ASH: It’s a very small shipping list this week for manga, but it also contains one of the volumes that I’m especially excited to see being released in English—Mentaiko Itto’s Priapus. After Gengoroh Tagame’s work, Priapus will be the first gay manga to receive a wide release in English as Bruno Gmünder expands its Gay Manga line. Itto’s work will probably appeal to a broader audience as well, seeing as Tagame’s can be rather…intense.
SEAN: It’s not really in my wheelhouse, but I can’t deny that Priapus should definitely be the pick of the week. That said, I’ll go with a title I will actually be reading, which is the new volume of My Little Monster, a fun shoujo series from our friends at Kodansha.
MICHELLE: I’m in the same boat as Sean. Priapus could be awesome, but the one I’m guaranteed to buy is the latest installment of My Little Monster. It’s in my Amazon cart as we speak!
ANNA: It is cool that more gay manga is being made available in English! That being said, I’m excited for the latest volume of Gundam: The Origin. I’m looking forward to setting aside a long afternoon soon to get caught up on all the space battles and Char Aznable being all Aznably.
MJ: I’ll bring things full-circle here, because the only thing on my list this week is Priapus. I’m thrilled that it is being released, and even though I realize I’m not its intended audience, I’m pretty psyched to read it as well.
What looks good to you this week?
hapax saysOctober 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm
I’m really hoping to see some detailed reviews of Priapus. I order adult GNs for my public library, and I’d like to have more diversity in my collection; but, well… I really need reviews to convince my director to take some risks.
Ash Brown saysOctober 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm
I’ll definitely be doing an in-depth review once I’m able to get my hands on a copy. ^_^ Hopefully it’ll be useful!