Manga Monday – 12/24/2018

The latest One-Punch Man and lots of great first in series volumes in this week’s list, all for $8 or less. Dive in and enjoy!

1.Ultraman: Vol. 1Ultraman, Vol.1
by Shimoguchi Eiich
Nostalgia. Throw-back pick. Ultraman was a popular live-action show in the previous century, but it lacked gravitas. The manga appears to remedy that. First int he series and worth a shot.
Amazon Books
2.One-Punch Man Vol. 14
One-Punch Man: Vol. 14
by ONE
More! Saitama gains more respect as the series continues, finally battling Garo, the human monster from Vol 9. Nice mix of humor and action.
Google Play Books
3.Dorohedoro Vol. 1
Dorohedoro, Vol. 1
by Q Hayashida
Gritty. Five-star pick. Strong characters, unique setting, clever dialogue. First in a series whose volumes are all four stars or better. Good read.
Amazon Books
4.Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol. 1Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Vol. 1
by Hiroshi Shiibashi
Fantasy. Standard fantasy set in feudal Japan, but with some humor to help it rise above the ordinary.
Rakuten Kobo Books
5.Black Bird Vol. 1
Black Bird, Vol. 1
by Kanoko Sakurakouji
Horror. Yet another demon-based manga. These seem to proliferate on Kobo. I provide it as it matches the price point and has some intrigue, but wow, Kobo. Explore more genres!
Rakuten Kobo Books
6.That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 1That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime: Vol.1
by Kodansha Comics
Freaky. So the guy died and woke up a slime demon. Is it a metaphor? Or just standard manga? You decide. First of 8 in the series. Fun read.
Google Play Books
7.BLAME! Vol. 1BLAME! Vol. 1
by Yoshihiro Togashi
Future World. Big format version of what many consider to be a classic manga.
Amazon Books
8,Welcome to the N.H.K. Vol. 1Welcome to the N.H.K, Vol. 1
by Tatsuhiko Takimoto
Racy. Story of a guy who samples the counter-culture only to find a conspiracy. Reasonably priced, but adult themed.
Rakuten Kobo Books
by Tsutomu Nihei
Fresh. It's great to find a new book with a fresh concept just starting out. Intriguing storyline makes you crave more.
Google Play Books
10.Hunter x Hunter Vol. 1Hunter x Hunter, Vol. 1: The Day of Departure
by Yoshihiro Togashi
Fun Adventure. Lighter than the rest of the picks in this week's list. Fast-paced story will make you buy the next volume when you get to the end.
Amazon Books

*Found a good manga for $8 or less that you’d like to share? Leave it in the comments or send us a note. We’re always on the look out for suggestions for this list. Thanks!

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