New licenses, new releases

Deb Aoki takes a closer look at two recently announced manga: Knights of Sidonia, from Vertical, and Kitaro, from Drawn and Quarterly.

Digital Manga has confirmed some new yaoi and hentai licenses.

Lissa Pattillo looks at this week’s new manga releases in her On the Shelf column at Otaku USA. Lissa also has the PR on Viz’s newest shoujo manga, Jiu Jiu.

At Blog of the North Star, Milo continues his look at wrestling manga with a peek at the historical series Cestvs.

News from Japan: Kotaku reports the results of a recent poll asking people what their favorite manga was. Ultimate Venus manga-ka Takako Shigematsu is launching a new series, Nekozuka-san’chi no Gokyōdai, in the July issue of Gekkan Princess. ANN has word of two new Shonen Jump series: Ansatsu Kyōshitsu (Assassination Classroom) by Yusei Matsui (Neuro – Supernatural Detective) and Takamagahara by Jūzō Kawai.

Reviews: Carlo Santos rounds up the best, the worst, and the meh in his latest Right Turn Only!! column at ANN. Other reviews of note:

Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Drifting Net Cafe (The Manga Critic)
Ken Haley on vols. 8 and 9 of Erementar Gerade (Sequential Ink)
Ed Sizemore on NonNonBa (Comics Worth Reading)
Anna on vol. 28 of Skip Beat! (Manga Report)
Sesho on Tekkonkinkreet (Sesho’s Anime and Manga Reviews)
Lissa Pattillo on Three Wolves Mountain (Kuriousity)

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