More scary links

Sean Gaffney takes a look ahead to next week’s new manga releases.

Lori Henderson rounds up all the links for day three of the Manga Moveable Feast at Manga Xanadu.

Guest posters Shaenon Garrity and Jason Thompson share their thoughts on Kazuo Umezu’s The Drifting Classroom at The Hooded Utilitarian.

News from Japan: Respondents to a survey from the Japanese news site Ameba picked Death Note as the greatest Shonen Jump manga of the 2000s. Kyoto Seika University, the first university in Japan to offer a course of manga studies, is launching a manga community website where users can upload their original manga and critique the work of others. ANN has the weekly comics rankings, and the fifth volume of Saint Young Men is at the top, meaning every volume of the series has made number one.

Reviews: Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss a handful of Halloween-friendly manga in their latest Off the Shelf column at Manga Bookshelf.

Rebecca Silverman on vol. 8 of Butterflies, Flowers (ANN)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 10 of Detroit Metal City (The Comic Book Bin)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Musashi #9 (Blogcritics)
Alex Hoffman and Lori Henderson on vols. 1 and 2 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (Manga Xanadu)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Psyren (A Case Suitable for Treatment)

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  1. Regarding Saint Young Men, it’s Saint Young Men Volume 7 that topped the rankings and the series has been at the top for 5 straight volumes starting with Volume 3. :)