Manga licenses we’d like to see. Plus: Happy Mania!

Deb Aoki has lots more info on Digital Manga’s newly announced books.

It’s only Friday, but Sean Gaffney is already looking forward to next week’s new manga.

Jason Thompson’s latest House of 1000 Manga column is an ode to the awesomeness of Moyoco Anno’s Happy Mania.

At The Manga Curmudgeon, David Welsh pleads for some kindly publisher to adopt two shoujo manga orphaned by CMX, and he has more thoughts and some runners-up for Kate Dacey’s best new manga poll.

At PWCW, Jonathan Bethune looks at two interesting but as-yet-untranslated manga, Sexy Commando Gaiden and Lock On!

Jason Thompson is looking for diagrams of manga studios, which are often included in as extras in manga, for a mysterious project by a friend.

Blogging about blogging: Manga Recon alumnus Ken Haley has started his own blog, Sequential Ink. Tune in early and often!

News from Japan: Nabari no Ou is winding up its run with volume 14. Also, ANN has the latest Japanese comics rankings.

Reviews: At Sequential Tart, Margaret O’Connell finds vol. 1 of Stepping on Roses to be more of a comedy and less of a retrograde soap opera than she had feared. J. Caleb Mozzocco checks out the first volume of two Oz-inspired manga, Dorothy of Oz and Toto, at Every Day Is Like Wednesday. The latest reviews at Publishers Weekly include a look at vol. 1 of Afterschool Charisma along with a handful of non-manga graphic novels.

Ed Sizemore on several Avatar: The Last Airbender manga (Comics Worth Reading)
Lori Henderson on vol. 7 of Black Jack (Comics Village)
Danica Davidson on Darker Than Black (iF Magazine)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 4 of Fruits Basket: Ultimate Edition (I Reads You)
Lori Henderson on vol. 2 of Hero Tales (Comics Village)
Kate Dacey on Himeyuka & Rozione’s Story (The Manga Critic)
Danica Davidson on vol. 1 of In the Walnut (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Zack Davisson on vol. 2 of Karakuri Odette (Manga Life)
Danica Davidson on vol. 1 of Kingdom of the Winds (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Casey Brienza on vol. 1 of Kobato (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Erica Friedman on vol. 4 of Lucky Star (Okazu)
Eduardo Zacarias on vol. 48 of Naruto (Animanga Nation)
Katherine Farmar on The Object of My Affection (Comics Village)
Shannon Fay on vol. 50 of One Piece (Kuriousity)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 16 of Reborn! (The Comic Book Bin)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vols. 14-16 of School Rumble (omnibus edition)
Lori Henderson on the August issue of Shonen Jump (Manga Xanadu)
Amy Grockl on vol. 2 of Tena on S-String (Comics Village)

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