SEAN: October continues to push out new titles to break our banks.
First, I missed another release in last week’s list. Out tomorrow is the 6th Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress from Bookwalker.
Dark Horse has a debut I’m excited about. Mob Psycho 100 is by the author of One-Punch Man, and this time he’s also the artist. It runs in Shogakukan’s Ura Sunday, is based off the webcomic, and is about a psychic boy.
MICHELLE: Ooh, interesting!
MJ: This also sounds interesting to me!
ANNA: Me too!
ASH: Yup, count me in!
SEAN: J-Novel Club has some ongoing series, with a 4th Infinite Stratos, a 2nd Kokoro Connect, and a 3rd volume of The Unwanted Undead Adventurer.
Kodansha print debuts another Fairy Tail spinoff, Lightning Gods.
Kodansha digital is a different story. We begin with Forest of Piano, a series I never thought would make it over here. A long-running award-winning story about a piano prodigy, it ran in Morning magazine (actually, it debuted in Uppers, which tells you how old it is) and has its first seven omnibuses all debut digital-only next week. Will this be the title that forces Ash to buy digitally?
MJ: I don’t often buy digital either, but I kind of want this. Like, a lot.
ANNA: Wow, that sounds like something I should pick up.
ASH: Aaaaah, I really am going to start buying digital titles one of these days, aren’t I?
SEAN: On a more shoujo note, Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love is a Betsufure title about a girl who hasn’t had a love affair yet and her persistently annoying teacher who is likely the reason why. For those who like amusing jerk heroes.
And we have Ace of the Diamond 16, Defying Kurosaki-kun 5, Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? 4, Liar x Liar 7, and The Quintessential Quintuplets 5.
MICHELLE: I love Ace of the Diamond and one of these days I’ll read Kichijoji.
SEAN: Seven Seas has two debuts. Machimaho: I Missed Up and Made the Wrong Person into a Magical Girl! is not based on a light novel, despite the lengthy title. It runs in Shinchosha’s Kurage Bunch, and does not seem to be quite as dark as Seven Seas’ other Magical Girl titles. Violent delinquent turned magical girl is the premise.
Plus-Sized Elf is the other debut, from Wani Books’ Comic Gum. Given that it’s from Comic Gum, I would expect the fanservice to also be plus-sized. Also, despite the titular elf, I have a suspicion this is a monster girl title in general. It’s seemingly about an elf hooked on junk food.
ASH: I’ll admit I’m curious. Also, I will be very disappointed if there aren’t French fries.
Seven Seas also has Harukana Receive 2, Made in Abyss 4, Magical Girl Apocalypse 16, Nameless Asterism 3, and There’s a Demon Lord on the Floor 6.
Vertical Comics has a 4th omnibus of The Flowers of Evil.
Lastly, Viz has a 7th digital-only volume of élDLIVE.
I suspect Manga Bookshelf is thinking of pianos next week. How about you?