Bookshelf Overload: March 2015

Compared to most other months, the number of manga that I had to find space for in March was relatively reasonable. I mostly stuck to preorders for manga, the major exception being the set of the now out-of-print City Hunter that I found. There were a few impulse buys when it came to novels and nonfiction, though. I did finally get my hands on Ajin: Demi-Human, Volume 3 by Gamon Sakurai. Technically released in February, my replacement copy arrived in March. (I’m pretty sure the first one that was sent to me was lost in a snow bank somewhere; I never saw it.) As for the manga that were actually released in March, I was particularly happy to see the third and final volume of Yaya Sakuragi’s boys’ love manga Hide and Seek. (I recently reviewed the first volume, which I enjoyed a great deal.) I’m always glad to see a new installment of Fumi Yoshinaga’s What Did You Eat Yesterday?, the seventh volume is the most recent addition to the series in English. But the manga I was most looking forward to in March was Aya Kanno’s Requiem of the Rose King, Volume 1. Actually, I was almost afraid to read it because I was worried that I would be disappointed. Fortunately, I loved the manga and can’t wait for the next volume.

Manga!
Ajin: Demi-Human, Volume 3 by Gamon Sakurai
Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game, Volumes 1-5 by Mamenosuke Fujimaru
Aquarion Evol, Volume 1 written by Shoji Kawamori, illustrated by Aogiri
Barakamon, Volume 3 by Satsuki Yoshino
Butterflies, Flowers, Volume 1 by Yuki Yoshihara
Cage of Eden, Volume 17 by Yoshinobu Yamada
Captain Ken, Volumes 1-2 by Osamu Tezuka
City Hunter, Volumes 1-5 by Hojo Tsukasa
The Drifting Classroom, Volume 8 by Kazuo Umezu
Hide and Seek, Volume 3 by Yaya Sakuragi
Knights of Sidonia, Volume 13 by Tsutomu Nihei
False Memories, Volume 1-2 by Isaku Natsume
Maria the Virgin Witch, Volume 1 by Ishikawa Masayuki
Master Keaton, Volume 2 written by Hokusei Katsushika, Takashi Nagasaki, illustrated by Naoki Urasawa
Manga Dogs, Volume 3 by Ema Toyama
Requiem of the Rose King, Volume 1 by Aya Kanno
Seraphim: 266613336 Wings by Mamoru Oshiii and Satoshi Kon
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Omnibus 3 by CLAMP
What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 7 by Fumi Yoshinaga
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Volume 1 by Miki Yoshikawa

Comics!
100 Crushes by Elisha Lim
Grey Is…, Volume 1 by dee Juusan
In These Words, Volumes 1-2 by Guilt|Pleasure
Just So Happens by Fumio Obata
Last Man, Volume 1: The Stranger by Bastien Vives, Michael Sanlaville, and Balak
Only Words written by Tina Anderson, illustrated by Caroline Monaco
Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen by Dylan Horrocks
Stallion by Kôsen
Wayward, Volume 1: String Theory written by Jim Zubkavich

Novels!
Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi
Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh
I Want to Kick You in the Back by Risa Wataya
The Kappa Child by Hiromi Goto

Nonfiction!
The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore by Michael Dylan Foster
The Fall of Language in the Age of English by Minae Mizumura
How to Take a Japanese Bath written by Leonard Koren, illustrated by Suehiro Maruo
Miyamoto Musashi: His life and Writings by Kenji Tokitsu

Anime!
Dear Brother, Boxes 2-3 directed by Osamu Dezaki


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Comments

  1. Requiem of the Rose King was amazing and I hope Viz publishes all the volumes for it. It needs more recognition. Have you read Kamisama Kiss?

    • Ash Brown says

      I loved the first volume of Requiem of the Rose King and really look forward to reading more of the series. I have not read Kamisama Kiss, though I have heard very good things about it and its anime adaptation. However, I have read and rather enjoyed Karakuri Odette, another manga series by Julietta Suzuki. :)

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