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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Manga

The focus on this installment will be on upcoming manga!


You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:JUL200019). Show some love to your retailer and use those codes when you can, it saves a lot of time on the data entry end of things.

SADAKO AT END OF WORLD GN

(W) Koma Natsumi (A/CA) Koma Natsumi


After the world comes to an end, a pair of sisters play a certain infamous video tape-but Sadako appears, they're just happy to meet another girl in this post-apocalyptic world. For readers ages 16 and up.

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Why this caught my eye:

A post-apocalyptic comedy about the ghost from Ring making friends just feels so wholesome. So precious.

BLUE GIANT OMNIBUS VOL 01

(W) Shinichi Ishizuka (A) Shinichi Ishizuka


Miyamoto Dai, a student with a taste for basketball, changes his life the first time he sees a live jazz performance. The incredible music strikes a chord deep inside him, and he immediately decides to dedicate himself to the saxophone. He has no skills, no formal training, and no idea what he's up against, but his obsession drives him to play that instrument day after day. Will passion be enough to become the player of his dreams? This award-winning manga from Shinichi Ishizuka, compiled into five omnibus volumes for its English debut, is a pitch-perfect drama about the power of music.

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Why this caught my eye:

A jazz focused drama manga just sounds interesting, and the art samples I've been able to find look crisp and expressive.

HETEROGENIA LINGUISTICO GN VOL 01

(W) Salt Seno (A/CA) Salt Seno


After his professor is injured, rookie linguist Hakaba is entrusted with his work, a research trip to study the language of monsters. Travelling together with his guide Susuki, he dives into the complex world of interspecies communication! For readers ages 13 and up.

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Why this caught my eye:

This gives me a Delicious In Dungeon vibe, and a communication based fantasy story sounds like it could be exceedingly charming.

LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED BOX SET

(W) Akira Himekawa (A/CA) Akira Himekawa


A deluxe box set of exclusive hardcover editions. Contains all five best-selling volumes of the The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition series. The battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun! A young boy named Link must defeat evil on his long, perilous quest to find the spiritual stones that hold the key to the Triforce, and deliver them to Zelda, princess of the land of Hyrule. For all ages.

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Why this caught my eye:

I'm just a sucker for a cleverly designed box set of books. The softcovers were $17.99 a pop, so that set would normally cost you $90. The $125 for this package is decent considering these are an exclusive HC set, so you're only paying $35 for the format upgrade and a nice case.

RAINBOW & BLACK GN VOL 01

(W) Eri Takenashi (A/CA) Eri Takenashi


A charming slice-of-life manga about a girl and the strange creature in her home. College student Shirahoshi Kuroe feels like she's living in black and white, and she longs for more excitement... until a small, rainbow, incredibly weird bird-thing brings color to her life. Now they live together. Is this creature just a pet, or is it more like a roommate? Penned by Eri Takenashi, a prolific Japanese artist best known for the manga (and anime) Kannagi, Kanpachi, and Take-Moon/Carnival Phantasm, this unique manga series is sure to move right into your heart.

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Why this caught my eye:

Look, considering all of 2020, I need all the charming and heartwarming stories I can find. Do yourself a favor as well and when a manga looks this cute just go for it.

That does it for this batch! I'll aim for some more horror for the next installment!

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