SEAN: As regular readers know, I’m a sucker for NISIOISIN titles, and therefore my pick of the week is Vertical’s release of Imperfect Girl, which will no doubt be twisted yet fun.
MICHELLE: And I am a sucker for sports manga, so it’s the second volume of Shojo FIGHT! for me.
KATE: I’m torn between the second volume of Toppu GP and the second volume of Shojo FIGHT!, both of which I enjoyed immensely. I’m also looking forward to Yokai Rental Shop, if only because it seems like a seasonally appropriate debut.
ANNA: The first volume of Shojo FIGHT! had a unique art style and managed to pack an entire season’s soap opera plots into just one volume. It also served as more of a prequel, setting up the characters and plot areas as everyone moves on to high school at the end. I’m looking forward to the second volume.
ASH: The debut of Yokai Rental Shop is where it’s at for me! Although the basic premise of the manga isn’t especially novel, my love of yokai knows no bounds and I was rather fond Nightmare Inspector, one of the creator’s earlier series.
AshLynx saysOctober 23, 2017 at 7:20 pm
My pick of the week is the sheer excitement I got from yesterday’s announcement that Banana Fish is getting an anime!!!!! I hope this reads to more popularity over here for the manga (and a possible reprint, not sure if Viz even has the rights to it anymore though, they would need to get them back). But I’m seeing all these fans of the manga on various forums and Twitter crawling out of the woodwork, which is making me happy too!