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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Manga

Paranormal investigators, sex education comedy, assassins, and cursed bones all add up to a lot of manga fun.


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.

DAI DARK GN 1 01

(W) Q. Hayashida (A/CA) Q. Hayashida


Necromancy, space action, and dark humor collide in this wildly creative new series from the creator of Dorohedoro! Zaha Sanko's body has great and terrible powers. Some say that possessing his bones will grant you any wish, even the desire to become ruler of the universe. But Sanko is still a teenage dude with his own life, and he isn't about to let every monstrous lowlife in the galaxy rip him limb from limb. He and his skeletal buddy Avakian will use their dark powers to fend off any murder attempts while they search space for whomever put this curse on Sanko's bones... because killing them might end the madness. (And then Sanko can celebrate with his favorite spaghetti.) Don't miss this hilariously twisted and gruesome new series!

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Why this caught my eye:

I seriously still need to get off my butt and check out Dorohedoro, but this concept and pitch just sound really interesting.

LOVE OF KILL GN VOL 01

(W) Fe (A) Fe


She's a professional hitman. And he...is also a professional hitman. And she's his target. Caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, will she fall first... or will he? JAN211790


Why this caught my eye:

I was just really hoping they were going to say a 'game of cat-and-also-cat'. If this is just Spy VS Spy but sexy, I'm fairly down with that.

FAILURE FRAME GN VOL 01

(W) Kaoru Shinozaki (A) Uchiuchi Keyaki


Mimori Touka and his classmates are abruptly catapulted into a fantasy world, summoned by the world's resident goddess to serve as heroes. The good news? Most of the students display amazing skills upon arrival! The bad? Mimori is the worst of the lot, bottoming out at a measly E-rank. Incensed, the goddess tosses him in a dungeon to die - but, it turns out, Mimori's skills aren't so much worthless as they are abnormal. Abnormally powerful, perhaps!

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Why this caught my eye:

A lot of Isekai fiction is incredibly conceptually redundant, but if they can have fun with it and offer up different approaches I'm generally interested in checking them out.

HANA-CHAN & THE SHAPE OF THE WORLD GN

(W) Ryotaro Ueda (A) Ryotaro Ueda

It's the story of a girl. A girl who lives in the country. A girl encountering fragments, both bitter and sweet, of the world around her. It's the story of the shape of her world.

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Why this caught my eye:

Ah yes, this looks like a nice new entry for my favorite genre; soul shattering.

SEX EDUCATION 120 PERCENT GN VOL 01

(W) Kikiki Tataki (A) Hotomura


Gym teacher Tsuji-sensei has one mission: help with Japan's terrible modern sex education standards. The problem is, her students barely know their birds from their bees! Between a girl who already has a girlfriend, a hard-core BL lover, and a girl who only cares about cats, Tsuji-sensei has her work cut out for her.

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Why this caught my eye:

I like that art style, this sounds like fun, and I wanna know more about the girl who just cares about cats.

CANT STOP CURSING YOU GN VOL 01

(W) Kensuke Koba (A) Natsuko Uruma

Those who make contracts with devils gain the power to curse others to death. Their mortal enemy: the Curse Detective Kiyoharu Saeyama, who uses traces of the curses left on their victims to uncover the identities of these sick killers. Let this deadly, paranormal game of psychological warfare begin!

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Why this caught my eye:

A paranormal detective thriller just sounds like my jam, and this sounds like an interesting take on dealing with curses and demons.

That's it for this batch, we'll hit Comedy books on the next round!

-Chris

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