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Neko Ramen

Neko Ramen

I took a look at Tokyopop’s June releases in “Ten-Minute Tokyopop” at Robot 6.

Melinda Beasi takes a look at recent news and reviews in her latest Manhwa Monday post at Manga Bookshelf.

Rick Marshall talks to Dave Roman, co-writer of The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story, at MTV’s Splash Page.

Jason Thompson gives us the lowdown on five cooking manga worth keeping at comiXology.

Ernesto Priego at Nieman Storyboard takes a look at two examples of autobiographical manga, Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s Black Blizzard and a Web 2.0 project called Manga Memoirs, in which writers of Canadian or Japanese descent tell brief stories about their lives and the best are chosen to be turned into manga, with professional artists doing the illustrations.

At Comics Alliance, David Brothers takes a look at Ax, the alt-manga anthology due out soon from Top Shelf, and how it may shatter all some common preconceptions.

Kate Dacey picks the best of this week’s new releases.

Ed Sizemore pens some thoughts on fans, and what a real fan doesn’t do.

It’s time for the next Manga Moveable Feast! Kate Dacey is the host, and the topic this month is Keiko Takemiya’s To Terra. To play, write your review or thoughts on the book, post it, and let Kate know; if you don’t have a blog, you can post at Kate’s. Enjoy!

News from Japan: Kodansha will publish an original English language manga based on Hagakure, a collection of stories told by real-life samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo.

Reviews: Snow Wildsmith reviews three yuri manga from Seven Seas at Fujoshi Librarian. The Manga Recon team posts some Manga Minis to start the week.

D.M. Evans on vol. 1 of Afro Samurai (Manga Jouhou)
AstroNerdboy on Azumanga Daioh (omnibus) (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Tiamat’s Disciple on vol. 1 of The Battle of Genryu: Origin (Tiamat’s Manga Reviews)
Dave Ferraro on Black Blizzard (Comics-and-More)
Todd Douglass on vol. 2 of Deadman Wonderland (Anime Maki)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 17 of D.Gray-Man (The Comic Book Bin)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 3 of Gatcha Gacha (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Erica Friedman on vol. 5 of Gunsmith Cats Burst (Okazu)
Julie Opipari on vol. 3 of Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 6 of Nana (Panel Patter)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Neko Ramen (Comics Worth Reading)
Kristin on Songs to Make You Smile (Comic Attack)

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