SEAN: In a month this big, even the smaller 2nd and 3rd weeks can be packed with manga titles, and that proves to be the case here.
Dark Horse has its 24th volume of Vampire Hunter D, showing that it was way ahead of the vampire curve.
Devil Survivor has come out so fast from Kodansha it’s hard to believe it’s almost done. Vol. 7 is the 2nd to last.
There’s also a 4th volume of shonen romance Forget-Me-Not.
If you want a parody of Attack on Titan but would like it to be closer to its source material as opposed to a high school AU, Spoof on Titan may be for you. It’s a cute 4-koma gag series that originally ran on the Mangabox app a few years back. It’s quite amusing.
One Peace has now caught up with the old Maria Holic releases, so I believe Vol. 7 is new content.
The description of Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Seven Seas’ debut this week, on a manga info site has keywords like ‘based on a light novel’, ‘big breasts’, ‘tsundere’, and the like. Still, it’s in Comic Flapper rather than Comic Alive, so maybe it’s not as cliched as it sounds…
And we also get the 2nd volume of Masamune’s Revenge, whose first volume surprised me by not being terrible, so there’s always hope.
And a 2nd volume of The Other Side of Secret, which… nah, can’t say the same. Moving on.
Remember Blue Morning? From so long ago? We now have a 6th volume of it, courtesy SuBLime. Yay!
MICHELLE: Yay, indeed!
ASH: I’ve been waiting for this! I’m loving the series.
SEAN: And they also have a 2nd 2-in-1 omnibus of Don’t Be Cruel.
MICHELLE: I had major issues with the first volume, but I admit that I kind of want to read this.
SEAN: Udon has a 4th volume of the manga adaptation of Persona 4.
Vertical has what I think most Manga Bookshelf peeps will consider the big release of the week, the first omnibus re-release of BLAME!, rescued from the out of print Tokyopop doldrums thanks to the performance of Knights of Sidonia by the same author. I actually never read this back in the day, so look forward to seeing what it does. And if it has bears.
MICHELLE: I’ve read all of BLAME! and enjoyed it very much, especially the art and labyrinthine setting. Alas, I don’t recall any bears.
ASH: It’s also a literal big release–the volume is huge!
ANNA: I haven’t read it before, so I am excited!
SEAN: Hayate the Combat Butler, from Viz, is exciting no one this week but me, but I am still excited to see a 28th volume of another of my ‘lost cause’ series.
Lastly, a 16th Ranma 1/2 omnibus gives us more of what you like from Rumiko Takahashi, unless you like character development, it doesn’t have that. But it’s funny, so who cares?
ASH: Still happy to see Ranma 1/2 back in print.
SEAN: What are you getting from this list?