Arina Tanemura speaks, Ken Akamatsu sells some books

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their choices for Pick of the Week.

Thomas Zoth has an account of the Arina Tanemura panel at Anime Fest.

News from Japan: Ken Akamatsu’s J-Comi website just completed a successful crowdfunding drive that offered limited-edition e-books, such as a complete set of Love Hina, plus autographed postcards, to sponsors. The e-books sold out in about 20 minutes. Kazuhiro Kumagai (Samurai Gun) will launch a new manga adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo in the October 24 issue of Shueisha’s Grand Jump Premium. Author’s Pet creator Deathco Cotorino will draw a 4-koma manga based on the Brothers Conflict novel.

Reviews: Ash Brown reports in on a week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga. The Manga Bookshelf team posts some short takes on recent releases in their Bookshelf Briefs column.

Sean Gaffney on Barbara (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Johanna Draper Carlson on The Drops of God: New World (Comics Worth Reading)
Bill Sherman on In These Words (Blogcritics)
A Day Without You on vol. 1 of The Lizzie Newton Mysteries (Gar Gar Stegosaurus)
Raymond Herrera on vol. 1 of Paradise Kiss (
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 28 of Ranma 1/2 (Blogcritics)
Kristin on vols. 4 and 5 of Saturn Apartments (Comic Attack)

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