MICHELLE: I’m happy to get more of Ace of the Diamond and Giant Killing, two long-running sports favorites of mine, but last week my love for Spy x Family eclipsed all else and I neglected to mention another long-running favorite has a new volume! And thus… Skip Beat! 44 is my belated pick.
SEAN: I should be picking Fly Me to the Moon out of loyalty to the Hayate creator, but I’ve got to admit, my eyes are drawn more to antique-shop mystery novel series Holmes of Kyoto, so that’s my pick for the week.
KATE: I’m feeling a little sentimental for the aughts, so my pick goes to CLOVER, a swoon-worthy sci-fi tale that doesn’t make a lot of sense but sure looks nice. By my count, this is the third edition of this series, which has passed from Tokyopop to Dark Horse to Kodansha, so I’m curious to see how the material is presented this time around.
ASH: Even considering some of the other interesting releases coming out this week, I’m in complete agreement with Kate. Clover has such a distinctive artistic approach from CLAMP, I’m looking forward to seeing its newest deluxe treatment.
ANNA: I’m intrigued by Clover too, but I’m also all CLAMPed out. I’m going to take the opportunity to celebrate Skip Beat!!
MELINDA: Okay, this is seriously off-brand for me, but even though I fully anticipate buying the new edition of CLOVER, I’m going to take a risk and check out Fly Me to the Moon. I wasn’t a Hayate fan, particularly, and this seems ] likely to backfire on me in a fanservicey way, but I’m so intrigued by the premise, I just gotta take a look.