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Manga Moveable Feast Archive

Every month, the manga blogging community holds a week-long virtual book club in which we explore a topic in depth. Some discussions have focused on individual artists; others on particular series; and still others on favorite genres (e.g. horror manga), publishers, or imprints.

Our “feast” has two goals. The first is to promote intelligent, in-depth analysis of manga we love (or, in some cases, hate). Previous contributions have run the gamut from straightforward reviews to an interview with Sexy Voice and Robo editor Eric Searleman, a guided tour through Kaoru Mori’s “Emmaverse,” and an essay contrasting Urushibara’s Mushishi with Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. The second goal is to foster a sense of community among avid manga readers. Everyone is invited to take part in the MMF, regardless of whether you’ve participated before. For more information, or to join our mailing list, visit our Google Groups page.

There are no future Feasts scheduled at this time.

The Complete Manga Movable Feast Archive


August 2013: Boys’ Love (Khursten Santos, Otaku Champloo)
July 2013: Yun Kouga (Melinda Beasi, Manga Bookshelf)
June: 2013: Skip Beat (Laura Mucciarone, Heart of Manga)
May 2013: Yumi Tamura (Anna Tobias, Tokyo Jupiter)
April 2013: Kaori Yuki (The Beautiful World)
March 2013: Historical Manga (Khursten Santos, Otaku Champloo)
February 2013: Naoki Urasawa (Justin, Organization Anti-Social Geniuses)
January 2013: Moyoco Anno (Ash Brown, Experiments in Manga)


December 2012: Hikaru no Go/Game Manga (Linda Yau, Animemiz’s Scribblings)
November 2012: Manga to be Thankful For (Matt Blind, Rocket Bomber)
October 2012: Vampire Manga (Anne Whittingham, Chic Pixel)
September 2012: Shojo Beat (Anna Neatrour, Manga Report)
August 2012: Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Phillip, Eeeper’s Choice Podcast)
July 2012: CLAMP (Melinda Beasi, Manga Bookshelf)
June 2012: Takehiko Inoue (Michelle Smith, Soliloquy in Blue, and Anna Neatrour, Manga Report)
May 2012: Oishinbo and Food Manga (Khursten Santos, Otaku Champloo)
April 2012: VIZ Signature (Kate Dacey, The Manga Critic)
March 2012: Jiro Taniguchi (Johanna Draper Carlson and Ed Sizemore, Manga Worth Reading)
February 2012: Osamu Tezuka (Kate Dacey, The Manga Critic)
January 2012: Usamaru Furuya (Ash Brown, Experiments in Manga)


December 2011: Sailor Moon (Sean Gaffney, A Case Suitable for Treatment)
November 2011: Natsume Ono (Alexander Hoffman, Manga Widget)
October 2011: Horror manga (Lori Henderson, Manga Xanadu)
September 2011: Love Hina (Jason Green, PLAYBACK:stl)
August 2011: Fumi Yoshinaga (Kristin Bomba, Comic Attack!)
July 2011: Fruits Basket (David Welsh, The Manga Curmudgeon)
June 2011: Wild Adapter (Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith, Manga Bookshelf)
May 2011: Cross Game (Derik Badman, The Panelists)
April 2011: Rumiko Takahashi (Rob McMonigal, Panel Patter)
March 2011: Aqua and Aria (Linda Yau, Animemiz’s Scribblings)
February 2011: Barefoot Gen (Sam Kusek, A Life in Panels)
January 2011: Karakuri Odette (Anna Neatrour, Manga Report)


December 2010: One Piece (David Welsh, The Manga Curmudgeon)
September 2010: Afterschool Nightmare (Sean Gaffney, A Case Suitable for Treatment)
August 2010: Yotsuba&! (Robin Brenner, Good Comics for Kids)
July 2010: Paradise Kiss (Michelle Smith, Soliloquy in Blue)
June 2010: The Color Trilogy (Melinda Beasi, Manga Bookshelf)
May 2010: To Terra (Kate Dacey, The Manga Critic)
April 2010: Mushishi (Ed Sizemore, Comics Worth Reading)
March 2010: Emma (Matt Blind, Rocket Bomber)
February 2010: Sexy Voice and Robo (David Welsh, The Manga Curmudgeon)


  1. Did my own roundup of this a while back and loved it:

    I also checked out the movie adaptation (loved it, too):

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