SEAN: It is election week, and I urge everyone in the United States to please go vote. Meanwhile, on the manga front…
Cross Infinite World has another series, this one apparently from some creators who’ve also done Final Fantasy. emeth: Island of Golems is the title, and the e is small, e.e. cummings style.
Ghost Ship has a 5th Yokai Girls.
J-Novel Club continues to dole out light novels for the hungry fan, as we see Demon King Daimaou 8, Invaders of the Rokujouma!? 17, and The Master of Ragnarok and Blesser of Einherjar 4.
Kodansha is in something of a state of flux – its site’s release dates are not matching Amazon’s, and there have been some schedule slips. But we definitely get the debut of Hiro Mashima’s new manga next week, Eden’s Zero. It’s hard not to make the “Fairy Taiiiil… iiinnnnn SPAAAAAAACCCCEEE!!!!” joke here.
SEAN: Other print titles are Boarding School Juliet 2 and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Side: P4 Volume 4 (it hurts me typing that title).
ASH: It does hurt, but it’s a fun series for Persona fans.
SEAN: Digitally we debut Can I Kiss You Every Day?, a Betsufure title whose synopsis, alas, sounds incredibly similar to a lot of other shoujo digital-only titles we’ve seen recently.
MICHELLE: That synopsis earns a hard pass from me.
SEAN: And there’s also Can You Just Die, My Darling? 6, Chihayafuru 12 (yay!), My Boy in Blue 4, and Peach Girl Next 3.
MICHELLE: Yay, indeed!
SEAN: Seven Seas has no debuts, but they do have several of their ongoing series. There’s The Bride and the Exorcist Knight 2, The Dungeon of Black Company 2, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid 7, Sorry for My Familiar 3, and The Testament of Sister New Devil STORM!! 5.
Though release dates on Amazon for Tokyopop are even more fluid than they are for Kodansha, there is apparently a 2nd Futaribeya out next week.
For those who missed the two-volume Summer Wars manga, Vertical Comics is releasing it as an omnibus.
Viz’s debut combines two incredibly popular trends: Dragon Ball and reincarnated into another world stories. That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha is exactly what it sounds like, which is to say silly.
ASH: This is supposed to be fantastic.
ANNA: Sometimes very silly is a good thing.
MELINDA: I’m down for this.
SEAN: Some excellent ongoing series. On the shonen side, we have Black Clover 13, Black Torch 2, the 3rd Bleach Box Set (not sure if it’s black or not), the 3rd Demon Slayer, a 2nd Dr. STONE, a 29th Haikyu!!, the 9th JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders hardcover, an 88th One Piece, and the 4th volume in Yu-Gi-Oh: Arc V.
MICHELLE: I need to check out Dr. STONE.
ASH: Oh yes, there’re some great series in there!
ANNA: I enjoyed the first volume of Dr. STONE.
SEAN: On the shoujo side, we see Anonymous Noise 11, Idol Dreams 5, and Shortcake Cake 2.
MICHELLE: I also need to check out Shortcake Cake.
ASH: The first volume was quite enjoyable!
ANNA: Shortcake Cake is super cute, and I enjoy Idol Dreams.
SEAN: And on the ‘seinen marketed as shonen’ side, we have Kaguya-sama: Love Is War 5.
Did you vote? And what did you buy?
MICHELLE: Last Friday! And I got a sticker!