This is a really good week for new manga releases, and I picked the best of the best at MTV Geek.
Also at MTV Geek, check out Battle Arena Otaku Fight! Fight, which pits your favorite characters of manga, anime, and film against each other in a bracket-style tournament—it’s like March Madness only interesting. Mameshiba or Totoro? Speed Racer or Kamen Rider? Sailor Moon or Hatsune Miku? (Is that even a contest?) Only the strong will survive, so go check it out and vote for your favorites.
Blue Exorcist was the top pick in Deb Aoki’s Readers Choice Manga Awards; click through to see the winners in all the categories.
Shaenon Garrity is calling for more cat manga, and she has put together her own catalog for the publishers’ convenience.
Chris Sims looks at some ersatz Batman manga created for the animated cartoon Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Check it out, it’s pretty good!
At Manga Bookshelf, Sara K. is looking at manhua adaptations of the Condor Trilogy. Up this week: Tony Wong’s The Eagle Shooting Heroes. Click for some cool art!
News from Japan: Excel Saga manga-ka Koushi Rikoudou has a new series, Kimi to Batsu (Kari), that will run in Young King Ours starting with the April 28 issue.
Connie on Abandoned Cat’s House (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 6 of Dorohedoro (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 3 of The Drops of God (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kristin on vols. 1 and 2 of Gate 7 (Comic Attack)
Connie on vol. 2 of Kiss Blue (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of Scent of Apple Blossoms (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 5 of Tenjho Tenge (omnibus edition) (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 7 of Toriko (Slightly Biased Manga)