Looking back, looking forward

Kate Dacey reads bad manga so you don’t have to, and she posts the worst of the year in her 2010 Manga Hall of Shame post at the Manga Critic. Erica Friedman takes a walk on the sunny side of the street with her list of the top ten yuri items (manga, anime, people) of 2010 at Okazu. Dave Ferraro rounds out the year with his list of the ten best manga of 2010 at Comics-and-More.

Kelakagandy takes a look at omnibus volumes we can look forward to in 2011.

Erica Friedman rounds up the latest yuri happenings in this week’s edition of Yuri Network News.

Lori Henderson has the past week’s new all-ages manga and comics, along with her picks, at Good Comics for Kids.

The sci-fi magazine SF Signal asked a number of people to recommend their favorite genre-related books, movies, or shows, and if you scroll down this page, you’ll find Ed Sizemore’s five manga picks.

Digital Manga going with an online-only release (for now, at least) of the classic shoujo manga Mizuki, by Wedding Peach creator Nao Yazawa.

David Welsh’s latest license request is Cooking Papa, a long-running manga that sounds like it might be about cannibals but is actually about a family in which the father does all the cooking.

At The Hooded Utilitarian, Ng Suat Tong looks at the late manga-ka Hinako Sugiura, whose work is unlikely to be published in English anytime soon.

ASCII Media Works launched an online comic magazine, Dengeki Comic Japan, last week, and they say an English-language version is on the way.

News from Japan: A group of creators are putting together a doujinshi mocking the latest amendment to the Tokyo Youth Healthy Development Ordinance. A new chapter of Cyborg 009, the first in 18 years, has been posted on Club Sunday, the Japanese website for Shonen Sunday; the script is by anime writer Ryota Yamaguchi. And Ooikiku Furikabutte (Big Windup) is going on hiatus for a year.

Reviews: Ash Brown posts some short takes on recent library reads at Experiments in Manga.

Charles Webb on vol. 2 of 7 Billion Needles (Manga Life)
Ben Huber on Ayako (Japanator)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 7 of Bamboo Blade (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 32 of Bleach (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lexie on Can’t Lose You (Poisoned Rationality)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 1 of Cat Paradise (Panel Patter)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 4 of Children of the Sea (The Comic Book Bin)
Kyla Hunt on vol. 1 of Chi’s Sweet Home (Graphic Novel Reporter)
A Library Girl on vol. 1 of The Dark Hunters (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of I’ll Give It My All… Tomorrow (The Comic Book Bin)
Rob McMonigal on Red: A Haida Manga (Panel Patter)
Anna on vols. 6 and 7 of Silver Diamond (Manga Report)
Michelle Smith on vol. 1 of The Stellar Six of Gingacho (Soliloquy in Blue)
Ed Sizemore on vols. 6-8 of Sundome (Comics Worth Reading)
Connie on vol. 25 of Tsubasa (Slightly Biased Manga)
James Fleenor on vols. 1 and 2 of Vermonia (Anime Sentinel)
Nicola on vols. 1-3 of Vermonia (Back to Books)
Carlo Santos on vol. 9 of Yotsuba&! (ANN)

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