Notes and notions

Daniella Orihuela-Gruber picks the manga she’d like to read from this month’s new releases.

Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss lots of new manga in this week’s Off the Shelf feature at Manga Bookshelf.

Translators Alethea and Athena Nibley take the whole translation notes thing to the extreme in their latest Words of Truth and Wisdom column at Manga Life, leaving all the nouns in a passage in Japanese and then providing notes afterwards. It’s an interesting exercise.

A new reader checks out some shoujo manga in the latest Manga Out Loud podcast.

A reporter from the Mainichi Daily News visits the hometown of Gegege no Kitaro creator Shigeru Mizuki.


Tangognat on vol. 1 of Afterschool Charisma (Tangognat)
Kristin on vol. 1 of Alice the 101st (Comic Attack)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1-4 of Antique Bakery (Manga Xanadu)
Ken Haley on vols. 1 and 2 of Biomega (Sequential Ink)
Alex Hoffman on vol. 1 of Bokurano (Manga Widget)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Dengeki Daisy (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lori Henderson on vol. 8 of Goong (Comics Village)
Chris Zimmerman on vols. 34-36 of One Piece (
Chris Zimmerman on vol. 3 of Soul Eater (The Comic Book Bin)
Bill Sherman on vol. 2 of Vampire Hunter D (Blogcritics)
Erica Friedman on vol. 2 of Yuri Hime Selection (Okazu)

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