SEAN: 2nd week, and things are popping. What’s coming down the pike?
Dark Horse has the debut of another comedic gag Evangelion manga, this one called Legend of the Piko Piko Middle School Students.
It also has the 3rd omnibus of its slice-of-life dumb-it-down Evangelion manga, The Shinji Ikari Raising Project.
ASH: Though I’ve seen the original anime series, I’ve never actually read any of the Evangelion manga.
ANNA: Me too.
SEAN: J-Novel Club has another debut, Bluesteel Blasphemer. Yes, it’s another “transported to a fantasy world” series, but this one has guns, and it’s by the author of Chaika the Coffin Princess.
And a 2nd volume of the popular title How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom. Will they go to war?
Del Rey catchups are mostly taking the week off, but we do get a 13th Princess Resurrection.
There is still plenty of new Kodansha Digital, though, as we have Ace of the Diamond 3, Domestic Girlfriend 2, House of the Sun 5, *and* Tokyo Tarareba Girls 3!
MICHELLE: Yay for 75% of those!
ANNA: I am glad these are all out and sad I am so far behind in my reading!!!
SEAN: In print, we have the 10th volume of Genshiken 2nd Season. Will we finally resolve Madarame’s endless harem issues?
And a 4th In/Spectre, which promises to take a turn back towards the grim.
Interviews with Monster Girls 4 will hopefully be less grim, despite also featuring yokai.
One last Kodansha Digital title, which I mention only as it’s a series I never noticed began sometime last year. Unlimited Fafnir ran in good! Afternoon, and this is the 4th and final volume. It’s a light novel adaptation.
Seven Seas has a 3rd volume of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, which has quite a following now that the anime’s done.
ASH: I enjoyed the first volume much more than I thought I would.
SEAN: And a 2nd There’s a Demon Lord on the Floor.
SuBLime has a 4th volume of not-boxing manga Ten Count.
ASH: Nope, definitely not boxing. The series actually comes across to me as dark, psychological horror more than anything else right now.
ANNA: The first couple volumes that I read were pretty grim.
MJ: Oh, Ten Count… I never really made it past volume two.
MICHELLE: I made it to volume three, but I’m really done now.
SEAN: People, people, it’s supposed to be a TEN count.
Vertical Comics gives us a 9th volume of My Neighbor Seki, which always makes me smile.
ASH: Me, too! :)
SEAN: A fourth Legendary Edition for The Legend of Zelda, this one has The Minish Cap and Phantom Hourglass.
Lastly, there’s a 6th volume of Requiem of the Rose King, and I can hear everyone in Manga Bookshelf breathe a sigh of relief. Also, shouldn’t Henry be dead soon?
ASH: I love this series so much!
MJ: This! Always! THIS!!!!
SEAN: It’s Mother’s Day next week! Which of these titles would you buy for your mother?