SEAN: It’s Velentine’s Day week at Manga the Week of, and I wonder how romantic these titles are?
Ze from 801 Media has hit double digits, and is still the most popular manga among titles with two letters in them. (Sorry, ES).
MICHELLE: Tezuka’s MW: *kicks a rock*.
SEAN: I feel ashamed for forgetting about MW. All right, sorry, Ze. I have no jokes to make about you at all. Hang your head.
ASH: I was actually just thinking about Eternal Sabbath the other day…
SEAN: Dark Horse gives us more manly manga with a 4th Samurai Executioner omnibus.
A 6th volume of Say “I Love You” from Kodansha gives us more shoujo angst.
SEAN: And there’s a 3rd Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle omnibus as well.
MJ: I think there’s a general feeling of “ho hum” regarding this omnibus release, but I’m really happy to see it. I read this series by way of library copies and volumes borrowed from friends, and I’ve been eyeing it as a way to finally collect it for myself. So, yay!
SEAN: Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus & Liar’s Game has been my favorite Alice spinoff, and I am sad to see it come to an end with this 7th volume.
ASH: I recently finished reading Alice in the Country of Hearts and really enjoyed it; this might actually be the spinoff I tackle next.
ANNA: I liked the main series but have never been able to get more than a couple volumes into a spinoff.
MICHELLE: Same here.
SEAN: Dragonar Academy has a 5th volume.
And we get the final volume of I Am Alice: Bodyswap in Wonderland, making this a double-Alice week.
Vertical has the 3rd volume of Ajin, which has demi-humans (are there panhumans?).
ASH: Demi-humans, pan-humans, omni-humans, in-humans, etc., etc.
SEAN: And another gritty title from Vertical, the 2nd volume of Prophecy, which continues to not feature a giant mutated bear. I suppose that’s not technically a flaw.
ASH: No, no bears, but still one of the best manga series that I’ve read lately.
SEAN: Viz has a quartet of titles, beginning with the 7th volume of Deadman Wonderland.
I reviewed Hayate the Combat Butler 25 here. Can it follow up from its recent dramatic turn?
And Magi has Vol. 10 arrive, which I anticipate will be awesome. Just a guess.
MICHELLE: And woot again!
SEAN: Lastly, there’s a 6th volume of the Tiger & Bunny manga, which likely has far more BL fans than actual BL titles like Ze.
ASH: And you didn’t think you had any jokes about Ze to make!
SEAN: That’s actually not that much romance. What looks good to you?