Bleach takes a break

It’s Manga Moveable Feast time again. (Again!) This time the main dish is Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, and the host is Philip, of Eeeper’s Choice Podcast. His Call for Participation is up now, so get your keyboards ready!

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their picks of the week.

Deb Aoki has all the details on JManga’s translation contest at, and she should know—she’s one of the judges.

Erica Friedman takes a look at Young King Ours, which styles itself “The Most Eccentric Manga Magazine,” at Manga Bookshelf.

You knew there had to be a manga tie-in to the Olympics, right? Here you go.

Also at Manga Bookshelf: Matt Blind breaks out the spreadsheet once more to compile the list of manga best-sellers for the week ending July 22.

News from Japan: Tite Kubo is putting Bleach on hiatus for a few weeks due to illness; the series, which is in its final arc, is expected to return on August 20. Natsume Ando’s Arisa, a MangaBlog favorite, ended last week. Dance in the Vampire Bund and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days are also drawing to a close. And One Piece continues to shatter records, with vol. 67 getting a print run of 4.05 million copies.

Reviews: What has Ash Brown been reading this past week? Check out Experiments in Manga to find out! Angela Eastman compares the novel and manga versions of Cirque du Freak at Manga Bookshelf.

Ash Brown on The Astro Boy Essays (Experiments in Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 45 of Bleach (The Comic Book Bin)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 19 of Ranma 1/2 (Blogcritics)
Tom Spurgeon on Sakuran (The Comics Reporter)
Robert Stanley Martin on vols. 1-3 of Wandering Son (Pol Culture)

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