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Brigid Alverson has been reading comics since she was four years old. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of a small city. She writes about manga at her site MangaBlog and about all sorts of comics for Robot 6, Comic Book Resources, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal, where she also serves as editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog. Brigid is married to a physicist who was part of the team that found the Higgs boson, and has two daughters who are in college. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

Our Booksellers’ Favorite New Manga Releases in November

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Our Booksellers’ Favorite New Manga Releases in November

It’s deja vu all over again this month, as the November selection of new manga releases includes plenty of spinoffs and homages, plus new volumes in...
The Best New Manga of October 2019

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The Best New Manga of October 2019

Halloween is nearly here, and the manga publishers have responded in kind, breaking out with some scary stories, including a new edition of the horror...
Spotlight on Kodansha Comics: 10 Lesser-Known Manga Series We Love

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Spotlight on Kodansha Comics: 10 Lesser-Known Manga Series We Love

Kodansha is the largest manga publisher in Japan, which means its American arm, Kodansha Comics, has a huge library to choose from when it comes time to...
Best New Manga of September 2019

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Best New Manga of September 2019

Summer is over, and the manga publishers are kicking off autumn with both seriously high quality manga and unashamedly lowbrow escapist reading. Whether...
The Best New Manga of August 2019

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The Best New Manga of August 2019

August is the laziest month, as summer heats up and then starts to wind down. Labor Day is just around the corner, but first, we’ve got a month’s worth...
Manga Classics: The Boys Know What Girls Like at Ouran High School Host Club

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Manga Classics: The Boys Know What Girls Like at Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club is a manga lover’s manga. The whole premise is over the top; it’s filled with beautiful, willowy men; and it pokes fun at...
Find Your New Favorite Manga: 12 Series to Pick Up During Our B2G1 Free Viz Sale

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Find Your New Favorite Manga: 12 Series to Pick Up During Our B2G1 Free Viz Sale

Viz is the largest publisher of manga in North America, and with not one but two Japanese publishers as parent companies, it has a huge inventory of manga...
The Best New Manga of July 2019

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The Best New Manga of July 2019

July brings a bumper crop of new manga, from classics to comfortingly familiar genre stories. With helpful skeletons, angsty vampires, vengeful yakuza,...
An Introduction to the  Neon Genesis Evangelion Manga

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An Introduction to the Neon Genesis Evangelion Manga

Neon Genesis Evangelion is back—and for a lot of people, it’s here for the first time. The show begins streaming on Netflix on June 21, making it...
A disturbing panel from Junji Ito's Cat Story

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The Horror of an Uncertain Future: An Interview with Revered Manga-ka Junji Ito

In 1987, Junji Ito submitted a story to a contest run by the manga magazine Gekkan Halloween. The panel of judges, which included horror manga creator...
Best New Manga of June 2019

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Best New Manga of June 2019

Turn that cliché upside down! This month offers up a stack of genre-bending manga: it’s school culture festival time in My Hero Academia, and that cues...
The Best New Manga of May 2019

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The Best New Manga of May 2019

What manga are you in the mood for this month? A subversive fairytale romance? An isekai manga about a hapless guy trapped in a game with two beautiful,...

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