SEAN: The pile of October continues. Join us!
Dark Horse gives us the 2nd volume of Gantz G.
And Ghost Ship has a 3rd World’s End Harem, which I imagine continues to have our hero resolutely not having tons of sex.
J-Novel Club has 3 ongoing series, with Clockwork Planet 4, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord 5, and Lazy Dungeon Master 2.
Kodansha announced its new October digital releases literally an hour after I posted last week’s titles, making me grit my teeth. So already out is Are You Lost? (Sounan desuka?), a title about teens stranded on an island, though at least it’s not a survival game story.
Next week’s debut is Kira-kun Today (Kyou no Kira-kun), a shoujo manga from the creator of Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight and Love’s Reach. It ran in Betsufure.
Also out digitally next week are Boarding School Juliet 5, Drowning Love 11, I’m Standing on a Million Lives 3, and Tokyo Alice 4.
MICHELLE: I had every intention of reading Drowning Love and Tokyo Alice, but keep falling further behind.
ANNA: I never even tried. Too much manga!
SEAN: No print debuts, but we do see To Your Eternity 7 and Tokyo Tarareba Girls 3.
ASH: Definitely picking both of these up!
SEAN: Seven Seas has what I suspect will be Manga Bookshelf’s Pick of Next Week with the debut of Satoko and Nada. The story of a Japanese woman and a Saudi woman sharing a room at an American college, it sounds fantastic. It runs on an online site, Twi 4.
MICHELLE: It does look fantastic!
ANNA: That sounds great. Going to see if we can purchase that at my library.
ASH: I’m really looking forward to giving this series a read.
MJ: This was entirely off my radar! I will definitely be picking this up!
SEAN: There’s also Himouto Umaru-chan! 3, How to Treat Magical Beasts 2, Made in Abyss 4, and Spirit Circle 5.
ASH: The first volume of How to Treat Magical Beasts was enjoyable, but my (shattering) heart lies with Spirit Circle.
Vertical debuts APOSIMZ, the newest title from the creator of BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia. It looks pretty hard SF, as usual.
MICHELLE: It does, which is not normally my thing, but I do like Nihei’s art a lot, so will probably check it out at some point.
ANNA: Is there a talking bear? This is what I need to know.
SEAN: They also have a 12th Ajin.
Viz’s debut is a short story collection based on the world of NieR:Automata, entitled Long Story Short. Anyone else have Spandau Ballet in their head?
MICHELLE: Alas, I only know their big hit.
ASH: NieR: Automata was a huge hit among my circle of friends–hopefully the short story collection will be, too!
MJ: I’m there with you and Spandau Ballet
SEAN: Lastly, Viz has new volumes for Case Closed (68), Magi (32), and Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle (3). I’ll be getting those last two.
ANNA: Yay for more Sleepy Princess!
ASH: The series is such a delight.
SEAN: It’s a lot, but keep saving up, there’s even more out in the coming weeks. What are you getting?