Welcome to the late Quick Picks! Normally, I post this at Anime Vice, but the site has been lagging. I posted here, so I transfer it easily. This blog is to promote the manga industry by getting you guys and gals to support the official release.
I'm not familiar with any of these manga series this week. Going off synopsis and covers, I say UQ Holder and March Story appeals to me because of promises of getting into some fantasy action. Upon seeing Genshiken Season 2 manga, it's rare to see some college slice of life manga series. In the anime and manga industry, there are tons of series set in high school. It's great to see some series set in college. Finally, Mayo Chiki doesn't seem like my cup of tea. The cover features a really young girl. Heh, I don't think I'm into that.
All comments are welcome. I would love your two cents on these series. Thank you.
Sources: All plot summaries and data are from ANN's Manga Releases page. Thanks to PikaHyper for uploading the English covers. He's a cool wiki editor who contributes a ton in Comic Vine, but he also helped us Anime Vice folks back then.
|UQ Holder Vol. 1|
|Dance in the Vampire Bund: The Memories of Sledgehammer Vol. 2|
Dance in the Vampire Bund: The Memories of Sledge Hammer is a three-volume interlude between Dance in the Vampire Bund's first fourteen volume story arc and the upcoming second part of the series, which will launch in 2014. The Memories of Sledge Hammer delves into the past to look at the doomed love affair of one of the Vampire Bund's most deadly operatives.Three months have passed since Princess Mina, queen of all vampires, has recaptured the Bund. The damage inflicted to vampire/human relations runs deep, but a peaceful postwar restoration is now underway.Yet appearances can be deceiving. Somebody is trying to kill government liaison Reiko Gotoh, but her lycanthrope bodyguard, Seiji Hama, is nowhere to be found. The mystery of Hama's whereabouts can only be solved by examining the past, when the ill-fated couple first met. The past may be the key to saving Gotoh in the present-and to the future of the Vampire Bund itself!
|Genshiken: Second Season Vol. 4|
|March Story Vol. 5|
|Mayo Chiki! Vol. 5|