Yaoi-Con is back, Seven Seas announces new licenses

Lissa Pattillo looks over the past week’s new releases in her latest On the Shelf column at Otaku USA.

The Manga Bookshelf team discuss their Pick of the Week.

Here’s a bit of news I missed last week: Seven Seas has announced three new licenses, Devils and Realist, by Madoka Takadono and Utako Yukihiro; Dragonar Academy, by Shiki Mizuchi and Ran; and Strike Witches: Maidens in the Sky, by Yuuki Tanaka. As Lissa notes in the linked article, Seven Seas plans to publish more of the Strike Witches manga after this.

Lori Henderson rounds up the latest convention news and says farewell to JManga in her latest Manga Dome podcast at Manga Xanadu.

Erica Friedman brings us up to date in the latest edition of Yuri Network News at Okazu. Erica also has a nice interview with yuri artist Takemiya Jin.

Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss Sunny and Lone Wolf and Cub in their latest Off the Shelf column at Manga Bookshelf.

Meanwhile, Mely (coffeeandink) and Oyceter are discussing Heart of Thomas on Story Talk.

Jocelyne Allen explains why Maison Ikkoku is so wonderful at Brain Vs. Book.

Yaoi-Con is coming back!

Manga Bookshelf is doing a reader survey. Drop in and tell ‘em what you think!

News from Japan: The Asahi Shimbun profiles newcomer Hiroaki Komura, who quit his job as a truck mechanic and holed up for an entire year to pursue his dream of becoming a manga-ka. Yet another Kuroko’s Basketball doujinshi event has been canceled. Although the organizers did not say they had received any threats, they did refer to the string of threatening letters that has plagued venues who planned to hold Kuroko’s Basketball themed events.

Reviews

Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Btooom! (Kuriousity)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 8 of Cross Game (The Comic Book Bin)
Matthew Warner on vol. 8 of Dawn of the Arcana (The Fandom Post)
Anna N. on vol. 3 of Demon Love Spell (Manga Report)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 7 of A Devil and Her Love Song (Blogcritics)
Matthew Warner on vol. 7 of A Devil and Her Love Song (The Fandom Post)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Erica Friedman on Kira Kira no Natsu (Okazu)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Lone Wolf and Cub (omnibus edition) (Blogcritics)
Helen on Olympos (Narrative Investigations)
Victoria Erica on vol. 11 of Sailor Moon (Inside AX)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 11 of Sailor Moon (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Sankarea: Undying Love (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Derek Bown on this week’s issue of Shonen Jump (Manga Bookshelf)
Erica Friedman on Space Pirates of the Minusuka (Okazu)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 13 of Tegami Bachi (The Comic Book Bin)
Matthew Cycyk on vol. 2 of Thermae Romae (Matt Talks About Manga)
Josh Begley on vol. 1 of Tokyo Babylon (omnibus edition) (The Fandom Post)
Lori Henderson on Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms (Manga Xanadu)
Alex Hoffman on Unico (Manga Widget)

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