SEAN: If there was a quiet week in August, next week would be it, with a mere nine titles.
Dark Horse has the 2nd of its Samurai Executioner omnibii, for those who can’t get enough of samurai, manliness, and manly samurai.
ASH: Surprisingly enough, I haven’t actually read any of Samurai Executioner. This would probably be a good time to change that.
SEAN: Kodansha gives us a double shot of Hiro Mashima, with the 41st volume of Fairy Tail (which starts a new arc) and the 2nd volume of Monster Soul (which wraps up).
SubLime has an entry, as the 5th volume of Crimson Spell is out. Listen to them. Crimson. Pff. It’s f**king Red. (Sorry, got caught up in the meme there.)
ASH: Speaking of getting caught up, I believe the fifth volume means we’ve caught up with Japan, too.
SEAN: Vertical has the 5th volume of Wolfsmund, whose cover may not be red but whose contents I expect will at least have a bit of blood.
ASH: I suspect that you’re right.
SEAN: Viz has recently said that Deadman Wonderland is its breakout hit of the last year, so it will please people no end that Vol. 4 is out. Also, clearly this means we need more license rescues. (Kidding, kidding…)
MICHELLE: I never kid about license rescues! Of course, whatever momentum the TOKYOPOP series that I most love(d) had is probably long-dissipated by now, but I can continue to hope that one day, I’ll get to read Silver Diamond in English in its entirety.
ANNA: I am pausing a moment to contemplate the lack of an ending in English for Shinobi Life, Demon Sacred, and Sky Blue Shore.
SEAN: We also have the 12th volume of Itsuwaribito, which I still haven’t really read. Anyone?
The 12th volume of Loveless will no doubt generate a bit more excitement from my other Manga Bookshelf colleagues.
ASH: I’m looking forward to it!
MICHELLE: I am positively asquee!
MJ: Okay, yeah, I’m in the middle of production week, but I have to take at least a moment here to say: LOVELESS!!! <3 Oh, happy day.
SEAN: Lastly, we get a 7th volume of the Arabian Nights series Magi, which I enjoy quite a bit.
MICHELLE: I vow that I will finally get caught back up with Magi!
SEAN: Getting something here? Or catching up with the week before?