SEAN: A second small week in a row! This is getting creepy. Where’s that manga boom?
Fans of Eden: It’s an Endless World will be more disappointed than ever see see that a new manga called Eden is not what they think. Fans of Gen Manga’s alternative stuff, though, will be delighted with Eden Vol. 1.
xxxHOLIC Omnibus 6 is a bit smaller than previous ones, as they had 4 volumes to go so had to divide it 2 and 2. Also, we’re at peak Syaoran levels. This is not a drill. Please protect yourself from further Syoaoran outbreaks.
MICHELLE: *snerk* Someday I really will finish this series and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle.
ASH: And thanks to the omnibuses, you can! (I’m on the same reading program)
ANNA: I enjoy Clamp, but I gave up on xxxHOLIC and Tsubasa. Also I am still bitter that X/1999 is unfinished.
MJ: Sean, you hurt me. Also. You people. What.
SEAN: Not only does the cast of Haganai still not have many friends as of Vol. 11, but the cover shows that Yozora is looking more sullen than ever.
And Servamp’s protagonist is probably looking sleepy in this 2nd volume, if Vol. 1 was any indication.
Viz has Dogs reaching double-digits with Vol. 10. Man, remember when this was the new Black Lagoon, as opposed to Gangsta? Also, is it me or is this out before its traditional one-per-year release?
MICHELLE: I think it is.
ANNA: Just wanted to mention how much I like Gangsta!
SEAN: Junji Ito time, with Fragments of Horror, a short story collection that will no doubt scare the bejabbers out of everyone. It’s in hardcover, too.
ASH: Very much looking forward to seeing more of Junji Ito’s work in English!
SEAN: Master Keaton’s 3rd volume will continue to show why Keaton is a brilliant investigator and a less-than-brilliant husband and father.
MICHELLE: I am terrible because I haven’t managed to find time to read 1-2 yet!
ANNA: I agree that you are being terrible to yourself for not reading these books already!
SEAN: Lastly, there is the much anticipated Tokyo Ghoul, which seems to be making fans of the anime very happy, but is not as pleasing to the manga blogger crowd. We shall see.
ANNA: I am going to check this out.
MJ: What she said.
SEAN: Are you getting something, or saving your money for the following week’s deluge of Yen?