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My Week in Manga: August 25-August 31, 2014

My News and Reviews The most recent manga giveaway at Experiments in Manga is currently underway, and there is still time to enter for an opportunity to win Nana, Volume 1 by Ai Yazawa. All you have to do is tell me whether or not you’ve ever given a manga a second chance and what […]

Manga the Week of 9/3

SEAN: Remember when I whined about so many titles coming out in August? Yeah, September is just as bad if not worse. Didn’t the manga boom end? Here’s what’s out the first week: Dark Horse gives us the 2nd volume of the New, Modern-day Lone Wolf… no, wait, it’s the New Lone Wolf & Cub, […]

Manga Giveaway: Nana Giveaway

It’s that time again! Time for Experiments in Manga’s monthly manga giveaway! This month everyone will have a chance to win the first volume of Ai Yazawa’s fantastic series Nana as published by Viz Media. The series may not be finished, and it might never be, but it’s still well worth reading. The first volume […]

My Week in Manga: August 18-August 24, 2014

My News and Reviews Last week–last Monday, to be exact–Experiments in Manga celebrated its fourth anniversary. I’ve taken to writing what usually ends up being a rather lengthy anniversary post every year in which I reflect on the past three-hundred-sixty-five days, and this year was no different. I also posted a review last week of […]

Random Musings: Spotlight on Masaichi Mukaide

While reading Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present, I encountered a single sentence that particularly caught my attention: “Star Reach was also notable for printing the first Japanese comics to be translated into English, two short pieces by Masaichi Mukaide; the style displayed was not characteristically Japanese, however, and failed to ignite any […]

Manga the Week of 8/27

SEAN: The final week of this brutal August, at least before we arrive at a brutal September with just as many books. Yen for once is being fairly quiet, but that’s all right, Kodansha’s here to pitch in. Dark Horse brings us the 6th Blood Blockade Battlefront, blocked out by the brigand who brought us […]

My Week in Manga: August 11-August 17, 2014

My News and Reviews So, as I briefly mentioned in my anniversary post this morning, my partners and I very recently became parents. We all ended up spending most of last week at the hospital; needless to say I was a bit preoccupied. But everyone is happy, healthy, and at home now, so everything’s good. […]

Manga the Week of 8/20

SEAN: There’s a little something for everyone in the third week of August, so let’s see what demographics we can scrounge up. First off, it’s not out in bookstores yet, but Fantagraphics has shipped its 7th volume of Wandering Son to its Kickstarter backers. It’s still a must-read for anyone who likes good manga about […]

My Week in Manga: August 4-August 10, 2014

My News and Reviews There were two reviews at Experiments in Manga last week in addition to the announcement of the Mecha Manga Giveaway Winner, which also includes a list of some of the mecha manga that has been licensed in English at one point or another. (Considering how many have been released in English, […]

Manga the Week of 8/13

SEAN: If there was a quiet week in August, next week would be it, with a mere nine titles. Dark Horse has the 2nd of its Samurai Executioner omnibii, for those who can’t get enough of samurai, manliness, and manly samurai. ASH: Surprisingly enough, I haven’t actually read any of Samurai Executioner. This would probably […]

My Week in Manga: July 28-August 3, 2014

My News and Reviews Another week, another few posts at Experiments in Manga. First up was my most recent manga giveaway. Tell me about your favorite mecha manga (if you have one) for a chance to win the first volume of Mohiro Kito’s Bokurano: Ours. (The winner will be announced on Wednesday, so there’s still […]

Manga the Week of 8/6

SEAN: There is so much manga out in August it beggars belief. Over 50 different titles in the month. And the first week is the biggest. So buckle up. ANNA: I can see myself undergoing some major psychological trauma trying to choose between titles for Pick of the Week. SEAN: Dark Horse has nearly wrapped […]

Manga Giveaway: Mecha Manga Giveaway (Bokurano)

It’s the end of the month and therefore the start of another manga giveaway here at Experiments in Manga! For July’s giveaway you all have a chance to win the first volume in Mohiro Kito’s manga series Bokurano: Ours as published by Viz Media. As always, the giveaway is open worldwide! I don’t know what […]

My Week in Manga: July 21-July 27, 2014

My News and Reviews It wasn’t entirely intentional, but last week Experiments in Manga ended up being full of Vertical reviews. (And by full, I mean that two reviews were posted.) The first was of Fumi Yoshinaga’s gay slice-of-life and food manga What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 3. With each volume that is released, […]

Manga the Week of 7/30

SEAN: A 5th week of the month is usually sparse, but we do have a few interesting things due out at the tail end of July. Gen Manga offers you a choice of Indie Manga. Either you will think that One Is Enough, or perhaps you’d rather be with an Anomal. Choose wisely. (They do […]