After a diversion to Anime Central last week — write-up forthcoming — we’re back to our regularly scheduled Feedly Friday programming! Feedly Friday is a weekly round-up of manga-related links from my Feedly/RSS reader and from around the web.
One of my favorite reads from the last few weeks is Ash’s write-up for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). It’s a bit far for me to ever make it to, but the festival seems super interesting with a little bit of something for everyone.
OASG has some interesting content as always! Justin recaps Japan Day in NYC, complete with pictures. In more manga-related news, Justin speaks with the editor of Viz’s newest seinen title Gangsta. And finally, Justin tackles a rant with former Toykopop editor Lillian Diaz-Przybyl on scanlators and aggregators. You’ll want a sandwich and a drink before you sit down to read this one, but it’s worth every minute.
I had the pleasure of meeting Helen McCarthy not once but twice at Anime Central, and she mentioned the importance of scholarly discussion and panels at conventions. This year I’m glad to see Anime Expo has an “Anime and Manga Studies Symposium” — “a special line-up of talks and lectures on Japanese comics and animation by leading scholars from colleges and universities around the world.” I wish I could be there; Eiji Otsuka, author of MPD Psycho and Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is one of the speakers!
From Japan, the Rose of Versailles manga is getting a new volume in August — the first in 40 years. The new volume will contain new one-shots by Riyoko Ikeda.
Small review roundup! Lori at Manga Xanadu reviews the first volume of Attack on Titan spin-off Attack on Titan: Before the Fall. Manga Bookshelf contributers Ash and Sean both tackle the first volume of new yuri manga Whispered Words. Finally, Ash takes a look at The Battle Royale Slam Book which includes various essays on the franchise.
Did I miss anything? Feel free to shoot me links in the comments! Until next week!