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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Manga

This batch includes some survival horror, Donald Duck in Japan, a young student stranded in space, a sheep-horned witch and her senpai, a new printing of A Silent Voice, and the first English translation of Daisuke Igarashi's Witches short stories.

 

ALICE IN BORDERLAND GN VOL 01

(W) Haro Aso


Eighteen-year-old Ryohei Arisu is sick of his life. School sucks, his love life is a joke, and his future weighs on him like impending doom. As he struggles to exist in a world that can't be bothered with him, Ryohei feels like everything would be better if he were anywhere else. When a strange fireworks show transports him and his friends to a parallel world, Ryohei thinks all his wishes have come true. But this new world isn't an empty paradise, it's a vicious game. And the only way to survive is to play. JAN221786


Why this caught my eye:

I really enjoyed the first season of the live action adaptation and was hoping for these to eventually be offered, now it's just a waiting game for season 2 of the show.

 

DISNEY MANGA DONALD DUCK VISITS JAPAN

Donald Duck works for the American furniture business "Duck Furnishings". It's been two months since he and his employees, José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles, were reassigned to the Asian Culture and Distribution Department, and the phone hasn't rung even once. Just as they're starting to wonder why they were transferred in the first place, the CEO suddenly orders them to travel to Japan! The three caballeros must learn all they can about Japanese customs, entertainment, culture, food, and clothing before they return to New York city. Assuming they don't get into too much trouble first!

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Why this caught my eye:

Listen, I've always had a soft spot for the Three Caballeros, so sending them on an educational journey to Japan just sounds great.

 

CORRESPONDENCE FROM END OF UNIVERSE GN VOL 01

Marko is a young Russian university student who is looking forward to finishing school so he can spend more time with his fiancée. However, those plans go out the window when he's abducted by aliens! These extraterrestrials have a mission for Marko, one that will take ten years. All Marko can do is make the most of it and get to know the strange creatures who are now his co-workers in this offbeat tale of a life far from Earth.

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Why this caught my eye:

Sounds cute and charming, sometimes that's all I need.

 

SHEEPLY HORNED WITCH ROMI GN VOL 01

The world has changed: everyone has fallen into a deep slumber, except the sheep...plus a sheep-horned witch and her senpai. And now monsters are closing in! Why are the only people still awake two teenagers in love with each other? Find out in this beautifully illustrated, unique dark fantasy from Yoichi Abe!

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Why this caught my eye:

How can you read a solicit like that and not be curious? Also, are the sheep now taking care of the sleeping humans to make sure they aren't dying? Was this all a sheep plot? I must know.

 

SILENT VOICE COMPLETE COLL HC VOL 01

(W) Yoshitoki Oima (A/CA) Yoshitoki Oima


The award-winning modern classic about a girl who can't hear and her bully, which inspired the acclaimed anime film from Kyoto Animation, returns in a beautiful, two-volume collector's edition. Each extra-large, deluxe hardcover contains about 700 pages of manga on crisp, premium paper, and more than fifty pages of new content. This deluxe, large-sized hardcover includes the first half of the story of A Silent Voice, from Volume 1 through half of Volume 4.

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Why this caught my eye:

Yoshitoki Oima is a favorite of mine for their work on To Your Eternity, so I just want to spotlight these nice new printing for those of you who haven't given this title a shot yet.

 

WITCHES COMPLETE COLLECTION OMNIBUS GN

(W) Daisuke Igarashi (A/CA) Daisuke Igarashi


On a visit to the capital of a small country in the far west of Asia, a British girl named Nicola falls in love. The object of her affections is Mimar, a young man who works at a bazaar-yet despite her attempts, he doesn't notice her. Back at home in England, the ache of her unrequited love festers. After years spent obtaining wealth, fame, and "the secret of the world," she returns to the bazaar to exact her deadly revenge upon Mimar and those he holds dearest. This story is just one of many in this dramatic collection, which features tales of witchcraft across the globe and even in the far reaches of outer space.


Winner of an Excellence Prize at the 2004 Japan Media Arts Festival, now you can own the entire series in English for the first time in this beautiful omnibus release. JAN221943


Why this caught my eye:

Daisuke Igarashi's art is pretty amazing and I've been hoping to check this out so I'm glad for the nice omnibus treatment.

 

That's it for this batch, we'll hit up some comedy on the next round!

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