SEAN: There’s a good number of titles I’m getting, but my mind is torn between the ridiculous manga Arakawa Under the Bridge and the ridiculous light novel So I’m a Spider, So What?, Given this is technically Manga Bookshelf and not Light Novel Bookshelf, I’ll lean on the side of the manga, so Arakawa is my pick.
KATE: So many choices… I’m partial to VIZ’s Children of the Whales, as I’m always interested in good fantasy/sci-fi, but I can’t deny the appeal of A Polar Bear in Love, which just looks cute. Cute is good.
ASH: There are so many terrific titles being released this week! Sean and Kate have already mentioned Arakawa Under the Bridge and Children of the Whales, both of which I’m looking forward to reading, so I’ll use my pick on the Neo Parasyte M shounen anthology–I’m a fan of Hitoshi Iwaaki’s original Parasyte manga and greatly enjoyed the shoujo collection Neo Parasyte F and I certainly can’t pass up the opportunity read more of Moto Hagio’s work!
MICHELLE: Since the intriguing debuts have been covered, I’ll vote for a continued favorite: Ooku. It has gone a bit beyond the point where I thought it would end, and I’m intrigued to see what other stories Yoshinaga has to tell.
ANNA: This week has a bunch of interesting manga. I have to say out of all of them I’m most interested in Children of the Whales. I’m in the mood for some good sci-fi!
MJ: This is a tough week for me. One thing you can generally count on with me is that Fumi Yoshinaga always wins. And yet… this week, I find my curiosity leaning soooo heavily towards getting a real taste of Hikaru Nakamura’s work in English that I think I’m unable to resist. It’s Arakawa Under the Bridge for me. I’m so sorry, Ooku. You know I still love you. Right??