The latest Diamond Previews features an interview with Vampire Hunter D creator Hideyuki Kikuchi, and since the interview is print-only, the fine folks at Digital Manga have reproduced it in full at their blog.
David Welsh checks out this week’s new offerings at the comics store.
Shoujo manga week continues at The Manga Critic with Kate Dacey’s discussion of her favorite shoujo manga, Kaze Hikaru.
Lissa Pattillo shares some first impressions of the contents of her shopping bag at Kuriousity.
Ray Hu has a video interview with ANN critic Carlo Santos at Anime Diet.
Christopher Butcher will be at San Diego Comic-Con, and he’s taking part in a panel on manga, among other things.
Reviews: Larry Cruz has a long but very entertaining dissertation on the flaws and high points of Wendy Pini’s The Masque of the Red Death at The Webcomic Overlook. Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss several recent releases in their latest Off the Shelf feature, and you can eavesdrop at Manga Bookshelf. Carlo Santos gives short, sometimes brutal takes on more new manga in his Right Turn Only!! column at ANN.
Kate Dacey on vols. 1 and 2 of Arata: The Legend (Good Comics for Kids)
Michelle Smith on vols. 5 and 6 of Banana Fish (Soliloquy in Blue)
Connie on vol. 3 of Butterflies, Flowers (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kristin on vol. 50 of InuYasha (Comic Attack)
Tangognat on vol. 1 of Kobato (Tangognat)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of One Fine Day (Good Comics for Kids)
Todd Douglass on Romeo x Juliet (Anime Maki)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 2 of Twin Spica (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 15 of xxxHolic (Slightly Biased Manga)