MICHELLE: This week, I’m awarding my pick to the second volume of Shoko Hidaka’s Blue Morning. As I wrote back in June, “Complex, dark, and a bit twisted, Blue Morning is the best BL I’ve read so far this year.” With praise like that, you can bet I’ll be back for volume two!
ANNA: There’s a ton of manga coming out this week, but I think that what looks most interesting is the latest Tezuka release, Triton of the Sea. I think it is great that we’re getting so many manga translated from this prolific author.
SEAN: This week hurts my soul, with a promising manga debut I’ve wanted to see for ages in Magi, and one of my favorite experimental series in Dorohedoro also coming out. But I have to stay true to my core principles, otherwise I’m just no good as a man. Thus I have to pick Excel Saga this week. It’s arrived at the climax of the entire story, and is actually getting around to giving us answers. Well, some answers. I absolutely cannot wait.
MJ: Well, okay, my first choice this week is probably Blue Morning, as I loved the first volume quite a lot. But since Michelle has already spotlighted it so nicely, I’ll give my vote to the sixth and final omnibus volume of CLAMP’s X. These large-trim omnibus editions have turned me around on this series to a rather stunning extent, mainly on the strength of its gorgeous, shoujo-rific artwork. Viz’s omnibus collection is a must-have for any fan of CLAMP, or frankly any fan of early 90s shoujo. It’s a mess, in many ways, but it’s a beautiful, beautiful mess.
What looks good to you this week?