SEAN: There’s far too much stuff coming out this week, so something is bound to get lost in the shuffle. With that in mind, I will once again bang the gong for one of my addictive series. Higurashi: When They Cry continues to answer things, as we see the aftermath of Satoko and her parents, see how Rika lost her parents, and watch Miyo almost lose everything. The parallels between Miyo and Rika are emphasized even more. Definitely will be devouring this.
MICHELLE: And I’ll bang the gong for one of mine, Pandora Hearts. I’m not sure how much answering it’s going to do, but I’m sure it’ll be as riveting as it is occasionally baffling.
ANNA: I’m going to venture off-list and pick Vinland Saga again. Because today I’m finally going to head out to a physical bookstore to buy it as it seems to still be unorderable on Amazon.
ASH: Wow, there really is a lot of manga coming out this week! I’m particularly looking forward to the second volume of Mitsuhisa Kuji’s Wolfsmund which I would recommend for fans of dark and intriguing historically-inspired manga.
MJ: It’s an abundant shipping week, for sure, though for such a full week, there’s surprisingly little in it that appeals particularly to me. I’m planning to take a look at new Yen titles Another and No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!, and I’m always happy to see a new volume of the visually stunning Bride of the Water God. But there’s only one book in this week’s batch that I absolutely can’t wait to read, and that’s volume 18 of Pandora Hearts. I’m a long-time fan of the series, as you know, and at NYCC I was reminded again of just how few of us there are in critical circles when a fellow journalist at the con asked me, “Who writes about Pandora Hearts?” I could think of very few. So, with that in mind, I’m happy to join Michelle this week in making it my pick!
What looks good to you this week?
Aaron saysOctober 28, 2013 at 9:54 am
I’d say Watamote but seeing as I already picked that in the “weekly release” post I’m going with Inu x Boku SS as Ririchiyo seems like the best written Tsundere since Tagia in Toradora while Sōshi feels like the “sparkly yokai” version of Edward from Twilight (ugh!) But still seems amuseing.
Kadonely saysOctober 28, 2013 at 11:36 am
I have just started Pandora Hearts a few days ago, so I have to agree on that one! :)
Also was planning to take a look at No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!, but somehow I didn’t took the time to buy it, seems something doesn’t attract me to it.
AshLynx saysOctober 29, 2013 at 1:03 am
I think I’m going to get another bunch of Higurashi manga. I got three of the omnibuses at the comic shop for half off yesrterday (Massacre 3 and Festival, 1 & 2), but I’m missing chunks of the series, name the Curse Killing, Atonement, and the rest of Massacre arcs (not counting rest of Festival as they’re not out yet, but yeah, those two too). Fortunately, I got the anime before it went out of print, but yeah, Higurashi, love it! I so wish we could get a 3DS version of the original VNs or something.
I want Vinland Saga and Wolfmund 2 as well, of course.