Digital turns to Kickstarter; November MMF begins

I rounded up the past week’s manga news at MTV Geek, and Erica Friedman updates us on all things yuri with a new edition of Yuri Network News at Okazu. Erica also wants to be sure we know all the place to find Yuricon, her publishing company, on the web.

Digital Manga, which often finds a different way to do things, caused a bit of controversy this week with their launch of a Kickstarter drive to reprint Osamu Tezuka’s Swallowing the Earth. Lissa Pattillo and Johanna Draper Carlson discuss the pluses and minuses of this approach.

The Manga Moveable Feast gets under way this week, with Natsume Ono being the topic of this month’s discussion. Check the archive page at host blog Manga Widget for a complete list of MMF posts. Alex Hoffman starts off with an essay on The House of Five Leaves, and David Welsh adds links to some posts he has written on Ono at The Manga Curmudgeon.

Matt Seneca interviews Yuichi Yokoyama, the creator of Travel and Garden.

Dave Ferraro and Patrick Markfort launch manga week at Comics-and-More with a video discussion of Sailor Moon and Codename Sailor V.

Translator Tomo Kimura posts some translation notes on vol. 5 of Kamisama Kiss.

Reviews: The Manga Bookshelf bloggers review the Kodansha iOS app and a variety of manga available digitally in their latest Going Digital column. Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss a handful of recent releases in their Off the Shelf column, also at Manga Bookshelf.

Connie on vol. 1 of Black Knight (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sweetpea616 on Genshiken (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 2 of Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 2 of Pokemon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl (Blogcritics)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 10 of Real (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 1 of Shadow Lady (Slightly Biased Manga)
Rebecca Silverman on Tesoro (ANN)
Connie on vol. 13 of We Were There (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of X (omnibus edition) (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of X (omnibus edition) (I Reads You)
Connie on X Zero (artbook) (Slightly Biased Manga)

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