Manga Monday – 1/14/2019

Blue Exorcist has had its latest english-language issue (#21) out for a while now. The anime and movie are also nothing new to fans of the series, having debuted in 2011 and 2012 respectively. However, for everyone, there is always a first time, and Blue Exorcist is no exception. If you have never heard of this series, it is excellent manga, definitely above average, and well worth the time to get acquainted with. The first volume is in our list this week. By contrast, Goblin Slayer also appears, but that one…man. I don’t know. Many items for every taste below. Take a look!

1.Corpse Princess, Vol. 20Corpse Princess, Vol. 20
by Yoshiichi Akahito
Kohaku is on the brink of salvation. Some light is shed on the circumstances surrounding Ouri's mysterious birth. Lives hang in the balance as the plot comes to a head.
2.Blue ExorcistBlue Exorcist
by Kazue Kato
Popular series. Rin Okumura tries to be normal but he knows he isn't. when the man who raised him accidentally reveals the secret, Rin rejects his origins and vows to fight against them. The series is up to twnety-one chapters, but see how it all began here with volume #1.
3.Hunter x HunterHunter x Hunter
by Yoshihiro Togashi
The cover art has really changed since volume 1 of this series. That should tell you the evolution of the story as well. Hisoka finally fights Chrollo, leader of the Phantom Troup, a battle that has been a long time brewing. Who comes out on top? Gotta read it.
4.That Time I got Reincarnated as a SlimeThat Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime
Really surprised at how engaging this story is. It is likely the quasi-medieval setting, leading to gripping visuals that enhance the unconventional story. In this outing, Phobio is licking his wounds after being pretty thoroughly beaten by Milim. His anger leaves him open to possession by a demon stronger than himself the legendary Charybdis. thus empowered he sets out to pay Rimuru and Tempest a visit. Battle coming.
5.Haikyu!!, Vol. 30Haikyu!!, Vol. 30
by Haruichi Furudate
Sports Manga. This volume continues the game between Inarizaki and Karasuno. The Miya twins and Inarizaki get ahead of the competition with on-the-fly plays and by employing Freak Quick. They prove themselves to be top contenders in the tournament.
6.Guncats Vol. 1Guncats Vol. 1
by Samantha Wallschlaeger
Cass and Iola are a pair of rookie bounty hunters trying to strike it big on the wildest edge of the galaxy. Squeaking by on luck, tenacity, and a heavy dose of foolhardiness, they’ve begun to make a name for themselves in the hunting circuit. But when they accept a job from a wealthy exotic pet dealer, they stumble into a fight they weren’t prepared for--and become the newest target.
7.How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom: Volume 1How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom: Volume 1
by Dojyomaru
Kazuya Souma found himself summoned to another world, forced to be it's ruler, and shockingly betorthed to the old king's daughter. In desperation, he calls the wise and gifted to stand by his side, but what should be a royal fiantasy is turning into an administrative nightmare. What's a hero to do?
8.Goblin Slayer, Chapter 30Goblin Slayer, Chapter 30
by Kumo Kagyu, Others
Still trying to figure this manga out. The synopsis says "The harvest festival approaches, but Goblin Slayer is off doing what he does best." Then I read it and am still a bit perplexed. Interesting nonetheless.
9.Goblin Slayer, Chapter 31Goblin Slayer, Chapter 31
by Kumo Kagyu, Others
Hoped this next chapter would help, but no. Basically this guy kills goblins, but why? She's a priestess who kind of likes him, but what kind of quest are they on? The synopsis says "With the festival on the horizon, amorous thoughts are in the air." K. At any rate, this series is reviewed well, priced well, drawn well, and tends to be diverting. Coherence may be overrated.
by Alex Woolfson
Deacon, a prototype android soldier, was ordered by his corporate masters to eliminate a team of scientists who knew too much and he has failed spectacularly. Not only did he let one of his targets live -- 19-year-old human outcast, Jeff Linnell -- he attacked the team sent to retrieve him. Now the Corporation demands answers and they have employed the brilliant and ruthless robopsychologist Clarice Maven to get them.

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