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Manga Giveaway: Juné Manga Giveaway (Flutter)

The end of June is almost here, which means it’s time for Experiments in Manga’s monthly manga giveaway. And, because it’s June, I thought that I would hold a Juné manga giveaway. (I can’t help it, the wordplay amuses me.) This month (almost) everyone has an opportunity to enter for a chance to win a […]

My Week in Manga: June 16-June 22, 2014

My News and Reviews Well, it wasn’t entirely intentional, but both of my in-depth manga reviews from last week featured manga released by Kodansha Comics. I managed to get my hands on an early copy of Hikaru Suruga’s Attack on Titan: No Regrets, Volume 1, the first installment in a short shoujo series focusing on […]

Random Musings: Cherry Bomb, Cinderseed, and Skyglass

Back in April 2014, Chromatic Press announced Cherry Bomb, its new imprint for mature readers. The intent was to provide an outlet for Sparkler Monthly‘s creators to explore a sexier side of their already established characters and stories with a goal to include original, unrelated material in the future as well. Cherry Bomb’s coordinator Lianne […]

Manga the Week of 6/25

SEAN: The final week of June, and the end of Manga’s Fiscal Year 13-14. There are a few interesting titles coming out. It’s right about time for a new Vampire Hunter D novel, so Dark Horse has Vol. 21 all ready for us. ASH: You know, I’ve read the manga adaptations, but have yet to […]

My Week in Manga: June 9-June 15, 2014

My News and Reviews I posted two in-depth manga reviews at Experiments in Manga last week. The first was of Baku Yumemakura and Jiro Taniguchi’s The Summit of the Gods, Volume 3. It’s the middle volume of a five-volume, award-winning series and is a critical turning point for the story and characters. The Summit of […]

Manga the Week of 6/18

SEAN: It’s no Week 1, but the 3rd week of the month gives us a chunky pile of manga, which should have something for most everyone. The Shinji Ikari Raising Project manga from Dark Horse has now reached the same number of volumes as the regular Evangelion manga, and I don’t think it’s finished. Will […]

My Week in Manga: June 2-June 8, 2014

My News and Reviews Three posts last week! The first was the announcement of the Oi, Oishinbo! manga giveaway winner, which also includes a list of some of the food manga that has been licensed in English. And speaking of food manga, last week I reviewed Fumi Yoshinaga’s What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 2. […]

Manga the Week of 6/11

SEAN: After this week’s deluge, the six books coming out next week feel like a mild summer breeze in comparison. Makes me feel fine. MICHELLE: Okay, Seals. SEAN: Kodansha has the second volume of Say “I Love You”. It runs in Dessert, which is technically shoujo in the same way that Shoujo Comic is technically […]

My Week in Manga: May 26-June 1, 2014

My News and Reviews Last week was a slower week at Experiments in Manga, which is just as well because I spent a long weekend with my family in Ohio for my youngest sister’s high school graduation. I was pretty busy with things there, but I was still able to post a few things here. […]

Manga the Week of 6/4

SEAN: Are we ready? Deep breaths, everyone. Here we go. BUY ALL THE THINGS! Dark Horse gives you the first volume of New Lone Wolf & Cub, in case you had finished all of the Old Lone Wolf & Cub. ASH: I’m certainly interested in this one! (Confession: I actually haven’t finished reading the original […]

Manga Giveaway: Oi, Oishinbo!

May seems to have gone on forever for me and I’m really ready for it to be over. I’ve been traveling so much recently that all I really want to do is to curl up at home for a good, long manga binge. Happily, the end of May finally is approaching, which means it’s time […]

Sailor Moon, Episodes 1-4

I think one could easily write about Viz streaming the original Sailor Moon again with just four paragraphs of the word “SQUEE” and have that be a perfectly serviceable review, but having enjoyed watching the first few episodes of the series, I thought I would write about it a little bit. I’ve read some (but […]

My Week in Manga: May 19-May 25, 2014

My News and Reviews After a week full of random musings comes a week full of reviews. Well, that is if you consider two reviews “full.” Either way, there were two reviews posted at Experiments in Manga last week. First up was Lucy Birmingham and David McNeill’s Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, […]

Should Bookstores Categorize Manga By Genre/Demographic?

The basis of this post is much, much thanks to Deb Aoki of Manga Comics Manga & The Comixverse’s Zedric Dimalanta. It’s a simple question to ask: should bookstores start categorizing manga by genre/demographic?

Manga the Week of 5/28

SEAN: Do you like stuff? Of course you do. Let’s look at some stuff! ASH: I like stuff! I like lots of stuff! MICHELLE: Stuff and junk and stuff! ANNA: Stuff is awesome! MELINDA: Bring on the stuff! SEAN: If you’d wondered what the fuss was all about with Attack on Titan, and also wanted […]