Deb Aoki looks ahead to new manga premiering in 2012.
Jason Thompson takes a look at the 1980s classic 3×3 Eyes in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.
In their latest Let’s Get Visual column, Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss manga that give them the creeps.
Sean Gaffney takes a look at the manga most (and least) likely to be licensed from Weekly Shōnen Magazine and Shōnen Jump.
Connie’s latest license request at Slightly Biased Manga is another Moyoco Anno series, In the Clothes Named Fat (or something like that).
News from Japan: Ultraman artist Mamoru Uchiyama has died at the age of 62. The manga-ka quartet CLAMP will be slowing down its output after one member was diagnosed with a lumbar compression fracture, the result of spending too much time sitting in a chair. Part two of Sakura Taisen: Kanadegumi (Sakura Wars: Performing Division) has just appeared in Hana to Yume, and the editors have announced it will be an ongoing series. Shogakukan has folded two manga magazines aimed at elementary school readers, Shōgaku Sannensei and Shōgaku Yonensei.
Reviews: At Brain Vs. Book, Jocelyne Allen reviews the new est em manga, Happy End Apartment, which is not out in English yet—she picked it up in Japan.
Kimi-Chan on vol. 2 of Absolute Boyfriend (The Kimi-Chan Experience)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 3 of Arisa (ANN)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 8 of Bakuman (Comics Worth Reading)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 8 of Bakuman (The Comic Book Bin)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 1 of A Certain Scientific Railgun (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 14 of Fairy Tail (ANN)
Erica Friedman on vol. 1 of Fu~Fu (Okazu)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 5 of Grand Guignol Orchestra (The Comic Book Bin)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 15 of Higurashi: When They Cry (ANN)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 6 of Karakuri Odette (Panel Patter)
AstroNerdBoy on The Manga Guide to Biochemistry (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Connie on vol. 5 of Maoh: Juvenile Remix (Slightly Biased Manga)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 32 of Negima (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Connie on vol. 1 of No Longer Human (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of Portrait of M & N (I Reads You)
Carlo Santos on vol. 6 of Rosario + Vampire Season II (ANN)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 6 of Stepping on Roses (ANN)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Tokyo Mew Mew (Kuriousity)
Connie on vol. 2 of Until the Full Moon (Slightly Biased Manga)
Shannon Fay on vol. 1 of Wandering Son (Kuriousity)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 10 of Yotsuba&! (Comics Worth Reading)