Today’s article about the Shonen Jump reboot comes courtesy of Deb Aoki, who talked to senior editor Joel Enos about plans to update the magazine’s design, add some new series, and provide some content online to subscribers.
Also, today is Pocky Day (11-11—think about it). Lori Henderson celebrates with a look at manga in which characters eat Pocky.
The next Manga Moveable Feast will feature One Piece, and it will be hosted by David Welsh. David also presents the latest episode of the seinen alphabet, focusing on seinin manga whose titles begin with the letter P.
Tanbishugi spots some new Tokyopop and Blu titles on Amazon. (Caveat: This is no guarantee that they are actually licensed, although it is a good bet.)
Nico Nico Seiga is translating Shuho Sato’s Say Hello to Black Jack into English. Their English site is a little clumsy, as it shows the Japanese original as a Flash slide show with English subtitles underneath. They are looking for help, so check the page if you want to join in.
News from Japan: Good news for Chika Shiomi fans: She is starting a new series, Yukarism, in the December issue of Betsuhana magazine. Over 2 million copies of vol. 60 of One Piece were sold the week it was released, which seems to be a new record. Also, ANN has the latest Japanese comics rankings.
Reviews: Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss a handful of new releases in their latest Off the Shelf column.
Carlo Santos on vol. 4 of Biomega (ANN)
Ed Sizemore on vol. 1 of A Drunken Dream and Other Stories (Comics Worth Reading)
Ken Haley on vol. 1 of Itazura na Kiss (Sequential Ink)
Animemiz on Portrait of M&N (Anime Diet)
Kristin on White Brand and Stop Bullying Me! (Comic Attack)