Manga censorship fail, Heart of Thomas previewed

Jason Thompson looks at censorship of manga (usually done internally by the publisher) and the greatest censorship fails of all time in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers look forward to next week’s new manga.

Moto Hagio’s Heart of Thomas is out, finally, and Comics Alliance has a preview.

Erica Friedman has a new installment of Yuri Network News for us.

Lissa Patillo looks back at the year 2012 and she looks over the past week’s new releases in her On the Shelf column at Otaku USA. Khursten Santos looks back at 2012 and picks 12 favorites at Otaku Champloo. Dave Ferraro names his top ten manga of 2012 at Comics-and-More.

At Organization ASG, Justin takes a look at the state of the manga world in 2012.

Matt Blind has the manga best-sellers for the past week.


Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of 07-Ghost (The Comic Book Bin)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of 21st Century Boys (Comics Worth Reading)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 17 of Black God (The Fandom Post)
Connie on Blade of the Immortal, Bride of the Water God, and Oh My Goddess (Comics Should Be Good)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Blood Lad (Comics Worth Reading)
Sweetpea on Cantarella and Brave Story (Organization ASG)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 3 of Chi’s Sweet Home (Blogcritics)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 21 of Claymore (The Fandom Post)
Justin on chapters 13 and 14 of Cross Manage (Organization ASG)
Kristin on vol. 1 of Demon Love Spell (Comic Attack)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 11 of Dengeki Daisy (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
John on issue 16 of GEN (Anime Nation News Blog)
Erica Friedman on Girls’ Ride (Okazu)
Ash Brown on Good-Bye Geist (Experiments in Manga)
John Rose on vol. 14 of GTO: The Early Years (The Fandom Post)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 29 of Hunter x Hunter (The Fandom Post)
Chris Beveridge on vol. 2 of The Limit (The Fandom Post)
Helen on vol. 1 of Lizzie Newton: Victorian Mysteries (Narrative Investigations)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Message to Adolf (Manga Village)
Jocelyne Allen on Mushi to Uta (Brain Vs. Book)
Chris Beveridge on vol. 2 of Paradise Kiss (The Fandom Post)
Erica Friedman on R.O.D. Rehabilitation (Okazu)
Katherine Hanson on vol. 6 of Sailor Moon (Yuri no Boke)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 11 of Soul Eater (The Fandom Post)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of Strobe Edge (I Reads You)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 10 of Tenjho Tenge (The Comic Book Bin)
Matthew Cycyk on vol. 1 of Thermae Romae (Matt Talks About Manga)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of W Juliet (Blogcritics)

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