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Off*Beat, Vol. 3

Creator: Jen Lee Quick Publisher: Chromatic Press ISBN: 9780991946648 Released: August 2014 Original run: 2013-2014 Nearly a decade after the series first began it’s finally here–the third and final volume in Jen Lee Quick’s Off*Beat. The first two graphic novels in the series were published by Tokyopop in 2005 and 2006, but the planned third […]

Manga the Week of 9/3

SEAN: Remember when I whined about so many titles coming out in August? Yeah, September is just as bad if not worse. Didn’t the manga boom end? Here’s what’s out the first week: Dark Horse gives us the 2nd volume of the New, Modern-day Lone Wolf… no, wait, it’s the New Lone Wolf & Cub, […]

Manga Giveaway: Nana Giveaway

It’s that time again! Time for Experiments in Manga’s monthly manga giveaway! This month everyone will have a chance to win the first volume of Ai Yazawa’s fantastic series Nana as published by Viz Media. The series may not be finished, and it might never be, but it’s still well worth reading. The first volume […]

The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Vol. 1

By Yoshiki Tanaka and Hiromu Arakawa. Released in Japan as “Arslan Senki” by Kodansha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. Released in North America by Kodansha Comics. I must admit to being unfamiliar with the original Arslan fantasy novels this is based on. Published since the 1980s by Kadokawa, they also spawned a […]

Bookshelf Briefs 8/25/14

This week, Sean, Melinda, Anna, & Michelle look at recent releases from Seven Seas, Viz Media, and Vertical, Inc. Devils and Realist, Vol. 2 | By utako Yukihiro and Madoka Takadono | Seven Seas – Much of the first volume of this series was the lead character being shown various demonic and fascinating things and […]

Pick of the Week: Guilty Pleasures & More

This week’s small shipping list leaves the Battle Robot to admit to some guilty (and not-so-guilty) pleasures, among others. What looks good to you this week?

My Week in Manga: August 18-August 24, 2014

My News and Reviews Last week–last Monday, to be exact–Experiments in Manga celebrated its fourth anniversary. I’ve taken to writing what usually ends up being a rather lengthy anniversary post every year in which I reflect on the past three-hundred-sixty-five days, and this year was no different. I also posted a review last week of […]

Attack on Titan, Vol. 13

By Hajime Isayama. Released in Japan by Kodansha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. Released in North America by Kodansha Comics. For a while there Attack on Titan was able to keep its readership breathless, with a chase sequence and rescue that went over multiple volumes, following a long extended siege that revealed […]

Dawn of the Arcana Vol 13 and Midnight Secretary Vol 7

These are both great series from the Shojo Beat line that are concluding! I always feel a bit wistful when reading final volumes, but fortunately I am quickly distracted by new manga series. Dawn of the Arcana Vol 13 by Rei Toma In this volume of Dawn of the Arcana, Nakaba and Caesar are reunited, […]

Random Musings: Spotlight on Masaichi Mukaide

While reading Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present, I encountered a single sentence that particularly caught my attention: “Star Reach was also notable for printing the first Japanese comics to be translated into English, two short pieces by Masaichi Mukaide; the style displayed was not characteristically Japanese, however, and failed to ignite any […]