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Introducing Shonen Sundays

Yesterday saw the first posts in a new month-long series, Shonen Sundays, a joint project with Michelle Smith of Soliloquy in Blue. To quote her introductory post:

“Melinda Beasi (of Manga Bookshelf) and I have often talked about our ardent love for shounen manga … Unfortunately, our conversations have been somewhat limited because neither of us has read the other’s favorite series. With that in mind, the idea for Shounen Sundays was born.

Here’s how it works: each Sunday in June, Melinda and I will post a review of a shounen manga that is new to us, two that are among the other’s favorites and two of our own choosing.”

Check out Michelle’s post for more.

This past weekend, I reviewed the first two volumes of Arata: The Legend (chosen on my own) and Michelle reviewed the first two volumes of Fullmetal Alchemist, a favorite series of mine and one of two I recommended to her. I hope you’ll join us in comments!

For some related reading, here are posts I’ve made in the past involving Fullmetal Alchemist:

Fullmetal Alchemists Read-a-Long, Vols. 1-2
Fullmetal Alchemist Read-a-Long, Vols. 3-4
Tears and Manga
Getting Our Geek On: What Our Symbols Mean to Us
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 17
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 18
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 19
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 20
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 21
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 22

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