The October Manga Moveable Feast will focus on horror manga, and your hostess, Lori Henderson, starts off the week’s worth of reviews and commentary with a post asking “What Is Horror?” as well as a link roundup at Manga Xanadu. Noah Berlatsky jumps right in with a discussion of mother-child issues in The Drifting Classroom. David Welsh reprises a Flipped column on Kazuo Umezu at his blog, and Rob McMonigal takes a look at some horror manga in digital formats.
At Suvudu, Thalia Sutton has a good overall summary of the manga scene at NYCC.
David Welsh checks out this week’s new releases at The Manga Curmudgeon, and the whole Manga Bookshelf team discusses their Picks of the Week. The Manga Village bloggers post their choices for the best of the past week’s releases.
ICv2 talks to Viz veep Alvin Lu and Weekly Shonen Jump editor Hisashi Sasaki about why they are relaunching the American Shonen Jump in digital form.
Lianne Sentar discusses manga for women on the latest /report podcast.
Daniella Orihuela-Gruber recently got an iPad, and she gives a quick rundown on the manga apps she has tried so far—and what she would like but cannot find.
CLAMP fan Myrah shares photos of her manga collection at The Manga Critic.
Manga Bookshelf is looking for contributors to write columns and such.
News from Japan: Three Steps Over Japan takes a look at Comic Ran Twins. Shueisha has posted the first issue of its Super Dash & Go! magazine, which features light novels and manga, online, for free, until November 18. Mizu Sahara, creator of Same-Cell Organism and the manga adaptation of Voices of a Distant Star, is starting a new series, Itsuya-san, in Monthly Comic Zenon. Mika Kajiyama (Neo Angelique) is launching a new romantic comedy series, Ore to Atashi no Kareshi-sama, in Kadokawa Shoten’s Monthly Asuka in December. The baseball manga Ookiku Furikabutte/Big Windup will return to Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon in January. And if you bought a drawing by Moto Hagio online recently… no, you didn’t. Hagio says that drawings that purported to be her work were actually forgeries, and she is contemplating legal action.
Reviews: Carlo Santos takes a quick look at some recent releases in his latest Right Turn Only!! column at ANN. The Manga Bookshelf bloggers post a fresh set of Bookshelf Briefs. Ash Brown clues us in on a week’s worth of manga at Experiments in Manga.
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Animal Land (Comics-and-More)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Butterflies, Flowers (Blogcritics)
Anna on vol. 4 of Cross Game (Manga Report)
Connie on issue 4 of Gen (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on Gunjo (Okazu)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 15 of Higurashi: When They Cry (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 6 of Karakuri Odette (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 6 of Library Wars (Slightly Biased Manga)
Ed Sizemore on vol. 1 of Love Hina (omnibus edition) (Comics Worth Reading)
Connie on vol. 1 of Mars (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of No Longer Human (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Sweetpea616 on Petshop of Horrors (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Connie on vols. 13 and 14 of Please Save My Earth (Slightly Biased Manga)
Alex Hoffman on vol. 1 of Sand Chronicles (Manga Widget)
Anna on vol. 1 of Sherlock Holmes (Manga Report)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 3 of Tenjho Tenge (omnibus edition) (The Comic Book Bin)
Kristin on vol. 10 of Twin Spica (Comic Attack)
Connie on vol. 4 of Tyrant Falls in Love (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on Young Artists Draw Manga (I Reads You)