SEAN: A small second week of the month, but with a lot of variety.
For comedy fans, we have the 4th volume of D-Frag! from Seven Seas.
And they’re also giving us the 2nd and final volume of Girls Und Panzer prequel Little Army.
Sublime has been fairly quiet lately. Are they playing hide and seek? Or just publishing Hide and Seek? Vol. 3 ships next week.
ASH: I reviewed the first volume just last week; I’ll be very happy to have the complete series on my shelves.
SEAN: I remain surprised, but not at all disappointed, that Knights of Sidonia is as long as it is. 13 volumes and counting from Vertical Comics!
ANNA: Ugh, I need to get caught up on this series! I do really like it!
MICHELLE: Yay, more Sidonia!
ASH: Should be a good time!
MJ: Add my voice to the chorus of “Yay!”
SEAN: We’re nearly at the end of 07-Ghost, but not quite. There is a 15th volume, though.
ANNA: Maybe I will read all of it in a marathon session when it is done.
MICHELLE: Yeah, despite good intentions I have not managed to resume this one.
SEAN: And a 21st of Arata the Legend, which surely has erased Fushigi Yuugi from everyone’s heads by now.
ANNA: Not to diss Arata, but I am super excited about the new Fushigi Yuugi series that was recently announced.
MICHELLE: Eh?!?!?! I missed it! Please tell me it’s Byakko Kaiden.
ANNA: It is!!! EEEE!!!!!!!
MICHELLE: !!!! I am all asquee!
SEAN: Ranma 1/2 is always at its best when Takahashi allows herself to stretch with a longer storyline, and the “Ranma Gets Weak” one stretches out over half this seventh omnibus. I review it here.
I also reviewed Aya Kanno’s Requiem of the Rose King, a new Shojo Beat series that is nothing like Otomen except its art is gorgeous. It’s her take on Shakespeare’s Henry VI and Richard III.
ANNA: I have this, haven’t read it yet, but it sounds great!
MICHELLE: Oooh. I’m kind of a Richard III fangirl.
ASH: This is actually one of the series I’m most looking forward to this year.
MJ: I’m definitely on board with this!
SEAN: Lastly, there’s a 17th volume of Rin-Ne, which is also at its best when Takahashi allows a longer storyline, but sadly we see that far less often.
MICHELLE: RIN-NE is pleasant. I have a few volumes here that I haven’t been dying to read, though.
SEAN: Oh manga’s heart wrapped in an obi’s hide! What are you getting next week? (Also, ten points to whoever gets that without googling it.)