SEAN: Ah, the 2nd week of the month, the most common week for the Manga Bookshelf team to look over the releases and think “Wow, am I picking Magi as Pick of the Week again?”
SEAN: Dark Horse has a 2nd volume of Fate/Zero, sure to give us many more heartwarming moments so that it can crush them to bits in later volumes.
Kodansha Comics is likely counting down the days till Air Gear finishes, and they’re close with Vol. 35, but not yet.
And there’s a 5th volume of L♥DK, and I’m sure all is sweetness and light.
ASH: I know people who like the series, but personally I find it infuriating.
MICHELLE: I never went back after volume one.
SEAN: Paradise Residence has a 2nd volume, which is NOT an omnibus, so don’t be surprised at its slim size. There’s also a souped-up car, because Fujishima.
ASH: I’m enjoying Paradise Residence much more than I thought I would!
SEAN: And Kodansha also has a 2nd volume of their Persona Q spinoff, this one on the P4 side.
Seven Seas has a new debut, which seems to be a romantic comedy of sorts? Masamune-kun’s Revenge runs in Comic Ryu, and the premise sounds like it could be a disaster (guy becomes handsome to get revenge on ice queen who rejected him). I guess we will see how much it subverts its premise.
SEAN: There’s also a 6th volume of Servamp, which has vamp… yeah, OK, the running gag is old. I will stop.
SubLime gives us a 2nd 2-in-1 omnibus of Don’t Be Cruel. But are their hearts true?
ASH: I haven’t heard much about Don’t Be Cruel, but enough to be curious about the manga.
MJ: I’m a bit curious as well.
MICHELLE: The blackmail plot doesn’t thrill me, but I can’t help but be amused by the fact that the volume numbers appear on tighty whities.
SEAN: And His Favorite has reached Volume 9, and the cover art is still amazing.
ASH: Uh oh! I’m apparently a couple volumes behind.
SEAN: Vertical gives us a 5th omnibus of Tokyo ESP.
MICHELLE: Yay! I believe this is launching a new arc.
SEAN: And yay, it’s a new volume of Magi! 18 volumes from Viz, and we’re still not tired of it.
ANNA: YAY MORE MAGI!!!!!!
SEAN: Viz also has a 2nd volume of Monster Hunter: Flash Hunter. Would a Flash hunter be against every one of us? (Wow, that was obscure.)
MICHELLE: I admit I didn’t get it, but my brain did think the sequel could perhaps be ‘QuickTime Hunter.’
SEAN: Lastly, the re-release of the Evangelion manga comes to an end with the 5th omnibus, containing the last two volumes. I actually quite liked this ending. It’s worth picking up.
Does something this week cry out to you?