Fred Gallagher interviewed; Tezuka goes on the iPad

The Manga Village team picks the best of the past week’s new releases.

Erica Friedman updates us with the latest edition of Yuri Network News at Okazu.

Mike of Anime Diet interviewed Megatokyo creator Fred Gallagher on video at Anime Expo.

Tezuka comes to your iPad with a new app that gives you unlimited access to 62 translated volumes and 39 episodes of “Motion Manga” for $9.99 a month; Patrick Galbraith talked to the Tezuka folks and the app developers and got all the details for the Japan Times.

As he preps for the next Manga Moveable Feast, which will feature Fruits Basket, David Welsh asks readers to name manga that are critically underappreciated.

Daniella Orihuela-Gruber asks her readers: When do you find time to read manga?

Broken Frontier has a preview of Stargazing Dog.

Lissa Pattillo shows off her latest purchases at Kuriousity.

News from France: Xavier Guilbert reports that the French publisher Pika was all over the recent Japan Expo with banners and publicity for their new licenses for GTO Shonan 14 Days and Young GTO – Shônan Junai Gumi, the prequel and sequel to Great Teacher Onizuka, but one thing was missing from the covers on display: Onizuka’s cigarette. Yeah, he’s badass, but smoking—now that’s taking it a bit too far.

News from Japan: The Pani Poni manga will come to an end in September. Go Nagai is starting a new manga, Maō Dante tai Getter Robo G (Demon Lord Dante vs. Getter Robo G), which will run in Akita Shoten’s Champion RED. And Square Enix revoked one of the 18th Square Enix Manga Prizes after the winner was accused of plagiarizing Mardock Scramble.

Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson posts some short takes on shoujo manga at Comics Worth Reading. Kate Dacey thoroughly enjoys the first chapter of Soulless, which is part of this month’s Yen Plus magazine (there’s a preview on Facebook). Other reviews of note:

Connie on vol. 2 of Ai Ore! (Slightly Biased Manga)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 3 of Arisa (Comics Worth Reading)
Connie on vol. 13 of Black God (Slightly Biased Manga)
Ryan Holmberg on Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s Black Rainbow (The Comics Journal)
Connie on vol. 34 of Bleach (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Cross Game (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kate Dacey on No. 1 of Gen (The Manga Critic)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 3 of Kamisama Kiss (ANN)
Leroy Douresseaux on La Quinta Camera: The Fifth Room (The Comic Book Bin)
Erica Friedman on Renai Manga (Okazu)
Connie on vol. 2 of Toradora! (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on vol. 1 of Wandering Son (Okazu)
Phillip on vol. 1 of Wandering Son (Eeeper’s Choice)

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  1. the tezuka app is pretty amazing and could be a good deal if you read quickly. Although all the manga on there has already been published in english, its great stuff obviously….


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