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Manga the Week of 2/5

SEAN: Hey, for a first week of the month, this isn’t too bad! It’s under 20 titles! That’s practically nothing! Kodansha brings us the 30th volume of Air Gear, which I haven’t read in about 27 volumes, but I seem to recall this may be around the point that they introduced President Obama as a […]

Manga Giveaway: Vinland Saga Giveaway

The end of the January is drawing near, which means it’s time for the first manga giveaway of the year! In my excitement for its release, I accidentally managed to end up with two copies of the second omnibus of Makoto Yukimura’s Vinland Saga. But my mistake is your gain–this month, you all have the […]

My Week in Manga: January 20-January 26, 2014

My News and Reviews Last week I declared it to be Usamaru Furuya Week here at Experiments in Manga. Ostensibly, it was to celebrate Furuya-sensei’s birthday, but mostly it was just an excuse for me to finally get around to reviewing more of his manga. I have now written an in-depth review of all of […]

Manga the Week of 1/29

SEAN: Next week is the last week of the month, and as ever this means few titles arrive (unless you get stuff from Diamond – all this week’s missing stuff is arriving next week). But not without worthy things to discuss. Dark Horse really hit on a winner when they licensed Gantz from Shueisha (leaving […]

My Week in Manga: January 13-January 19, 2013

My News and Reviews There were three posts at Experiments in Manga last week, only two of which were mine. First up was my review of Negi Banno’s S.S. Astro, Volume 1, a yonkoma manga about a group of young, twenty-something high school teachers. Sadly, the series was canceled before a second volume could be […]

Shrine of the Morning Mist, Vol. 1

I am very pleased to introduce Jocilyn Wagner to readers of Experiments in Manga. Jocilyn doesn’t currently have a platform of her own, but she was still interested in occasionally writing about manga. And so, I’m happy to offer up some space here and welcome her to Experiments in Manga as a guest. Greetings and […]

Discovering Manga: Podcasts, Part 3

Over the last few years, I’ve made an effort to track down podcasts that feature manga. I haven’t found that many that focus on manga exclusively, but there are anime and comics podcasts that address manga at least on occasion. A few months ago I posted Discovering Manga: Podcasts Redux which was a quick update […]

Manga the Week of 1/22

SEAN: Here is a list of what everyone except me will be getting next week in manga. I will not be getting any of this because Diamond Comics never met a street date they didn’t hate. And yes, I am incredibly bitter. Dark Horse, which is the exception to my Diamond whining, has Blade of […]

Ciao, For Now

In previous posts, we’ve discussed  two of the best-known Shoujo manga magazines, Ribon and Nakayoshi. So many popular manga series have come from these two magazines, it’s almost certain that any western manga fan will have at least seen their names. But, of the three most popular girls’ manga magazines, these are #2 and #3. […]

My Week in Manga: January 6-January 12, 2014

My News and Reviews Two reviews were posted at Experiments in Manga last week! The honor of the first in-depth manga review of the month (and of the year, for that matter) goes to Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki’s Oishinbo, A la Carte: Fish, Sushi & Sashimi. I love food, I love manga, and so […]

Manga the Week of 1/15

SEAN: This is it, folks! The 27th and final volume of Excel Saga ships next week! There will be laughs! Romance! Resolution! … Perhaps less resolution than we would like, but hey! Everyone in the entire world will be buying this volume! MELINDA: Or we will at least pretend to, in order to keep you […]

My Week in Manga: December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014

My News and Reviews Last week I announced the 4-Koma for You Winner. In case you’re looking for something to read, the post includes a list of yonkoma manga that have been released in print in English, too. I also posted December’s Bookshelf Overload last week, for those of you interested in following my adventures […]

Manga the Week of 1/8

SEAN: Well, the holidays are over. HOPE YOU LIKE MANGA. We have, between Amazon and Comic Shop sources, 26 titles coming out this week (some of which have already shipped from certain distributors, yes). Buckle up, folks, we’ll be here a while. ASH: Excellent. I happen to love manga. MELINDA: Yes, yes, yesssssss. SEAN: Dark […]

My Week in Manga: December 23-December 29, 2013

My News and Reviews Last week I posted a review of Hinoki Kino’s manga No. 6, Volume 4. The series has been getting better with each installment and things are starting to get really good. I also wrote a little bit about some of the manga, comics, and fiction releases that for me were particularly […]

Random Musings: Notable in 2013

Despite having written at Experiments in Manga for over three years, I have never once attempted to create a “best of the year” list and I’m not about to start. However, I thought it would be interesting to write a post reflecting on what I have read in the past year. This isn’t a best […]