It’s the last Wednesday of the month and just before a holiday, usually not a big week for manga releases. But considering that holiday leads into the biggest shopping weekend of the year, you’d think publishers would have a little more to try to entice readers out. Dark Horse Comics seems to be thinking that way a little with their only manga release; Satoshi Kon’s OPUS. Fans of the anime director have been waiting for this title not so patiently. Younger readers will want to pick up the fourth volume of Cardfight! Vanguard. I really enjoyed the first two volumes, and they do seem to be doing well for Vertical. I hope they can find more all ages gems like this one.
Kodansha has been doing well by me lately, but not so much this week. I have the first volume of Attack on Titan Junior High, but I just haven’t been able to make myself read it. The preview chapter I read left me very underwhelmed, but I hadn’t read the beginning volumes at that time. Maybe the humor will improve now that I have a context and will find volume 2 more appealing. I’ll just have to try it and see. I didn’t care for the first volume of xxxHolic, and was equally unimpressed with xxxHolic Rei. Volume 2 out this week will get an equal pass. I wanted to like Milkyway Hitchhiking from Yen Press. It’s about a cat, with a coat that looks like the Milkyway. You’d think that would be a double win for me, but I just didn’t like reading the chapters in Yen Plus. Perhaps I should give this title a second chance as well. Maybe it improves as a volume read over chapters.
Full list per Diamond Distributions:
DARK HORSE COMICS
Satoshi Kon’s OPUS TP, $19.99
Attack On Titan Junior High Volume 2 GN, $16.99
Fairy Tail Volume 44 GN, $10.99
xxxHOLiC Rei Volume 2 GN, $10.99
Cardfight Vanguard Volume 4 GN, $10.95
Accel World Volume 2 The Red Storm Princess Novel SC, $13.00
Milkyway Hitchhiking Volume 1 SC, $25.00
Night Angel Trilogy Volume 1 The Way Of Shadows GN, $30.00
Soul Eater NOT Volume 4 TP, $13.00
Soul Eater Volume 23 TP, $13.00
Sword Art Online Fairy Dance Volume 2 GN, $13.00
Triage X Volume 8 TP, $14.00