Bookshelf Overload: February 2014

February may be a short month, but that didn’t seem to have much of an impact on how many manga and other goodies made their way into my possession. It’s been a little while since there’s been an out-of-print find that I’ve been particularly excited about, but in February I came across a complete set of the shoujo horror manga Bride of Deimos (at least, all of the volumes that were released in English) which should prove to be interesting. As for preorders that I was happy to see, I finally got my hands on Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal, Volume 28: Raining Chaos. Technically it’s release date was in January, but my copy took its time in arriving. (Expect a review soon!) The two February releases I was most thrilled to see were Insufficient Direction by Moyoco Anno and the third and final omnibus of Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae. Recently, I reviewed Jeffrey Angles academic work Writing the Love of Boys. I initially borrowed the volume from the library, but found it interesting enough that I decided to pick up a copy of my own. Also, while wandering around a used bookstore, I came across a book of photography from 1984 by Komaro Hoshino which focuses on the taiko group Kodō. I didn’t even know such a thing existed, so that was a pretty cool.

After I Win Itsuki Kaname
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Volume 1 written by Ryo Suzukaze, illustrated by Satoshi Shiki
Blade of the Immortal, Volume 28: Raining Chaos by Hiroaki Samura
Blue Morning, Volume 4 by Shoko Hidaka
Bride of Deimos, Volumes 1-7 written by Etsuko Ikeda, illustrated by Yuho Ashibe
A Centaur’s Life, Volume 2 by Kei Murayama
Crimson Spell, Volume 2 Ayano Yamane
Dictatorial Grimoire, Volume 2: Snow White by Ayumi Kanou
Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M, Volume 1 Masahito Soda
Gangsta, Volume 1 Kohske
His Favorite, Volumes 1-6 Suzuki Tanaka
Insufficient Direction: Hideaki Anno X Moyoco Anno by Moyoco Anno
Knights of Sidonia, Volume 7 by Tsutomu Nihei
Missions of Love, Volumes 1-4 by Ema Toyama
My Little Monster, Volume 1 by Robico
No. 6, Volume 5 by Hinoki Kino
Power Play! by Yamatogawa
Sherlock Bones, Volumes 2 and 4 Yuma Ando Yuki Sato
Thermae Romae, Omnibus 3 Mari Yamazaki

Teahouse, Chapter Five by Emirain
Titty-Time, Volume 1 by Amanda Lafrenais

Clamp School Paranormal Investigators, Volume 1 by Tomiyuki Matsumoto
Yukikaze by Chōhei Kanbayashi

New Writing in Japan edited by Yukio Mishima and Geoffrey Bownas
The Word Book by Mieko Kanai

Kodō by Komaro Hoshino
Writing the Love of Boys by Jeffrey Angles

Golden Sky Stories by Ryo Kamiya and Tsugihagi Honpo

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  1. I love seeing this every month, you always seem to pick up such interesting stuff. I’d be interested in seeing your shelves/manga storage too. ;) I barely have any place to put mine, so a good chunk of mine remains at my parents’…

    • Ash Brown says

      Oh, I’m glad to hear it! I’m always worried that people find Bookshelf Overload uninteresting.

      I never seem to have enough shelves and storage for all the books that I’ve accumulated. Every eight months or so I go through my collection and make a large donation to my local libraries which helps, but I’m still constantly running out of room.

      I’m actually looking into redoing my shelving system. If it ends up happening, I’ll be sure to take photos and post about it. :)

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