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Manga Giveaway: Triton of the Sea Giveaway Winner

And the winner of the Triton of the Sea manga giveaway is…Haley S.! As the winner, Haley will be receiving a copy of the first omnibus in Osamu Tezuka’s series Triton of the Sea. About a year ago, I came to the realization that I had read quite a few manga that featured merfolk of […]

Astro Boy Sequel in the Works

The Manga Bookshelf team discusses their Pick of the Week. Ride Back creator Tetsuro Kasahara is writing a prequel to Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy; the prequel, which is being supervised by Tezuka’s son, Makoto Tezuka, will launch in December in Monthly Hero’s Magazine and will cover the period before Astro Boy was “born.” At the […]

Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro, Vol. 4

By Satoko Kiyuduki. Released in Japan as “Hitsugi Katsugi no Kuro – Kaichu Tabi no Wa” by Houbunsha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Manga Time Kirara. Released in North America by Yen Press. Sometimes, when I’m reading a series with as much ambiguity as this one, I find it difficult to discern which parts I […]

Viz brings Takeshi Obata to NYCC

If there is one thing that readers of this website can be sure of (okay, there are a number of things, but that’s not the point), it is that I am a Takeshi Obata fangirl. Not only have I repeatedly made noise about the fact that his collaboration with Yumi Hotta, Hikaru no Go, was […]

Bookshelf Briefs 9/29/14

This week, Sean, Michelle, & Anna look at recent releases from Seven Seas, Kodansha Comics, & Viz Media. Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight’s Knowledge, Vol. 2 | By QuinRose and Sai Asai | Seven Seas – I will say this for the creators they rarely take the easy way out and have Alice […]

Pick of the Week: Priapus & more

It’s a bit of a slow week for new manga hitting the shelves, but the Battle Robot is enthusiastic about a number of imminent releases. What looks good to you this week?

My Week in Manga: September 22-September 28, 2014

My News and Reviews Last week unintentionally turned into an Osamu Tezuka Week at Experiments in Manga…sort of. First of all, this month’s manga giveaway features Tezuka’s Triton of the Sea. Tell me a little about the merfolk you’ve encountered in manga for a chance to win the first omnibus of the series. (The winner […]

Yen Grabs ‘Big Hero 6′ Manga

Yen Press has the license for the manga based on the Disney film Big Hero 6. The manga has just launched in Kodansha’s Magazine Special, and not only is it the first manga to precede a Disney film, it’s also the only comic adaptation of the film currently in the works. I talked to Kurt […]

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, Vol. 6

By Nagaru Tanigawa and Puyo. Released in Japan as “Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu” by Kadokawa Shoten, serialization ongoing in the magazine Young Ace. Released in North America by Yen Press. In my last review of this title, I seemed somewhat grumpy. The manga had gotten to a place that seemed ideal to wrap up, but […]

The Tale of the Cavern

Author: Minamoto no Shitagō Translator: Ziro Uraki Publisher: Shinozaki Shorin ISBN: 9784784104376 Released: 1984 Original release: 10th Century While reading The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan, I encountered quite a few references to a work of fiction called Utsuho Monogatari. Written in the late tenth century, most likely by the […]