There’s lots of digital manga news in my latest Digital Comic Resources roundup at CBR, and check out my dual review of vol. 1 of Dawn of the Arcana and vol. 1 of Princess Sakura at MTV Geek.
Two manga took awards at this past weekend’s Angoulême International Comics Festival: Kaoru Mori’s A Bride’s Story won the Prix Regards sur le monde (World Outlook Award), and Yoshihiro Tatsiumi’s A Drifting Life took the Prix Intergénérations (Intergenerational Award).
Jason Thompson takes a look at Rumiko Takahashi’s Ranma 1/2 in his weekly trip through the manga swayback machine, House of 1000 Manga, at ANN.
YA librarian Nicole Dolat writes about manga that teens should not miss just because the books were originally written for adults.
News from Japan: The March issue of LaLa features Detarame Mōsōryoku Opera, a one-shot manga by Ouran High School Host Club manga-ka Bisco Hatori. Dai Suzuki will launch Kuzu!!, a spinoff of Hiroshi Takahashi’s gangster manga Crows, in the next issue of Young Champion. And Santa Inoue is wrapping up Tokyo Tribe 3; the last chapter will appear next month. Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s anime Sakasama no Patema (Patema Inverted) will be adapted into a manga, which will run in Monthly Big Champion.
Reviews: Omar Valdivieso, Tommy Pfeiffer, and Melanie Valdivieso post some brief reviews of recent manga at About Heroes.
Justin on vols. 2-4 of 7 Billion Needles (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Sarah Boslaugh on vol. 16 of Black Jack (PLAYBACK:stl)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 6 of Blue Exorcist (The Comic Book Bin)
Jocelyne Allen on Moyoco Anno’s Chameleon Army (Brain Vs. Book)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of A Devil and Her Love Song (The Comic Book Bin)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of A Devil and her Love Song (ANN)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Genkaku Picasso (Manga Xanadu)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 5 of House of Five Leaves (ANN)
TSOTE on Kurogane (Three Steps Over Japan)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 3 of Negima (omnibus edition) (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Kristin on vol. 2 of No Longer Human (Comic Attack)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 7 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (The Comic Book Bin)
Serdar Yegulalp on vols. 1 and 2 of Princess Knight (Genji Press)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 26 of Skip Beat! (ANN)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 8 of Tegami Bachi (The Comic Book Bin)
Carlo Santos on vol. 11 of Twin Spica (ANN)