Thursday update

In case you missed it yesterday, the big news was that Yen Press will no longer be publishing Yen Plus magazine in print; the manga anthology will go online, but there seem to be questions yet about how exactly that will work.

David Welsh winds up his shoujo-sunjeong alphabet with some books whose titles don’t start with a letter at all.

News from Japan: Kodansha is posting videos of manga-ka at work on its YouTube channel. Also, ANN has the latest Japanese comics rankings. GetBackers creators Yuya Aoki and Rando Ayamine are coming up with a new manga, Oniwaka to Ushiwaka: Edge of the World.


Eric Robinson on vol. 8 of Black God (Manga Jouhou)
Eva Volin on vol. 1 of Bunny Drop (ICv2)
Kate Dacey on vol. 4 of Choco Mimi (Good Comics for Kids)
Ken Haley on vol. 1 of Deadman Wonderland (Manga Recon)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Flower in a Storm (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 14 of The Gentlemen’s Alliance+ (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kristin on How to Seduce a Vampire (Comic Attack)
Tangognat on vol. 3 of Karakuri Odette (Tangognat)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Kingyo Used Books (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Shawn O’Rourke on Lone Wolf and Cub (Pop Matters)
Carlo Santos on vol. 4 of Maid Sama! (ANN)
Shaenon Garrity on vol. 1 of My Darling Miss Bancho! (
Eduardo Zacarias on vol. 24 of One Piece (Animanga Nation)
Chris Zimmerman on vols. 24-25 of One Piece (
Danielle Leigh on vol. 1 of Otodama: Voice from the Dead (Comics Should Be Good)
Shannon Fay on Physical Attraction (Kuriousity)
Carlo Santos on vol. 8 of Pluto (ANN)
Eva Volin on vol. 1 of Stepping on Roses (ICv2)
Michelle Smith on vol. 1 of There’s Something About Sunyool (Manga Recon)
Connie on vol. 4 of Venus in Love (Slightly Biased Manga)

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  1. Kurt was gracious enough to take a few questions on the digital Yen+ for me— a lot of details are still to be revealed, and probably some haven’t even been hammered out, but there are a few interesting pieces of info: