Manga the Week of 10/24

After a third week that was honestly pretty puny, this week brings a more robust group of titles.

Dark Horse has a new Bride of the Water God, one of those manwha titles that always makes me wish I had more money so I could give them a try. it also has the 25th volume of Gantz, which makes me wish that the author’s earlier series, HEN, was licensed instead.

Kodansha Comics has Volume 8 of Bloody Monday, its action thriller conspiracy title that sadly doesn’t lend itself well to jokes or puns.

Vertical has its new shoujo series, Limit, from the author of Life (if anyone remembers the old days of Tokyopop). If you read Life you know what we get here. Only even more intense. HOT HOT BULLYING ACTION.

And there’s a pile of stuff from Yen. Black Butler hits Volume 11, but is no match for Black God, which is at Volume 17 (and just ended in Japan this August) (yes, it runs in Young Gangan, but the creators are Korean. Think March Story or Sun-Ken Rock). Nagato Yuki is still adorable and Ryoko is still not insane in the 2nd volume of Disappearance. Durarara!! hits the end of its first arc, but don’t worry: Yen already has the Saika arc lined up. Pandora Hearts hits a dozen volumes, and there’s also the debut of Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel, a manga version of Cassandra Claire’s novel.

Lastly, there’s Triage X. Which runs in Dragon Age. And is by the artist who does High School of the Dead. The cover is presented here without comment.

So, what’s in your manga collection this week?

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  1. “Dark Horse has a new Bride of the Water God, one of those manwha titles that always makes me wish I had more money so I could give them a try.”

    You could see if your local library has the first few volumes, or can get them through ILL, if only to slobber over the art. The story is kind of overwrought and soap-operatic, but by golly it is gorgeous to look at.

  2. I’d be willing to give the second volume of Yuki NEgato a try although the first seemed like some bad KYon/Yuki Fan Fic with bad art maybe volume two picks up a little

    • Sean Gaffney says

      The art improves a bit, though it always stays in that ultra moe mode. And the entire series pretty much *is* Kyon/Yuki fanfic, though without the bashing that seems to accompany it here.


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