on vol. 1 of Ultimo (Animanga Nation)
Andre on vol. 2 of Sugarholic (Kuriousity)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 3 of Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives (The Comic Book Bin)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vols. 1-6 of V.B. Rose (Comics Worth Reading)