Manga Movable Feast also known as MMF is a monthly virtual book club of some sorts. Hosted on a different blog, a chosen title, series or work is blogged about in a one week period. The objective of any past present or future feast is to foster community, and promote a feast of discussion, analysis or written feelings from any participant for a chosen work. If you want to check out any of our past feasts, or participate in future feasts, take a look at our mailing list. This is already MMF’s second year, and as a participant I don’t see an end to this feast anytime soon.
These are the last two Feasts that was held recently:
- February 2011: Barefoot Gen (Hosted by Sam Kusek, A Life in Panels)
- December 2010: One Piece (Hosted by David Welsh, The Manga Curmudgeon)
For this month, I am quite please to announce March’s chosen title is Aria by Kouzue Amano. I am looking forward to much participation in this feast.This is my first time acting as host, and so Johanna wrote an insightful guide on what it takes to be running and participating in a feast.
The feast will be taking place around the week of March 20 to 26, so please look forward for discussion or submitting links around that time. I will for a week be posting daily roundups of what links were submitted that day.
I realize that MMF is a manga blogging project, but since Aria has made a successful crossover into three Anime seasons, and an OVA. I welcome and invite discussions from Anime bloggers as well. Any posts whether it is a review on the manga or anime series, discussion on characters, setting, effects, dynamics. Just anything you can find to discuss about it, it is welcome. Even if you have written about the series in the past, you can revisit this series, and share any new feelings about it. I certainly will be posting my own entries on topics I find relevant to this series.
If you would like to participate but don’t have a blog to write a piece on, I would happy to host guest pieces during this Feast. If there are any further questions or concerns, just email me at animemiz [at] gmail dot com otherwise you can Tweet me @animemiz.
Now if this is your first time picking up this series, here’s a brief background of the graphic novel. Aria’s genre is science fiction, and the recommended reading age of this series is for older teens. Its publication run in Japan concludes at 12 volumes. Aria has an interesting publication history in North America, so far it has been translated by two companies. ADV, and Tokyopop. This title is still incomplete in English, since there are only six volumes out so far, along with a prequel, known under a different name of Aqua.
Aria has successfully transitioned into having three animation seasons, an OVA and specials. Luckily for American fans, the animation series’s three seasons is licensed by Nozumi, an imprint of RightStuf. So please watch for this space for MMF to be underway.