The Manga Bookshelf team discusses their Pick of the Week.
Viz will be releasing vol. 13 of Neon Genesis Evangelion in the U.S. on November 2, the same day it comes out in Japan.
Deb Aoki has a heads-up for aspiring creators: The deadline for the 6th International Manga Award competition, sponsored by the Japanese government, is June 15.
News from Japan: DN Angel manga-ka Yukiru Sugisaki and Boys Be… creator Hiroyuki Tamakoshi are both launching new series in Comic Birz in the near future. Hatsune Miku and her Vocaloid pals are making a guest appearance in the Weekly Shonen Jump series Kochikame.
Reviews: Carlo Santos checks out the latest releases in his Right Turn Only!! column at ANN. It’s time for a new set of Bookshelf Briefs at Manga Bookshelf. Ash Brown reviews a week’s worth of manga at Experiments in Manga.
Anna on vols. 4 and 5 of Ai Ore (Manga Report)
Justin on chapter 1 of Barrage (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Erica Friedman on vol. 3 of Blue Friend (Okazu)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 3 of GTO: 14 Days in Shonan (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kristin on vols. 61 and 62 of One Piece (Comic Attack)