SEAN: This is it, folks. We’ve hit peak manga boom. Every week of next month has at least 15 titles out. All you can do is whimper, really. What’s out next week? Well…
Kodansha gives us an 18th volume of Attack on Titan, which is such an obscure title with very few readers. To try to pump up that readership, there’s also a limited edition with a DVD!
And there’s a 4th volume of oddball shoujo romance Kiss Him, Not Me!.
ASH: I’ve already fallen behind, but I do enjoy oddball shoujo!
SEAN: Seven Seas gives us a third volume of Ten Little Lesbians sitting down to dine, aka Akuma No Riddle.
Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends has an unlucky 13th volume. We left off with Kadota and Sena engaged. I suspect that won’t last.
Seven Seas is debuting a zombie title, Hour of the Zombie. This runs in Comic Ryu, and is apparently a pure horror series.
Udon has a 2nd volume of clothes and fanservice battle manga Kill La Kill.
And Vertical gives us a 4th omnibus of Tokyo ESP.
MICHELLE: Yay! I enjoyed part one of the series quite a lot and am looking forward to more of the story.
SEAN: Viz, believe it or not, has no debut titles this month. But that doesn’t stop them from giving us many, many volumes of its ongoing series, like the 9th Assassination Classroom.
The Demon Prince of Momochi House gives you more Aya Shouoto with a 4th volume.
ANNA: I enjoy this series, as you might expect.
SEAN: And Food Wars! is still having intense food competitions in Vol. 11.
MICHELLE: I delayed on reading volume 10 just so I could enjoy a two-volume binge. Looking forward to it!
SEAN: Honey So Sweet has a 2nd volume. How sweet is it? You’ll just have to read.
ANNA: Pretty darn sweet!
SEAN: The 15th volume of Library Wars: Love & War wraps up the story, despite hints of some side-story volumes that don’t appear to have materialized. Luckily, the final volume is immensely satisfying, and will make fans very happy.
MICHELLE: I’m looking forward to this, too!
ASH: As am I!
ANNA: Me too, although I have an odd habit of postponing reading the final volumes of series I really like, so I can lie to myself that the series hasn’t actually ended.
SEAN: Speaking of immensely satisfying, that’s how you can describe every volume of My Love Story!! really, and I suspect the 8th is no different.
ANNA: Yes! I always read this right away when a new volume shows up at my house.
ASH: My Love Story!! is the best.
SEAN: Naruto has a 14th 3-in-1, meaning it’s still nowhere near done.
Nisekoi Vol. 14 does what ever fan of harem manga hates – introduces a new main candidate late in the series.
School Judgment has a 2nd volume of chibi-Ace Attorney antics, and hopefully will continue to be slightly ridiculous.
And I have no doubts as to the ridiculousness of So Cute It Hurts!! 6, though I fear I must give up my vow of adding exclamation points with each book.
Toriko is up to Vol. 33, and I am starting to hear mutterings of people who wish it would be more about food and less about battles, to which I remind them this runs in Shonen Jump, concurrently with Food Wars!, which IS more about food than battles.
Twin Star Exorcists is getting an anime very soon, so it’s a perfect time for its 4th volume.
Lastly, Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s 9 continues to look like some sort of World War II secret code.
Are you prepared for SO MUCH MANGA? No? Well, tough.
MICHELLE: No. However, I must say it’s lovely to see all of this activity in a once-troubled publishing sector.
ASH: True that!