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My Week in Manga: February 15-February 21, 2016

My News and Reviews Last week was another one-review week at Experiments in Manga, but I should hopefully be back to the normal swing of things again soon. (Though it does seem as though one review per week is the new normal… ) As for the review itself, I took a look at the first […]

Manga the Week of 2/24

SEAN: I’m still not quite used to the sheer volume of STUFF that comes out the 4th week of the month these days. This is not helped this month by Kodansha joining Yen in the ‘let’s just release everything’ category. MICHELLE: Holy cow, this is a huge week! ASH: It really is! SEAN: Air Gear […]

My Week in Manga: February 8-February 14, 2016

My News and Reviews Life has gotten to be rather hectic again for me, though hopefully things should settle back down soon. In the meantime, I’ve returned to a reduced posting schedule for a little bit. Last week I only posted one in-depth review, but it was for the most recent installment in one of […]

Manga the Week of 2/17

SEAN: There’s one title I’m really excited about next week, but there are several other books of interest. Let’s go through them, starting, as ever, with Dark Horse. (If a manga company started beginning with A-C, they’d clean up.) Fate/Zero is a prequel to the insanely popular visual novel franchise Fate/Stay Night, taking place 20 […]

My Week in Manga: February 1-February 7, 2016

My News and Reviews I posted a few different things at Experiments in Manga last week. For starters, the Love at Fourteen Giveaway Winner was announced. The post also includes a list of some of the manga available in English which feature a bit of romance. Last week I also reviewed Tokyo Decadence: 15 Stories […]

Manga the Week of 2/10

SEAN: Next week and the week after are blissfully small, allowing most of us to recover from the hideous amount of manga that we still have to read. This does not mean there are not some interesting things coming out, however. Fans of Berserk might be interested in the new science fiction manga by its […]

My Week in Manga: January 25-January 31, 2016

My News and Reviews A couple of different things were posted at Experiments in Manga last week in addition to the usual My Week in Manga feature. First up was the first manga giveaway of the year, and there’s still time to enter for a chance to win Fuka Mizutani’s Love at Fourteen, Volume 1. […]

Manga the Week of 2/3

SEAN: It’s a busy February, so let’s jump right into next week’s releases. Dark Horse has a 4th volume of Oreimo spinoff Kuroneko. Kodansha has a 3rd volume of the reluctant reverse harem manga Kiss Him, Not Me!. ASH: I largely enjoyed the first volume of Kiss Him, Not Me!, but I’ve somehow already managed […]

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 […]