Anime Expo was really all about the anime this year, with only three manga publishers in attendance; I rounded up the new manga announcements at MTV Geek. Anime News Network has an amazingly comprehensive set of panel reports, along with image galleries and stories on the breaking news, and Animanga Nation has some good, concise coverage as well. Daniella Orihuela-Gruber’s con reports (day one, day two) give a good overall sense of the event. And don’t miss Erica Friedman’s excellent advice on how to network at cons.
Meanwhile, Deb Aoki looks ahead to San Diego Comic-Con later this month, when a group of Japanese publishers are set to unveil their manga portal.
The Manga Village team looks over the most recent manga releases and makes their picks.
The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their pick of the week, and no one can resist Wandering Son. Also, Sean Gaffney has joined the Manga Bookshelf family, and his blog, A Case Suitable for Treatment, has a new URL.
Erica Friedman has the latest Yuri Network News update at Okazu.
Tom Gill responds to readers’ comments about Yoshihiro Tatsumi and Yoshiharu Tsuge at The Hooded Utilitarian.
David Welsh asks his readers to name their favorite manga that defy categorization, and as always, they come up with some great answers.
Julie is giving away one copy of the first volume of A Bride’s Story, by Emma creator Kaoru Mori, at Manga Maniac Cafe.
News from Japan: Excel Saga is one chapter away from completion, according to manga-ka Koushi Rikudo
Erica Friedman on Aido (Okazu)
Erica Friedman on A Certain Scientific Railgun (Okazu)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 13 of Fairy Tail (ANN)
Connie on issue 1 of Gen (Slightly Biased Manga)
Michelle Smith on vol. 8 of Happy Cafe and vol. 3 of The Stellar Six of Gingacho (Soliloquy in Blue)
Jocelyne Allen on Kino Nani Tabeta? (Brain Vs. Book)
Carlo Santos on vol. 5 of Library Wars: Love & War (ANN)
David Welsh on vol. 1 of Maid Shokun (The Manga Curmudgeon)
TSOTE on March Devil (Three Steps Over Japan)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Monster Hunter Orage (The Manga Critic)
Connie on La Quinta Camera (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on Ristorante Paradiso (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 5 of Rosario + Vampire: Season II (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 15 of Sensual Phrase (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lori Henderson on Shonen Jump Online (Manga Xanadu)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 6 of Stepping on Roses (The Comic Book Bin)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Tenjho Tenge (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kristin on vol. 1 of Tenjho Tenge (Comic Attack)