Urasawa speaks!

Rebecca Silverman gets the interview we all dream of, a sit-down with Naoki Urasawa (Monster, Pluto, 20th Century Boys).

The latest Manga Out Loud podcast features guests Melinda Beasi, Kate Dacey, William Flanagan, and Shaenon Garrity discussing CLAMP with host Ed Sizemore.

Matt Blind compiles the big list of manga best-sellers for the past week, and he looks forward to some new manga releases in the next six months in his Manga Radar column.

At Blog of the North Star, Milo kicks off a multi-part appreciation of Ken Ishikawa, who started his career as Go Nagai’s assistant.

Jeff Blagdon reports in from Comiket, in a story that makes me sorta glad I didn’t go but happy that he did.

The Asahi Shimbun reports on JManga’s translation contest—and quotes Deb Aoki.

News from Japan: Robotics;Notes – Rival Legacy, the fourth spin-off the visual Robotics;Notes visual novel, has launched in Ultra Jump. Manga-ka Azure Konno (Koe de Oshigoto) and Ayami Kazama (The World I Create) announced their marriage via Twitter yesterday.

Reviews: Ash Brown looks back on a week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga.

Lori Henderson on vol. 13 of Black Bird (Manga Village)
Kristin on vols. 38 and 39 of Bleach (Comic Attack)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 5 of A Certain Scientific Railgun (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Milo on Doll the Hotel Detective (Blog of the North Star)
Ken Haley on Dolls Don’t Cry (Sequential Ink)
John Rose on vol. 6 of Kobato (The Fandom Post)
Erica Friedman on Metersarete Kya (Okazu)
Alex Hoffman on MW (Manga Widget)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 10 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (The Comic Book Bin)
Matthew Warner on vol. 5 of Psyren (The Fandom Post)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Soul Eater NOT (Kuriousity)
Kristin on vol. 11 of Toriko (Comic Attack)

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  1. I would have taken Rebecca’s place in a heartbeat. I don’t know if my heart could last if I tried to interview Urasawa though :D