Looking back at Kodansha’s first year

ICv2 talks to Dallas Middaugh of Random House and Kumi Shimizu of Kodansha Comics about Kodansha’s first year of publishing manga in the U.S. (Here’s a quick summary of the relationship between Kodansha Comics, Random House, and Del Rey.)

Vom Marlowe checks out Digital’s eManga site and reports back at The Hooded Utilitarian.

The Manga Moveable Feast winds up with a flurry of posts at Manga Bookshelf: Melinda Beasi rounds up the posts for days 4, 5, and 6 and writes about The Shoujo Beauty of X and the fujoshi aspects of CLAMP. Other posts: Brett Stockmeier discusses The Greatest Conversation CLAMP has ever written and Chobits: Deconstructing the Love Story; Sean Gaffney has Some Thoughts on CLAMP, and Melinda and Michelle Smith devote their Let’s Get Visual column at Soliloquy in Blue to Legal Drug and xxxHoLiC. Michelle and Kate Peck are Chatting About CLAMP as well.

There’s a whole lot of Sakuran goin’ on when the Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their Pick of the Week.

Kate Dacey asks the readers: Who’s your favorite female shonen manga artist?

Matt Blind posts the manga best-sellers for the week ending July 1.

Reviews: The Manga Bookshelf bloggers keep it short and sweet in their latest set of Bookshelf Briefs. Ash Brown recaps the past week’s reading at Experiments in Manga.

Anna on vol. 3 of Cardcaptor Sakura (omnibus edition) (Manga Report)
Ash Brown on Clover (Experiments in Manga)
Alex Hoffman on vols. 1-5 of Crying Freeman (Manga Widget)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 18 of Fairy Tail (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Danielle Hoar on The One I Love (Kuriousity)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1-10 of RG Veda (Manga Xanadu)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Sakuran (Comics Worth Reading)
Joseph Luster on Sakuran (Otaku USA)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Soul Eater NOT (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Joseph Luster on chapter 1 of Takama-ga-hara (Otaku USA)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 7 of Tenjho Tenge (Full Contact Edition) (The Comic Book Bin)
Anna on vols. 1-4 of Wish (Manga Report)

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