Manga Roundup

Here’s this week’s roundup of deals in Manga and comics from Amazon, Google Play, Royal Road, and Rakuten. Some familiar gems as well as welcome surprises. Enjoy!

1.Hellprinces (Salvos: A Monster Evolution LitRPG)Salvos: Hellprinces
by MelasDelta
LitRPG. Really impressed with the writers on Royal Road lately. This story chronicles the life of a newborn Infant Demon who leaves the Netherworld for the unfamiliar blue-sky world of Humans and Monsters. Worth a look and donation.
2.Berserk Vol. 41
Berserk: Vol. 41
by Kentaro Miura
Fantasy. Last volume in Miura's epic saga of Guts, the Black Swordsman. Google has dropped the price of all volumes in the series to just $4.99 apiece. The characters are deep, the adventure heart pumping, and the storylines engrossing. Read this one volume or start buying to binge them all. It's creator is sadly gone, but his great series remains. Check it out.
Google Play Books
3.Amelia: The Level Zero Hero
Amelia: The Level Zero Hero
by MelasDelta
LitRPG. Another from the author of Salvos: Hellprinces. At first glance, it seemed like another by-the-numbers real person lost in a fantasy world story. But the main character has grit, side-characters have humor, and the world-building around them all was engaging. Give it a try.
4.Archie Jumbo Comics Digest No. 336Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #336
by Archie Superstars
Comics. This is just straight-up, old-fashioned comics reading wrapped in brand new, Archie's themed paper. The gang makes a New Year’s resolution to not to lie or exaggerate. To oversee this, Veronica’s cousin Marcy is the proctor. After a week, the team that has lied the least wins. Hilarity ensues. If you want a fun, mindless change of pace from gritty warrior gods, this one's for you.
Amazon Books
5.The Hunter's Guild Vol. 1
The Hunter's Guild, Vol. 1
by Yuki Kawagichi
Fantasy. Velou who wants nothing more than to protect his beloved neighbors from the werewolf terrorizing the town. But even the town’s mayor—its most skilled huntsman—is unable to handle the situation on his own anymore. In a desperate attempt to save his people, the mayor hires the Hunters Guild to exterminate the werewolf--and, to the disappointment of everyone, little girl in a red hood named Grimm. Adventure abounds.
Rakuten Kobo Books
8,Jujutsu Kaisen: Summer of Ashes, Autumn of DustJujutsu Kaisen: Summer of Ashes, Autumn of Dust
by Ballad Kitaguni
SciFi. Cursed spirits have struck the opening blow at Satozakura High School in an unfolding conflict against the jujutsu sorcerers. But while this epic and unyielding battle intensifies, the heroes of Jujutsu Kaisen have other mysteries to solve…such as why Yuji and Megumi see Gojo at a maid café, whether Nanami can uncover the secret behind a website that claims to sell dolls that resurrect the dead, and what happens when a blind old man is able to see the scheming Mahito.
Rakuten Kobo Books
9.The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 6The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 6
by TCassandra Clare, Cassandra Jean
Fantasy. The Sixth installment of the graphic novel adaptation of Cass andra Clare’s bestselling The Mortal Instruments. With the Mortal Instruments in his possession, Valentine means to unleash havoc on Shadowhunter and Downworlder alike. Despite this, for many in the Clave, fighting alongside werewolves, faeries, warlocks, and vampires would be as terrible as submitting to Valentine. Clary must convince them that working together–aided by her new rune-creation ability–is their only hope for a future.
Rakuten Kobo Books
10.Heterogenia Linguistico, Vol. 4Heterogenia Linguistico, Vol. 4
by Salt Seno
Fantasy. Surprised to find a linguistics-based manga! Which underscores what I love about this genre in that it freely explores situations outside expected themes--cooking shows, personas, freaking linguistics!! Anyway, synopsis: Treacherous roads force Hakaba and his party to wait out the winter in the mountain village. The extra time affords Hakaba the opportunity to puzzle out the lamias’ rhythmic tap language as well as decipher the meaning of the professor’s recently uncovered papers. Though only a few scraps could be recovered, the professor’s sense of foreboding and urgency are apparent. If humans cannot understand the Netherworld, the threat against his loved ones may become dire, instilling a fear that hits Hakaba closer to home more than ever before.
Rakuten Kobo Books

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