SEAN: It’s the start of October, let the Halloween manga commence.
ASH: Boo! (As in what a ghost would say; I’m not in the habit of booing manga, Halloween or otherwise.)
SEAN: Airship has one print release, Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 6.
And for early digital we get Adachi and Shimamura 11 and Reincarnated as a Dragon Hatchling 5.
Denpa Books said Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family 5 should be out about now. Rider’s on the cover. Delicious recipes are within.
Two debuts from J-Novel Club. The one with the light novel title is 8th Loop for the Win! With Seven Lives’ Worth of XP and the Third Princess’s Appraisal Skill, My Behemoth and I Are Unstoppable! (Loop 8-shūme wa Shiawasena Jinsei o: 7-shūbun no Keiken-chi to Dai San Ōjo no “Kantei” de Kakusei Shita ore wa, Aibō no Behemoth to Tomo ni Musō Suru). An adventurer who keeps getting betrayed and killed by his friends has finally, in his 8th life, decided enough is enough. Can he change his fate with the help of the princess?
ASH: Probably, but even if not, “behemoth” is a great word.
SEAN: There’s also a manga debut, This Art Club Has a Problem! (Kono Bijutsu-bu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!). This had an anime come out about 8 years ago, so I guess we can call it a classic retro manga release. That said, it’s still running in Dengeki Maoh. A straight woman finds herself in an art club filled with one-note comic characters, and reacts accordingly.
ASH: I thought that title sounded familiar!
SEAN: Also getting a release: My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex 8, Rebuild World 3 Part 1, Taking My Reincarnation One Step at a Time: No One Told Me There Would Be Monsters! 2, and Tearmoon Empire 10.
No print debuts for Kodansha, but we do get Fire Force 34 (the final volume), Lovesick Ellie 12 (the final volume), Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 2, WIND BREAKER 2, Wistoria: Wand & Sword 6, and Witch Hat Atelier 11.
MICHELLE: I never managed to finish Lovesick Ellie when reading the digital releases, but I will definitely do it this time!
ANNA: I also need to get caught up!
ASH: You’re certainly farther along than I am! And it’s always a good week when there’s a new volume of Witch Hat Atelier.
SEAN: Digitally the debut is That Time the Manga Editor Started a New Life in the Countryside (Manga Henshuusha ga Kaisha wo Yamete Inakagurashi wo Shitara Isekai Datta Ken). This seinen title from Evening is… well, its title. Guy decides to take his wife, move to the boonies, and start a farm. Then realizes he’s not isekai’d, so it’s a lot harder than it sounds.
ASH: Lol! It’s the not isekai’d part that makes it work for me. It may not be Solver Spoon, but I am intrigued.
SEAN: And then there’s Chihayafuru 40, Life 8, MF Ghost 17, My Master Has No Tail 10, My Wife is a Little Intimidating 4, Piano Duo for the Left Hand 7, Those Snow White Notes 10, and The World is Dancing 2.
MICHELLE: It’s crazy to think we’re coming up to the final stretch of Chihayafuru!
SEAN: One Peace has the 9th manga volume of The Reprise of the Spear Hero.
Seven Seas gives us a bunch of stuff. Cinderella Closet 3, Citrus+ 5, The Dangers in My Heart 7, The Dragon King’s Imperial Wrath: Falling in Love with the Bookish Princess of the Rat Clan 2, Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari 4, MoMo -the blood taker- 6, Night of the Living Cat 3, Polar Bear Café: Collector’s Edition 3, PULSE 5, Sword of the Demon Hunter: Kijin Gentōshō 3, A Tale of the Secret Saint 4, and There’s No Freaking Way I’ll be Your Lover! Unless… 3.
ASH: That is a bunch.
SEAN: Square Enix gives us Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town 10.
Udon Entertainment has the 2nd volume of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.
Viz Media debuts Tamon’s B-Side (Tamon-kun Ima Docchi!?). This Hana to Yume title is about a housekeeper who finds herself at the home of her favorite pop idol… only in real life, he’s an insecure mess who wants to quit. Can she help the boy she stans? This is by the author of Takane & Hana.
MICHELLE: I don’t love the premise, but will read anything by this mangaka.
ASH: I feel like I read a manhwa with a similar-ish sort of premise, but now I can’t remember what it was…
ANNA: Alright, interested in this for sure.
SEAN: Viz also gives us Chainsaw Man 12, Hunter x Hunter 37, The King’s Beast 11, Moriarty the Patriot 13, My Love Mix-Up! 9 (the final volume), Rainbow Days 6, and Spy x Family: The Official Guide—Eyes Only, a guidebook to the series.
MICHELLE: I didn’t realize My Love Mix-Up! was ending already! Two shoujo faves ending the same week.
ASH: I really need to catch up with that one!
SEAN: Yen On has one debut, The Deer King (Shika no Ou). A slave toiling in the mines finds that infected dogs have killed everyone but him and one young girl. Now they have to survive, somehow, even as the infection spreads.
ASH: Oh, this had a recent anime adaptation that I admittedly haven’t watched yet but looked promising!
SEAN: And Yen Press has Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One 9 and The Witch and the Knight Will Survive 2.
No scary manga yet, but the month is still young. What are you buying?