Viz unveiled their new yaoi line, SuBLime, at Yaoi-Con last weekend with the exciting news that some of the books will be released digitally worldwide, in a convenient download-to-own format. Deb Aoki was there, and she goes in depth with a transcript of the Viz panel and an interview with the editors at About.com.
Shaenon Garrity takes an affectionate look at the long-running Basara as a guest writer for the House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.
At Organization Anti-Social Geniuses, Justin talks to GEN Manga editor Robert McGuire.
The latest installments in the Manga Moveable Feast include Lori Henderson’s Ladies of J-Horror and David Welsh’s list of his favorite spooky manga. David also resurrects (heh) an old Flipped column on Tokyo Zombie. Rob McMonigal reviews vol. 1 of Raiders, and the roundtable on Kazuo Umezu’s The Drifting Classroom continues at The Hooded Utilitarian with essays on Umezu’s use of splash pages and the parent/child dynamic. Lori rounds up all the day’s posts at Manga Xanadu.
Matt Blind crunches the online sales numbers to come up with the list of this week’s manga best-sellers at Manga Bookshelf.
Ash Brown is giving away a copy of vol. 1 of Sugar Sugar Rune to get everyone in the Halloween spirit; go check the rules at Experiments in Manga to enter.
Connie on vol. 5 of Arata: The Legend (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on the September issue of Comic Yuri Hime (Okazu)
Connie on A Fallen Saint’s Kiss (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kristin on vols. 3 and 4 of Finder (Comic Attack)
Connie on vol. 3 of Gorgeous Carat (Slightly Biased Manga)
Ash Brown on Goth (Experiments in Manga)
Connie on vol. 5 of Itazura Na Kiss (Slightly Biased Manga)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Lovephobia (ANN)
Connie on vol. 2 of Mars (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lissa Pattillo on No Longer Human (Kuriousity)
Connie on vol. 15 of Please Save My Earth (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 2 of Recipe for Gertrude (Slightly Biased Manga)
TSOTE on vol. 2 of Retro Hero Story (Three Steps Over Japan)
Connie on vol. 7 of Rin-ne (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Sailor Moon (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 7 of Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 3 of Tenjho Tenge (omnibus edition) (Slightly Biased Manga)