This was a busy weekend, with Sakura Con on the West Coast and Anime Boston out East, and publishers at both cons had some new licenses to announce. Sean Gaffney has a good roundup; here are the highlights:
As we noted on Friday, Vertical announced it had rescued Ai Yazawa’s Paradise Kiss, originally published by Tokyopop.
Yen Press announced Thermae Romae, Kaoru Mori’s Anything and Something (a book of short stories), Umineko When They Cry (a sequel to Higurashi When They Cry), Blood Lad, Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit, The Misfortune of Kyon and Koizumi (a Haruhi spinoff), and Triage X, by the creator of Highschool of the Dead.
Dark Horse’s new announcements included Oreimo/My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute, Blood-C (based on the anime), Evangelion: Comic Tribute, Emerald and Other Stories (by Blade of the Immortal manga-ka Hiroaki Samura), and a novel by Yoshitaka Amano, Deva Zan.
For those who are fascinated by process, Melinda Beasi describes her work as an editor for the Digital Manga Guild. Melinda is very articulate, so I’m sure she is a good editor, but Digital has is no managing editor supervising her work, nor is there a proofreader checking it, which is troubling.
Kristin picks the manga highlights from the April Previews at Comic Attack.
Connie puts the artist spotlight on BL manga-ka Toko Kawai.
Lori Henderson celebrates Easter with some manga that feature eggs.
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 10 of Bakuman (Comics Worth Reading)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 10 of Bakuman (The Comic Book Bin)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 39 of Bleach (The Comic Book Bin)
Drew McCabe on Dororo (Comic Attack)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 12 of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Comics Worth Reading)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 4 of Sailor Moon (Blogcritics)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 27 of Skip Beat! (A Case Suitable for Treatment)