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July 20, 2010

Over at Robot 6, J.K. Parkin lists “Six announcements [they’d] love to hear in San Diego this week.” I can’t pass up a chance to mention some of my most-wished-for manga.

Princess Knight, written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka. Is there anyone who doesn’t want to see this book published in English?

Jirilove, written and illustrated by Utaguwa: I’ve read some really good Japanese comics about or featuring gay characters, but I don’t think I’ve ever read one by a gay person about being gay. Updated: Wait, I have read a comic like that: Rica ‘tte Kanji!? written and illustrated by Rica Takashima. It’s wonderful. You should go read it right now.

Speaking of good comics about gay people, I’d love to read some of Natsume Ono’s yaoi work, created under the name “Basso.”

Nasu, written and illustrated by Iou Kuroda: Isn’t it well past time we got more comics by Kuroda in translation?

Vinland Saga, written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura: I could ask the same question about the creator who gave us Planetes.

What Did You Eat Yesterday? written and illustrated by Fumi Yoshinaga: It’s Yoshinaga manga about gay foodies. Do I need to expound any further?

What books are on your wish list?

Update: Erica Friedman crafts a yuri-centric list over at Okazu.