KATE: I only have eyes for one series this week: the delightful Skip and Loafer, a manga that portrays the inner life of a Serious Girl with humor and heart. If I had a thirteen-year-old daughter, this would be required reading in my house, not least because it suggests that being smart, ambitious, and unabashedly nerdy aren’t obstacles to romance, even if those qualities can make that pathway more complicated.
SEAN: Skip and Loafer is terrific, and this is also a week with a new Kageki Shojo!!. That said, it’s A Bride’s Story all the way for me, as Mr. Smith slowly works his way back the way he came so we can see everyone again.
MICHELLE: I really need to read both Skip and Loafer and Kageki Shojo!!, and I’m also happy about a second volume of The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System, but what appeals to me most at the moment is Medalist. Some fresh new sports manga just sounds perfect.
ASH: There are some great releases this week! In addition to the titles already highlighted, I’d like to mention two more. It took years of waiting, so long that I didn’t expect to actually see either of these in print, but the beginning of The Faraway Paladin and the end of No. 5 will now be available in my preferred format!
ANNA: I’m going to go with Kageki Shojo!!. One day I will read it!!!
MELINDA: I wasn’t sure what my pick would be this week, but Kate won me over with her praise for Skip and Loafer, so that’s going to be the winner for me! Thanks, Kate, for making my mind up for me!