The manga that was not licensed

230px-Kimagure_Orange_Road_manga_volume_1_coverAmid the flurry of new licenses and license requests, Sean Gaffney pauses to consider why some manga are not licensed (with particular focus on Kimagure Orange Road).

The Comics Village team make their picks from the past week’s new manga.

Dark Horse is soliciting Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse for an August release.

This is more about anime than manga, but it’s kind of interesting: Joe Snyder lays down the four rules of moe at Japanator.

Matt Blind builds some shelves for his manga.

Reviews: The Manga Recon reviewers start off the week with an eclectic set of Manga Minis. EvilOmar also posts some short takes at About Heroes.

Danielle Leigh on vol. 1 of Biomega (Comics Should Be Good!)
Sophie Stevens on vol. 1 of Biomega (Animanga Nation)
Snow Wildsmith on Blood Honey (Fujoshi Librarian)
Connie on The Box Man (Manga Recon)
Rob on vol. 2 of Bride of the Water God (Panel Patter)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Excel Saga (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Amy Grockl on How to Capture a Martini (Comics Village)
Tangognat on vols. 2-5 of Kekkaishi (Tangognat)
D.M. Evans on vol. 2 of Kieli (Manga Jouhou)
Rob on vol. 4 of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Panel Patter)
Connie on vol. 16 of Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investgation (Slightly Biased Manga)
Danica Davidson on vol. 1 of My Darling! Miss Bancho (
Melinda Beasi on vol. 2 of Nabari no Ou (Manga Bookshelf)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 34 of One Piece (The Comic Book Bin)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 35 of One Piece (The Comic Book Bin)
Sean Gaffney on vols 37 and 38 of One Piece (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Melinda Beasi on Physical Attraction (Manga Bookshelf)
Rob on vol. 2 of Rosario + Vampire (Panel Patter)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 15 of S.A. (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Eric Robinson on vol. 1 of Shakugan no Shana (Manga Jouhou)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 20 of Skip Beat! (Kuriousity)
Connie on vol. 15 of Swan (Slightly Biased Manga)

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