Scanlation and scandalous manga

Melinda Beasi brings us up to date on manhwa-related reviews and events in her latest Manhwa Monday roundup at Manga Bookshelf.

Johanna Draper Carlson weighs in on scanlation sites, pointing out that the vast majority of readers don’t care that they are breaking copyright law, and pointing that out won’t change their behavior; in her opinion, the publishers ought to be offering some competition to the free sites.

Roland Kelts sees global convergence in the Christopher Handley case and the proposed Tokyo law that would outlaw drawings of children in sexual situations.

Matt Blind wraps up the Manga Moveable Feast celebration of Emma with a look at the Emmaverse, vols. 7 and 10 of the manga, and the anime, and then he wraps it up with a valedictory post.

The results are in: Readers described their favorite comics dads for Manga Curmdgeon David Welsh, and the winner, Michelle Smith, took home a copy of Bunny Drop.

Aya Fujii’s yaoi manga Peach Boy MOMO & MIKAN is now available on Kindle in English and Japanese.

The Manga Life team discuss their first manga and the characters that impressed them the most.

Tangognat is looking for bloggers to help with the complation site Manga Views.

News from Japan: The Dirty Pair novels are getting the manga treatment, and a couple of other new manga series are lauching as well.


Rob McMonigal on vol. 5 of Barefoot Gen (Panel Patter)
Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on vol. 8 of B.O.D.Y. (Manga Life)
Lori Henderson on vol. 2 of Cat Paradise (Comics Village)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Deadman Wonderland (Prospero’s Manga)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Dorohedoro (Comics-and-More)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 5 of Excel Saga (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Ed Sizemore on The Girl Who Runs Through Time (Comics Worth Reading)
David Goodwin on GoGo Monster (Eastern Standard)
Todd Douglass on vol. 2 of Happy Cafe (Anime Maki)
Charles Webb on vol. 4 of Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (Manga Life)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 1 of Itazura na Kiss (Panel Patter)
Amy Grockl on One Summer in Italy (Comics Village)
Julie on vol. 5 of Orfina (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Tiamat’s Disciple on Princess Princess (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Tiamat’s Disciple on Princess Princess Plus (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 2 of Raiders (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Ken Haley on vol. 1 of Rampage (Manga Recon)
Connie on vol. 15 of Reborn! (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on Ristorante Paradiso (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Vom Marlowe on vol. 1 of Song of the Hanging Sky (The Hooded Utilitarian)
Andre on vol. 1 of Stolen Hearts (Kuriousity)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 2 of Time and Again (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Deb Aoki on Twilight: The Graphic Novel (
David Harper on Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Multiversity Comics)
Susan S. on vol. 5 of With the Light (Manga Jouhou)

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