SEAN: Another huge week. Lots of Kodansha. Lots of Seven Seas. Lots of Yen. Lots of everything.
Denpa has a 3rd volume of Inside Mari.
Ghost Ship gives us a 5th Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs.
Kodansha’s digital debut is Asahi-sempai’s Favorite (Asahi-senpai no Okiniiri) is a Betsufure title that – try to contain your surprise – has a popular boy teasing an easily flustered girl. Sometimes a bit too much.
There’s also a PILE of ongoing digital. We have Ace of the Diamond 21, Ao-chan Can’t Study! 5, Black Panther and Sweet 16 10, Boarding School Juliet 9, Elegant Yokai Apartment Life 11, Hotaru’s Way 8, I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die 4, Kakafukaka 5, My Boy in Blue 7, and Tokyo Alice 9. That’s a lot. I follow Ao-chan and Kakafukaka.
MICHELLE: I’m only following Ace of the Diamond currently, but there are several in this list I *want* to read if time ever permits.
ANNA: Honestly, there is too much manga, and I am so far behind, it is tricky to even contemplate reading everything I am mildly interested in.
SEAN: For print, we only have Yuri Is My Job! 2.
ASH: I somehow missed that this was an ongoing series!
SEAN: Seven Seas has a digital-first light novel debut this week. Skeleton Knight in Another World is another in an odd trend of “I’m in a fantasy world as a living skeleton” series, this one an isekai. If you thought “I wonder if it has a gorgeous elf woman”, five more points.
Seven Seas also has Arpeggio of Blue Steel 14, Bloom Into You 6, A Centaur’s Life 16, Dragon Goes House-Hunting 2, Dragon Quest Monsters + 2, Hour of the Zombie 8, My Monster Secret 15, New Game! 5, and Wonderland 2. Lots I like in that pile.
MICHELLE: I need to read Dragon Goes House-Hunting!
ASH: I was legitimately amused by the first volume.
SEAN: Vertical has a 5th volume of CITY.
Yen has a light novel debut with 86–eighty six–, a title so nice they said it twice. It’s a dark little story about an invisible district, suicide bombers, and constant warfare. I’ll give the first volume a try, but it sounds like not my thing at all.
Yen On also gives us Accel World 17, Durarara!! 12, and The Saga of Tanya the Evil 5, which may equal the page count of AW and DRRR!! combined.
Yen Press has a debut manga with Plunderer, a Shonen Ace title from the creator of popular but unlicensed series Heaven’s Lost Property. As such, I expect a lot of fighting and a male lead who’s a pervert. Let’s see if I’m right.
And the Yen Press Players! We get Alice in Murderland 10, As Miss Beelzebub Likes 5, BTOOOM! 24, The Devil Is a Part-Timer! 13 (manga version), Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler 9, Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl 8, Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade 11 (a final volume), WataMote 13, One Week Friends 6, Re: Zero Arc 3 Volume 6 (manga version), Taboo Tattoo 13, A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School 6, and Triage X 17.
A stack of stuff! Stoked? Or stunned?
MICHELLE: Yeah, stunned. Very stunned.