Manga 101

Jason Thompson’s House of 1000 Manga column this week offers a concise history of manga in the U.S. from 1961 to the present.

Mike Toole muses about prequels, sequels, and spinoffs, and why we sometimes see only part of a manga or anime franchise in translation.

Next week’s Shonen Jump will include a one-shot manga, Sakuran, by Psyren creator Toshiaki Iwashiro.

Ken H. writes about the creator Shotaro Ishinomori, in preparation for a month’s worth of reviews of his work.


Matthew Warner on vol. 53 of Bleach (The Fandom Post)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Btooom! (ANN)
Connie C. on Detroit Metal City, Nana, and 21st Century Boys (Comics Should Be Good)
Connie C. on The Embalmer, Black Jack, and Anesthesiologist Hana (Comics Should Be Good)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 5 of Fullmetal Alchemist (Blogcritics)
Angela Eastman on vol. 2 of Jiu Jiu (The Fandom Post)
Connie C. on Iron Wok Jan, Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture, and Toriko (Comics Should Be Good)
Ken H. on vol. 1 of Kamen Rider (Comics Should Be Good)
Vom Marlowe on vol. 10 of Loveless (The Hooded Utilitarian)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 66 of One Piece (ANN)
Kristin on vols. 11 and 12 of Oresama Teacher (Comic Attack)
Ken H.on Skullman (Comics Should Be Good)
Kristin on Trigun: Multiple Bullets (Comic Attack)

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