Bento Bako Weekly: Bleach volumes 44-45

Title: Bleach Author: Tite Kubo Publisher: Viz Media (Shonen Jump) Volume: Volumes 44-45 (ongoing), $9.99 each Vintage: 2010 by Shueisha, August 2012 by Viz Media Genre: Action, fantasy, supernatural [Volumes 42-43 review.] Bef...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Bonus: Black Butler 3 & Bamboo Blade 1

Today we’re going to look at two titles from Yen Press. The newest volume of Black Butler and the first volume of Bamboo Blade, $10.99 each. Title: Black Butler Author: Yana Toboso Volume: Volume 3 (ongoing) Vintage: 2007...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Ultimo volume 6

Karakuridoji Ultimo volume 6 Publisher: Viz Media Story and Art: Hiroyuki Takei Original Concept: Stan Lee Inker: Daigo Painter: Bob [Editor’s note: Drew is stepping in for me today, as I was busy attending Star Wars Fan...
by Drew
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Bento Bako Lite: Bleach Official Character Book 2: Masked

Title: Bleach Official Character Book 2: Masked Author: Tite Kubo Publisher: Viz Media (Shonen Jump) Volume: Volume 2 (in that it’s the second character book; otherwise it’s sort of a one-shot), $14.99 Vintage: 2010...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Butterflies, Flowers vol 6

Title: Butterflies, Flowers Author: Yuki Yoshihara Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 6 (of 8), $9.99 Vintage: 2006 by Shogakukan in Japan, March 1, 2011 by Viz Media Genre: Romance, comedy, office romance [The la...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: House of Five Leaves 3, 20th Century Boys 14

Ah, two of my favorite titles today! Join me as I relish in the relaxing and pleasing House of Five Leaves, and the continually exciting 20th Century Boys. Both titles recently received well deserved 2011 Eisner nominations, 20...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Tropic of the Sea

Title: Tropic of the Sea Author: Satoshi Kon Publisher: Vertical Inc. Genre: Fantasy Vintage: 2011 by Kodansha (originally 1990), September 2013 by Vertical Satoshi Kon is best known for his animation work, with Millennium Actr...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Bonus: DMG Short Takes pt. 1

Last year, manga publisher Digital Manga Publishing launched the Digital Manga Guild, a project that would pull talent from around the world to publish a plethora of manga digitally through emanga.com. Anyone interested in join...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Bonus: Gunslinger Girl vol 1 Omnibus

Title: Gunslinger Girl Author: Yu Aida Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment Volume: Volume 1 (omnibus edition, containing volumes 1-3), $15.99 Vintage: 2002-2004 by ASCII Media Works in Japan, February 2011 (out now) by Seven Se...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Maid-sama volume 1 OB

Title: Maid-sama! Author: Hiro Fujiwara Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 1 omnibus (volumes 1-2), $14.99 Vintage: 2006-07 by Hakusensha, August 2015 by Viz Media Genre: Romantic comedy Misaki Ayuzawa attends a r...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Bonus: Café Latte Rhapsody, Honey Colored Pancakes

We’ll be looking at two adorable yaoi titles today, one from last year, and the other from about a month or two ago. Both of these yaoi titles from Digital Manga are as sugary sweet as their titles imply. Toko Kawai has a...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Lite: Genkaku Picasso vol. 1

Title: Genkaku Picasso Author: Usamaru  Furuya Publisher: Viz Media (Shonen Jump) Volume: Volume 1 (of 3), $9.99 Vintage: 2008 by Shueisha in Japan, November 2010 by Viz Media Genre: Drama, art, psychological What would you do...
by Kristin
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