Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Manga the week of 5/18

First of all, the new releases from Kodansha Comics are starting to roll into bookstores and onto Amazon and basically everywhere except the direct market. I am hoping next week brings us some titles, I don't want to start a Kodansha whine at Diamond the way I did a Tokyopop whine.

Meanwhile, there are some titles that the direct market just LOVES! And for them, well, here you go. The 17th volume of Gantz, from Dark Horse. It's almost written for the Western comics fan.

Viz also has its Signature and SigIkki titles, traditionally reserved for the 3rd week of the month so that they can show off on their own while not surrounded by Naruto and Black Bird. This week sees the final volume of Natsume Ono's Gente, the sequel to Ristorante Paradiso. This was a lovely surprise for me last year and this one, and I greatly look forward to it. There's also Volume 3s of the Ikki titles I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow and Saturn Apartments. I love the fact that Japan has so many magazines where these two disparate titles can run in a magazine together with nary an eyebrow raised.

Aaaaaaand that's it. What's intriguing to you?

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