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Follow Friday: The Aggregators

There are a lot of great manga bloggers and critics to follow in the manga blogosphere, but one particular type of blogging that helps to fill the empty hours comes from the aggregators, the linkbloggers, the brave souls who read everything on the internet so we don’t have to. Most manga bloggers dabble in aggregation from time to time (me included), but there are a few regular stops you can always count on to give you what you need.

We begin at MangaBlog, of course, the mother of all manga linkblogs. Though writer Brigid Alverson also brings us occasional (always insightful) commentary and reviews, the staple of her blog is the daily link roundup, making this the first stop for nearly every manga fan I know. To keep up on the latest posts (and great conversation as well) you can also follow Brigid on Twitter @BrigidAlverson.

For daily comics news (not just manga), check out Dirk Deppey’s Journalista over at The Comics Journal. You can follow Dirk on Twitter @deppey.

One of my favorite weekly features online has become Kate Dacey’s Friday Procrastination Aids at her blog, The Manga Critic. Filled with thoughtful picks from around the blogsophere, you can count on Kate’s good taste to get you through the day! Find Kate on Twitter also as @manga_critic.

Lastly, for a condensed look at the previous week’s happenings in the manga blogosphere, rely on Lori Henderson’s This Week in Manga at her blog, Manga Xanadu. Lori provides quite a bit of commentary along with her weekly links, which makes it a pretty meaty feature for your Saturday afternoon reading. Follow Lori’s Twitter feed @MangaXanadu.

Now, go forth and read!

Many thanks to Kuriousity‘s Lissa Pattillo for the idea for this feature. You should follow her too! Look for Follow Friday here on the second Friday of each month.

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  1. Brigid’s link posts are great. A fantastic resource if you’re looking for a review of something. And as a blogger, it’s brought a good amount of hits my way.


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