This week’s Flipped offers a look at two different manga magazines — Viz’s Shojo Beat, now with added Honey and Clover, and Otaku USA.

8 Responses to Floppies

  1. Matt Brady says:

    It’s good to see someone else reading Shojo Beat. I’m loving both Honey and Clover and Sand Chronicles, and I’m interested in the new Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time. I’ve been reviewing each issue of the magazine as on my blog as they come out, so you can watch for that if you’re interested.

  2. davidpwelsh says:

    Thanks, Matt! I’d been meaning to add you to the blogroll, so this is a timely reminder.

    I’d sort of expected to really like Honey and Clover, which I think is really addictive, but Sand Chronicles was a really pleasant surprise. So depressing, but in a good, Fruits Basket-y sort of way.

  3. Matt Brady says:

    You know, I’ve heard how great Fruits Basket is for a really long time now, but I’ve never tried it. It’s one of the many manga series that I figure I’ll get to someday.

  4. Matt Brady says:

    Oh, and thanks for adding me to your blogroll. I just realized I hadn’t put you on mine! I’ve remedied that oversight.

  5. davidpwelsh says:

    Thanks, Matt!

    As for Fruits Basket, the first volume is just so-so, but it’s necessary set-up and it becomes more resonant in retrospect. It makes later gut-punches possible.

  6. Lilliandp says:

    Save trying out Fruits Basket for the upcomming TP Ultimate Editions that start this fall. 🙂 Two volumes in one! Woo!

  7. davidpwelsh says:

    Oh, good suggestion, Lillian. How could I have forgotten about those?

  8. Alica says:

    Does anyone know the ending to Sand Chronicles?

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