SEAN: My pick this week, as I may have hinted in Manga the Week of, is Komi Can’t Communicate, which takes the standard ‘aloof beauty is just an introvert’ and takes it to eleven, as Komi seems to have an actual communication disorder. The manga is lighthearted but apparently really sweet. I want to read it.
ASH: I’ll admit, the manga I’m most curious about this week is actually I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up. Though it’s a story of a completely different type, the title and underlying premise immediately reminded me of Kaori Ekuni’s novel Twinkle Twinkle, which is a favorite of mine.
MICHELLE: Even though I’ve somehow already managed to get several volumes behind, it’s Ran the Peerless Beauty for me!
KATE: I’m also curious about Komi Can’t Communicate, but am otherwise underwhelmed by this week’s bounty!
ANNA: I’m going to check out Komi Can’t Communicate, but this week also represents a chance for me to get a little caught up on my stack of unread manga.
MELINDA: So, I’m going to go in a different direction this week and check out Crest of the Stars. I missed it the first time around, when Tokyopop was publishing it, and I’m in the mood for some great science fiction. That’s my pick this week!