Jason Thompson on Crunchyroll, Dallas and Ben on Kodansha Comics

The Manga Bookshelf team discusses this week’s new manga.

Dallas Middaugh and Ben Applegate of Kodansha Comics did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit—check it out for some interesting responses. Related: Tony Yao explains Billy Bat, which is on Middaugh’s shortlist of manga he’d like to see translated.

Jason Thompson kicks the tires on Crunchyroll’s new digital manga service, comparing it with its predecessors and taking a look at all 12 of the launch series.

Erica Friedman brings us the latest update of Yuri Network News at Okazu.

News from Japan: Hayao Miyazake may have retired from filmmaking, but he’s not sitting around watching Wheel of Fortune—he’s writing a samurai manga. Kodansha’s Morning and its digital sister publication D Morning are publishing a manga by Kazuto Tatsuta, a former worker at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, describing his experiences when the plant was damaged in the March 2011 earthquake.

Reviews: Ash Brown has reviewed every volume of Blade of the Immortal; here’s a link to a roundup of all the reviews.

Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Party (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of A Centaur’s Life (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Codename: Sailor V (Lesley’s Musings… on Manga)
Kristin on vols. 14 and 15 of La Corda d’Oro (Comic Attack)
Kristin on vols. 8 and 9 of Dawn of the Arcana (Comic Attack)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 8 of Dogs: Bullets and Carnage (The Fandom Post)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 8 of Dogs: Bullets and Carnage (The Comic Book Bin)
Ken H on vols. 31 and 32 of Fairy Tail (Comics Should Be Good)
Anna N. on Helter Skelter and Utsubora (Manga Report)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Inu x Boku SS (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Alice Vernon on Lychee Light Club (Girls Like Comics)
Sakura Eries on Manga Melech (The Fandom Post)
A Library Girl on vol. 4 of Nightschool (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
A Library Girl on vol. 1 of Shinobi Life (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Sean Gaffney on Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
A Library Girl on vols. 16, 19, and 24-30 of Skip Beat! (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Anna N on vol. 1 of Vinland Saga (Manga Report)

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