SEAN: Much as I’d like to, I just can’t get all that excited about Platinum End, as I haven’t felt the Obata love the way Michelle and MJhave. As a result, my pick this week is the new Yona of the Dawn, a series where I absolutely do feel all the love. Can’t wait.
MICHELLE: There is a great deal I’m looking forward to this week, including new volumes of sweet faves like Honey So Sweet and My Love Story!!, plus the second volumes of promising new series like Yona of the Dawn and Kuroko’s Basketball, but I enjoyed the 14th volume of Food Wars! so much (see this week’s Bookshelf Briefs column) that it’s got to be my pick.
ANNA: There are so many great volumes from series that I love coming out this week, but due to my enthusiasm for shoujo fantasy series, I am going to join with Sean and also pick Yona of the Dawn. The first few volumes of a series always seem so exciting and full of potential, I’m very much looking forward to this!
ASH: It’s a shoujo sort of week for me, too! My heart is torn between the next volumes of My Love Story!! and Yona of the Dawn, but like Anna and Sean, my pick for the week ultimately goes to Yona and the most recent epic shoujo fantasy to be released in English.
MJ: I’m pretty interested in Yona of the Dawn, but I’ve got to stay true to my Obata fangirlishness, and go with Platinum End. I’ve never been completely on board the Ohba/Obata train, but since that collaboration seems to be ongoing, I’ll do what I have to for my Obata artwork fix.