Bookshelf Overload: September 2014

The number of September acquisitions was definitely more reasonable than August’s, which is a good thing especially since it looks like October will be pretty rough on my wallet. What was unusual about September was the arrival of a nicely sized box of Japanese manga that I had shipped to me from Japan. I wanted to read the endings and side stories of a couple of series that sadly were never finished in English—Kaori Ozaki’s Meteor Methuselah (aka Immortal Rain) and Nari Kusakawa’s Ryuu no Hanawazurai (Two Flowers for the Dragon)—and I had some coupons that were almost ready to expire. I also ended up with a random box full of mostly out-of-print hentai. As for the preordered manga that I was particularly looking forward to in September, Vertical made a good showing with What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 4 by Fumi Yoshinaga (which I reviewed not too long ago) and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Volume 7: Battle of Loum (review to come soonish). Vertical released Before the Fall, Ryo Suzukaze’s light novel prequel to Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga series, too. (I recently reviewed that one as well.) September also brought Haikasoru’s Phantasm Japan anthology and Peter D. Shapinsky’s Lords of the Sea, which I was very happy to see.

Alice in the Country of Hearts, Omnibus 1 by Soumei Hoshino
Angel Sanctuary, Volumes 1-20 by Kaori Yuki
A Centaur’s Life, Volume 4 by Kei Murayama
Domin-8 Me! by Sessyu Takemura
The Four Immigrants Manga by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama
From the New World, Volume 6 written by Yusuke Kishi, illustrated by Toru Oikawa
Juicy Fruits by Yumisuke Kotoyoshi
Kamen, Volume 1 by Gunya Mihara
Kinou Nani Tabeta?, Volume 1 by Fumi Yoshinaga
Meteor Methuselah, Volumes 9-11 by Kaori Ozaki
Misty Girl Extreme by Toshiki Yui
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Volume 7: Battle of Loum by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
The Original Bondage Fairies, Volumes 1-2 by Kondom
Ryuu no Hanawazurai, Volume 7 by Nari Kusakawa
The Spirit of Capitalism by Tuna Empire
Terra Formars, Volume 2 written by Yu Sasuga, illustrated by Ken-ichi Tachibana
Touhou Shinigami: Meteor Methuselah Gaiden by Kaori Ozaki
What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 4 by Fumi Yoshinaga

DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary, Volumes 1-2 by Erika Moen
Family Portraits, Issues 1-3 by Sam Orchard
Impatience by Kori Michele
Megahex by Simon Hanselmann
Les Misérables adapted by Crystal Silvermoon, illustrated by SunNeko Lee
Musashi adapted by Sean Michael Wilson, illustrated by Michiru Morikawa
Portals by Kori Michele
Pride & Prejudice adapted by Stacy King, illustrated by Po Tse
The Rise of Aurora West written by Paul Pope and J. T. Petty, illustrated by David Rubín
Speculative Relationships by Various

Light Novesl!
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall by Ryo Suzukaze
Boogiepop at Dawn by Kouhei Kadono
Boogiepope Returns: Vs. Imaginator, Parts 1-2 by Kouhe Kadono
Cold Light by Narise Konohara

Phantasm Japan edited by Nick mamatas and Masumi Washington

Attack on Titan Guidebook by Hajime Isayama
Lords of the Sea by Peter D. Shapinsky

Arakawa Under the Bridge, Seasons 1-2 directed by Akiyuki Shinbo.

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  1. My favorite post of the month. :)

    Do you regularly import Japanese manga? Correct me if I’m wrong, but do I happen to see the first Japanese volume of What Did You Eat Yesterday? ;)

    • Haha! I’m glad you enjoy! ^_^

      I very rarely import Japanese manga since my reading comprehension of Japanese isn’t almost nonexistent right now, and there’s still plenty of English-language manga that I haven’t read, yet. But I do occasionally make an exception and place an order. And sometimes I run across Japanese manga at some of the book stores in my area.

      And you did indeed see the first volume of What Did You Eat Yesterday? in the original Japanese. That particular volume was a gift. :)

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