Here are nineteen new serials that are going to pop out of April. One of them is a re-print of an older title, but the whole entire thing is getting the re-print, so I included it here for fun. If it says “novel” followed by the title, then those are light novel releases. The others are all manga, or Japanese comics editions.
Once upon a time… a nonbinary human visited their local PetsMart to pick up some kitty toys for their bunch of furry hooligans. When they arrived, they noticed a group of people around the adoption corner of the shop.
Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples is a romance space opera graphic novel series that follows two awesome folx named Marko and Alana, people on opposite sides of a brutal war between a planet and a moon, who fell in love and were branded as treasonous traitors to their people. Now they’re on the run and about to start a family that will bridge their two communities, while avoiding authorities, bounty hunters, and everyone else who wants to cash in
Deadpool Samurai Volume 1 follows my favourite Merc with the Mouth as he drops into Tokyo with a magnificently foul-mouthed bang, breaking all the walls in existence, after Iron Man invites the merc to join the Avenger’s Japan-centred group, Samurai Squad. With a free trip to Tokyo and all the extra cash, DP decides to give it a shot. After all, Japan’s one of the safest countries in the world, what could possibly go wrong?
A few days ago, I provided a rather emotionally intense life update shindig. I mentioned how I was struggling to find my way out of the darkness again, even so, I was determined to do it. Well, I’m here to say that patience and holding on to faith (even when I didn’t want to) has definitely started to make an impact. So, for today’s Self-Care Sunday post, I want to chat about the importance of starting off one’s week with positive spirit!
A dark fantasy shonen series. Episodes one and two cover the invasion of giant humanoid creatures called titans as they break through a colossal wall to destroy and devour the people of Shiganshina, which occurs after many, many decades of peace and prosperity.
This is a brief intro for the upcoming mutterings. I wanted to give a head’s up post for anyone who is out there that may not want to spoil themselves on Attack on Titan. I know quite a few folx who are eagerly anticipating a magnificent binge-watching session once all the episodes have been released, and I totally respect that.
Prodigal Son is a 2019 crime, procedural television series that has two seasons. It follows a profiler named Malcom Bright, who discovered his father was a serial killer when he was a young boy; a revelation that has haunted him terribly ever since. As Bright tries to make his way in the world of career crime-fighting, he realises that there are certain insights that only a man like his father can provide
Arisa by Natsume Andō is a shōjo, mystery manga series about twin sisters who were separated when their parents divorced. One day, the girls plan on meeting secretly as a way of reconnecting. They end up swapping places for the day and the unpopular, tomboy twin gets a taste of her sister’s perfect high school life. When she comes home to tell her sis how lucky she is, Tomboy Twin ends up watching as her Perfect Twin out of a window-
Of course, lengthy, draining weeks demand self-care on the weekends! Since this shall be my last couple days of freedom before a new work project begins and monopolises my time and brain juice, I want to spend it all in Potato Mode. Spooky books and spooky films and spooky Shinobi stalking my kitchen in the middle of the night, convincing me that I’m about to be murdered by some creepy arse clown from outer space
The Lords of the Sands of Time by Issui Ogawa is a Japanese science-fiction novel about a cyborg named Messenger Orville who was created in the 26th century so he could be sent back into multiple points in human history, with other cyborg mates, to save humanity from going extinct via an alien invasion.
Sometimes when life becomes overwhelming, I like to take comfort in watching horror shows and movies, as well as my favourite feel-good titles, which is precisely what my humble anime watching wrap-up for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 entails. While I was not able to see as many serials as I would have liked, what I did indulge in helped me to make it through these tough seasons and for me that means it was a fantastic couple of seasons of watching the things.
Everyone’s Getting Married (突然ですが、明日結婚します) is a josei, drama romance manga series about a successful and devoted career woman named Asuka Takanashi who has the traditional and old-fashioned dream of becoming a super supportive housewife. But when her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her to pursue other interests, her plans get quite the set-back.
January and February were all about streaming and watching comfort films for me. Emotionally and mentally I was completely tapped out, particularly with respect to dealing with some tough friendship tribulations. Reading and watching anime were out of the question for me because I just didn’t have the capacity to focus on those two favourites. But you know, that streaming stuff was a welcome reprieve in the midst of the chaos otherwise.