Lissa Pattillo checks out this week’s new manga releases in her latest On the Shelf column at Otaku USA. Sean Gaffney is already looking at next week’s new manga, and David Welsh peers a bit further into the future with a look at the manga in the latest issue of Previews.
Fred Schodt and Helen McCarthy join Ed Sizemore to discuss Princess Knight in the latest Manga Out Loud podcast.
Jason Thompson devotes this week’s House of 1000 Manga column to Masayuki Fujihara’s mecha parody Dodekain.
Gottsu-Iiyan has returned to the keyboard, and he is translating an interview with Takehiko Inoue about his latest project, a book about the architect Gaudi.
News from Japan: The Japan Newspaper Museum juxtaposes contemporary newspaper articles about World War II with drawings by Shigeru Mizuki, who depicted his own experiences in Onward Toward Our Noble Deaths. Peach Girl manga-ka Miwa Ueda is starting a new series, Rokomoko. What’s Michael? creator Makoto Kobayashi has also just launched a new series, Ippon Gatana Dohyou Iri, set in the Edo period and based on Yū-Go Ōkuma’s new series in Young Champion magazine is Young Black Jack, a series that explores the early years of the outlaw surgeon created by Osamu Tezuka. Hobunsha is planning a new magazine, Manga Time Kirara Carino, that will include a series by Sunshine Sketch creator Ume Aoki. Hiroyuki Takai is working on a sequel to Shaman King, to be titled Shaman King -Flowers-. Two million copies of vol. 64 of One Piece were sold in just three days. And ANN has the latest Japanese comics rankings.
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Erica Friedman on Himitsu no Recipe (Okazu)
Lori Henderson on Only One Wish and xxxHolic (Manga Xanadu)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 25 of Skip Beat! (ANN)
Ash Brown on vol. 1 of Yashakiden: The Demon Princess (Experiments in Manga)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 10 of Yotsuba&! (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)