SEAN: Welcome to a wonderful week of manga here on Manga the Week of. For those of you who don’t like variety, there’s variety!
Dark Horse has the first volume of Oreimo spinoff Kuroneko, for those remaining fans who weren’t completely put off by the ending of the main series.
Does anyone remember Aquarion? Anyone? Anime, around 2005? Well, for those who yearned for a sequel in manga form, One Peace is giving us Aquarion Evol. It’s a Comic Gene title, so expect weirdness.
ASH: I like weirdness!
ANNA: I think I watched the first episode of the show and thought that there were too many orgasms when the robots combined.
SEAN: 12 Beast is a new Seven Seas series. It runs in Dragon Age. It’s from the creator of Monster Musume. It sounds radioactive to me, but I know others love this.
Gakuen Polizi is more up my alley, though I wish it was a bit less inconsequential. The 2nd and final volume is next week.
And if you don’t like ecchi fantasy or fluffy lesbians, well, there’s a third Magical Girl Apocalypse, which should at least give you gore.
The title The World’s Greatest First Love may not mean much to BL fans, but if I said it was Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi, I’m sure you’d know exactly the series I mean. SubLime has the long-awaited first volume.
MICHELLE: Ah, now this is one I’ve actually heard of!
ASH: As have I!
MELINDA: Count me in!
SEAN: I loved My Neighbor Seki even more than I thought I would, and am delighted to see a 2nd volume next week from Vertical.
MICHELLE: I regret to say I haven’t gotten around to reading the first volume, but I definitely will one of these days!
ASH: You definitely should, My Neighbor Seki is absolutely delightful.
ANNA: This is on my list of things I need to read!
MELINDA: Mine, too!
SEAN: Case Closed still has more mysteries, and Shinich… sorry, Jimmy is still a little kid, even as we hit the 54th volume.
We’ve passed the halfway point in Deadman Wonderland, and Vol. 8 comes out from Viz next week.
And Itsuwaribito, a series that has a much longer run than I really expected, has Vol. 14.
Lastly, a new volume of Magi is always welcome. Next week we have Vol. 11.
ANNA: I have been stockpiling stray volumes of this here and there. One day I shall read them!
SEAN: And for those of you who don’t like manga… well, why are you reading this?