New Pokemon, Summer Wars licenses announced

Big change at Viz: Executive vice president Alvin Lu has moved on.

At The Comics Journal, Joe McCulloch has sort of a beginner’s guide to Shonen Jump, explaining how it differs from the Japanese magazine of the same name and offering some entry points for new readers. More SJ news: Viz will add the weekly Dragon Ball series, in color, to the lineup, starting next week, and SJ editor-in-chief Andy Nakitani guests on the most recent ANNCast podcast.

Meanwhile, Viz has confirmed reports that it will publish the Pokemon HeartGold SoulSilver manga. Viz also announced yesterday that it is releasing the classic shoujo series Please Save My Earth in digital form.

And Vertical announced its license of Iqura Sugimoto’s Summer Wars, based on Mamoru Hosoda’s film of the same name.

Lissa Pattillo talks to Yoko Tanigaki about Digital Manga’s Project H hentai imprint.

The Manga Bookshelf team discusses their Pick of the Week.

Khursten Santos takes a look at this year’s Manga Taishou award nominees at Otaku Champloo.

Reviews: Carlo Santos reads the new releases so you don’t have to for his latest Right Turn Only!! column at ANN. Ash Brown sums up a week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga.

Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 8 of Case Closed (Blogcritics)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 6 of A Certain Scientific Railgun (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 5 of Chi’s Sweet Home (Blogcritics)
Jocelyne Allen on Coppers (by Natsume Ono) (Brain Vs. Book)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Demon Love Spell (ANN)
Carlo Santos on vol. 7 of Dogs: Bullets and Carnage (ANN)
Lori Henderson on The Drops of God: New World (Manga Xanadu)
Matthew Warner on vol. 3 of The Flowers of Evil (The Fandom Post)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on vol. 2 of Highschool of the Dead (Every Day Is Like Wednesday)
Erica Friedman on Kanojo to Camera to Kanojo no Kisetsu (Okazu)
Emily on Kimi ga Suki to ka Arienai! (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Limit (Comics Worth Reading)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Love Hina (omnibus edition) (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Erica Friedman on vol. 6 of Manga no Tsukurikata (Okazu)
TSOTE on vol. 4 of Mardock Scramble (Three Steps Over Japan)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 2 of Missions of Love (Comics Worth Reading)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 12 of Nabari No Ou (The Fandom Post)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Pretty Face (Blogcritics)
Lori Henderson on vol. 3 of Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Manga Village)
Drew McCabe on vol. 7 of Omamori Himari (Comic Attack)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 10 of Rin-ne (ANN)
Khursten Santos on Sukitte Ii Na Yo (Otaku Champloo)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 8 of Ultimo (The Comic Book Bin)

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