Exciting news! Kurt Hassler announced that Yen Press will be re-issuing Kaoru Mori’s Emma, which was previously published by CMX Manga. The new edition will be released in five hardcover omnibus editions, making it perfect for libraries, collectors, and folks who missed this awesome Victorian melodrama the first time around. Yen also announced a number of new manga acquisitions, including Trinity Seven, A Certain Magical Index, Chaika: The Coffin Princess, and Prison School Manga, as well as a new project from Nightschool creator Svetlana Chmakova.
MangaBlog OG Brigid Alverson shows off some Takeshi Obata swag on the floor of NYCC.
Sean Gaffney files a report on Day One of New York Comic-Con.
Chinese newspapers have been critical of a traveling exhibit featuring Doraemon, arguing that the character represents a “soft” form of cultural imperialism.
How are Japanese fans reacting to the end of Naruto? Otaku USA has a report.
The Escapist profiles Laura Mehaffey, who runs the “South’s first traveling graphic novel and Japanese manga library.” Mehaffey, a professional librarian, visits conventions, book sales, and other events to promote literacy through comics.
At Heart of Manga, Laura shares a list of this month’s new shojo volumes.
Reviews: In her latest Right Turn Only! column, Rebecca Silverman looks at the latest volumes of D-Frag, Soul Eater Not!, and What Did You Eat Yesterday?
Ash Brown on vol. 4 of Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love (Experiments in Manga)
Ken H. on vols. 2-3 of Brave 10 (Sequential Ink)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Honey Blood (Lesley’s Musings on Anime & Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 8 of Kamisama Kiss (Comic Book Bin)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 19 of Vampire Knight: Limited Edition (Lesley’s Musings on Anime & Manga)
Ken H. on vol. 4 of Vinland Saga (Sequential Ink)