Barrage, wrestling, Cyborg 009

I reviewed the first two chapters of Barrage, the new Shonen Jump series, at MTV Geek, and Justin at OASG is way ahead of me with his look at chapter 3, which just came out yesterday in the newly weekly Shonen Jump Alpha.

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers (myself included) discuss our Pick of the Week.

David Brothers talks about why he likes the classic Cyborg 009.

At Blog of the North Star, Milo discusses wrestling manga.

Matt Blind calculates the manga best-sellers for the week ending April 22. It’s always Sailor Moon, isn’t it?

News from Japan: It looks like the magazine to pick up is Asahi Shimbun’s Nemuki; the latest issue features new stories by Gekidan Inu Curry (one of the production designers on the Puella Magi Magica Madoka TV anime), Reraku and Kiriko Yumeji (Le Chevalier d’Eon), and Junji Ito (Uzumaki). Manga-ka Tohru Fujisawa is working on a new GTO spinoff that will focus on Onizuka’s pal Ryūji Danma. The series, titled GT-R, will run in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine. Hideki Ohwada, creator of The Legend of Koizumi, just started another new series, Fūhyō Hakai Tenshi Lovekyuri, in Akita Shoten’s Champion RED.

Reviews: The Manga Bookshelf bloggers post some short takes in their latest Manga Bookshelf column. Ash Brown looks at another week of manga at Experiments in Manga.

Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 10 of Arata: The Legend (The Comic Book Bin)
Danica Davidson on vol. 1 of AX (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1-3 of Black Gate (Manga Xanadu)
Rebecca Silverman on vols. 4 and 5 of Cage of Eden (ANN)
Kristin on vol. 6 of Dorohedoro (Comic Attack)
AstroNerdBoy on vols. 21 and 22 of Hayate the Combat Butler (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Rebecca Silverman on Honey Darling (ANN)
Danica Davidson on vols. 1-4 of Library Wars: Love and War (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Erica Friedman on vol. 2 of Magic Knight Rayearth (Okazu)
Manjiorin on vols. 1-4 of Please, Please Me (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Puella Magi Madoka Magica (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 8 of Rin-Ne (ANN)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 5 of Sailor Moon (Blogcritics)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Starry Sky (ANN)

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