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 […]
SEAN: There’s a little something for everyone in the third week of August, so let’s see what demographics we can scrounge up. First off, it’s not out in bookstores yet, but Fantagraphics has shipped its 7th volume of Wandering Son to its Kickstarter backers. It’s still a must-read for anyone who likes good manga about […]
If you ever wondered who writes the PotW headlines, wonder no more! Though there’s a decent amount of new manga shipping this week, and several picks chosen by the Battle Robot, one title dominates our editor’s mind. Fortunately, she’s not alone.
SEAN: If there was a quiet week in August, next week would be it, with a mere nine titles. Dark Horse has the 2nd of its Samurai Executioner omnibii, for those who can’t get enough of samurai, manliness, and manly samurai. ASH: Surprisingly enough, I haven’t actually read any of Samurai Executioner. This would probably […]
It’s an exceptional week (in an exceptional month, to hear Sean tell it), and there’s plenty for the Battle Robot to look forward to. Betcha can’t read just one! What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: There is so much manga out in August it beggars belief. Over 50 different titles in the month. And the first week is the biggest. So buckle up. ANNA: I can see myself undergoing some major psychological trauma trying to choose between titles for Pick of the Week. SEAN: Dark Horse has nearly wrapped […]
SEAN: A 5th week of the month is usually sparse, but we do have a few interesting things due out at the tail end of July. Gen Manga offers you a choice of Indie Manga. Either you will think that One Is Enough, or perhaps you’d rather be with an Anomal. Choose wisely. (They do […]
Despite a shipping week rich in blogger favorites, the Battle Robot’s rallies around Vertical’s latest debut with near unanimity. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: There’s so much stuff coming out next week you’d think it was a first week of the month. Remember when Yen Press was just three or so titles a month? We’ll start off with Dark Horse, who are still releasing Gantz, even as it’s up to Vol. 32 and surely running out of rubber […]
What has the Battle Robot learned this week? Do your research! After expressing anticipation for one of this week’s releases, reader comments sent our bloggers scrambling for new choices. (Fortunately, there were many at hand! Thanks Urasawa & Yoshinaga!) What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: Mid-month always tends to bring the oddest stuff. Anything unusual here? First off, Seven Seas apparently delayed the release of Alice in the Country of Clover: Knight’s Knowledge 1 at the last minute, after we went to press. It’s actually out next week. ANNA: I hope it features Ace murdering people and getting lost […]
It’s a relatively low-key shipping week, giving the Battle Robot an opportunity to recommend some long-time shounen favorites (along with at least one newer series). What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: It may not be hot where you are, but Connecticut? It’s hot. Too hot. Can manga save us from the doldrums of summer? MICHELLE: I am in Florida. Such hot. Very yuck. MELINDA: New England, also hot. And stormy. Which sounds sexier than it is. ANNA: I will be in Central Illinois, which will […]
Despite a fairly robust shipping list this week, the Battle Robot can’t help but rally around a single debut title. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: It’s not QUITE as bad as last month’s pile, but there’s a ton of things out the first week in July. Let’s to’t. Dark Horse continues to give us omnibuses showcasing Lone Wolf & Cub in larger trim size and far more pages. Here’s the fifth. ASH: Excellent! I’ve been needing to do a […]