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  • Writer's pictureTrusty Henchman

Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Manga

This batch of manga is a rollercoaster bouncing between action, emotional drama, lewdness, and plenty more, so hold onto your butts.

You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:FEB211476). 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.



(W) Yoshifumi Tozuka (A/CA) Yoshifumi Tozuka

All Fuuko wants is a whirlwind romance like the one in her favorite shojo manga. Unfortunately, her Unluck ability makes that impossible. But just as Fuuko hits rock bottom, Andy sweeps her off her feet-literally! Now she's become Andy's unwilling test subject as he works to find a way to trigger a stroke of Unluck big enough to kill him for good. However, when the pair discovers a secret organization is hunting them, it puts Andy's burial plans on hold. For older teen audiences.


Why this caught my eye:

I just like the dynamic of someone wanting to die hanging around an unlucky disaster magnet, and the art looks fun.



(W) Masaaki Yuasa, Reiko Yoshida (A/CA) Machi Kiachi

New college student Hinako moves to a small seaside town to surf and enjoy herself, and finds herself falling in love with firefighter Minato after he saves her from a fire. Their young romance comes to an abrupt end when Minato drowns... but in her grief, Hinako discovers that singing a song they used to perform as a duet summons Minato in the nearest body of water - be it a puddle, glass, or bathtub. Will Hinako be able to reach Minato again?


Why this caught my eye:

Interesting concept with a lot of potential to be soul crushingly good. I'm sorry, I mean 'life affirming'.



(W) Yusuke Nitta (A) Sato Kamegoya, LOL, Yukinatu Amekaze

When a fantasy world has fully functioning internet and smartphones (for some reason), it's only natural for its sixteen year-old shut-in of a Hero to declare war on the Demon Lord who has kidnapped the kingdom's princess via text message. But is it natural for that Demon Lord to be an innocent snowflake who hates conflict!!? And somehow, this hopelessly weak Level One Hero ends up texting this overly pure Demon Lord, her cheerful Generals (who all adore her), and the princess who also seems to be developing a major crush on her captor as he goes about his adventures! FEB211752

Why this caught my eye:

I appreciate 'for some reason' essentially just being short hand for 'don't think about it and have fun'. Also, you had me at the Demon Lord being an innocent snowflake.



(W) Miwako Sugiyama (A/CA) Miwako Sugiyama

Desire and destiny meet head-on in this sexy josei manga! Nobunaga won the genetic jackpot and was born an alpha: his beauty, intelligence, and talent drive everyone wild with lust. Despite his seemingly perfect life, Nobunaga is unsatisfied - until he meets the woman of his dreams, who can sate his every desire. Enjoy a taste of the supernatural in this alpha/beta/omega tale about love, lust, and the power of attraction.


Why this caught my eye:

Look, sometimes I choose things not because I think they look good or bad, but simply because I have no idea what they are. Is this about vampires? Do they just like biting people? What do they mean by 'alpha/beta/omega tale about love'? Sometimes I just need to figure out what the thing is about, ok?



(W) Roots (A/CA) Roots

Plunge into an absorbing new adventure in this hilarious fantasy manga! People are often reincarnated into fantasy worlds to answer a higher calling. In this case, that means a quest to find the perfect toilet. Behold as dragon scales are converted into toilet seats and slimes are used as moist wipes in this unique adventure about heroes who truly give a crap.


Why this caught my eye:

This probably isn't that good and it's probably just cashing in on stuff like Delicious In Dungeon, or it's great. Who can tell, really?



(W) Reibun Ike (A/CA) Reibun Ike

The tournament to choose the next king of the islands is about to begin. The rules are simple-whoever comes first loses! To ensure they don't, participating warriors protect their mighty swords with armor that grows larger and more elaborate with each tournament. But one warrior who's been studying abroad has returned with a secret technique certain to force a pleasurable eruption! Is there a warrior alive able to withstand it? Or is this deft warrior destined to become king?! For mature audiences. MAR211780

Why this caught my eye:

I am simply sharing this with you so that you now have the knowledge that there is a manga called Dick Fight Island. May your life be ever richer for it.



(W) Osamu Tezuka (A) Osamu Tezuka

From science fiction, historical fiction, to contemporary drama, Under the Air includes a variety of tales that depict the duality of man-good and evil; loving and violent. An injured white-supremacist struggles with the fact that he was brought back to life by a black organ donor; a young man in the wild west seeks revenge for his father's murder; an escaped convict holds a family hostage in a cave that causes hallucinations; the only two survivors of a nuclear apocalypse dare to explore the outside world-Tezuka's characters are put to the test when the delicate balance of their minds are disrupted, discovering something dark hidden deep within themselves.


Why this caught my eye:

And to rebound from Dick Fight Island, this just sounds like an amazing anthology from one of the biggest names in the history of manga.


That's it for this batch, we'll hit comedy on the next installment.

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