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Manga Review: Evergreen, Vols 3-4

Evergreen 4Author: Yuyuko Takemiya (Story) / Akira Kasukabe (Art)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Shounen
Publisher: Seven Seas (US) / ASCII Media Works (JP)
Release Date: November 17, 2015 / March 15, 2016
Original Magazine: Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh

Things are looking up for Hotaka. Though the road’s been bumpy, Hotaka finds himself genuine friends with his long time crush and school swimming queen, Awaya Niki — and could they wind up being even more? There may not be time to find out; as feelings and family secrets come to light, everything the pair knows threatens to be torn apart.

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Manga Review: Evergreen, Vols 1-2

Evergreen 1 Author: Yuyuko Takemiya (Story) / Akira Kasukabe (Art)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Shounen
Publisher: Seven Seas (US) / ASCII Media Works (JP)
Release Date: May 12, 2015 / August 11, 2015
Original Magazine: Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh

Yoshimatsu Hotaka thinks of himself as weak, much like his late father. Though he’s had a long-standing crush on top swimmer Awaya Niki, a heart disease has kept Hotaka from participating in the regular swimming practice. As luck would have it, Hotaka is forced to make up the swim practices after school, where an accidental run-in with Awaya Niki changes everything.

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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!