Love and hate in shonen manga, visual effects in shoujo

Lori Henderson posts the list of last week’s all-ages comics and manga, and picks her favorites, at Good Comics for Kids. Lissa Pattillo shares her comics-shop finds at Kuriousity, and at Comics Village, the whole team selects their favorites from the past week’s new manga.

Erica Friedman brings us up to date on the world of yuri in the latest edition of Yuri Network News at Okazu.

Michelle Smith and Melinda Beasi dissect Hakusensha’s How to Draw Shoujo Manga (published here by Tokyopop) in their latest Let’s Get Visual feature at Soliloquy in Blue.

Margaret O’Connell continues her look at love and hate in shonen manga at Sequential Tart.

Alex Hoffman takes a second look at Kodansha’s summer lineup and finds it a bit too much on the safe side.

Last week, Vertical’s Ed Chavez announced two new licenses: Princess Knight and Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku). Bloggers were pleased; here are reactions from Deb Aoki, Alex Hoffman, Daniella Orihuela-Gruber, Lissa Pattillo, Khursten Santos, and David Welsh.

Melinda Beasi devotes her Failure Friday post to some common flaws in BL manga—and some manga that overcome them.

Digital Manga has added yet another BL series to their lineup: Katekyo! (Private Teacher!)

Daniella Orihuela-Gruber asks her readers: Which manga would you most like to see licensed?

Naoki Urasawa won the Prix Intergénérations (Intergenerational Award) at the Angoulême International Comics Festival this past weekend for his series Pluto.

News from Japan: ANN chronicles several manga launches and conclusions, including the fact that Kei Toume’s Genei Hakurankai has drawn to a close. Kadokawa Shoten has a new 4-koma magazine in the works.

Reviews: I just discovered Katherine Hanson’s yuri blog, Yuri no Boke, and I enjoyed her writeup of Husky and Medley, a yuri manga that supposedly started on a 2chan thread.

AstroNerdBoy on vol. 1 of Cardcaptor Sakura (omnibus edition) (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime & Manga Blog)
Animemiz on La Corda d’Oro (Anime Diet)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 20 of D.Gray-Man (The Comic Book Bin)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 3 of Dorohedoro (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 14 of Gakuen Alice (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime & Manga Blog)
Erica Friedman on vol. 13 of Hayate x Blade (Okazu)
Jason Green on vol. 1 of I Am Here (PLAYBACK:stl)
Connie on vol. 1 of Kamisama Kiss (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erin Jameson on vol. 1 of Kamisama Kiss (PLAYBACK:stl)
David Welsh on Kinderbook (The Manga Curmudgeon)
Connie on vol. 2 of Kingyo Used Books (Slightly Biased Manga)
Brenda Gregson on vol. 3 of Library Wars: Love and War (Animanga Nation)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1 and 2 of Maoh: Juvenile Remix (Manga Xanadu)
Todd Douglass on vol. 3 of Ratman (Anime Maki)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko (Comics Worth Reading)
Caddy C. on vol. 22 of Skip Beat! (A Feminist Otaku)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vols. 1 and 2 of The Stellar Six of Gingacho (Comics Worth Reading)
Todd Douglass on vol. 7 of Sumomo Momomo (Anime Maki)
Nicola on Taro and the Magic Pencil (Back to Books)

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  1. I’m glad you enjoyed my review! ^^ And thanks for another comprehensive manga round-up.