SEAN: Next week is a huge week, with Viz releasing a pile plus stuff from other publishers. It’s hard to keep up anymore.
Dark Horse has a 2nd and final volume of the Blood C spinoff Demonic Moonlight.
Kodansha gives us the 19th volume of Attack on Titan, which once again comes with a Special Edition that has a DVD for those inclined.
ASH: That it does! The second half of No Regrets.
SEAN: And Say “I Love You” has a 15th volume. Will we see the main couple again?
MICHELLE: Let us hope!
ANNA: So far behind on this series. I feel guilty.
SEAN: Seven Seas has a trio of titles. D-Frag! has a 9th volume of broad comedy and gaming, though the gaming will always take a backseat to the comedy.
Somehow Dragonar Academy has hit double digit volumes. Could it be the fanservice?
Nurse Hitomi’s Monster Infirmary is also not above fanservice, but is usually more content to milk humor out of the weird monsters and school life situations. Vol. 4 hits next week.
From Vertical Comics, Wolfsmund has a 7th volume. Japanese Game of Thrones?
ASH: This series has been brutal. I’m curious to see where it will go considering the finality of some of the developments in the sixth volume.
SEAN: The rest is all Viz. We get an 11th volume of Assassination Classroom, where our kids will no doubt find they have much more still to learn.
Black Clover gets a 2nd volume. I hear it wasn’t well-liked at SDCC – can it turn this around?
ASH: I know plenty of people who love the series!
ANNA: I like it! Why wasn’t it liked at SDCC?
SEAN: Bleach has a 16th 3-in-1, and honestly, I’ve lost track of where it is. My guess is people are fighting each other.
SEAN: Will Food Wars! 13 finally get to the end of its latest tournament? Doesn’t matter to me, this is a really fun arc.
MICHELLE: I’m enjoying it very much, too.
SEAN: Haikyu! gets a 2nd volume of plucky volleyball guy and angry volleyball guy learning the basics of being in a Shonen Jump title.
MICHELLE: Ha! That pretty much sums it up, but I love it anyway.
ASH: I’m happy to get another volume so soon after the first.
ANNA: Me too!
MICHELLE: You will get them monthly through at least January!
SEAN: And The Heiress and the Chauffeur wraps up with a 2nd volume, in which, presumably, they combine to become the Heirffeur.
ANNA: I am a fan of occasional 2 volume shoujo series.
SEAN: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure wraps up its 2nd arc with the 4th hardcover omnibus of Battle Tendency. Worry not, though, the previously released 3rd arc is getting the deluxe re-release treatment soon.
ASH: I remember when the third arc was going out of print. I plan on upgrading my set; these deluxe releases are nice!
SEAN: If it’s August, it must be time for our yearly volume of Kaze Hikaru! This is Volume 24 (of 38 – and counting – in Japan). Thanks as always to Viz for not giving up on it.
MICHELLE: I’m super happy about a new volume even though I will probably be of retirement age before we get to the end.
ANNA: Viz deserves props for this. I love this series so much.
SEAN: On a list of titles I never thought I’d see over here, Kuroko’s Basketball would be pretty high up. But the anime was popular, and Slam Dunk’s re-release ended, so we can have another basketball manga. It’s coming out as omnibuses, to catch up faster – should be 15 omnibuses total.
MICHELLE: Once again, I am so excite!!! So much good stuff coming out this summer!
ANNA: Yay sports manga!
SEAN: Maid-sama! Omnibus 5 finally includes all-new material, for those who didn’t want to rebuy old Tokyopop stuff (though it is an all-new translation from the start.)
My Hero Academia has a 5th volume of Superhero School.
And One Piece, at Vol. 79, is finally wrapping up Dressrosa. I think.
MICHELLE: Finally. Let us hope there are not any more speeches to women about how they shouldn’t do anything so strenuous as fight for their freedom.
SEAN: So Cute It Hurts!! is at Vol. 8, which is right around the halfway point of the series.
MICHELLE: Oh man, somehow I had it in my head that this was only ten volumes long.
ANNA: Yikes! I like this series, but 16 volumes sounds like too much to me.
SEAN: And Toriko is at Vol. 35, an I’m hopful it’s over halfway through, but who knows?
It’s good that lately there’s always been one really obvious pick of the week lately. Viz debuts a series I have wanted to see here forever – Yona of the Dawn, a fantasy series from the author of NG Life, if anyone recalls NG Life. Its heroine is fantastic, and I cannot wait to read it.
MICHELLE: SO EXCITE!
ANNA: ME TOO!!!!!!
SEAN: And lastly, a 7th Yu-Gi-Oh 3-in-1 omnibus.
There’s a ton to peruse here. What are you getting?