SEAN: I’ll go with the first volume of <i.Futari Escape, which seems to be a fun read for a quiet week.
KATE: I’ve been enjoying Naoki Urasawa’s Asadora!: it’s a period piece featuring a plucky heroine and crusty old pilot who will stop at nothing to save Japan from a Godzilla-like threat. The characters are all drawn in broad strokes, but the artwork is terrific and the story unfurls at such a brisk pace that it’s easy to forgive Urasawa a few narrative missteps. The last volume came out in… (checks notes)… April, so I’m primed and ready for volume six.
MICHELLE: I’ve been meaning to check out Asadora!.
ASH: I was really excited to learn that a rendition of Atsushi Nakajima’s The Moon Over the Mountain was scheduled to be released later this year, not realizing that it was part of a series. Now that I know that it is, I’m really looking forward to reading the series’ debut volume, Hell In a Bottle.
ANNA: Even though I am so far behind, I’m going to pick Requiem for the Rose King.
MELINDA: There are a number of interesting-sounding options this week, but I’m going with Requiem for the Rose King, too! I can’t resist!