Digital manga, Fumi Yoshinaga, and new releases

I posted my thoughts on JManga at Robot 6, and Johanna Draper Carlson takes a critical look at three digital manga services at Comics Worth Reading.

Also, in case you were on vacation, I posted a quick roundup of the week’s manga news at MTV Geek.

This week the Manga Moveable Feast will celebrate Fumi Yoshinaga; David Welsh asks readers to name their favorite Yoshinaga manga, and he reviews the first two volumes of Ichigenme, which sounds like a yaoi manga for people who hate yaoi manga. Kristin Bomba and Animemiz are hosting this month’s feast, and you can check out all the links at their Fumi Yoshinaga index page at Comic Attack.

It’s a slow week at the comics store, but the Manga Bookshelf bloggers still manage to debate their pick of the week. At Manga Village, the denizens check out the best of the past week’s new releases.

Erica Friedman posts a fresh batch of Yuri Network News at Okazu.

Kate Dacey looks at the manga in the Hooded Utilitarians best-comics poll.

Daniella Orihuela-Gruber asks her readers how they keep up with new manga releases—or whether they even bother.

Translator Tomo Kimura posts a few translation notes on vol. 4 of Kamisama Kiss.

David Welsh’s latest license request is the josei manga 7 Seeds. Connie also has a license request at Slightly Biased Manga: The Star of Cottonland.

News from Japan: Attendance at summer Comiket is down by 20,000, perhaps because of the March earthquake, ANN reports. Japanator has some cosplay photos of the folks who did show up. And Three Steps Over Japan continues its look at Shonen Champion magazine.

Reviews: The Manga Bookshelf team files their Monday set of Bookshelf Briefs.

Connie on vol. 8 of 13th Boy (Slightly Biased Manga)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 2 of Bunny Drop (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Connie on vol. 5 of Dengeki Daisy (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 27 of Kekkaishi (The Comic Book Bin)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 3 of K-ON! (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Julie Opipari on vol. 5 of Library Wars: Love and War (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Lissa Pattillo on Men of Tattoos (Kuriousity)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Oresama Teacher (Manga Xanadu)
Anna on vols. 3 and 4 of Oresama Teacher (Manga Report)
Matthew Warner on vol. 7 of Yu-Gi-Oh GX (The Fandom Post)

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