MICHELLE: Because I have enjoyed two previous series by Rei Toma, and specifically because Anna said it’s “a bit too sad,” now I’m really interested in getting caught up on The King’s Beast, so I’ll make that my pick this week.
KATE: Against my better judgment, I’m picking Daisuke Igarashi’s Witches, an anthology of “tales of witches and dark magic set around the globe and in outer space.” Don’t get me wrong: I love Igarashi’s artwork–it’s gorgeous!–but he can’t end a series worth a damn. Here’s hoping that his storytelling skills are better suited to the short story format.
ANNA: I’m going to go with Changes of Heart (Honnou Switch). I’m always up for new josei, and this looks interesting.
SEAN: I’m going to pick the debut of Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible, which combines the genres of “girl teases the guy she likes” and “girl makes introvert dudebro have actual social skills”, so sort of Takagi Meets Tomozaki.
ASH: The release I’m most looking forward to this week is undoubtedly Witches. Along with Kate, I’m confident that the illustrations should be magnificent, if nothing else. Daisuke Igarashi’s Children of the Sea started out so strongly, and parts of that series have stuck with me, so I’m curious to see what this collection will have to offer.