Katsuhiro Otomo Nabs Top Honor at Angoulême

manga AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 01Katsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA, Domu: A Child’s Dream) just won the Grand Prix at the 42nd annual Festival d’Angoulême, beating out Watchman creator Alan Moore for the honor.

You spoke, they listened: DMP just announced a Kickstarter campaign to publish Osamu Tezuka’s Alabaster, a dark thriller about an invisible man on a crime spree.

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss next week’s new manga releases, from Black Rose Alice to Blood Blockade Battlefront.

Ash Brown is giving away a copy of Junko Mizuno’s Cinderalla

The folks at Good E-Reader offer a side-by-side comparison of VIZ and Crunchyroll’s digital manga offerings.

British GQ compiled a list of ten manga that would make great movies.

Tom Pinchuk and Sam Weller announce the results of Anime Vice’s annual Best Manga Poll.

Over at Good, OK, Bad, Seth Hahne lists the 75 Best Comics of 2014, from Summit of the Gods to Stray Bullets.

Can’t get enough of Attack on Titan? Universal Studios Japan recently installed an attraction that allows visitors to pose with statues of hungry giants:titan_theme_park

News from Japan: Good news for Takehiko Inoue fans: after a one-year hiatus, Inoue is back at work on Vagabond. Also returning from hiatus is Masayuki Kusumi and Jiro Taniguchi’s foodie favorite Kodoku no Gourmet.

To mark the tenth anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump, Shuiesha will be unveiling four new series this month, including a new title by Psyren creator Toshiaki Iwashiro.

Reviews: Jason Thompson sings the praises of Cat Paradise, a forgotten gem from the Yen Press catalog, while Tony Yao examines the subtext of Kiss Him, Not Me, a shojo comedy about a fujoshi who ‘ships her male classmates.

Joseph Luster on vol. 1 of Assassination Classroom (Otaku USA)
Megan R. on Chobits (The Manga Test Drive)
Wolfen Moondaughter on vol. 25 of Hayate the Combat Butler (Sequential Tart)
Leroy Douresseaux on Jaco the Galactic Patrolman (Comic Book Bin)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Part 1: Phantom Blood (ANN)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 5 of Judge (The Fandom Post)
Angela Silvia on vol. 16 of Kamisama Kiss (The Fandom Post)
Allen Kesinger on vol. 1 of Love in Hell (No Flying No Tights)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Meteor Prince (Comic Book Bin)
Joseph Luster on vol. 1 of My Neighbor Seki (Otaku USA)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 7 of Nisekoi: False Love (ANN)
Theron Martin on vol. 1 of Sword Art Online: Progressive (ANN)
Ken H. on vol. 5 of Vinland Saga (Sequential Ink)

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