First, TokyoPop announced they'd be bringing ARIA: The Masterpiece over to our shores. If you're unfamiliar, it's essentially a collector's edition with a bigger format, better covers/binding, some new artwork, and improved paper quality. The first one comes out in February, and we've finally got a chance to actually see all of the ARIA manga released over here officially.
Then a new volume, #9, of "Sunshine" Sketch came out a few weeks ago, after nearly three years of waiting.
Now a new volume of Yotsuba!! is coming out on November 13th, after two-and-a-half years of waiting.
And they've just announced that Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka is going to be an anime, premiering in January.
...and there's a darn good chance that's gonna be a possible writeup candidate, too!
Really, this is the best of all possible worlds! what a great time to be alive!
We seem to have a theme of the dead rising up from the grave (Okay, technically TokyoPop was never formally 'dead' but merely moribund moving into occasional moments of liveliness.), though the prospect of Stu Levy reentering the industry has not exactly been joyfully received by many people.
Posted by: cxt217 at October 23, 2018 05:42 PM (LMsTt)
Hmmmm. Magical Girl, yes. Dark and bloody violence, maybe not so much.
I'm torn. Might give it a whirl, though, especially if that season is as parched a desert as this one is so far...
Posted by: GreyDuck at October 23, 2018 08:59 PM (rKFiU)
More Hidamari Sketch? (I've never read the manga, but will.) More Yotsuba?
This is indeed a great time to be alive.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 23, 2018 09:40 PM (2yngH)
Pixy, this new volume of HidaSketch is the first one to come after the graduation... meaning it's completely unanimated. I've had it for two or three weeks, yet I still haven't had a chance to read it!
Posted by: Wonderduck at October 24, 2018 02:10 AM (9gv+L)