New manga, new media

The latest NY Times graphic books best-seller list is up, and Yen Press owns it, with five of the top ten titles.

Lori Henderson lists this week’s new comics and manga at Good Comics for Kids, and she rounds up the latest news at Manga Xanadu.

Erica Friedman posts the latest Yuri Network News at Okazu.

Sean Gaffney has short takes on the latest new manga at A Case Suitable for Treatment.

David Welsh looks at the most likely new titles from the upcoming Previews.

Lissa Pattillo is not sold on the digital edition of Yen Plus, and she doesn’t see a lot of fans who are willing to pay for it.

A search for a hard-to-find volume of Futari Ecchi causes Anna to reflect on why some series seem to peter out, at 2 screenshot limit.

At Myth and Manga, Akemi looks at an ancient folk tale that pops up in Naruto.

Deb Aoki talks to the folks behind a new comics and art anthology, F*X*T, which is raising startup funds through Kickstarter.

The Manga Moveable Feast continues with reviews and opinions on Mushishi by Daniella Orihuela-Gruber, Derik Badman, Rob McMonigal, Matt Blind, Justin Colussy-Estes, Dan Polley, John Thomas, Michelle Smith, Reverse Thieves, and host Ed Sizemore, who has some thoughts on Mushi and Cthulhu. Also, David Welsh picks another work by Mushishi creator Yuki Urushibara for his latest license request.

Congratulations to Kate Dacey of The Manga Critic, who celebrated her first year of blogging last week. If you’re not already familiar with Kate’s blog, go check it out now—I’ll wait. Be sure to congratulate her, and then tell her what book to review next.

News from Japan: The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly may pass that bill banning sexualized depictions of “nonexistent youths” after all. The first chapter of Higurashi: When They Cry is now available for cell phones.

Reviews: EvilOmar posts some short manga reviews at About Heroes.

Andre on vol. 4 of Bamboo Blade (Kuriousity)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Bokurano: Ours (The Manga Critic)
Julie Opipari on vol. 16 of D.Gray-Man (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Danielle Leigh on vol. 1 of Dorohedoro (Comics Should Be Good)
Erica Friedman on El Cazador (Okazu)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 9 of Gakuen Alice (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Gon (Kuriousity)
Julie Opipari on vol. 19 of Hikaru no Go (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Carlo Santos on vol. 4 of Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (ANN)
Zoey on vol. 2 of Karakuri Odette (Manga Jouhou)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Kimi ni Todoke (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Jaime Samms on The Lonely Egotist (Kuriousity)
Erica Friedman on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Force and Vivid (Okazu)
Becky Fullan on vol. 2 of Me and the Devil Blues (Manga Jouhou)
Jason Dyer on vol. 47 of Naruto (Manga Life)
Julie Opipari on vol. 1 of Ninja Baseball Kyuma (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Ratman (Prospero’s Manga)
Ken Haley on Remember (Manga Recon)
Snow Wildsmith on vol. 1 of Spice and Wolf (Fujoshi Librarian)
Ai Kano on vol. 12 of Strawberry 100% (Animanga Nation)
Julie Opipari on vol. 2 of Time and Again (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 8 of V.B. Rose (A Case Suitable for Treatment)

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