Summer reading

Here’s my roundup of this week’s new manga: Plenty of shojo and shonen favorites, and two new series from Seven Seas.

Big news from Viz: They are releasing some of their line in digital the same day as print. Now would be a good time to check this out, as they are having a 20% off sale on their digital manga through August 20, meaning most volumes are $3.99.

Deb Aoki talks to F.J. DeSanto, who is scripting Archaia’s graphic-novel adaptation of Cyborg 009.

At Manga Widget, Alex Hoffman takes a closer look at Wolfsmund, which was recently licensed by Vertical.

Viz editor Nancy Thistlethwaite interviews Mayu Shinjo, the creator of Ai Ore.

License requests: Connie would like to see more Setona Mizushiro manga please! Misuzhiro is the creator of Afterschool Nightmare, and Connie wants to read some of her more straighforwardly BL manga. Meanwhile, Daniel BT sees some obvious parallels between The Hunger Games and National Quiz, a sadistic-game-show manga that has yet to be translated into English.

News from Japan: Kanoko Sakurakoji is winding up Black Bird in the near future. Go Nagai is starting Sirene-Chan, a Devilman spinoff, and Silent Mobius creator Kia Asamiya has launched a new sports car manga, Aika ga Hashiru!


Rebecca Silverman on Alice in the Country of Clover: Bloody Twins (ANN)
Carlo Santos on vol. 11 of Bakuman (ANN)
Ken Haley on vol. 25 of Blade of the Immortal (Sequential Ink)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 4 of Dawn of the Arcana (ANN)
Kristin on vol. 10 of Dengeki Daisy (Comic Attack)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 20 of Fairy Tail (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of GTO: 14 Days in Shonan (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 8 of Itazura Na Kiss (ANN)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Jiu Jiu (ANN)
Drew McCabe on vol. 32 of Kekkaishi (Comic Attack)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 12 of Natsume’s Book of Friends (ANN)
Kristin on vol. 23 of Slam Dunk (Comic Attack)
Anna on vol. 23 of Slam Dunk and vol. 6 of Ai Ore (Manga Report)
Carlo Santos on vol. 9 of Toriko (ANN)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Until Death Do Us Part (ANN)

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