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New Releases for 5/4/11

New Releases for 5/4/11

  Hey, look! An actual list this week! Seven Seas has some more omnibuses, so now is the time to check out these older titles at a great price. Vertical hits fans with some series WTF with their newest title, and Viz makes it rain Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat titles, including the final volume of Hikaru no Go, and the first of their 3-in-1 titles with Kekkaishi and Naruto. The … Read entire article »

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Amnesia Labyrinth volume 1

Amnesia Labyrinth volume 1

Manga authors’ notes are usually self-deprecating and full of “oh God this is awful I can’t bear to look at it”, and usually I disregard them as the typical perfectionism of artists, not a true indication of the quality of the work. Not so in the case of Amnesia Labyrinth. At the end … Read entire article »

New Releases for 4/27/11: Manga Movable Feast

New Releases for 4/27/11: Manga Movable Feast

It’s…not much of a list again, so while we present this week’s releases, our picks are in honor of the Manga Movable Feast this week, which is all about Rumiko Takahashi’s works. Enjoy as our reviews pick their all-time favorite Takahashi title. … Read entire article »

Manga Movable Feast: Rumiko Takahashi Roundtable

Manga Movable Feast: Rumiko Takahashi Roundtable

Rumiko Takahashi is a talented and prolific manga artist. Her titles have been a gateway for many fans, in both manga and anime. She has written both long titles and short anthologies, hitting several genres such as horror, supernatural, drama, and comedy. Most of her titles have also been released in English in one form … Read entire article »

Inuyasha Volume 56: Manga Movable Feast

Inuyasha Volume 56: Manga Movable Feast

The demon Naraku’s true intentions are finally revealed! Then, Kagome is swallowed up by the Meido. Is she finally beyond her friends’ reach? And will the final battle over the Shikon Jewel draw Inuyasha and Kagome together…or pull them apart forever?! … Read entire article »

New Releases for 4/20/11

New Releases for 4/20/11

It’s a good, hefty list this week. Bandai shows up with the next volume of their Code Geass: Knights series. DMP has some non-yaoi for people to check out, including the latest Itazura Na Kiss, and Udon has the next volume of Silent Mobius. And then there’s the list of Signature books from Viz and a … Read entire article »

Tokyopop: A Long Good-bye

Tokyopop: A Long Good-bye

News broke today that Tokyopop was shutting down it’s publishing division as of May 31, 2011. While the news comes as a shock, no can say it wasn’t a complete surprise. The warning signs were there, with the round of layoff in February, and the bankruptcy of Borders, their biggest outlet. For 14 years they … Read entire article »

One Fine Day Volume 2-3

One Fine Day Volume 2-3

With No-Ah’s childhood friend/tormentor added to the mix, all sorts of new adventures are brewing at the green-roofed house. Nanai the dog, Guru the cat, and Rang the mouse have cooked up even more fun this time around: visiting the library, searching for treasure–and tailing Rang on her first date?! But life isn’t always strawberries and cream — it’s all … Read entire article »

New Releases for 4/13/11

New Releases for 4/13/11

It’s another exciting week in manga, and not always in a god way. Let’s start off with the good stuff though. Drawn and Quarterly finally releases Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, a title they announced at SDCC last year. It’s a semi-autobiographical account of the last days of WWII by Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of … Read entire article »

Replica volume 1

Replica volume 1

By: Kemuri Karakara Publisher: DMP Age rating: T/Teen/13+ Genre: Shounen/action/fantasy Price: $12.95 This is Rattle Park, and it was once filled with smiling faces. Shounen fantasy series with a lot of sword fighting are ten a penny, and for a series to stand out in this genre it needs to have a little something extra. The sheer quality of the storytelling needs to … Read entire article »