SEAN: A fairly packed middle of the month, let’s get right to it.
The debut from J-Novel Club features another contender for the “most ridiculous title” award, with There Was No Secret Evil-Fighting Organization (srsly?!), So I Made One MYSELF! (Sekai no Yami to Tatakau Himitsu Kessha ga Nai kara Tsukutta (Hangire)). The story of a young man who gets telekinetic powers and then discovers he’s NOT approached by anyone else is clearly meant to fall on the “funny” end of the spectrum.
They’ve also got the 13th and final volume of Demon King Daimaou, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom 10 (which I believe finally has the wedding), and Kokoro Connect 7.
No print debuts for Kodansha, but they do have Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 6, Gleipnir 4, Hitorijime My Hero 5, O Maidens in Your Savage Season 4, Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 5 (maybe, its date has slid before), That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 11, and Tokyo Tarareba Girls 9.
ASH: Both O Maidens in Your Savage Season and Tokyo Tarareba Girls are very, but painfully, good.
SEAN: Digitally we debut My Boss’s Kitten (Buchou no Nyanko), an Ane Friend series about an abandoned bride and her sadistic boss. Recommended for shoujo fans who like sadistic guys who no doubt turn out to be sweet deep down.
MICHELLE: No, thanks.
MJ: What Michelle said.
SEAN: There’s also The Great Cleric 3, Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love 7, Peach Girl NEXT 6, Saint Young Men 3, Shojo FIGHT! 7, and Yozakura Quartet 24.
MICHELLE: This time, I really will get caught up on Saint Young Men!
ASH: I’m holding out for the print which is actually happening for real!
MJ: Yes, so excited for print!
ANNA: Me too!
SEAN: One Peace has a 5th Hinamatsuri, as well as the 14th Rising of the Shield Hero, now popular enough to be brought into Isekai Quartet.
ASH: I’ve been enjoying Hinamatsuri‘s goofiness.
SEAN: Seven Seas has the final volume of Dreamin’ Sun, a series that made me want to re-read orange instead. They’ve also got Himouto Umaru-chan 7, the 2nd and final Mythical Beast Investigator, and a 3rd print volume for Skeleton Knight in Another World.
MICHELLE: I will finish out Dreamin’ Sun, but I agree that orange was the better series.
ASH: It’s a tough series to beat.
SEAN: Tokyopop gives us a 6th Konohana Kitan.
And Udon has the 11th Persona 3, also a final volume.
This is actually this week, but Vertical snuck out 9 digital releases of the Monogatari novels, which catches them up to the print releases.
Viz debuts The Drifting Classroom: Perfect Edition, a massive 750-page hardcover that takes in this seminal horror series.
ASH: I am very excited for this release! Drifting Classroom is a tremendous series, so I’m glad to see it being brought back in print.
SEAN: And they have Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction 7, Fire Punch 8 (this time yes, it really is the final volume), Golden Kamuy 12, and Tokyo Ghoul: re 13.
ASH: Here for Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction and Golden Kamuy!
ANNA: I need to get caught up on Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction.
And we’ve got the last of the September runoff from Yen Press. On the Yen On end, we debut The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life (Ikinokori Renkinjutsushi wa Machi de Shizuka ni Kurashitai), the story of a lowly alchemist who goes into stasis to hide from the enemy and comes out to find she’s suddenly the LAST alchemist. Sounds like a slow life series to me.
MJ: I don’t generally read light novels, but there’s something about this one that appeals to me, so I guess we’ll see.
Also from Yen On is The Asterisk War 11, The Irregular at Magic High School 13, A Sister’s All You Need 5, and Strike the Blood 13.
And there’s two manga out as well, as we get the 7th Hakumei & Mikochi and the 14th No Matter How You Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault That I’m Not Popular!.
ASH: Oh! It’s been a while since the last one, hasn’t it?
SEAN: So yeah, that’s a lot. Anything catch your eye?