SEAN: Amidst what I suspect will be a sea of orange, I’m going to once again praise Shigeru Mizuki and recommend The Birth of Kitaro as my pick of the week. Like most Kitaro readers, I read this for Nezumi Otoko, who is amazingly awful in the best way. You too will believe a smelly yokai in a cloak will bilk rich frail men out of their life savings.
MICHELLE: I’m super grateful for the Kitaro, but honestly, my heart belongs to orange all the way. I’ve been waiting for this volume fairly desperately.
ASH: Wow, this is a tough week for me to choose just one release! The two manga I’ve narrowed it down to have both already been mentioned, as well—The Birth of Kitaro and orange. In the end, though, I think I’m going to have to go with Sean and pick the debut of the new Kitaro series in English. I was impressed by the first orange omnibus but am uncertain which direction the rest of the series might take while I already know that I love Kitaro.
ANNA: I’m going to go with orange too, even though I haven’t read the first volume yet, I’m sure future me would travel back in time to tell me to go with the second volume for pick of the week.
MJ: Like Anna, though I haven’t yet read the first volume of orange, I feel confident, based on the amount of chiding I’ve received for this failure, that it would absolutely be my pick. So I’m going with it.