ASH: The first week of the month has quite a few manga releases and a good deal of variety among those. I’m always happy to see new volumes in series like What Did You Eat Yesterday? and Library Wars: Love & War, but I think my pick this week will go to the debut of Noragami: Stray God, a series that already shows a lot of promise in just its first volume. The manga’s premise might seem familiar, but it pulls it off with humor and charm.
SEAN: Busy week, but I will go with Library Wars: Love & War, a personal favorite.
MICHELLE: There are at least half a dozen appealing titles on this week’s release list, but I haven’t had a new volume of Skip Beat! to enthuse about since last December—and shan’t again ’til next April—so I simply must avail myself of the opportunity. Skip Beat! is great! Go, Skip Beat!.
ANNA: This is tough, as I am torn between Skip Beat! and Library Wars: Love & War. So torn, I think I’ll have to go for something completely different and pick Midnight Secretary. This final volume comes with a bonus story titled “Midnight Butler,” which was pretty great.
MJ: Well, there can never be too much Fumi Yoshinaga in the world for me, so I’ll be the one to go with the latest volume of What Did You Eat Yesterday?, out this week from Vertical. In a week with Yoshinaga, she’s likely to overshadow everything else with me, and this week is no exception. Gimme, gimme.
What looks good to you this week?