RightStuf to release sixth volume of Hetalia

Hetalia 6

RightStuf will publish volume 6 of Hetalia: Axis Powers next spring, with six color pages in the first print run; after those books are gone, the volume, like the other volumes published by RightStuf, will be print-on-demand and black an white only.

Seven Seas has licensed The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer; if that title sounds familiar, it’s because it was previously published in English by JManga.

And Vertical has licensed Cardfight!! Vanguard, which as far as I know has never (legally) been published in English.

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

Erica Friedman brings us all the latest in this week’s edition of Yuri Network News.

Shuho Sato

Say Hello to Black Jack creator Shuho Sato had a stroke last week, but he assured his fans via his blog that he is fine. Sato had been having warning symptoms for several days but ignored them; he finally took a cab to the hospital. He seems to be feeling well enough to goof around, as you can see from the photo at left, which he sent to a Japanese news service.

Connie C. looks at some underground manga anthologies in English.

Ash Brown is musing about which manga series to write about next.

Here’s a video of Japanamerica author Roland Kelts talking about Osamu Tezuka at the Japan Society in New York.

News from Japan: A Lucky Star spinoff is in the works. Weekly Shonen Jump is wrapping up two series, Atsushi Nakamura’s Kuro Kuroku and Kazuro Kyō’s Himedol!!!, and launching another, Tomohiro Yagi’s Iron Knight. Nanae Chrono is returning to Peacemaker Kurogane for a one-shot that will be bundled into a mook with several special chapters of Countdown 7 Days. Peach-Pit will bring Rozen Maiden to a close in three chapters.

Reviews: The Manga Bookshelf team keeps it short and sweet in their latest round of Bookshelf Briefs. Ash Brown looks at a week of manga reading at Experiments in Manga.

A Library Girl on vol. 1 of Arata: The Legend (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 8 of Attack on Titan (The Fandom Post)
A Library Girl on vols. 6-14 of Black Butler (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Matthew Cycyk on vol. 1 of A Centaur’s Life (Matt Talks About Manga)
Katherine Hanson on vol. 1 of A Centaur’s Life (Yuri no Boke)
A Library Girl on vol. 1 of The Guin Saga Manga: The Seven Magi (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
TSOTE on vol. 1 of Juu (Three Steps Over Japan)
Justin on vol. 1 of Marin (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
Sean Gaffney on The Mysterious Underground Men (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Ash Brown on vol. 3 of No. 6 (Experiments in Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 45 of Oh! My Goddess (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Ken H on vol. 2 of Sailor Moon Short Stories (Comics Should Be Good)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 1 of Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
A Library Girl on vols. 1-6 of The Story of Saiunkoku (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Matthew Cycyk on vol. 2 of Wolfsmund (Matt Talks About Manga)
Justin on vol. 2 of Wolfsmund (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)

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