The perils of print, and vengeful women

At Robot 6, I reported on Digital Manga’s move to bring Harlequin manga to the Nook.

Daniella Orihuela-Gruber contemplates one of the downsides of print manga—you have to physically move them when you move.

Viz editor Nancy Thistlethwaite confirmed that Viz has licensed both Ai Ore series, Ai o Utau yori Ore ni Oborero!, which comprises the first three Viz volumes, and the follow-up series, Ai-Ore! Danshikō no Hime to Joshikō no Ōji, which Viz will release as five volumes.

At Manga Therapy, Tony Yao looks at the “vengeful woman” story Lady Snowblood.

Otaku News interviews veteran manga translator William Flanagan.

Erica Friedman writes about the josei magazine Feel Young at Manga Bookshelf.

News from Japan: Monthly Afternoon is publishing a prequel to Shohei Manabe’s Smuggler, to be released shortly before the Smuggler film opens.


Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Anesthesiologist Hana (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Erica Friedman on vol. 6 of Aoi Hana (Okazu)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 6 of Bakuman (Comics Worth Reading)
Kristin on vol. 1 of The Betrayal Knows My Name (Comic Attack)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Cage of Eden (The Manga Critic)
Connie on vol. 4 of Dorohedoro (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on How to Seduce a Vampire (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 3 of Karakuri Odette (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 7 of Nabari no Ou (Slightly Biased Manga)
James Fleenor on vol. 2 of Pokemon Adventures Diamond and Pearl Platinum (Anime Sentinel)
Richard Bruton on vol. 2 of Summit of the Gods (Forbidden Planet blog)
Connie on vol. 5 of Ultimo (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Wandering Son (I Reads You)

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