SEAN: There is far, far too much here that I’m interested in, including many debuts. That said, my pick this week is a final volume, as I won’t be able to choose it again later. Soul Eater started slow for me, with the bizarre and surreal art keeping me going through the early volumes till I got to appreciate the bizarre, surreal characters more. Now it’s ending at Vol. 25, and I will miss it greatly.
ASH: Despite it being a big week for manga release, my pick is an easy choice for me. Like Sean’s, it’s also a final volume (although of a much shorter series). With it’s phenomenal artwork, fascinating, well-developed characters, and death-defying story, I am absolutely thrilled to be able to get my hands on the fifth volume of The Summit of the Gods.
MICHELLE: I’ll cast my lot with Love at Fourteen this week!
MELINDA: Okay, wow, I almost skipped out on this column today (moving week chaos), but holy cow are there a lot of promising manga for me to choose from! Yes, I’m interested in continuing/finishing series like the The Summit of the Gods, Love at Fourteen, and Sword Art Online: Progressive (how’s that for variety?), but there are also a few debuts that have really got my attention. Though I had mixed feelings about Olympos, I can’t deny that I’m looking forward to Angel of Elhamburg, the latest from that artist. And there’s no way I’m missing out on Kaori Yuki’s Demon From Afar, because c’mon. But I think I’ll throw my vote this week to the latest import from Zero-Sum, Karneval. Despite mixed reports from readers so far, I’m afraid that I just can’t resist the call. It’s beckoning, and I must answer.
ANNA: There’s so much coming out this week it is hard to pick! But out of all the manga coming out this week I’m probably most interested in Karneval, so that gets my pick as well.