Big fun with the “Terra” squad

May 22nd, 2010

Today’s To Terra day over in our “Drawn & Quartered” column — an overview of the manga that also touches on the anime series and movie, written by yours truly. You probably already knew that by poking around our site or from my customary Twitter plugs.

But I’m not alone in writing about To Terra this week. A bunch of manga bloggers are tackling the many complexities that the series presents as well, as part of the Manga Moveable Feast. Past MMFs have included Iou Kuroda’s Sexy Voice and Robo, Kaoru Mori’s Emma and Yuki Urushibara’s Mushishi – quality series all, with a nice collection of analytical pieces to match each one. The “Drawn & Quartered” piece isn’t the first time I’ve written about To Terra — my first go-round was with The Rough Guide to Manga (still available at a fine online retailer near you!) — but it is the first time I’ve whipped up an original piece that’s debuted the same month as the MMF. (The Emma and Mushishi contributions from tag-team partner in fandom Wilma J. and I were written in previous years, and I have yet to get around to reading enough of Sexy Voice and Robo to write anything sufficient about it. Sigh. Someday.)

Kate Dacey over at The Manga Critic is this month’s gracious To Terra MMF host; be sure to check out her running MMF archive from now through next Sunday as the commentaries roll in. It’ll be a fun little virtual discussion, I’m sure, and I’m looking forward to seeing what others have to say about the series.

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