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My Week in Manga: March 31-April 6, 2014

My News and Reviews Last week was one of Experiments in Manga’s slower weeks, but there was still some good stuff to be had, if I do say so myself. First up was the announcement of the Battle Angel Alita Giveaway Winner, which also includes a list of some of the cyborg manga available in […]

Nijigahara Holograph

Creator: Inio Asano U.S. publisher: Fantagraphics Books ISBN: 9781606995839 Released: March 2014 Original release: 2006 Nijigahara Holograph, the third manga by Inio Asano to have been licensed in English, was one of my most highly anticipated manga releases for 2014. Originally published in Japan in 2006, Fantagraphics’ English-language edition is collected in an attractive, large-trim […]

License Request Day – More Bestsellers in Japan

Last time I did this, back in July, I lucked out – 20 of the 32 bestsellers were already licensed, so I didn’t have as much to talk about. No such luck here, as only 8 of the Top 30 I looked at this week are licensed in North America in some way, shape or […]

Bookshelf Overload: March 2014

Compared to some past months, the number of my March acquisitions seems completely reasonable to me. I’ve looked ahead to what April has in store for me (and my wallet) and it’ll be a bit ridiculous, so I’m glad that March ended up being relatively light. Even so, there were some things I was very […]

Manga the Week of 4/9

SEAN: After a large first week, things settle down a bit, but there are several tasty titles coming out next week. Amazon had the 7th and 8th volumes of Ze bouncing around in release date hell for so long, I feel like these books have already come out five years ago. In any case, Vol. […]

Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 11

By Kiiro Yumi, based on the novel by Hiro Arikawa. Released in Japan as “Toshokan Sensou: Love & War” by Hakusensha, serialization ongoing in the magazine LaLa. Released in North America by Viz. While there are an unlimited amount of things that you can do when you write a shoujo manga, it has to be […]

Weekly Shonen Jump Recap: March 24, 2014

I finally finished Attack on Titan, so I am now immune to spoilers, mostly thanks to Crunchyroll for the chapters past volume 11. And it would appear that I am arriving late to the craze, if the New York Times Best Seller List is any indication, but I now find myself in the grips of […]

Manga Giveaway: Battle Angel Alita Giveaway Winner

And the winner of the Battle Angel Alita Giveaway is…Anna-neko! As the winner, Anna-neko will be receiving the first omnibus in Kodansha Comics’ release of Battle Angel Alita: Last Order by Yukito Kishiro. The omnibus collects the first three volumes of the series as well as additional stories by Kishiro. The titular Alita is a […]

The Seven Deadly Sins, Vol. 1

By Nakaba Suzuki. Released in Japan as “Nanatsu no Taizai” by Kodansha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Weekly Shonen Magazine. Released in North America by Kodansha Comics. This is a title that’s been getting a lot of buzz recently, so it does not surprise me that Kodansha picked it up for release over here. It […]

My Week in Manga: March 24-March 30, 2014

My News and Reviews Posts last week at Experiments in Manga included a new manga giveaway as well as two new in-depth manga reviews! There’s still time to enter the giveaway, too. Head over to the Battle Angel Alita Giveaway to enter for a chance to win the first omnibus in Yukito Kishiro’s manga series […]