Your don’t-miss link of the day is CNN’s interview with Takehiko Inoue, creator of Real, Vagabond, and Slam Dunk.
Jason Thompson writes about five manga he found on JManga, and, more generally, about the JManga experience, in his latest House of 1,000 Manga column at ANN.
The Manga Bookshelf bloggers look at next week’s new releases.
Connie C. kicks off her new manga column at Comics Should Be Good with a look at a couple of different genres.
Sean Gaffney has a license request: More Higurashi, please!
News from Japan: One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda talks about his long workday and admits he doesn’t get out much. The cooking manga Addicted to Curry is heading toward the final course and will end in three more chapters.
L.B. Bryant on vol. 1 of Aron’s Absurd Armada (ICv2)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 6 of Case Closed (Blogcritics)
Bateszi on The Flowers of Evil (Bateszi’s Anime Blog)
Kristin on vol. 8 of Library Wars (Comic Attack)
Shaun A. Noordin on Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (The Star)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 00 of Omamori Himori (The Fandom Post)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Start with a Happy Ending (Comics Worth Reading)
Helen on Yumekui Merry (Narrative Investigations)