SEAN: It’s a quiet week all around, with lots of continuing series. I’ll give a pick to one that’s ending, the 4th and final volume of Girls Und Panzer. I had originally thought this to be along the lines of Strike Witches, but to my surprise it’s a sweet and heartwarming school comedy, which just happens to have a completely ludicrous premise. Add in a final volume that includes a very well-drawn and understandable tank battle over multiple terrains, and I will admit that my maiden’s trembling heart was moved.
MICHELLE: I must choose between two frontrunners this week, and since I’ve picked Magi fairly recently, I think I’ll go with Say I Love You. this time. I’m a few volumes behind, but I look forward to picking up volume eight and getting caught up!
ASH: I think I’m going to have to go with Say I Love You, too. It’s been such a consistently good series.
MJ: I’m pretty much at a loss this week, so I’ll go off-list and mention that the KAIJU’s short comic Ring of Saturn just recently became available in paperback from the Sparkler Monthly shop! I reviewed Ring of Saturn back in January, when it was still an ebook only, and found a lot to love. Now all you old-school paper books folk can discover it too! PS: There’s a deleted scene from volume three of Off*Beat in the latest issue of Sparkler Monthly, and it’s pretty freaking adorable. You want it, Off*Beat fans. Trust me.
What looks good to you this week?
Sarah saysJune 9, 2015 at 6:43 pm
After 12 years of collecting manga I’ve decided to give manga ebooks a try just to save space, and Say I Love You has been one of my first series that I’ve bought completely digitally. Unfortunately there are no signs of volume 8 being up anywhere! Sometimes the ebook version isn’t up until the very day of release (meaning no pre-orders), but never before has it just not shown up. I’ve checked amazon, itunes and anyone else who would be selling the series digitally and so far, nothing. If this is a deliberate bait-and-switch on their customers, I have to say I’m disappointed in Kodansha. Less so than making me want to buy the flesh-and-blood volume (so to speak), I’m more likely to go to scanlations to find out what happens. I’ve faithfully bought seven volumes and I don’t have room for physical ones. *sigh*