SEAN: It’s the first week of October, so time for a BIG PILE O’ VIZ! But first:
Dark Horse has the first of what may be several Hatsune Miku manga tie-ins, Mikubon.
Seven Seas has a 5th volume of Golden Time, the one that’s not Toradora.
Magical Girl Apocalypse 9 continues to prove that kids love cute stuff being brutally slaughtered.
The debut this week is My Pathetic Vampire Life, which I know very little about besides that it runs in Futabasha’s Manga Action and hey, vampires.
Since Persona 4’s manga has done pretty well for Udon, it’s no surprise we’re now seeing the debut of Persona 3. It’s a Mediaworks title form Dengeki Maoh.
ASH: I’ve actually played Persona 3, so I’m curious to see how it’s adapted.
SEAN: Since we’ve caught up with Japan, the 8th volume is the first My Neighbor Seki in a while from Vertical. It’s very welcome.
ASH: My Neighbor Seki continues to be a delight.
SEAN: And now for Viz. Assassination Classroom has its 12th volume, which I believe has a heavy dose of Irina.
And a third volume of Black Clover. What will it be imitating today?
There’s a 6th volume of The Demon Prince of Momochi House.
ANNA: I really like this series, it just keeps getting better and better.
SEAN: And a 14th Food Wars!, which may be starting a new arc?
Haikyu! has a 4th volume. It’s coming out so fast you’d think it was monthly.
ASH: … There may be a reason for that.
ANNA: I haven’t read volume 3 because my kids keep stealing it from me.
SEAN: And there’s a 4th volume of Honey So Sweet.
ANNA: Looking forward to this!
SEAN: I always love a new volume of Kamisama Kiss when it comes out, even now, at the 22nd volume.
ANNA: This is so great. There is totally room in my heart for two shoujo series with handsome male spirit people running around.
Kuroko’s Basketball has a 2nd omnibus, ensuring it remains caught up with Haikyu! despite being bimonthly.
ASH: Speaking of catching up, I still need to dig into Kuroko’s Basketball.
ANNA: I really liked the unconventional hero.
SEAN: Guess what’s hit double digits but is still adorable? My Love Story!!, that’s what.
MICHELLE: Each of the last seven is on my list!
ASH: I love this series so much.
ANNA: It is just excellent.
SEAN: Naruto has a 16th 3-in-1, even though ninjas are so 2006.
And if you enjoy getting One Piece in massive box sets for Christmas, there’s a 3rd one here for you.
The debut this week is Platinum End, a new manga from the creators of Death Note and Bakuman that runs in Jump Square. I hear it’s more towards the Death Note end of the spectrum in terms of seriousness.
MICHELLE: I’m not generally interested in angels, but I’ll give this a shot.
ASH: I’m always willing to give a manga illustrated by Obata a try.
MELINDA: You know I’m on board for this, for the artwork if nothing else. Obata 4evah.
ANNA: I will try it for the art alone for the first couple volumes, even if I don’t care for the story.
SEAN: 7th Garden has a 2nd volume, which means only 5 more till I get to make an obviously lame joke.
A 9th So Cute It Hurts!!. It must be cute if it’s that long a series.
ANNA: It is pretty cute, but maybe a bit too long?
SEAN: And a 6th Twin Star Exorcists. This month is big on series I don’t read, alas.
Lastly, a series I do read, the 2nd Yona of the Dawn. Love love love this.
MICHELLE: The second volume is even better than the first.
ASH: I’ve actually got a giveaway for the first volume going on right now. I can’t wait to get my hands on the second one!
MELINDA: Well, I’ll have to check this out!
ANNA: EPIC FANTASY MANGA FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!!
SEAN: Is there a series here for you?