By Mat K.
Why is it so busy? Good question, but not really the point. The delicious fact is that after last week’s short release list, this week is chock full of books for you to pick up. So lets start off with the premier titles, at least the interesting looking ones. Oh, one quick mention DARK HORSE IS REPRINTING CARDCAPTOR SAKURA. That’s right, in an omnibus edition just like they did with Clover, and Chobits. Dark Horse knows good Clamp when they see it. But I digress into my childhood. Moving on. This week we’re not just getting one, but two Haruhi Suzumiya books. The first one is The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya Volume 7, the direct continuation of the main series. And the second is Melancholy Of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan Voulme 1. “What’s the difference?” you might ask? It’s the SOS Brigade like you’ve never seen them before! Witness the untold adventures of Haruhi Suzumiya’s quest to uncover aliens, time travelers, and espers in this cute, four-panel comedy.
Next on the list is March Story written by Hyung Min Kim and illustrated by Kyung Il Yang. Among the quiet villages and towns of 18th century Europe, demons known as the Ill hide within the most beautiful works of art, sparked to life by the torment of their creators. Attracted by their jewel-like allure, the unwary find themselves possessed by the Ill and driven to horrific acts of violence. Only the hunters of the Ciste Vihad can dispel the Ill. I have to admit, the art in this one is really nice looking. Almost looks like Godchild meets D Gray Man. Definitely potential for a fun read. Yay demons, art, and violence!
And lastly on my list of premiers is Omamori Himari by Milan Matra. The art isn’t bad, but looks pretty average in action/shojo genres. Basically, when Yuuto’s parents died, his childhood friend Rinko stepped in to take care of him. But on Yuuto’s sixteenth birthday, another girl barges into his life – a sword-wielding cat-girl warrior named Himari who talks like she just arrived from ancient Japan. She is actually a supernatural guardian summoned by Yuuto’s grandparents to protect him. Besides the obvious problem of living with a buxom cat-girl, Yuuto is allergic to cats. Good times are to be had by all, I’m sure.
So now that those are out of the way, let’s dig into the faves that you all have been waiting for. First most is Soul Eater Volume 4. It’s been months since your last fix, and I know all you eager fans are waiting to see what happens with the witches. Also coming out is Vagabond Volume 33, Pandora Hearts Volume 3, Night School Volume 4, and Zombie Loan Volume 10, and these are just to name a few, really. There is plenty to read, so grab your otaku pants and your wallet, and get to the manga section. Anyway, that is all the news that’s fit to print this week. so until next time!