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Manga Giveaway: Love at Fourteen Giveaway

January is almost over so here it is, Experiments in Manga’s first manga giveaway of the year! Let’s get right to it: For this giveaway you will all have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win Love at Fourteen, Volume 1 created by Fuka Mizutani and published in English by Yen Press. And, […]

My Week in Manga: January 18-January 24, 2016

My News and Reviews Two in-depth reviews were posted at Experiments in Manga last week. The first was of The Fall of Language in the Age of English by Minae Mizumura, a fascinating and immensely readable work of nonfiction about literature and language. (Mizumura’s A True Novel also greatly impressed me, so at this point […]

Manga the Week of 1/27

SEAN: It’s time to bury you in manga releases once more, folks. What do the companies have up their sleeves? ASH: All right, let’s do this! Kodansha has the 12th and penultimate volume of My Little Monster. I can’t believe it’s ending so soon. MICHELLE: I know! Thankfully, Say I Love You. is still ongoing. […]

My Week in Manga: January 11-January 17, 2016

My News and Reviews It was entirely unintentional, but last week was apparently the week for sevens—both of my in-depth manga reviews last week were for the seventh installment of their respective series. They both happen to be manga currently licensed by Kodansha Comics, as well, which was also a coincidence.  On Wednesday, I reviewed […]

Manga the Week of 1/20

SEAN: Next week’s releases really run the gamut of styles and genres. Let’s see what we’ve got. Kodansha gives us a 2nd volume of Devil Survivor, meaning I am now officially behind. And a 5th A Silent Voice, which I am definitely caught up on. ASH: A Silent Voice continues to be a very strong […]

The Island of Misfit Manga, Monthly Comic Birz

My stated intention for writing the Magazine no Mori column is to introduce the western audience to the vast, complex mass of manga magazines that are published in Japan. Where we have Shonen Jump only, a visit to a major Japanese anime/manga store will paralyze a western fan with the sheer number of magazines to choose […]

My Week in Manga: January 4-January 10, 2016

My News and Reviews The new year is now well on its way, and I finally feel like I’m getting back into my writing groove; my regular posting schedule has mostly returned, though there might be a slight interruption in February. Anyway. In addition to the regular My Week in Manga feature, there were two […]

Manga the Week of 1/13

SEAN: Traditionally, the first and fourth weeks of the month are the largest, as Week 1 is where Viz releases it’s Jump and Beat titles, and Week 4 is usually Yen Press. Weeks 2 and 3 therefore vie for the remaining attention, containing less spectacular stuff – Viz puts out Sunday imprints in Week 2, […]

The Most Anticipated Manga of 2016

We’re kicking off 2016 with a look at the manga titles and trends we’re most excited about. Joining me and Brigid is manga journalist and critic Deb Aoki, former guide to, current host of Manga Comics Manga, and Publishers Weekly contributor. What new manga are we looking forward to this year? BRIGID: Fruits Basket! […]

My Week in Manga: December 28, 2015-January 3, 2016

My News and Reviews Happy New Year, everyone! 2015 may now be over, but there is still time to enter Experiments in Manga’s last giveaway of the year for a chance to win Merman in My Tub, Volume 1 by Itokichi; simply tell me a little about your favorite manga released in 2015. As for […]

Manga the Week of 1/6

SEAN: For a first week of the month, this is pretty mild. And by mild I mean there’s still 17 titles due out. But mild by comparison. Seven Seas gives us a 2nd volume of A Certain Scientific Accelerator, as he deals with a Certain Magical Girl who is messing up his plans to not […]

Manga Giveaway: Merman in My Tub Giveaway

There may only be a few days left in December and in 2015, but there’s still time for one last manga giveaway before the year is through. For 2015’s final giveaway, I wanted to be sure to feature one of the many manga series to debut in the last year, so this month you all […]

Pick of the Year, 2015 Edition

SEAN: It’s been a big year for manga in 2015, as the market continues to recover and companies are pumping out more titles than ever. Seven Seas, who were seemingly near death 4 years ago, are pushing all the monster girls you could possibly want. Yen On is putting out so many light novels that […]

My Week in Manga: December 21-December 27, 2015

My News and Reviews I think I’m finally getting back to my regular posting schedule. I get the week between Christmas and New Year’s off of work which is letting me catch up on a few things. (Sort of. Life has still been rather hectic of late.) Last week I posted an in-depth review of […]

Random Musings: Notable in 2015

For the last couple of years, I have made a point to compile an end-of-year list of works that, for me, were particularly notable. In general I tend to like making lists, but I particularly enjoy working on this one because it specifically provides me the opportunity to reflect back on the year. The notable […]