What manga are you reading now?

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
Goodbye Otherworld, See You Tomorrow volume 1 (LN)
Dahila in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start with Magical Tools volume 2 (LN)
Dragon Daddy Diaries: A Girl Grows to Greatness volume 2 (LN)
Stories from the Shopping District (complete)
Just Love, the Monster (complete)
Kakafukaka volume 5

Bootsleg volume 1 (JP) - The author was talking about how this is getting an English release in January, so soon everyone can enjoy it after many years of going unlicensed beyond Kodansha putting out Chapter 1 at some point. I imagine it'll be a digital only Kodansha release though since January is a bit too swift of a turnaround for print when it's so far unannounced by the publisher!

Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition volume 13
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 17
 

Sarah

Staff
AUKN Staff
Bad Boys, Happy Home Vols 1 & 2 SuBLime SHOOWA (story) Hiromasa Okujima (art) I love SHOOWA's work as a mangaka (mostly unavailable in English, sadly, except for a few on Renta) and I kind-of wish they had done the art for this one as well. Nevertheless...
Jealousy Vol. 4 SuBLime Scarlet Beriko
Black and White Vol.1 SuBLime by Sachimo (as I've said before, at last we have Sachimo in a licensed English edition!!).
Boy Meets Maria from Seven Seas by PEYO (I have thoughts on this - a debut in English translation for this talented mangaka who sadly died aged only 23 in 2020).

All in print!
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
Classroom of the Elite volume 5 (LN)
Kakafukaka volume 6
Snow White with the Red Hair volume 15
Neru: Way of the Martial Artist (complete, WSJ)
Eromanga Sensei volume 7 (JP)
Rent-A-Girlfriend volume 9
Fullmetal Alchemist Full Metal Edition volume 14
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
Holmes of Kyoto volume 7 (LN)
Mr. Bride volume 4
Anyway, I'm Falling in Love With You volume 1 (dropped) - Rare for me to drop a manga only a volume in, but I just couldn't get on with this one. There are two many characters that aren't fleshed out enough in this vol and the love interest is quite pushy about his advances on the protagonist. It was fine and cute, but at the end of the day, I read way better shoujo series so there's no point in investing time and money into series I don't like.
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
Der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight volume 13 (LN)
The Emperor's Lady-in-Waiting is Wanted as a Bride volume 3 (LN)
Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles volume 17 (LN)
If the RPG World Had Social Media (LN, complete)
A Kiss, For Real volume 3
Cooking with Wild Game volume 15 (LN)
 

D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san vol 4 (complete)
I found this a bit too wordy, especially the last volume where Honda-san had left the bookstore and was just the author doing interviews with various people about the industry instead of funny anecdotes about their time in the bookstore.
The first 3 volumes did have some funny moments, but they had all been adapted for the anime, so I knew them.
Probably another case of getting animated improving it. I was a little confused though as when on occasion the author spoke in the third person the text said 'she' and not 'he' as the VA that played them was male. Hard to tell from the picture on MAL as they have a skull mask on and is only of the head. Could be a translation error, maybe, there was one anecdote about closing the store and when everyone was arriving for the late shift they all said "good morning"?
6/10
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt (Hey, How About Treason?) volume 5 (LN)
Mapping: The Trash-Tier Skill That Got Me Into a Top-Tier Party volume 8 (LN, Complete) - A pretty satisfying ending for what it was despite the fact it clearly wasn't supposed to be the end.
Welcome to Japan, Ms. Elf volume 7 (LN)
Koi ni Mudaguchi volume 6 (JP)
Wake up, Sleeping Beauty volume 2/
 

Sarah

Staff
AUKN Staff
@D1tchd1gger: I have to agree with you about the 4th volume of Honda-San - to me it felt as if they didn't really have enough material for another volume and were really eking stuff out (slightly desperately). I'd really like to see this mangaka do something else though (I see that she's currently doing an intriguing series...)
 

D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze
@D1tchd1gger: I have to agree with you about the 4th volume of Honda-San - to me it felt as if they didn't really have enough material for another volume and were really eking stuff out (slightly desperately). I'd really like to see this mangaka do something else though (I see that she's currently doing an intriguing series...)
There's a mention at the end of volume 3 that they'd left somewhere around the penultimate chapter, of that volume, but they got the anime adaptation so their editor told them to keep going.
 

Sarah

Staff
AUKN Staff
There's a mention at the end of volume 3 that they'd left somewhere around the penultimate chapter, of that volume, but they got the anime adaptation so their editor told them to keep going.
Ah - I'd forgotten. That explains a lot - yet another case of the writer having the 'right' instinct but the editor pushing them to do something else. 😅
 

D1tchd1gger

Flame Haze
School Zone Girls vol 1
A quirky yuri comedy about 2 second year high school girls who have been friends since middle school and may have feelings one another. One's beautiful, but a total airhead and the other is more serious, but still has her moments. There's about 6 other girls in the support cast that all have pretty different personalities.
It's quite funny in places, so I will definitely continue.
 

Demelza

Adventuring Alchemist
AUKN Staff
Soul Eater Perfect Edition volume 2
Ascendance of a Bookworm volume 16 (LN)
When Pink Rain Falls (complete)
Full Clearing Another World Under a Goddess with Zero Beliverers volume 1
 
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