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Creator: Mentaiko Itto Publisher: Bruno Gmünder ISBN: 9783867877947 Released: April 2015 Mentaiko Itto’s Priapus is the fifth volume to be released by Bruno Gmünder as part of its relatively new Gay Manga line. Although the publisher is based in Germany, so far all of the manga have been translated into English. With the publication of […]

Manga the Week of 5/20

SEAN: Did you enjoy this week’s small week? Good. That isn’t next week. Dance in the Vampire Bund’s Scarlet Order may have ended (somewhat surprisingly) in Japan, but Seven Seas still has more of it to bring you here, with Vol. 2 arriving next week. Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer’s third omnibus takes us over […]

A Silent Voice, Vol. 1

By Yoshitoki Oima. Released in Japan as “Koe no Katachi” by Kodansha, serialized in the magazine Weekly Shonen Magazine. Released in North America by Kodansha Comics. There have been many manga releases here in North America that deal with the subject of childhood bullying – it’s a theme in Japanese manga that is getting more […]

Mushishi, Vol. 3

Creator: Yuki Urushibara U.S. publisher: Del Rey ISBN: 9780345496454 Released: February 2008 Original release: 2002 Awards: Japan Media Arts Award, Kodansha Manga Award Mushishi, Volume 3 by Yuki Urushibara was originally published in Japan in 2002. The volume was initially released in English in print by Del Rey Manga in 2008. Although that particular edition […]

Pick of the Week: Ancient Love

It’s a pretty low-volume week for new manga, without a lot to choose from, but the Battle Robot has its eye on a couple of highly-anticipated titles. What looks good to you this week?

Evergreen, Vol. 1

By Yuyuko Takemiya and Akira Kasukabe. Released in Japan by ASCII Media Works, serialized in the magazine Dengeki Daioh. Released in North America by Seven Seas. Sometimes a series has to work hard to get out from under the preconceptions it carries and also the tropes it seems inspired by. Evergreen is from the author […]

My Week in Manga: May 4-May 10, 2015

My News and Reviews Despite spending a long weekend in Canada for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and generally being very busy, I still managed to post a few things here at Experiments in Manga last week. To begin with, the winner of the Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches manga giveaway was announced. The post […]

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll Illustrator: Kriss Sison U.S. publisher: Seven Seas ISBN: 9781626920613 Released: August 2014 Original release: 1865, 1871 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There are two well-loved, oft-adapted, and extremely influential novels written by Lewis Carroll, the pseudonym of English author Charles Lutwidge, in 1865 and 1871 […]

Blade of the Immortal, Vol. 31: Final Curtain

Creator: Hiroaki Samura U.S. publisher: Dark Horse ISBN: 9781616556266 Released: April 2015 Original release: 2013 Awards: Eisner Award, Japan Media Arts Award So, this is it. The Final Curtain of Blade of the Immortal, both literally and figuratively. Released by Dark Horse Comics in 2015, the volume is the thirty-first and final installment in the […]

Manga the Week of 5/13

SEAN: I haven’t seen a week this small since Christmas. It’s sort of creepy. First of all, right after I posted Manga the Week of last week, Dark Horse did a classic date slip, so Drug & Drop 2 is here again. Dark Horse is famous for release date slips, though they’re better than they […]