Kate Dacey looks at ten global manga that are well worth reading, and then she adds a handful of honorable mentions for good measure. Kate also asks her readers which Vertical manga they are most looking forward to. And Joy Kim lists ten titles she is looking forward to in 2010 at her blog.
The Manga Village team make their picks from the past week’s new manga.
It’s another Manhwa Monday for Melinda Beasi at Manga Bookshelf.
At Anime Vice, blogger Boddington argues that the manga in the Christopher Handley case should be illegal and invites comments from readers.
Akemi of Myth and Manga has an interesting conversation with Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, the creator of Red: A Haida Manga.
Pam Bliss explains how to make chibis at Sequential Tart.
Dear publishers: Please cheer David Welsh up and license Mint na Bokura.
News from Japan: According to ANN, Kodansha is dropping some strong hints that it will launch five manga based on the Love Plus “virtual girlfriends” for the DS console.
Reviews: David Welsh is bothered by the lettering in Crown of Love at Manga Curmudgeon. Cathy reads vols. 1-9 of Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M in a single sitting, and she has some good responses at it can’t all be about manga… EvilOmar posts a batch of brief manga reviews at About Heroes, and the Manga Recon team has some fresh Manga Minis up.
InfiniteSpeech on vols. 1 and 2 of Afro Samurai (Comic Attack)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 1 of Alice in the Country of Hearts (Sequential Tart)
Diana Dang on vol. 2 of Black Bird (Stop, Drop, and Read!)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 3 of Black Bird (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of Black Butler (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Rob on vol. 3 of Black Cat (Panel Patter)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Blood Honey and How to Seduce a Vampire (Comics Worth Reading)
Karen Maeda on Croquis (Sequential Tart)
John on vol. 1 of Deadman Wonderland (Anime Vice)
Erica Freidman on vol. 2 of Dragon Sister! (Okazu)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 4 of Fruits Basket: Ultimate Edition (Sequential Tart)
Erica Friedman on vol. 1 of Gakkou no Sensei (Okazu)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 8 of Goong (Manga Bookshelf)
Tangognat on Haru Hana (Tangognat)
Michelle Smith on vols. 13-17 of Hikaru no Go (Soliloquy in Blue)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 2 of I Hate You More Than Anyone! (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Paige McKee on vol. 4 of Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (Sequential Tart)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 2 of Karakuri Odette (Comics Worth Reading)
Karen Maeda on vol. 2 of Karakuri Odette (Sequential Tart)
Rob on vol. 3 of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Panel Patter)
Rob on vol. 1 of The Law of Ueki (Panel Patter)
Rob on vol. 5 of Marmalade Boy (Panel Patter)
Rob on vol. 1 of My Heavenly Hockey Club (Panel Patter)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 29 of One Piece (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Holly Von Winckel on vol. 31 of One Piece (Sequential Tart)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 32 of One Piece (The Comic Book Bin)
Patti Martinson on vol. 32 of One Piece (Sequential Tart)
Michelle Smith on vol. 1 of Pandora Hearts (Soliloquy in Blue)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Panic x Panic (The Comic Book Bin)
Julie on vol. 1 of Panic x Panic (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 9 of Rosario + Vampire (Sequential Tart)
Julie on vol. 1 of A Royal Proposition (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of The Sheikh’s Reluctant Bride (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Shaenon Garrity on vols. 1 and 2 of Soul Eater (About.com)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vols. 9 and 10 of Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Ken Haley on vol. 1 of Starcraft: Ghost Academy (Manga Recon)
Rob on vol. 7 of Tarot Cafe (Panel Patter)
Michael C. Lorah on vols. 6 and 7 of Yotsuba&! (Blog@Newsarama)
Erica Friedman on vol. 5 of Your and My Secret (Okazu)