Bad news for Shonen Jump readers: One Piece is going on hiatus for two weeks while manga-ka Eiichiro Oda recovers from complications due to tonsillitis. The series will be back in the June 10 issue.
The Manga Bookshelf bloggers look at next week’s new releases.
I’m a little late to the table, but this week marks the Yumi Tamura Manga Moveable Feast, hosted by Tokyo Jupiter. Here’s the welcome post, the link round-ups for day one and day two, and an essay on Beauty and Grit in Tamura’s Chicago. Elsewhere, at Manga Bookshelf, Melinda Beasi draws a parallel between J.K. Rowling’s Draco Malfoy and Tamura’s Blue King.
Here’s your educational link for the day: Matt Alt’s slideshow on how to survive a kappa attack.
Joe McCulloch (who writes under the name of Jog) compares some pages from Mitsuru Adachi’s different manga (including Cross Game) and muses about the art and whether the pressure to produce led Adachi to design pages that could be done largely or completely by his assistants.
Christopher Mautner explains what makes the vintage manga Swan worth a second look… and a third.
Reviews: Carlo Santos looks at Taiyo Matsumoto’s Sunny, plus new volumes of Heroman, Blood Lad, and Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration, in his latest Right Turn Only!! column at ANN.
Matthew Warner on vol. 1 of 07-Ghost (The Fandom Post)
Ash Brown on vol. 1 of Chicago: The Book of Self (Experiments in Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Cross Manage (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Matthew Warner on vol. 4 of Flowers of Evil (The Fandom Post)
Matthew Warner on vol. 9 of Library Wars (The Fandom Post)
Erica Friedman on Mangatime Kirara Miracle (Okazu)
Derek Bown on this week’s issue of Shonen Jump (Manga Bookshelf)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Sunny (I Reads You)
Khursten Santos on Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist (Otaku Champloo)