If you have been curious about Attack on Titan and want to check out the first volume, Amazon has it on sale as of this writing for $2.99. Their prices change frequently, so I don’t know how long this will last.
This week’s issue of Shonen Jump (which is being released early, on Saturday) will be dedicated to Takeshi Obata’s adaptation of the novel All You Need Is Kill; the issue will include the first chapter of the manga, the first chapter of the novel, and some other Obata previews.
Crunchyroll has added three new titles to its digital manga service: Inside Mari, Silver Nina, and Love Theory. All three are from Futabasha.
Shaenon Garrity takes a look at the long-running series Case Closed (she’s the English-language editor) in her latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.
Dave Ferraro lists his picks for the best manga of 2013 at Comics-and-More.
Alex Hoffman looks back on the manga news of 2013 at Manga Widget. Lori Henderson looks back on the past year as well in her latest Manga Dome podcast, and she devotes another podcast to a retrospective on Yen Plus, the digital manga magazine that recently ceased publication.
Lori also looks at some older manga that are getting a new life in digital format.
This was announced last month but it sort of got washed away with all the other news: Manga-ka est em, creator of Seduce Me After the Show and Red Blinds the Foolish, will be a guest at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) this spring.
News from Japan: Shueisha’s Margaret magazine will publish a new Rose of Versailles one-shot story by Riyoko Ikeda in May. The new Rurouni Kenshin spinoff manga will focus on the enemies in the original, according to the wife of manga-ka Nobuhiro Watsuki. Satoru Hiura will launch a new Hotaru no Hikari series in Kiss magazine. Miwa Ueda (Peach Girl) is bringing her Ariute Ikō manga to an end.
Reviews: Ash Brown looks at the past week’s manga reading at Experiments in Manga.
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 5 of A Bride’s Story (Comics Worth Reading)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 4 of Btooom! (Comics Worth Reading)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 5 of Love Hina (omnibus edition) (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Matthew Warner on vol. 69 of One Piece (The Fandom Post)
Erica Friedman on Yuri☆Koi Girls Love Story (Okazu)