SEAN: Usually it’s just Jump/Beat weeks and Yen Press weeks that are when I whine about it being a lot, but there’s no question: this is a lot.
Bookwalker has an 8th volume of The Combat Baker and Automaton Waitress.
J-Novel Club has a new debut, though the author is familiar. I Shall Survive Using Potions! is from the same author as Make My Abilities Average and Saving 80,000 Gold, and the scenario is similar: teenage overpowered girl. She’s reincarnated by accident, so asks for a lot, and gets it. I’m hoping this is as ridiculous as the author’s other series.
They also have the 8th volume of How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, the 12th I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse, the 19th Invaders of the Rokujouma!?, and a 4th Lazy Dungeon Master.
Kodansha, in print, has Tokyo Tarareba Girls 5.
ASH: Yes! This series is so good! (Cuts pretty close to the quick sometimes, too.)
SEAN: Kodansha, digitally, has a lot more, including a debut, My Sweet Girl. This Betsufure title is about a small, boyish, awkward girl who finds love with a popular boy. Not to be confused with other shoujo titles that might sound the same.
MICHELLE: Could be cute!
ANNA: I’m interested!
MELINDA: That does sound cute! I mean, not original, but totally cute!
SEAN: They also have Boarding School Juliet 8, Crocodile Baron 2, I’m Standing on a Million Lives 5, Kamikamikaeshi 8 (a final volume), Tokyo Alice 8, and The Walls Between Us 4.
MICHELLE: Someday I will read a few of these.
SEAN: Seven Seas debuts Beauty and the Beast Girl, which is a single-volume release. It’s a yuri manga about the love between a monster girl and a blind girl.
ASH: Hmmm, that could be interesting!
MELINDA: This sounds kind of awesome. I have a new appreciation for monsters lately.
SEAN: There’s also Kase-san and Cherry Blossoms (the 5th in this uniquely named series), My Solo Exchange Diary 2, and Please Tell Me, Galko-chan! 5. Interested in pretty much all of this.
ASH: My Solo Exchange Diary is another one of those good but cutting series.
SEAN: SuBLime gives us Punch Up! 5 and A Strange and Mystifying Story 6.
MICHELLE: I’m liking A Strange & Mystifying Story since it has moved on to a new couple.
ASH: Huh, I didn’t realize Punch Up! was still ongoing.
SEAN: Tokyopop has three releases next week! The debut is Yuri Bear Storm, whose anime is already famous… or infamous. I hear, much like Utena, that the manga is a bit less weird. It’s a Comic Birz title, of course.
ASH: Gah! I’m so torn about this. A series I’m legitimately interested in but… Tokyopop…
MELINDA: What Ash said. Like. Yeah.
SEAN: They’ve also got a 3rd Futaribeya and a 3rd Konohana Kitan.
Vertical has a 12th volume of Devils’ Line.
Lastly, Viz gives us a 4th Fullmetal Edition of Fullmetal Alchemist, a 34th Magi, a 2nd Record of Grancest War, and a 5th Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle.
ANNA: Sleepy Princess can always be counted on for funny hijinks.
ASH: It’s true!
MELINDA: Also, everyone should always read Fullmetal Alchemist and that’s basically an order.
SEAN: Seem like a lot? It’s actually only about half of the volume total for the week after next. What are you getting?