Tokyopop goes on clearance; JManga reviewed

Matt Blind has a news flash for Tokyopop fans: Starting this morning, Barnes & Noble will put all Tokyopop books on clearance at 50% off.

I rounded up the highlights of the past week’s manga news at MTV Geek, and Erica Friedman has the latest yuri news at Okazu.

Sean Gaffney takes a comprehensive look at JManga, paying particular attention to the publishers involved and how the site has changed in its first month.

Issue 5 of Gen Manga magazine is now available online, and issue 3 is now free.

The Manga Village team looks over the latest batch of new releases, and the Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their Pick of the Week.

Connie puts the spotlight on You Higuri at Slightly Biased Manga.

Ash Brown buys some manga at Akadot Retail and offers some tips for would-be shoppers.

News from Japan: Two new manga magazines are in the works: Shueisha, which recently folded Business Jump and Super Jump, will continue some of their series in Grand Jump, billed as a magazine “for liberated adults.” And Kadokawa Shoten will launch the bimonthly Altima Ace in October. Christopher Butcher pays a visit to a massive Kinokuniya bookstore in Shinjuku.

Reviews: Erin Jameson reviews a stack of yaoi manga that focus more on relationships than smut at PLAYBACK:stl. The Manga Bookshelf team hands in a fresh set of Bookshelf Briefs to start the new week.

Chris Kirby on vol. 16 of 20th Century Boys (The Fandom Post)
John Rose on vol. 19 of Air Gear (The Fandom Post)
Chris Kirby on vol. 1 of Animal Land (The Fandom Post)
Lori Henderson on Aron’s Absurd Armada (Manga Xanadu)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kuriousity)
Chris Kirby on vol. 1 of Bloody Monday (The Fandom Post)
Matthew Warner on vol. 3 of Blue Exorcist (The Fandom Post)
Alex Hoffman on vol. 1 of Butterfly (Manga Widget)
John Rose on vol. 1 of Gate 7 (The Fandom Post)
Kate O’Neil on vols. 2 and 3 of Grand Guignol Orchestra (The Fandom Post)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 3 of Honey and Clover (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Angela Eastman on vol. 6 of Kurozakuro (The Fandom Post)
Sakura Eries on vol. 6 of Maoh: Juvenile Remix (The Fandom Post)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 1 of Mardock Scramble (The Fandom Post)
Kristin on vol. 3 of Oresama Teacher and vol. 3 of Sakura Hime (Comic Attack)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Oresama Teacher (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
John Rose on vol. 10 of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (The Fandom Post)
Chris Kirby on vol. 6 of Toriko (The Fandom Post)
Matthew Warner on vol. 9 of Twin Spica (The Fandom Post)

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  1. Man we had a lot of manga posted on Friday!