SEAN: Honestly, it’s a very light week for the first of the month, helped out by Viz’s big shoujo debut getting pushed back a couple weeks for some reason. But there’s still a lot left here. (Of note, for reasons unknown to me, Diamond is not shipping any Viz next week, so I am not getting any of this.)
MICHELLE: Huh. Maybe they wanted it to stand out from the pack?
SEAN: New Lone Wolf and Cub isn’t so new anymore now that it’s on its 8th volume from Dark Horse.
SEAN: On the Seven Seas front, there’s an 8th volume of Science vs. Fantasy manga Devils and Realist.
And a 2nd omnibus of otaku favorite Mayo Chiki.
And now for the rest of Viz, which has not been delayed but is coming out as usual (except via Diamond). Starting with the 66th volume of Bleach, now 2/3 of the way to 100 volumes. (Please do not let Bleach hit 100 volumes.)
MELINDA: Lord, no.
SEAN: Bloody Mary has a 2nd volume, and continues to feature vampires.
MICHELLE: I didn’t love the first volume of this, but I’m not ready to give up on it yet, so I will be checking this out.
MELINDA: I will follow Michelle down this road.
ANNA: I liked it ok! It is a bit different from all the other vampire manga out there, which I found refreshing.
SEAN: Dragon Ball has still not run out of 3-in-1s with its 12th, but it may be close.
I was quite fond of the first volume of Idol Dreams, but I acknowledge that it has potential to be what I cheerily refer to as “problematic”, which tends to be a code word for “they’re only xx years old!”. Gender reversed in this case. In any case, Volume 2 is next week.
MICHELLE: This is another I didn’t love, but I’m totally going to read volume two.
MELINDA: I will probably read this.
ANNA: I liked it well enough despite the “problematic” aspect. I’m weirdly all in for all Tanemura manga.
SEAN: Final volume! Kiss of the Rose Princess wraps up with Volume 9.
MICHELLE: And this is why I keep reading sometimes underwhelming things, as I ended up kind of liking this after a while. Enough to keep going ’til the conclusion, anyway.
ANNA: I am a couple volumes behind but will get caught up!
SEAN: And Komomo Confiserie reaches its halfway mark with Vol. 3.
MELINDA: This has not landed for me, sadly.
ANNA: It isn’t as great as other shoujo manga, but I like the combo of food and wacky heroine.
One Piece has not remotely reached a final volume, but here’s a 15th 3-in-1 to tide you over.
There can never be enough PUNCHING! Thank goodness for a 5th volume of One-Punch Man.
SEAN: Seraph of the End has an 8th volume, and also continues to feature vampires.
ANNA: It does! I enjoy all the angst and action scenes.
SEAN: Shuriken and Pleats is… delayed 3 weeks, not sure why. Moving on…
SEAN: Skip Beat! Yay! I miss the days when we gorged on new volumes all the time, but it just makes the wait for some nice sweet Corn all the more satisfying. (I’m so sorry.)
MICHELLE: IT HAS BEEN SIX WHOLE MONTHS!!!!
ANNA: HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? IT IS INHUMANE!
SEAN: World Trigger is up to Vol. 9, which in Jump terms means that it can be called a definite success.
ASH: I’m behind in reading the series myself, but I do have a giveaway for the first two volumes going on right now.
SEAN: Lastly, what Viz manga list would not be complete without a Yu-Gi-Oh somewhere in it – this one the 8th volume of Zexal.
Manga is coming in like a lion next week! What are you getting?