SEAN: Next week is July. It’s hot. But there is manga! Let’s keep it short and sweet.
MICHELLE: Our heat index today is 102. :(
SEAN: Dark Horse has a spiffy Gallery Edition of Lone Wolf and Cub, which I sometimes feel is the only title they really still love.
ASH: It does seem that way sometimes; this edition should be gorgeous.
SEAN: Ghost Ship has a 2nd volume of World’s End Harem.
J-Novel Club has a 14th Invaders of the Rokujouma!?.
In print, Kodansha has a 25th Attack on Titan, and a 27th volume of The Seven Deadly Sins.
ASH: I somehow missed that The Seven Deadly Sins had surpassed Attack on Titan in length!
SEAN: Digitally, we see new volumes of Beware the Kamiki Brothers! (3), A Kiss, For Real (2) Those Summer Days (2), and You Got Me, Sempai (3).
MICHELLE: Eventually, I really will get around to checking out all of these.
ANNA: That’s too much. Too much digital!
SEAN: Seven Seas has three debut titles next week. Go For It, Nakamura! is a cute romantic comedy that’s being marketed more as that than as BL. It is done in one, and ran in Akaneshinsha’s BL-oriented magazine Opera.
MICHELLE: I love the retro-looking art on the cover!
ASH: I’m really looking forward to this release!
SEAN: Harukana Receive is a beach volleyball series, and features lots of girls in minimal clothing. Despite both these things, it runs in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Forward, so I’m expecting strong female friendships.
Mushroom Girls in Love (Kinoko Ningen no Kekkon) is a one-shot from the creator of A Centaur’s Life, and is just as weird as that long-running series is. It ran in Ohta Shuppan’s Pocopoco, which is a seinen magazine.
ASH: Weird can be good; I’ll admit to being curious.
SEAN: Seven Seas also has a 2nd volume of the Arifureta manga, and a 2nd volume of Giant Spider & Me.
ASH: I greatly enjoyed the first volume of Gian Spider & Me, so I’ll definitely be picking up the second!
SEAN: Vertical has the 2nd and last Moteki omnibus. Will the protagonist get together with one of the girls? I wouldn’t count on it.
Viz time. One debut, one spinoff debut, and one artbook debut. The new series is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, a Weekly Shonen Jump title. I’ve heart it’s heartwarming. I’ve also heard it’s dark and FILLED with violence.
ASH: I’ve heard similar things about the series.
SEAN: The spinoff is My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, and you can probably guess the plot given MHA is a series about licensed heroes. These are not those heroes. The artist is better known for Harukaze Bitter Bop over here, one of the many series that died when Tokyopop first did. The writer has also done the K manga.
MICHELLE: I’m a little hesitant about this one, since it’s not by the original creator, but I suppose it could be good.
SEAN: The artbook is Color Walk, the first One Piece artbook to actually come out over here. Experience the very beginning of the series, looking gorgeous and with commentary by Oda.
Ongoing shonen? We’ve got it. Bleach 73, Dragon Ball Super 3, Haikyu!! 25, Naruto’s 23rd 3-in-1, One-Punch Man 14, Rurouni Kenshin’s 7th 3-in-1, and a 9th Yo-kai Watch.
ASH: Look at that! Two volleyball titles in one week!
SEAN: Ongoing shoujo? Plenty of that too. Anonymous Noise 9, The Demon Prince of Momochi House 12, the 2nd and final Kenka Bancho Otome, and the 6th Water Dragon’s Bride.
MICHELLE: Definitely several in both categories that I’m following!
SEAN: Ongoing seinen marketed as shonen? Kaguya-sama: Love Is War 3 is for you.
SEAN: Lastly, Yen On has a 3rd volume of The Empty Box and the Zeroth Maria.
Beating the heat? Celebrating the Fourth? What manga are you doing it with?
Jocilyn Wagner saysJuly 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm
Umm… Water Dragon’s Bride!
Umm… Mushroom Girls?
Umm… Ganbare! Nakamura-kun!!