It’s Yen Press’ big week for releases, but it’s Kodansha who is stealing the spotlight with their release of the old school manga Queen Emeraldas. The deluxe hardback sold out at Anime Expo, and will hopefully continue to sell well, so we can get not just older titles, but also more Leji Matsumoto. I would really love an official release of Space Battleship Yamato and Space Pirate Captain Harlock!
That’s not to say Yen Press doesn’t have any titles worthy of picking up. The third volume of Fruits Basket Collector Edition comes out, and I will finally get into new material I haven’t read yet. Also out is Liselotte and the Witch’s Forest Vol 1, Takaya’s latest series. Filling the lighter side of my bookshelf is Horimiya Vol 4 and The Devil is a Part-Timer Vol 6.
Vertical Comics releases the first volume of a new series that sounds intriguing. Immortal Hounds is set in a world where everyone is immortal, but those few people who want their mortality back are hunted. It’s got just the right kind of twist to draw you in. I know I want to check it out.
Kodansha and Viz Media rule the print and digital realms this week. And like that proverbial bad penny, Tokyopop is back with another Disney series, this one previously published by the black sheep of manga publishers.
Continue reading This Week’s Manga: A Volley of Sweetness
I’m back and trying to get back on schedule. I hope I was missed at least a little. I don’t have my desk yet. It had to be dismantled for the move, so I’m working from a makeshift desk; a typing table and the window sill of our computer/bonus room. I don’t have any bookshelves up either, and after moving over a dozen boxes of just manga, I don’t think my husband would appreciate me buying more manga, but I can still window shop.
Continue reading This Week’s Manga: Complex Fruit
Yen Press has the big release list this week. It’s going to be a real money suck with so many titles coming out that I read. Vertical debuts another series, and the ghost from the past publisher rears it head with their first print release in 7 years. Only time will tell if it will be ugly or not.
Continue reading This Week’s Manga: Yen Goes Vertical
Kodansha has the most releases this week, but several other publishers make an appearance, including three debut titles. We also see a new title from Digital Manga Publishing, a rare sight on the regular releases list, as it seems they are doing more publishing through kickstarter than traditionally. But they get funded more often than not, so something must be working for them. Digital only releases, which have also been really sparse lately make a bit of a come back as well.
Continue reading This Week’s Manga: Moonlight, Monsters, and Beasts
With Diamond shipping Viz Media titles early, last week was just a bust for new releases. Even digital titles were next to non-existent. This week is a slight improvement with Seven Seas Entertainment and Vertical Comics having the most releases. Kodansha and Viz make an appearance, along with occasional manga publisher NBM.
Continue reading This Week’s Manga: Guardians of Yesterday’s Eating
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.
Continue reading This Week’s Manga: A Yen For Farewells
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.
Continue reading This Week’s Manga: Spiced Up
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!
Continue reading This Week’s Manga: Still No Regrets
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.
Continue reading This Week’s Manga: Wacky Releases
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!
Continue reading This Week’s Manga: How To Spend Your Tax Refund
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.
Continue reading This Week’s Manga: Slim Pickings