SEAN: Thanks to Kodansha’s INCREDIBLY AGGRESSIVE digital plan, there’s a large amount to talk about in what would normally be a very small week.
MICHELLE: I’m not complaining, but it is pretty overwhelming.
ANNA: I think I would be buying more of these if they were coming out at a slower pace. I feel like I can’t keep up. But I’m not complaining about more manga!
SEAN: J-Novel Club starts us off, though, with the third volume of I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse. There’s only one girl on the cover this time – is he slipping?
And they also have the 3rd My Little Sister Can Read Kanji.
Kodansha takes up a great deal of what follows. First, there’s new volumes of Alive (15) and Yozakura Quartet (11) for your Del Rey rescue needs.
The first of THREE new digital debuts next week, Aoba-kun’s Confessions is from Ema Toyama, the author of Missions of Love, which I hate and also love. This is her new Nakayoshi series.
Meanwhile, some may remember Cage of Eden, which put out 20 volumes before dropping off the face of the earth. It’s back with its final, 21st volume. Will they get off the island? Will they find out the truth? Will the girls show off their large breasts? One of these things is sure to be true!
Chihayafura gets a 2nd digital-only volume, and I cannot wait for more HOT KARUTA ACTION.
ANNA: I am here for this!!!!
SEAN: Clockwork Planet also gets a 2nd volume.
And there’s a 2nd volume of sports manga DAYS (digital-only). Remember when those were rare?
SEAN: The 2nd digital debut is Drowning Love (Oboreru Knife), a more mature, dramatic shoujo from Betsufure. Its author, George Asakura, had A Perfect Day For Love Letters out here eons ago.
MICHELLE: The art style (at least on the cover) is not the most appealing, but I’ll be checking this out.
MELINDA: I’m looking forward to this, It think.
ANNA: Me too.
SEAN: GTO: Paradise Lost has a 2nd digital volume of Onizuka antics.
The last digital debut is Our Precious Conversations (Boku to Kimi no Taisetsu na Hanashi), a Dessert series from Robico, the author of My Little Monster. I loved that series, so really look forward to this one.
MICHELLE: Same here!
ASH: I love the huge variety in these digital titles! I do hope that some eventually make their way into print, though, since I don’t really read digital manga. That may have to change soon.
ANNA: This sounds intriguing.
SEAN: On to other publishers. One Peace has a 6th volume of the Rise of the Shield Hero manga, which they oddly still keep calling “Manga Companion”, which makes it sound like a guidebook to me.
Seven Seas has a 2nd volume of Bloom Into You, a more dramatic yuri title than the cute fluffy ones we’ve seen recently.
MICHELLE: I enjoyed the first volume.
ASH: The first volume intrigued me; I’m very curious to see how the story unfolds.
SEAN: They also have a 2nd volume of spooky supernatural fantasy The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, A Rún.
MICHELLE: <3 <3 <3 <3
MELINDA: Michelle tells me I’d like this!
MICHELLE: You would!
ASH: You really, really would! This series is already one of my absolute favorites for the year.
MICHELLE: I enjoyed your review, Ash. And your perfect image choice. I sent just that one picture to a friend—pointing out the flower crown—and it convinced her to want to read the series.
ANNA: I also love this series, going to be picking this up for sure!
SEAN: Viz gives us a 2nd volume of the Gangsta spinoff Cursed.
ASH: Though I haven’t actually read the first volume yet, I do plan on picking this one up.
ANNA: I need to pick up both, and I will!
SEAN: There’s also a 3rd Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt.
Lastly, they have an 8th volume of Ultraman. For all your tokusatsu needs.
Which of these will you be getting next week? And how many will be digital?