SEAN: June is busting out all over, especially in terms of sheer manga volume – this month will be punishing, starting with 25 books out next week.
Dark Horse gives us the 4th – and presumably last for now – omnibus of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Go get it if you haven’t already.
ASH: I’m really glad this series is getting a second chance. Apparently the omnibuses are doing better than the single volumes did.
SEAN: And the Evangelion spinoff Shinji Ikari Raising Project may be over in Japan, but we still have a couple volumes to go. Here’s Vol. 16.
And a 9th New Lone Wolf and Cub.
This isn’t on Amazon yet, but Diamond has a couple of DMP books out, so let’s list them as well. (Yes, DMP still does print books. On occasion.) Does the Flower Blossom? gets a 2nd volume.
MICHELLE: I’m still holding out hope for volume eleven of Itazura na Kiss!
SEAN: And we also get the 9th volume of The Tyrant Falls in Love.
ASH: The eighth volume made for a pretty solid conclusion to the series, so I’m curious to see where this one goes.
SEAN: Kodansha has a 5th volume of shoujo reverse harem series Kiss Him, Not Me!.
ASH: I find that I am rather enjoying this series.
SEAN: And Say “I Love You” has gotten to Volume 14, and I still insist on using those quotes, because I’m stubborn like that.
ANNA: So far behind on this series, maybe I can do a reading binge over the summer.
SEAN: Seven Seas has the third Mayo Chiki omnibus. Does this finish that up? (Or off?)
And Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation’s third volume continues to prove that sometimes to get sales you have to license the title people already call it.
Seven Seas’ debut is The Other Side of Secret, which is from Media Factory’s Comic Alive, and I suspect will involve harem romance and possibly large breasts.
And now we have Viz, starting with Assassination Classroom getting to double digits.
Viz debuts a new Jump series, Black Clover. The premise looks to me like One Piece only with magic instead of pirates, but we’ll see how fun it is.
And there’s a 3rd Bloody Mary volume. Vampires!
ANNA: Yay! This series is goofy, but I enjoy all the angst.
SEAN: Dragon Ball’s 3-in-1 has hit lucky Vol. 13.
Yay, another Josei Beat series debuts! Everyone’s Getting Married comes from the pages of Petit Comic, and I’ve generally been very fond of these types of series. Romance between non-high schoolers!
MICHELLE: I am looking forward to this debut!
ASH: As am I!
ANNA: I’m EXTRA looking forward to it!
MJ: I’m… skeptical, but hopeful? Viz’s josei series tend to be full of landmines for me.
SEAN: Food Wars! has a dozen volumes now, and it still makes me hungry.
Kamisama Kiss is up to Vol. 21, and the romance seems to finally be heating up, maybe? As much as Hana to Yume romance ever does?
Komomo Confiserie’s 4th volume continues to try to charm me despite its lack of loud, dense heroines.
MICHELLE: I continue to follow all of these.
ANNA: They are all good series, but Kamisama Kiss is a standout.
SEAN: One Piece has its 16th 3-in-1, which I think begins Thriller Bark?
QQ Sweeper doesn’t come out often enough for my tastes, but I am very happy Volume 3 is here.
MICHELLE: Me, too, though this is the end. Unless VIZ has also licensed the sequel!
ANNA: Aieee, I didn’t realize it was so short. I will cherish the three volumes even more.
MJ: This, this, this!! But is it really the end? Nooooo.
SEAN: And School Judgment ends with its third volume.
MJ: I with I’d liked this more.
MICHELLE: Me, too.
SEAN: Seraph of the End reaches Volume 9. Vampires!
So Cute It Hurts!! has Volume 7, and I will assume has kept its cuteness promises to the reader.
MICHELLE: I have never found it cute, to be honest.
ANNA: I have found it somewhat cute, but I enjoy eye patches and cross dressing in manga.
SEAN: It’s been nine months since a Tegami Bachi volume, so Vol. 19 is heavily anticipated by the fandom.
Lastly, we have a 34th volume of Toriko, which doesn’t make me as hungry as Food Wars!, but has more punching.
SEAN: Are you picking up any of this deluge?
AshLynx saysJune 3, 2016 at 12:22 am
Definitely gotta get Kurosagi, I enjoyed omnibus 1 a lot more than I expected. I’ll also be getting Kamisama Kiss, So Cute it Hurts, and Tegami Bachi (not sure why they took so long on v19, the series is now complete at 20 vols in Japan).
Also, will DMP just run a Kickstarter for Itazura 11 and 12 already? They seem to run one every 6 weeks at this point (Kodomo no Jikan is going on right now, just finished Kimagure in may, had Vanilla Essence before that ended late feb, Sakira bara yaoi ended early feb). Though I really really need another Tezuka one first (they haven’t had one since Wonder 3 failed in October, so Storm Fairy was the last successful Tezuka one they had, and that was almost a year ago last July) , but after that, I need an Itazura one! Don’t leave us hanging, man!