SEAN: For a non-Yen final week of the month, this is pretty ridiculously busy.
J-Novel Club has the 2nd volume of The Faraway Paladin, whose first volume I greatly enjoyed. Looking forward to this more serious take on the ‘reincarnated in another world’ genre.
Kodansha has piles of new volumes for fans of their old Del Rey series out digitally. Gakuen Prince 12, Nodame Cantabile 18, Princess Resurrection 12, Pumpkin Scissors 11, and School Rumble 19.
ASH: Oh! Nodame Cantabile! I actually still have the volumes that Del Rey released; glad I’ll be able to finish the series. (Though, as always, I will continue to hope for a print edition, as unlikely as it is.)
SEAN: There’s also new digital volumes of their newer series. The Full-Time Wife Escapist 2, House of the Sun 4, and Peach Heaven 2. Definitely interested in more Wife Escapist, which I really enjoyed.
MICHELLE: Yay for Nodame and House of the Sun and escapee wives!
ANNA: I can’t believe I’m so far behind in digital releases, wait, it it is totally believable. Sounds like I need to check out the Full-Time Wife Escapist for sure.
SEAN: In new digital releases, though you can’t seem to preorder them yet, we have DAYS, another soccer manga from the creator of Over Drive that runs in Weekly Shonen Magazine.
MICHELLE: Being sports manga, I am of course duly excited for DAYS. In fact, I think I’ve now officially lost count of how many sports manga series are being released here.
ASH: I’m enjoying this surprising sports manga renaissance, too!
SEAN: And there’s also Tsurezure Children, a 4-koma romance series from Bessatsu Shonen that deals with a varied cast. It looks cute.
In print Kodansha, we have the 21st volume of Attack on Titan. Will we finally get to that pesky basement of Eren’s dad?
ASH: One of these days, maybe!
SEAN: The 4th and final volume of the Fairy Girls spinoff is out.
And a 4th volume of Happiness.
ASH: I already need to get caught up with Happiness. I’m not especially interested in vampires, but I really liked the first volume.
SEAN: Seven Seas has an 11th volume of D-Frag!. Get your tsukkomi ready!
And also a 12th Devils and Realist.
Magical Girl Apocalypse has somehow made it to 11 volumes, despite all the hate rays coming from my eyes.
And Monster Musume has a Vol. 11 as well.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation’s 5th volume will satisfy fans of (again) reincarnated in another world series.
And My Monster Secret has a 6th volume. I always look forward to this series.
Vertical has the 3rd and final volume of the Bakemonogatari novels, this one focused on Tsubasa Hanekawa, the bespectacled class president. Fear not, though, Nisemonogatari begins in June.
Vertical Comics has the 8th and I believe final omnibus of Tokyo ESP.
Viz has a digital only debut this week: ēlDLIVE, a shonen sci-fi series from the creator of Reborn! and will likely appeal to fans of same, though I’m not sure if it has as much BL tease as Reborn! did. It’s definitely harder to type, though.
Yen Digital has a 9th Aoharu x Machinegun, and a 10th Corpse Princess.
Lastly, Yen On shuffles out four more volumes of the Spice & Wolf novel series digitally – Books 11-14.
April brought a shower of manga and light novels. What are you getting?