Censorship, disasters, and the glorious Manga Revolution

Despite the removal of some titles, Animate U.S.A. continues to be bullish on the Kindle Store; they announced four new titles this week, including the first volume of Selfish Love, which was originally published by Central Park Media. Animate said in an e-mail to me that some of their manga have been removed from the Kindle Store, although they did not specify which titles. I did find a few that they had announced in previous press releases that were no longer there, and The Yaoi Review has compiled the most comprehesive list so far of the manga that Amazon has removed and notes that a few are back up. Animate told ANN that they had “no current plans to deal with the issue.”

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their favorite Viz manga for this week’s Pick of the Week. The Manga Village team, meanwhile looks over the best of the past week’s new releases.

Lori Henderson disputes Stu Levy’s claim that he was the glorious leader of the Manga Revolution.

Jason Thompson takes a lighthearted look at manga’s greatest apocalypses at io9.

Rob McMonigal continues his yearlong appreciation of the work of Rumiko Takahashi with a look at Rin-ne, which he calls her “Rodney Dangerfield manga.”

Deb Aoki recaps the first day of TCAF, including appearances by Natsume Ono and Usamaru Furuya, at About.com. Lissa Pattillo reports on her first day as well as the Natsume Ono spotlight panel.

And a note to New Yorkers: Ono will be appearing at Kinokuniya this evening.

Reviews: Carlo Santos checks out a stack of recent releases, including the last volume of 7 Billion Needles and the latest Pandora Hearts, in his latest Right Turn Only!! column at ANN. Ash Brown reports on another week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga.

Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Arisa (Comics Worth Reading)
Anna on vol. 3 of Gente (Manga Report)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 5 of Itazura Na Kiss (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 5 of MAOH: Juvenile Remix (The Comic Book Bin)
Kristin on Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths (Comic Attack)

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