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Manga: The Complete Guide, by Jason Thompson. Del Rey. $19.95. 592 pages. A-. Dear Mr. Thompson, I can’t even imagine the effort it took to put this book together. I heard that you read one to two manga series a day, and upwards of 900 of them total to ... more >
Dear Readers, Here are some suggestions for slightly spooky romantic manga for Halloween. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino: I enjoy this one even though in many ways it’s a very typical shoujo (girls) romance series. The very polished artwork raises it a notch above many series, and there’s something about ... more >
DC Comics is looking to cash in on the Manga furor in one way or another. Last week saw the release of DC Comics manga for girls and now comes the announcement that it has invested heavily in Flex Comics. Flex Comics will be managed by DC Comics Japan and ... more >
In an effort to capture the interest, and pocketbooks, of girl readers, DC Comics launched a new manga series last month which is designed to appeal to girls. MINX debuted with series like the Plain Janes, surburban outcasts who form a secret art gang; Re-Gifters, a girl falls for a ... more >
Cipher by Narita Minako. Published by CMX. Retail $9.99. Rating: Teen (some heavy issues, but little to no sex or violence; I’d say high school age personally). 7/12 volumes released in English, complete in Japan. Dear CMX, I think you are my favorite shoujo manga publisher. I’ve only tried a ... more >