Lillian Diaz-Przybyl and Lianne Sentar have formed Chromatic Press, a digital publisher that will focus on original English language (OEL) light novels, manga, and audio dramas. And they are kicking off their line by bringing back Jen Lee Quick’s Off*Beat—they will republish the existing volumes and then she will finish the series with volume 3—and Sentar’s Tokyo Demons. I talked to Diaz-Przybyl and Sentar at MTV Geek, and Lissa Pattillo interviewed Quick at Kuriousity.
Drawn and Quarterly, which published Shigeru Mizuki’s Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, has confirmed that they will publish Mizuki’s eight-volume Showa: A History of Showa Japan.
News from Japan: It’s a sick day at Shonen Jump: Tite Kubo and Hideaki Sorachi both got the flu and were unable to turn in their chapters of Bleach and Gin Tama, respectively. The editors apologized and say they will both be back next week. Saki Achiga-hen episode of side-A will come to an end in the next issue of Monthly Shonen Gangan.
Reviews: Ash Brown takes us through another week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga.
J. Caleb Mozzocco on vol. 5 of Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll (Good Comics for Kids)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 7 of GTO: 14 Days in Shonan (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Rebecca Silverman on The Heart of Thomas (ANN)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1-23 of Hikaru no Go (Good Comics for Kids)
Helen on vol. 1 of Sailor Moon (Narrative Investigations)
Phillip Anthony on vol. 1 of Skip Beat (omnibus edition) (Manga Bookshelf)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 12 of Tegami Bachi (The Comic Book Bin)