MICHELLE: I dearly love My Love Story!! and Honey So Sweet, but this week it’s all about Haikyu!! for me. I’ve been anticipating this release (and Kuroko’s Basketball, which debuts next month) since the announcement. I’m so happy to have some new, long sports manga series to enjoy!
ASH: You know, I think I’m with Michelle this week! I also love My Love Story!!, and I’m always happy to see a new volume of The Ancient Magus’ Bride, but I’m very excited for Haikyu!! and the debut of a new sports manga.
SEAN: There’s lots of good stuff out this week – Nichijou is my bag, let me tell you – but who am I to deny the pull of a good old-fashioned sports manga? Especially given it’s not baseball or basketball for once. My pick is Haikyu!! all the way.
ANNA: Haikyu!!, is great, but I feel like My Love Story!! is so consistently excellent, it deserves a little love this week. So that is my pick!
JRB saysJuly 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm
I just wanted to say that the post title is epic. :) I assume that is Sean’s blinding genius at work?
Orsino Vilen saysJuly 5, 2016 at 7:58 pm
Oh my god, I can’t believe you guys have to pick between all these amazing titles..
Haikyu!! is, in my opinion, the best ongoing sports manga right now. I love the way Furudate sets up the hype/tension for the matches and the art is amazing. The two most important things in sports manga and it’s amazingly done… I think that if it keeps up the amazing pace it could become one of the best ever in its genre.
As for Kuroko’s Basketball, do you reckon it could live up to the expectations created for it in Japan? It’s wildly successful over there.
As for My Love Story… The whole romantic comedy genre is not really my cup of tea, but isn’t this one just so sweet. I can’t resist it! Takeo and Rinko are so cute. It’s the only romance manga I actively follow right now. So good! I feel like the supporting cast is really good as well and Makoto’s comedic synergy with Takeo works amazingly.
How could you guys pick just one of these? I commend you.
Thanks for the post!