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My Week in Manga: February 2-February 8, 2015

My News and Reviews A small variety of posts went up at Experiments in Manga last week. First up, the Cinderalla manga giveaway winner was announced. The contest was a tie-in to the Female Goth Mangaka Carnival, so the post also includes a list of the featured creators’ manga available in English. The first in-depth […]

Manga the Week of 2/11

SEAN: It’s Velentine’s Day week at Manga the Week of, and I wonder how romantic these titles are? Ze from 801 Media has hit double digits, and is still the most popular manga among titles with two letters in them. (Sorry, ES). MICHELLE: Tezuka’s MW: *kicks a rock*. SEAN: I feel ashamed for forgetting about […]

My Week in Manga: January 26-February 1, 2015

My News and Reviews The Female Goth Mangaka Carnival wrapped up last week. In addition to my recent Spotlight on Mitsukazu Mihara, I also contributed two other related posts. The first was Experiments in Manga’s latest giveaway. There’s still time to enter for a chance to win Junko Mizuno’s Cinderalla. I also posted a review […]

Manga the Week of 2/4

SEAN: Did you enjoy your quiet month? Good, cause February is back to business as usual, and every week has some chunky bites of manga. Let’s look at next week. FYI, Diamond Comics has every Viz title coming out 1-2 weeks earlier than usual, for some reason – I’m ignoring that. And JoJo’s was delayed. […]

Manga Giveaway: Cinderalla Giveaway

It’s the end of the month which means it’s time for another manga giveaway! Because the Female Goth Mangaka Carnival is currently underway (featuring the work of Kaoru Fujiwara, Maki Kusumoto, Mitsukazu Mihara, Junko Mizuno, Asumiko Nakamura) I decided to do a tie-in giveaway. This month you all have a chance to win a copy […]

My Week in Manga: January 19-January 25, 2015

My News and Reviews Last week I posted a review of Chōhei Kambayashi’s award-winning novel Good Luck, Yukikaze. Because I had enjoyed Yukikaze, the first novel in the series, I was looking forward to reading its sequel. Sadly, although there is some tremendously thought-provoking material in Good Luck, Yukikaze, I found it to be incredibly […]

Random Musings: Spotlight on Mitsukazu Mihara

For the last two weeks of January 2015, the Female Goth Mangaka Carnival is focusing on the works of Kaoru Fujiwara, Maki Kusumoto, Mitsukazu Mihara, Junko Mizuno, Asumiko Nakamura. While I’ve read and enjoyed manga created by almost all of those women, Mihara is the mangaka that I’ve read the most of and am most […]

Manga the Week of 1/28

SEAN: The final week of January, and a quiet, peaceful time for books. After last week, that’s a relief. (Note: Diamond Comics is shipping some Viz stuff to me 1-2 weeks early; I’m assuming that’s them and going with the official release dates, so they’ll be in upcoming posts. I’m also getting Soul Eater late. […]

My Week in Manga: January 12-January 18, 2015

My News and Reviews I posted two reviews at Experiments in Manga last week. The first review was of Manazuru, Hiromi Kawakami’s first novel to be translated into English. It’s a slightly surreal but moving work about memory, loss, letting go, and moving on. I had previously read and enjoyed some of Kawakami’s short stories, […]

Manga the Week of 1/21

SEAN: Remember how I said that January was quiet? That does not apply to next week, which is simply a ton of stuff. It’s even bigger as I missed some titles last week. Basically, I get street dates from Amazon, mostly. The exceptions are Dark Horse and DMP (and sometimes One Peace or Gen), which […]

The 10 Boldest Manga Predictions For 2015

So 2015 has arrived, and the only thing I can think of this: …What’s gonna happen to manga and the manga industry in 2015? Like I’m sure somebody has said the past couple of years, this is a crucial year for the manga industry, in Japan and in the US of course. Pretty sure all […]

Why, Why, Oh Waai!?

Today, we come not to praise a magazine, but to eulogize it. Western manga fans know the feeling of frustration when a publisher ceases to carry a title they like. Japanese manga fans know this feeling as well. Here we are, reading a delightful series, when suddenly on the last page of the magazine there’s a […]

My Week in Manga: January 5-January 11, 2015

My News and Reviews Well, last week unintentionally became a week filled with gay-themed manga here at Experiments in Manga, not that that’s something I’m going to complain about. But, first things first, the WataMote manga giveaway winner was announced. The post also includes a list of otaku manga available in English for anyone looking […]

Manga the Week of 1/14

SEAN: In between two fairly hefty weeks, we have a low number of titles out this week. Let’s take them one by one. Kodansha has a 6th volume of its shonen fantasy The Seven Deadly Sins. Vertical has a debut I’ve been waiting for ever since it was announced: My Neighbor Seki, from Media Factory’s […]

My Week in Manga: December 29, 2014-January 4, 2015

My News and Reviews Happy New Year, everyone! Things are already off to a good start at Experiments in Manga. The last manga giveaway of 2014 is currently underway and there’s still time to enter for a chance to win No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!, Volume […]