SEAN: There’s a little something for everyone next week, though let’s start with something announced too late to be on last week’s list.
Kodansha continues to defy me, so their new digital release is already out: Kokkoku: Moment by Moment, an award-nominated thriller that ran in Morning Two. Seems to feature time stopping?
MICHELLE: This one looks pretty interesting!
MJ: This is the one thing on this week’s list that possibly interests me.
ANNA: I agree, I am intrigued by this title.
ASH: It does seem to have great potential!
SEAN: In titles actually out next week, J-Novel Club has the 4th volume of the runaway hit (at least comparatively) How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom.
Back to Kodansha, which has a whole pile of ongoing digital: new volumes of Hotaru’s Way (4), House of the Sun (8), Kasane (6), and Peach Heaven (7).
MICHELLE: I am slowly working through House of the Sun and it’s growing on me.
SEAN: They’ve also got some ongoing print, with a new Inuyashiki (9) and Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai (3).
ASH: I’ve fallen behind on both of these series, but I did get a kick out of the first volume of Nekogahara.
SEAN: Their new digital release next week is Until Your Bones Rot (Hone ga Kusaru Made), a disturbing series that was originally run on MangaBox. Seems to be horror?
ASH: I’m always ready for more good horror manga.
SEAN: One Peace has a 9th volume of The Rise of the Shield Hero. Will his fall come soon?
Seven Seas gives us a 2nd Beasts of Abigaile, whose first volume I seem to recall I found intriguing, and a 3rd Ghost Diary, which I found slightly less intriguing.
ANNA: I liked the first volume of Beasts of Abigaile and will check out the second. It is fluffy paranormal reverse harem fun!
SEAN: Their debut is another in the Hatsune Miku franchise, called Hachune Miku’s Everyday Vocaloid Paradise. As astute readers might guess by the ‘chu’, it’s a superdeformed comedy title.
Titan has the 2nd, and I believe final, volume of Assassin’s Creed: Awakening.
ASH: It is the conclusion, which surprises me a little; there’s a lot to tie up from the first volume!
Vertical gives us a semi-spinoff of Nichijou, Helvetica Standard, which comes in two volumes. The first, Bold, debuts next week. It seems to be part artbook, part spinoff, part other?
Viz has a 19th Terra Formars, as well as a 9th Ultraman.
And they also debut Tokyo Ghoul: re, which as far as I can tell is more of a continuation of Tokyo Ghoul than a sequel.
So wassamotta for you this week?
AshLynx saysOctober 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm
Hooray, more Ultraman! That’s a series that’s going to be coming out pretty slowly from now on, unfortunately. I really had no interest in this until I had to kill some time in a library one day and decided “hey, they’ve got vol 1, why not?” and sat down to read it. But it’s easy to go in with minimal Ultraman knowledge (all I knew was it was guys in rubber suits punching each other, turns out, that was enough). In many ways, it kind of reminds me more of American comics most of the time, so I’m really hoping it’s finding a crossover audience there (not sure how well US manga fans are paying attention to it anyway)
I’ll also need to pick up Tokyo Ghoul: re and Inuyashiki at some point. Inuyashiki’s anime is also just starting up, which will probably translate to more sales for Kodansha (and it seems the first episode is being pretty well received too)
Agent355 saysOctober 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm
Ultraman reminds me of American superhero comics, too. It has a lot of teenaged Spider-Man qualities. Apparently, the creators are fans of US comics, so its not a coincidence. I’m really enjoying it!