SEAN: It’s Indigenous Peoples Day next week! Any manga that might apply? Probably not, but we shall see.
We start with Yen Press, which has one title, and it’s a debut. The Red Thread is a BL manga adaptation of a Thai novel, and runs in Asuka Ciel. A boy at college who’s always felt that he’s destined to meet someone gets to college and… meets someone. Could it be destiny?
ASH: I’m interested in this if for no other reason than its transnational lineage.
SEAN: Viz Media has an anthology, Betwixt: A Horror Manga Anthology. This features both Japanese and Western creators, all of them trying to scare us to death.
ASH: Definitely interested in this one, too! Horror manga and comic for the win.
SEAN: Viz also has Akane-banashi 2, Case Closed 88, Dandadan 5, Jujutsu Kaisen: The Official Anime Guide: Season 1, Kaiju No. 8 8, Komi Can’t Communicate 27, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes 15 (the final volume), and Rosen Blood 5 (also the final volume).
From Tokyopop we see the debut of The Black Cat & the Vampire (Kishukusha no Kuroneko wa Yoru wo Shiranai), a BL title that ran in Chara. A young man tries to get through his days at boarding school and fend off the attentions of the head boy. Then vampires arrive.
We also get Acid Town 2, If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die 3, and Ossan Idol! 7.
SuBLime has two titles. We get Black or White 7 and Given 8.
MICHELLE: Haven’t had a new volume of Given in quite a while!
ANNA: Yet another thing I need to get caught up on!
ASH: I’m behind, but looking forward to it.
SEAN: Square Enix debuts The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl (Koori Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Douryo Joshi), a Gangan Online series that also had an anime recently. A handsome office worker is a descendant of the legendary Snow Woman… but what really causes him to freeze up is talking to women!
ANNA: I’ve been looking forward to this!
ASH: This totally counts as being yokai-related, right?
SEAN: They also have The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses 6 and My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World! 9.
The debut from Seven Seas is The Villainess Who Has Been Killed 108 Times: She Remembers Everything! (108-kai Korosareta Akuyaku Reijou: Subete wo Omoidashita no de, Otome wa Ruby de Kiseki shimasu). This Dengeki Daioh title is exactly what you think it is.
They have a danmei title next week, Remnants of Filth: Yuwu 2.
Also from Seven Seas: Classroom of the Elite: Horikita 2 (the final volume), The Dungeon of Black Company 9, and My New Life as a Cat 3.
One Peace Books has Captain Corinth: The Galactic Navy Officer Becomes an Adventurer 4.
Kodansha Manga debuts Super Morning Star (Oko-sama Star). This BL title from Gateau is about a guy who discovers his scary yakuza classmates is actually… a sentai performer?
MICHELLE: I cannot resist this premise.
SEAN: Also in print: FAIRY TAIL: 100 Years Quest 14, Orient 17, and Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie 14.
And digitally we see Cells at Work! Lady 2, DAYS 37, The Fable 19, Gang King 10, Giant Killing 39, Medaka Kuroiwa is Impervious to My Charms 8, and WIND BREAKER 12.
We get print from J-Novel Club. Ascendance of a Bookworm: Fanbook 3, Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Omnibus 10, the 5th Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles manga volume, the 2nd Tearmoon Empire manga volume, and The Unwanted Undead Adventurer 10.
ASH: Yay, print Bookworm!
SEAN: Digitally the debut is Knight’s & Magic. Apostrophe not mine. A mecha otaku is reborn into a fantasy world… which has magical giant robots. He’s fine.
They’ve also got The Apothecary Diaries 9, Ascendance of a Bookworm (manga version) Arc 3 Part 2, By the Grace of the Gods 13, Full Metal Panic! Short Stories 8, Infinite Dendrogram 20, Min-Maxing My TRPG Build in Another World 7, The Mythical Hero’s Otherworld Chronicles 5, The Sorcerer’s Receptionist 4, Sweet Reincarnation 8, and Young Lady Albert Is Courting Disaster 3.
Ghost Ship features Please Go Home, Miss Akutsu! 3 and The Witches of Adamas 6.
Because Amazon has made it impossible to use Advanced Search any more, I keep missing the prestige publishers doing their semi-yearly manga releases. This is especially annoying as they’re inevitably Ash’s picks of the week – on the wrong week. In any case, Drawn & Quarterly put out Nejishiki, the third in its collection of Yoshiharu Tsuge works, last week. Sorry, D&Q. Blame Amazon.
ASH: Oh, yes, indeed! I’ll have a Bookshelf Brief for this one in the near future.
SEAN: Dark Horse Comics has Cat + Gamer 3.
There we go! Not as many as usual!