ANNA: This week has the ending of a long-running series with Blade of the Immortal and a couple debut volumes. What looks good to you this first week of April? While there is plenty of manga coming out this week, the main volume that has my attention is What Did You Eat Yesterday? Volume 7.
MICHELLE: Yep, same here. As much as I admire Blade of the Immortal, my heart just belongs to Yoshinaga. I canna help it!
MJ: Same. Yoshinaga + food + relationships = the key to MJ’s heart. Forever. What Did You Eat Yesterday? can be my only choice this week.
ASH: I guess it’s up to me to make Blade of the Immortal an official pick! I’m always up for another course of What Did You Eat Yesterday?, but Blade of the Immortal holds a very special place in my heart as one of the first manga that I ever read. I’m looking forward to its conclusion.
SEAN: And as I hinted in Manga the Week of, my pick is the new Kodansha series Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. If nothing else, I’m a sucker for delinquent stories.
What looks good to you this week?
Olivia saysMarch 31, 2015 at 3:19 pm
I’ve been keeping up with Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches on Crunchyroll, and it amazes me how much I continue to like it. It has so many elements I hate in series–everyone falls for the main lead, main lead is a nice guy good at punching things but not much else, unnecessary fanservice–but somehow it pulls it all together to be addictively fun. I think it helps that there’s a strong emphasis on friendship as well as romance, and the fanservice involves a lot of unashamed kisses between pairs of girls AND guys.
What Did You Eat Yesterday scared me off by having too high a recipe/plot ratio, and now that I’m trying to cook vegan for myself at home I expect those recipes would be even more unwelcome, if not an exercise in slow torture.