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This Week At Manga Village ** 8/6/08

We’ve made a few changes at Manga Village.  First and foremost, it that you can now enjoy manga and comics reviews M-F!  You will find a new review every day.  And don’t just check the manga.  John’s been busy with some comics reviews.  So check them out while they’re hot!

This weeks starts out with Charles Tan finishing the horror title Gyo Volume 2 from Viz.  I bring some rockin’ Pirate action with One Piece Volume 18 from Viz.  John Thomas is in a daze with Ghost Talker’s Daydream Volume 1 from Dark Horse.  Dan Polley has a seasonal review of Shiki Tsukai Volume 3 from Del Rey.

Over in our columns section, we have our usual picks for the week.  Come see where our money goes.  And then there’s a new monthly feature that we’re calling Manga of the Month.  At the beginning of the month, we will vote on our favorite titles from the top scores of the previous month.  Check out our best of the best!  Then head on over to Good Comics For Kids and check out my picks for week.  It’s an all manga edition, so be there or be square!

This Week at Manga Village ** Forenight Edition

It’s a double dose of Manga Village reviews this week, since i was so busy with SDCC (and recovering from) that I forgot to post them last week!  SDCC was fun, except for the crowds, which don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.   Some things are still worth fighting the crowds for though.

On to reviews!  Dan Polley gets things started with Kasumi Volume 1 from Del Rey.  John Thomas has some Me and the Devil Blues Volume 1also from Del Rey, and then runs into a Tokyo Zombie from Last Gasp.  Charles Tan checks out Puri Puri Volume 5 from DR Masters and runs for Eyeshield 21 Volume 5 from Viz.  I finally review Nana Volume 10 and 11 from Viz.

We still managed to get our picks in as well, for manga coming out 7/23/08 and 7/30/08.  Not that there was much to pick from.  I guess publishers knew no one would want to spend any money before SDCC, and would have none left after.  And if you think the manga lists are paltry, wait until you see the All Ages Comcs lists for 7/23/08 and 7/30/08.  I still managed to find some picks, but man, was it hard!  Check them out at Good Comics for Kids.

This Week at Manga Village ** 7/16/08

The denizens of our village have harvested another batch of manga reviews for your enjoyment.  Have a seat at the Inn, order some saki.  Charles Tan brings Hayate Combat Butler Volume 7 from Viz to serve you.  Dan Polley gets a cut above with Pumpkin Scissior Volume 3 from Del Rey.  John Thomas may be a little unstable with Kujibiki Unbalance Volume 1 from Del Rey.  And I don’t mind bareing my neck for Vampire Hunter D Volume 1 from Digital Manga Publishing.

Then check the menu for our weekly picks.  You might be surprised by what we choose!  And if that still isn’t enough for you, head on over to Good Comics for Kids, to see my latest picks for All Ages Comics, and Sabrina has her picks of Web comics.  There’s lots of good stuff, so check it out!

This Week at Manga Village ** 7/9/08

We’ve been hard at work at Manga Village, bringing you another great round of reviews.  Dan Polley masters the creepy-crawlies with Mushishi Volume 4 from Del Rey.  Charles Tan is spiking Eyeshield 21Volume 4 from Viz Media.  John Thomas checks out some stomach turning sci-fi with Gantz Volume 1 from Dark Horse.  And I’ve got some historical shojo with Kaze Hikaru Volume 9 from Viz Media.

We’ve also got our weekly picks up in the columns section, as well as a special announcement in Manga Village News.  Webcomic creators should take special notice!  And for the kids, there’s a new All Ages Comics list for this week up at Good Comics for Kids.  So start making with the clickee!

This Week at Manga Village ** 7/3/08

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I know, I’m late again.  But holidays will do that.  Anyway, despite my slowness, the rest of the gang got their reviews up on time!  John Thomas didn’t fall to pieces and got his review of Dororo Volume 2 from Vertical out on time.  I take a walk down memory lane with High School Girls Volume 9 from DR Masters.  And Charles Tan hefts a Claymore Volume 12 for some monster fighting action from Viz.

Then, we’ve got our weekly picks up, giving you a checklist of what to by for your summer reading.  And over at Good Comics For Kids, I’ve got my latest picks for All Ages.

This Week at Manga Village ** 6/25/08

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It’s time for another update from the Village Centre and see what’s up at Manga Village.  Our reviews start off with Dan Polley cleaning up his act with The Reformed from Del Rey.  John Thomas checks out a one shot from the creator of Blade of the Immortal with Ohikkoshi from Dark Horse.  Charles Tan is running back to sports with Eyeshield 21 Volume 3 from Viz.  And, I get a late night snack from Viz’s Yumekui Kenbun: Nightmare Inspector Volume 2.  Then John has a comics craving to fill and brings us a review of the graphic novel Mouse Guard: Fall 1152.

Over in our columns, we give our picks for the week from the new releases.   And just because you can’t get enough of John, check out the interview he did for the podcast Anime Today #69, and find out what makes our John tick!

Are you tired of waiting for me to post this?  What to get your Manga Village fix as soon as it happens?  The check out our new RSS feeds!  You can get one for the Latest Reviews and Latest Columns.  Get your news the way it was meant to be; fresh!

And don’t forget to check out the Good Comics for Kids blog, where you’ll not only find my All Ages Comics list for the week, but also a review of Luz, Girl of the Knowing web comic and a preview of CrumbSnatchers.

This Week at Manga Village ** 6/18/08

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Everyone’s back for this week’s reviews and picks! Charles Tan start off, and he has seen the light and is Reborn! Volume 3 from Viz. Dan Polley gets down with a little Yozukura Quartet Volume 2 from Del Rey. I got a Love*Com Volume 6 from Viz, while John loses it with MPD-Psycho Volume 5 from Dark Horse.

We’ve got our picks for the week, and I’ve written an article on the Tokyopop situation (I know, not another one). But I did this more in a Mythbusting vein than just trying to rehash old news. And don’t forget to check out the Good Comics for Kids Blog and my new releases list for all ages comics this week.

This Week at Manga Village ** 6/11/08

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It’s a goth week at Manga Village this week, where dark side is reigning supreme (mostly). Let’s get the little ray of sunshine out of the way, with Suzuka Volume 8 from Del Rey Manga by Dan Polley. Then John Thomas starts us done the dark path with Blood+ Volume 2 from Dark Horse. I finish up the gothic horror/suspense series with the last volume of Godchild Volume 8 from Viz. Then Charles Tan takes us on a final tour of the Museum of Terror Volume 3 from Dark Horse.

Over on our columns, we have our picks for the week to lighten your wallet in Manga Village Picks ‘n Mix.

And don’t forget to check out Good Comics for Kids, where I have the weekly comics list and picks for all ages, and Katherine Dacey of Pop Culture Shock has a review of the Dark Horse series Dayan.

This Week at Manga Village ** 6/4/08

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This week manga celebrates six months of manga news, views and reviews! I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed! I hope everyone has found our reviews useful and enjoyable to read. It’s a smaller celebration this week. We start this week with John Thomas’s review of Haridama: Magic Cram School from Del Rey. Rather appropriate as it’s the end of the school year, and lots of students are probably cramming. Charles Tan then gives us a look at Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volume 6 from Dark Horse. Then I let the dogs out with Inubaka Volume 8 from Viz. They were barking up a storm anyway.

Over in the columns, we’ve got our weekly picks. It’s shojo week with all the Viz titles as well as a few sprinkled around the other publishers. Come check out if we recommend any.

This Week at Manga Village ** 5/29/08

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Well, it’s been a tough week at the Manga Village, but still, we persevere! First, Memorial Day greeted us with the site being hacked, but it’s all patched up now, with practically no damage. But then, yours truly went and caught a nasty flu bug. Trust me, don’t want this! So, things are a little late, but still up before the end of the week!

The week starts out with Enchanter Volume 1 from Digital Manga Publishing? Was I spellbound by it?  Check out the review to find out! Revisit the Museum of Terror Volume 2 from Dark Horse with Charles Tan. Dan Polley’s on vacation this week, and John Thomas had a bout with real life, but they’ll both be back next week. There’s also our weekly picks. It’s an eclectic selection as always.

Over at Good Comics for Kids, I’ve got the newest All Ages Comics list up. Sabrina Fritz has a review of many of the All Ages comics that were available on Free Comic Book Day. Come check out what she found, and the other reviews that are up!

This Week at Manga Village ** 5/21/08

Come Visit Manga Village!There’s been some freaky weather here in Southern California this week, but nothing can stop the Manga Village crew from their appointed round of reviews! Charles Tan starts us off by teaching us Death Note: How to Read Volume 13 from Viz. Dan Polley’s gonna Gacha Gacha Next Revolution Volume 6 from Del Rey. I fly in with Fairy Cube Volume 1 from Viz. John Thomas searches the rainbow for the Color of Rage from Dark Horse.

We make our weekly picks, of course, from a list that isn’t so wallet-busting, but still has some must haves. Check it out for some Memorial Day reading. (Day off! Whoo Hoo!!!)

And for the kids, check out the All Ages Comics list at the Good Comics for Kids blog, as well as the reviews and links posted by my fellow bloggers.

This Week at Manga Village ** 5/14/08

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It’s an (almost) all animals edition this week at Manga Village. Charles Tan starts off by sending creepy fish with spiny legs to haunt your dreams with Gyo Volume 1 from Viz. Dan Polley sets off on Toto! The Wonderful Adventure Volume 1 from Del Rey.  And just to be odd man out, I have Muhyo and Roji’s Burea of Supernatural Investigation Volume 3 from Viz.

Then we do our Weekly Picks, which runs the gambit of card games, girls dressed as guys, vampires, bread making, and soul hunting. Come check out our choices.

And for the kids, the All Ages comics list is up at Good Comics for Kids. Come find some reading material for the coming summer vacation.