News and commentary

Melinda Beasi brings us up to date on the manhwa scene in her latest Manhwa Monday post at Manga Bookshelf. Lori Henderson has the week’s manga news at Manga Xanadu. And Erica Friedman brings another edition of Yuri Network News at Okazu.

Roland Kelts was at Anime Boston the day the iPad launched, and he talks to Fred Schodt and Ed Chavez about how it may change the manga marketplace here and abroad.

Ryan Holmberg pens an essay on the early days of Garo magazine, in tandem with the exhibit that’s up right now at the Center for Book Arts in New York.

Mio Ozaki profiles Inio Asano, the creator of solanin and What a Wonderful World.

David Welsh helps the Kodansha USA folks by focusing on some Kodansha manga he’d like to see.

Jason S. Yadao files his con reports from Kawaii Kon, with plenty of photos (day 1, day 2, day 3).

Reviews: The Manga Recon crew kicks off the week with a fresh crop of Manga Minis and some quick takes on recent Shojo Beat releases. David Welsh looks at some second volumes at Precocious Curmudgeon.

Connie on vol. 3 of 13th Boy (Slightly Biased Manga)
A Library Girl on vol. 9 of After School Nightmare (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Erin Jones on vols. 1 and 2 of Alice in the Country of Hearts (
Julie Opipari on vol. 3 of Animal Academy (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Andrew Wheeler on Black Blizzard (Antick Musings)
Eric Robinson on vols. 6 and 7 of Black God (Manga Jouhou)
Tangognat on vol. 1 of Bunny Drop (Tangognat)
Connie on vol. 2 of Butterflies, Flowers (Slightly Biased Manga)
Tangognat on vol. 2 of Butterflies, Flowers (Tangognat)
Connie on vol. 5 of Cipher (Slightly Biased Manga)
Susan S. on Croquis (Manga Jouhou)
Kristin on vol. 1 of Crown of Love (Comic Attack)
Charles Webb on vol. 4 of Detroit Metal City (Manga Life)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Diamond Girl (The Manga Critic)
Jones (welcome back!) on A Drifting Life (Let’s you and him fight)
Todd Douglass on Fruits Basket: Banquet (Anime Maki)
Connie on vols. 1, 2, and 3 of The Gentlemen’s Alliance+ (Slightly Biased Manga)
Zaki Zakaria on Haru Hana: The Complete Collection (The Star of Malaysia)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 14 of Hayate the Combat Butler (The Comic Book Bin)
Andre on vol. 2 of Hero Tales (Kuriousity)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 9 of I Hate You More Than Anyone! (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Kingyo Used Books (The Manga Critic)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of Kurashina Sensei’s Passion (The Comic Book Bin)
Max Loh on vol. 3 of Maid Sama! (The Star of Malaysia)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 4 of Maid Sama! (The Comic Book Bin)
Sesho on vol. 47 of Naruto (Sesoh’s Anime and Manga Reviews)
Andrew Wheeler on vol. 3 of Nightschool (Antick Musings)
Sesho on vol. 1 of One Piece (Sesho’s Anime and Manga Reviews)
Connie on vols. 41, 42, and 43 of One Piece (Slightly Biased Manga)
Oyceter on vols. 4-6 of Pluto (Sakura of DOOM)
James Fleenor on vol. 1 of Portrait of M&N (Anime Sentinel)
Kitty Sensei on Ristorante Paradiso (The Star of Malaysia)
Connie on vol. 2 of Seimaden (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Stolen Hearts (Manga Xanadu)
Erica Friedman on vol. 1 of To Aru Kagaku no Railgun (Okazu)
Martin on Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms (Mono no aware)
Tim Maughan on vol. 1 of Twin Spica (tim maughan books)
Julie Opipari on vol. 1 of Twin Spica (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Connie on vol. 6 of Vagabond (Slightly Biased Manga)
Andre on vol. 4 of Vampire Hunter D (Kuriousity)
James Fleenor on vol. 1 of What a Wonderful World! (Anime Sentinel)
Billy Aguiar on The World I Create (Prospero’s Manga)

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