Rose of Versailles, Thai manga, new releases

Jason Thompson has a new column starting at ANN on his favorite manga, and he kicks things off with a look at the classic The Rose of Versailles.

Sean Gaffney looks at this week’s new releases, and Lori Henderson alerts us to the latest kid-friendly comics and manga.

It’s License Request Day at The Manga Curmudgeon, and David Welsh would like something by Noriyuki Yamahana, please.

Simon Jones has some advice for scanlators on how to avoid the fate of (Basically: Don’t be this guy.)

The iTunes store presents a big headache for manga publishers: They won’t necessarily approve every volume.

The Bangkok Post profiles Jakraphan Huaypetch, whose Super Dunker won the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s International Manga Award.

News from Japan: The 39th Japan Cartoonist Awards have been announced.

Reviews: Kate Dacey looks at two manga for kids, Dinosaur King and The Lizard Prince, at Good Comics for Kids.

Michelle Smith on vol. 4 of Adolf: Days of Infamy (Soliloquy in Blue)
Ryo Takagi on Bran Doll (The Hooded Utilitarian)
Julie Opipari on Cartoon Cute Animals (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Kate Dacey on vols. 2-4 of Cat Paradise and vols. 2-4 of Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (The Manga Critic)
Jason Dyer on Crimson-Shell (Manga Life)
Sophie Stevens on vol. 1 of Flower in a Storm (Animanga Nation)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Fruits Basket Banquet and Songs to Make You Smile (Comics Worth Reading)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of King of RPGs (Prospero’s Manga)
Erica Friedman on Ohana Hololo (Okazu)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 44 of One Piece (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Susan S. on vol. 2 of Oninagi (Manga Jouhou)
Bill Young on Pluto (Extremely Graphic)
Anna on vol. 1 of Spy Goddess (2 screenshot limit)
Susan S. on Remember (Manga Jouhou)
Andre on vol. 3 of Sugarholic (Kuriousity)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 8 of Tactics (
Connie on vol. 5 of With the Light (Slightly Biased Manga)

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