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Genocidal Organ

Author: Project Itoh Translator: Edwin Hawkes U.S. Publisher: Viz Media ISBN: 9781421542720 Released: August 2012 Original release: 2007 Although Genocidal Organ was the third novel by Project Itoh to be translated and released in English, in Japan the book was actually his debut work as an author. My introduction to Itoh’s fiction was through the […]

NYCC 2015, Day 1

The first day of NYCC, as always, bore very little resemblance to my posted schedule, but was also highly entertaining. It began with even the press line outside and going around a block, but there was no issue making it to my first panel, which was about needing diversity in comics. The moderator was a […]

Manga the Week of 10/14

SEAN: It’s the week of NYCC, so let’s keep this Manga the Week of short and sweet. Dark Horse has a 10th Lone Wolf and Cub omnibus. ASH: I really need to sit down and catch up with Lone Wolf and Cub now that it’s being released in an edition I can actually read… SEAN: […]

Manga Giveaway: Devils and Realist Giveaway Winner

And the winner of the Devils and Realist Giveaway is… Hanna! As the winner, Hanna will be receiving the first volume of Madoka Takadono and Utako Yukihiro’s Devils and Realist as published by Seven Seas. For this giveaway, I asked that participants tell me a little about their favorite manga that featured devils or demons. […]


This is a big week for Naruto fans, as the 72nd and final volume of the series comes out in print, the the one-volume sequel Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring is released in digital, and creator Masashi Kishimoto appears as a special guest at New York Comic Con, where the film Boruto: […]

Pick of the Week: Almost a Clean Sweep

With this week’s picks, Sean is nostalgic for the past, but the rest of Manga Bookshelf is looking towards the future.

So Cute it Hurts! Vol 3

So Cute it Hurts! Volume 3 by Go Ikeyamada This is an excessively silly series, but I’ve been enjoying it, mostly because of the amount of plot twists that get resolved in each volume, so more goofy subplots can promptly develop. Also, I feel like Shojo Beat should always be publishing at least one title […]

Bookshelf Briefs 10/5/15

Sean and Michelle present another round of Bookshelf Briefs! Assassination Classroom, Vol. 6 | By Yusei Matsui | Viz Media – It’s unsurprising that there are people in Class E who are somewhat resentful of what Koro-sensei is trying to do. The entire class, as we’ve seen, is not of one mind, and Terasaka is […]

My Week in Manga: September 28-October 4, 2015

My News and Reviews A few different things were posted at Experiments in Manga last week. First of all, it’s time for the most recent monthly giveaway. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, so you all still have a chance to enter to win the first volume of Madoka Takadono and Utako Yukihiro’s Devils […]

Bookshelf Overload: September 2015

Makoto Yukimura’s Vinland Saga is back! The publication of the manga’s sixth omnibus was one of my most anticipated releases for September. I was also very excited for Requiem of the Rose King, Volume 2 by Aya Kanno, which I’ve already managed to review. I was happy to see the second volume of The Ancient […]