SEAN: Mid-July. It’s hot. But there is manga for you.
ASH: Yay, manga!
SEAN: Bookwalker has a 4th light novel of The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done.
Dark Horse gives us a 6th Blade of the Immortal omnibus and the 6th Fate/Zero.
J-Novel Club has new volumes for Demon King Daimaou (6), The Magic in This Other World Is Too Far Behind! (4) and The Unwanted Undead Adventurer (2).
Kodansha has a digital debut, as we see Kakafukaka, the 2nd debut from josei magazine Kiss in two weeks. It’s about a girl who just had a break-up moving in with an old school boyfriend, but he has his own issue – erectile dysfunction. I am intrigued.
MICHELLE: Somehow I totally missed the ED angle on this one! But hooray for josei!
ANNA: Huh. OK!
SEAN: Kodansha also has a pile of ongoing digital. All Out!! 6, Fuuka 19, Love’s Reach 10, Perfect World 4, and The Wizard and His Fairy 2.
MICHELLE: Man, I’m falling so far behind on these.
SEAN: On the print side, we have new volumes as well. There’s a 2nd Golosseum, a 6th Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight, a 6th Land of the Lustrous, and a 5th. Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty.
MICHELLE: The last volume of Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty ended on quite a dramatic note, so I’m keen to see what happens next.
ASH: I’ve been enjoying Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty as well, but Land of the Lustrous is what really catches my eye out of that bunch.
SEAN: Seven Seas has a debut in The Bride & the Exorcist Knight (Hanayome to Futsuma no Kishi). This is a relatively short (4 volumes) series from Hakusensha’s LaLa by the author of The Heiress and the Chauffeur. Warning: one of the male leads falls below the comfort line in terms of age.
MICHELLE: Hm. I think I’ll wait to see some reviews of this one.
ANNA: Yeah, I don’t know. Heiress and the Chauffeur was pretty cute, but not sure about this.
SEAN: Seven Seas also has a digital-only light novel with the 4th Boogiepop book, Boogiepop in the Mirror. This is the first one that is new to North America, I believe.
ASH: It is! I’ll be waiting for next year’s omnibus print edition, but I’m very glad for Boogiepop‘s return.
SEAN: There’s also a 2nd volume of Himouto! Umaru-chan.
Tokyopop debuts Hanger, a Gentosha title (bet you guessed that) from their BL magazine Rutile. A cop teams up with a criminal to catch people using performance-enhancing drugs. The author also did Innocent Bird back in the day.
Vertical has a 2nd volume of My Boy, which I found less uncomfortable than I expected.
Viz gives us Children of the Whales (5), Dead Dead Demon’s DededeDe Destruction (2), and Fire Punch (3). Dededede is my pick from this.
ASH: Same! I need to catch up with Children of the Whales, too.
SEAN: And most of Yen’s stuff got pushed back a week or two, but we still have two light novels, with the 10th Durarara!! and the 4th Magical Girl Raising Project. More dead magical girls, or Izaya? It’s a tough choice…
Manga? Or air conditioning? You decide.
Ash Lynx saysJuly 12, 2018 at 7:49 pm
Hmmm, I wanna say I mostly just need Fire Punch from that set. For all your wild cannibalist fantasies!
Oh and Land of the Lustrious, now that we’re past the anime! And the anime might be all CGI, but it actually looks amazing and I need more!