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  • Writer's pictureTrusty Henchman

New & Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Manga

We've got cats in fantasy worlds, vampires, assassins, ghosts, and slice-of-life tales. So y'know, manga.

 

CAT FROM OUR WORLD & FORGOTTEN WITCH GN VOL 01

(W) Hiro Kashiwaba


In her youth, Jeanne was a powerful witch who vanquished the evil Demon King and saved the world-but over time, the people she rescued have forgotten her. Now she is a lonely old woman living in a secluded forest... until she accidentally summons a cat from Earth to her home! The former city kitty is now gigantic and must acclimate to this new world. Can a cat from another world soothe the loneliness of the forgotten witch?

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Why this caught my eye:

It just sounds charming, ok?

 

GRACE ROSA GN VOL 01

(W) Himuro (A/CA) Himuro


AN ACTION-PACKED TALE OF FRENZIED SHOOTOUTS AND SHOCKING BETRAYALS!


GRACE ROSA is an assassin, driven by a single thing: discovering the secret of her adoptive father's disappearance. But could the very people she serves as a hired gun have something to do with him vanishing? And to what lengths will she go to enact her vengeance on the people who have wronged her?

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Why this caught my eye:

I'm interested in how more Western publishers are picking up manga publishing rights, and the preview pages are looking nice.

 

TOKYO THESE DAYS HC VOL 01

(W) Taiyo Matsumoto (A) Taiyo Matsumoto


On his last day as an editor, Shiozawa takes a train he's ridden hundreds of times before to impart some last advice to a manga creator whose work he used to edit. Some time after, he is drawn to return to a bookshop at the request of a junior editor who wants Shiozawa's help dealing with an incorrigible manga creator who refuses to work with any editor but him. For this manga editor, Tokyo these days is full of memory and is cocooned in the inescapable bonds between manga creators, their editors, art, and life itself.

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Why this caught my eye:

You can check out a good chunk of preview here.

 

UNHOLY BLOOD GN VOL 01

(W) Leena Lim (A) Leena Lim


All pure-blooded vampire Hayan Park wanted to do was live a normal life. But the rise of half-bloods ten years ago transformed the world into a dangerous and frightening place-robbing her of her one true wish. Determined to return Korea to how it used to be, Hayan teams up with local police captain Euntae Hwang to wipe out the bloodthirsty killers in a tale of hot-blooded romance and revenge.

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Why this caught my eye:

You can check out the original Webtoon here.

 

AKO & BAMBI GN VOL 01

(W) Hero (A) Hero


"When amateur novelist Bambi moves into a new, cheap place, he's shocked to find it's already occupied-by the ghost of a high school girl. With one amnesiac ghost girl Ako haunting the apartment, the stories practically write themselves! But as the days pass and they get closer, he starts wondering exactly who she is...and what she is to him. From the author of Horimiya comes a sweet slice-of-life that transcends the boundaries of life and death! "

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Why this caught my eye:

Sweet, supernatural slice-of-life just sounds like a good read right now.

 

NUDE MODEL & OTHER STORIES GN

(W) Tsubasa Yamaguchi (A/CA) Tsubasa Yamaguchi


From the truly unique manga-ka and author of the award-winning series Blue Period. Three deeply resonant short manga stories that turn the traditional style of josei manga into something stranger and more erotic. Three tales explore the darker more mature side of Tsubasa Yamaguchi's imagnination, where they weave the complex webs that provide little in the way of easy answers, while accurately depicting the strangeness and confusion of life for teenagers and adults alike. This fascinating, elliptical and alluring collection of shorts is very much more than the sum of its parts.

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Why this caught my eye:

I've liked Tsubasa Yamaguchi's style since checking out her adaptation of She and Her Cat, and this sounds pretty interesting.

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