The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their picks of the week.
John Jakala examines the significance of Viz’s announcement that it will be releasing many of its books digitally the same day as print—and he has some questions, too.
Erica Friedman posts the latest edition of Yuri Network News at Okazu.
Jiro Taniguchi’s A Zoo in Winter has been nominated for the Ignatz Award for best graphic novel.
At Blog of the North Star (NSFW image at the link), Milo discusses X-Western Flash, a cowboy manga by the creator of Gon: “X-Western Flash is only three volumes long and filled with more gobsmacking moments than every licensed manga I’ve read in the last three years combined. It’s gorgeous, unpredictable, offensive, and hilarious.”
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 10 of Black Butler (Kuriousity)
Kristin on vols. 40 and 41 of Bleach (Comic Attack)
Erica Friedman on vol. 16 of Hayate x Blade (Okazu)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 20 of Kaze Hikaru (Kuriousity)
Sean Gaffney on Sakuran (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 7 of Ultimo (The Comic Book Bin)
Anna on vols. 1-4 of Walkin’ Butterfly (Manga Report)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 19 of xxxHoLiC (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)