SEAN: The leaves are dropping like flies, and so is the manga.
ASH: Ah, my favorite time of year.
SEAN: We start with Airship, which has two print books: Adachi and Shimamura 11 and Reincarnated As a Sword 13.
Early digital titles are Free Life Fantasy Online: Immortal Princess 5 and I Swear I Won’t Bother You Again! 4.
Denpa Books… sure, let’s go with this week, though I may be wrong… has Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack: Beltorchika’s Children (Kidou Senshi Gundam Gyakushuu no Char – Beltorchika Children). This is an alternate telling of the famous movie story that ran in Gundam Ace about a decade ago.
ASH: Denpa books come out whenever Denpa books come out.
SEAN: Ghost Ship has a 6th volume of Ayakashi Triangle.
And in “not quite Ghost Ship, but it’s Mature so let’s put it here”, there’s The Dangerous Convenience Store, a manwha webtoon about a part-time convenience store worker and the gangster who protects him.
ASH: Even if it’s mature, it looks pretty cute; I love the color palette on the cover.
ANNA: I mean, it does sound cute but Mature can mean many different things.
SEAN: J-Novel Club has some print editions next week, as we see An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride 15, Ascendance of a Bookworm 21, and I Shall Survive Using Potions! 8.
ASH: Bookworm, you say? (I am so far behind, but still excited to see it coming out in print.)
SEAN: The digital debut for J-Novel Heart is Jeanette the Genius: Defying My Evil Stepmother by Starting a Business with My Ride-or-Die Fiancé! (Kakure Saijo wa Zenzen Megenai: Gibo to Gimai ni Ie wo Oidasareta no de Konyaku Haki Shite Moraou to Omottara, Shinshi datta Konyakusha ga Hageshiku Dekiai Shitekuru Yо̄ ni Narimashita!). The title is the plot.
We also see Ascendance of a Bookworm 28, Housekeeping Mage from Another World: Making Your Adventures Feel Like Home! 7, I’m Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness: I’ll Spoil Her with Delicacies and Style to Make Her the Happiest Woman in the World! 2, the 6th Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World manga volume, and To Another World… with Land Mines! 8.
No new titles for Kodansha Manga, but we get Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 14, Hitorijime My Hero 14, SHAMAN KING: FLOWERS 5, and A Sign of Affection 7 in print.
ASH: I really need to give A Sign of Affection a try.
ANNA: It is so good!
SEAN: And digitally we have Ace of the Diamond 46, Cells at Work! Lady 3, The Fable 20, Gang King 11, The Great Cleric 11, and That Time the Manga Editor Started a New Life in the Countryside 2.
One Peace Books has the 5th volume of Captain Corinth.
Before we get into actual Seven Seas debuts, it’s time for Christmas Present buying, so we get a lot of box sets next week. The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Season 1 Box Set (Vol. 1-9), Dai Dark – Vol. 1-4 Box Set, and Made in Abyss – Season 1 Box Set (Vol. 1-5). They’ve also got a 2nd full color edition of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.
ASH: Oooh, The Ancient Magus’ Bride and Dai Dark sets come with posters.
SEAN: Actual debuts. 365 Days to the Wedding (Kekkon Surutte, Hontou Desu ka? – 365 Days to the Wedding) is a Big Comic Spirits title from the creator of one of the great unlicensed Shonen Sunday titles, The World God Only Knows. Two employees of a travel agency are horrified to find they may be transferred to Russia. To avoid this, they’ll have to get fake married!
ASH: People have gotten married for worse reasons.
SEAN: Cat on the Hero’s Lap (Yuusha no Hiza ni wa Neko ga Iru) is an Ura Sunday title that’s another cat manga. A hero needs to defeat the demon lord… or would if he could get up. But he’s petting a kitty!
MICHELLE: Additional hm.
ASH: Cat gravity manga!
SEAN: Sheep Princess in Wolf’s Clothing (Ookami no Kawa o Kabutta Hitsujihime) is a yuri title from Manga Life Storia. A wolf-eared butler saves the life of a sheep-eared princess, and becomes her tutor. Can love bloom?
ASH: Signs point to yes.
SEAN: We also see The Duke of Death and His Maid 9, Lazy Dungeon Master 6, The Tale of the Outcasts 8 (the final volume), Time Stop Hero 8, and The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash 4.
From Square Enix we see Mr. Villain’s Day Off 2, The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest 15, and Tokyo Aliens 5.
SuBLime debuts Love Nest 2nd, which is, well, a sequel to Love Nest. It ran in Dear+.
They also have the 4th and final volume of Megumi & Tsugumi.
The debut from Tokyopop is Lullaby of the Dawn (Yoake no Uta), a BL title that runs in the magazine from RED. Cursed young man doomed to be corrupted and die meets pure young lad.
Tokyopop also has Dead Company 2 and Ossan Idol! 7.
Viz debuts a new shoujo title, Sakura, Saku, the latest work of Io Sakisaka, so naturally it runs in Betsuma. A girl is trying to thank a boy who helped her once, so tries to give a thank you note to his younger brother. This does not work. Described as a “bittersweet” love story.
MICHELLE: I’m all for bittersweet!
ASH: Passing along notes through a younger sibling never works.
ANNA: I am HYPE for this!!!!!
SEAN: We also see Blue Exorcist 28 (the first volume in 18 months), D.Gray-man 28 (the first volume in 28 months), Disney Twisted-Wonderland 2, Fly Me to the Moon 20, Helck 6, Mao 14, Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle 22, and Wolf Girl and Black Prince 4.
ASH: I should read more Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle; it’s a fun series.
ANNA: Me too!
SEAN: Lastly, Yen Press has an artbook, AidaIro Illustrations: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun 2.
SEAN: Don’t worry, Yen Press will smash us in the face next time. In the meanwhile, what are you getting?