SEAN: Life goes on. Somehow. And so does manga. Let’s see what’s coming out next week.
MICHELLE: *heavy sigh*
SEAN: Haikasoru has the 3rd volume of Legend of the Galactic Heroes, as a corrupt democracy battles a fascist dictatorship, with a third party making money off of both of them. Insert dark joke here.
ANNA: Sounds like a good time for me to finally pick this up.
SEAN: Kodansha gives us the 4th and final volume of Livingstone.
ASH: Intriguing premise with a somewhat uneven execution, but I’m still interested in seeing how it ends.
SEAN: And the 11th Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, which many thought would be the final volume, but… it isn’t.
ASH: Already the series has had some good stopping points. I do enjoy the manga, but I also wonder how long it can be stretched.
SEAN: Vertical has the second to last Tokyo ESP.
Do you like Gundam? Do you like serious, hardboiled, probably depressing Gundam? By the creator of the tragically unlicensed Moonlight Mile? You will love Viz’s debut of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, then. Plus it ran in Big Comic Superior. Do you know how often that magazine gets a license? Never, that’s how often.
ANNA: I do like Gundam in general, but am not sure I am in the mood for depressing Gundam.
SEAN: Viz also has our yearly release of Ooku, with its 12th volume. If you like digital manga, Ooku 1-12 are also available digitally for the first time next week!
MICHELLE: Commence Kermit flail.
ASH: Always glad to see more of this series!
SEAN: And there’s a 6th and final volume of Sunny, probably my favorite Taiyo Matsumoto manga to date, even though I’ve fallen way behind on it.
MICHELLE: As have I.
ASH: It is a very good series.
SEAN: Terra Formars continues to be a resounding success despite all my best efforts. Here’s the 15th volume.
And Ultraman’s 6th volume is ultra good. (Sorry, witty comments are thin on the ground today.)
And Yen On has most of its November releases ship next week (one was moved to the week after), starting with the 9th volume of A Certain Magical Index. What happens when you combine science, magic, a citywide athletics festival, and a terrorist attack? If you guessed “shenanigans”, you win.
Durarara!! has a 5th volume that starts up a new story arc, as Izaya gets revenge for the lack of hotpot invites, and Mikado learns that running a “colorless” gang is not as easy as he thinks.
Log Horizon’s 6th volume is focused on Akatsuki, who finds her skills hitting a wall and her relationship with Shiroe doing much the same.
And lastly, another volume of Re: Zero, where we see if our hero can survive the next day, or if he keeps getting horribly murdered.
Take your mind off things. Read manga!