JManga goes intergalactic

Here’s my quick rundown of this week’s new manga releases at MTV Geek. Johanna Draper Carlson and Lissa Pattillo give their takes as well.

Sean Gaffney looks over next week’s new releases at A Case Suitable for Treatment.

JManga announced that they are not stopping at going global–they are going intergalactic! Before our readers on Mars get too excited, though, you should check the date–we are awfully close to April 1. What’s not a joke is their deal on Moritasan Wa Mukuchi—they are giving away the first volume for free to anyone who signs up for a new account or upgrades to a paid subscription by midnight (PST) on April 1. Also new at JManga: Nihongo Corner, a place to buy and read untranslated manga, and a special deal on manga from Shinshokan’s Wings magazine.

Everyone has their biases, and Melinda Beasi talks about her own preferences when it comes to BL.

In his latest House of 1000 Manga column, Jason Thompson takes a look at one of Naoki Urasawa’s early manga, the first to be translated into English: Pineapple Army.

Deb Aoki alerts us that Chi’s Sweet Home creator Konami Konata is coming to TCAF (the Toronto Comic Arts Festival) this May.

Matt Blind posts a recent list of manga best-sellers (based on online sales) and he also posts a fresh edition of Manga Radar with some added commentary.

Barcelona-based manga fan Sara shows off her collection at The Manga Critic.

To celebrate the coming of spring—and the start of baseball season—Ash Brown is giving away a volume of Cross Game at Experiments in Manga.

Reviews: Omar has some short manga reviews, including the last volume of Twin Spica, at About Heroes. Ash Brown posts My Week in Manga at Experiments in Manga.

Connie on vol. 9 of Bakuman (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 7 of Blue Exorcist (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 9 of Dengeki Daisy (Slightly Biased Manga)
TSOTE on Garouden (Three Steps Over Japan)
Connie on Glass Sky (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kristin on vol. 1 of GTO: 14 Days in Shonan (Comic Attack)
Erica Friedman on Kanojyo no Sekai (Okazu)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 2 of Magic Knight Rayearth (omnibus edition) (Blogcritics)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 8 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (The Comic Book Bin)
Philip Anthony on Sakura Hime (Manga Bookshelf)
Connie on vol. 7 of Sakura Hime (Slightly Biased Manga)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 3 of Summit of the Gods (Comics Worth Reading)

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