SEAN: October 2020, where you have to bar your doors against trick-or-treaters. This year sucks. Let’s brighten it with manga.
Denpa Books says they’re putting out the 3rd Pleasure and Corruption.
J-Novel Club’s digital debut is a manga. Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Youthful Journey. By the title, I’d guess it’s a prequel to The Wayward Journey?
Also from J-Novel Club: Bibliophile Princess 4, Epic Tale of the Reincarnated Prince Herscherik 2, the 4th The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar manga, Record of Wortenia War 8, and Wild Times with a Fake Fake Princess 3, which I believe is the final volume.
Kodansha has a few print titles coming out. The debut, which I am very excited for, is Blue Period, an Afternoon manga from the author of She and Her Cat. A young man finds a calling in painting, but it’s one that might ruin his future if he’s not careful.
MICHELLE: I’m looking forward to this, too!
MELINDA: This sounds great!
ANNA: I’m officially intrigued.
SEAN: Also in print, the 5th Attack on Titan Colossal Edition, Grand Blue Dreaming 11, Interviews with Monster Girls 8, and Something’s Wrong with Us 3.
ASH: In case anyone hasn’t actually seen the colossal edition in person, it is indeed colossal.
SEAN: Two debuts digitally. The first is Practice Makes Perfect (Acchi no Renshuu Hajimemashita), a shoujo manga from Ane Friend. Two jocks who were just dumped by their respective partners due to lack of experience try to “practice” with each other.
The other is Shaman King: Zero, which contains various short stories of the main series that ran in Jump Kai back when this was owned by Shueisha.
And there’s All-Out!! 16, Domestic Girlfriend 27, Vampire Dormitory 4, and We Must Never Fall in Love! 2.
MICHELLE: I believe this is the penultimate All-Out!!, a sports series I have still not even managed to start. Shock!
SEAN: One Peace has a 3rd volume of The New Gate.
Seven Seas has a debut. Well, two, really, as The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter has a print release now. It’s trash, but very readable.
ASH: Sometimes you need a series like that.
SEAN: The other debut is Cutie and the Beast (Pujo to Yajuu: JK ga Akuyaku Wrestler ni Koi shita Hanashi), a Betsufure shoujo manga about, well, a high school girl who falls in love with a wrestler who looks like a villain. This looks adorable.
MICHELLE: I have a soft spot for stories where a scary-looking guy is actually very sweet.
ASH: I am incredibly curious about this title; it looks and sounds great!
ANNA: I’m going to check this out too!
SEAN: Also out: The Ancient Magus’ Bride 13, Classroom of the Elite 6 in print, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord 9 (the manga version), Kingdom of Z 2, My Next Life As a Villainess 4 (manga version), and There’s a Demon Lord on the Floor 8.
ASH: Hooray for more The Ancient Magus’ Bride! I need to catch up on the last few volumes (and spin-offs).
SEAN: Square Enix has a 2nd volume of The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest.
SuBLime has two manga: His Favorite 11, and Jealousy 2.
MICHELLE: I bought Jealousy volume one, but haven’t managed to read it yet. It looks very dramatic.
ASH: His Favorite is so goofy; I really enjoy it.
SEAN: Vertical has two books: CITY 9, and Knights of Sidonia Master Edition 7.
Viz has two not-quite-manga debuts. The first is The Art of Magic the Gathering: War of the Spark.
The second is Fangirl: the Manga, a Viz Original by Rainbow Rowell and Gabi Nam about a fanfic-writing twin who now finds herself in college with her fanfic writing disparaged and her twin not there.
ASH: Interesting! This had slipped my radar.
SEAN: Also from Viz: Case Closed 76, Komi Can’t Communicate 9, Persona 5 4 (or Persona 4 5, whichever you prefer), Pokemon Adventures: Collector’s Edition 4, Radiant 13, Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle 13, and Transformers: The Manga 3.
ASH: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle continues to delight me.
SEAN: So? Whadja get?