SEAN: Mid-month, and it’s a mostly quiet time in manga land. Some series end, but others carry on regardless. What’ve we got this time around?
ASH: Wow! It’s been a while since we’ve had a week this quiet.
SEAN: Kodansha has a 2nd volume of Interviews with Monster Girls, whose first volume I found pretty good. It’s more on the ‘cute’ than ‘sexy’ end of the spectrum.
ASH: Hopefully the recent anime adaptation will encourage people to try the manga, too.
SEAN: And there’s an 18th volume of The Seven Deadly Sins.
One Peace gives us an 8th volume of yuri trap manga Maria Holic.
Seven Seas has one of my favorite horrible guilty pleasure series come to an end with the 4th and final omnibus of Franken Fran. I understand it wasn’t a big seller, which is a shame, but its over-the-top horrible horror and humor always tickled my funny bone. Or made my jaw drop.
ASH: I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Franken Fran. It’s sad to hear it hasn’t done especially well, but I’m glad to have it on my shelves.
SEAN: How to Build a Dungeon also made my jaw drop, but not in a good way. Vol. 2 is out. Buyer beware.
My Girlfriend Is a T-Rex also has a 2nd volume, and I found the first, like Interviews with Monster Girls, cute and ‘pretty good’. This is a mild recommendation.
And Non Non Biyori’s 6th volume, a series that takes slice of life to such extremes you may fall asleep just reading the synopsis.
Vertical gives us a 7th volume of Ninja Slayer, which has ninjas, who possibly slay.
Viz has the 20th volume of Dorohedoro, and I could not be more delighted. I look forward to this series every time a new volume comes out.
ASH: Yes! I love Dorohedoro.
SEAN: And there is a 16th Terra Formars as well.
Lastly, Tokyo Ghoul has a 2nd novel based on the popular series, this one called Void.
MANGA? It’s what’s happening. What are you getting?
MICHELLE: Uhhh… nothing, apparently.
KATE: That makes two of us, Michelle! There’s a whole lotta “Whoa!” and “No!” in this week’s shipments as far as I’m concerned.
MJ: Same! Is it sad that I’m somewhat relieved to finally have disembarked the Seven Seas train? Sorry, Seven Seas.
ANNA: There is nothing that appeals to me this week, which is good because I can hopefully get caught up reading other things!
Olivia saysJanuary 12, 2017 at 8:02 pm
Now I can’t help wondering what How to Build a Dungeon did to provoke such a vehement reaction.
AshLynx saysJanuary 13, 2017 at 4:42 am
I need more Seven Deadly Sins! I think Kodansha is actually publishing most of my favorite shonen (minus One Punch Man) these days.
I didn’t realize that Franken Fran wasn’t selling well, that’s sad to hear. It’s certainly not for everyone (I didn’t even offer to loan it to my friend and I loan her everything, because I already know she won’t like it. I also don’t lend her Junji Ito, except for Cat Diary), and my comic shop only ever got in the first omnibus so I’ll need to get the others on my own, but I thought Franken Fran was really popular with scanlations and I bet Seven Seas was clearly hoping that would transfer to physical sales.