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Pick of the Week: Dinos, Soccer and Rohan Kishibe

SEAN: Nothing leaps out at me as obvious this week, so I’ll take a flyer on Dinosaur Sanctuary, if only as the cover art makes it look pretty…

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Reincarnated as the Piggy Duke: This Time I’m Gonna Tell Her How I Feel!, Vol. 7

By Rhythm Aida and nauribon. Released in Japan as “Buta Koushaku ni Tensei shita kara, Kondo wa Kimi ni Suki to Iitai” by Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. Released in…

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The Manga Review, 9/23/22

This has been a relatively quiet week on the manga beat, so I’m going to lead off with a question: what are you reading? Is there a series…

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Manga the Week of 9/28/22

SEAN: Oh no, I’m awake, September must be ending! Yen On is taking the week off, but we have some Yen Press manga. Dead Mount Death Play 8,…

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The Saint’s Belated Happiness: Newly Single, Now Living with the Demon Prince

By Hari Garasumachi and Yotsuba Hanada. Released in Japan as “Iki Okure Seijo no Shiawase – Konyaku Hakisareta to Omottara Mazoku no Ouji-sama ni Dekiaisaretemasu!” by M Novels…

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Bookshelf Briefs 9/20/22

Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, Vol. 11 | By Nanashi | Kodansha Manga – I haven’t actually briefed this for a long time. Since I did, in…

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Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire, Vol. 6

By Hayaken and Nagu. Released in Japan as “Eiyu-oh, Bu wo Kiwameru tame Tensei su. Soshite, Sekai Saikyou no Minarai Kisi ♀” by HJ Bunko. Released in North…

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Pick of the Week: Poe Clan Supremacy

KATE: At the risk of being super-predictable, I cast my vote for the second volume of The Poe Clan. I mean… c’mon. It’s MOTO HAGIO for Pete’s sake,…

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Loner Life in Another World, Vol. 3

By Shoji Goji and Saku Enomaru. Released in Japan as “Hitoribocchi no Isekai Kouryaku” by Overlap Bunko. Released in North America by Seven Seas. Translated by Eric Margolis.…

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Formerly, the Fallen Daughter of the Duke, Vol. 1

By Ichibu Saki, Nemusuke, and Ushio Shirotori. Released in Japan as “Moto, Ochikobore Koushaku Reijou desu” by Mag Garden Novels. Released in North America by J-Novel Heart. Translated…

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The Manga Review, 9/16/22

In an essay for The Nation, author Viken Berberian explains how manga became one of the world’s favorite forms of entertainment. He notes that in 2021, “manga made…

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Manga the Week of 9/21/22

SEAN: OK, now it’s the first week of Autumn, and there’s even rain! A good week to read some manga! ASH: Truly! SEAN: Airship starts us off with…

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Death’s Daughter and the Ebony Blade, Vol. 1

By Maito Ayamine and Cierra. Released in Japan as “Shinigami ni Sodaterareta Shoujo wa Shikkoku no Tsurugi wo Mune ni Idaku” by Overlap Bunko. Released in North America…

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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Vol. 17

By Fujino Omori and Suzuhito Yasuda. Released in Japan as “Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darou ka?” by GA Bunko. Released in North America…

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Pick of the Week: Heroine Addiction

SEAN: Despite the fact that I suspect this will be one of THOSE types of shoujo stories (see also: Hot Gimmick and its ilk), I cannot resist those…

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Culinary Chronicles of the Court Flower, Vol. 7

By Miri Mikawa and Kasumi Nagi. Released in Japan as “Ikka Kōkyū Ryōrichō” by Kadokawa Beans Bunko. Released in North America digitally by J-Novel Club. Translated by Hunter…

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The Manga Review, 9/9/2022

It’s been a relatively slow news week–manga-wise, at least–so I’m going to dispense with the snappy intro and get to the links. As always, if there’s a website,…

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Manga the Week of 9/15/22

SEAN: Has fall arrived yet? Certainly not QUITE here as of yet. ASH: So close! I can’t wait. SEAN: Yen Press is taking the week off, for the…

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Reign of the Seven Spellblades, Vol. 6

By Bokuto Uno and Miyuki Ruria. Released in Japan as “Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai suru” by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by…

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Bookshelf Briefs 9/6/22

Blue Lock, Vol. 2 | By Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura | Kodansha Comics – Blue Lock really is a lot of fun, if you can get past…

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Knight of the Ice, Vol 11

Knight of the Ice Volume 11 by Yayoi Ogawa I often feel a little wistful at the end of a series, especially one as consistently entertaining about Knight…

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Modern Villainess: It’s Not Easy Building a Corporate Empire Before the Crash, Vol. 2

By Tofuro Futsukaichi and Kei. Released in Japan as “Gendai Shakai de Otome Game no Akuyaku Reijou wo Suru no wa Chotto Taihen” by Overlap Novels. Released in…

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High School DxD: A Demon’s Work

By Ichiei Ishibumi and Miyama-Zero. Released in Japan by Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Haydn Trowell. Generally speaking I’ve been able…

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Pick of the Week: Correspondence Course

MICHELLE: I’m not entirely sure it’ll be my thing, but Correspondence From the End of the Universe is certainly the most unique tittle to be coming out next…

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Rascal Does Not Dream of a Sister Venturing Out

By Hajime Kamoshida and Keji Mizoguchi. Released in Japan as “Seishun Buta Yarou wa Odekake Sister no Yume wo Minai” by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by…

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The Manga Review, 9/2/2022

The big news story this week: Shueisha and MediBang just launched MANGA Plus Creators, a portal where English and Spanish-speaking artists can upload original manga. Anyone who self-publishes…

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Manga the Week of 9/7/22

SEAN: It’s September, and Manga Bookshelf doesn’t even have an AOL account. What are we going to do? ASH: LOL SEAN: Airship has early digital releases for the…

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Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Vol. 11.5

By Kumanano and 029. Released in Japan by PASH! Books. Released in North America by Seven Seas. Translated by Jan Cash & Vincent Castaneda. Adapted by M.B. Hare.…

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Sabikui Bisco, Vol. 3

By Shinji Cobkubo and K Akagishi. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Jake Humphrey. Sabikui Bisco, as I noted…

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Bookshelf Briefs 8/30/22

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, Vol. 5 | By Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe| Viz Media – This is a series that is prepared to get pretty dark—some of…

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Durarara!!SH, Vol. 4

By Ryohgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. Apologies to those wanting to…

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Pick of the Week: Spriggan Into Action

SEAN: It’s a super quiet week for stuff, and I’m not attracted to the debuts this week, so I’ll pick the 2nd volume of Modern Villainess: It’s Not…

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Secrets of the Silent Witch, Vol. 1

By Matsuri Isora and Nanna Fujimi. Released in Japan as “Silent Witch” by Kadokawa Books. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Alice Prowse. A book…

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The Holy Grail of Eris, Vol. 2

By Kujira Tokiwa and Yu-nagi. Released in Japan as “Eris no Seihai” by GA Novels. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Winifred Bird. The most…

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The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady, Vol. 2

By Piero Karasu and Yuri Kisaragi. Released in Japan as “Tensei Oujo to Tensai Reijou no Mahou Kakumei” by Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. Released in North America by Yen…

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The Bride of Demise, Vol. 1

By Keishi Ayasato and murakaruki. Released in Japan as “Shūen no Hanayome” by MF Bunko J. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Jordan Taylor. Sometimes…

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The Manga Review, 8/26/22

On Wednesday, Tokyopop released Peremoha: Victory for Ukraine, an anthology of nine stories written shortly after the first Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine on February 24, 2022. These stories,…

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Manga the Week of 8/31/22

SEAN: It’s a rare 5th week of the month! Like most 5th weeks, it’s light. ASH: Even light weeks have plenty being released these days! SEAN: Yen On…

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Bookshelf Briefs 8/23/22

Box of Light, Vol. 1 | By Seiko Erisawa | Seven Seas – I’m not sure if this is meant to be a horror anthology with a minor…

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Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway, Vol. 1

By Shimesaba and booota. Released in Japan as “Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou” by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by…

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Pick of the Week: Phantoms and Food

MICHELLE: I’m not wildly passionate about anything coming out this week, but I did think the first volume of Phantom of the Idol was fun, so this week…

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The World’s Strongest Rearguard: Labyrinth Country’s Novice Seeker, Vol. 7

By Tôwa and Huuka Kazabana. Released in Japan as “Sekai Saikyou no Kouei: Meikyuukoku no Shinjin Tansakusha” by Kadokawa Books. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated…

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Chitose Is in the Ramune Bottle, Vol. 2

By Hiromu and raemz. Released in Japan as “Chitose-kun wa Ramune Bin no Naka” by Gagaga Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Evie Lund.…

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Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense, Vol. 6

By Yuumikan and KOIN. Released in Japan as “Itai no wa Iya nano de Bōgyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu” by Kadokawa Books. Released in North America by…

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The Manga Review, 8/19/22

Attention manga shoppers! Kodansha is currently holding a blow-out sale on digital manga. And when I say “blow out,” I mean it: they’re offering deep discounts on over…

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Walking My Second Path in Life, Vol. 3

By Otaku de Neet and Kurodeko. Released in Japan as “Watashi wa Futatsume no Jinsei wo Aruku!” by SQEX Novels. Released in North America digitally by J-Novel Club.…

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Manga the Week of 8/24/22

SEAN: As August nears its end, we continue to see manga making its way towards us, zombie-like. No print for Airship this week, but we do get new…

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Slayers: The Demon Slayers!

By Hajime Kanzaka and Rui Araizumi. Released in Japan by Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. Released in North America by J-Novel Club. Translated by Elizabeth Ellis. And so, we come…

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The Princess’ Smile: The Body-Double Bride Searches for Happiness with the Reclusive Prince

By Yuuri Seo and m/g. Released in Japan as “Hidenka no Bishou – Migawari Hanayome wa, Hikikomori Denka to Shiawase ni Kurashitai” by M Novels f. Released in…

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Bookshelf Briefs 8/16/22

HIRAETH ~The End of the Journey~, Vol. 2 | By Yuhki Kamatani | Kodansha Manga (digital only) – In the first volume, we met a girl who’s desperate…

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