SEAN: There’s a few interesting items this week, but none catches my attention more than Picturebox’s Last of the Mohicans, by Shigeru Sugiura. I’ll admit, I find the original Fenimore Cooper to be absolutely wretched. But I’m always up for a good adaptation, especially if it’s by an artist known to be as surreal as Sugiura was. Who knows, perhaps Natty Bumppo will be killed off horribly or something. In any case, this is a rare case where I know next to nothing about the content but am still excited to see it.
MICHELLE: And I know next to nothing about Tezuka’s Twin Knights, but I’ll still name it as my Pick of the Week. I really wanted to like Princess Knight more than I did, and I’m hopeful that somehow this sequel (though it actually came out before the remake we got here) will avoid some of the more problematic ideas, like female hearts being weak. I hope I don’t hope in vain!
ANNA: I’ll also throw in for Twin Knights as it is the manga from this week that I see myself reading soon!
MJ: Though I, too, have high hopes for Twin Knights, I’ll go with Sean’s choice, Shigeru Sugiura’s adaptation of Last of the Mohicans! I’m fascinated by everything I’ve heard about Sugiura’s art style, and though I’m skeptical about this story in particular, I’m willing to give it a try. It’s a unique opportunity, and I don’t intend to miss it.
What looks good to you this week?
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