ASH: There are a few interesting things being released this week, but there is one volume that especially stands out for me: Kyoko Okazaki’s Pink. Originally published in 1989, the manga is of the earliest successes from one of the most influential mangaka in josei. I was greatly impressed by Okazaki’s Helter Skelter, also released by Vertical this year, so I’m particularly looking forward to reading Pink.
MICHELLE: Pink is definitely the one I’m looking forward to the most. I am also amused by how innocuous its cover looks, given the plot synopsis!
SEAN: I am looking forward to Pink, which sounds great. My Pick, though, is for the 9th volume of Attack on Titan. It really is quite a pivotal volume, with all the various plot bits that have been dropped over the last several books coming together and making sense. Plus we get a great cliffhanger into what looks like an even more pivotal Volume 10. This is not the runaway breakout hit of 2013 for nothing.
ANNA: I am also very much looking forward to Pink. I’m so glad Vertical has decided to bring out some quality josei titles!
MJ: Well, I pretty much already declared Pink as my pick of the week, and I have no good reason to contradict myself, so my choice this week is clear. I really enjoyed Helter Skelter, and I’m thrilled that we’re seeing more Okazaki this quickly. Thanks, Vertical!
What looks good to you this week?
JRB saysNovember 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm
“I am also amused by how innocuous its cover looks, given the plot synopsis!”
Yeah, the original cover (mildly NSFW) was a bit more indicative of the adult nature of the story. :)
December’s kind of a wasteland, at least according to the Amazon.com listings; Awkward Silence V4 is pretty much the only must-buy for the month. To compensate, January’s looking pretty overstuffed.