SEAN: There are a lot of debuts I’m interested in this week, but I think I will go with the one with the coolest cover, the first volume of Box of Light. Spooky is hit-or-miss for me, but this looks like it just has a terrific vibe.
MICHELLE: Spooky josei sounds absolutely amazing. I’ll also check the Box of Light… box.
KATE: Michelle beat me to the punch with her pick, so I guess I’ll have to think outside the Box of Light (sorry–not sorry!) and choose something else. My vote goes to Shuji Takeya’s Hella Chill Monsters, even though it looks absolutely nothing like his gloriously weird Astral Project. I’ll be ecstatic if there’s at least one gratuitous reference to Albert Ayler.
ASH: Although I’m certainly interested in Hella Chill Monsters, mostly because of the tangential Astral Project connection that’s already been mentioned, my pick this week goes to Box of Light. I simply love to see more josei being released, and I have a particular soft spot for josei with a supernatural twist.
ANNA: Spooky josei sounds great to me, so Box of Light is my pick as well.