SEAN: The last week in June is just as packed as the one before, believe it or not.
Bookwalker starts us off with the 8th volume of The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done.
Dark Horse has the 2nd Berserk Deluxe Edition and a new HP Lovecraft Collection, At the Mountains of Madness.
ASH: Both the first Lovecraft collection and the first deluxe edition of Berserk were great!
SEAN: Denpa’s debut is actually a reissue of sort. Super Dimensional Love Gun, by cult favorite Shintaro Kago, was put out a couple of years ago by hentai publisher Fakku. Now Denpa is re-releasing it, and we get a digital version to boot. It’s a collection of Kago’s work, meaning it’s trippy as hell.
ASH: It really is.
MELINDA: I tend not to go for hentai, but the title of this collection is hard to resist, as is its description as “trippy as hell.”
SEAN: I’m not sure Super Dimensional Love Gun is hentai, despite its old publisher. Kago is not really something that arouses so much as morbidly fascinates.
Denpa also has the 2nd Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family, for those who want more of the Fate/Stay Night Golden Ending.
J-Novel Club, novel-wise, has An Archdemon’s Dilemma 6 and In Another World with My Smartphone 15.
On the manga end, they debut A Very Fairy Apartment, an Overlap title that has the protagonist discover, well, the apartment is full of fairies. It’s a 4-koma, and going for cute, I suspect.
There’s also the debut of the manga adaptation of I Shall Survive Using Potions!.
Kodansha has a print debut, sort of, with Card Captor Sakura: Collector’s Edition 1. New translation, new scans, new bells and whistles, etc.
MICHELLE: Different still from the Dark Horse translation? Sheesh.
ASH: From what I’ve seen, it does look like a really nice release. I haven’t decided if I’m going to double-dip or not yet, though.
ANNA: Yeah, I’m glad when series can stay in print but sometimes I wonder what the point is.
MELINDA: I really loved the Dark Horse edition, and it’s hard to justify buying it again as much as I adore the series. It’s SO TEMPTING, though.
SEAN: Also in print is Fire Force 16, a complete box set of Princess Jellyfish, the 5th Sailor Moon Eternal Edition, and (for real, I think) Tokyo Tarareba Girls 7.
ASH: Akiko Higashimura’s work is so good! I’m glad that Princess Jellyfish is getting even more love.
And also Witch Hat Atelier 2, which deserves its own line as it’s so awesome.
MICHELLE: It’s definitely on my list!
ASH: The first volume was gorgeous. I’m looking forward to the next volume.
ANNA: I still need to unearth and read the first volume, the stacks of manga in my house are out of control.
SEAN: Digitally we see Ao-chan Can’t Study 8, Asahi-sempai’s Favorite 4, Can You Just Die My Darling? 9, Elegant Yokai Apartment Life 14, My Boy in Blue 10, Tokyo Alice 12, and the 7th and final The Walls Between Us.
One Peace has a 3rd Hinamatsuri.
ASH: The first two volumes were ridiculous in a good way.
SEAN: Seven Seas has no debuts, but quite a bit of ongoing. We see the 2nd Ancient Magus’ Bride Supplement, the 4th Arifureta manga, Dragon Goes House-Hunting 3, Hour of the Zombie 9, the print edition of the 6th Make My Abilities Average! novel, The Ideal Sponger Life 2, the 2nd Reincarnated as a Sword novel digitally, and Satoko and Nada 2. Been waiting for more of Satoko and Nada.
MICHELLE: I’ll definitely be picking up Satoko and Nada and I remain curious about Dragon Goes House-Hunting, as well.
ASH: Satoko and Nada is so good! I’ll be picking up the Ancient Magus’ Bride supplement, too.
ANNA: Haven’t read Satoko and Nada, but I did get it for my library!
SEAN: Vertical has a new Monogatari Series, this one a short story collection so big it got split in two. Koyomimonogatari: Calendar Tale 1 has the first six short stories.
The Comics end of Vertical has To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts 8.
Viz has a digital-only debut with The Right Way to Make Jump!, a series that is about… well… creating manga in a Jump! style.
Yen digital has a 23rd Corpse Princess. They’ve also got Vols. 1-7.5 of My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected’s novel out digitally as a catchup.
Yen has FOUR new debuts. The first is Little Miss P (Seiri-chan), a josei title from Enterbrain about the adventures of an anthropomorphic period. As in menstruation. It is apparently quite fun.
ASH: I’ll admit, I’m curious. I do tend to like Enterbrain titles, and I’m always looking for more josei.
ANNA: Huh. I wonder, it could be good or terrible with that premise.
MELINDA: I don’t know how to feel about this. I mean, it probably is fun, but I dislike periods quite a lot, so it’s hard to feel jovial about them.
SEAN: Kaiju Girl Caramelise is a new title from the creator of Beasts of Abigaile, though this one runs in seinen magazine Comic Alive. It’s about a girl with an illness that makes her body do weird things, and they guy she falls for hard.
ANNA: Beasts of Abigaile was pretty fun so I am curious about this.
SEAN: KonoSuba is quite popular, and the most popular character is arguably Megumin, so why not have a spinoff? Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! is based on the light novel (due out from Yen later in the year), and features Megumin and all the rest of your favorites from the Crimson Magic Clan! And Yunyun.
And The Monster and the Beast (Bakemono to Kedamono) is not by Natsume Ono, though the art style may fool you. It’s a BL title from Kadokawa’s Asuka Ciel, and seems to be the male equivalent of Beauty and the Beast Girl.
MICHELLE: This one looks really nifty.
ASH: I plan on checking it out!
MELINDA: It sounds like my thing just from the art style alone.
SEAN: And lastly, there’s a 3rd manga volume for Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online.
What manga are you sitting and reading immediately?