SEAN: As always, I’m a sucker for Villainess novels, so my pick this week is Modern Villainess: It’s Not Easy Building a Corporate Empire Before the Crash. It will be nice to read about a villainess using capitalism rather than magic to achieve her goals, as well as a rare villainess story that takes place in Japan.
KATE: I’m torn between two titles this week: the final volume of Apple Children of Aeon, which is quiet, lovely, and haunting, and the first volume Cat + Gamer, which is heartwarming and adorable, if a little predictable: who knew cats were mischievous? (My cats are both staring at me, so I had to tone down my word choice, lest I upset my Overlords.) If I had to pick one, though, my vote would go to Apple Children, as there is a positive glut of cat manga at the moment.
MICHELLE: I’m most intrigued by Mizuno and Chayama, though I admit I’m not exactly excited about “corporations versus the government.” Also, why did the cover of This Vampire Won’t Give Up! have to be kind of cute? I know it’ll be smutty fluff but now it looks potentially like fun smutty fluff.
ASH: Mizuno and Chayama is the debut that I’m most curious about this week, though Cat + Gamer is a series I’m interested in, too. I’ll admit, I’m actually not sure which one I’ll end up getting around to reading first!
ANNA: Are there vampires around? I’m sure the manga that my fellow reviewers are picking are much better than This Vampire Won’t Give Up!, but I’m going to pick it anyway perhaps because of the exclamation point in the title.