Kodansha concerns, convention update

Lissa Pattillo takes a look through the manga listings in the January Previews.

The Manga Village team examines the past week’s new manga releases, and at Good Comics for Kids, Lori Henderson has the list of the latest all-ages comics and manga.

Melinda Beasi and Sean Gaffney look at the Digital app and some new titles on JManga.com in their Going Digital column at Manga Bookshelf.

AstroNerdBoy has some concerns about Kodansha, after a few glitches with marketing and quality control in the books themselves.

Jason Thompson takes a fond look back at the manga magazine Raijin in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.

Matt Blind tallies the manga best-sellers of the first week in December at Manga Bookshelf, and he also introduces a new feature, Manga Radar, in which he looks at new additions to the sales charts.

Do you have any plans for 2012? Deb Aoki has a handy list of this year’s manga-friendly cons for those who like to think ahead.

Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson reviews Kodansha’s December releases at Comics Worth Reading. Omar returns to manga reviewing with some short takes, mostly on Vertical manga, at About Heroes. Andrew Wheeler balances that out with a stack of Yen Press titles at ComicMix. Lori Henderson is whittling down her manga stack at Manga Xanadu.

Justin on vol. 1 of Anestheseologist Hana (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Justin on vols. 7 and 8 of Bakuman (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 5 of Bokurano: Ours (The Comic Book Bin)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 2 of Border (ANN)
Andre Paploo on vol. 4 of Dorohedoro (Kuriousity)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll (The Manga Critic)
Julie Opipari on vol. 15 of Gantz (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Shannon Fay on vol. 2 of Higurashi When They Cry – Atonement Arc (Kuriousity)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 7 of Hyde & Closer (The Comic Book Bin)
Sweetpea616 on Me and the Devil Blues (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 17 of Ouran High School Host Club (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Julie Opipari on La Quinta Camera (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Kristin on vol. 2 of Wandering Son (Comic Attack)

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