Announcing the Manga Moveable Feast

Inspired by The Hooded Utilitarian’s roundtable on CLAMP’s xxxHoLic (Del Rey), a bunch of people who talk about manga on Twitter though it might be fun to do what Matt Blind suggested we call a “Manga Moveable Feast,” where a bunch of bloggers write about a single title over the course of a week. For the inauguration of this experiment, we’ve settled on Iou Kuroda’s Sexy Voice and Robo (Viz), and we’ve set it for the week of Feb. 8.

Here’s how it will work this time around: I’ll track all of the individual posts over the course of the week, posting daily updates on who’s written what. You can focus on a specific aspect of the title, write a general review, or simply repost a review you’ve already written. I’d also be happy to host pieces if the writer would prefer.

At the end of the week, we’ll set up a chat session at Manga Views for anyone who wants to discuss the book further to add a book-club aspect to the project. (We considered doing this on Twitter, but the character limit and scrolling seemed unfriendly to fostering a conversational quality.) We’ve tentatively selected Kaoru Mori’s Emma (CMX) for the second round, though we haven’t set a date and another blogger will host and ring-lead that effort.

So if you’re interested in participating, drop me an email at davidpwelsh at yahoo dot com, and we can work out all of the details.

16 Responses to Announcing the Manga Moveable Feast

  1. Judi says:

    I hope fans, not just reviewers, are invited. I’m very interested in this.

  2. davidpwelsh says:

    Absolutely! Drop me a line.

  3. […] are going to talk about Sexy Voice and Robo the week of Feb 8th. Find out all about it over at Manga Curmudgeon. […]

  4. Erica says:

    Fabulous, David! Thank heavens you have energy and ambition. :-)

    I’m in.

    Cheers,

    Erica

  5. […] an amazing, done-in-one manga about a teenage sleuth. Anyone is welcome to participate; visit David’s blog for the lowdown on how the club will work. The roundtable begins on February 8th, and will conclude with a live chat hosted at Manga Views […]

  6. […] several writers have decided to do a mass round table of reviews on manga titles.  Called the Manga Moveable Feast, bloggers will write about a previously chosen title all in the same week.  Then, a chat will be […]

  7. […] Sexy Voice and Robo. If you’re interested in participating, stop by David’s blog for full details. The first post will go up on Monday, February […]

  8. […] About the book Welcome to the first round of the Manga Moveable Feast, a week when a bunch of manga bloggers have decided to focus our attention on a particular book. […]

  9. […] is the first installment of the Manga Moveable Feast, and the book picked was Iou Kuroda’s unique manga about a teenage adventuress named Sexy […]

  10. […] and Robo is a multi-layered work that gives readers a lot to consider. I reviewed it as part of the Manga Moveable Feast, and can definitely see why it was chosen, since there are so many aspects one could talk about. […]

  11. […] at what point I found out it was based on a manga, it must have been from Hisui. In any case, this Manga Moveable Feast deal seemed like a good as time as any finally get around to reading this work involving an amateur […]

  12. […] at what point I found out it was based on a manga, it must have been from Hisui. In any case, this Manga Moveable Feast deal seemed like a good as time as any finally get around to reading this work involving an amateur […]

  13. […] can read David Welsh’s inaugural post about the Manga Moveable Feast, and Matt Blind did the first write up of the moveable feast concept. Similar Posts: Announcing […]

  14. […] and an overview of the series. Though I participated in the first two MMFs (the first was on Sexy Voice and Robo, the second on Emma), I’ve decided to sit this one out. I enjoyed volumes one and two of […]

  15. […] title (like a central theme, or a personal interpretation).  David, the Manga Curmudgeon, hosted the first MMF for Sexy Voice and Robo.  That was followed by Emma, Mushi-Shi, To Terra, and  The Color […]

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