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Soul Eater, Vol. 21

By Atsushi Ohkubo. Released in Japan by Square Enix, serialized in the magazine Shonen Gangan. Released in North America by Yen Press. After the horror of the final chapter in Volume 20, I think readers needed a break, so it was nice to see the Spartoi out on a normal silly mission to help some […]

What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Vol. 3

Creator: Fumi Yoshinaga U.S. publisher: Vertical ISBN: 9781939130402 Released: July 2014 Original release: 2009 As a fan of Fumi Yoshinaga’s manga, food, and stories with a queer bent to them, I was extraordinarily happy when her series What Did You Eat Yesterday? was licensed for release in English. The third volume of What Did You […]

Two Harlequin Manga

I do enjoy a Harlequin manga now and then! Here are a couple random titles I bought for my kindle recently. The Venetian’s Midnight Mistress by Carole Mortimer and Yuko Ichiju This was an enjoyable Harlequin manga, but I expected something a tiny bit more dramatic and angst-ridden from a story called “The Venetian’s Midnight […]

Pick of the Week: Almost Unanimous

Despite a shipping week rich in blogger favorites, the Battle Robot’s rallies around Vertical’s latest debut with near unanimity. What looks good to you this week?

My Week in Manga: July 14-July 20, 2014

My News and Reviews Two reviews were posted at Experiments in Manga last week, one of a manga and one not. The first review was part of my Year of Yuri monthly review project. I took a look at Milk Morinaga’s Gakuen Polizi, Volume 1, which is quite different from her other work currently available […]

Terra Formars, Vol. 1

By Yu Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana. Released in Japan by Shueisha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Weekly Young Jump. Released in North America by Viz Media. I should note up front that I actually noted this as a license request a long while back, as part of a post where I looked at Japanese bestsellers […]

Tokyo Demons, Vol. 2: Add a Little Chaos

Author: Lianne Sentar Illustrator: Rem Publisher: Chromatic Press ISBN: 9780993861109 Released: October 2014 For some very silly reasons, most of which are now unclear to me, initially I was hesitant to read Tokyo Demons, a trilogy of novels written by Lianne Sentar and illustrated by Rem. But after finishing the first volume, You’re Never Alone, […]

Manga the Week of 7/23

SEAN: There’s so much stuff coming out next week you’d think it was a first week of the month. Remember when Yen Press was just three or so titles a month? We’ll start off with Dark Horse, who are still releasing Gantz, even as it’s up to Vol. 32 and surely running out of rubber […]

Spell of Desire, Vol. 1

Spell of Desire Volume 1 by Tomu Ohmi I am unapologetically enthusiastic about Shojo Beat’s new habit of releasing slightly smutty josei manga under the Shojo Beat imprint. More josei is a good thing! I was happy to see that after a few volumes of Tohmu Ohmi’s Midnight Secretary, another series of hers was licensed […]

Gakuen Polizi, Vol. 1

Creator: Milk Morinaga U.S. publisher: Seven Seas ISBN: 9781626920309 Released: June 2014 Original release: 2013 I greatly enjoyed the first two manga series by Milk Morinaga to be released in English–Girl Friends and Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry Blossom Pink–and so was happy to see Seven Seas license one of her most recent series: Gakuen Polizi. […]