SEAN: Back to School! You’ve bought all your school supplies, but save money for manga too!
Ghost Ship starts us off with a 4th volume of Yokai Girls.
J-Novel Club has one debut this week. Gear Drive stars a young woman in a world where magic is commonplace. However, she doesn’t have a specialty… yet. Could her specialty be gears? Bet it’s gears.
There’s also a 3rd volume of The Master of Ragnarok and Blesser of Einherjar (watch the anime!) and a 5th volume of Outbreak Company (anime aired some time ago).
Kodansha has a whole pile of digital stuff, including Peach Girl Next, the sequel to the just re-released Peach Girl. It’s about… what happens next.
ANNA: I barely remember Peach Girl, and don’t think I am going to reread the digital version, but I am sort of curious about what happens next!
SEAN: There’s also Beware the Kamiki Brothers! 5, Can You Just Die My Darling? 4, Cosplay Animal 7, I’m Standing on a Million Lives 2, My Boy in Blue 2, The Prince’s Romance Gambit 2, and Those Summer Days 4. Getting so far behind.
MICHELLE: Desperately far behind.
SEAN: In print, there’s only one: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Side: P4 Volume 3. If you can translate the code of all those letters and numbers, you can get the manga’s secret message.
ASH: It’s a fun addition to the Persona franchise.
SEAN: Seven Seas has a digital debut with the 6th Boogiepop novel, Boogiepop at Dawn.
ASH: Released in print a decade ago, and to be released in print again in an omnibus in the near future, I rather liked the volume.
SEAN: Vertical gives is an 8th Mobile Suit Gundam Wing.
And there’s Viz! A lot of Viz, as always. The debut is Shonen Jump this time, with Dr. STONE, a manga that’s been a big hit in Japan. It’s got the writer from Eyeshield 21 and the artist from Sun-Ken Rock, and it’s a post-apocalypse adventure.
MICHELLE: Oh, interesting! I’ve been meaning to finish reading Eyeshield 21.
ANNA: That does sound interesting!
ASH: The creative team involved certainly caught my attention if nothing else. I generally enjoy a good post-apocalypse adventure, too, though.
MELINDA: I’m interested!
SEAN: Also Jump or Jump-esque: Astra: Lost in Space 4, Boruto 4, Demon Slayer 2, Haikyu!! 27, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War 4, One Piece’s 25th 3-in-1, Seraph of the End 15, and Twin Star Exorcists 13.
ANNA: My kids are so devoted to this series they wanted to get their own volleyball to start practicing in real life.
ASH: Haikyu!! and Demon Slayer are both high on my list.
SEAN: On the shoujo end, no new debuts, but we get Anonymous Noise 10, Queen’s Quality 5, Skip Beat! 41, and The Young Master’s Revenge 3. Skip Beat! Is always wonderful whenever it comes out.
MICHELLE: Skip Beat! I’ve really been dying to see how Kyoko’s latest audition turns out. I need to get caught up on Queen’s Quality, too.
ANNA: No surprise, I’m excited about all these series!
ASH: I quite enjoy a fair number of them myself.
MELINDA: I’m also planning to get caught up on Queen’s Quality!
SEAN: What manga are you secretly reading under your desk during class?