Bookshelf Overload: July 2016

I was weak in July and succumbed to temptation. Barnes & Noble had its big 3-for-2 manga sale which, when combined with already discounted prices and additional coupons, meant I was able to get a ton of manga for an average of more than 50% off the cover price. So, I tragically took the opportunity to catch up on a bunch of series like Dorohedoro, Food Wars!, Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, My Love Story!!, and more. While I was rather happy about this, my wallet was less than pleased (even if it did comparatively take less of a beating than it normally would otherwise). Oh, and then I somewhat unintentionally ended up with a used set of Yakitate!! Japan for an outrageously good price. None of that was really planned, though, so I’ll have to to keep my purchasing better in check over the next few months.

As for July’s manga preorders, I was especially excited for the second omnibus of Akiko Higashimura’s Princess Jellyfish (which was technically released at the end of June), the return of Kohske’s Gangsta, the absolutely enormous edition of Toshio Ban’s The Osama Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime, and the first volume of Leiji Matsumoto’s Queen Emeraldas. I was also excited to see that my copy of Yona of the Dawn, Volume 1 by Mizuho Kusanagi showed up early  (its official release date was in August), and I ended up enjoying Haikyu!!, Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate even more than I thought I would. Netcomics’ two most recent releasesthe full-color His House by Hajin Yoo (the creator of Totally Captivated) and Intense by Kyungha Yiare some of the most beautifully designed and presented books that I’ve seen from the publisher. I’m also really looking forward to watching The Empire of Corpses, which is based on a novel by Project Ito and Toh Enjoe that hasn’t been translated into English. Considering that I love the work of both authors, I do hope that one day it will be, though!

Manga!
Ajin: Demi-Human, Volume 7 by Gamon Sakurai
The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Volume 5 by Kore Yamazaki
Dorohedoro, Volume 17-18 by Q Hayashida
Emma, Omnibus 4 by Kaoru Mori
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma, Volume 10-12 written by Yuto Tsukuda, illustrated by Shun Saeki
FukuFuku: Kitten Tales, Volume 1 by Kanata Konami
Gangsta, Volume 7 by Kohske
Haikyu!!, Volume 1 by Haruichi Furudate
Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Volumes 2-4 by Nami Sano
Horimiya, Volume 2 by Hero
Knights of Sidonia, Volume 15 by Tsutomu Nihei
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Volumes 2-3 by Izumi Tsubaki
My Love Story!!, Volumes 8-9 by Kazune Kawahara
My Neighbor Seki, Volumes 5-7 by Takuma Morishige
Mysterious Girlfriend X, Omnibus 1 by Riichi Ueshiba
Nichijou: My Ordinary Life, Volume 1 by Keiichi Arawi
Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi, Volume 3 by Nanao
One-Punch Man, Volumes 4-7 written by One, illustrated by Yusuke Murata
The Osama Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime by Toshio Ban
Ouran High School Host Club, Volume 17 by Bisco Hatori
Princess Jellyfish, Omnibus 2 by Akiko Higashimura
Prison School, Omnibus 4 by Akira Hiramoto
QQ Sweeper, Volumes 2-3 by Kyousuke Motomi
Queen Emeraldas, Volume 1 by Leiji Matsumoto
Sweetness & Lightning, Volume 1 by Gido Amagakure
Wandering Island, Volume 1 by Kenji Tsuruta
Yakitate!! Japan, Volumes 4-26 by Takashi Hashiguchi
Yona of the Dawn, Volume 1 by Mizuho Kusanagi

Manhwa!
His House, Volume 1 by Hajin Yoo
Intense, Volume 1 by Kyungha Yi

Comics!
Alphabet edited by Jon Macy and Tara Madison Avery
Cook Korean! by Robin Ha
Dirty Diamonds, Volumes 1-6 edited by Claire Folkman and Kelly Phillips
Fantasy Sports, Volume 2: The Bandit of Barbel Bay by Sam Bosma
Kamikaze, Volume 1: Run, Rabbit, Run by Alan Tupper, Carrie Tupper, and Havana Nguyen
The Meat Cake Bible by Dame Darcy
Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Southern Cross, Volume 1 by Becky Cloonan, Andy Belanger, and Lee Loughridge
Stand Still, Stay Silent, Volume 1 by Minna Sandberg
Summerland by Paloma Dawkins
We All Wish for Deadly Force by Leela Corman

Novels!
Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Volume 2: Ambition by Yoshiki Tanaka
The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Anime!
The Empire of Corpses directed by Ryoutarou Makihara


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