KATE: Though this is a lighter week than usual, I found two titles on the list that piqued my interest. The first is Maiden’s Bookshelf: The Moon Over the Mountain, which has a swoon-worthy cover, and draws from the same well of inspiration as Hell in a Bottle. I’m also interested in reading the new edition of Keiji Nakazawa’s I Saw It: A Survivor’s True Story of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, which Last Gasp is releasing this week. It’s not clear from the packaging if this version is a reprint of the old Educomics edition, or is a fresh translation; nonetheless, it’s good to see this title available again, as it’s a simple but powerful way to help young readers appreciate the horrors of nuclear warfare.
SEAN: I’m picking the final volume of Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension. Its last volume came out in late 2019. I have forgotten everything about what happened in it. But I know I will miss this harem guy, his passel of bathing girls, and the importance of consent before he washes them.
ANNA: I’m going to join Kate in picking I Saw It: A Survivor’s True Story of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, it is good that important stories like this are kept in print and accessible to readers.
MICHELLE: I agree that it’s good for I Saw It to remain in print, but personally I just can’t take something so devastating this week. Instead, I’ll pick volume six of Cherry Magic!, a cute series that I look forward to catching up on.
ASH: I’m not sure how I overlooked that it was being released this week (maybe because I’ve had it preordered for what seems like ages…), so I’m glad that Kate made mention of The Moon Over the Mountain. I’m a big fan of Atsushi Nakajima’s work and the first volume of Maiden’s Bookshelf was beautifully done, so I’m particularly looking forward to this next installment.
zawa113 saysJanuary 30, 2023 at 7:22 pm
Curious if this release of I Saw It will be any different from the one they gave out for that Kickstarter they did for Barefoot Gen reprints ages ago in *checks notes* 2015? Well the Kickstarter one was staple bound so, I guess if this one gets a spine, that’ll be different enough.