Tezuka Week, A Bride’s Story, and CBLDF goes to Comiket

Here’s my look at this week’s new releases (plus a new license from Yen) at MTV Geek. The list includes vol. 1 of Magi and the Tiger & Bunny short story anthology from Viz, the second volume of No. 6 from Kodansha Comics, new Knights of Sidonia from Vertical, and more. Lissa Pattillo gives her take in her latest On the Shelf column at Kuriousity.

The Manga Bookshelf folks, one step ahead as always, are already looking at next week’s new releases.

Jason Thompson writes about Kaoru Mori’s A Bride’s Story in his latest House of 1,000 Manga column at ANN.

Charles Brownstein, executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, went to Comiket this year, not to shop (well, not only to shop) but to deliver this speech about manga and the importance of freedom of expression in both North America and Japan.

It’s Tezuka Week at Digital Manga, and they are announcing a contest as well as discounts on the first ten issues of Weekly Astro Boy Magazine.

News from Japan: Some sad news: Ramen Fighter Miki creator Jun Sadogawa has died, and police suspect it was a suicide. Two new series are debuting in Princess Gold: Makoto Tateno’s Vampire Romanshiki and Yuu Higuri’s Princess Ledalia: Bara no Kaizoku (Princess Ledalia: The Rose Pirate) It looks like Negima creator Ken Akamatsu will have a new series as well, Uo Holder, which will run in Weekly Shōnen Magazine. And ANN has the latest Japanese comics rankings.


Chris Kirby on vol. 2 of 21st Century Boys (The Fandom Post)
Ash Brown on vol. 24 of Blade of the Immortal (Experiments in Manga)
Josh Begley on vol. 9 of Bloody Monday (The Fandom Post)
Lissa Pattillo on Body Guard (Kuriousity)
Connie C. on The Dark-Hunters, Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Magic Within, and Soulless (Comics Should Be Good)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Dengeki Daisy (Blogcritics)
John Rose on vol. 4 of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan (The Fandom Post)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 10 of Kamisama Kiss (Blogcritics)
Kory Cerjak on vol. 1 of Magi (The Fandom Post)
Erica Friedman on vol. 6 of Morita-San ha Mukuchi (Okazu)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 17 of Pokemon Adventures (Blogcritics)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 10 of Pokemon Black and White (Lesley’s Musings on Manga)
Anne Ishii on Sunny (Guernica)
Anna N. on vol. 1 of Takasugi-San’s Obento (Manga Report)
Kate O’Neil on The Twin Knights (The Fandom Post)
Ken H. on The Two Faces of Tomorrow (Comics Should Be Good)
Erica Friedman on vol. 7 of Yuri Hime Wildrose (Okazu)

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