ASH: This week features the debuts of several series which I have been looking forward to a great deal — Diamond Is Unbreakable, Snow White with the Red Hair, Emanon — but Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare happens to be one of my most anticipated releases of the entire year, so that’s my pick! I have heard nothing but wonderful things about the series.
SEAN: Having just read the first volume, the hype is entirely valid. I really want to read Snow White with the Red Hair as well, but the pick has to be Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare.
MICHELLE: I plan to read both in the week they are released, which is saying something given the towering size of my to-read stacks, but yes, the edge must go to Our Dreams at Dusk this time.
KATE: I’ll carry the banner for Kenji Tsurata’s Emanon, which debuts this week. It’s a shame that Tsurata’s work isn’t better known in the US; though he isn’t prolific, his manga are beautifully drawn and populated by the kind of feisty, independent female characters that make any kind of story — mystery, adventure, romance — more enjoyable for grumpy old feminists like me.
ANNA: I’m not going to pass up the chance to celebrate a new shoujo title, so Snow White with the Red Hair for me!
MJ: There are a number of interesting titles debuting this week, but Sean is pretty persuasive, and I think I’ve gotta go with Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare. I am a sheep.