SEAN: It’s not a very inspiring week for me this time around, though a new volume of the stellar BL Metamorphosis is always welcome. I’m sure the others will talk about it. My pick, though, is the final volume of Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka, a fantastic light novel spinoff of the original manga. This third volume promises to show us a romance for her that actually works out. Can’t wait.
MICHELLE: I haven’t yet ready any of BL Metamorphosis, but am nonetheless very happy it’s coming out here. I also really enjoy DAYS, which I suppose is not terrifically original as far as sports manga goes, but is still very entertaining with a fun cast of characters. I look forward to getting caught up on both of these series.
KATE: I heartily endorse BL Metamorphosis, as author Kaori Tsurutani understands why readers love BL, never reducing their passion to a cheap punchline. She also creates one of the most interesting, appealing, and authentic inter-generational friendships I’ve seen in manga–or, frankly, in just about any other medium. If you’re not reading it, add it to your list today–it’s one of the best new series of 2020.
ANNA: I absolutely agree that I should be reading BL Metamorphosis, so I will make that my pick as well.
ASH: BL Metamorphosis is one of my favorite series currently being released, and I agree with Kate 100% that it’s also one of the best of the year, so it’s an easy pick for me this week!
MJ: I am embarrassed to admit that I haven’t yet had the chance to dig into BL Metamorphosis, but with endorsements like these, it’s the obvious pick. I absolutely must find out what all the fuss is about!