KATE: My pick of the week goes to Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki’s Conjecture, as it checks a number of boxes for me: supernatural elements, characters with weird but useful superpowers, and characters whose primary field of study is folklore. (I may be the only reader holding out for a manga on Charles Seeger. Just sayin’.) The story also gets high marks for having an original premise—something that seems to be in short supply lately.
MICHELLE: There are a good many things coming out next week that I’m interested in, but what I’m most looking forward to is BL murder mystery Manner of Death, because I’m always on the search for good mystery manga.
SEAN: Yeah, there’s a pile, with many things I’m reading. I could pick problematic fave Horimiya, or one by a favorite author, A Pale Moon Reverie. But I think I feel like hiding from my responsibilities in a library, so will choose The Dragon King’s Imperial Wrath: Falling in Love with the Bookish Princess of the Rat Clan.
ASH: I have definitely hid from my responsibilities in a library before, but the debut that’s really caught my attention this week is Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki’s Conjecture. I simply cannot pass up the premise of BL-adjacent folklore studies.
ANNA: I’m excited to read the second volume of Honey Lemon Soda!