Josei love stories, Akira, and a Kickstarter

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their Pick of the Week, and they also look ahead to this week’s new manga releases. Also at Manga Bookshelf, Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discuss some josei romances in their latest Off the Shelf column and Erica Friedman takes a peek at Young Gangan magazine.

Erica Friedman has plenty of news, including some about herself, in the latest edition of Yuri Network News.

Paul Gravett looks at the works of Katsuhiro Otomo, with lots of samples of Marvel’s colorized version of Akira.

Lori Henderson discusses, the Manga Reborn Kickstarter, and the last two volumes of Alice in the Country of Hearts in her latest Manga Dome podcast at Manga Xanadu.

Reviews: It’s time for a new set of Bookshelf Briefs at Manga Bookshelf. Ash Brown takes us through a week’s worth of manga at Experiments in Manga.

Sean Gaffney on vol. 6 of Attack on Titan (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Sakura Eries on vol. 20 of Bakuman (The Fandom Post)
Matthew Warner on vol. 57 of Bleach (The Fandom Post)
Anna N. on vol. 1 of Eat For Your Life (Manga Report)
Ken H on vols. 15 and 16 of Erementar Gerade (Comics Should Be Good)
Connie C. on Heart of Thomas, To Terra, and From Eroica With Love (Comics Should Be Good)
Sean Gaffney on Helter Skelter: Fashion Unfriendly (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Ken H. on vol. 5 of Heroman (Comics Should Be Good)
Matthew Warner on vol. 5 of Is This a Zombie? (The Fandom Post)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 1 of Judge (The Fandom Post)
L.B. Bryant on vol. 1 of Judge (ICv2)
Ash Brown on Kitaro (Experiments in Manga)
Ash Brown on Manga: Introduction, Challenges, and Best Practices (Experiments in Manga)
Anna N. on vol. 1 of Midnight Secretary (Manga Report)
Ash Brown on Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Volume 2: Garma (Experiments in Manga)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 1 of Monster Musume (The Fandom Post)
Sean Gaffney on vols. 10-12 of Neon Genesis Evangelion (omnibus edition) (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Manjiorin on vol. 1 of Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
TSOTE on vol. 25 of Q.E.D. (Three Steps Over Japan)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 1 of The Sacred Blacksmith (The Fandom Post)
Erica Friedman on Strange Babies (Okazu)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Tiger & Bunny (Blogcritics)
L.B. Bryant on vol. 1 of Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology (ICv2)
Connie C. on Tiger & Bunny, Heroes Are Extinct, and Ratman (Comics Should Be Good)
Justin on vol. 1 of Wolfsmund (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Sean Gaffney on vols. 5-7 of Young Miss Holmes Casebook (omnibus edition) (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Drew McCabe on vol. 3 of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (Comic Attack)

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