Baki talk

The newest series from Kodansha Comics, Attack on Titan, is due out next week, and we have an exclusive preview at MTV Geek.

Also, I talked to Robert Newman of JManga about how that digital manga service has evolved over its first year—and the changes yet to come.

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their Pick of the Week.

Seven Seas confirmed two new licenses this week: Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game, a spinoff of Alice in the Country of Hearts, and Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble, a manga adaptation of another game by Alice creator Quinrose.

Kate Dacey is looking forward to the next Shigeru Mizuki manga, GeGeGe no Kitaro, so she asks her readers: What is your favorite yokai manga?

Matt Blind posts his list of the manga bestsellers (online sales) for the week ending April 8.

News from Japan: There was lots of Baki talk at the launch of Akita Shoten’s Bessatsu Shonen Champion magazine: Keisuke Itagaki announced that he was ending Hanma Baki, which features his character Baki the Grappler, although he may return to the series after a break. Meanwhile, Yukinao Yamauchi announced his new Baki spinoff, Baki Gaiden: Kizuzura, which will run in Bessatsu Shonen Champion. Peach Girl creator Miwa Ueda will wrap up her current manga, Rokomoko, in July.

Reviews: This week’s roundup of Bookshelf Briefs from the Manga Bookshelf team includes quick looks at new volumes of Bakuman, A Devil and Her Love Song, and Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll, among others.

Connie on vol. 11 of Bakuman (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kate Dacey on chapter 1 of Barrage (The Manga Critic)
Justin on chapter 2 of Barrage (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Connie on vol. 12 of Black Bird (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on the May issue of Comic Yuri Hime (Okazu)
Karen Maeda on vol. 9 of Dengeki Daisy (Sequential Tart)
Matthew Warner on vol. 1 of Is This a Zombie? (The Fandom Post)
Connie on vol. 2 of Lizard Prince (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 7 of Maoh: Juvenile Remix (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 18 of Ouran High School Host Club (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 9 of Soul Eater (The Fandom Post)

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  1. Considering how horribly Kodansha Comics is treating titles like Negima! (very poor QC, removal of extras that had always been there), I’ve no interest in buying anything new from them, more so as I have a very tight budget. I did notice that they could afford a color advertisement for this Titan manga (or whatever it is), but apparently can’t afford other things. *_*