MJ: It’s a bit of an odd week in the shipping department, and though I’m certainly tempted by volume four of SuBLime’s adorable His Favorite, and intrigued by Kodansha debut series No. 6, I going to do the predictable thing by choosing the latest volume of my beloved Loveless. Though I won’t be able to dig into my copy until next month, when Viz’s omnibus releases finally catch up with their single volumes, I’ll be treasuring it all the while. For an emotionally complicated, morally challenging, and thoroughly engaging read, you can’t do better than Loveless.
MICHELLE: While I’m also anticipating being able to get caught up on Loveless, I’ll award my pick this week to Kano Miyamoto’s Sleeping Moon. Some of her works were previously published by Deux Press (remember them?), and I found Lovers and Souls in particular to be touching and memorable. And I also like it when BL attempts to have a genuine plot, so this supernatural historical mystery seems to be right up my street.
ANNA: There’s not much on the print manga front that truly excites me. I’m going to pick Alice 19th #1, since it is newly released on Viz’ digital platform. This is one of my favorite non-Fushigi Yuugi Watase series, and as you might expect the art is gorgeous.
SEAN: Hrm. Yeah, it’s one of those weeks. I guess I’ll pick Atomcat. It’s one of Tezuka’s sillier ideas (as well as a horrible pun, something I’m sure he loved), but it sounds like a lighter, fluffier Tezuka title, which makes for a wonderful change of pace from his more serious stories we’ve seen Lately. Heck, even Unico was a bummer most of the time. Let’s hope Atomcat cheers me right up.
What looks good to you this week?