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Bento Bako Weekly: In Clothes Called Fat

Title: In Clothes Called Fat Author: Moyoco Anno Publisher: Vertical Inc. Volume: One-shot, $16.95 Vintage: 2002 by Shodensha, 2014 by Vertical Genre: Drama, josei Just a note here: this book is about a woman struggling with bo...
by Kristin
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Anime Fest 2014: Part 1: The Con

Another Anime Fest has come and gone. What’s that? Did you miss it? Well, it did change dates this year. For years the convention has been held over Labor Day weekend, but this year it was moved to mid-August, the 15-18. ...
by Kristin
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GHI: Twindom Printed Figures

You may have seen them at a local convention. A booth set up to take a 3D scan of cosplayers, to be later printed out as a detailed figurine. One of these companies, Twindom, makes the rounds in California and Texas, and was pr...
by Kristin
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DCC Fan Appreciation Day: Cosplay

On August 9, 2014, Dallas Comic Con hosted a free event at the Irving Convention Center called Fan Appreciation Day. A handful of local guests attended (including actor Peter Mayhew, screen writer Tim McCanlies, voice actor Mi...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Midnight Secretary volume 7

Title: Midnight Secretary Author: Tomu Ohmi Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 7 (final), $9.99 Vintage: 2009 by Shogakukan, September 2014 by Viz Media Genre: Romance, supernatural [Volumes 4-6 review.] [Editor's...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Spell of Desire volume 1

Title: Spell of Desire Author: Tomu Ohmi (Midnight Secretary) Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 1 (of 5), $9.99 Vintage: 2012 by Shogakukan, August 2014 by Viz Media Genre: Romance, supernatural (witches, magic) ...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Terra Formars volume 1

Title: Terra Formars Author: Yu Sasuga (story), Ken-ichi Tachibana (art) Publisher: Viz Media (Viz Signature) Volume: Volume 1, $12.99 Vintage: 2011 by Shueisha, July 2014 by Viz Media Genre: Science fiction, horror Originally ...
by Kristin
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Kickstarter Spotlight: Stillborn: The First Zombie

Meet Stillborn, the original undead, exposed to a disease in 1933, and still alive and kicking to this day. Phillip Kopp has been going to conventions and working with comic shops to sell his series, but now he wants to sell di...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Les Miserables (Manga Classics)

Title: Les Miserables Author: Adapted by Crystal Silvermoon and Stacy King; art by SunNeko Lee; original story by Victor Hugo Volume: One-shot omnibus, $19.99 (paperback; also available in hardcover) Publisher: Udon Entertainme...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Monster volume 1 (Perfect Edition)

Title: Monster Author: Naoki Urasawa Publisher: Viz Media (Viz Signature) Volume: Volume 1, Perfect Edition (2-in-1), $19.99 Vintage: July 2014 Genre: Mystery, horror, psychological thriller Dr. Tenma has it all. He’s a s...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Midnight Secretary volumes 4-6

Title: Midnight Secretary Author: Tomu Ohmi Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volumes 4-6 Vintage: 2008-2009 by Shogakukan, 2014 by Viz Media Genre: Romance, vampires [Previous volume reviews.] [Also a warning for some ...
by Kristin
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Bento Bako Weekly: Millennium Snow volume 3

Title: Millennium Snow Author: Bisco Hatori Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat) Volume: Volume 3 (of 4), $9.99 Vintage: 2013 by Hakusensha, June 2014 by Viz Genre: Romantic comedy, supernatural Millennium Snow is back! And itR...
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