Shonen Jump gets Akira Toriyama’s Jaco the Galactic Patrolman


Here’s the big news of the week: Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama will launch a new series in two weeks, Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, and Shonen Jump will be carrying it in English the same week it comes out in Japan.

I rounded up some new manga releases, the Megatokyo Kickstarter, and other manga news in my latest Manga Tipsheet at MTV Geek.

Among those news bits: Viz confirmed it has licensed Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning. Lissa Pattillo has more.

SuBLime announced a new license as well: Kou Yoneda’s NightS.

The Digital Manga folks post an update on their plans for Anime Expo, new digital releases, delays in print volumes, and more.

Erica Friedman brings us the latest edition of Yuri Network News.

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their latest Pick of the Week, and they take a look at this week’s new releases as well.

Laura rounds up the Skip Beat! Manga Moveable Feast posts at Heart of Manga.

Jason Thompson takes a fond look at one of my favorite manga, Twin Spica, in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.

Lissa Pattillo opens up the Swag Bag and shows off her latest purchases.

Lori Henderson talks about Skip Beat! and Umineko When They Cry in the latest two episodes of the Manga Dome podcast.

Erin discusses relationships in Otomen, where the nice guy gets the girl for a change, at Gagging on Sexism.

Jocelyne Allen reads two volumes of collected works from the alt-manga magazines Garo and Com (the latter was started by Osamu Tezuka), and finds some great reading by Shigeru Mizuki, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, and Leiji Matsumoto.

Who reads Manga Bookshelf, and what manga do they like? Melinda Beasi presents the results of their recent survey.

News from Japan: The big news out of Japan this past week Sad news: Comic LO Magazine artist Yasuda, who was active in doujinshi circles, has died after a brief illness; he was only 24. Deadman Wonderland, which returned from hiatus in January, will end in the July 26 issue of Kadokawa Shoten’s Monthly Shōnen Ace. Maid Sama! is also drawing to a close. On the upside, though, Mari Yamazaki plans to launch a Thermae Romae spinoff in Comic Beam in September.

Reviews: The Manga Bookshelf team keep it short and sweet in their latest Bookshelf Briefs. Ash Brown takes us through a week’s manga reading in Experiments in Manga.

Victoria Erica on vol. 2 of Attack on Titan (Inside AX)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 6 of Bleach (Blogcritics)
Manjiorin on vol. 2 of Blood-C (Organization ASG)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 3 of Blood Lad (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 5 of Children of the Sea (The Comic Book Bin)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 22 of Claymore (The Fandom Post)
Anna N. on vols. 7 and 8 of Cross Game (Manga Report)
Justin on chapter 38 of Cross Manage (Organization ASG)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 3 of Demon Love Spell (The Comic Book Bin)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 8 of A Devil and Her Love Song (Blogcritics)
Matthew Warner on vol. 8 of A Devil and Her Love Song (The Fandom Post)
Matthew Warner on vol. 1 of Doubt (The Fandom Post)
Erica Friedman on Futari (Okazu)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 5 of GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Matthew Warner on vol. 4 of Is This a Zombie? (The Fandom Post)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Lone Wolf and Cub (omnibus edition) (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 22 of Higurashi: When They Cry (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lissa Pattillo on vols. 1 and 2 of Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix (Kuriousity)
Helen on vols. 1-3 of Mars (Narrative Investigations)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 67 of One Piece (The Comic Book Bin)
Greg McElhatton on The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame (Read About Comics)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 16 of Pokemon Adventures (Lesley’s Musings… on Manga)
Matthew Warner on vol. 10 of Psyren (The Fandom Post)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 11 of Psyren (The Comic Book Bin)
Erica Friedman on vol. 11 of Rakuen Le Paradis (Okazu)
Philip Anthony on vol. 8 of Sailor Moon (Manga Bookshelf)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 11 of Sailor Moon (Blogcritics)
Justin on vol. 1 of Sankarea (Organization ASG)
Erica Friedman on Shishunki Seimeitai Vega (Okazu)
Derek Bown on the latest issue of Shonen Jump (Manga Bookshelf)
Ash Brown on vol. 1 of Skip Beat! (omnibus edition) (Experiments in Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Sleeping Moon (I Reads You)
Matthew Warner on vol. 3 of Strobe Edge (The Fandom Post)
John Rose on vol. 1 of Umineko: When They Cry – Legend of the Golden Witch (The Fandom Post)
Connie C. on Utsubora (Comics Should Be Good)
Ash Brown on vol. 4 of Wandering Son (Experiments in Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Wandering Son (A Case Suitable for Treatment)

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  1. This looks like it’ll be a Dragon Ball prequel or something. By the way, we are creating a wiki about this topic and need more contributors so please contribute.