MICHELLE: I would pretend to moan and groan here about having to decide between Requiem of the Rose King and Chihayafuru, but although I really and sincerely do love Requiem of the Rose King, for me and my sports manga fixation, there’s really no contest. Chihayafuru forever!!!
SEAN: I like Chihayafuru as well, though I’m falling behind. My pick is Requiem of the Rose King, though, as it remains one of the most compulsively readable shoujo out there, even if Shakespeare might be spinning in his grave a bit.
KATE: This week, I only have eyes for one title: volume three of Delicious in Dungeon, one of 2017’s best new manga. It’s funny, breezy, and surprisingly well plotted, despite its monster-of-the-week formula. As I noted in my review of volume one, Dungeon reads like a mash-up of a workplace sitcom and a cooking show (albeit one with seriously unappetizing recipes).
ASH: There are so many things that I’m interested in this week, it’s difficult for me to choose just one! There’s Frau Faust and Requiem of the Rose King for classically-inspired tales with interesting twists and Delicious in Dungeon with its brilliant mix of food and fantasy. For official picks I often lean towards debuts, though, and I’m very glad that A Strange and Mystifying Story was rescued–I’m curious to see if I like the series as well as I did the first time it was translated.
ANNA: There’s so much great manga coming out this week! For me though, any time Requiem of the Rose King comes out, that’s an automatic pick for me. This unique adaptation of Richard the III is always mesmerizing.
MELINDA: I’ve been pretty swamped this week, and haven’t had a chance to really look things over, but did somebody say Requiem of the Rose King? You can always count me in for that.