At Manga Bookshelf, Melinda Beasi’s Pick of the Week is Arata: The Legend. David Welsh chooses three favorite titles from this week’s new releases at The Manga Curmudgeon, while Kate Dacey singles out three titles for younger readers at The Manga Critic and Japanator’s Brad Rice looks at the whole list.
Gottsu-Iiyan has translated some blog posts by Takehiko Inoue, the creator of Vagabond, Slam Dunk, and Real, in which the creator explains his recent slowdown on Vagabond: He was concerned about his health, so he took some time off.
The iReader Review blog takes a look at Mangle, a dedicated manga reader for the Kindle.
Udon has announced Darkstalkers/Red Earth: Maleficarum, an action manga that combines features of two games, and they have a nice preview at that link.
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 2 of Chi’s Sweet Home (Comics Worth Reading)
Grant Goodman on vol. 6 of Cirque du Freak (Comics Village)
Erica Friedman on vol. 12 of Hayate x Blade (Okazu)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 6 of Portrait of M&N (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Ai Kano on vol. 13 of Strawberry 100% (Animanga Nation)
Julie Opipari on When the Heavens Smile (Mania.com)