Manga Update

Weekly Manga Update #5

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For the second week of April, we’ve got a good line up of recent manga that have released, including a classic manga that’s been reformatted in a hard cover collector’s edition called Revolutionary Girl Utena. This should be on all shoujo reader’s lists of manga to read before they die. Other manga, including a sale, are listed below!

1. Debut of GTO Paradise Lost & Domestic Girlfriend

As part of the “first digital sale,” Kodansha presents two first volumes of digital copies of both GTO Paradise Lost and Domestic Girlfriend. This is particularly good for those who are ready for a new series but are hesitant to get one at regular price.

The description:

“Kodansha Comics announced today it is continuing to expand its growing list of well-received digital-first manga titles with the series debuts of GTO Paradise Lost, Toru Fujisawa’s sequel to his beloved manga classic Great Teacher Onizuka, and Domestic Girlfriend (Japanese title Domestic na kanojo), Kei Sasuga’s love-triangle romancer that’s a top requested title by Western fans—and a bestseller in Japan. Volume 1s of both titles go on sale today April 11 on all of Kodansha’s digital retail channels.”

The sale ends April 17th, so be sure to check out the sale before then!

 

2. SIMULPUB Alert!! Attack on Titan chapter #92 is available!

As if we weren’t already hyped up about all the excitement that’s surrounding the second season of Attack On Titan, those of us who have been following the manga as well were excited to find out that the 92nd volume of the beloved manga was released simultaneously!

Here’s the description but careful…SPOILER WARNING:

“Attack on Titan Chapter 92: A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but a few thousand humans. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren yearns to explore the world beyond Wall Maria. But what began as a childish dream will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction?”

 

3. Not Lives volume 5 is out!

Things are becoming more intense in the latest volume of the manga Not Lives! The fifth volume promises more action in the video game oriented story.

The description:

“Mikami Shigeru is a video game genius–he can play and conquer any game, and just as easily program his own. While planning his next project, Shigeru discovers a strange oddity among his stack of research materials–a game disc labelled NOT ALIVE. Absorbing into his body, the disc thrusts him into a strange parallel reality where he becomes the “Player” of a real life video game, one where he controls the mysterious and skilled Amamiya Kyouka as his new female avatar. With rules to learn, other players to combat, and an omniscient GM overseeing the process, will Shigeru’s gaming skills be enough to survive in this brave new digital world?”

There’s always room for more video game style stories!

 

4. Monster Hunter: Flash Hunter, Vol. 7 now available!

For those of you who may not know, the popular video game franchise Monster Hunter has a manga series to go with it and the 7th volume is out now! It adds more story and context the video game which is arguably more focused on taking down larger-than-life monsters.

The description reads:

“Keres takes on Muriel as his apprentice, and she has a lot to learn about being a Hunter. Beyond the practical skills of hunting, she also learns more about Keres’ background and her own inspiration for becoming a Hunter. Raiga continues pushing his limits, but will it cost him his friends? Time passes but the hunt goes on!”

 

5. Classic manga Revolutionary Girl Utena is out in collector’s hardback!

If you’re a shoujo fan, you have to make time to one day read the classic manga Revolutionary Girl Utena. The series helped to pave the way for many of the tropes that we hold dear to our hearts today!

If you don’t know what Revolutionary Girl Utena is about, read this:

“Once upon a time, a little girl was rescued by a prince. That girl then grows up to be strong and courageous as she awaits his return. To defend a friend’s honor, she challenges a brute to a duel and wins. She is entrusted with the SWORD OF DIOS and the Rose Bride, who is the key to finding her elusive prince. But this won’t end like a fairy tale. Because Utena has the power to REVOLUTIONIZE the world.”