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JManga Slashes Prices! (Well, Temporarily at Least)

Even though I grumbled a little at JManga’s prices, I was mostly okay with paying the equivalent of $8.99 for a manga that would likely never get licensed for a North American print release. Still, because I wanted them to do well enough to stick around for a long time, I hoped they would reduce […]

Some Sailor Moon Links!

First, a plug… Shortly after my reviews of Codename: Sailor V and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon were published, I was invited by Scott Spaziani of Otaku in Review to participate in a podcast about the series. And here is the result! It was my first time ever on a podcast, and nerves made me babble […]

Me, Me, Me!

Just a quick post this morning with a couple of links about me, me, me! First, Justin Stroman interviewed me for his site, Organization Anti-Social Geniuses. Second, the list of my votes for Hooded Utilitarian’s Best Comics Poll has now been published. I am left with a quandary, though, because I have since discovered that […]

Wild Adapter moves to Ichijinsha

Thanks to a tip from a generous commenter, we’ve just heard the news that Kazuya Minekura’s Wild Adapter, subject of our recent Manga Moveable Feast has been given new life, thanks to a rights transfer from Tokuma Shoten to Ichijinsha. News on this development is available in Japanese here in Minekura’s blog, and summed up […]

Wanted: YA or Children’s Fiction from Australia and New Zealand

At some point in the unspecified future, we three bloggers who comprise the Triple Take project would like to do a series on YA and Children’s Fiction by authors from Australia and New Zealand. The problem is, we don’t know too much about it yet. I mean, I’ve heard of Maurice Gee (NZ) and I […]

Soliloquy in Blue Joins Manga Bookshelf!

Some might wonder “What took so long?” but personally, I’m sort of pinching myself. To be in the company of such esteemed bloggers as Melinda Beasi, Kate Dacey, and David Welsh is a big honor, and I’m very flattered they wanted to make me officially part of the family. You might notice regular Soliloquy in […]

TOKYOPOP Is Shutting Down

It’s with a heavy heart that I direct you to this piece at The Beat, which reports that TOKYOPOP is shutting down at the end of May. I have a feeling the worst of the sadness is yet to come, as I start to fully process which beloved series will be left in limbo. Rather […]

I Am All Asquee

KODANSHA USA ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF SAILOR MOON I don’t ordinarily post publicity announcements, but when it’s something this awesome, I simply must. Thank you a million times, Kodansha Comics. You may look forward to a lot of my money. Update: Kodansha USA Publicity confirms that there will be a new translation, although they can’t […]

Democracy in action

Deb Aoki has launched the 2011 About.com Manga Readers’ Choice Awards: The nominees were selected by About.com readers in January 2011. The top five nominees in 10 categories were chosen as finalists, and now it’s your turn to vote for the winner. The voting period runs from Friday, February 11 through Tuesday, March 8, 2011. […]

Canada is just plain cooler

The Toronto Comics Art Festival has scored a coup: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) is excited to announce that internationally renowned manga creator Natsume Ono will make her first-ever North American public appearance as a Featured Guest at TCAF 2011. Hailing from Japan, Ono is one of the most exciting and unique women working […]

Let’s Get Visual: Tricks of the Trade

It’s time once again for Let’s Get Visual, a monthly feature co-written with Michelle Smith, hosted at her blog, Soliloquy in Blue. In this month’s installment, Michelle and I take a closer look at some of the tips handed out by the editors at Hakusensha in their book, How To Draw Shojo Manga, published recently […]

A look at the Shogakukan winners

Anime News Network lists the winners of the 56th Shogakukan Manga Awards. Only one of the slate is available in English, Fumi Yoshinaga’s Ôoku: The Inner Chambers (Viz), which won in the Girls’ Category and has also previously shared the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize with Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s A Drifting Life (Drawn & Quarteroy), won the […]

I Wish I Wrote That!

Welcome to the first I Wish I Wrote That of 2011! I’ve got a great batch of writing to share with you this month, which is a pretty great way to start off the year. First off, today’s main attraction is a wonderful essay posted just last night, the latest in Jason Thompson‘s “House of […]

Ayako giveaway winner announced!

With server issues finally resolved and our new collaboration off to a great start,we at Manga Bookshelf are happy to announce the winner of our Ayako giveaway! And the winner is… John Jackson! Congratulations, John! John is a regular reader of our Facebook page, and brand new to reading manga. We’re thrilled to be able […]

2010 Reader Awards for Manhwa

The winners list of the Reader Awards for best manhwa of 2010 has been posted online, and Hana’s provided an English translation of the winners.

Grand Prize:

First place: Moss (이끼) by Yun Tae-ho
A horror/psychological thriller manhwa originally published as a webtoon and adapted into a live-action movie that was released last year. It was briefly reviewed in An introduction to Korean webcomics. (Aladin)

Second place: 2010 Sound of My Heart (2010 마음의 소리) by Jo Seok
A comedy featuring a protagonist with a bizarre personality and originally published on Naver as a very popular webtoon. (Aladin)

Third place: Let’s Fight, Monster! (싸우자 귀신아!) by Im In-seu
A supernatural manhwa about a girl who can see monsters. Like the above two series, it was also originally published as a webtoon. (Aladin)