News from JManga, new manga on the shelves

Lissa Pattillo takes a look at this week’s new manga releases in her latest On the Shelf column for Otaku USA. Sean Gaffney looks ahead to the best of next week at A Case Suitable for Treatment.

I reported on all the Viz manga news from San Diego at CBR, including the two new series in Shonen Jump Alpha, and the interrogation of the Japanese Shonen Jump editors.

Also at CBR: Kiel Phegley talks to F.J. DeSanto, who is co-writing the new adaptation of Cyborg 009.

Big doings at JManga this week: They have launched a blog, JManga Poi Poi, and they have also announced the judges and the manga for the Manga Translation Battle.

The Manga Moveable Feast continues with its focus on CLAMP; your hostess Melinda Beasi rounds up the links for days 1, 2, and 3 at Manga Bookshelf and picks her three favorite CLAMP women as well. Melinda, Michelle Smith, and Danielle Leigh devote their On the Shelf roundtable to Tokyo Babylon, and Kate Dacey picks Suki: A Like Story as The Best Manga You’re Not Reading at The Manga Critic. Check the Reviews section below for reviews of individual books.

Jason Thompson takes a look at the classic Hoshin Engi in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.

At Manga Report, Anna lists the series she is looking forward to reading on JManga.

Kawaii Countdown: Molly McIsaac lists her picks for the the ten cutest comics and manga at

Tony Yao puts Shinji and Misato (of Neon Genesis Evangelion) on the couch at Manga Therapy.

Laura (from Heart of Manga) discusses how Maria Kawai, the Christian heroine of A Devil and Her Love Song, lives her faith.

Digital Manga has expanded into two new channels, DriveThru Comics and Graphicly, which will allow readers to buy and read manga via Facebook.

Matt Blind compiles his list of manga best-sellers for the week ending June 24.

Ash Brown is giving away a copy of the first Love Hina omnibus; hit the link for details.

News from Japan: Maoh: Juvenile Remix artist Megumi Osuga has a new series in the works, Vanilla Fiction, for Gessan (Monthly Shonen Sunday). Yuuki Obata (We Were There) is launching a new series, Forget Me Not, in Cookie magazine. Translator Tomo Kimura shows off the Japanese alternative cover for vol. 18 of Pandora Hearts. And ANN has the latest Japanese comics rankings.


Connie on vol. 2 of Adekan (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Angel Para Bellum (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 12 of Bakuman (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 10 of Dengeki Daisy (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on Hatsukoi Kouzoushiki (Okazu)
Connie on Honey Colored Pancakes (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 6 of House of Five Leaves (Slightly Biased Manga)
Kristin on vol. 1 of Jiu Jiu (Comic Attack)
Laura on vols. 1-6 of Kobato (Heart of Manga)
Lori Henderson on vols. 5 and 6 of Kobato (Manga Village)
Anna on Legal Drug (Manga Report)
Ken Haley on vol. 1 of Mega Man Megamix (Sequential Ink)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 12 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (The Fandom Post)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 35 of Negima! (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Connie on vol. 4 of Sailor Moon (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on vol. 5 of Sunshine Sketch (Okazu)
Drew McCabe on the first chapter of Takara-Ga-Hama (Comic Attack)
Phillip Anthony on vol. 1 of X (Manga Bookshelf)

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