Love and tigers

51E7Pfo0LeLIn celebration of Valentine’s day, the Good Comics for Kids bloggers came up with a list of our favorite romantic comics—including lots of manga. Deb Aoki goes a slightly different route with her list of 10 bizarre shoujo manga love stories at, and David Welsh has lots of romantic covers at The Manga Curmudgeon. Lori Henderson celebrates the Year of the Tiger with a list of manga in which tigers appear.

The week winds up with more reviews of Sexy Voice and Robo, from the Reverse Thieves, Matt Blind, Garret Albright and Ed Sizemore, who compares Sexy Voice to the gekiga manga of Yoshihiro Tatsumi.

Lori Henderson posts the week’s manga news at Manga Xanadu, and Erica Friedman covers her section of the mangaverse with the latest Yuri Network News at Okazu.

Naruto is once more at the helm of the New York Times manga best-seller list. ICv2 posts Diamond’s list of the top 300 graphic novels sold in comics stores in January, and they also have a brief analysis of comics and graphic novel sales.

Tangognat makes her picks from the February Previews.

Gia has a handy chart that explains how Shonen Jump series have evolved

Same Hat! has a new selection of Shintaro Kago gag strips, this one featuring toilet paper dispensers.

Reviews: Kate Dacey has short takes on vol. 1 of Biomega, not simple, and vol. 7 of 20th Century Boys at The Manga Critic. Other reviews of note:

Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 7 of 20th Century Boys (Comics Worth Reading)
Snow Wildsmith on Age Called Blue (Fujoshi Librarian)
Rob on vol. 4 of Antique Bakery (Panel Patter)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 3 of Bamboo Blade (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Jog on vol. 1 of Biomega and All My Darling Daughters (The Savage Critic(s))
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 3 of Cat Paradise (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Shannon Fay on Crazy Star (Kuriousity)
Rob on vol. 1 of Il Gatto Sul G (Panel Patter)
D.M. Evans on vol. 2 of Jack Frost (Manga Jouhou)
Connie on vol. 3 of Kimi ni Todoke (Slightly Biased Manga)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 5 of Love Hina (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Snow Wildsmith on Love Hurts (Fujoshi Librarian)
Jennifer Dunbar on vol. 1 of Mikansei No. 1 (Manga Recon)
Connie on vol. 34 of Oh My Goddess (Slightly Biased Manga)
Matthew Brady on vols. 3 and 4 of One Pound Gospel (Warren Peace Sings the Blues)
Connie on vols. 2 and 3 of Pig Bride (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 8 of Record of a Fallen Vampire (Slightly Biased Manga)
David Welsh on vol. 1 of Reversible (The Manga Curmudgeon)
Tangognat on vol. 7 of Sand Chronicles (Tangognat)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 1 of Shugo Chara! (Manga Bookshelf)
Danielle Leigh on vols. 1-3 of Sugarholic (Comics Should Be Good!)
Connie on vol. 2 of Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee (Slightly Biased Manga)
James Fleenor on vol. 1 of Ultimo (Anime Sentinel)

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