MJ: The shipping list is light this week, and though I do have some interest in the latest volume of 07-Ghost, I’m going to surprise myself (and probably others) this week by choosing a SuBLime debut, Blue Morning, as my pick. I read an early copy yesterday, and though it’s provided more questions than answers in this angsty, intense first volume, I have to admit it got under my skin. Fortunately, it’s actually nothing at all like Black Butler. I’m officially intrigued.
SEAN: Given I’m only getting one thing this week, I suppose that is the pick. The re-release of Neon Genesis Evangelion as a deluxe omnibus has reminded me why I’m still fascinated by the series, and why I still prefer the manga to the anime. This third volume should introduce Kaworu, and things will go even further to hell. Good times!
MICHELLE: Blue Morning looks intriguing, and the fact that MJlikes it goes a long way. But I’m still gonna have to go with 07-Ghost. I can’t believe it’s up to four volumes already, and I can’t believe I’m already behind! Must remedy at the next opportunity!
ANNA: There aren’t a whole lot of options, so I’m going to have to agree with Michelle and cast my vote for 07-Ghost. The storylines might not always be coherent, but there’s plenty of stylish angst to distract the reader. I also find the world building aspects of the series interesting. The reincarnation elements, action scenes, fighting priests, and warring states combined with the mystery surrounding the protagonist make me still want to read the next volume.
What looks good to you this week?
Lee saysMay 13, 2013 at 11:21 am
I’m loving SuBLime’s Blue Morning as well. I haven’t read Black Butler but I was wondering if they were similar so it’s good to hear that’s not the case.
Melinda Beasi saysMay 13, 2013 at 11:33 am
To be fair to Black Butler, I dislike it, so I’m biased in my comparative statements. Also, I’ve only read the first few volumes. But it’s a supernatural comedy (with some drama underneath), whereas Blue Morning is all drama, all the time & neither supernatural nor comedic. Also, the boy character in Blue Morning is much older than the one in Black Butler once the real story begins. I’ve got a Brief on Blue Morning today that goes into a bit more detail, but since you’re already reading Blue Morning, there’s probably nothing new there for you. :)
Aaron saysMay 13, 2013 at 1:40 pm
You honestly did’nt miss much in latter volumes of Black Butler the “Sdieshow” story line was intresting but honestly the more I read it’s likea Victorian version of Death Note with a Bishonen version of Ryuk in Sebastian
Aaron saysMay 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm
Gotta go with Dance in the Vampire Bund volume 14 that was a great ending to the first arc to bad I have to wait till December and November for the second series, although I have to say the whole “who do you trust?” kind of ethos was handled well.
Beanbro saysMay 14, 2013 at 11:13 pm
I just picked up volume one of Cross Mannage from Viz’s digital store and its pretty great.