Bookshelf Overload: July 2017

I ended up picking up a few more things than I had initially planned to in July (including more anime series than usual). Partly to blame was the huge month-long anniversary sale at RightStuf. Granted, some of the items that I ordered during the sale didn’t arrive until August, so they won’t be found in the list below. Also not represented (although perhaps they should be) are the books that I bought as replacements for some of the materials that I already owned but lost to water damage from a radiator leak last month. But as for the manga to arrive in July that do appear on the list below that I was especially happy to see, there was Kentaro Miura’s Berserk, Volume 38 (the previous volume was published in 2013), Shigeru Mizuki’s Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War (technically released in June), and Izumi Tsubaki’s Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Volume 8 (which continues to be a delight). I also finally got around to picking up Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki’s Oishinbo, A la Carte: Izakaya: Pub Food, the final volume of the series to be published in English. July had a fair number of interesting debuts in store for me, too, including Gou Tanabe’s H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories (a nice addition to the horror manga available in translation), Yuki Fumino’s I Hear the Sunspot (a truly lovely manga), and Haruko Ichikawa’s Land of the Lustrous, Volume 1 (which, if nothing else, has stunning artwork).

Manga!
The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Volume 7 by Kore Yamazaki
Berserk, Volume 38 by Kentaro Miura
Blame!, Omnibus 2 by Tsutomu Nihei
Bungo Stray Dogs, Volume 3 by Kafka Asagiri
Don’t Be Cruel: Plus+, Volume 1 by Yonezou Nekota
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma, Volume 18 written by Yuto Tsukuda, illustrated by Shun Saeki
Fruits Basket, Omnibus 2 by Natsuki Takaya
Hana & Hina After School, Volume 2 by Milk Morinaga
H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories by Gou Tanabe
I Hear the Sunspot by Yuki Fumino
Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War by Shigeru Mizuki
Land of the Lustrous, Volume 1 by Haruko Ichikawa
The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Omnibuses 3-5 by Akira Himekawa
Love Com, Volumes 5-13 by Aya Nakahara
Million Tears, Volume 1 by Yuana Kazumi
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Volume 8 by Izumi Tsubaki
Oishinbo, A la Carte: Izakaya: Pub Food written by Tetsu Kariya, illustrated by Akira Hanasaki
Princess Jellyfish, Omnibus 5 by Akiko Higashimura
Samurai Crusader, Volumes 1-3 written by Hiroi Oji, illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami
Twinkle Stars, Omnibus 3 by Natsuki Takaya
Your Name, Volume 1 written by Makoto Shinkai, illustrated by Ranmaru Kotone

Comics!
The Backstagers, Volume 1 written by James Tynion IV, illustrated by Rian Sygh
Blood Brothers: Hermanos de Sangre written by Fabian Rangel Jr., illustrated by Javier Martin Caba
Electric Ant, Issue 1: Your First Kiss edited by Ryan Sands
For When You Can’t Sleep at Night by Skye Ali
Husband & Husband, Volume 1 by Aaron Ferrara
Living Space by Elise Schuenke
Loved & Lost written by Tyler Chin-Tanner
Ravina the Witch? by Junko Mizuno
Rutabaga the Adventure Chef, Book 2: Feasts of Fury by Eric Colossal
Stages of Rot by Linnea Sterte

Novels!
Gosick, Volumes 1-2 by Kazuki Sakuraba
Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Volume 4: Strategem by Yoshiki Tanaka
Your Name by Makoto Shinkai

Anime!
Captain Harlock Space Pirate: The Complete Series directed by Rintaro
Death Parade: The Complete Series directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa
Gangsta: The Complete Series directed by Shukō Murase
Gosick: The Complete Series, Part 1 directed by Hitoshi Nanba
The Story of Saiunkoku: Season 1, Parts 1-3 directed by Jun Shishido
Space Dandy, Seasons 1-2  directed by Shinichirō Watanabe
Yona of the Dawn, Parts 1-2 directed by Kazuhiro Yoneda


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