Celebrating Taniguchi

Erica Friedman adds an op-ed page to this week’s Yuri Network News with her commentary on the CBLDF manga case, Apple and Amazon’s content restrictions, and the difficulty of selling yuri manga in print.

Ed Sizemore kicks off the Manga Moveable Feast at Manga Worth Reading. This month’s featured creator is Jiro Taniguchi, and Ed hosts a review of Taniguchi’s The Walking Man by JE Latosa.

Johanna Draper Carlson looks at the most promising manga from this month’s batch of new releases.

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their pick of the week.

Lissa Pattillo has some background on Viz’s latest license rescue, 07-Ghost, as well as the news that Amazon is carrying listings for omnibus editions of the early volumes of Loveless. Yen Press announced at NYCC last year that it had rescued Loveless, but they only revealed plans to publish the volumes not already published by Tokyopop, so this is something new.

Connie continues her look at the Eroicaverse (the world of From Eroica with Love) with an article about Der Freischütz, a side story from 1982.

Matt Blind compiles another list of manga best-sellers, looking at online sales, from mid-February. Six of the top ten volumes are Sailor Moon or Codename Sailor V.

News from Japan: As Skip Beat celebrates its 10th anniversary, there are 10 million copies of its 30 volumes in print in Japan. A new Devilman spinoff, Devilman G, will be previewed in the May issue of Champion RED. And Kotaku catches a blooper in the latest issue of Comic Yurihime.

Reviews: The Manga Bookshelf team kicks off the week with a new set of Bookshelf Briefs. Other reviews of note:

Sweetpea616 on Angel Gunfighter (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 2 of Chobits (omnibus edition) (Blogcritics)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of The Earl and the Fairy (Comics Worth Reading)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of The Earl and the Fairy (Manga Village)
Philip on vols. 1-4 of Kingyo Used Books (Eeeper’s Choice Podcast)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 7 of Library Wars (The Comic Book Bin)
Dan Morrill on Nadesico (Comics Forge)
Rebecca Silverman on vols. 9-11 of Natsume’s Book of Friends (ANN)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 13 of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Swan (Blogcritics)

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  1. Viz is the new publisher of Loveless, not Yen, although it does seem like a perfect fit for Yen.

  2. I thought Viz licensed Jiu Jiu a while back as well. It’s not on Amazon yet.