New Tezuka manga found, JManga finalists announced

I picked the best of the past week’s new releases at MTV Geek, Lissa Pattillo gives her take in her On the Shelf column at Otaku USA, and the Manga Village team did the same back at their place. Meanwhile, the Manga Bookshelf bloggers look forward to this week’s new manga releases in print and at JManga.

The finalists have been chosen for the JManga Translation Battle, and now it’s up to you: Go check it out and vote for your favorites!

Also, if you have been holding off on downloading the Viz manga app on your iThing, Android device, or Kindle Fire, now’s the time to do it: Viz is giving away a free volume 1 to anyone who downloads the app for the first time before November 20.

Jason Thompson writes about one of my favorite manga, the sadly unfinished (in translation) josei series Suppli, in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.

The Manga Bookshelf team discuss what they are looking forward to among next week’s new manga releases, and Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss Aaron’s Absurd Armada, Stepping on Roses, and Crazy for You in their latest Off the Shelf column.

An unpublished manga story drawn by Osamu Tezuka as a teenager has surfaced in Tokyo and has been purchased by Tezuka Productions for possible future release.

Melinda Beasi believes in miracles: She looks at three sadly unfinished manga series that are coming back to life. Also: Melinda invites fans to share their fannish highlights of 2012.

Justin Stroman has an interesting guest feature on 10 things you should know about manga at Manga Bookshelf. And one more guest post at MB: An introduction to Korean webcomics.

At Heart of Manga, Laura is clearing off her shelves and giving away some manga.

News from Japan: I’m way behind, so let’s catch up on the highlights: Otomen manga-ka Aya Kanno has a new series in the works, Makoto no Kuni, starting in the April issue of Bessatsu Hana to Yume. Reborn is coming to an end. The last volume of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan will include an anime DVD, and the three-chapter sequel that is currently running in Shonen Jump Next! will eventually be made available in English. Rideback manga-ka Tetsuro Kasahara will draw a new Full Metal Panic 0 manga, and Full Metal Panic! Sigma is coming to an end. Go Nagai has drawn a one-shot manga that crosses over his Dororon Enma-Kun with Osamu Tezuka’s Dororo.

Reviews: Carlo Santos tells us what he thinks of some recent releases in his latest Right Turn Only!! column at ANN. Manga reviews are back at About Heroes, where Melanie takes a look at some recent releases.

Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Alice in the Country of Hearts (Blogcritics)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 4 of Angelic Layer (Blogcritics)
Connie on vol. 14 of Bakuman (Slightly Biased Manga)
Carlo Santos on vol. 15 of Bakuman (ANN)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 16 of Bakuman (Kuriousity)
Chris Kirby on vol. 14 of Bamboo Blade (The Fandom Post)
Victoria K. Martin on vol. 14 of Bamboo Blade (Kuriousity)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 51 of Bleach (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 2 of A Bride’s Story (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on the November issue of Comic Yuri Hime (Okazu)
Sean Kleefeld on Death Note (Kleefeld on Comics)
Rebecca Silverman on vols. 3 and 4 of A Devil and Her Love Song (ANN)
Jocelyne Allen on Dokyusei (Brain Vs. Book)
Carlo Santos on vol. 7 of Dorohedoro (ANN)
Kylee Strutt on vols. 1 and 2 of Durarara!!! (Animanga Nation)
Matthew Warner on vol. 2 of The Flowers of Evil (The Fandom Post)
Carlo Santos on vol. 7 of House of Five Leaves (ANN)
Connie on vol. 7 of House of Five Leaves (Slightly Biased Manga)
Connie on vol. 1 of In These Words (Slightly Biased Manga)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 6 of Jack Frost (The Fandom Post)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 11 of Kamisama Kiss (The Comic Book Bin)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 20 of Kaze Hikaru (ANN)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of The Limit (ANN)
Connie on vol. 5 of Lone Wolf and Cub (Slightly Biased Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 36 of Negima (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on vol. 13 of Neon Genesis Evangelion (Slightly Biased Manga)
Matthew Warner on vol. 64 of One Piece (The Fandom Post)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 7 of Ooku: The Inner Chambers (ANN)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 11 of Pandora Hearts (The Fandom Post)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 5 of Pokemon: Black and White (Blogcritics)
Erica Friedman on vol. 4 of Poor, Poor Lips (Okazu)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 7 of Psyren (The Comic Book Bin)
Connie on vol. 1 of Punch Up! (Slightly Biased Manga)
Erica Friedman on vol. 10 of Rakuen Le Paradis (Okazu)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 8 of Sailor Moon (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Connie on Same Difference (Slightly Biased Manga)
Lori Henderson on vol. 2 of Sasameke (Manga Village)
Connie on vol. 3 of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (Slightly Biased Manga)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 29 of Skip Beat! (ANN)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Start with a Happy Ending (ANN)
Kristin on vol. 8 of The Story of Saiunkoku (Comic Attack)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Strobe Edge (Comics-and-More)
Katherine Hanson on Tears of Thorn (Yuri no Boke)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 11 of Tegami Bachi (The Comic Book Bin)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 15 of Vampire Knight (The Comic Book Bin)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 3 of Wandering Son (Blogcritics)
Ash Brown on Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide (Experiments in Manga)

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  1. Oh hey…I think Stroman sounds just a bit better right :D