At their Fanimecon panel this past weekend, Viz reps announced that they will publish two “film books” based on Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty the Borrower (Karigurashi no Arrietty), which is based on the English children’s book The Borrowers.
Animate USA has released four new yaoi manga for the Kindle.
Derik Badman rounds up the last of the Manga Moveable Feast posts at The Panelists.
The Manga Village team picks the best of the past week’s new releases.
In their latest Let’s Get Visual post at Soliloquy in Blue, Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith explore the idea of mono no aware, a certain wistfulness brought on by the realization of the transience of life.
Erica Friedman brings us the latest Yuri Network News and then adds a late-breaking item about a new yuri title, Blue Friend, being licensed in Germany.
Here’s a fun bit of holiday reading: Queenie Chan’s online comic Sister Holmes: Detective Nun. Enjoy!
New blog alert: Vicki Pauli, whose Twitter handle is wikivic, is jotting down her thoughts on manga at Manga Bubbles. Vicki has a nice, clear style, and her reviews are well worth a look. Welcome to the world of manga blogging, Vicki!
News from Japan: Maki Murakami is resuming Gravitation EX after a two-year hiatus; it will be carried by Gentosha’s online magazine Web Spica.
Kinukitty on Crimson Snow (The Hooded Utilitarian)
Carlo Santos on vol. 9 of Detroit Metal City (ANN)
Vicki Pauli on Emma (Manga Bubbles)
Connie on vol. 2 of Grand Guignol Orchestra (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kristin on vol. 2 of Gunslinger Girl (omnibus edition) (Comic Attack)
A Library Girl on vol. 1 of Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Connie on vol. 51 of One PIece (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on Practice Husband (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 6 of Sensual Phrase (Slightly Biased Manga)
Nicola on vol. 5 of Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee (Back to Books)
Connie on vol. 1 of Tenjho Tenge (omnibus edition) (Slightly Biased Manga)
Shaenon Garrity on vol. 1 of Wandering Son (The Comics Journal)
Kate Dacey on A Zoo in Winter (The Manga Critic)