I’m heading out to New Jersey today for MangaNEXT—if you’re going to be there, be sure to say hi! In the meantime, check out my review of Viz manga on the Nook at MTV Geek. And I hope you saw my interview with Robert Newman of JManga right here at MangaBlog.
Jason Thompson writes about foodie manga, including Jiro Taniguchi’s Kodoku no Gourmet, Fumi Yoshinaga’s Not Love But Delicious Foods Make Me So Happy!, and the train station bento-box manga Ekiben Hitoritabi, in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.
The Tezuka-based Manga Moveable Feast continues with host Kate Dacey rounding up the Day Three and Day Four links, as well as a review of Tezuka’s Lost World, at The Manga Critic. Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss Princess Knight in their latest Off the Shelf column at Manga Bookshelf.
Sean Gaffney takes a look at next week’s new manga releases.
Congratulations to Tony Yao on two years of blogging at Manga Therapy.
News from Japan: Details are emerging of the “darker” R.O.D. Rehabilitation, a R.O.D. side story that will start running in Shueisha’s Super Dash & Go! magazine this weekend. Manga Therapy features a manga that is hot in Japan right now, Crimsons, which is about… salmon.
Reviews: Omar reviews a handful of recent releases at About Heroes.
Ash Brown on The Art of Osamu Tezuka: The God of Manga (Experiments in Manga)
Lori Henderson on vols. 16 and 17 of Black Jack (Manga Village)
Connie on vol. 1 of Buddha (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Claymore (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Close the Last Door (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 15 of La Corda D’Oro (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on Faraway Places (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Gravitation (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 10 of Mars (Slightly Biased Manga)
David Gromer on vol. 1 of Ninja Girls (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Anna on vol. 1 of Princess Knight (Manga Report)
David Gromer on vol. 3 of Sailor Moon (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Connie on Stargazing Dog (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 6 of Tegami Bachi (Slightly Biased Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on Uglies: Shay’s Story (I Reads You)