Leiji Matusmoto knighted; Vampire MMF continues

Apricotsushi posts the first roundup of the vampire-themed Manga Moveable Feast at ChicPixel.

The folks at DMP interviewed Yaoi-Con guest Uki Ogasawara, the creator of Black Sun.

When the Kindle launches today in Japan, there will be plenty for manga fans to read; the Kindle Store will contain 15,000 manga.

Tim and Kumar discuss Moto Hagio’s A Drunken Dream and Other Stories in the latest Deconstructing Comics podcast.

Manga is not a purely Japanese phenomenon, said manga critic Fusanosuke Natsume at a lecture a few weeks ago: “Manga and anime are global phenomena that have both provided and received influence as they developed. They cannot be understood by only following their history in Japan.”

Manga-ka Leiji Matsumoto (Galaxy Express 999, Space Pirate Captain Harlock) has received a knighthood from the French government; Matsumoto is now a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Erica Friedman takes a look at the Japanese children’s manga magazine Ne-Ne.


Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 50 of Bleach (The Comic Book Bin)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of A Bride’s Story (Blogcritics)
David Gromer on vol. 8 of Chi’s Sweet Home (Graphic Novel Reporter)
David Gromer on vol. 12 of Cirque du Freak (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Sam Kusek on Doing Time (Spandexless)
David Gromer on vol. 2 of Durarara!! (Graphic Novel Reporter)
A Day Without Me on Flutter (Gar Gar Stegosaurus)
David Gromer on vol. 6 of Highschool of the Dead (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Steve Bennett on vol. 1 of The Limit (ICv2)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1 and 2 of Moon and Blood (Good Comics for Kids)
Erica Friedman on Salomelic (Okazu)
A Day Without Me on vol. 1 of Sand Chronicles (Gar Gar Stegosaurus)
Ash Brown on vol. 1 of Vampire Hunter D (Experiments in Manga)

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