SEAN: I can’t. I just can’t. How on earth is this much stuff coming out?
MICHELLE: And still none of it is 7SEEDS or Silver Diamond!
ANNA: Or Demon Sacred!
SEAN: Dark Horse gives us the 26th volume of the Vampire Hunter D novels.
ASH: I somehow managed to forget that the novel series was still ongoing.
SEAN: J-Novel Club has a 2nd volume of adorable family series If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord. Oh please stay an adorable family series…
Yes, there’s still more Del Rey rescues, with Princess Resurrection 17.
Somehow there is a new Animal Land out, Vol. 12. Only 9 months after 11! Is the series back on track?
ASH: Maybe?! The ending seems so close and yet so far away.
SEAN: Kodansha gives us a 4th volume of Chihayafura digitally. Will our ragtag bunch of karuta misfits get it together?
ANNA: So excited!
SEAN: And there’s a 4th manga volume of Clockwork Planet, whose novel I enjoyed more than I did the adaptation.
Domestic Girlfriend hits Vol. 5 digitally as well.
As does Fire Force, which is print, and still not as good as Soul Eater, IMO.
Inuyashiki 8 comes out in print as well. It’s ended in Japan recently.
And Land of the Lustrous hopes to make slightly more sense with Vol. 2, but it will look gorgeous no matter what.
ASH: I’m looking forward to the beautiful mess.
ANNA: Maybe I’ll check it out from the library just for the pretty….
SEAN: The first debut next week is Love & Lies, which North American readers may find slightly familiar if they read it on the Mangabox app. It’s also got an anime coming out. The premise involves a Japan where everyone automatically gets an arranged marriage at 16.
Kodansha has a 2nd volume of Real Girl, meaning I should read the first, but TOO MUCH MANGA.
MICHELLE: I missed the first one, as well.
SEAN: The second debut next week is another of THOSE isekai adaptations. That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime is based on a novel Yen will be starting this December, and Kodansha’s adaptation runs in Shonen Sirius. The premise is… what the plot says.
ANNA: We live in interesting times.
SEAN: Lastly (for Kodansha), we get a 2nd digital volume of Tzuredure Children.
On to Seven Seas, who blissfully only have two releases next week. A Centaur’s Life has its own anime adaptation going on, which seems to be adapting a lot more than I expected, including scenes I was sure it would cut. This is the 12th volume.
There’s also a 6th volume of yuri potboiler Citrus.
Vertical has reached a dozen volumes of What Did You Eat Yesterday?. Will there be egg dishes? (Do eggs come in dozens in Japan?)
MICHELLE: !!!!!! I love when there are surprise things that weren’t on my radar.
ASH: I’m always read for more What Did You Eat Yesterday!
ANNA: Woo hoo!
SEAN: The rest of the list is Yen. They have a bunch of light novels. The 4th Asterisk War may not be the best of them, but my guess is that it’s the shortest.
A Certain Magical Index’s 12th volume is a ‘downtime’ book, with much of it taken up by wacky shenanigans. I suspect the cliffhanger will be less wacky, though.
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! has an 8th volume, and may finally be returning to Enta Isla for a bit.
Goblin Slayer’s 3rd volume features goblins being slayed.
The Irregular at Magic High School has a 5th volume that I would also classify as ‘downtime’, but we do get a Beach Episode out of it.
KonoSuba’s 3rd volume will, one hopes, be completely ridiculous.
Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers has a 2nd volume, where we see how long they can extend the “one of us is a traitor” plotline.
And Sword Art Online’s 11th volume shows the ongoing adventures of Kirito and Eugeo training to become knights, this time complete with cute squire girls.
Yen manga also has one or two or twenty titles. Anne Happy has a 6th volume, and may be caught up with Japan by now.
Aoharu x Machinegun also gives us a 6th print volume.
ASH: The first volume was fun and I’ve been meaning to read more, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
SEAN: We have reached the final Blood Lad! You can tell it’s the final one as it’s not an omnibus, ending with a single-sized 9th volume. I will miss this underrated series.
BTOOOM! has an 18th volume, and I haven’t missed it at all, but it’s not going anywhere yet.
Delicious in Dungeon’s first volume was enjoyable enough, though I worry it will leave me with very little to review. Definitely getting its 2nd volume, though.
MICHELLE: I kept meaning to read the first, but now I’ll just have to review the first two together.
ASH: I loved the first volume and am looking forward to the next a great deal.
SEAN: There is also a 3rd Demonizer Zilch, which I keep forgetting Yen puts out.
More series whose premise I just couldn’t get past, we have a 7th First Love Monster.
Girls’ Last Tour will have an adorable post-apocalypse in Volume 2.
ASH: I didn’t find the characters overly compelling, but I did really like world and environment of the series.
SEAN: High School DxD is not dead, it merely seems like it after this recent hiatus. It returns with Vol. 9.
Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl has a 3rd volume of what will no doubt be adorable yuri stories.
Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade does not have yuri, but it does have Soujiro, so there’s a tradeoff. This is Volume 6.
Murcielago’s 3rd volume will no doubt have yuri, but if you see “If you liked Murcielago, you may also like Kiss And White Lily for My Dearest Girl”, something is screwy with Amazon’s algorithms.
ASH: HA! Someone may be in for a surprise.
SEAN: Re: Zero’s 2nd arc has its 2nd manga volume, and no doubt features Subaru dying.
Rokka also has a manga adaptation, and it’s up to Vol. 3.
Vol. 3s are popular these days! We also have a 3rd Spirits & Cat Ears.
And double digits for Trinity Ten… um, I mean Seven.
Ubel Blatt also hits double digits with its 9th omnibus. If that makes no sense, you don’t know Ubel Blatt.
Lastly (thank GOD), a 6th omnibus for Yowamushi Pedal.
MICHELLE: Yay! This is a good week!
ASH: Yay, indeed! Yowamushi Pedal isn’t released nearly as often as I wish it was.
SEAN: You must be getting SOMETHING from this morass. What is it?
AshLynx saysAugust 19, 2017 at 4:35 pm
A pretty good week for me! Already picked some of them up (Yowamushi Pedal, Blood Lad, Aoharu x Machinegun, Ubel Blatt, and Re:Zero manga), but the one I definitely need is actually Animal Land 12. But that things been pushed back so many times, that I cannot believe it exists until I physically see a copy of it. Vol 11 got pushed back a ton too. I remember a few years ago at Otakon, I was at Kodansha’s booth in the dealer’s room and questioned if they had the newest one at the time, and the guy working there was amazed that someone actually asked about it and told me I was “one of the three people who collect that series”, so I don’t think it’s been a good seller for them. But man, there’s only 14 volumes in the series, I don’t care if they shove the last two out in a single omnibus or something.
Also, I would like to declare a new rule: NO ONE is EVER allowed to start a new series listing at “volume 0”. Why would they do that, why? It’s always so confusing to collect this series! Now, if after you’ve released the full series you really do have a single prequel volume, then yes, you may use a “zero”, but never NEVER make your first volume be a “0”, worst idea ever.