A quarterly roundup of manga news between October to December 2022
I have searched far and wide for exciting news, articles, and other stuff to share. This is the last roundup for the year! (Click here for Q1, here for Q2, and here for Q3.) Keep in mind that this is not supposed to be a comprehensive rundown of everything in the manga world but rather stuff that I find interesting and wish to discuss and share with you. In this roundup, I present you with news that (mostly) occurred between October to December of 2022.
(NOTE: My personal commentary, notes, and asides will be in brackets like this: [comment].)
Bookwalker has announced its top light novel and manga releases this year. Top manga titles include Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagataro, You Are My Princess, Love After World Domination, I Can't Believe I Slept With You, Horimiya, 5 Seconds Before a Witch Falls in Love, My Idol Sits the Next Desk Over!, and Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers. Top light novels include Ascendance of a Bookworm, Overlord, 86--Eighty-Six, In the Land of Leadale, Reborn as a Space Mercenary, and I'm in Love with the Villainess. Full list here.
More audiobook adaptations of light novels are coming our way! Yen Press announced three new series will receive the audiobook treatment, and they are Even If This Love Disappears Tonight (March 2023), Tezcatlipoca (April 2023), and Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! (June 2023). Check out the growing stable of Yen Press audiobooks, called Yen Audio, here.
Additionally, Cross Infinite World has announced audiobook adaptations for I'd Rather Have a Cat than a Harem! and Even Dogs Go to Other Worlds: Life in Another World with my Beloved Hound. Audiobooks can be purchased via Audible, Amazon, and ITunes. Details here.
Comikey has announced that 150+ new titles will be coming to its service.
In honor of Kevin Conroy's passing, DC Comics has made the entire DC Pride 2022 anthology free to read so fans can read his story "Finding Batman." Check it out here.
Between October and December, Kodansha released 7 new series, and they are Raised by the Demon Kings!, The Café Terrace and its Goddesses, Gamaran: Shura, Matcha Made in Heaven, The Food Diary of Miss Maid, The Shape-Shifting Witch's Kiss, and Beast #6. Kodansha has published 56 manga "digital-first" this year!
Subscription service Manga Planet has licensed 3 titles from Tosuisha and 6 titles from futurecomics. The three Tosuisha titles are Besupoji!, Sekai de Ichiban, Papa wa Idol!. The 6 futurecomics titles are Hatsujou suru Unmei ―Elite α no Risei ga Genkai, Amaete iiyo, Mitasu kara. ―Hone no H de Midasareru Yoru, Muchuu de Tsunagaru Gozen 4ji ―Oni-Joushi to Maiban Iku made Dekiai H!?, Ecchi na XX Moretemasu…! ―Cool na Douryou wa Do hentai deshita, Ijiwaru-Ouji wa Mechakucha ni Aishitai ―Giji-Shinkon de Ama-Ero choukyou-Seikatsu, Doukyo shitara, byo de Taberaremashita. ―Shuchaku-kei Osananajimi no Hageshime Ecchi. English names and release dates will be announced later.
[I'm personally interested in Rion Nanao's Hatsujo suru Unmei omegaverse manga.]
Subscription service and digital store Manga Plaza has revealed the top 10 bestsellers on its platform. The top 3 titles are Misadventures in First Love, Makeup with Mud, and The Managing Director's Ingeniously Sweet Plan. Other top manga include Me, My Husband & My Husband's Boyfriend, Plus-sized Misadventures in Love!, and Cinderella Plastic. Check out the full list here. [Looks like I'll have a lot to read if I ever give them a try...]
Starting January 2023, VIZ will raise the price of its app from $1.99 to $2.99 per month. Additionally, PayPal will no longer be accepted as a payment method. Full details here.
Denpa's BL imprint KUMA finally has a website! Upcoming BL titles include Happy Crappy Life, A Home Far Away, Happy of the End, and A Hero in the Demon's Castle. Stay up-to-date and learn more about these upcoming (and past) releases here.
Kodansha announced several new print announcements for 2023 at Anime NYC 2022. Highlights include How I Met My Soulmate, Nina the Starry Bride, She's My Knight, Vinland Saga Deluxe Edition, My Lovesick Life as a ’90s Otaku, My Ultramarine Sky, The Moon on a Rainy Night, and The Darwin Incident. Full list here.
Star Fruit Books announced that it will release H20 Image: The Story of Jura City and H20 Concept by Fujiwara Kamui in June 2023.
Seven Seas continued its Wonderful Wednesday announcements on Twitter. Highlights include The Dragon King’s Imperial Wrath: Falling in Love with the Bookish Princess of the Rat Clan, Shibanban: Super Cute Doggies, Last Game, Amongst Us, A Stepmother’s Märchen, The Knight Captain is the New Princess-to-Be, Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout, Homonculous, and two danmei novels by Meatbun: Remnants of Filth: Yuwu and Case File Compendium: Bing An Ben. You can check out all of Seven Seas recent licenses here.
Tokyopop announced 15 new manga titles for 2023. Highlights include Snow Fairy, Sengoku Yuko, My Coworker has a Secret, My Dear Agent, At 30, I Realized I Had No Gender: Life Lessons From a 50-Year-Old After Two Decades of Self-Discovery, and Why I Adopted My Husband: The true story of a gay couple seeking legal recognition in Japan.
Yen Press announced several new titles coming our way in 2023 at Anime NYC 2022. Highlights include A Business Proposal (manwha), Maiden of the Needle (light novel), Me and My Beast Boss, Manner of Death, and How to Win Her Heart on the Nth Try (light novel). Full list here.
In more news, Yen Press struck a print partnership deal with J-Novel Club. The company will print three once digital exclusive titles under the new J-Novel Club imprint, and they are Hell Mode (light novel), My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me!, and The Misfit of Demon King Academy (light novel).
Finally, VIZ announced several new titles for 2023 via Twitter. Highlights include Until I Love Myself: The Journey of a Nonbinary Manga Artist, Akane-banashi, Like a Butterfly, Wolf Girl and Black Prince, and Dark Gathering. More info here.
In November, Japanese entertainment company Kadokawa acquired the Canadian-based "most trusted anime news source" Anime News Network.
In more merger news, a federal judge blocked Penguin Random House's purchase of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, in agreement with the Justice Department. The OASG maps out the timeline of events that have led to this final decision and what it means for the rest of us. Read the article here.
The Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This manga is awesome!) rankings have been announced. The Summer Hikaru Died is the top manga for male readers, and A Witch’s Life in Mongol (unlicensed as of this post) is the top manga for female readers. Other top manga include Goodbye Eri, One Piece, You and I Are Polar Opposites, Tamon-kun Ima Docchi!?, Onnanoko ga Iru Basho wa, and Umi ga Hashiru End Roll. Top 10 list here.
Likewise, the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This light novel is awesome!) rankings have been announced. Classroom of the Elite tops the Bunko (paperback) category. More details here.
President and co-founder Shawne Kleckner has left RightStuf Anime after 35 years.
In November, Tappytoon hit a big milestone. The platform surpassed 7 million registered members, with the US representing 78.6% (approximately 5.5 million members) of its readership, and the platform exceeded 380 million views globally on its internet platform and mobile app. The Korean webtoon and web novel content platform attributes its growth to several factors such as young female readers and mobile devices. Read the press release to learn more.
News: In Memoriam
We lost a lot of creatives and artists this year. Cartoon Brew remembers the animation figures who died in 2022. Those who passed include Jules Bass (co-founder of Rankin/Bass Productions), Kevin Conroy (voice of Batman), Gilbert Gottfried (actor/comedian; voice of Iago from Disney's Aladdin and many other cartoon characters), Shinichiro Kobayashi (art director of Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, Berserk), Manabu Ohashi (animator and director of Cloud), Jan Rabson (voice actor for Akira, Leisure Suit Larry, and Pixar films), and Peter Robbins (original voice of Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown). Check out the full list here.
Likewise, Anime News Network remembers the people who left us in 2022. Those who passed include Abe Shinzo (Former Japanese Prime Minister), Pat Carroll (actress; My Neighbor Totoro, The Little Mermaid), Mia Ikumi (mangaka of Tokyo Mew Mew and Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode), William Frederick Knight (voice actor; Ghost in the Shell, Yashahime, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean), and Kevin Lillard (photographer; Animerica, Newtype USA). Check out the full list here.
In more news, Yu-Gi-Oh! mangaka Kazuki Takahashi has died a hero according to the Coast Guard. The mangaka died trying to aid a U.S. Army officer in saving three people who were caught in a riptide at Mermaid's Grotto in Onna, Okinawa. Anime News Network has the updated story.
Mangaka Hilnama, who shared her struggles through the autobiography manga I'm a Terminal Cancer Patient, but I'm Fine, has passed away after her fight with colon cancer. Seven Seas, who publishes the story in English, pays tribute via Twitter.
Singer and "Emperor of Anime Songs" Ichiro Mizuki passed away from lung cancer. He was 74. @KinekoVideo shares him performing the Captain Harlock 1977 opening in tribute.
Jason David Frank, aka the Green Ranger Tommy Oliver from the 90s children's show "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," has died at 49. Since his debut as Tommy Oliver, Jason David Frank has remained a staple of the Power Rangers franchise.
[If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out. Take care of your mental health!]
General News & Happenings: Anime Con Edition
Anime News Network covered Anime NYC. Check out the full coverage here.
From December 14 to December 25, Christianity x anime site Beneath The Tangles examines an episode of anime (or sometimes a movie, manga, or light novel) set at Christmastime from a religious perspective. In the first article of the annual holiday-themed series, writer Twwk examines two episodes from the anime Rainbow Days. Check out the article here.
Black Nerd Problems lists 5 messy josei manga you need to read right now.
Kara Dennison, of Otaku USA Magazine, shares her memories of the late anime singer Ichiro Mizuki. Read her tribute article here.
Drop-in to Manga reflects on their Anime NYC experience and recounts the answer they heard to the question, "What hard times did you go through?" at the KUMA/Denpa panel.
Alison Flood, of The Guardian, explores what's fueling the current manga boom in the U.K. and other English-speaking countries.
Briana Lawrence, of Crunchyroll, writes about the 90% LGBTQ+ staff that worked on the English dub of Given. Read the article here.
In another holiday-themed article, Louis, of 9 Tailed Kitsune, lists 10 anime characters born on Christmas day.
What happened to shoujo anime? Anime News Network's Kim Morrisey answers the question in this article.
Saffron Apple Pie Recs makes a case as to why A Witch's Life in Mongol (Tenmaku no Jadoogar) by Tomato Soup deserves an English-language release asap.
That Manga Hunter rants about shoujo (and josei) manga.
Kinokuniya NYC interviews Erica Friedman, author of By Your Side: The First 100 Years of Yuri Anime and Manga.
The Cartoon Cipher interviews the voice of Denji in the English dub of Chainsaw Man, Ryan Colt Levy.
@ErynNotErin Interviews Marÿke Hendrikse, the voice actress of Revy from The Black Lagoon anime series.
Netflix interviews T.Jun, the creator of the original Korean webtoon turned animation Lookism. Netflix exclusively streamed Lookism on December 8.
Books and Bao reviews To Strip the Flesh by Oto Toda.
Drunken Anime Blog reviews Let's Go Karaoke by Yama Wayama.
Part review, part skit, all Black Lagoon, @Eryn_Not.Erin reviews the first volume of Game: Between the Suits by Mai Nishikata. (NSFW!!!)
@JelliesWorld reviews the first volume of On or Off by A1. (NSFW!! Manga is 18+)
Syndsnap reviews Who Wants to Marry a Billionaire? by Mikoto Yamaguchi and Mario. (NSFW!!! Manga is 18+!)
That Manga Hunter reviews the first manga volumes of Usotoki Rhetoric by Ritsu MIyako and Lost Lad London by Shima Shinya. She also reviews the first three episodes of the anime Raven of the Inner Palace.
Per The OASG, the Adult Swim x Crunchyroll partnership is no more.
The anime and manga industry continues to consolidate. In October 2022, Plaion Pictures, a film division owned by the Plaion Group, bought anime distributor Anime Limited for an undisclosed sum. Plaion Group, formerly known as Koch Media, is owned by Embracer Group. Anime UK News has the full story.
After 25 years, Ash Ketchum, of Palette Town, is finally the very best, like no one ever was. Ash is finally a World Champion. Ash will retire now. Ash's story will end with 11 more episodes of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series. The Pokémon Company has announced a brand-new anime starring two protagonists, a boy and a girl, that will air in April 2023.
Anime is booming at the U.S. box office according to Cartoon Brew. From the article:
Only six anime features have ever grossed more than $30 million at the U.S. box office, and four of those came out within the past three years: Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019), Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train (2021), Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2022), and Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (2022).
Will the "trend" continue? Will anime films continue to dominate the U.S. box office in 2023? Full story here.
Crunchyroll has released its Winter 2023 calendar. Standouts include The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague, In/Spectre season 2, Vinland Saga season 2, The Tale of Outcasts, Trigun Stampede, and Buddy Daddies. Full schedule here. What will you be watching?
In more Crunchyroll news, the company has increased subscription prices in Canada, Mexico, and other countries.
Discotek licensed several titles to be released in 2023. Standouts include Aim for the Ace!, Mononoke, and Saint Tail.
Disney has officially partnered with Kodansha to bring more original anime content to the Disney+ streaming service. Announced titles include Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc and Mirai in Love.
A thing of legend, Director Seth Kearsley has posted the Kingdom Hearts pilot animatic online. Cartoon Brew has the full story.
The OASG reviews the biggest stories they covered in 2022. From the Dark Horse buyout to AMC owning Sentai to Sol Press' demise, it's been a busy and interesting year in anime and manga. Check it out here.
Otaku USA lists their favorite anime announcements from Jump Festa. Its favorites include Blue Exorcist, Undead Unluck, and Spy x Family. Learn more here.
Tom & Jerry become kawaii thanks to Cartoon Network Japan. Cartoon Brew has the story.
Makoto Shinkai's smash animated hit Your Name live-action film is still happening. Carlos López Estrada will direct the film and write an updated screenplay. López Estrada's previous work includes directing the live-action feature film Blindspotting and Disney's animated film Raya The Last Dragon. In addition to directing Your Name, López Estrada is currently working on a live-action adaptation of Disney's Robin Hood. Cartoon Brew has the full story here.
The BL manga-to-TV adaptation of Candy Color Paradox by Isaku Natsume is now airing in Japan.
Netflix is now making the My Hero Academia live-action movie. [MHA fans, you have my condolences.]
Shopping & Merch
Figurine manufacturer GoodSmile announced a new Tamahome nendroid. [Tamahome as in Tamahome from Fushigi Yugi in 2022! 💀 If they start making real statues of FY figures and other new merch, I'm going to have to start saving money.]
Kodansha teams up with Humble Bundle for yet another DRM-free e-book sale! Get over $440 worth of anime-inspiring manga series like Blue Lock, Ya Boy Kongming!, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, and more for only $18. The sale ends on January 1, 2023. Details here.
[I know it's passed, but I just want ya'll to know what you're missing out on.]
The official Seven Seas bookstore is now open! Website here: https://store.gomanga.com/.
IGN released its top 25 anime of all time, and...
[Honestly, what do you expect? Mostly shounen anime with a shoujo or two. The shounen anime is mostly battle and action-oriented. The article was originally released in November 2019 but was updated in September 2022. Nothing's changed, much. I'm just tired, ya'll. Why is anyone surprised?]
The MangaTuber Year in Review comes courtesy of @DeBeOtaku. If you're looking for mangatubers to follow in the upcoming year, check out this video.
Representation and access matter according to voice actor Jamieson Price, who has stepped away from his role as Chad in Bleach. Additionally, the va will no longer audition for POC roles. What do you think? Will more voice actors/actresses follow Price's example?
The Cartoon Cipher walks us through the dubbing history of the original Urusei Yatsura television show.
Budding animangatuber MacLovesManga discusses the influence of shojo isekai.
Is artificial intelligent art and media just a gimmick or is it a trend? How will intellectual property and copyright be decided in the age of A.I.?
[YouTuber and video essayist Grey discussed how A.I. will displace humans in jobs including the arts...over 8 years ago. Check out the video Humans Need Not Apply.]
We really need to talk about the danmei wave. Seven Seas' release of the MXTX books and now Meatbun's much anticipated The Husky and His White Cat Shizun have consistently made The NY Times Best Sellers list since their respective launches. Will the trend hold strong for 2023?
We also need to talk about Brun- er, I mean the webcomics wave. 2022 has seen the rise of publishing Korean webtoons/webcomics in print. This year alone saw the launch of two imprints from two big companies: Seven Seas Webtoons and Yen Press' IZE Press. In addition to these new imprints, we can expect more Korean webtoons and webcomics in print from several publishers such as Tokyopop, WEBTOON, and Ablaze Publishing. According to Seven Seas and now Tappytoons, which has seen tremendous growth on its platform over the past few years, Korean webtoons and webcomics are a growing trend. So, what new Korean webtoons and webcomics will we see in 2023? What manwha will you be reading in 2023?
Is romance anime dead? YouTuber Inakyu says, "Yes."
YouTuber Gigguk tackles the phrase "The manga was better."
These misogynistic comments prove that there is indeed a problem with Misogyny in the Manga Community. Mangatuber Colleen's Manga Recs has taken to Twitter to air out some grievances.
[This "emotional hentai" comment takes the cake.]
@ShoujoCrave asked Twitter users what their favorite manga was from several female-targeted magazines. What are yours?
What were your favorite reads of 2022?
Media companies sound off on the best manga of the year. Anime UK News staff lists Kowloon Generic Romance, Beauty and the Beast of Paradise Lost, and The Life of an Author, and more as their faves. The full list includes manwha, webtoons, light novels, and danmei.
Similarly, Asian Movie Pulse counts a variety of manga in its top 10 manga releases of 2022. The top 3 spots go to Witches, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, and Kowloon Generic Romance.
The Outerhaven lists its top 5 manga of 2022, and The Music of Marie has the top spot.
Podcasters and bloggers sound off on their best manga of the year. Okazu lists the top 10 yuri manga of the year. The top 3 are I'm in Love with the Villainess, She Loves to Cook, She Loves to Eat, and Birdie Wing.
But Why Tho? Podcast's top 3 BL of 2022 are Monotone in Blue, Fangs, and Until I Meet My Husband. Full list here.
Lastly, multiple Manga of the Year award ceremonies were held by fans across the internet. Some highlights:
Through public voting and judging, RogersBase along with several guest judges has crowned Undead Unlock by Yoshifumi Totsuka as Manga Of The Year. Source Gaming covered the event and has revealed the full public voting results. Check it out here.
Through public voting and judging, Colleen's Manga Recs in partnership with @Tweets_ByCass, The Omnibus Collector, @yuki_white12, and @ShoujoseiWorld has crowned Chihayfuru by Yuki Suetsugu as Manga of the Year. Other award winners include My Love Mix-Up! by Wataru Hinekure and Aruko (Comedy of the Year), A Sign of Affection by Suu Morishita (Romance of the Year), Yona of the Dawn by Mizuho Kusanagi (Action of the Year), Do Not Say Mystery by Yumi Tamura (Mystery/Drama of the Year), Skip, Beat by Yoshiki Nakamura (Legacy Award - Judge's Award), Usotoki Rhetoric by Ritsu Miyako (New Shoujo of the Year - Judge's Award), Burn the House Down by Moyashi Fujisawa (Josei of the Year - Judge's Award), and We Can't Do Just Plain Love: She's Got a Fetish, Her Boss Has Low Self-Esteem by Mayu Fukita (Smut of the Year). The awards ceremony, reminiscent of the Oscars, was hosted by Colleen's Manga Recs on Twitch. Ceremony highlights can be viewed on YouTube.
[I live-tweeted the event. If you'd like to see my running commentary, click here. The event hashtag is ShoujoseiOfTheYear on Twitter.]
In the end, manga fans win. We have so many new and diverse manga coming our way in 2023 as well as manga from previous years to read!
Adventures in Cosplay
Cosplay from around the web is mostly presented without comment for your enjoyment!
[I certainly enjoyed seeing them! 😆]
Miscellaneous Cons + Random Cosplay from Around the Web
@SilhuotteCosplay reminds people that cosplay is for everyone.
What was your Halloween costume this year? Singer Alicia Keys dressed as Beerus from Dragon Ball, and Paris Hilton dressed as her "childhood icon" Sailor Moon. Check out their costumes via Anime News Network's article.
@Jessicaswu re-enacts a famous scene from Disney's The Emperor's New Groove.
@CloudieMcDoom ran around Dragoncon 2022 as Sora from Kingdom Hearts.
The Sanderson sisters put a spell on voice actor J Michael Tatum (Black Butler, Spice and Wolf, Ouran High School Host Club, Kamisama Kiss, Attack on Titan, etc.) at Preserve Halloween Festival 2022.
New York Comic Con
Just for fun
The official Twitter account for the US Consumer Product Safety Commission pondered the existence of Chainsaw Man following the show's debut and appearance as a trending social media topic in early October. Full story and results here.
Golden Kamuy manga creator Satoru Noda ranked the characters' penis sizes.
Did you catch all of the famous movie references in the Chainsaw Man opening?
Speaking of movies, Director Edgar Wright shared some behind-the-scenes footage and insight from his latest movie Last Night in Soho.
[I LOVED this scene! If you're looking for a mystery/horror/drama check out, Last Night in Soho!]
Tuesday's coming, have you seen Don Hertzfeldt's World of Tomorrow animated short?
[I watched this at an animation film festival a few years back. It's hysterical and now free to watch via YouTube!]
After 25 years, Ash Ketchum, of Palette Town, is finally the very best, like no one ever was. Ash is finally a World Champion, and the real world celebrated along with him.
Also spotted in Japan—
Walter White and Jessie Pinkman are now kawaii idols thanks to @gumarie_.
As seen at Barnes and Nobles—
[Whoever keeps making these placards deserves a raise. Also, they need to start doing it for shoujo/josei series and other underrated gems.]
Reports of Twitter's death may have been greatly exaggerated
In October 2022, Elon Musk completed his takeover of Twitter. From firings to major platform changes to people quitting the platform altogether, it has been an interesting time to be on Twitter, to put it mildly. Here are some tweets about the ongoing situation presented without much commentary for your enjoyment and/or outrage.
And finally, this tweet:
This gif by @TokyoNightScape!
@Cookingwithlynja demonstrates how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.
[The editing is chef's kiss perfect too! Also, I laughed too hard at the "yamete kudasai!" part.]
Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU) Marching Band plays Kakashi's theme song at a football game.
This Sailor Moon cover by Los Shinigamis del Norte.
Tis' the Season!
Here are five holiday-themed videos to brighten your day, presented mostly without commentary for your enjoyment.
And finally, Olive the Other Reindeer (NSFW).
Happy 100th birthday to Charles M. Schultz (1922-2000). On Schultz's birthday, November 26, syndicated cartoonists across the U.S. paid tribute to the Peanuts creator. Check out all of the tribute cartoons here.
@Komemerda drew Spy x Family fanart.
This @YeAungAnimation is NSFW!
@AndyTheLemon's "Big 3" fan art tribute.
This Pokémon fanart by @kianamaiart is accompanied by a dub voice-over by @salted_pearls and @YeaGrimbo. (CW: Language)
Meca Tanaka (creator of Meteor Prince, Pearl Pink, and The Young Master's Revenge) drew fanart from Natsume's Book of Friends by Yuki Midorikawa.
And finally, Ko-dai (creator of The Geek Ex-Hitman) teased the launch of the new series Urano Viransan with movie parodies starring characters in the leading roles. Parodies include Leon the Professional, Titanic, and Joker.
Last 3 entries on the list—
Keegan Michael Key reprises his role as the Substitute Teacher from a famous Key & Peele sketch to promote the Paramount Plus streaming service. (You can watch the original sketch here.)
@Munchy_Monk uses their detective skills to determine whether Mrs. Pepper cheated on Mr. Salt. (Yes, the salt shakers from Blues Clues.) (CW: language)
[The Death Note background music plus the layers to this story are sending me. XD]
And finally...the @MilwaukeePublicLibrary reminds people that manga is for everyone!
Disperse! Go forth and read!
That concludes this quarter's wrap-up. I'm not sure if I'll continue this roundup in the new year or just stick to covering big stories instead. Plenty of time to figure that out. So, what did I miss? Hit me up in the comments or on Twitter @ThatMangaHunter.