Bookshelf Overload: September 2015

Makoto Yukimura’s Vinland Saga is back! The publication of the manga’s sixth omnibus was one of my most anticipated releases for September. I was also very excited for Requiem of the Rose King, Volume 2 by Aya Kanno, which I’ve already managed to review. I was happy to see the second volume of The Ancient Magus’ Bride by Kore Yamazaki as well. September was also a successful month for me in regards to out-of-print shoujo series like Red River by Chie Shinohara. (I’m hoping to find Kyoko Hikawa’s From Far Away, next.) I stocked up on more Japanese crime and mystery novels in September, too, partly inspired by my recent reading of Yukito Ayatsuji’s The Decagon House Murders. I’m actually currently reading Another by the same author and should have a review up in the relatively near future.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Volume 2 by Kore Yamazaki
Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Volume 1 by Nami Sano
Love Stage!!, Volume 3 by Eiki Eiki
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, Omnibus 4 by Satoshi Mizukami
Master Keaton, Volume 4 written by Hokusei Katsushika, Takashi Nagasaki, illustrated by Naoki Urasawa
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Volume 11: A Cosmic Glow by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
One-Punch Man, Volume 1 written by One, illustrated by Yusuke Murata
Pandora Hearts, Volumes 2-3 by Jun Mochizuki
Planet Ladder, Volumes 1-7 by Yuri Narushima
Red River, Volumes 1-28 by Chie Shinohara
Requiem of the Rose King, Volume 2 by Aya Kanno
Showa: A History of Japan, 1953-1989 by Shigeru Mizuki
A Silent Voice, Volume 3 by Yoshitoki Oima
Terra Formars, Volume 8 written by Yu Sasuga, illustrated by Ken-ichi Tachibana
Vinland Saga, Omnibus 6 by Makoto Yukimura
Witchcraft Works, Volume 5 by Ryu Mizunagi
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Volume 4 by Miki Yoshikawa
The Young Magician, Volumes 1-13 by Yuri Narushima

Monkey King, Volume 1: Birth of the Stone Monkey by Wei Dong Chen
Three Kingdoms, Volume 1: Heroes and Chaos written by Wei Dong Chen, illustrated by Xiao Long Liang

Deep Dark Fears by Fran Krause
Flutter, Volume 2: Don’t Let Me Die Nervous written by Jennie Wood illustrated by Jeff McComsey
Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
Heart in a Box written by Kelly Thompson, illustrated by Meredith McClaren
Ikebana by Yumi Sakugawa
Julio’s Day by Gilbert Hernandez
Little By Little by Guilt|Pleasure
Nanjing: The Burning City by Ethan Young
Never Learn Anything from History by Kate Beaton
Oh Joy Sex Toy, Volume 2 by Erika Moen
Peacock Punks written by Dale Lazarov, illustrated by Mauro Mariotti Janos Janecki
Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton
Speculative Relationships, Volume 2 edited by Tyrell Cannon and Scott Kroll
Unflattening by Nick Sousanis
The Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Omnibus 4 by Stan Sakai

Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City, Part 2 written by Ryo Kawakami, illustrated by Range Murata

Another by Yukito Ayatsuji
Honeymoon to Nowhere by Akimitsu Takagi
The Informer by Akimitsu Takagi
The Inugami Clan by Seishi Yokomizo
Patriotism by Yukio Mishima
The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi
The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji SHimada

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Season 1 directed by Kenichi Suzuki and Naokatsu Tsuda.

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  1. Ooh, I am curious how Red River is. It’s sort of the only one of Viz’s old long shojo (meaning, published under their Shojo imprint, not Shojo Beat imprint), but I heard the main girl gets kidnapped a lot and stuff, so I kind of avoided it? But it’d have to hold up around fare like From Far Away, Basara, Please Save My Earth, and Banana Fish.

    • Ash Brown says

      I’m not sure when I’ll get the chance to actually read it, but I’m curious about Red River, too! I’ve heard some great things about the series, but I’ve also heard some less-than-great things. Viz had some fantastic shoujo epics back in the day; I’m hoping Red River will be one of them. :)

  2. Oh man, I remember reading part of Planet Ladder in high school, in my mind I categorized it with “weird, sci-fi bent 90s shoujo” because that is totally a genre.


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