SEAN: The last week of April is pretty much KODANSHA WEEK, with only two exceptions.
There’s a 3rd Attack on Titan Junior High omnibus, which is highly recommended for those who enjoy seeing how far an adaptation can go, those who enjoy seeing their favorite characters being very silly indeed, and those who like to quote one-liners on Tumblr.
Maria the Virgin Witch is a title I was very conflicted about after reading the first volume, but I’ve heard that it improves, and it’s a short series, so I will give Vol. 2 a try.
ASH: The series has a lot of potential, so I’m curious to see how it develops.
SEAN: There’s a 4th volume of supernatural comedy Noragami.
And a 7th of addictive shoujo potboiler Say “I Love You”. (I will never let go of those quote marks. It would be like leaving the ! out of Skip Beat!.)
MICHELLE: I have fallen behind on this one. Must rectify!
SEAN: Lastly, a 3rd volume of xxxHOLIC Rei, which I will continue to read as long as there’s a possibility of more Himawari/Doumeki/Watanuki OT3 shenanigans.
MICHELLE: I still have not managed to finish the original xxxHOLiC. Bad manga fan!
ASH: I was glad to see it recently announced that CLAMP is resuming work on this series after its hiatus.
MJ: This! I will be reading this.
ANNA: When will they finish X/1999? WHEN?
SEAN: In non-Kodansha news, there’s a new Alice in the Country of Clover from Seven Seas, this time focusing on Elliot: The March Hare’s Revolution.
And Vertical Comics gives us a 9th deluxe hardcover edition of Gundam The Origin.
ASH: There was a delay on this volume’s release to address some printing errors, so I’ll be happy to see it finally arrive!
ANNA: Need to get caught up on this!
SEAN: Still catching up from last week? Or does something here leap out at you?
Wisteria saysApril 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm
Definitely xxxHolic Rei volume 3 for me! Thank you, Ash, for mentioning they’re picking up work after a 9-month hiatus. I was unaware of this and now more hopeful for some kind of conclusion (I hope Drug and Drop will see a similar treatment…). I still have a lingering concern that this will undoubtedly like its predecessor crossover with the new Tsubasa manga they’re working adding to an already confusing mess of plotlines. I would much rather see an end to X/1999 (or any of the other four series on indefinite hiatus) than a new Tsubasa. GROAN.
I’m also looking forward to the new Alice book after months spent with Nightmare, Joker and subpar illustrations. Hopefully this new artist and Elliot will be a breath of fresh air :)