Post-Halloween wrapup

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their Pick of the Week, while the Manga Villagers go over the best of the past week’s new releases.

Erica Friedman posts the latest yuri news at Okazu.

Alex Hoffman takes a second look at JManga.

The Halloween Manga Moveable Feast is over, and here’s a roundup of the archives: Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8. There’s lots of great reading here, and unlike Halloween candy, it won’t go stale, so dig in or save some for later.

David Welsh’s license request for this Halloween season is Franken Fran.

News from Japan: Love Hina manga-ka Ken Akamatsu is arguing that doujinshi could become a thing of the past if Japan joins the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. The romantic comedy Nise Koi (Fake Love), which started as a one-shot in Jump NEXT! magazine, will launch as a full-fledged series in issue 47 of Weekly Shonen Jump. Nyan Koi! will resume on November 9 after a hiatus due to manga-ka Sato Fujiwara’s illness.

Reviews: Ash Brown posts short reviews of a week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga. The Manga Bookshelf team greets the week with a fresh set of Bookshelf Briefs.

Brenda Gregson on vol. 1 of Cage of Eden (Animanga Nation)
Jocelyne Allen on vol. 3 of Kaze to Ki no Uta (Song of the Wind and the Trees) (Brain Vs. Book)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 10 of Kimi ni Todoke (I Reads You)
Ash Brown on Nightmare Inspector (Experiments in Manga)
Khursten Santos on vol. 1 of No Longer Human (Otaku Champloo)
Erica Friedman on Otome Ranbu (Okazu)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 1 of Sailor Moon (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 5 of The Story of Saiunkoku (The Comic Book Bin)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 2 of Toradora! (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Greg McElhatton on vol. 9 of Twin Spica (Read About Comics)
Anna on vol. 1 of Urameshiya (Manga Report)

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  1. insaneben says:

    You forgot to mention Jonathan “Jake” Tarbox’s appearance on ANNCast on Friday:

    He discusses (among other things) his time with Gutsoon and CMX.