Feedly Friday: July 25, 2014

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

Links are a little light this week: First up, while Japanese magazine IKKI has indeed suspended publication, a new magazine has been announced for 2015. In the meantime, I would really encourage people to check out Viz’s SigIKKI line for some great manga.

As another reminder, don’t forget about Rightstuf’s Viz manga sale (thru 07/28), as well as Barnes & Noble’s Viz 3 for 2 sale (thru 08/10, in-store and online) as a part of their Get Pop-Cultured promotion.

While I’m a not a Free! fangirl, Khursten has put together a really, really cool guide to the Free! boys’ real life hometown, Iwatobi. There’s so much to see and do!

Reviews! Ken H.tackles volumes 1 & 2 of One-Punch Man, a series I’ve wanted to check out based on internet hype alone. Unfortunately the collected editions — both the Viz and the original Japanese — differ from the weekly serialized ones, so you miss out on some of the series’ most gif-able moments. I’d still like to take a peek at this series when I get the chance, though.

Next up Sean reviews a new Viz Signature series, Terra Formars. Unfortunately the generally cool response is well warranted. I picked up this first volume too and while it’s a rarity for me and Signature series, I just wasn’t terribly impressed. Besides the really questionable presentation of the cockroaches (to put it lightly, I guess), the first volume just feels like non-stop action and not much else. The characters themselves just feel like various nationality “check boxes” too, but I realize this first volume served as a sort of prologue and the characters probably didn’t need much depth since they were axed anyway. I’m really not sure if I’ll pick up the second volume, which is a shame because I was super excited when the license was originally announced.

Moving on, What Did You Eat Yesterday? stays poplar in terms of reviews. with reviews of volume 3 from Ash and volume 1 from A Library Girl. I’m a little behind on the series, but what I’ve read so far I’ve really liked.

Over at Manga Xanadu Lori Henderson looks at a series recommended to me by Vertical’s Ed Chavez himself, Moyocco Anno’s Insufficient Direction.

Finally, Sean reviews a series I was just looking at in the bookstore yesterday, Soul Eater volume 21.

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

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