MICHELLE: There’s a lot of potentially interesting stuff here, but I have to go with the title that I have been eagerly anticipating for months, which is the third volume of Nagabe’s The Girl from the Other Side, published by Seven Seas. With its unique, dark artwork and fairy-tale story, it’s one-of-a-kind and absolutely something every manga fan should read. Especially you, MJ.
ANNA: I agree! The Girl from the Other Side is different from so much other manga out there, and the foreboding feeling that permeates this series make it a great spooky choice to read around Halloween.
SEAN: There is an embarrassment of stuff I want to get this week. My pick is for the final volume of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, though. A series somewhat unloved by original Haruhi fans (at least here), I think it has its own charm, and its Asakura Ryouko is my favorite Asakura Ryouko.
KATE: Man, next week looks like it might bankrupt me! I can’t decide between the AKIRA box set and the next installment of The Girl From the Other Side, both of which look pretty damn amazing. I’m also excited about In This Corner of the World — rescued from license oblivion by Seven Seas — and the print debut of To Your Eternity, which is gorgeously illustrated and incredibly sad. Like, have-a-stiff-drink-before-you-read-it sad. (You’ve been warned!)
ASH: My wallet is in trouble, too. There’s so much being released that I’m interested in! I’ll definitely be picking up the next volumes of Kitaro and The Girl from the Other Side and the release of In This Corner of the World is certainly notable, too. But in the end, I think I’ll be joining Kate in naming the debut of To Your Eternity as my official pick this week. I’ve really enjoyed seeing Yoshitoki Oima’s growth as a creator.