SEAN: December begins, and that can only mean one thing: More piles of manga. Dark Horse has the 3rd volume of the New Lone Wolf and Cub, with whitewall tires and everything. Who said DC Comics doesn’t release manga anymore? The Jiro Kuwata Bat-Manga is 350 pages of 60s shonen Bat-goodness, and looks to be […]
It’s a relatively calm week in the realm of new manga, but Melinda, Ash, and Sean have a few items on their must-buy list. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: The last week of the month is usually a nice breather after the deluge of the previous three weeks, giving us a chance to catch up on the piles of manga still out there. But there are still a few tasty bits of manga for (American) Thanksgiving. We’ll start with the tastiest, the long-awaited […]
I’ll admit that it’s been tough trying to curb my “classic” inclinations when it comes to recommending manga for my teen students, and there are days when it becomes impossible. Today is one of those days, as I find myself irresistibly drawn to the work of Moto Hagio, specifically her early short series, They Were […]
With this kind of bounty arriving in stores this week, ranging from wheelchair basketball to time-traveling cats, the Battle Robot has its hands full attempting to make a single pick each. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: So. Many. Books. ASH: Woo! SEAN: Kodansha has the 5th volume of shoujo romance My Little Monster, which is still dealing with social ineptness in the best way. MELINDA: I feel like I’m really missing out by not reading this. I probably have to fix that. MICHELLE: I do honestly think that you would […]
As I was casting about for ideas for this week’s column, I found myself consistently drawn back to a manga-related quandary in my own life that I have not quite been able to resolve. As you know, I have recently opened up my personal manga collection as a library for my students (with a few […]
Setona Mizushiro’s After School Nightmare has loomed in the back of my mind ever since I began this series of manga recommendations for my teen students, and there is really no good reason that it has taken this long to actually come to the fore. I suppose I thought maybe I’d reread it myself first—it […]
There’s quite a bit to recommend this week, despite a relatively small shipping list, and the Battle Robot does its part to spread the love around. What looks good to you this week?
This year at New York Comic Con, publisher Yen Press gave out copies of their upcoming Pandora Hearts art book, Pandora Hearts ~Odds and Ends~, as prizes during their panel presentation. I was unable to attend this year, but fortunately for me, Sean is not a fan of the series, so he generously offered me […]
SEAN: After the deluge of the last two weeks, I am relieved to say that next week is at least a LITTLE quieter. Unless you’re Kodansha. Speaking of which, apologies to Kodansha and Viz– I missed two of their titles that are out this week. The 2nd Heroic Legend of Arslan is already out! Go […]
It’s another big shipping week for fans of new manga, and the Battle Robot finds itself with a whole lot of winners to choose from. What looks good to you this week?
SEAN: November does not have quite as many books as October, but that’s only due to Thanksgiving week providing a minor break. The other three weeks try harder to drown us in books. Dark Horse finishes off its Trigun re-release with the 5th Trigun Maximum omnibus, depriving me of additional attempts to mock Nightow’s art […]
Wow, this has been a weird week. I mean, really, seriously weird. Weird on levels I can’t quite talk about here. But whatever the weirdness, it is in times like these that I really just want to look at something pretty. No, seriously. That’s the only thing to be done. So today, that’s what we’re […]
I pondered for a blatantly ridiculous amount of time over this week’s manga recommendation for my teen students. I considered another classic epic (Please Save My Earth), a couple of overlooked romances (Rasetsu, Crown of Love), or perhaps something for my pre-teens (Shugo Chara!). My most serious consideration, however, went to Ai Yazawa’s yet-unfinished (but […]