New in Shonen Jump – Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo

Spy x Family manga cover Spy x Family
By: Tatsuyo Endo
Illustrator: Tatsuyo Endo (Illustrator); Rina Mapa (Letterer)
Translator: Casey Loe
Release Date: September 22, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media
Series: Spy x Family
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Newcomer to Shonen Jump, Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo is an absolutely fabulous manga focused on espionage and growing, but false, family. It’s humorous. It has fight scenes. It has heartwarming moments. It has everything. New chapters can be read for free on the Shonen Jump website and app, or the Manga+ app. The entirety of the manga can be read for $2 per month on the Shonen Jump website.

#MangaMonday Review – Beastars, Vol. 1 by Paru Itagaki

Beastars Vol 1 by Paru Itagaki Beastars, Vol. 1
By: Paru Itagaki
Illustrator: Paru Itagaki (Illustrator); Susan Daigle-Leach (Touch-Up Art & Lettering)
Translator: Tomoko Kimura (Tanslator); Annette Roman (Adaptation)
Release Date: July 19, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: Beastars #1
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Beastars is getting an anime adaptation set to release this Autumn, on October 10, 2019. This is the manga which began the series and who’s adaptation will be shortly airing. Currently there are two volumes in print with a third set to release on November 19, 2019. Beastars, Vol. 1 is written and illustrated by Paru Itagaki. She is the daughter of Keisuke Itagaki, known for the manga and anime series Baki the Grappler.

#Throwback Thursday Review – Genkaku Picasso, Vol. 1 by Usumaru Furuya

Genkaku Picasso, Vol. 1
By: Usumaru Furuya
Illustrator: Usumaru Furuya
Release Date: November 2, 2010
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
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An interesting manga with amazing artwork, Genkaku Picasso, Vol. 1 by Usumaru Furuya will defy whatever expectations you might have for it. This can be both good and bad. While having an interesting premise, certain aspects fall a bit short in execution. It is currently available to read in full on the Shonen Jump website for a two dollar a month subscription.

#MangaMonday – The Wize Wize Beasts of Wizardly Wizdoms by Nagabe

The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms by Nagabe The Wize Wize Beasts of Wizardly Wizdoms
By: Nagabe
Illustrator: Nagabe; Karis Page (Lettering and Layout)
Translator: Adrienne Beck
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Seven Seas
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Several chapter-long stories set in a wizarding school make up the new single volume manga The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms by Nagabe, mangaka of the series The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run.

#MangaMonday – The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 1 by Kousuke Oono

The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 1
By: Kousuke Oono
Illustrator: Kousuke Oono
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: The Way of the Houshusband #1
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Slice of life manga The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 1 by Kousuke Oono is sure to bring a smile to many faces. This is the story of Tatsu, a former yakuza known as “the Immortal Dragon.” But those days are long gone. Now, he’s married to a career woman and is a househusband.

#MangaMonday Review – Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 1 by Sorata Akiduki

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 1 Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 1
By: Sorata Akiduki
Illustrator: Sorata Akiduki (Illustrator); Brandon Bovia (Touch-Up art & Lettering)
Translator: Caleb Cook
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Viz Media LLC
Series: Snow White with the Red Hair
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 1 by Sorata Akiduki is a fantasy manga that inspired a two season anime adaptation of the same name. This is the mangaka’s first series, her other work being the series Manual to Teenage Life.

#MangaMonday Review – Go with the Clouds, North by Northwest, Vol. 1 by Aki Irie.

Book cover of Go with the Clouds, North by Northwest by Aki Irie. Go with the Clouds, North by Northwest, Vol. 1
By: Aki Irie
Illustrator: Aki Irie
Translator: David Musto
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Publisher: Vertical Comics
Series: Go with the Clouds, North by Northwest #1
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Combining mystery with magical realism, Go with the Clouds, North by Northwest, Vol. 1 is the latest manga by Aki Irie whose other works include manga series Ran and the Gray World and Ultramarine Schooldays. This series follows a seventeen-year-old main character Kei Miyama, a half-Japanese boy living with his French grandfather in Iceland.

#MangaMonday Review – My Hero Academia, Vol. 20 by Kohei Horikoshi

Front cover of manga My Hero Academia Vol. 20 by Kohei Horikoshi My Hero Academia, Vol. 20
By: Kohei Horikoshi
Illustrator: Kohei Horikoshi
Translator: Caleb Cook
Release Date: August 6, 2019
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: My Hero Academia #20
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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My Hero Academia, Vol. 20 by Kohei Horikoshi combines the ending of an action-packed fight and the fun and chaos of a school festival. This volume wraps up the school festival arc, leaving the next volume to begin an entirely new story arc.

#MangaMonday – ne0;lation by Mizuki Yoda and Tomohide Hirao

Front cover of manga ne0;lation Vol 1 ne0;lation
By: Tomohide Hirao
Illustrator: Mizuki Yoda
Translator: Christine Dashiell
Release Date: Dec 10, 2018 to Apr 27, 2019
Publisher: Shonen Jump
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Many manga come and go from the pages of Shonen Jump magazine. Some have decades long runs and become foundation works within the genre. Others find themselves canceled rather unceremoniously. At only 19 chapters, ne0;lation written by Tomohide Hirao and art by Mizuki Yoda is a manga that, I believe, was canceled too soon. What few reviews I’ve found on this newer addition to Shonen Jump rate it rather mediocrely – a manga that wasn’t terrible but didn’t keep their attention either.

#MangaMonday Review – My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 4 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 4
By: Hideyuki Furuhashi
Illustrator: Betten Court
Translator: Caleb Cook
Release Date:
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: My Hero Academia: Vigilantes #4
Received From: Publisher
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The adventure continues in My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 4 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court. This is the fourth volume in a series following several vigilante heroes set several years before the main series takes place. Wonderful new characters and old favorites grace the pages in this action packed, suspenseful manga.