So, a friend mentioned on Twitter today that she’d been engaged in discussion with another friend on the topic of the manga blogosphere, revolving around the fact that it is a “very white male space … that seems to profoundly effect the way things are talked about.”
I was floored. All I could think was, what manga blogosphere is she talking about, because the one I’m looking at is really not that–at least not the “male” part. While I’d agree that both western comics blogging and anime blogging are male-dominated from what I’ve seen, my experience with manga blogging has been very much the opposite. Sure, there are a slew of great male manga bloggers out there (and many, many male fans) but when I look at my blogroll or RSS aggregator, women outnumber them by far.
It occurred to me, then, that depending on what direction you’re coming from as a reader, it’s possible that this female-dominated blogosphere could be little bit hard to find. With this in mind, I started to make a list. After a while, the list morphed into a directory. That brings us here.
I am sure I’ve left off many manga bloggers and critics (including some from my own follow lists, which will bring forth major embarrassment) so please if you (or someone you know) should be on this list, leave me a comment and I’ll add it in!
Blog: Manga Kaleidoscope
Blog: Manga, not anime!
Blog: Yuri no Boke
Blog: Manga Musings
Blog: Contemporary Japanese Literature
Blog: Shojo Flash
Blog: The Hooded Utilitarian
Blog: Sleep Is For The Weak
To add or remove your blog from this list, please e-mail or leave a comment!