SEAN: There are some Vol. 2s I’m definitely interested in, such as Hiraeth and Hello Melancholic. That said, I’m also going to pick prose, as my pick is the 14th My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected. There’s an after story volume if Yen wants to nab it, but this final volume resolves everything and finishes Hachiman’s painful journey towards becoming someone who does not solve every problem by throwing himself on the grenade.
KATE: I’m not always excited about Serious Manga™, but Ash’s thoughtful review of Yamada Murasaki’s Talk to My Back convinced me that she’s the kind of historically important author whose work deserves a wider audience.
ASH: Thanks for the kind words, Kate! I’m glad to know that others are interested in Talk to My Back. It’s a great release of a great series and certainly my pick this week, too. Classic alternative manga is always something that intrigues me, but doubly so when the creator is a woman.
MJ: There’s a lot of interesting stuff in this week’s lineup, but I think I’m the most drawn to Moon & Sun, coming out from SuBLime. The cover and concept are very compelling to me, and though I could find myself disappointed, I think it’s worth the risk!