Lissa Pattillo guides us through this week’s new manga releases in her latest On the Shelf column at Otaku USA, while Sean Gaffney looks ahead to next week’s new manga at A Case Suitable for Treatment.
Daniella Orihuela-Gruber rounds up a week’s worth of manga gift guides at All About Manga.
Alan Boyle takes a look at the manga guides to various science topics put out by No Starch Press.
News from Japan: Tomo Kimura gives us a peek at an alternate cover for Pandora Hearts that is bundled in the latest GFantasy magazine. New horror manga on the way: Chocolat no Mahō ~Doraje Koibitotachi no Kiseki~ (The Magic of Chocolate ~Dragée Lovers’ Miracle~), a followup to The Magic of Chocolate, will launch (with a Valentine’s Day theme) in the February issue of Ciao. Fukashigi Triangle, a “high school romance tragicomedy,” according to ANN, will launch in the next issue of Comic Birz. The new magazine Shūkan Manga Sekai no Ijin (Weekly Manga: World’s Great Figures) will feature manga tales about famous people from Mozart to Michael Jackson. One Piece just keeps breaking records; here’s the latest: over 38 million volumes sold in 2011. And ANN has the top-selling manga in Japan by series and by volume.
Carl Kimlinger on vol. 35 of Berserk (ANN)
Lori Henderson on vol. 13 of Black Jack (Manga Village)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 2 of Codename Sailor V (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Anna on vol. 1 of Dawn of the Arcana (Manga Report)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 6 of Dogs: Bullets and Carnage (The Fandom Post)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 5 of Grand Guignol Orchestra (The Fandom Post)
Victoria Martin on vol. 3 of Gunslinger Girl (omnibus edition) (Kuriousity)
Angela Eastman on vol. 8 of Kimi ni Todoke (The Fandom Post)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 59 of One Piece (The Comic Book Bin)
Matthew Warner on vol. 4 of Saturn Apartments (The Fandom Post)
Terry Hong on Stargazing Dog (BookDragon)
Matthew Warner on vol. 10 of Twin Spica (The Fandom Post)
Erica Friedman on vol. 1 of Yuri Danshi (Okazu)