SEAN: It has been hot here recently, so I am hoping that this Manga the Week of can serve as a rain dance. Doesn’t make much sense, but the heat has addled my brain.
Fairy Tail 48 seems like a lot, till you remember it’s nowhere near One Piece. Which honestly applies to Fairy Tail in general.
MICHELLE: *ba-dum ching*
SEAN: Also from Kodansha, My Little Monster 8 features actual plot progression, slow and incremental though it may be. Progress!
MICHELLE: I recently procured volumes 5-7, so I am ready to get current with this series again!
ASH: Enjoy! I think it’ll probably read better in a larger chunk.
SEAN: The rest is our standard Giant Pile O’ Viz (TM). Assassination Classroom gives us a 4th volume of heartwarming comedic antics about training young children to be trained killers.
ANNA: I still need to read volume 2! I do like heartwarming assassination.
SEAN: Now that we’re caught up with Blue Exorcist, waiting for the next volume can be frustrating, especially when there’s as much going on as there in in this series. However, here is Vol. 13, hooray!
If you aren’t caught up with Dragon Ball via its original releases or the three or four re-releases we’ve seen, here’s another one, with the 9th 3-in-1.
ASH: (I still haven’t actually read most of Dragon Ball.)
SEAN: I now feel kind of bad for my initial review of Food Wars!, given I’ve been enjoying it so much. Here’s a 6th volume, and I will try to ignore the orgasm faces.
MICHELLE: I unabashedly love this series now.
ASH: I’ve… actually always kind of liked it…
ANNA: I like it, although it took some time to win me over due to the orgasm faces.
MJ: I have avoided it, and now I feel like I’m missing out.
SEAN: Kamisama Kiss has finally come back to the present, but I suspect that new problems will arise in this 18th volume, as, well, otherwise the series would be over, and it isn’t.
ANNA: This series can go on as long as possible, as every volume is mega-charming.
SEAN: Kimi ni Todoke 21 will have, I suspect, four more chapters filled with adorable, though I do wonder if the drama quotient might be upped on the Ayano front.
MICHELLE: I’ll be reading both of these as well.
ANNA: I need to get caught up on this. It is such a well-executed shoujo series.
SEAN: Is Naruto done yet? (checks) No, not quite yet. But here’s Vol. 70.
I have resigned myself to very few Natsume’s Book of Friends volumes having my OT3 involved in the plot, but this does not reduce my love of this series at all.
MICHELLE: Somehow, I had not realized there was a new Natsume coming and I had just been wishing for one!
SEAN: One Piece’s 12th 3-in-1 is the Water Seven arc, I think. I love that arc.
As for Seraph of the End 5… um… vampires? (shrugs)
It’s very rare to see a long-running Sho-Comi series over here that isn’t drama and questionable consent. But I have high hopes for So Cute It Hurts!! (Kobayashi ga Kawaisugite Tsurai!!), which debuts next week. The author’s been on my ‘keep an eye on them’ list for a while now.
MICHELLE: Yeah, this is intriguing! Seems like a while since we’ve had a new Shojo Beat series, but that’s probably not true.
ANNA: Looking forward to reading this.
SEAN: Toriko continues to feature more fighting and less weird food. I hope that changes, but I suspect it won’t be changing for Vol. 28.
Lastly, I was wrong about it being last. Voice Over! Seiyu Academy apparently has one more to go after this 11th volume. I should be used to this with Hakusensha series, to be honest, which tend to have 80 epilogues.
MICHELLE: I think I am going to hoard volume eleven ’til twelve comes out so I can read them back-to-back.
SEAN: Did it work? Is it raining yet? (checks) No! You must BUY MORE MANGA!
AshLynx saysMay 29, 2015 at 1:50 am
My comic shop got in Kamisama Kiss and Voice Over early. Of course, I’ve been hoarding both of them for a while (I think I’ve only read to maybe v7 of Kamisama Kiss? I’m loaning it to my friend right now though, so I can’t start reading it any time soon anyways).
I actually got a Viz sampler book from my main comic shop during FCBD. The ones I noted as stuff I’d want to rent/buy include: So Cute it Hurts, My Hero Academia, and Maid-sama (I never read this when Tokyopop was releasing it). For rent it first, Tokyo ghoul and Demon Prince of Momochi House. As Twin Star Exorcists and Ultraman, neither one grabbed me in the slightest. Hooray, freebie samplers!
Also, I’ve decided to start collecting One Piece. rather blindly at that, but I got the East Blue/Baroque Works manga box set. Should come in in a few days. So I’ll catch up! Eventually! But the nice thing with SJ series is that it’s easy to read 4 or 5 volumes in a sitting.