We make it really easy for you this week – go get this new Fantagraphics hardcover. Now.
There’s a lot of stuff out this week the Manga Bookshelf team loves, but there’s only room for one title at the top.
For the most part, the Manga Bookshelf team tries to avoid giving Pick of the Week to a re-release this week, though Melinda just couldn’t resist the lure of the zodiac.
SEAN: The word for next week is “spinoff”, boys and girls. Can you say spinoff? I knew you could! OK, let’s try to plow through. Dark Horse first, as always. Astro Boy Omnibus 4. Everyone loves Astro Boy. Kodansha gives us the 2nd and final volume of Fairy Tail’s Gray-related spinoff (can you say that, […]
Ash wants to enjoy more surreal childhood from Inio Asano this week, but most of the team are ready to cosplay like there’s no tomorrow.
SEAN: Third weeks of the month: almost like second weeks, but they seem different, mostly as Viz tends to put out its blogger-friendly titles here. What’s happening next week? Kodansha debuts a new seinen series that ran in Morning magazine, which means I am already well-disposed to it. Complex Age features a cosplay fanatic who […]
SEAN: Ah, the 2nd week of the month, the most common week for the Manga Bookshelf team to look over the releases and think “Wow, am I picking Magi as Pick of the Week again?” MICHELLE: Heh. SEAN: Dark Horse has a 2nd volume of Fate/Zero, sure to give us many more heartwarming moments so […]
There’s a large amount of stuff coming out this week. What’s a reader to do? Not to worry. Our crack manga squad is here to help YOU.
SEAN: June is busting out all over, especially in terms of sheer manga volume – this month will be punishing, starting with 25 books out next week. Dark Horse gives us the 4th – and presumably last for now – omnibus of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Go get it if you haven’t already. ASH: […]
SEAN: Amidst what I suspect will be a sea of orange, I’m going to once again praise Shigeru Mizuki and recommend The Birth of Kitaro as my pick of the week. Like most Kitaro readers, I read this for Nezumi Otoko, who is amazingly awful in the best way. You too will believe a smelly […]
SEAN: It’s a 5th week in may this June 1st, but unlike most 5th weeks there’s a lot coming out. Drawn and Quarterly begins its series devoted to Shigeru Mizuki’s most iconic creation, Kitaro. They released a sampler a few years back, but this is a new multi-volume series that gives us the best Kitaro […]
The majority of this week’s titles are from Yen Press, and our Manga Bookshelf team has a wide variety of choices they can’t wait for..
SEAN: Does it say something that having only 25 titles out the week of a Yen Press release dump is rather mild now? I keep thinking “it could be worse!”. I think it’s the new normal. There are other publishers, of course. Kodansha Comics gives us a 2nd volume of Real Account, a title with […]
SEAN: Third weeks of the month tend to be grab bag weeks, and this is no exception, but as with most grab bags, there’s always something in there that’s of interest. For those who were eagerly awaiting the new volume of Blood C, I got nothing. But we do have a spinoff from that series, […]
SEAN: It’s a small week, but there’s a few items of interest here, definitely. That said, in terms of the title I’m most intrigued by, it has to be What Is Obscenity?, which I plan on picking up at TCAF, despite the inherent dangers of testing Canadian customs. And then probably reading it while listening […]