Another week, and another round of reviews. What have we got? John Thomas teaches us Death Note: How to Read Vol 13 from Viz. Then Lissa Pattillo satisfys that BL desire by casting a Crimson Spell Vol 1 from Kitty Media. I blast off for one last trip to Andromeda Stories Vol 3, for the end of this sci-fi classic from Vertical, Inc. Dan Polly also takes a trip, this time to Miki Falls: Winter Vol 4 for the conclusion of the teen romance from Harper Collins Publishers. Charles Tan gets a part time job with Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol 1 from Dark Horse.
Then, we make our weekly picks from this week’s manga. It’s a smaller list, but the distribution between publishers is more even. There are still some good books coming out, including two novels translated by our reviewer John Thomas! So come get your read on with us!
This week at Manga Village, we’ve got another batch of reviews for you. John Thomas is getting small with is review of Minima Volume 1 from Del Rey. Things aren’t looking so divine to Dan Polley with his review of My Heavenly Hockey Club Volume 3 also from Del Rey. Charles Tan, on the other hand, kicks it with Eyeshield 21 Volume 2 from Viz. I’d like to flip mine off though, with Volume 1 of Switch from Viz. Don’t “hulk out” until you read the review of it though.
We’ve also got our picks from the new releases this month. There’s shojo, shonen, a touch of seinen with a sprinkle of old school, and a side order of BL, so come check them out!
This week we’re cooking up the sweets at Manga Village! Dan Polley is serving up some shojo with Kitchen Princess Vol. 5 from Del Rey Manga. Charles Tan is ready with a cure if you eat too much with Death Note Vol. 2 from Viz. Or you can hit the streets to work off some of that good eating with John Thomas and his review of Tekkon Kinkrete from Viz. Pass the time running with some Andromeda Stories Vol 2 from Vertical by me.
Then, check out our latest picks from the manga coming out this week. As usual, we have an all-you-can-eat buffet of picks to satisfy your manga hunger.
Horror, fantasy, ninjas, cars and some BL are all waiting for you at the Manga Village! This week, Charles Tan gives his take on Uzumaki Vol 1 from Viz. Dan Polley, another new addition (Yay!) brings the tale of ninjas in love with Tail of the Moon Vol 8 from Viz. Lissa Pattillo has some sweet boy lovin’ with You and Harujion from June/DMP. Finally, it’s me with some magical land romping in Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden vol 6 from Viz.
Over in our columns, John Thomas throws his hat into the debate and asks “What is Manga?” Check it out, and then tell us what you think in the comments section. We love to get comments. Then we give our Weekly Picks in Pick ‘n’ Mix, and a little news in our new News column.
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The latest round of reviews are up at Manga Village. As well as our usual reviewers, we’d like to welcome a new addition: Michael Aronson. He’ll be contribution articles as well as reviews.
Our reviews this week cover the spectrum of manga. We start off with some BL, Poison Cherry Drive from Kitty Media reviewed by Lissa Pattillo. Michael Aronson looks at The Astro Boy Essays from Stonebridge Press. John Thomas goes for the odd jobs with Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol. 1 from Dark Horse. Charles Tan and I get into the swordplay with Ruruoni Kenshin (VIZBig Edition) Vol. 1 from Viz, and The Guin Saga: The Seven Magi Vol. 2 from Verticle.
Then, check out our weekly picks of the new releases coming out this week. Like our reviews, our picks cover the manga spectrum. Then, check out Manga in the Philippines, and see what it’s like to be a manga lover in the Philippines.
It’s time to check the results of another week at Manga Village! And in honor of Super Tuesday that just passed, we’ve got some reviews that fit political life. Charles Tan starts off with the classic political drama Eagle: The Making of an Asian-American President Book One from Viz. This is definitely worth a look in light of the current campaigns. If you can find it. Do some womanizing with Lissa Pattillo’s review of Ral Omega Grad Vol 1 from Viz, and then face the conseqences with Nana Vol 8 from Viz. reviewed by me. And finally, get rid of that pesky rival with a visit from Hell Girl Vol 1 from Del Rey reviewed by John Thomas. If you’re in politics, you know you’re going to Hell anyway….
Check out what we recommend to pick up this week in our Picks ‘n’ Mix column.
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