I am officially addicted to Danielle Leigh’s Best Manga of 2008 thread over at Manga Before Flowers. I made my picks for best continuing series back when she first posted it, and now I just can’t help checking every day or so to see what other people are saying!
I’ve had a few small twinges of regret, most notably over Hikaru no Go, which Erin Finnegan voted in, and I did not. How could I not vote for Hikaru no Go? I wouldn’t have gotten into manga without it! My lack of support seems like a huge betrayal. Trouble is, I really dislike the excessive (in my opinion) Americanization of the Viz releases. Yet I voted for NANA which has that issue somewhat as well! Oh, the torment! Oh, the angst! Oh, the embarrassment of not having read enough new manga this year to even vote in that category! I do take heart in the fact that thanks to my commitment at Manga Recon, this will not be a problem next year. Still, I feel a sense of shame.
What I’m really getting around to here is, GO VOTE. Increase my torment. Feed my addiction. Please. :D