If there is one thing that readers of this website can be sure of (okay, there are a number of things, but that’s not the point), it is that I am a Takeshi Obata fangirl. Not only have I repeatedly made noise about the fact that his collaboration with Yumi Hotta, Hikaru no Go, was […]
It’s a bit of a slow week for new manga hitting the shelves, but the Battle Robot is enthusiastic about a number of imminent releases. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: There are sixty-five different manga titles coming out in October. The mind reels. Luckily, this October 1st is really September 30th in book publishing terms, so the four titles featured here do not add to that total (which is good, as it would then be sixty-nine, and I’d feel obliged to make a tasteless […]
Despite the fact that quite a bit of new manga is due to arrive in stores this week, the Battle Robot’s attention focuses on just a few particular titles. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: I’ve been joking about the large amount of manga coming out last month and this month, but a look at what’s coming in October tells me I should have held back. October is vicious. That said, next week has a far greater amount of manga than usual on 4th weeks of the month, so […]
It’s a quiet week on the manga shipping front, but as always, the Battle Robot has little trouble finding ways to spend its money. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: Given the beginning and end of September have far more manga than is really sensible, it makes sense that there are also weeks where very little comes out. This is one of those weeks. Guidebooks are quite popular in Japan, but have never sold well in North America for some reason. Kodansha hopes that […]
It’s a solid week, certainly, for fans of new manga, but the Battle Robot narrows in a few choice titles, including the long-awaited re-release of CLAMP’s Legal Drug. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: School is back in session, and we have some manga to help keep you occupied and away from your homework. First off, apologies to Viz for leaving off one of their titles last week – Dawn of the Arcana 13, the final volume, should have been there. I know it’s quite popular with the […]
It’s another very active week in the realm of new manga, and the Battle Robot finds a lot to recommend, including a few long-time favorites. What looks good to you this week?
This week, Michelle, Melinda, & Anna look at recent releases from Viz Media & Yen Press. Black Butler, Vol. 17 | By Yana Toboso | Yen Press – Ciel remains undercover at Weston, the Eton-inspired school where he has enrolled to look into student disappearances at the queen’s behest. In order to secure a meeting […]
SEAN: Remember when I whined about so many titles coming out in August? Yeah, September is just as bad if not worse. Didn’t the manga boom end? Here’s what’s out the first week: Dark Horse gives us the 2nd volume of the New, Modern-day Lone Wolf… no, wait, it’s the New Lone Wolf & Cub, […]
This week, Sean, Melinda, Anna, & Michelle look at recent releases from Seven Seas, Viz Media, and Vertical, Inc. Devils and Realist, Vol. 2 | By utako Yukihiro and Madoka Takadono | Seven Seas – Much of the first volume of this series was the lead character being shown various demonic and fascinating things and […]
This week’s small shipping list leaves the Battle Robot to admit to some guilty (and not-so-guilty) pleasures, among others. What looks good to you this week?
MELINDA: There isn’t a ton of manga I’m dying to buy this week, but enough that I did have to make a relatively difficult choice. In the end, I’ve embraced a favorite artist, even if it might not be the work I’m most interested in seeing from her–and that would be Hiromu Arakawa and her […]