MICHELLE: Typically when a series I read is ending, I devote my pick of the week to its final volume, but not even that can compel me to rank Arisa above Goong: The Royal Palace this week. I am just so very grateful that Yen Press has resumed publishing this series that I will avail myself of every opportunity to encourage folks to check it out!
ASH: Oh, this is a tough week for me, there’s so much that I’m interested in! I’m very excited to read the next omnibus of Vinland Saga, I’m always glad to see more Ooku, and I’m curious to see how No Matter How You Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! develops. But in the end, I think I’ll have to go with the most recent volume of one of the first manga that I ever read, Blade of the Immortal.
SEAN: As one might expect, my pick of the week is Book Girl And The Scribe Who Faced God, Part 2. The whole series has been terrific, even if the lead male has been intensely frustrating, and the sheer love of books and reading that drips through every page is worth its weight in gold. I hope the series does well enough that we can get a couple of the short story and side story collections, but even if we don’t, it’s been a terrific run of light novels.
MELINDA: Oh, what a choice! Being faced with any new volume of a Fumi Yoshinaga manga and not choosing it is a bit of a PotW nightmare for me, but if I’m being really honest, the truth is that I’m with Michelle all the way this week. There are few soapy things I love with the kind of fervor I feel for Goong, and anticipating a new volume is almost too much to handle. I, too, am grateful that Yen Press has continued this series–the last remnant of its once-generous catalogue of Ice Kunion manhwa. I simply can’t wait to dig in.