SEAN: The last pick before I have to stop getting my manga from my local comic shop for the time being, I am feeling a tad melancholy. I expect I’ll be doing a lot more digital reading. As such, it’s the digital-only release of A Sign of Affection that holds my attention this week, even if it does have the standard “guy grabbing the girl from behind with his huge hand” cover.
MICHELLE: I did not notice that monstrous hand until you pointed it out. Holy crap. But yes, indeed, A Sign of Affection is also my pick this week. There have been so many new digital-only shoujo series from Kodansha of late that I’m already behind, but I continue to be happy about them nonetheless.
KATE: At the risk of being the most predictable member of MB Battle Robot, my vote goes to Blank Canvas, a manga that manages to be funny, wise, and cringe-inducing in equal measure. I love it.
ASH: As curious as I am about Fire in His Fingertips, I’m unquestionably with Kate this week for my pick. Higashimura certainly doesn’t pull her punches, but Blank Canvas is just so darn good.
MJ: Giant hand notwithstanding, I’m with Sean and Michelle this week. A Sign of Affection is my pick!