Astro Boy Sequel in the Works

The Manga Bookshelf team discusses their Pick of the Week.

Ride Back creator Tetsuro Kasahara is writing a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy; the prequel, which is being supervised by Tezuka’s son, Makoto Tezuka, will launch in December in Monthly Hero’s Magazine and will cover the period before Astro Boy was “born.”

At the Tokyopop website, James Perry II talks about the his global manga Orange Crows; the first volume was published by Tokyopop and he self-published the second volume some time later.

News from Japan: A One Piece spinoff, following the further adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates, will launch in December in Shueisha’s Saikyo Jump magazine. Bunny Drop manga-ka Yumi Unita has a new series in the works, Para Para Days, a romantic comedy that will launch in the next issue of Big Comic Spirit.

Reviews: The gang at Manga Bookshelf files this week’s Bookshelf Briefs. Ash Brown discusses a week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga.

A Library Girl on Angel (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
A Library Girl on Angel Nest (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 4 of Attack on Titan (Lesley’s Musings… on Manga)
Kristin on vol. 1 of Black Rose Alice (Comic Attack)
Ash Brown on vol. 3 of Dororo (Experiments in Manga)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 6 of GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Kristin on vol. 1 of The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Comic Attack)
Naru on vol. 2 of Kingdom Hearts (Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
A Library Girl on vols. 1 and 2 of Mad Love Chase (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1 and 2 of Monster Soul (Manga Xanadu)
Anna N on vol. 2 of My Love Story! (Manga Report)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 7 of Sherlock Bones (Comics Worth Reading)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 4 of Shoulder-A-Coffin Kuro (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lori Henderson on Sword Art Online: Aincrad (Manga Xanadu)
Sean Gaffney on Time Killers (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Alice Vernon on Umineko: When They Cry (Girls Like Comics)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vols. 2 and 3 of What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Comics Worth Reading)

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