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Pick of the Week: Complexities

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.

My Week in Manga: June 13-June 19, 2016

My News and Reviews Okay. So I don’t usually get very personal here at Experiments in Manga, but I feel it’s needed this time. Last week I had every intention of posting an in-depth review of Dawn, the first novel in Yoshino Tanaka’s renowned space opera Legend of the Galactic Heroes. But Thursday came along […]

Manga the Week of 6/22

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 […]

Everyone’s Getting Married, Vol. 1

By Izumi Miyazono. Released in Japan as “Totsuzen Desu Ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu” by Shogakukan, serialization ongoing in the magazine Petit Comic. Released in North America by Viz. The ruke of thumb, be it in a shoujo comic set in school or a josei comic set in the workplace or really in any other piece […]

Black Clover, Vol. 1

By Yuki Tabata. Released in Japan by Shueisha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. Released in North America by Viz. If you’ve been reading manga for a long time, you not only start to read series that are clearly influenced by another, but also series that are influenced by their successors. When Fairy […]

Bookshelf Briefs 6/13/16

It’s a Vizstravaganza! Assassination Classroom, Vol. 10 | By Yusei Matsui | Viz Media – First of all, yay, Kayano got to do something! The giant pudding detail was very well done, and there was a minimum of the usual tiny chest jokes that normally surround her. The other important detail to note in this […]

Pick of the Week: Potpourri

Second weeks of the month are always difficult, but the Manga Bookshelf team looks at this week’s offerings and finds a few choice titles.

My Week in Manga: June 6-June 12, 2016

My News and Reviews Last week at Experiments in Manga I posted May’s Bookshelf Overload. Largely in part due to my trip to TCAF and the generosity of Kodansha Comics, I ended up with a lot of comics and manga to add to my shelves in May. I was actually out of the state traveling […]

Anne Happy, Vol. 1

By Cotoji. Released in Japan by Houbunsha, serialization ongoing in the magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward. Released in North America by Yen Press. There is a sort of subgenre of school life manga that flits across all genres, be it shonen, seinen or shoujo. This is the ‘separate class filled with special students’ genre. They […]

Complex Age, Vol. 1

Creator: Yui Sakuma U.S. publisher: Kodansha Comics ISBN: 9781632362483 Released: June 2016 Original release: 2014 Awards: Tetsuya Chiba Award I almost passed over the English-language debut of Yui Sakuma’s Complex Age, but I’m very glad that I took the opportunity I had to read it. Complex Age, Volume 1 was first released in Japan in 2014 […]