The History of Shonen Jump, told by one who was there

Jason Thompson devotes this week’s House of 1000 Manga column to the first part of a look at the evolution of Shonen Jump in America—and as Jason was the magazine’s first editor, he has a unique perspective.

Lissa Pattillo looks over this week’s new releases for her On the Shelf column at Otaku USA. Meanwhile, the Manga Bookshelf bloggers look forward to next week’s new releases.

Ash Brown posts the second roundup of posts for this week’s Manga Moveable Feast, featuring Moyoco Anno. And Melinda Beasi interviews Anno for The Beat.

The winners of the Shogakukan Manga Awards have been announced, and the winner in the General Category is Kengo Hanazawa’s I Am a Hero. Silver Spoon, by Fullmetal Alchemist creator Hiromu Arakawa, took the prize in the Boys Category.

Geoff Pevere reviews the film Tatsumi for the Toronto Globe and Mail

License requests: Marian Moore has a list of five manga she’d love to see licensed in English at the Inside AX blog.


Connie on Case Closed, Lupin III, and The Kindaichi Case Files (Comics Should Be Good)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 5 of A Certain Scientific Railgun (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Anna N. on vol. 1 of Clair Voyance (Manga Report)
Erica Friedman on the January issue of Comic Yuri Hime (Okazu)
Justin on chapters 15, 16, and 17 of Cross Manage (Organization ASG)
Ng Suat Tong on The Heart of Thomas (The Hooded Utilitarian)
David Gromer on vol. 3 of Higurashi When They Cry: The Atonement Arc (Graphic Novel Reporter)
David Gromer on vol. 1 of Is This a Zombie? (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Kamisama Kiss (Blogcritics)
TSOTE on vol. 3 of Mardock Scramble (Three Steps Over Japan)
Angela Eastman on vol. 10 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (The Fandom Post)
Ash Brown on Sakuran (Experiments in Manga)
David Gromer on vol. 1 of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends (Graphic Novel Reporter)

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