SEAN: Either you ride with the manga tide or you let it drown you. Looking at next week… blub blub blub.
MICHELLE: I thought this list was huge enough as it is!
SEAN: Dark Horse has a 2nd volume of Psycho Pass prequel Inspector Shinya Kogami.
J-Novel Club gives us a 3rd volume of Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension, which I still find much better than its title would suggest.
Kodansha has a pile, of course. In the Del Rey rescue category, we have Nodame Cantabile 19 (get ready for weekly releases of this), and Princess Resurrection 14.
MICHELLE: I continue to be asquee about Nodame. Looks like they’ll have the final volume out by the end of June!
ASH: Wow! I wasn’t expecting such a rigorous schedule for Nodame!
SEAN: Their debut is Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, a josei title from Itan magazine. Its anime was insanely popular, so I’m expecting good things.
MICHELLE: I’m definitely looking forward to this one!
ASH: As am I! It’s actually one of my most anticipated debuts for the year.
ANNA: Sounds great!
SEAN: The Full-Time Wife Escapist has a 3rd volume digitally, and I still want more of it.
MICHELLE: I still need to read 1-2!
ANNA: This is one series I’m actually not behind on reading!
SEAN: Hozuki’s Coolheadedness also has a new volume out digitally, its 2nd.
ASH: So many things I’m interested in are only being released digitally right now!
SEAN: Missions of Love 14 is here to make me grind my teeth but enjoy it anyway. It’s still a while away from an ending.
There is also a 3rd Peach Heaven out digitally.
The Seven Deadly Sins is almost old enough to drink with its 20th volume.
And Welcome to the Ballroom has a 5th book, no doubt starting the next arc.
And now for Seven Seas. First off, we have the 7th Golden Time manga, a good solid romantic dramedy.
Kase-san and Bento is the 2nd in the “Kase-san” series, and I would guess will involve bento lunches.
MICHELLE: That’s a good guess. The first one wasn’t profound or anything, but it was pleasant, so I reckon I’ll read this one, too.
ASH: I’ve been meaning to give the series a try for a while now, but there being a food theme does bump it up on the to-be-read list.
SEAN: And a 7th volume of sleepy slice of life Non Non Biyori.
Vertical gives us an 8th volume of Cardfight!! Vanguard, which seems to have gotten over whatever licensing issues had it on hold.
I’ve been forgetting about Boys Over Flowers Season 2, which Viz is still releasing digitally – the 5th volume is out next week.
MICHELLE: I wish I could love this as much as the original. Sadly, it hasn’t grabbed me.
ANNA: I liked the first couple volumes, but I agree, not as compelling as the original series.
MICHELLE: The Yoko Kamio series I *would* be excited about is Cat Street.
SEAN: The rest is Yen, but so much Yen. On the novel side, we get an 11th A Certain Magical Index, now on location in Italy.
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody has a 2nd volume. I understand it is one of them newfangled trapped in another world thingummies.
The much delayed My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected finally gets its 2nd novel, which may require me to reread the first to remind me what’s going on.
And a 4th volume of Overlord, this time focusing on some Lizardman Heroes who will no doubt be destroyed by our title antihero in some way.
Strike the Blood will have a 6th volume of eminently readable and totally uninspiring antics.
The big novel release this month is your name, whose lack of capital letters did not prevent it from becoming a huge movie. It’s complete in one volume, though a sequel is out later this fall.
MICHELLE: I’m a little wary of this, since I loved the movie so much. What if it taints my experience?
ASH: I’m interested in seeing how the novel reads. The manga adaptations of Shinkai’s works have generally been quite good, though.
SEAN: And there’s 3 more Spice & Wolf digital releases, 15-17, which I believe finishes the catch up.
In manga news, there’s a 5th Anne Happy, which wrings laughs out of misfortune. Well, chuckles at least.
Big Order has its second omnibus, as it continues to try to outdo Future Diary.
This isn’t manga, but I don’t care. Brave is out next week! From creator Svetlana Chmakova, it’s a semi-sequel to her hit Awkward, taking place in the same universe but focusing on new kids. It’s super good.
Following something like Brave with the 17th volume of BTOOOM!, a series still best known for its bomb-breast-bouncing scene, seems cruel.
The Case Study of Vanitas gets a 2nd volume. I understand there are vampires.
ASH: And pretty artwork, from what I hear.
SEAN: Corpse Party: Blood Covered must have killed its way through the cast, as this is the 5th and final omnibus. Not to worry, a sequel is out later this year.
Several exciting new debuts this week, starting with Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi), a seinen series from Enterbrain’s Harta magazine that manages to combine dungeon crawls and a cooking manga.
MICHELLE: I am excite!
ASH: Same! I love the premise of the series so much. Granted, the few times that I’ve played tabletop rpgs, the groups had a tendency to put a lot of emphasis on food, both in the game and outside of it.
ANNA: Oh yeah, this sounds good!
SEAN: Dimension W has a 6th volume for those of you who enjoy the things Dimension W provides. (Can I get any vaguer?)
Girls’ Last Tour (Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou) is also debuting, coming from Shinchosha and one of its many Bunch magazines. It’s post-apocalyptic slife-of-life, and probably the closest to Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou anyone is going to get.
ASH: I’m very curious about this one, actually.
SEAN: Karneval has a 7th omnibus.
Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl has a 2nd volume, which seems fast but recall the first volume was delayed a month. In any case, yay!
Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade has a 5th volume, and is one of the more enjoyable fluffy spinoffs out there.
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun remains a highlight every time it comes out, even with its 7th volume.
ASH: Yes! It is so consistently great! I love it so much!
SEAN: And if you want hyperviolent fanservicey trash (which I sort of like anyway), there’s a 2nd Murcielago.
ASH: Definitely not a series for everyone, but I liked the first volume, too.
SEAN: Re: Zero’s manga starts to adapt the 2nd novel with Chapter 2: A Week at the Mansion. Yes, folks, you’ll get your Rem here.
Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers has a 2nd volume of its manga adaptation as well.
We get the 3rd and final volume of Rose Guns Days Season 2. Worry not, fans, Season 3 is on the schedule. (Are there Rose Guns Days fans?)
Yen released this digitally ages ago, but it’s popular enough to get print now (the upcoming anime may have something to do with it). Enjoy The Royal Tutor!
ASH: Glad to see more digital titles released in print! I wanted to give this series a try when it was first licensed, and now I finally can.
SEAN: Spirits & Cat Ears has a 2nd volume, and while I wish we’d get more of the former and less of the latter I expect to be disappointed.
There is a 9th Trinity Seven.
Lastly, Black Butler fans will take interested in the 2nd Yana Toboso Artworks book, which is devoted to the series.
Keeping your head afloat? What are you getting?
MK saysMay 19, 2017 at 7:22 am
The anime of Rakugo Shinju wasn’t popular per see – compared to the big shows of last season and winter 2016 not many people watched it. But among people who did watch it, yeah, pretty much universally praised. The two seasons MAL scores are around 8.7 and 9 respectively. Even though I know the story I’m still looking forward to the manga release – especially to see how the Rakugo scenes are handled on page instead of on screen.