SEAN: Soooo much manga. Scary… manga is scary.
MICHELLE: Holy cow. You aren’t kidding!
SEAN: Dark Horse has the 2nd and final Planetes omnibus, and if you haven’t read this series yet I urge you all to do so. It is a treat.
ASH: So glad to see the entire series back in print!
ANNA: Agreed, this is a special series that deserves to be in print.
SEAN: DMP has a rare print release with the third volume of I’ve Seen It All.
ASH: The first two volumes were ridiculous in a good sort of way, so I’ll be picking this one up, too.
SEAN: Kodansha has a large number of things out next week. The Fairy Tail spinoff Fairy Girls has a second volume.
And the giant omnibus Fairy Tail Master’s Edition sees a giant Volume 2.
Genshiken 2nd Season’s 8th volume continues to focus on who Madarame will pick from the harem he’s picked up. Knowing Madarame, the answer is likely to be “none”, but we shall see.
ASH: I was always rather fond of Madarame.
SEAN: And a 2nd volume of magical harem series Maga-Tsuki.
Missions of Love is up to 12 volumes, and the author is ready to introduce yet another unlikeable character who will get in the way of our unlikeable leads. (Just the way we like it, I hasten to add.)
SEAN: It’s the final, 36th volume of The Wallflower! “Final” and “The Wallflower” are words I never thought I’d write, but here we are. Will it resolve the romance? I highly doubt it. Will it be funny? Far more likely.
ANNA: Wow, this was a loooong series. I enjoyed the fist few volumes but did not have the stamina to continue reading.
SEAN: Your Lie in April has a 7th volume. Is it tragic yet, or still cute and romantic?
ASH: It can be both!
SEAN: Seven Seas gives us an 8th volume of D-Frag!, which will never be tragic or romantic, and barely manages cute, but it’s still hilarious.
You may recall that Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto 3 has been on this list before. The dangers of last-minute release date shuffles. Well, it’s still worth getting.
ASH: That it is. Hopefully the recent anime will give this series a boost.
SEAN: The same cannot really be said for Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn’s 4th volume, though it is a step above some of the other boob-obsessed titles out at the moment. But only a small step.
Vertical gives us a 15th volume of Knights of Sidonia, and as always I just hope some of the cast survives.
MICHELLE: I believe this is the final volume, as well, which seems too soon. I am anxiously awaiting this one and will have to resist the strong urge to flip to the end.
MJ: Oh, Knights of Sidonia, I love you so.
SEAN: There are two new Yen Digital debuts, but before we get to those, there’s new volumes for Aoharu x Machinegun (which gets print soon), Black Detective, Corpse Princess, Saki, and Unknown, as well as the digital debut of The Devil Is a Part-Timer! and its High School!! spinoff. I need to catch up on Saki.
MJ: I need to catch up as well!
SEAN: As for the debuts, we have the first volume of Grim Reaper and Four Girlfriends, about a weak, shoujo-manga loving guy who has to stop being such a loser of he’ll be killed, so he asks out four girls all at once, assuming they’ll all reject him. The trouble starts when they all say yes. Harem antics ensue. This ran in Gangan Joker.
Little Witch’s Collier (not collar, for some reason) is a GFantasy series that I don’t know much about, but I’m hoping that one of the GFantasy fans of Manga Bookshelf can take a look and tell me.
Yen Press also has its regular old pile of releases. Akame Ga Kill! chugs along with Vol. 6.
And Barakamon has reached double digits with its 10th volume. Soon it will pass Yotsuba&!.
A Certain Magical Index manga volume 5 adapts Novel Volume 5, as it decided to skip Angel Fall entirely.
Emma’s fourth omnibus actually brings to an end the main storyline, but don’t worry, we get enough epilogues and side stories for a whole other omnibus after this.
ASH: Thrilled to see this series back in print, too! Yen Press has done a beautiful job with the new edition.
MJ: This has been such a wonderful release for me, as I missed it the first time around. As Ash said, beautiful editions!
SEAN: Final Fantasy Type-0 Side Story 4 Part A, Second Shift, Behind the Bike-Sheds: A New Beginning.
I’ve dropped First Love Monster as being a bit too creepy for my taste, but for those who have not, the 4th volume is here.
Handa-kun, Barakamon’s prequel, gets a 2nd volume.
High School DxD has somehow reached Volume 8. Has anyone fallen into a girl’s breasts yet? I bet they have.
MICHELLE: Probably multiple times.
SEAN: I’ve enjoyed Horimiya immensely, so its third volume is near the top of my list.
MICHELLE: Same here!
ASH: Horimiya was a wonderfully pleasant surprise!
ANNA: I feel like I’m missing out!
MICHELLE: In this case, I would say that, yes, literally you are missing out. As a fellow shoujo lover, even though this is not technically shoujo, I am very confident you would love it. If you jump on the bandwagon now, getting caught up won’t seem so daunting! :)
ANNA: Sounds good, I will adjust my manga buying budget accordingly!
MJ: I missed volume two, and much catch up!
SEAN: The first How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend seemed to hit a bit too much on the ‘boring’ for my tastes, but we’ll see how it improves in its second volume.
Kagerou Daze gives us a 5th volume of time loops and social misfits.
In case you wished Log Horizon had more harem antics, here’s more of The West Wind Brigade. Though honestly the first volume was quite good.
Servant x Service is getting a print release, having been out digital for a while. It’s an omnibus, which gets it out faster, but can be exhausting for a gag manga title like this. I recommend reading in bits.
So I Can’t Play H! will no doubt compete with High School DxD for harem cliches in its 5th volume.
Sword Art Online has a 2nd volume in its Phantom Bullet adaptation.
Taboo Tattoo also gets a second volume, though I’ll be honest, I never made it through the first.
Lastly, we get a 2nd Yowamushi Pedal omnibus, for more HOT BIKING ACTION!
ANNA: Ack, another title I need to read!
SEAN: April is showering us with manga. What’re you getting?