Deb Aoki and Rebecca Silverman discuss the best manga of 2012 and what lies ahead for 2013 in the latest ANNCast.
At Blog of the North Star, Milo looks back on the past year’s manga releases and isn’t too impressed.
News from Japan: Namco Bandai Group will open a Shonen Jump theme park in Ikebukuro next summer. Akiyo Satorigi is bringing his Durarara!! Saika Arc to an end. Yen Press, which licensed the original Durarara!!, will publish the first volume of Saika Arc in March. Minami Ozaki, creator of Bronze: Zetsuai since 1989, has just launched a new series, Devil x Children x AS, in Enterbrain’s web magazine Comic B’s Log Air Raid. A new Rozen Maiden spinoff, Maite wa Ikenai Rozen Maiden, is coming to the next issue of Shueisha’s Miracle Jump. Black Lagoon will return to the pages of Sunday GX magazine in January or February, according to creator Rei Hiroe. And Five Star Stories will resume in the May issue of Newtype.
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 21 of 20th Century Boys (I Reads You)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kristin on vols. 14 and 15 of Bakuman (Comic Attack)
Justin on vols. 3 and 4 of Drops of God (Organization ASG)
Katherine Hanson on vol. 1 of Himawari-san (Yuri no Boke)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 8 of Pokemon Black and White (Blogcritics)
Helen on vol. 1 of Soul Eater Not! (Narrative Investigations)
Ben Leary on vol. 2 of Witch and Wizard (The Fandom Post)
Justin on Wolf (Organization ASG)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 11 of Yotsuba&! (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)