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Manga Giveaway: Seven Seas Sampler

The end of the month draws near, so it’s once again time for another manga giveaway at Experiments in Manga! As is tradition, November’s giveaway features multiple volumes. This month you will all have a chance to win a sampling of some of Seven Sea’s manga releases, both old and new: A Centaur’s Life, Volume […]

Gou-dere Sora Nagihara, Vol. 1

By Suu Minazuki. Released in Japan as “Gou-dere Bishoujo Sora Nagihara” by Hakusensha, serialized in various Young Animal spinoffs. Released in North America by Yen Press. I tend to try to read a lot of Volume 1s that are released by manga companies, even if the premise makes me sort of rear back a bit. […]

DMP Kickstarter Fails, Yen Confirms New Licenses

Johanna Draper Carlson has some commentary on Digital Manga’s Tezuka World Kickstarter, which failed to reach its goal last week. Lori Henderson shares her thoughts as well at Manga Xanadu. Some sharp-eyed folks spotted a couple of unannounced manga on Amazon, and Yen Press confirmed it: They will publish Sword Art Online: Girls Ops in […]

Black Rose Alice Vol 2

Black Rose Alice Volume 2 by Setona Mizushiro If you had asked me where Black Rose Alice was headed after reading the first volume, I would not have replied “slice of life reverse harem story about vampires running a cafe” and yet that was what ended up happening in the second volume. I thought that […]

Bookshelf Briefs 11/24/14

This week, Sean and Michelle look at recent releases from Viz Media and Kodansha Comics. Blue Exorcist, Vol. 12 | By Kazue Kato | Viz Media – This volume essentially has two functions, both of which it performs very well. It gives some backstory and depth to Izumo, who has had a lot to do […]

Pick of the Week: Opus & More

It’s a relatively calm week in the realm of new manga, but Melinda, Ash, and Sean have a few items on their must-buy list. What looks good to you this week?

My Week in Manga: November 17-November 23, 2014

My News and Reviews Two reviews were posted last week at Experiments in Manga, and a little something else as well! The first review was for the second part of Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator, the third volume in Kouhei Kadono’s Boogiepop light novel series. Boogiepop is a rather peculiar series, but I’ve really been enjoying […]

Higurashi: When They Cry, Vol. 26

Story by Ryukishi07; Art by Karin Suzuragi. Released in Japan as “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Saikoroshi-hen” by Square Enix, serialized in the magazine Gangan Joker. Released in North America by Yen Press. As the readers of Higurashi plowed their way through the series, they gradually began to notice that the protagonist was changing before […]

Vinland Saga, Vol. 5

Creator: Makoto Yukimura U.S. publisher: Kodansha ISBN: 9781612624242 Released: October 2014 Original release: 2010-2011 Awards: Japan Media Arts Award, Kodansha Manga Award Makoto Yukimura’s award-winning manga Vinland Saga, an epic and thoroughly researched work of historical fiction, has quickly become one of my favorite series currently being released in English. I was very happy when […]

Random Musings: Picking My Next Monthly Review Project

Now that I’ve wrapped up my Year of Yuri monthly review project, it’s time for me to decide which manga I’ll focus on next. Like last time, in order to help me choose another monthly manga review project, I wanted to get some input from the readers of Experiments in Manga. So, once again, I’m […]