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Pick of the Week: A Broad Spectrum

The team took a look at this week’s new manga and ended up in a tie between two titles that are very different types.

My Week in Manga: July 20-July 26, 2015

My News and Reviews I posted one in-depth manga review last week, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends, Omnibus 2 by Yak Haibara. It’s the final omnibus in the series, collecting the third and fourth volume of Haibara’s Sengoku Basara 2 manga adaptation. I get a huge kick out of Sengoku Basara. It’s incredibly over-the-top but actually […]

Bookshelf Briefs, 7/27/15

Michelle and Sean tackle a stack of manga from VIZ, Vertical, Kodansha, and Seven Seas. Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Vol. 5 | By Ark Performance | Seven Seas – Last volume had a few flaws in it, but this one is nearly perfect, thanks to focusing on Haruna, who has rapidly become my favorite mental […]

License Roundup – SDCC/Otakon

Summer is always the biggest time for new announcements, and after a huge license post for AX, I took a break to find my newsfeed drowning in new licenses for SDCC, Otakon, and various other places. Let’s see what’s coming soon, OK? Yeah, I’m starting with Udon Entertainment. Known over here in North America mostly […]

Random Musings: Manga Tag

Earlier this month, Megan of The Manga Test Drive (which is one of my favorite manga review blogs and worth checking out if you haven’t already) gave a tour of her manga shelves and answered some questions about her collection as part of a game of manga tag. And wouldn’t you know it, I was […]

The Manga Revue: Prison School and Twin Star Exorcists

This week, I take a look at two new releases: Prison School, a hotly anticipated series about five boys trying to break out of an all-girls’ school, and Twin Star Exorcists, a shonen manga about two teenage onmyoji who hold the fate of the world in their hands. (Let’s hope they do their best–otherwise, we’re toast!) […]

Pick of the Week: Big week, small pick

It’s a huge week for new manga shipping, but the Battle Robot is working on a short staff this week, and the official picks seem slim. What looks good to you this week?

Manga the Week of 7/29

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 […]

No Game No Life Vol. 2

By Yuu Kamiya. Released in Japan by Media Factory. Released in North America by Yen On. I am starting to come to terms with No Game No Life. All the problems I had with the first volume are still there, with underage nudity, pointless ecchi fetishes, and another token loli added towards the end. But […]

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends, Vol. 2

Creator: Yak Haibara U.S. publisher: Udon Entertainment ISBN: 9781926778594 Released: February 2013 Original release: 2008-2009 Yak Haibara’s four-volume manga series Sengoku Basara 2 is an adaptation of the video game known by the same name. The manga was released in English by Udon Entertainment in two omnibus volumes under the title Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends. […]