Kate Dacey explains precisely why OneManga.com and sites like it are violating copyright. Free? Yes. Legal? Uh no. You now have no excuse.
Melinda Beasi hosts a multi-blogger roundtable on vols. 1 and 2 of Banana Fish at Manga Bookshelf.
Tangognat has some suggestions for readers who enjoyed the Twilight manga and are ready for more.
Ryan Sands continues his look at early Japanese manga with some cover art from Mai the Psychic Girl at Same Hat!
Akemi looks at manga creators’ use of themes to build characters at Myth and Manga.
The latest issue of Japanese Book News (warning: PDF) has a nice Moto Hagio primer (page 16), as well as news of a Jiro Taniguchi manga, Mon Année (My Year) to be published in French (page 14). (Via the Ohio State University manga blog.)
John Thomas discusses Blood+ and the Christopher Handley case in the latest Sci-Guys podcast.
Congratulations to All About Manga blogger Daniella Orihuela-Gruber, who has wound up her Tokyopop internship and is now a freelance editor!
Reviews: I take a brief look at Twin Spica in this week’s What Are You Reading? column at Robot 6. Lianne Sentar, who practices biochemistry when she is not adapting manga for Tokyopop, takes a look at three science-oriented manga at Sleep Is For the Weak. Jason Yadao takes a look at a Hawaiian manga anthology at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. EvilOmar takes a look at some new and old manga at About Heroes. And the Manga Recon team is On the Shojo Beat with short takes on some recent releases.
Eduardo Zacarias on vol. 8 of Black Lagoon (Animanga Nation)
Andre on vol. 3 of Cat Paradise (Kuriousity)
Connie on vol. 3 of Cipher (Slightly Biased Manga)
Jaime Samms on Eat or Be Eaten (Kuriousity)
Tangognat on vol. 1 of Four-Eyed Prince (Tangognat)
John Martone on Future Diary (video review) (Anime Vice)
Connie on vol. 3 of Gin Tama (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Hanako and the Terror of Allegory (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Tangognat on vol. 2 of Happy Cafe and vol. 4 of Maid Sama (Tangognat)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 5 of I Hate You More Than Anyone! (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Oyceter on vols. 1-3 of Kimi ni Todoke (Sakura of DOOM)
Connie on vol. 10 of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Slightly Biased Manga)
Shaenon Garrity on Love Full of Scars (About.com)
Snow Wildsmith on Love Full of Scars (Fujoshi Librarian)
Susan S. on vol. 2 of Ludwig II (Manga Jouhou)
Bill Sherman on vol. 2 of Mikansei No. 1 (Blogcritics)
Tangognat on vol. 2 of Mikansei No. 1 and vol. 4 of Animal Academy (Tangognat)
Emily on Mishounen Produce (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Blog)
Connie on Moyoco Anno Prints 21 (Slightly Biased Manga)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 2 of Natsume’s Book of Friends (Manga Bookshelf)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 37 of One Piece (I Reads You)
Michelle Smith on vols. 3 and 4 of Otomen (Soliloquy in Blue)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Portrait of M&N (I Reads You)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 1 of RE:play (Panel Patter)
Julie on vol. 8 of Venus in Love (Manga Maniac Cafe)