MICHELLE: Probably I should be casting my vote for the third volume of Tokyo Tarareba Girls. It’s josei and it’s kind of brilliant, but it’s also devastating in its own kooky way. Instead, I think I’ll pick something really comforting, like the third volume of Ace of the Diamond.
SEAN: My pick is the new My Neighbor Seki, whose variations on a theme have yet to get old.
KATE: I second Michelle’s enthusiasm for Tokyo Tarareba Girls. It will make you laugh, cry, and cringe in equal measure — that’s how good it is!
ASH: I’m certain that I would absolutely love Tokyo Tarareba Girls, but this week I only have eyes for the next volume of Requiem of the Rose King. The series is a fascinating and heart-wrenching reimagining of history with strong Shakespearean influences and gorgeous artwork.
MJ: Requiem of the Rose King 4evah. That’s just the way things are.
ANNA: Any week that Requiem of the Rose King comes out makes it an automatic pick for me too. This is one of the most compelling series currently coming out and every new volume is a treat. A treat of emotional anguish and surrealism!
AshLynx saysMay 15, 2017 at 4:19 pm
Does Requiem for the Rose King improve after vol 1? I remember reading vol 1 and being, for lack of better words, beyond confused, but it keeps getting so much praise!
Michelle Smith saysMay 15, 2017 at 4:34 pm
I think it does. The nature of Richard’s visits from Joan of Arc have still not been explained, true, but they don’t happen much these days. Richard’s motivations are very clear now.