Happy New Year, Manga Bookshelf readers and friends! Thank you so much for being here with us and giving us so much encouragement and support over the past year. Since many of us are just returning to our regular daily lives after the holidays, here’s a quick rundown of everything that happened here at Manga Bookshelf over the last week!
The “Best of” lists have begun! Sean, Michelle, Anna, and I each made a Pick of the Year and I posted the first two installments of my three-part series here at Manga Bookshelf:
MJ’s Best Manga of 2012, Part 1 (“Best New Print Manga” & “Best New Digital-Only Manga”)
MJ’s Best Manga of 2012, Part 2 (“Best Continuing Manga” & “Best Concluding Manga”)
Look for Part 3 sometime over the next week!
I also posted a holiday edition of My Week in Manga, featuring all the manga I found under the tree this year.
At the Manga Bookshelf forums, reader Gerichan and I discussed all four current volumes of Odagiri Hotaru’s The Betrayal Knows My Name. Our holiday book club schedule ran through the week, but please feel free to chime in anytime and continue the discussion! Also in the forums, I asked “What’s your most anticipated manga of 2013?” and Matt Blind wants to know about your 2013 Manga Resolutions!
Sean posted a slew of reviews last week, including: Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something, Blood Lad, Vol. 1, Higurashi When They Cry, Vol. 20, and Nisekoi, Vol. 1. Meanwhile, the Battle Robot collaborated on two new batches of Bookshelf Briefs (12/24/12 & 12/31/12). We also checked out this week’s new print manga and the next two weeks’ worth of offerings from JManga.
And finally, writing from Taiwan, Sara K. shared two new installments of her column “It Came from the Sinosphere,” first on Lai An’s manhua series Angel Hair and then on the Taiwanese idol drama Full Count.
More to come as we dig into the New Year! I hope you’ll join us!