SEAN: I remember only 4-5 years ago when the Christmas week releases numbered zero, or at most one. Those days are gone forever, though this is a light week compared to the previous ones.
Dark Horse has a 6th omnibus of the Astro Boy manga.
Kodansha has the 20th volume of Attack on Titan, and if you like there’s also the Special Edition which comes with an actual Titan that will eat you… OK, it’s just a DVD. But I bet they’d do it if they could.
Cells at Work! gives is a 2nd volume of anthropomorphic medical action.
MICHELLE: I’m reading the first volume now and it’s pretty entertaining. I’m interested to see how (and if) the story develops.
ASH: The first volume was a great deal of fun! I’m interested in reading more.
SEAN: And a second (and final?) volume of The Black Museum: The Ghost and the Lady. No word if the other series in this collection has been picked up.
ASH: I really liked the first half of this story. If the rest of the series is anywhere near as good, I hope it’s licensed, too.
SEAN: Potboilers continue to do well, as we get an 8th L♥DK.
Lastly, rejoice! An 8th Vinland Saga omnibus is here in all its glorious carnage.
ASH: I am beyond thrilled for Vinland Saga’s return.
ANNA: I did not realize that this was coming out, but I’m very excited!
SEAN: Seven Seas has D-Frag! hit double digits. My guess: there will be boke and tsukkomi humor within… like the nine previous volumes.
And a 4th survival game-ish Not Lives.
My #1 guilty pleasure, and believe me the guilt outweighs the pleasure by a metric ton, Seven Seas also has a 6th Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn, where two amazing talents prove they can reinforce each other’s worst habits.
The debut next week is the first volume of Seven Princes of the Thousand Year Labyrinth. It’s one of the most Ichijinsha things you’ve ever met, despite also being a survival game. I reviewed it here.
ASH: I plan on giving the first volume a look at least.
SEAN: Lastly, Vertical gives us a 4th omnibus of Mysterious Girlfriend X. Get yourself some drool for the holidays.
MJ: Nothing really calls out to me from this week’s list, but I did want to say “Happy Holidays!” to all our readers, and to you all, too!
SEAN: So what are you getting with those Christmas gift cards?
Jocilyn Wagner saysDecember 25, 2016 at 8:14 am
Ichijinsha… *gets choked up* I never thought I would live to see the day. Thank you so much Kodansha acquisition!