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Feedly Friday: June 26, 2015

Feedly Friday is a biweekly round-up of manga-related links from my Feedly/RSS reader and around the web.

A bit of a short roundup as I’m crunched for time, but first, a bit of an announcement: I’m now the Manga Managing Editor over at Organization Anti-Social Geniuses! Outside of getting to press a few extra buttons that could potentially blow up the site (poor, naive Justin…), this also means I oversee most of the manga-related content. We’ve got an awesome new writer (shout-out to Paige!) and some great content coming that I’m pretty excited about. I’m always looking for tips, tricks, and advice from other manga bloggers, so feel free to contact me!

That said, OASG had some great content this week: This week Muse and Helen debuted our Shoujo You Should Know feature series, and the first series out of gate is Clamp’s Wish. Justin talks to manga translator Amanda Haley about the biz, and Paige has an impressive article on out of print manga. Finally, I attempt to get back to reviewing regularly by tackling Junji Ito’s Gyo.

ANN’s House of 1000 Manga reviews Kekkaishi, then formally announces their closing their doors! In the first part of the column finale, Shaenon runs down her favorite manga.

ANN also has a wonderful article on how best to tackle the behemoth that is One Piece. Personally Viz’s 3-in-1 omnibuses have worked for me!

Elsewhere is manga blogging happy land, the best read of the week easily goes to Kathryn’s The Cultural Cross-Pollination of Shojo Manga. Ganriki examines one of my top anime series, Darker Than Black, and reminds me that even that is almost 10 years old (wow…). Over at The Beautiful World, Foxy Lady Ayame looks at the relationship between Attack on Titan’s Erwin and Levi.

After some nudging from an acquaintance I’ve decided to dive into Oregairu, but I probably would have anyway given the numerous great essays b0duh has written on the series. This week he drops another great one about growing up.

I’m forgoing the review roundup as I debate splitting that into a separate weekly post but let me know… Did I miss anything? Feel free to shoot me links in the comments!

Feedly Friday: May 22, 2015

Feedly Friday is a biweekly round-up of manga-related links from my Feedly/RSS reader and around the web.

The blog went a little silent the past couple of weeks, mainly because I was prepping for and attending Anime Central — expect a write-up this coming Monday! In the meantime, Dark Horse revealed a number of license announcements at the convention — and I was there!

This week over at the home base I review another Evangelion spin-off manga, Tony Takezaki’s Neon Genesis Evangelion. Justin reviews the kickstarted Captain Ken, and Helen takes a look at The Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer. Justin also announces the winners of our Emma giveaway!

We’re a little more review heavy than most weeks, but there’s still some great content out there: Ash over at Experiments in Manga talks about the TCAF experience, a post I look forward to every year. Convention season has officially kicked off, and it’s great to see other people out and about! In the same vein, Deb Aoki shares the powerpoint show from her TCAF panel, “Creating a Girl-Friendly Manga Collection for Libraries.”

Convention season also means new manga licenses, and Lori Henderson has two great roundups, as always.

Over at Things We Lost at Dusk, brickme talks a bit about becoming a manga assistant. Over at Anime Yume, Yumeka touches on structuring an anime review.

For the creative bunch out there, Deb Aoki has a not to be missed Storify roundup of a Twitter conversation regarding the dos and don’ts of social media for comics creators.

One of my favorite manga artists, Asano Inio, is the character designer for the upcoming anime Subete ga F ni Naru, and the art is great.

Review time! First up we have Lori with Let’s Dance a Waltz volume 1, followed by Connie with her review of the first Jojo’s omnibus. Next Sean has two reviews of books I’ve been waiting to come out, The Ancient Magnus Bride volume 1 and the first volume of A Silent Voice. Over at Manga Test Drive, Megan reviews an old CMX title I’ve always been interested in, Kiichi and the Magic Books. Sean also reviews a newer title from the creator of Toradora!, Evergreen volume 1. And finally, House of 1000 Manga looks at the shorter shoujo series, The Earl and The Fairy.

Did I miss anything? Feel free to shoot me links in the comments!

Feedly Friday: May 8, 2015

Feedly Friday is a biweekly round-up of manga-related links from my Feedly/RSS reader and around the web.

And so comes a slow rebirth of the link round-up! I particularly missed posting these, as there’s so much great content in the manga-sphere. Expect Feedly Fridays round-ups to appear every other week. In the meantime, let’s dive back in!

Over at the home-base Organization Anti-Social Geniuses, there’s a giveaway to be had: Enter to win one of three hardcover copies of the forthcoming Yen Press re-release of Emma! I can’t quite describe how much I love this series, and how much I love that it’s getting the deluxe re-release that it so deserves, but this enthused comment certainly shows that I’m not alone!

Also at OSAG, Justin reviews the first volume of Tokyo Ghoul while I tackle the first volume of Meteor Prince. I even got quoted on the Shojo Beat tumblr page!

Looking for another giveaway? Kodansha is giving away the first volume of A Silence Voice on Goodreads. If you’re on the fence about the series — and you shouldn’t be — the series is also available digitally on Crunchyroll.

Over at ANN, this week’s House of 1000 manga takes a different angle and reviews three books about the actual life of a manga artist.

Frog-kun of Fantastic Memes takes a look at “Anime Fandom and Self-Deprecating Humor.” He has some great commentary, especially on self-deprecating humor actually maintaining the status quo.

Over in shoujo land, Shojo Beat posts their pretty releases for the month, and Heart of Manga rounds us out with a month full of releases.

My favorite monthly post appears again (and my eyes go green with collector’s envy) with Ash’s Bookshelf Overload.

For something different, Sedar explores a Korean animated film centered on bullying entitled King of Pigs.

In a small roundup reviews, Manga Test Drive is keeping us busy all through May with review highlights like High School Debut and Ristorante Paradiso. Anna at Manga Report looks at volumes 1-3 of Magi as well as one of my personal favorites, Master Keaton.

Did I miss anything? Feel free to shoot me links in the comments!

Feedly Friday: October 17, 2014

Feedly Friday is a weekly round-up of manga-related links from my Feedly/RSS reader and around the web.

Justin was fairly busy at last weekend’s New York Comic Con, evidenced by his numerous write-ups over at OASG. Write-ups include “A Conversation With Senior Brand Manager at Crunchyroll, Tiffany Chen,” “Gen Manga and Talking About The Manga Industry With Robert McGuire,” “Why They Think It’s Worth It To Buy Manga: Publishers and Fans Side,” and finally “The Three Things That Actually Made This Year’s NYCC Great, and Not So Great.”

If you haven’t caught up on all of NYCC’s manga licensing announcements, Lori Henderson has a great round-up of Yen’s licenses, including my beloved Emma. Viz Media also licensed a couple of new series, including current fan favorite Tokyo Ghoul.

Also super interesting news from NYCC: Vertical announces a manga and prose imprint split with the Vertical Comics line. I’m particularly glad to see Ed mention that currently running Vertical series will retain the previous Vertical logo for consistency.

House of 1000 Manga over at ANN has had two great write-ups recently: one about a lesser known Titan manga, the other about a should-be-better-known Corpse Delivery Service.

Just in time, Ash looks at manga line I’ve been curious about for months, Udon Entertainment’s Manga Classics line. Les Miserables manga-style, anyone?

Over at The Beautiful World, Foxy Lady & Neko look at the anime and manga that had an impact on us.

I love when people ask about trim sizes, and Seven Seas gets two: one about their new “seven licenses in seven days” releases (full write-up here) and the other about the upcoming Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer. Seven Seas also reveals office copies for the first Lucifer omnibus.

Over at Manga Bookshelf, Melinda shines a light on shoujo fantasy classic, Basara.

Reviews!
Cartoon Geek Corner – Sickness Unto Death, Vols. 1-2
A Case Suitable for Treatment – The Garden of Words
Experiments in Manga – Sweet Blue Flowers, Vol. 1
Manga Xanadu – Attack on Titan, Vols. 1-7
Cartoon Geek Corner – Watamote, Vols. 1-3
Sequential Ink – Kimagure Orange Road, Vol. 1
A Case Suitable for Treatment – Witchcraft Works, Vol. 1
Experiments in Manga – Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena
Manga Test Drive – GYO
Nageboshi Reviews – Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Vol. 1
Sequential Ink – Vinland Saga, Vol. 4

Did I miss anything? Feel free to shoot me links in the comments! Until next week!

Feedly Friday: October 3, 2014

Feedly Friday is a weekly round-up of manga-related links from my Feedly/RSS reader and around the web.

Over at OASG, Justin kicks off his Anime Extended feature — a look at a chosen classic anime by both a new fan and an old one — with Natsume Yujinchou and Eden of the East. Justin always reviews what I’m slowly being convinced is one of the best shounen out there, Hunter x Hunter.

ANN’s House of 1000 Manga always has great write-ups, and recently covered One Pound Gospel and 7 Billion Needles.

October is a full month for manga — I’ve already done damage to my wallet three days in — and Viz has their obligatory pretty image post with all their October 7th releases.

Crunchyroll Manga hasn’t showed any signs of slowing, as they’ve recently licensed both Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer and Kippo. Seven Seas has had the print license to Lucifer for awhile now though (though it’s worth noting that the translations are different), so I’m excited to pick that up, too.

Always one to have excellent content, Manga Brog has posted an interview with Dorohedoro artist Q Hayashida.

Onto the reviews!
Narrative Investigations – My Little Monster, Vol. 3
Experiments in Manga – Dororo
A Case Suitable for Treatment – The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, Vol. 6
Manga Xanadu – Monster Soul, Vols. 1-2
Sequential Ink – The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vol. 1
Experiments in Manga — Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
A Case Suitable for Treatment – Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro, Vol. 4

Did I miss anything? Feel free to shoot me links in the comments! Until next week!