SEAN: Will December set a record for most titled released? We shall see. It’s off to a good start next week…
Bruno Gmuender continues to fulfill its niche of manly gay manga with the release of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
ASH: It’s the second collection in English by Mentaiko Itto whose Priapus was highly entertaining, so I’m looking forward to it!
SEAN: Kodansha gives us another Fairy Tail spinoff, this one focusing on the Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth (note: not actual dragons).
And there’s a 6th volume of Maga-Tsuki.
Seven Seas has a 3rd volume of Masamune’s Revenge, which I still continue to vaguely be interested in despite itself.
And Monster Musume has reached double digits. Rejoice, monster girl fans!
There’s also a 3rd The Other Side of Secret, which is… let’s move on!
ASH: Usually there’s at least one Kodansha or Seven Seas manga that I’m particularly interested in but, alas, not this week.
SEAN: Udon fell behind a bit with Persona 4, so to make up for it they’re releasing both Vol. 4 and 5 next week.
ASH: Looks like I’ve got some catching up to do as well then.
SEAN: And Vertical has the fourth volume of Devil’s Line, which continues to be Devil Fine. (You know I’m tired when I’m making Medaka Box jokes in this list.)
And so we come to Viz. Assassination Classroom’s 13th volume should resolve the students’ current battle, and hopefully also Irina’s tortured emotions.
I’ve given in and admitted I simply like Black Clover, even though it is hilarious in its thefts of other manga. Looking forward to Vol. 4.
ANNA: I read volume 1 and then fell behind. Looks like I should try to catch up.
SEAN: Bloody Mary’s 5th volume is also out next week.
ANNA: VAMPIRES AND ANGST!
Catching up with Blue Exorcist means I always feel it’s been forever since the last volume, even though it’s only been since May. Here’s Vol. 16.
Everyone’s Getting Married hits its third volume, and it has been brought to my attention that in fact very few people are getting married at all.
ANNA: No surprise, I enjoy this josei manga.
SEAN: Food Wars! has a 15th chance to make us really hungry. It’s worked every volume so far.
Haikyu!!, meanwhile, just uses its 6th volume to make us so happy we are in a sports manga renaissance here in North America. (Meaning there’s more than one at one time.)
An here’s the other one, with a 3rd omnibus of Kuroko’s Basketball.
MICHELLE: *sighs happy sigh* I love all three of these.
ASH: I actually still need to read Kuroko’s Basketball, but I am really enjoying Food Wars! and Haikyuu!!.
ANNA: I enjoy Kuroko’s Basketball and Haikyuu!! very much.
SEAN: For Naruto fans, we get the 2nd part of the Itachi’s Story novel.
And an 18th One Piece 3-in-1, which wraps up Brook’s introductory arc.
Somehow So Cute It Hurts!!!!!!!!!! has reached 10 volumes as well. Have some exclamation marks to celebrate.
SEAN: And Stan Lee’s collaboration with Japan, Ultimo, comes to an end with its 12th volume.
Finally, there is a 3rd volume of the wonderful shoujo series Yona of the Dawn.
MICHELLE: Yay! I’m really looking forward to this.
ANNA: Very excited!!!!
SEAN: And this is only the first week? Who knows what the rest of December will hold? What are you getting?
AshLynx saysDecember 1, 2016 at 8:20 pm
I am going to continue to be mad, scratch that, FURIOUS with Udon until they do SOMETHING with Rose of Versailles! You don’t just license my number 1 most wanted manga and then sit on it for a year and a half with no news on the damn thing! At least I got some additional news on Legend of the Galactic Heroes anime (my most wanted anime license and an anime series that is so good that it will severely kill my desire to buy additional anime for years because it’ll be like, “Dude, I already got LoGH!” though I expect to still buy weird Discotek and Nozomi things, especially involving mecha and/or 80s) during their Otakon panel, and yeah, LoGH is a mammoth beast of an anime series (110 main eps, 60 side eps, 3 movies, who knows what random special features they got either) that they really don’t want to screw up because the LoGH fans are pretty fervent, but with RoV, I can’t help but feel like any other company would’ve had at least half the series out by now.
Sean Gaffney saysDecember 2, 2016 at 3:35 am
While I understand the frustration, I’d rather see a really good product than a really fast product. Be patient!
AshLynx saysDecember 2, 2016 at 8:07 am
It’s not the waiting for a good product I mind so much as not being told anything and being kept in the dark part. When they announced the license, they said vol 1 should be out 3rd quarter, 2016. We’re almost to the end of the 4th.