MJ: It’s a bit of an odd week in the shipping department, and though I’m certainly tempted by volume four of SuBLime’s adorable His Favorite, and intrigued by Kodansha debut series No. 6, I going to do the predictable thing by choosing the latest volume of my beloved Loveless. Though I won’t be able to dig into my copy until next month, when Viz’s omnibus releases finally catch up with their single volumes, I’ll be treasuring it all the while. For an emotionally complicated, morally challenging, and thoroughly engaging read, you can’t do better than Loveless.
MICHELLE: While I’m also anticipating being able to get caught up on Loveless, I’ll award my pick this week to Kano Miyamoto’s Sleeping Moon. Some of her works were previously published by Deux Press (remember them?), and I found Lovers and Souls in particular to be touching and memorable. And I also like it when BL attempts to have a genuine plot, so this supernatural historical mystery seems to be right up my street.
ANNA: There’s not much on the print manga front that truly excites me. I’m going to pick Alice 19th #1, since it is newly released on Viz’ digital platform. This is one of my favorite non-Fushigi Yuugi Watase series, and as you might expect the art is gorgeous.
SEAN: Hrm. Yeah, it’s one of those weeks. I guess I’ll pick Atomcat. It’s one of Tezuka’s sillier ideas (as well as a horrible pun, something I’m sure he loved), but it sounds like a lighter, fluffier Tezuka title, which makes for a wonderful change of pace from his more serious stories we’ve seen Lately. Heck, even Unico was a bummer most of the time. Let’s hope Atomcat cheers me right up.
What looks good to you this week?
Jura saysJune 10, 2013 at 6:34 am
Those 2 in 1 Loveless volumes seem tempting. Its characters have such great hair. D:
AshLynx saysJune 10, 2013 at 9:44 am
I’m just biding my time to get the Loveless omnibuses for cheapo so I can finally start the series myself. Yes, I could get the Tokyopop versions of 1-8, but I kinda want Viz’s.
Hmm, come to think of it, Unico did spend most of its time being depressing, didn’t it? Japan just loves to make kids cry! Man is it a big year of Tezuka manga, Unico, Atomcat, and Triton from DMP alone, The Crater Kickstarter I’ve pledged for, Twin Knight, and The Mysterious Underground Men, assuming nothing gets delayed, I’m spending well over $100 on just Tezuka alone this year, whew! Just awesome! Oh and Right Stuf got the Princess Knight anime (and Rose of Versailles, more importantly) for good measure.