Monday briefing

Viz will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and the Sequential Tart writers mark the occasion with a roundup of their favorite Viz manga.

Erica Friedman brings us the latest edition of Yuri Network News and a sneak peek at a piece of art from the Rica ‘tte Kanji!? omnibus at Okazu.

The Manga Village team picks the best of the latest manga releases.

David Welsh asks his readers how they feel about endnotes, and they answer with a resounding “Do want!”

News from Japan: At Genji Press, Serdar Yegulalp marks the death of manga-ka Shinji Wada with a look at his manga Sukeban Deka. The 50th Japan Science Fiction Convention will give an award to Fullmetal Alchemist.


Connie on vol. 6 of Black Butler (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kristin on vol. 2 of Blue Exorcist (Comic Attack)
Connie on Deeply Loving a Maniac (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on Kila Kila (Okazu)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 9 of Kimi ni Todoke (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 5 of Kurozakuro (The Comic Book Bin)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vols. 1 and 2 of March on Earth (Comics Worth Reading)
Shannon Fay on Men of Tattoos (Kuriousity)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 3 of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Vicki Paull on vols. 1-9 of Ouran High School Host Club (Manga Bubbles)
Connie on vol. 3 of Peepo Choo (Slightly Biased Manga)
Michelle Smith on vols. 40-42 of The Prince of Tennis (Soliloquy in Blue)
Vicki Paull on Ristorante Paradiso (Manga Bubbles)
Kate Dacey on Samurai Crusader (The Manga Critic)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 9 of Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei (A Case Suitable for Treatment)

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