Looking forward to the holidays… and beyond!

What manga is Deb Aoki looking forward to next year? Head on down to Deb’s blog to see her top 25 for 2012.

Kristin presents her Mostly Manga Gift Guide at Comic Attack.

In case you needed an excuse to go to Paris: Mari Yamazaki, creator of the critically acclaimed manga Thermae Romae (which, mysteriously, has not been licensed in English) will be a guest at this year’s Salon du Livre in March.

Three Steps Over Japan takes a look at the giant-robot magazine Newtype Ace.

News from Japan: I highlighted some recent news about creators in Japan at MTV Geek yesterday. George Asakura returns to the pages of Bessatsu Friend next month after a 10-month absence due to the birth of her child. She had put two series, Oboreru Knife (The Drowning Knife) and Teke Teke Rendez-Vous, on hiatus just before leaving, and she won’t pick up either one of them right away but will

Reviews: Ash Brown updates us on another week of manga at Experiments in Manga.

Connie on vol. 9 of 13th Boy (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 21 of Blade of the Immortal (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Dawn of the Arcana (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 5 of Dorohedoro (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on Finder Series 3: One Wing in the Finder (Slightly Biased Manga)
Jessie Bi on Shigeru Mizuki’s Gekiga Hitler (in French) (du9)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 4 of Itsuwaribito (The Comic Book Bin)
Diana Dang on vols. 3 and 4 of Kamisama Kiss (Stop, Drop, and Read!)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Blogcritics)
Connie on vol. 6 of Mars (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lori Henderson on vol. 5 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (Manga Xanadu)
Connie on vol. 21 of Please Save My Earth (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 2 of Princess Knight (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 2 of Sailor Moon (Blogcritics)
Connie on vol. 16 of Slam Dunk (Slightly Biased Manga)

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