Hey all! I’m back from NYCC/NYAF, and it was a wonderful weekend—manga seemed to be a bigger presence in this show, and everyone is finally jumping on board the digital bus. Well, almost everyone. I was covering the con exclusively for MTV Geek, so head over there for the manga news, and I’ll have a roundup here later today or sometime tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s some of what has been going on while I was otherwise occupied.
Lissa Pattillo lists her picks from this week’s new releases in her latest On the Shelf column at Otaku USA.
Lori Henderson has the list of the past week’s all-ages comics and manga at Good Comics for Kids.
AstroNerdBoy comments on Tokyopop’s latest flicker of life.
Connie lists her favorite medical manga at Slightly Biased Manga.
Animate USA announces their latest round of yaoi for the Kindle.
News from Japan: Six men have been arrested for uploading anime, games, and manga, including One Piece, to the internet. Their explanation: “We want to spread our favorite manga.” ANN has the manga lineup for Monthly Hero’s, a new magazine from Shogakukan that will be available only in 7-11 stores. Here comes another 4-koma manga from Houbunsha: Tae Sano’s Mura Doll, launching in Manga Time Family this week. Monthly Comic Ryū is making a comeback in March, not December as previously announced. And Gakuen Prince creator Jun Yuzuki has started a new series, Rose & Wolf, which is running in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Friend.
Reviews: Ash Brown reviews a week’s worth of manga at Experiments in Manga.
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Bad Teacher’s Equation (ANN)
Connie on Bonds (Slightly Biased Manga)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 4 of Bunny Drop (Comics Worth Reading)
Zack Davisson on The Color of Earth (Japan Reviwed)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Drifters (Slightly Biased Manga)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 15 of Fairy Tail (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime & Manga Blog)
Connie on Falling Into Love (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 3 of I’ll Give It My All… Tomorrow (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 5 of Kamisama Kiss (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 28 of Knights of the Zodiac (Slightly Biased Manga)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Love Hina (omnibus edition)
TSOTE on vol. 2 of Mouryou no Hako (Three Steps Over Japan)
Carlo Santos on vol. 52 of Naruto (ANN)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 2 of Negima (omnibus edition) (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime & Manga Blog)
Connie on vols. 10, 11, and 12 of Please Save My Earth (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Recipe for Gertrude (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 2 of Seven Days (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 25 of Skip Beat (Slightly Biased Manga)