Bento Bako Weekly: Dreamland Japan

Title: Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga (Collector’s Edition) Author: Frederik L. Schodt Publisher: Stone Bridge Press Price: $29.95 (HC, 375 pages) Vintage: Originally published in 1996, current version in June ...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Meteor Prince volume 1

Title: Meteor Prince Author: Meca Tanaka Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 1, $9.99 Vintage: 2013 by Hakusensha, January 2015 by Viz Genre: Romantic comedy And I’m back! This time with a new manga from Viz ...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Mostly Manga Gift Guide 2011

It’s December, and December is the time for wish lists and gift guides. I wasn’t planning on putting something together this year, but one evening I started typing up about one thing, and more just kept coming. It&#...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Bonus: Vampire Knight volume 14

Title: Vampire Knight Author: Matsuri Hino Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 14 (ongoing), $9.99 Vintage: 2011 by Hakusensha, July 2012 by Viz Media Genre: Vampires, romance, drama As volume 14 opens, Yuki is sti...
by Kristin
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Manga Moveable Feast: Foodie Yoshinaga

Greetings Bento Bako readers! You’ll notice that I’m doing things a little differently today. Welcome to August’s Manga Moveable Feast! (For a list of previous Manga Moveable Feasts, please see the archive pag...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Jormungand 8, 20th Century Boys 19

Title: Jormungand Author: Keitaro Takahashi Publisher: Viz Media (Viz Signature) Volume: Volume 8 (of 11), $12.99 Vintage: 2010 by Shogakukan, January 2012 by Viz Media Genre: Action, adventure [Previous Jormungand reviews.] Ka...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Rosario+Vampire S2 vols 6, 8

Title: Rosario + Vampire Season II Author: Akihisa Ikeda Publisher: Viz Media (Shonen JumpAdvanced) Volume: Volumes 6 and 8 (ongoing), $9.99 Vintage: 2010 by Shueisha in Japan, October 2011 and April 2012 by Viz Media Genre: Ro...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Lite: Bleach vol. 31

Title: Bleach Author: Tite Kubo Publisher: Viz Media Volume: Volume 31: Don’t Kill My Volupture (ongoing, contains chapters 270-278), $9.99 Vintage: December 2007 by Shueisha in Japan, June 1, 2010 by Viz Genre: Your basi...
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 Weekly: Black Bird 13 & Kimi ni Todoke 14

Title: Black Bird Author: Kanoko Sakurakouji Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 13 (ongoing), $9.99 Vintage: 2011 by Shogakukan, March 2012 by Viz Media Genre: Romance, supernatural [Volume 12 review.] Hoki has fi...
by Kristin
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Manga Moveable Feast: Yoshinaga Favorites

Welcome to Day 5 of the Manga Moveable Feast celebrating Fumi Yoshinaga! Today I’m going to highlight some favorite picks. I’m completely unable to separate out favorite titles by Yoshinaga, so instead I’m goi...
by Kristin
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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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