SEAN: The 5th week of the month used to be a very quiet week, but this is manga boom time, so don’t expect quietness.
Dark Horse has the 2nd RG Veda omnibus, filled with early CLAMP pretty boys.
MELINDA: This never gets old for me.
Kodansha has a number of new titles. Cells at Work! has a 3rd volume.
ASH: The first volumes were a lot of fun, and surprisingly informative, too!
ANNA: We got the first couple volumes in my library, but I have not yet read them due to them being perpetually checked out.
SEAN: And House of the Sun continues to be a very fast digital release with Vol. 3.
MICHELLE: Huzzah! Not that I have read the first two volumes or anything.
ANNA: Should I be happy about this? I haven’t read it either but I feel I should be excited if Michelle likes it!
MICHELLE: It’s shoujo from Dessert magazine, which also brought us Say I Love You. and My Little Monster. So, I’m basically just assuming it will be good because of that connection.
SEAN: There’s also a 9th volume of L♥DK, in case you’re reading the new digital Gakuen Prince volumes and want even more like that.
Otomo: A Global Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira is a new artbook from Kodansha dedicated to said mind, with lots of famous artists coming together to pay tribute.
ASH: I haven’t read much of Otomo’s work beyond Akira, but I’m really looking forward to this volume.
SEAN: Real Account gives us a 6th volume.
And there’s a 5th Sweetness and Lightning. Sorry for the lack of witty comments, I just don’t have much to say about these.
ASH: Awww, but Sweetness and Lightning is delightful!
MICHELLE: It is! As much as I love food manga, only Sweetness & Lightning regularly features things that I feel like I could conceivably make myself.
SEAN: Seven Seas also has a pile of titles, starting with the 4th volume of Monster Musume spinoff I Heart Monster Girls.
And the 4th and final volume of The Other Side of Secret, which is so very, very Comic Alive.
Servamp has a 9th volume, and rumor has it vampires still figure in it.
I know very little about the new debut, Species Domain, except that it runs in Bessatsu Shonen Champion and is another “Monster Girls” type series.
ASH: Personally, I’ve lost most of my interest in the various monster girl manga, but I know it’s a popular niche and so am glad for those who enjoy it.
SEAN: And the 5th Testament of Sister New Devil shows that Shonen Ace can be even worse than Comic Alive if it really wants to be.
SEAN: Vertical debuts Flying Witch, which runs in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine and has both an anime and good word of mouth.
MELINDA: i’m probably interested in this.
ANNA: I’m maybe interested in this.
And there’s the now standard “Yen delayed these till one week later” releases. A 9th volume of Sekirei is out digitally.
And out in print, we have a 5th How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. (Spoiler: girlfriend still boring.)
Lastly, there’s a 6th Prison School omnibus.
ASH: Assuming someone isn’t simply outright offended by Prison School (which would certainly be more than understandable), the series can actually be legitimately funny.
SEAN: Something for everyone next week. What are you getting?