I’m still writing up my backlog of New York Comic Con stories—watch for some great manga posts next week—but in the meantime my Manga Bookshelf colleague (and con roommate) Melinda Beasi has a great video roundup of the manga scene at NYCC, and Sean Gaffney has detailed reports for day 1, day 2, and day 3. At The Manga Critic, Kate Dacey opens a discussion on the best licensing news from NYCC. Lori Henderson posts her take on the NYCC news at Manga Xanadu. Tony Yao files a brief con report, with pictures, at Manga Therapy. And Linda from Anime Diet attended the Viz meetup at Kinokuniya and scored an interview with Nagumo, the creator of Let’s Eat Ramen (published by GEN Manga).
Lissa Pattillo checks out this week’s new manga releases in her latest On the Shelf column at Otaku USA.
Lissa also rounds up the new titles announced at YaoiCon.
Erica Friedman brings us up to date with her latest Yuri Network News post at Okazu.
Jason Thompson looks at the work of Junko Mizuno in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.
Same Hat is back! After a hiatus of almost a year, Ryan is back with all sorts of interesting horror, underground, and early manga. I won’t even try to summarize it; just click and enjoy.
Matt Blind calculates the manga best-sellers (online sales) for the week ending October 7.
A Japanese doctor debunks the common manga trope that arousal causes bloody noses. Also: Aoba doesn’t throw like a girl, says Swedish researcher Ylva Sommerland, who has done a study on tomboys in manga.
The Daily Yomiuri has some bits of interesting news about anime and manga outside of Japan; one is about an Indian version of the Kyojin no Hoshi anime, and the other is about manga publication in China, where Kodansha, Kadokawa, and Tezuka Productions have all set up shop or partnered with local publishers because of restrictions on imported manga.
Reviews: Ash Brown recounts a week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga.
Milo on Black Joke (Blog of the North Star)
Kristin on vols. 46 and 47 of Bleach (Comic Attack)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on vols. 1-2 of Blue Exorcist, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Soul Eater, and Witch Hunter (Robot 6)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Crazy for You (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 20 of Fairy Tail (ANN)
Lori Henderson on Ju-On: Video Side (Manga Xanadu)
Kristin on vol. 4 of March Story (Comic Attack)
John Rose on vol. 58 of Naruto (The Fandom Post)
Zenestex on vol. 1 of Oreimo (Geeks of Doom)
Anna on vols. 1 and 2 of Pride (Experiments in Manga)
Erica Friedman on vol. 9 of Rakuen le Paradis (Okazu)
Lesley Aeschliman on vols. 31 and 32 of Ranma 1/2 (Blogcritics)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 7 of Sailor Moon (Blogcritics)
Rebecca Silverman on vols. 5-7 of Sailor Moon (ANN)