SEAN: Enjoy this last mild week of manga, before March 25’s apocalyptic deluge.
Starting off, we have not a manga per se, but something that deserves attention nonetheless. Just So Happens is coming out from Abrams as a graphic novel, and details a Japanese woman who lives in London but has to return to Japan for a funeral. Early reviews are excellent.
ASH: Oh, I’m glad you mentioned this! The previews I’ve seen look great.
MJ: Wow, this does look interesting.
SEAN: We’re at the 2nd to last volume of Oh My Goddess! from Dark Horse, and I still can’t quite believe I’m typing that.
Attack on Titan has its 15th volume come out from Kodansha, even as the first volume remains in the NYT bestseller lists.
And My Little Monster hits Vol. 7, even as it seems to have hit a sort of angst holding pattern.
ASH: I do like the quirky cast of characters, but I hope to see a bit more story development with this volume.
MICHELLE: I’ve fallen a few volumes behind on this one, I’m afraid.
SEAN: There’s also a 7th volume of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Kokoro Connect has rapidly developed into an excellent title for me, and I’m pleased to see Seven Seas has the third one out next week.
Servamp is the debut volume of the week. It runs in Media Factory’s oddball shoujo magazine Comic Gene and, obviously, has vampires – a whole pile of them. The artist is known for BL, but there’s not much tease in the first volume, which I reviewed here.
ASH: I know quite a few people who are excited for Servamp; I may have to give it a look despite being a little tired of vampires.
MICHELLE: I definitely have vampire fatigue. Especially vampires who fall in love with teenagers.
ANNA: Even I have a touch of vampire fatigue.
SEAN: And another Strike Witches spinoff comes to an end with the 2nd One-Winged Witches.
Viz has its second Master Keaton volume, with more exciting insurance action and inept interpersonal relations.
ASH: Hooray for more Urasawa (et al.)!
MICHELLE: Definitely looking forward to this one!
ANNA: I liked some chapters of the first volume better than others, but you really can’t go wrong with Urasawa.
SEAN: A 3rd Resident Evil will give you all your horror needs.
Unless your horror needs are filled by a 5th Terra Formars.
ASH: Still not a fan of the roach design, but the over-the-top fight sequences are pretty great.
SEAN: Any choice purchases next week?
Jocilyn Wagner saysMarch 12, 2015 at 8:30 pm
“We’re at the 2nd to last volume of Oh My Goddess! from Dark Horse, and I still can’t quite believe I’m typing that.” Whoa… I’m kind of shocked to have read this statement within even the course of my lifetime. I think I only have made it halfway in English, and up to the mid-30s in Japanese so I hope everything is still in print… (yes, I was being facetious there).
Aaron saysMarch 13, 2015 at 11:03 am
Terra Formars, Vol. 5 as it’s going to deal with my favorite character from the Anime adaptation
AshLynx saysMarch 14, 2015 at 1:23 pm
I just got soooo much stuff from the comic shop! Some of it early! Got Demon From Afar 1 & 2, Angel of Elhamburg, Karneval 1, Skip Beat 28-29-30, some other new Viz 3-in-1s, and Master Keaton 2! Off to read things now!