SEAN: It’s become almost musical, the way manga comes out. Huge week… quiet week. Huge week… quiet week. The occasional 5th week trips up the manga dancer with the brief shift into 5/4 time. How is our quick-quick-slow week? Dark Horse is doing it again, folks. Here is the first omnibus volume of a seinen […]
Shoujo takes the lead on this fairly full shipping week, but the Battle Robot has its eyes on a variety of titles, shoujo and otherwise. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: Mid-July is a good-sized week, but not completely overwhelming like the first/third weeks tend to be. Let’s see what’s happening. Dark Horse has the second volume of Oreimo spinoff Kuroneko, marketed to the six remaining Oreimo fans who didn’t scream in anger at the end of the main series. Kokoro Connect has proven to […]
SEAN: It’s a new fiscal year, and that brings a new pile of books, mostly from Viz. What have we got? DMP print release dates give me a migraine. Twittering Birds Never Fly 2? I guess? ASH: I can never tell when something will actually be released by DMP anymore. MICHELLE: Me, neither. I’ll perk […]
Though it’s a particularly light week for new manga, the miniature Battle Robot manages to make a couple of manga picks and one off the beaten path. Well, perhaps this path has been somewhat beaten by the Bookshelf before. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: Since next week is a light week (despite being July 1st, it doesn’t count as a first week of July), I thought I’d do the manga in reverse order. And hey, coincidentally, that makes the image line up properly, too! Funny, that. So we start with Vertical, who have the 5th volume of fanservice […]
SEAN: The end of the month always brings a deluge from Yen, and if you add on the other publishers doing stuff it can get rather expensive. Let’s see what might be worth your hard-earned cash. Ze, from 801 Media, has finally hit Volume 10, despite a particularly irregular release schedule. ASH: I just recently […]
Despite the extreme tardiness of this week’s post (you can thank Melinda’s scattered brain for that one), there’s quite a bit to like on this week’s short list, and the Battle Robot has its work cut out for it. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: A second small week in a row! This is getting creepy. Where’s that manga boom? Fans of Eden: It’s an Endless World will be more disappointed than ever see see that a new manga called Eden is not what they think. Fans of Gen Manga’s alternative stuff, though, will be delighted with Eden Vol. […]
It’s a relatively quiet week in the world of new manga, including only a few Battle Robot favorites. Will our robot manage to stay on-list? We doubt it. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: Thank you for all those who bought manga to bring rain to the Northeast. You can stop now (keep buying manga, I just mean no more flash flood warnings). Meanwhile, what have we in this small week? Kodansha gives us an 8th volume of shosei (I just coined it, whaddya think?) romance Say “I […]
With veritable loads of new manga expected out this week, the Battle Robot somehow finds itself rallying around one title in particular. Only Michelle dares to stand on her own! What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: It has been hot here recently, so I am hoping that this Manga the Week of can serve as a rain dance. Doesn’t make much sense, but the heat has addled my brain. Fairy Tail 48 seems like a lot, till you remember it’s nowhere near One Piece. Which honestly applies to Fairy Tail […]
There’s quite a bit of terrific new manga shipping into stores this week, though the Battle Robot circles around three titles in particular. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: Did you enjoy this week’s small week? Good. That isn’t next week. Dance in the Vampire Bund’s Scarlet Order may have ended (somewhat surprisingly) in Japan, but Seven Seas still has more of it to bring you here, with Vol. 2 arriving next week. Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer’s third omnibus takes us over […]