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xxxHOLIC Rei, Vol. 1

By CLAMP. Released in Japan by Kodansha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Young Magazine. Released in North America by Kodansha Comics. (This review is based on an advance copy provided by the publisher.) There is a genre of fanfiction that is quite popular these days called ‘fix fic”. This is when you have a beloved […]

Pick of the Week: A Trio of Devils

There’s quite a bit on the table this week to please the Battle Robot, but the lure of new josei manga is too much for most to bear. What looks good to you this week?

Bookshelf Briefs 4/14/14

This week, Sean and Anna look at recent releases from Seven Seas and Viz Media. Alice in the Country of Clover: Nightmare | By QuinRose and Job | Seven Seas – A word of warning: this is another volume where only half of the story is what’s actually on the cover. The rest are short […]

My Week in Manga: April 7-April 13, 2014

My News and Reviews With all of the various review project that I recently have had going on, it’s been a while since there’s only been two posts at Experiments in Manga for any given week. (Not counting the My Week in Manga feature.) Last week I posted a review of Chōhei Kambayashi’s science fiction […]

Weekly Shonen Jump Recap: March 31, 2014

I didn’t get much reading done this week besides Fairy Tail Vol. 36, of which I will be writing a review shortly. I did pick up the first volume of The Seven Deadly Sins, and will be giving it a read through this week. But let’s jump right ahead into the latest Weekly Shonen Jump […]

Say “I Love You”, Vol. 1

By Kanae Hazuki. Released in Japan as “Sukitte Ii Na Yo” by Kodansha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Dessert. Released in North America by Kodansha Comics. (This review is based on an advance copy provided by the publisher.) For every manga series out there that the reader immediately falls in love with the moment they […]

Do You Know What a Manga Adapter Is? You Do Now!

For a month and a week or so now, I’ve been working on a project intended to highlight people working in the manga industry and how hard they’re working to bring forth quality manga (well, that’s one of the things). When the project started, I intended to highlight three of more known positions in manga. […]

Discovering Manga: Organization Anti-Social Geniuses

In 2010, around the same time that I started writing at Experiments in Manga, another blog also came into existence, Organization Anti-Social Genuises (OASG). Originally co-founded by Justin Stroman (the current Editor-in-Chief of OASG and an occasional guest writer at Manga Bookshelf) and the now retired LCMoran, the site is currently a team effort with […]

Manga the Week of 4/16

SEAN: Mid-April brings us a wide variety of titles, with something for absolutely everyone. I often feel guilty for forgetting about Gen Manga’s releases, so will take the time to point out a new collection called Alive, which is apparently “a collection of melancholy love stories”, which will likely appeal to, well, indie comics fans. […]

What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Vol. 1

By Fumi Yoshinaga. Released in Japan as “Kinou Nani Tabeta?” by Kodansha, serialized in the magazine Morning. Released in North America by Vertical. This series has been demanded by the manga cognoscenti almost since it began serialization, and particularly since Yoshinaga’s other titles made it big over here (well, semi-big – no one’s comparing sales […]