SEAN: June arrives this Friday, and with it comes even more manga. Here’s what’s out next week.
Bookwalker has a 4th volume of The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress light novel, reminding me that I’m behind on it.
J-Novel Club has a large number of releases out next week: Demon King Daimaou 5, Invaders of the Rokujouma!? 13, I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse 8, and Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They’ve Got the Wrong Idea! 2. That’s a lot of light novel title damage.
Kodansha has a nice number of print titles coming out. The biggie for Manga Bookshelf peeps is the final omnibus of Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 9. There’s also a 3rd Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle, a 7th Descending Stories, and a 10th Vinland Saga.
MICHELLE: I am really, really looking forward to Princess Jellyfish, though I can’t believe it’ll actually be over.
ASH: Yes! Princess Jellyfish has been wonderful; I’m so glad that it was released in print. I’m looking forward to continuing Descending Stories, too, and am thrilled for more Vinland Saga! (This is a good Kodansha week for me.)
ANNA: Also very happy about Princess Jellyfish and Vinland Saga!
MJ: I’m embarrassed to admit that I never even started Princess Jellyfish. Maybe the release of the final omnibus is what I need to spur me on.
SEAN: Digitally we have the debut of Those Summer Days (Ano Natsu), an Aria shoujo title about time travel and bittersweet romance.
MICHELLE: I’m in for bittersweet romance. The cover’s very pretty, too.
SEAN: We also have a 2nd You Got Me, Sempai!, and a 2nd Beware the Kamiki Brothers.
Seven Seas has two debuts. My Solo Exchange Diary is the sequel to My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, and I am really looking forward to it.
ASH: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness was tremendous, so the sequel is very high on my list.
SEAN: Satan’s Secretary (Maou no Hisho) is a bit more typical manga title, about how well a demon invasion would actually go if the Demon King had a really capable secretary at his side. It’s from Earth Star Entertainment, and runs in their Comic Earth Star magazine.
Vertical gives us a 6th volume of Flying Witch.
Viz, as you’d expect, has a large pile. No debuts this time, so let’s divide into Jump and Beat titles. For Jump, we see Astra: Lost in Space 3, Blue Exorcist 19, Food Wars! 24, Haikyu!! 24, the 12th Kuroko’s Basketball 2-in-1, My Hero Academia 13, One Piece’s 24th 3-in-1, and The Promised Neverland 4. MHA and TPN are my choice from there.
MICHELLE: Forsooth, though there are a few other faves in that mix for me, too.
SEAN: On the shoujo end, we have Queen’s Quality 4, Takane & Hana 3, Yona of the Dawn 12, and The Young Master’s Revenge 2. Yona always jumps to the top of my pile whenever it comes out.
MICHELLE: I’ll be getting all of these!
ASH: So much Viz! (And so many that I’m following!)
ANNA: Yay for Viz shoujo!!!!!!
SEAN: And Yen Press has some stragglers. On the novel side we have Napping Princess, an adaptation of the movie of the same name.
Éclair: A Girls’ Love Anthology That Resonates in Your Heart is what it sounds like, a collection of short stories that deal with romance between girls. I’d expect a lot of school settings. The authors of Kiss & White Lily, Gosick, and Bloom into You make contributions.
ASH: I’m really looking forward to this anthology.
MJ: This sounds great.
SEAN: After being delayed for over a year, we now finally have the continuation of the Durarara!! manga, with the start of the Re;Dollars arc, weird punctuation and all.
There’s also a 3rd ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department, a 7th Akame Ga Kill! ZERO, a 3rd Angels of Death, a 6th Kiss & White Lily for My Dearest Girl (so a double dose of Canno next week), and the 2nd Laid-Back Camp.
ASH: ACCA may not be for everyone, but it’s definitely for me.
ANNA: I still need to read the first volume, for some reason I have not been in an ACCA frame of mind. Glad it is being translated!
SEAN: Bare your soul! What manga are you buying?