Bento Bako Lite: Natsume’s Book of Friends volume 12

Title: Natsume’s Book of Friends Author: Yuki Midorikawa Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 12 (ongoing), $9.99 Vintage: 2011 by Hakusensha, July 2012 by Viz Media Genre: Supernatural [Previous Natsume’...
by Kristin
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BBL: Anime Fest 2012 Cosplay Skit Show

Greetings readers! And welcome back to another collection of Anime Fest 2012 photos. Please click the following links for previous coverage of this year’s con: Cherami Leigh interview; general convention review and photos...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Bonus: Color Bleach

Title: Bleach Official Bootleg: Color Bleach+ ($14.99) Author: Tite Kubo Publisher: Viz Media (Shonen Jump) Vintage: 2007 by Shueisha in Japan, August 2010 by Viz Media Genre: Fanbook, shonen, comedy, action Attention Bleach fa...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Lite: May 2011 Previews Manga Highlights

Welcome to May, manga fans! It’s been pretty rough lately, with the closing of Tokyopop’s US manga division, and layoffs at Dark Horse. The manga industry is struggling, but it’s not gone! And even while it st...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Bonus: Crimson Empire volume 1

Title: Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble Author: Quin Rose (story), Hazuki Futaba (art) Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment Volume: Volume 1 (ongoing), $13.99| Vintage: 2009 by Ichijinsha, April 2013 by Seven Seas ...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Bonus: House of Fives Leaves volume 7

Title: House of Five Leaves Author: Natsume Ono Publisher: Viz Media (Sig IKKI) Volume: Volume 7 (of 8), $12.99 Vintage: 2010 by Shogakukan, June 2012 by Viz Media Genre: Period drama [Volume 6 review.] Volume 7 continues to re...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Lite: Tenjo Tenge Full Contact Edition volume 5

Tenjo Tenge Full Contact Edition volume 5 Publisher: Viz Media Written and Drawn By: Oh! Great Tenjo Tenge Full Contact Edition volume 5 collects volumes 9 and 10 of the original single volumes into one collection, and presents...
by Drew
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Bento Bako Weekly: Phantom Dream

Title: Phantom Dream Author:Natsuki Takaya (Fruits Basket) Publisher:Tokyopop Volumes: Five total volumes; the final volume came out the last week of January, 2010.  The first volume is $9.99, all the others are $10.99. Vintag...
by Kristin
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From Friendly Ghosts To Gamma Rays: Korgi, Usagi Yojimbo, The Bug Zapper and Professor Layton!

We-have-a-ton-of-stuff-this-week. I write it like that to spell it out because we run the gamut of all-ages comics madness from tales without words to the world wide web this week! It’s so much I couldn’t even write...
by Drew
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Bento Bako Bonus: Wolf God vol. 1

Title: Wolf God (KamiinuxBlood) Author: Ai Tenkawa Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing (Doki Doki) Volume: Volume 1 (ongoing), $12.95 Vintage: 2007 by Shinshokan, July 2010 by DMP Genre: Fantasy, supernatural, romance (shoujo) ...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Black Rose Alice volume 1

Title: Black Rose Alice Author: Setona Mizushiro Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 1, $9.99 Vintage: 2008 by Akita Publishing, August 2014 by Viz Media Genre: Supernatural, romance, vampires, horror Vampire Knigh...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Lite: Naruto vol. 50 (Guest Post)

Hey gang, due to my irrational loathing of all things Naruto, I called in the cavalry on this one and asked a fellow manga blogger to cover Naruto vol. 50 for me. Any review I wrote would be heinously biased, so I asked someone...
by Kristin
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