SJA to run Hunter x Hunter flashback story

It’s Pick of the Week time at Manga Bookshelf!

Shonen Jump Alpha will publish Kurapika Tsuioku-hen, a two-chapter Hunter x Hunter flashback arc; the first chapters is in this week’s Japanese Shonen Jump.

ANN looks at the manga best-sellers in U.S. bookstores last month; Naruto was the top seller, at number 7 on the graphic novels best-seller list.

Otaku News has a (NSFW!) interview with tentacle manga creator Toshio Maeda.

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

Sean Gaffney on Danza (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Demon Love Spell (Manga Xanadu)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 1 of Genshiken: Second Season (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Alex Hoffman on vol. 1 of Heroman (Manga Widget)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something (Comics Worth Reading)
Kristin on Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something (Comic Attack)
Sean Kleefeld on vol. 1 of Real (Kleefeld on Comics)
Katherine Hanson on vol. 3 of Paros no Ken (Yuri no Boke)
Anna N on vol. 8 of The Story of Saiunkoku (Manga Report)
Michael Buntag on vol. 1 of Sundome (NonSensical Words)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 11 of Yotsuba&!, vol. 13 of Otomen, and vol. 13 of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Comics Worth Reading)

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