SEAN: September has ended. Go in peace, to love and serve the manga.
Let’s break this down, cause there’s a lot. First of all, Bookwalker snuck out The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done 4 last week and I missed it. Sorry, loli shogi fans!
Ghost Ship has the 5th To-Love-Ru omnibus.
J-Novel Club has the 7th Demon King Daimaou.
Kodansha has its usual pile o’ digital, but print first. We see Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight 7, The Seven Deadly Sins 28, and the 6th and final volume of Wake Up Sleeping Beauty. I suspect MB peeps are most interested in the last one.
ASH: It’s true!
SEAN: The digital debut looks amusing. Ao-chan Can’t Study (Midarana Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai), a shonen series about a girl who has (to her shame) inherited her father’s dirty mind, and a guy who loves her and won’t take a hint.
Ongoing? There’s Ace of the Diamond 15, Beauty Bunny 7, Defying Kurosaki-kun 4, Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? 3, Liar x Liar 6, My Boyfriend in Orange 5, and The Quintessential Quintuplets 4.
MICHELLE: Ace and Kichijoji for me.
SEAN: Lately Seven Seas has been backloading all their series to the end of the month, which means there is SO MUCH out next week. The debut is a digital one (print comes out at the end of October: The Ancient Magus’ Bride Supplement I is another Guidebook to the world of this popular series.
ASH: I’ll be waiting for the print edition, personally, but am glad it’s coming out digitally, too.
SEAN: And so many ongoing series. We see the 6th 12 Beast (not to be confused with the 12th 6 Beast), A Centaur’s Life 15, Devilman Grimoire 4, the 2nd Dragon Half omnibus, Generation Witch 5, The Girl from the Other Side 5, Hachune Miku’s Everyday Vocaloid Paradise 4, Hour of the Zombie 7, Magical Girl Site 7, Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka 4, New Game! 3, Not Lives 10, Precarious Woman Executive Miss Black General 2, and Soul Liquid Chambers 2. There’s a lot of grimdark and fanservice (and both) in that, but I’m excited for Dragon Half, The Girl from the Other Side (which is admittedly pretty dark), and New Game.
MICHELLE: I’m always excited for more of The Girl from the Other Side.
ANNA: Me too! Such a unique series!
ASH: Wow, you weren’t kidding about the number of Seven Seas title! The first Dragon Half was certainly entertaining and The Girl from the Other Side remains one of my favorite series currently being released.
SEAN: Vertical has been debuting a lot this month, as we now get After the Rain (Koi wa Ameagari no You ni), which is not by the creator of School Rumble despite seemingly having Yakumo on the cover. It’s a seinen manga from Big Comic Spirits, about a high school girl and her romantic pursuits. It’s gotten some good buzz.
MICHELLE: I like its cover!
ANNA: Ok, I’m curious.
SEAN: Viz has a digital-only release of the 9th Boys Over Flowers Season 2.
ANNA: One day I want to give into nostalgia and catch up on this series.
SEAN: Lastly, Yen Press has some digital titles and some runoff from last week. The digital is the 18th volume of Sekirei. The print is the 16th Barakamon and the 4th (and I believe last) No Game No Life Please!.
And for fans of A Bride’s Story, Vol 1-5 are finally out digitally next week, with the other 5 volumes arriving in October.
We also have the print debut of a series that came out digitally by chapter a while back, Hinowa Ga CRUSH!. With a title like that, you can guess it’s from the creator of Akame Ga KILL!, and appears to be tied into it. It runs in Big Gangan.
Any manga for next week before everyone starts saving for Pumpkin Spice?
MELINDA: So if I’m not that into anything here, does it mean I’m stuck with Pumpkin Spice?