Erica Friedman updates us on the world of yuri in the latest edition of Yuri Network News at Okazu.
At Anime Sentinel, James Fleenor surveys the post-Tokyopop mangascape and lists the series he hopes will be picked up by another publisher.
The recent news that someone has taken over Go! Comi’s website and is asking for donations to restart the company (don’t do it—it’s a scam!) has David Welsh asking his readers which Go! Comi series they would like to see continue, and he revisits an old Flipped column about some of his favorites. David’s latest license request is the train-travel manga Karechi.
News from Japan: Big news for yaoi fans: Hinako Takanaga has announced she is ending The Tyrant Falls in Love. Cross Game creator Mitsuru Adachi has just started a new baseball manga, Asaoka Kōkō Yakyū-Bu Nisshi – Over Fence (Asaoka High School Baseball Team Journal – Over Fence), and Club Sunday has a preview up in Japanese. Lelouche Lamperouge is a convenience store clerk in the latest Code Geass spinoff, which is a 4-koma manga. The Strike Witches doujinshi is now available in both Japanese and English. Gantz manga-ka Hiroya Oku drew a one-shot spinoff for the latest issue of Weekly Young Jump. And Monochrome Factor is coming to an end.
Carlo Santos on vol. 5 of Black Butler (ANN)
Connie on vol. 18 of Blade of the Immortal (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kate Dacey on vols. 1-3 of Blood Alone (The Manga Critic)
Jennifer LeBlanc on vol. 1 of Close the Last Door (The Yaoi Review)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Dengeki Daisy (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 9 of Detroit Metal City (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kristin on vol. 5 of Dogs: Bullets and Carnage and vol. 5 of Biomega (Comic Attack)
Ken Haley on vol. 2 of Fafner: Dead Aggressor (Sequential Ink)
Sarah Sammis on vol. 1 of Fullmetal Alchemist (Puss Reboots)
Christopher Mautner on Yoichi Yokoyama’s Garden (Robot 6)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 3 of Gente: The People of Ristorante Paradiso (The Comic Book Bin)
TSOTE on Geobreeders, Atomic Attack (Three Steps Over Japan)
Todd Douglass on vol. 2 of Haruhi-Chan (Anime Maki)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 3 of I’ll Give It My All… Tomorrow (The Comic Book Bin)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 7 of Jormungand (The Comic Book Bin)
Sean Gaffney on vols. 1-3 of Kekkaishi (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kristin on No Touching At All (Comic Attack)
Animemiz on Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths (Anime Diet)
Alex Hoffman on vol. 1 of Otomen (Manga Widget)
Shannon Fay on vol. 10 of Otomen (Kuriousity)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 10 of Otomen (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 9 of Rasetsu (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 3 of Saturn Apartments (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 14 of Sgt. Frog (Slightly Biased Manga)
Anna on vol. 1 of Vagabond (omnibus edition) (Manga Report)