June is really proving to be quite the month for manga collecting! Another really full week is ahead of us, fellow otaku, so loosen those purse strings and get ready for excitements such as new Soul Eater, Higurashi, 20th Century Boys, NGE: Campus Apocalypse, and of course, Full Metal Alchemist. There are even some great reprints in store, like the Phoenix Wright manga, or Tenjo Tenge, and the first omnibus version of Negima. Suffice to say that it seems like this week’s grand theme for manga is fantasy and the unreal. Well, more unreal than what’s standard for manga, anyway. Continue reading
This week’s manga selection is a great stroll through the various genres that are near and dear to the otaku’s heart. From the super awesome second Black Collector’s Edition of Death Note (which collects volumes 3 and 4) to volume 4 of Ichiroh, you can bet your Pocky that there’s a lot of variety to choose from this week.
By Mat K.
Okay, so there are a lot of nifty things coming in this week, and right now we have to go over the first and fore most: Darker Than Black Omnibus Edition written by Tensai Okamura and Bones, and drawn by Nokiya. This is coming at us from Yen Press, which most of the books this week actually are as well, and I do believe that this is the first omnibus deal coming from them, and by golly they picked a good one. Unlike Viz and Tokyopop who have been issuing compilations of series they’ve already put out (ie: Fruits Basket or Dragon Ball Z), Yen seems to be taking the Dark Horse approach and picking up a new series in the bigger and better format. Continue reading
by Mat K.
Okay, before I get into the manga spiel for the week, let me start with talking about the new Pokemon set. As most of you Poke-Fans out there know, the new game “Heart Gold Soul Silver” is set to release. So of course there is the brand new card expansion bearing the same name. Just as with the first Diamond & Pearl set, the new Heart Gold Soul Silver features three new decks instead of just 2. The decks feature new awesome art editions of Meganium for the Growth Clash deck (grass and fighting), Feraligator for the Mind Flood deck (water and psychic), and Typhlosion on the Ember Spark deck (fire and electricity). Continue reading