SEAN: It’s the final week of May, and there’s a little something for everyone next week.
Bookwalker has a 3rd volume of shogi light novel The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done.
Cross Infinite World gives us Little Princess in Fairy Forest, a fantasy novel based around a princess and her knight on the run from an evil lord.
Ghost Ship gives us a 3rd Yokai Girls.
J-Novel Club has a 2nd Master of Ragnarok and Blesser of Einherjar, as well as a 6th volume of bestseller How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom.
Kodansha has, in terms of print, a 6th volume of Waiting for Spring.
ASH: I’ve been enjoying this one, too.
ANNA: I have the first volume and haven’t read it yet!
SEAN: In terms of digital we have a lot more going on. The debut is A Kiss, For Real (Sekirara ni Kiss), a Dessert title about a “sweet but sadistic” relationship.
MICHELLE: The “sadistic” aspect worries me, but man, I do like the cover for that one.
ANNA: Bring on the Dessert!
SEAN: There’s also lots of ongoing titles. Boarding School Juliet 2, Kasane 12, Peach Mermaid 2, The Prnce’s Black Poison 5, Shojo Fight 3, Starving Anonymous 3, and Tsuredure Children 9. It’s nice to see Shojo Fight back again after a long wait.
MICHELLE: It is!
SEAN: Seven Seas has two debuts. The first is a Guide Book to The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Merkmal. Like most guidebooks, I expect this to be filled with info and secrets – though not too many secrets.
ASH: I plan on picking it up, certainly.
SEAN: The other is a manga adaptation of the light novel being released by J-Novel Club, If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord.
We also get a 7th Merman in My Tub, and a 2nd New Game, which will do its best today. There’s also the 3rd and last Strawberry Panic novel out digitally, though Amazon actually jumped street date on this for some reason.
Vertical has two novels. The Dark Maidens has an anime-ish cover, but it’s mystery-horror subject matter makes it more applicable to Vertical’s other line of books.
There’s also a new Monogatari. Kabukimonogatari: Dandy Tale has Araragi and Shinobu investigating ghost girl Mayoi’s past… and seeing if there’s any way to change it. I warn you (and by “you” I mean Michelle), “Dandy” is not like the Kinks song in this case.
MICHELLE: Heh. Now I need to go listen to that one again! It’s been a while.
SEAN: Yen has a bunch of new digital releases, with Crimson Prince 16, Kuzumi-kun, Can’t You Read the Room? 6, Saki 15, and Sekirei 16.
Lastly, there’s a 6th Spirits & Cat Ears, which is mostly caught up to Japan.
Does anything leap out at you saying “READ ME!” next week?