Diamond is one against messing around with the releases schedule, so what should be the week for Yen Press to shine, is overshadowed by all the Viz Media releases coming out this week as well. Sorry for the wallets of anyone who needs a week to replenish between the two big publishers.
It’s been a hectic few weeks as we have to suddenly find a new home in a short period of time, so until the housing situation is settled, posting on this blog will be sporadic. I’ll try to post something when I can.
So much for thinking Diamond might get their Viz Media releases back on track. It’s a good thing I pre-ordered School Judgement Vol 2 through Amazon instead of my LCS. I’d still be waiting for it instead of getting a day early!
Variety is the name of the game with this week’s new releases, with several different publishers releasing both new titles as well as ending a few. Diamond Distributors is still a little wonky with regards to Viz Media’s books. Maybe they are trying to make up for last month’s delays.
There is so much good stuff out this week that I don’t even know where to start! Kodansha Comics, Seven Seas, Viz Media and Yen Press all have a good variety of titles as well as some long-awaited debuts. This week is a serious wallet buster!
It seems Diamond Distributors finally found their shipment of Viz Media manga. It’s about f-ing time. But this of course makes things more difficult for the direct market buyer as there are some really good titles coming from other publishers, so those on a tight budget will have some hard choices to make.
Diamond Distributors is really sticking it to Viz Media. This is the second week of no titles from the publisher coming through the Direct Market. Viz releases their shonen and shojo titles on the first Tuesday of the month, which was last week. This week rolls around, and it is as sparse as green is in California lawns. Maybe next week will be better.
It seems early in the month for Yen Press to be sending out its wave of titles, but I guess with February being a short month, even with the extra day, things are still thrown off a bit. There’s a sprinkling of titles from other publishers, but this week, it’s all about Yen Press.
It’s a strong release list this week as Kodansha, Seven Seas, and Vertical debut new titles. Digital titles make a strong showing with Yen Press dropping several new chapters and volumes of digital only titles.
It’s another light week, but the publishers are spread around better than last week, including one we don’t see often. That also doesn’t mean your wallet is any safer as there are some debut titles and omnibuses that may have to grace your shelves.
This week’s releases are bottom heavy with publishers from the last half of the alphabet, but light on releases overall. Most only have one or two volumes coming out.
It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so that means Viz Media rains down with all their shonen and shojo releases. Smartly, other publishers keep their releases to a minimum. It’s hard to go against the Viz Shonen juggernaut.