SEAN: Let’s see… Goong, Emma, Emma, Goong… so I’m the tiebreaker, huh? Good thing I pick first! Won’t be breaking the tie, though, because it’s time for Sean to highlight another of his pet series. Umineko: When They Cry is technically halfway done, at least in terms of arcs – in terms of actual volume count we have a bit more to go. I’m particularly excited for End of the Golden Witch, as most Umineko fans agree that it’s the best of all the manga adaptations.
MICHELLE: Predictably, I pick Goong, especially since it’s my final chance to do so. I’m in the midst of a reread of this series, and it’s pretty much the quintessential manhwa, with plenty of arguments, true feelings concealed, and true feelings revealed, along with its own special blend of “sweet moments interrupted by really unfunny comedic bits with ugly art.” Really, it can’t be missed.
ASH: No question about it, my pick this week is Emma. Ever since Yen Press started releasing Kaoru Mori’s A Bride’s Story in a gorgeous hardcover edition, I’ve been hoping for a rescue of Emma. And now it’s here! My local library had a run of most of the old CMX volumes, so I’ve read the series before, but I’m thrilled that I’ll finally be able to own it. And in a beautiful deluxe omnibus release, no less!
ANNA: I have to agree with Ash, it is time to celebrate the rerelease of Emma. I’m thrilled for the folks who weren’t able to collect the series before, especially since Yen does such a great job on their deluxe editions.
SEAN: MJhas been busy moving into a new home, but trust me, if she were here to pick she would agonize between Emma and Goong but pick Goong. We all know this.
What looks good to you this week?
badzphoto saysMay 20, 2015 at 6:40 pm
I’m sorry if this information is available somewhere else but I was wondering if this Emma has new translation or uses CMX one? Thank you in advance.
Sean Gaffney saysMay 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm
The translator is the same as the CMX one, but I’m not sure if it’s updated in some way.
LG saysMay 20, 2015 at 7:48 pm
I read the original CMX Emma release via my library too (every time people say there’s no need for libraries anymore, I bring up out-of-print stuff like this) and am also happy that I now have a chance to own the series myself. :)
Jocilyn Wagner saysMay 20, 2015 at 7:50 pm
Please, please, please don’t let Emma sell out before I have spending money to throw at it. I absolutely adore it. :(
AshLynx saysMay 21, 2015 at 1:32 am
Goong, Goong, Goong soo so much! It’s what basically got me into manhwa actually. And by association, K-dramas (though my first K-drama is You’re Beautiful, but Goong has one too that’s free on crunchyroll and dramafever). But since starting Goong about two years ago, I’ve spontaneously collected a ton of other manhwa (the only ones I had before were 1001 Nights and Threads of Time). Glad Yen saw it through to the end, I’ve no idea how well any of those Ice Kunion titles sold for them (13th Boy was fantastic too)
Michelle Smith saysMay 21, 2015 at 8:10 am
I, too, am really grateful Yen saw it through to the end. I think maybe there’s only one of their manhwa series lingering unfinished now, which is Comic.