With so much going on here these days, it seemed time to establish a weekly roundup. Here’s what you may have missed at Manga Bookshelf last week, July 8th-14th!
From the main blog:
The Battle Robot each chose a Pick of the Week and filed a new installment of Bookshelf Briefs.
Megan checked out The Comic Book History of Comics and Chicks Dig Comics, while Sean continued his Kliban excavation in Not By Manga Alone: Supreme and other drawings.
Sara K. continued her exploration of Chinese-language pop culture with a look at the Taiwanese feature film Cheerful Wind in last week’s installment of It Came From the Sinosphere.
Matt Blind caught up on two more manga bestseller lists, covering the weeks ending May 27th and June 3rd.
Finally, Michelle and I discussed three supernatural shoujo series—Natsume’s Book of Friends, La Corda d’Oro, and Jiu Jiu in last week’s Off the Shelf: Communicable Crankiness.
From The Manga Critic:
Kate reviewed two Vertical titles this week—volume two of The Flowers of Evil and the single volume josei manga Sakuran. She also shared details on VIZ’s new android app.
From A Case Suitable for Treatment:
Sean checked out volume three of Hetalia Axis Powers from the semi-revived Tokyopop and Olympos from Yen Press, and shared his thoughts on this week’s upcoming manga.
Brigid shared some links, including news about the upcoming Sailor Moon anime, before heading off to San Diego. Kate tends the store in Brigid’s absence.
Brigid talked about manga with a reporter at The Boston Globe, and Sara K. shared some insights on learning to read Chinese (recommendation: comics!) at Hacking Chinese.