SEAN: Oh dear, June is busting out all over. Better call a plumber.
Yen On has two debuts – sort of. They have a deal with J-Novel Club to do print releases of some of their more popular series. As such, debuting in print are Hell Mode: The Hardcore Gamer Dominates in Another World with Garbage Balancing and My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me!. Both popular enough to get print, and both very much in a genre that people are vocally divided about these days.
ASH: I’m not particularly interested in these specific titles myself, but I do like to see these sorts of publisher collaborations.
SEAN: And Yen Press gives us The Case Study of Vanitas 9.
No debuts or final volumes for Viz, but a bunch of books. We see Ayashimon 2, Dragon Ball Super 18, Ima Koi: Now I’m in Love 6, Mashle: Magic and Muscles 12, Rainbow Days 4, Sakamoto Days 8, and Snow White with the Red Hair 25.
Udon Entertainment have Persona 5: Comic À La Carte, an anthology of manga and short stories based in the Persona 5 world, by various artists.
Square Enix has a 2nd volume of My Clueless First Friend.
I normally don’t mention OEL in this list, but Seven Seas is debuting Tiger, Tiger, an Eisner-nominated webcomic, so I will note it’s out next week. Looks good!
ASH: Oh! Speaking of collaborations between publishers, this one should be great!
SEAN: Also from Seven Seas: Chillin’ in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers 6, Free Life Fantasy Online: Immortal Princess 4, Futari Escape 3, Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation: Mo Dao Zu Shi (The Comic) 2, I’m Kinda Chubby and I’m Your Hero 2 (the final volume), The Two of Them Are Pretty Much Like This 3, Yakuza Reincarnation 6, Yokai Cats 4, and You Like Me, Not My Daughter?! 3.
MICHELLE: I didn’t realize I’m Kinda Chubby and I’m Your Hero was so short! Better get on it.
SEAN: No debuts for Kodansha either, but we see Grand Blue Dreaming 19, In the Clear Moonlit Dusk 4, Lovesick Ellie 10, Orient 15, and Quality Assurance in Another World 2 in print.
MICHELLE: I got up to volume nine in my previous gush-filled read of Lovesick Ellie, so this one will actually be new to me! Very excite.
ANNA: I need to get caught up!
SEAN: Debuting digitally is Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch: Aqua, a sequel to the original Pichi Pichi Pitch that Del Rey put out years ago here. It runs in Nakayoshi, and stars the daughter of the original heroine.
Also digital: Chihayafuru 38, The God-Tier Guardian and the Love of Six Princesses 8, How to Grill Our Love 2, Life 4, MF Ghost 14, My Unique Skill Makes Me OP Even at Level 1 10, and Quality Assurance in Another World 8.
MICHELLE: Obligatory Chihayafuru squee!
ANNA: One day I will read it!!!
SEAN: Kaiten Books has a 7th manga volume of Loner Life in Another World.
One debut from J-Novel Club: Magic Stone Gourmet: Eating Magical Power Made Me The Strongest (Maseki Gourmet: Mamono no Chikara wo Tabeta Ore wa Saikyō!), which has reincarnated into a fantasy world, hero’s family hates him (except his mom here), useless powers that turn out to be awesome, all the bells and whistles you’re used to.
ASH: I continue to be surprised; I was not expecting a pica-based fantasy.
SEAN: We also see the 15th Ascendance of a Bookworm manga volume, which starts the 3rd arc, BLADE & BASTARD 2, Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower 10, Full Metal Panic! Short Stories 6, The Ideal Sponger Life 12, In Another World With My Smartphone 27, Isekai Tensei: Recruited to Another World 4, Min-Maxing My TRPG Build in Another World 6, and Record of Wortenia War 19.
SEAN: From Ghost Ship we get Do You Like Big Girls? 7 and the 24th and final volume of Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs.
Airship has a debut… or two debuts, depending how you look at it. To Every You I’ve Loved Before (Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e) and To Me, The One Who Loved You (Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e) are a paired duo of books that were recently made into a paired duo of movies, and feature a teenage couple dealing with parallel worlds. They can be read in any order.
ASH: I am intrigued.
SEAN: Also in print we see Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 22 and Raven of the Inner Palace 2.
ASH: I really need to get around to reading Raven of the Inner Palace.
SEAN: And there’s an early digital release of 7th Time Loop: The Villainess Enjoys a Carefree Life Married to Her Worst Enemy! 4.
Did we finish cleaning June up? Or is there more June still to come?