SEAN: It’s possible I’m not on the same WAVElength as the rest of the group, but I’m going to channel my inner nerd and pick the final (no really, finally final) volume of Haruhi-chan. A silly gag manga that may end up more remembered than its parent series, it gave us tiny Ryoko, balloon dog Taniguchi, and a ton of silliness.
KATE: As someone who teaches a class on the history of radio, I feel morally obligated to choose Wave, Listen to Me!! as my PotW. I also want to bang the drum for the new edition of Svetlana Chmakova’s Nightschool, which ticks so many boxes for tween readers that it should be part of any school library’s collection.
ANNA: I’m picking Wave, Listen to Me!! too, I’m curious to check it out!
MICHELLE: I am extremely happy that Wave, Listen to Me! is getting a print release. I read and loved the first three volumes in their digital editions, so it’s a clear choice for pick of the week. I’m also happy volumes four and five are now on the print schedule for fall!
ASH: As a close follower of Hiroaki Samura’s work in English, there really can be no pick of the week for me other than Wave, Listen to Me! I expect it to be more along the lines of Ohikkoshi rather than Blade of the Immortal, but either way, I’m thrilled to have it in print.
MELINDA: I’d like to echo what Kate said! My pick this week has to be Wave, Listen to Me!, no doubt. But I’m very happy to note the return of Nightschool and I hope it might generate new interest in the series!