I reviewed vol. 1 of Codename Sailor V, the prequel (more or less) to Sailor Moon, at MTV Geek.
Ed Sizemore, Johanna Draper Carlson, and guests Erica Friedman and Emily Snodgrass discuss Sailor Moon and magical girls on the latest Manga Out Loud podcast.
Matt Blind charts this week’s best-sellers (online sales), and it looks like Sailor Moon for the win!
Lissa Pattillo spots two new yaoi manga licenses in the latest Digital Manga newsletter.
Deb Aoki takes a look at the Catwoman/Starfire controversy through manga-colored glasses, discussing why she doesn’t read superhero comics any more and how shonen manga does a better job of making comics that please both genders.
Happy Blogiversary to Daniella Orihuela-Gruber, who is celebrating two years of All About Manga.
News from Japan: Three new manga series will launch in the December issue of Dengeki Maoh, and the magazine will expand to 1,000 pages—twice the normal heft—to accommodate them. A manga adaptation of the anime A Letter to Momo is in the works, to be serialized in Monthly Asuka, and the live-action film Wild 7 will be adapted into a manga to run in Young King magazine. Tomo Kimura lists the top-selling manga-ka in Japan, as determined by Nikkei Entertainment magazine.
Reviews: Ash Brown looks at a week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga. The Manga Bookshelf bloggers do some manga speed-dating in their latest Bookshelf Briefs column. At ANN, Carlo Santos takes a quick trot around the comics shop with reviews of Sailor Moon, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Witch and Wizard, among others, in his latest Right Turn Only!! column.
Kristin on vol. 1 of Blood Blockade Battlefront and vol. 1 of Drifters (Comic Attack)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Bunny Drop (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Alexander Hoffman on vol. 1 of Butterfly (Manga Village)
Daniella Orihuela-Gruber on Gandhi: A Manga Biography (All About Manga)
Sweetpea on vols. 1-6 of Karakuri Odette (Organization Anti Social Geniuses)
Erica Friedman on vol. 4 of Morita-san ha Mukuchi (Okazu)
Alex Hoffman on vol. 7 of Otomen (Manga Widget)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Psyren (Comics-and-More)
Matthew Warner on vol. 1 of Sailor Moon (The Fandom Post)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 6 of Seiho Boys High School (The Fandom Post)
Anna on vol. 25 of Skip Beat and vol. 8 of Seiho Boys High School (Manga Report)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Stargazing Dog (Comics Worth Reading)