Sean Gaffney looks at the new manga coming at us in the first week of the new year.
Lori Henderson posts her list of this week’s new all-ages comics and manga at Good Comics for Kids.
Jason Thompson takes a look at Video Girl Ai in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.
Alethea and Athena Nibley look back at the year in manga from a translator’s point of view, including the title they translated for CMX that was never even released.
Lissa Pattillo picks up on some new offerings at Digital’s eManga site.
Johanna Draper Carlson notes some concerns about Square Enix’s new online manga store.
Kate Dacey notes that Viz is adding more manga to their iPad app.
Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss some new manga and ongoing series in their latest Off the Shelf column at Manga Bookshelf. Melinda also shares her new year’s resolution to read three series in 2011.
News from Japan: Dan Kanemitsu has a comprehensive editorial up at ANN giving the history of Tokyo’s “nonexistent youth” bill as well as an account of the underlying politics and the implications for the future. Saiyuki manga-ka Kazuya Minekura recently had surgery to remove a non-cancerous growth from her jaw; doctors removed part of her face and will replace it with prosthetics. The manga remains on hiatus. Meanwhile, ANN has the latest Japanese comics rankings.
Kristin on vol. 12 of 20th Century Boys (Comic Attack)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on vol. 1 of Aion and vol. 1 of The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko (Blog@Newsarama)
Anne Ishii on vol. 4 of Billy Bat (The Comics Journal)
Connie on vol. 33 of Bleach (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vols. 9 and 10 of B.O.D.Y. (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 5 of Butterflies, Flowers (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 4 of Children of the Sea (Slightly Biased Manga)
Todd Douglass on vol. 1 of Death Note (Black Edition) (Anime Maki)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 3 of Dengeki Daisy (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 4 of Dogs (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 4 of Evil’s Return (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Grand Guignol Orchestra and vol. 1 of March Story (Manga Xanadu)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of I Am Here (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 9 of I Hate You More Than Anyone (Slightly Biased Manga)
Brent Newhall on vols. 1-3 of Imadoki! (Otaku, No Video)
Kristin on vol. 1 of Itsuwaribito (Comic Attack)
Brenda Gregson on vol. 6 of Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me To You (Animanga Nation)
Katherine Farmar on vol. 1 of Kizuna (Comics Village)
Connie on vol. 22 of Knights of the Zodiac (Slightly Biased Manga)
Ed Sizemore on vols. 2 and 3 of Peepo Choo (Comics Worth Reading)
James Fleenor on vol. 1 of The Qwaser of Stigmata (Anime Sentinel)
Connie on vol. 28 of Tsubasa (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 6 of Very! Very! Sweet (Slightly Biased Manga)
Snow Wildsmith on Wild @ Heart (Good Comics for Kids)