SEAN: No respite for anyone this January, as unlike past years the manga keeps on piling in. What’ve we got next week?
Dark Horse has the 2nd Shinji Ikari Raising Project omnibus. So much lighter, fluffier Evangelion lately…
J-Novel Club debuts a new digital-only light novel series, and boy does this have a light novel title. I Saved Too Many Girls And Caused The Apocalypse has a tremendous number of volumes out in Japan, but it’s a harem series so that may explain it. At least our hero isn’t in a fantasy game-type world… I think.
Your Lie in April finishes from Kodansha with its 11th volume, and you’d better get ready for some Bridge to Terabithia level tears, let me tell you.
Seven Seas has a 6th volume of The Ancient Magus’ Bride, one of my favorites of their lineup. First printings will have extra material!
ASH: I’m really looking forward to this!
SEAN: They also debut Bloom Into You, a yuri title that for once is not ‘yuri for fanservice’s sake because girl-on-girl is hot’. This well-written series from Dengeki Daioh also boasts great art. If you enjoy manga like this but have avoided it because of Seven Seas’ recent yuri titles, give it a shot.
MICHELLE: I’ve been looking forward to this one!
ASH: Me, too! I’ve heard very good things about the series.
MJ: I will check this out!
SEAN: And there’s also a 10th volume of Magical Girl Apocalypse, for those who enjoy seeing cute girls dying.
Lastly, in case Seven Seas’s normal demographic was feeling left out, there is a 3rd volume of the Monster Musume side-story series I Heart Monster Girls.
And now it’s time for Viz. First off we have a 3rd volume of 7th Garden.
And a 3rd volume of “we’re still not Ouran” series Behind the Scenes!!.
ANNA: I still like it!
SEAN: The Demon Prince of Momochi House gets a 7th volume.
ASH: I just recently caught up with this series and plan on reading more.
ANNA: It is one of those series that just keeps getting better with each volume.
SEAN: And if you still can’t get enough of buying Dragon Ball over and over and over again, here’s the 5th Full Color Freeza Arc.
We’re on an odd month, so Haikyu!! is the sole sports series out from Viz this time.
MICHELLE: At least there’s never a month when we’re without!
ASH: Plus, Haikyu!! is great!!
ANNA: Yay for volleyball!
SEAN: Honey So Sweet has a 5th volume of cute cuteness.
MICHELLE: Yay. I could use some adorable about now.
ANNA: It is SO cute.
SEAN: And Naruto is still churning out 3-in-1s – this is the 17th.
Nisekoi 19 begins the march to slowly resolving all the harem pairings – and by resolve I mean let down gently.
One-Punch Man 10! PUNCHING!
MICHELLE: I am embarking on this series in the very near future!
ASH: I hope you enjoy! It can be a highly entertaining series.
SEAN: A new 3-in-1 debuts, as we now get Rurouni Kenshin for those who didn’t read it ages ago. If you didn’t, do so, it’s very good.
ANNA: It is so good! But I find it odd how many printings some series go through!
SEAN: An 11th volume of Seraph of the End stares quietly, waiting stoicly for me to make a vampire joke. I back down.
Skip Beat! has its 3-in-1s catch up with its main release again with this 12th omnibus.
Twin Star Exorcists trundles along as well with a 7th volume.
And we also get a 14th World Trigger, and wish the author a ‘get well soon’.
See what I mean? Not your usual slow January. Whadya got?