SEAN: It’s a quiet week unless you like Kodansha’s digital-only titles. What’s out next week?
J-Novel Club gives us a 5th volume of The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar.
Kodansha, print-wise, has a 15th Attack on Titan: Before the Fall. This is one long prequel.
ASH: The manga adaptation adds more to the story than is found in the original light novel. Actually for the better, I think.
Digitally, there’s quite a bit. Kasane finishes up with Vol. 14, and Fuuka comes to an end with the 20th volume. There’s also Alicia’s Diet Quest 2, Boarding School Juliet 7, Kamikamikaeshi 7, Lovesick Ellie 7, Starving Anonymous… 6, and Tokyo Alice 7. Boo, Starving Anonymous, you need to get with the 7s program!
MICHELLE: I’ll at least be reading Lovesick Ellie! I need to check out Tokyo Alice one of these days, too.
ANNA: I have come to peace with the fact that there are many series that I will never be familiar with, and this list represents many digital manga I am not reading.
SEAN: Seven Seas debuts Dragon Quest Monsters +, a sequel to the old Gameboy video game. It ran in Shonen Gangan back in 2000, so is something of a surprise license.
ANNA: Sounds fairly obscure!
SEAN: We also see Captain Harlock Dimensional Voyage 7, Himouto Umaru-chan 4, and the 6th and final Spirit Circle.
ASH: I’ve fallen behind with Dimensional Voyage but have recently caught up with Spirit Circle. I eagerly look forward to the next (although sadly last) volume. The series has been excellent.
SuBLime has an 11th volume of The World’s Greatest First Love.
And Viz gives us Case Closed 69, Hayate the Combat Butler 33, and Radiant 3. Always happy to see Hayate getting volumes published and not kicked to the curb like a dog.
ANNA: My kids like Radiant!
SEAN: And that’s it. See anything interesting there?
MJ: No, but maybe one of you will persuade me.