Reconsidering Emma

Matt Blind is hosting the latest Manga Moveable Feast, and he is taking his duties seriously. The book this time is Emma, and he has posted his thoughts on vol. 1 and vol. 2 at Rocket Bomber. posting his thoughts at his blog, Rocket Bomber. Checking in with their reviews are Garrett Albright, Johanna Draper Carlson, and Wilma Jandoc. Stay tuned!

Melinda Beasi has the scoop on Yuu Watase’s Arata: The Legend, coming soon from Viz. And David Welsh reviews it!

Gia picks up on some new manga licenses of note, including Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko), by Aoi Hana creator Takako Shimura, which was one of David Welsh’s license requests.

Your philosophical discussion of the day: Scott VonSchilling argues that women draw the best sexy manga; Gia answers that there’s a bit of sample bias going on, and then takes on the question of why women would want to draw smutty manga in the first place.

The latest volume of Negima tops this week’s New York Times manga best-seller list, which seems a bit more diverse than usual this week.

Pirates beware: Daniella Orihuela-Gruber lists ten ways you can legally read manga without breaking the bank.

The Yaoi Review gets an update on vol. 5 of Breath: It’s in the works but running late because of problems with the printer.

Is Sailor Moon poised for a comeback? ICv2 considers the possibilities for the manga and the anime.

Off topic, but interesting: I interviewed Amir, the writer of the webcomic Zahra’s Paradise, and Mark Siegel, the editorial director of First Second (which is publishing the comic) for this week’s Unbound column at Robot 6.


Todd Douglass on vol. 2 of Alice in the Country of Hearts (Anime Maki)
Susan S. on vol. 7 of The Antique Gift Shop (Manga Jouhou)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 3 of Black Bird (The Comic Book Bin)
Snow Wildsmith on Black-Winged Love (Fujoshi Librarian)
Todd Douglass on Blood Honey (Anime Maki)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Cactus’s Secret (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 32 of Case Closed (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 4 of Detroit Metal City (The Comic Book Bin)
Rob on vol. 1 of Dororo (Panel Patter)
Matthew J. Brady on vol. 10 of The Drifting Classroom (Warren Peace Sings the Blues)
A Library Girl on vol. 8 of Emma (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 3 of Excel Saga (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Rob on vol. 4 of Flower of Life (Panel Patter)
Greg Burgas on vol. 1 of Gantz (Comics Should Be Good)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Hanako and the Terror of Allegory (I Reads You)
Laura on vol. 13 of High School Debut (Heart of Manga)
Connie on vols. 1-3 of Jihai (Manga Recon)
Susan S. on vol. 1 of Kiichi and the Magic Books (Manga Jouhou)
Connie on vol. 7 of Mixed Vegetables (Slightly Biased Manga)
Brenda Gregson on vol. 1 of My Darling! Miss Bancho (Animanga Nation)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 5 of Otomen (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Diana Dang on vol. 1 of Panic x Panic (Stop, Drop, and Read!)
Connie on vol. 8 of Pluto (Slightly Biased Manga)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 1 of Reading Club (Manga Bookshelf)
Todd Douglass on Remember (Anime Maki)
Danielle Leigh on vols. 1 and 2 of Vampire Hunter D (Comics Should Be Good)
Connie on vol. 9 of Wild Act (Slightly Biased Manga)
Grant Goodman on The World I Create (Manga Recon)

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