SEAN: Much as I tend to rag on Mysterious Girlfriend X for the drool, it was very well written. And I’ve heard even better things about the \same author’s Discommunication, which apparently has some utterly fantastic art. Therefore it’s absolutely my pick this week.
MICHELLE: Can I just pick “VIZ shoujo” collectively this week? Three newer series—Daytime Shooting Star, Shortcake Cake, and Snow White with the Red Hair—have volumes, along with the finale of The Water Dragon’s Bride, the angsty fun of Anonymous Noise, and perennial favorite Skip Beat!! I’m down with all of it.
ANNA: Me too! My pick this week is the Shojo Beat imprint!
ASH: I can definitely get behind picking Shojo Beat as a whole, but the release I’m most curious about this week is the debut of Nicola Traveling Around the Demon’s World.
MELINDA: There are a few intriguing items on this week’s list, but I think I’m most excited to check out Melting Lover, the debut manga from Denpa Books’ new imprint, KUMA. I’m very interested to see what we can expect from them here!