MICHELLE: Most of the stuff that interests me this week is a reminder of how far behind I’ve fallen in various series. There’s one, though, that I waited so long to read that it’s now fresh and new and I can be timely, and that is Mermaid Saga! I enjoy Rumiko Takahashi on the whole, but have never read Rumiko Takahashi being scary, and it’s an experience I’m looking forward to!
SEAN: My eye is on horror as well this week, but not Mermaid Saga, though I’m sure that’s great. My pick is Sadako at the End of the World, a title that asks the question “what if you took the girl from Ringu and put her in a world where humanity is nearly destroyed?” The answer might not be what you think!
ANNA: Mermaid Saga for me! I’m excited to check this out.
ASH: It’s a horror-filled week for me, too! The new edition of Mermaid Saga gets my official pick (I still love it from back when it made its first appearance in English), but I’m also looking forward to giving Sadako at the End of the World and Mieruko-chan a try.
MELINDA: Okay, look. I’ve never been the kind of Rumiko Takahashi fan I’ve always felt I was supposed to be. But I gotta finally read this. Mermaid Saga it is!
KATE: If InuYasha didn’t convince you that Rumiko Takahashi has real horror chops, let the weird, unsettling stories in Mermaid Saga work their eerie magic on you. There’s a good deal of Monkey Paw Theater in this collection–lots of people discover that immortality isn’t what it’s cracked up to be–but the stories’ resolutions are never too pat or predictable, and Takahashi’s artwork is evocative. I already own the complete set, but I’m sorely tempted to purchase the new edition… just ’cause.