Linkfest: It’s Naruto’s world, we only live in it
Librarians, start your budgets: This morning’s big news is that Viz is once again going to publish Naruto on an accelerated schedule, with 11 volumes due out between February and April 2009. The anime is going to be pushed even harder, with a subtitled version streaming for paid subscribers on Crunchyroll about an hour after airing in Japan; the same episodes will go up for free on several sites a week later. Viz released 12 volumes of Naruto in three months in the fall and winter of 2007, and the results were great—for Viz: Sales of individual volumes of Naruto stayed high, but the more marginal series from other publishers suffered.
Anime News Network interviews Audra Furuichi and Scott Yoshinaga, the creators of the super-cute manga-style webcomic nemu-nemu. This
Comic Book Resources has a preview up of vol. 2 of Castle Waiting.
I believe that Barack Obama is our first president who reads Spider-Man, or at least the first to admit to it. Newsarama lists some lessons they hope he has learned from Spidey.
Robert Greenberger on The Baby-Sitters Club #4 (ComicMix)
Tangognat on vols. 1, 3, and 4 of Forbidden Dance (Tangognat)
Oyceter on Good As Lily (Sakura of DOOM)
J.L. Bell on Laika at Oz and Ends.
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Kuriousity)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Mo and Jo, Jack and the Box, and Stinky (Comics Worth Reading)
Edward Zacharias on vol. 31 of Naruto (Animanga Nation)
Don MacPherson on Token (Eye on Comics)
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About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. 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 Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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