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A Few Weekend Links

Good morning, readers! We took a Memorial Day break here at Manga Bookshelf yesterday, but we’ll be back to normal next week with our regular Monday features.

In the meantime, here are a few links you may have missed over the weekend:

At The Manga Critic, Kate reviewed Jiro Taniguchi’s A Zoo in Winter, due out at the end of June from Fanfare/Ponent Mon. Definitely this weekend’s must-read review.

At Soliloquy in Blue, Michelle and I looked for manga artwork illustrating the concept of mono no aware for this month’s installment of Let’s Get Visual. To that end, I take a look at several pages from Kiriko Nananan’s Blue while Michelle ponders a two-page spread from Peach Pit’s Shugo Chara! Do we know what we’re talking about? Come over and let us know!

At The Panelists, Derik Badman wraps up this month’s Manga Moveable Feast and announces the June selection, Kazuya Minekura’s Wild Adapter, which will be hosted right here at Manga Bookshelf! More on that soon!

Keep an eye out on Manga Bookshelf for tomorrow’s special announcement! Much more to come as the week goes on!

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  1. MIght be a little off topic but as far as The Manga Moveable Feast what’s the process for nominateing a sereis?

    • All of that happens in the Feast’s Google Group, which anyone is welcome to join. The nomination process has changed over time, but at this point what generally happens is that someone says they’d like to host a particular title in a particular month and as long as nobody voices any serious objection, it gets added to the calendar. At present, I believe the Feast is booked through May or June of 2012.

  2. Why has there not been some sort of post mentioning that Vertical snagged both Shonan Junai Gumi and GTO: Shonan 14 Days?

    • Well, I can’t speak for everyone here, but for my own part I can say I haven’t posted specifically about that because those titles don’t hold any special interest for me, so I have little to say about them. Though we do post some industry news here, there are many other blogs that are more news-focused and in nearly every case, they’ll all have the news posted hours or even days before we do, so we tend to post news only when we have something more to say about it than what’s contained in the press release. I’m assuming most readers are getting industry news elsewhere (as you clearly have already in this case). But it’s possible Kate or David might end up posting about this if they have an interest.

      There may come a time when we have a real reporter on board here, with a passion for breaking news, and I’d be happy to have someone like that blogging with us, but none of us here now quite fit that bill.

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