First of all, Rob at Panel Patter has been reading/reviewing Yumi Tamura’s classic shojo series Basara, a favorite series of mine (and quite possibly Michelle Smith‘s most-loved manga series of all time). Since Michelle is always right, I feel compelled to share Rob’s reviews with the world. He’s just finished volume two. Click here to check out what he has to say so far.
Over at The Manga Curmudgeon, David Welsh presses on with his Shojo-Sunjeong Alphabet, now on letter “T“. I went over to express support for CLAMP’s Tokyo Babylon (probably my second-favorite of all their work) and Moto Hagio’s They Were Eleven, both on which I’ve reviewed for my Tokidoki Daylight column at CBR’s Comics Should Be Good. These two series probably couldn’t be more different, but I love them both very much.
While we’re on the topic of classic shojo, I’ll take this opportunity to mention again the upcoming Banana Fish Roundtable. Take a look at the comments section to find a tip for readers in northern California thanks to Sara K. If anyone else has info to pass on, please do!
Moving on to newer series, I was reminded on Twitter yesterday that Tokyopop is releasing volume five of Silver Diamond this month, with the next volume expected in June. This is fantastic news for fans, who have waited almost a year for a new volume hit the shelves. Read my review of the first four volumes here.
That’s all for now!