SEAN: Next week’s releases really run the gamut of styles and genres. Let’s see what we’ve got.
Kodansha gives us a 2nd volume of Devil Survivor, meaning I am now officially behind.
And a 5th A Silent Voice, which I am definitely caught up on.
ASH: A Silent Voice continues to be a very strong series.
SEAN: And there’s also a 6th Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. I am also caught up here. Will we see more witches?
ASH: Time will tell!
SEAN: On the Seven Seas end, we have a 2nd volume of Golden Time, from the Toradora! author.
And the debut of The Testament of New Sister Devil, which sounds like it might hit every single current popular fetish out there, and a few more besides. We’ll see if I’m wrong.
Vertical gives us A Girl on the Shore, a complete omnibus of an Inio Asano series from the cult and sadly cancelled Manga Erotics F magazine. It’s Inio Asano, so I expect good, if depressing, things.
MICHELLE: This should be interesting.
ASH: I’m very much looking forward to this release.
MJ: Okay, this. Yes, this.
SEAN: And there’s a 6th volume of My Neighbor Seki, which is possibly the antidote if you’re read too much Inio Asano at once.
SEAN: Viz gives us a 5th Master Keaton volume, having pushed it back from its original December release date.
MICHELLE: I need to resume my catchup efforts!
ASH: As do I!
MJ: Always welcome!
SEAN: And a 7th Monster Perfect Edition.
MICHELLE: Yay, Monster!
ASH: Monster is one of my favorite Urasawa series. I’m so glad to see it back in print!
SEAN: And Terra Formars has reached double digits with Volume 10.
Most of Yen’s stuff is the week after next, but two novels seem to be coming out next week as of this writing. Pandora Hearts has finished its Caucus Race light novels with the third volume, so at least MJcan’t get any further behind.
SEAN: And there’s a 2nd volume of Strike the Blood, which will hopefully feel more genuine and less calculated than the first volume did.
Does something from this list sing to you? Crying out, “read me and be sad yet enriched”? Or perhaps “Read me and get suggestive succubi who say oniichan a lot”?