Otakon News: Vertical has licensed Fumi Yoshinaga’s What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Kinō Nani Tabeta?), and Viz is going to reprint Naoki Urasawa’s Monster in omnibus format. Sean Gaffney has a roundup of the Otakon news and some other recent manga license announcements at his blog.
Deb Aoki has a great piece on the digital manga stories that came out of this summer’s cons at Publishers Weekly; they include the licensing of Doraemon and Kodansha’s shift from iPad app to e-books.
I was so busy with other stuff this past week that I totally missed the latest Manga Moveable Feast! Khursten Santos of Otaku Champloo was the host for this month’s Feast, which was all about yaoi. Khursten came up with some interesting posts, and so did everyone else, and I highly recommend you check them out; I’ll just link to her MMF tag so you can see them all in one place.
Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss Totally Captivated in their latest BL Bookrack column at Manga Bookshelf.
Here’s a translation of a conversation between Naoki Urasawa and European creators Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten at last year’s International Manga Fest in Tokyo.
Erica Friedman brings us all the latest yuri news in this week’s Yuri News Network post.
Lori Henderson discusses Sparkler Magazine, the new global shoujo manga magazine, in her latest Manga Dome podcast at Manga Xanadu.
News from Japan: The shonen series Nisekoi and the shoujo series Ore Monogatari!! are going to cross over. Dengeki Daisy is coming to an end. Chris Beveridge takes a look at the new manga series that Kodansha is showing off, Shoujo Kesshu Kokoro Jikaru and Koisuru Futago to Megane no Blue.
Erica Friedman on Aigaaru: I-girl (Okazu)
Elliot Gay on vols. 1-5 of Attack on Titan (Japanator)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 20 of Bakuman (Comics Worth Reading)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 20 of Bakuman (I Reads You)
Erica Friedman on Bloody Lily (Okazu)
Rob McMonigal on vols. 1 and 2 of Eat-Man (Panel Patter)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 26 of Excel Saga (The Fandom Post)
Ken H. on vol. 4 of Heroman (Comics Should Be Good)
Erica Friedman on vol. 3 of Kanojo to Camera to Kanojo no Kisetsu (Okazu)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 21 of Kaze Hikaru (The Fandom Post)
Kory Cerjak on vol. 2 of Lone Wolf and Cub (omnibus edition) (The Fandom Post)
Manjiorin on Maple Leaves (Organization ASG)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Midnight Secretary (Comics Worth Reading)
Lexie on vol. 1 of Midnight Secretary (Poisoned Rationality)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 62 of Naruto (The Comic Book Bin)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 10 of Omamori Himari (The Fandom Post)
Lindo Korchi on One-Punch Man (Inside AX)
Lori Henderson on vol. 3 of Paradise Kiss (Manga Xanadu)
TSOTE on vol. 18 of Q.E.D. (Three Steps Over Japan)
Anna N. on Red Blinds the Foolish (Manga Report)
Chris Kirby on vol. 16 of Toriko (The Fandom Post)
Lori Henderson on Two of Hearts (Manga Xanadu)
Justin on Ultimate Venus (Organization ASG)
Josh Begley on vol. 34 of Vagabond (The Fandom Post)
Erica Friedman on vol. 5 of Wandering Son (Okazu)