MICHELLE: Probably I should pick something actually new, especially something as great as Vagabond, but as the cliché goes… the heart wants what the heart wants, and my heart wants xxxHOLiC to be back in print! In fact, my heart is even going “woo!” a bit at the prospect.
ANNA: I feel like it would be both a moral and ethical failing to not pick something as great as Vagabond, so that is my pick!
SEAN: I had issues with Negima ending, so I’m interested to see how it gets fixed, or indeed how much UQ Holder will mention Negima at all. In any case, I can’t quite quit Ken Akamatsu, so it’s my pick of the week.
ASH: I’m with Anna this week; Vagabond all the way!
MJ: I’ll bring things full circle, I guess, because though I’m looking forward to several of this week’s releases (okay, mostly March Story), my heart is decidedly with Michelle and the re-release of xxxHOLiC. On this rare occasion (and also for Michelle’s sake) I’ll even go along with the ridiculously random capitalization in the title. I’ve been a devoted fan of this series longer than I’ve been a manga blogger. In fact, it was the first CLAMP series I ever fell for, eventually leading me down a a path of no return. I can’t claim to love everything CLAMP has ever written—or even everything they wrote in xxxHOLiC, but without it (and them) my manga experience would be somehow lacking. I’m happy to see this series back in print!