FMA comes to an end, Viz goes on the Nook

I posted my look at this week’s new manga—including the last volume of Fullmetal Alchemist—at MTV Geek.

Viz is expanding its digital footprint to new platform: Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet and Nook Color.

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their Pick of the Week.

Weekly Shonen Jump has posted the first chapter of the comedy manga Nisekoi, by Double Arts creator Naoshi Komi, online for free. In order to read it, you must download their manga reader, which only works on Windows XP or Vista, so Mac users like me are out of luck.

JManga has added Hiroki Kusumoto’s historical drama King’s Moon -The Life of Akechi Mitsuhide to its lineup, priced at $8.99 (but discounted to $4.99 as part of an ongoing sale). Kusumoto is the creator of Wild Butterfly and Vampire’s Portrait, which are also hosted on the site. (Via ANN.)

News from Japan: Seven manga creators have filed suit in Tokyo district court against two shops that scan print books and convert them to digital form. While the scanning is purportedly done for personal use, the manga creators feel that it is a step towards piracy. Koji Ahara, creator of Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga, is launching a new series, Shimoneta de Kangaeru Kakumon, in the second 2012 issue of Futabasha’s Manga Action magazine.

Reviews: Ash Brown has the highlights of a week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga.

Anna on vols. 7 and 8 of Basara (Manga Report)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Beauty Pop (Blogcritics)
Connie on The Book of Human Insects (Slightly Biased Manga)
Dave Ferraro on The Book of Human Insects (Comics-and-More)
Chris Beveridge on vol. 7 of Chi’s Sweet Home (The Fandom Post)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Dawn of the Arcana (Kuriousity)
Erica Friedman on vols. 3 and 4 of K-ON! (Okazu)
Lori Henderson on The Manga Guide to the Universe (Manga Xanadu)
Kristin on vols. 5 and 6 of Oresama Teacher (Comic Attack)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of Pokemon: Black and White (Blogcritics)
Erica Friedman on vol. 3 of Poor Poor Lips (Okazu)

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