Sailor Moon and Vampire Knight

At MTV Geek, I rounded up the highlights of the past week’s manga news and commentary, and I reviewed The Art of Vampire Knight—which got an enthusiastic reception from the Vampire Knight fans in the audience.

At Okazu, Erica Friedman rounds up this week’s yuri news.

The Manga Village team looks over this week’s new manga releases.

Otaku News talks to GEN Manga editor-in-chief Robert McGuire.

Daniel BT writes about the significance of Sailor Moon and problems in text placement in manga at Sunday Comics Debt.

Deb Aoki is looking forward to next year’s release of Moto Hagio’s Heart of Thomas.

News from Japan: The Japan Times talks to Kimagure Orange Road manga-ka Izumi Matsumoto (via Three Steps Over Japan). Shaman King manga-ka Hiroyuki Takei will write a 44-page prequel to the series for Jump X magazine, which also teased a “Big Project” related to the story for next spring. Mari Yamazaki, the creator of Thermae Romae, has a new manga, Giacomo Foscari, in the works. And Jae-Ho Yoon plans a spinoff to the Freezing series.

Reviews: Connie continues her tour of the Eroicaverse with a look at Allman Stories at Slightly Biased Manga. The Eeper’s Choice podcast focuses on vol. 1 of A Bride’s Story. Other reviews of note:

Chris Kirby on vol. 9 of Bamboo Blade (The Fandom Post)
Chris Kirby on The Book of Human Insects (The Fandom Post)
Serdar Yegulalp on The Book of Human Insects (Genji Press)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 4 of Bunny Drop (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Connie on vol. 4 of Bunny Drop (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 7 of Future Diary (Slightly Biased Manga)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Gandhi: A Manga Biography (Comics Worth Reading)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 4 of Grand Guignol Orchestra (The Comic Book Bin)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 4 of Grand Guignol Orchestra (The Fandom Post)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 18 of Hayate the Combat Butler (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 2 of House of Five Leaves (Slightly Biased Manga)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 6 of Itazura Na Kiss (ANN)
Connie on vol. 3 of Itsuwaribito (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kristin on vol. 4 of Oresama Teacher and vol. 6 of Library Wars (Comic Attack)
Kiki Van De Camp on vol. 2 of Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney (Animanga Nation)
Connie on vols. 2 and 3 of Please Save My Earth (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on vol. 5 of Pure Yuri Anthology Hirari (Okazu)
Connie on vol. 3 of Sakura Hime (Slightly Biased Manga)
Diana Dang on vols. 1-3 of Uzumaki (Stop, Drop, and Read!)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 17 of xxxHolic (The Fandom Post)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 17 of xxxHolic (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)

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