Looks like there is a lot to pick up this week along with some big names. Since Kyokou Suiri is broadcasting this Winter, you may want to pick that up. Also, Grand Blue is hilarious. If you are looking for a good laugh, you may consider the series. The rest is as follow:
1. Koi to Uso Vol. 8
Title (ENG): Love & Lies
Synopsis: Yukari is dull. He doesn’t even stand out enough to be bullied – he’s just a generally lower-middle-class kid. He’s in love with Misaki, the most popular girl in school. There’s just one problem: He’s 15, one year away from receiving his government-assigned marriage partner. He normally wouldn’t have the courage to defy the law, but his sickly classmate Ririna still believes in love, and won’t stop goading him into confessing his feelings!
Link: Koi to Uso Vol. 8
2. Grand Blue Vol. 8
Title (ENG): Grand Blue Dreaming
Synopsis: Summer break is right around the corner, but first, the college club must overcome the frenzy of lectures, reports, and labs. School is a place of study, after all. But if you thought the teachers at Izu U would be normal, then you’ve got another thing coming! It’s a treacher- ous death match against Iori’s associate professor, and both pride and academic credits are on the line…
Link: Grand Blue Vol. 8
3. Kyokou Suiri Vol. 10
by (Story) Kyou Shirodaira and (Art) Chashiba Katase
Title (ENG): In/Spectre
Synopsis: It’s been nearly a year, and Kotoko has yet to find Rikka Sakuragawa. Little does she know that Rikka has recently moved into a nice little apartment that came at a very affordable price…because it’s thought to be cursed! What is causing the series of suicides in her new home? And can Kotoko catch her before she goes on the run again?
Link: Kyokou Suiri Vol. 10
4. City Vol. 6
by Keiichi Arawi
Title (ENG): CITY
Synopsis: Nagumo is in a bit of a bind. She’s a college student, and like many people in her situation, is struggling with money. She is in debt and her landlord is trying to shake her down for rent. Asking her friends no longer works! They know her deal and they do not have the cash to prop her up, even temporarily.
So what is she supposed to do under these circumstances? Well maybe bullying would help. Maybe petty theft? Neither one is realistic. Maybe getting a job would settle things… But that means working and not having fun in the big city. That also means not spending all your earnings before paying your rent.
Life in the city is an adventure. Thankfully its a fruitful and entertaining one at that!
Link: City Vol. 6
5. Short Cake Cake Vol. 6
by Suu Morishita
Title (ENG): Shortcake Cake
Synopsis: An unflappable girl and a cast of lovable male roommates at a boardinghouse create bonds of friendship and romance.
When Ten moves out of her parents’ home in the mountains to live in a boardinghouse, she finds herself becoming fast friends with her male roommates. But can love and romance be far behind?
Ten is taken aback by Chiaki’s unexpected kiss. He confesses his feelings for her, well aware of how she feels about Riku. How will Ten respond?
Link: Short Cake Cake Vol. 6
6. Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol. 9
by Koyoharu Gotouge
Title (ENG): Demon Slayer
Synopsis: Tanjiro sets out on the path of the Demon Slayer to save his sister and avenge his family!
In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life.
Tanjiro and his friends accompany the Hashira Tengen Uzui to an entertainment district where Tengen’s female ninja agents were gathering information on a demon before they suddenly disappeared. In order to investigate, Tanjiro and the others disguise themselves as women to sneak in! As they close in on their target, the demon reaches out for the courtesans of the district!
Link: Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol. 9
7. Hirunaka no Ryuusei Vol. 3
by Mika Yamamori
Title (ENG): The Daytime Shooting Star
Synopsis: Clueless country girl Suzume moves to Tokyo and finds her heart caught between two men!
After arriving in Tokyo to live with her uncle, Suzume collapses in a nearby park when she recallsm once seeing a shooting star during the day. A handsome stranger brings her to her new home and tells her they’ll meet again. Suzume starts her first day at her new high school sitting next to a boy who blushes furiously at her touch. And her homeroom teacher is none other than the handsome stranger!
Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. In an unguarded moment while her teacher, Mr. Shishio, naps in the infirmary, Suzume voices her feelings. But h’s not asleep?! Suzume’s classmate Mamura soon realizes how she feels about their teacher, and with Mr. Shishio’s ex-girlfriend back in the picture, things become even more complicated.
Link: Hirunaka no Ryuusei Vol. 3
8. BORUTO-NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS- Vol. 7
by (Story) Ukyou Kodachi and (Art) Mikio Ikemoto
Title (ENG): Boruto: Naruto Next Generation
Synopsis: The ninja adventures continue with Naruto’s son, Boruto!
Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in his village, and now his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story… A new generation of ninja is ready to take the stage, led by Naruto’s own son, Boruto!
Boruto meets a mysterious boy named Kawaki who has the same Karma mark. Who is this boy and what is the true nature of the cursed power that Boruto has been given? And when Kara members show up to take back Kawaki, will Boruto and his allies flee or fight?!
Link: BORUTO-NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS- Vol. 7
9. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol. 4
by Sorata Akizuki
Title (ENG): Snow White with the Red Hair
Synopsis: A romantic retelling of a classic fairy tale about a beautiful herbalist and a lovestruck prince.
Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally bright-red hair, and the prince of Tanbarun wants her all to himself! Unwilling to become the prince’s possession, she seeks shelter in the woods of the neighboring kingdom, where she gains an unlikely ally—the prince of that kingdom! He rescues her from her plight, and thus begins the love story between a lovestruck prince and an unusual herbalist.
Shirayuki lays her life on the line to help Kihal and her bird, Popo, prove their worth to the kingdom—which leads Zen to kiss her for the very first time! Now she can’t get that kiss out of her head. Will she be able to keep her cool around the man she’s falling for?
Link: Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Vol. 4
10. Black Clover Vol. 18
by Yuuki Tabata
Title (ENG): Black Clover
Synopsis: As Magna and Vanessa struggle against Luck, Asta arrives to help out just in the nick of time. Can the three of them return their friend to his old self? Meanwhile, the Black Bulls base is completely destroyed! Good thing they have a member who excels at putting things back together.
Link: Black Clover Vol. 18
11. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen Vol. 11
by Aka AkasakaTitle (ENG): Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Synopsis: Can Miyuki and Kaguya help Yu escape the aggro of all his female classmates, let alone win the favor of the girl he’s crushing on? Then, it’s Miyuki who is teaching Chika a new skill for a change. Kaguya faces the temptations and pitfalls of her new smartphone and social media. Hayasaka takes on yet another secret identity. And the student council’s parents cross paths at school conferences where they must decide what colleges their children will apply to.
When you make plans, the gods laugh.
Link: Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen Vol. 11
12. Boku no Hero Academia Smash! Vol. 2
by Hirofumi Neda
Title (ENG): My Hero Academia Smash!
Synopsis: Hilarious hijinks featuring the characters and story lines of My Hero Academia!
The superpowered society of My Hero Academia takes a hilarious turn in this reimagining of the best-selling series! Join Midoriya, All Might and all the aspiring heroes of U.A. High, plus memorable villains, in an irreverent take on the main events of the series, complete with funny gags, ridiculous jokes and superpowered humor!
Yayyy! This volume of the My Hero Academia parody series covers the Sports Festival, internships and other fun stuff. The Sports Festival turns into a crazy baseball game, and then Izuku Midoriya, a formerly Quirkless boy and now the inheritor of the world’s greatest superpower, starts having some weird fantasies. Plus we all get turned into…babies? How could you not want to read about that?!
Link: Boku no Hero Academia Smash! Vol. 2
13. Haikyu!! Vol. 35
by Haruichi Furudate
Title (ENG): Haikyuu!!
Synopsis: Shoyo Hinata is out to prove that in volleyball you don’t need to be tall to fly!
Ever since he saw the legendary player known as “the Little Giant” compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?
Day 3 of the Spring Tournament gets off to a calamitous start when Karasuno makes a critical mistake and loses the first set to Nekoma! In the second set, Karasuno tenaciously attacks while Nekoma pushes through the long and grueling rallies. Karasuno manages to build a slight lead, but Kenma’s plan slowly takes effect, and Hinata finds that he’s constantly out of position to attack.
Link: Haikyu!! Vol. 35
14. Dr. Stone Vol. 8
by (Story) Riichiro Inagaki and (Art) Boichi
Title (ENG): Dr. Stone
Synopsis: Imagine waking to a world where every last human has been mysteriously turned to stone…
One fateful day, all of humanity turned to stone. Many millennia later, Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku! Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science!
In order to win the coming battle without shedding any blood, Senku and friends decide to infiltrate the Tsukasa Empire and install a secret hotline! But who will answer the first crucial phone call?! Meanwhile, the Kingdom of Science is hard at work on a steam engine for their motor vehicle! It’s time to bring the industrial revolution to the stone world!
Link: Dr. Stone Vol. 8
15. Fukumenkei Noise Vol. 17
by Ryoco Fukuyama
Title (ENG): Anonymous Noise
Synopsis: Music and longing collide in this ballad of unrequited love!
Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting! Luckily, Nino reunites with Momo and Yuzu in high school, but things haven’t played out the way anyone expected…
After completing the in-store performance that marks their final act as an active band, the members of In No Hurry go their separate ways, each seeking a path to better themselves. Meanwhile, Momo finally crafts a song that captures his long history with Nino, but can he find the courage to ask her to sing it?
Link: Fukumenkei Noise Vol. 17
16. Suijin no Hanayome Vol. 11
by Rei Touma
Title (ENG): The Water Dragons Bride
Synopsis: A modern-day girl gets whisked away to a strange land where she is sacrificed to a water dragon god!
In the blink of an eye, a modern-day girl named Asahi is whisked away from her warm and happy home and stranded in a strange and mysterious world where she meets a water dragon god!
Facing the gravity of his impending demise, the water dragon god vows that he will send Asahi back to her world before all his power disappears. As Asahi struggles to find a way to stay with him, she can’t deny that the day when they must part is coming. Is it truly the end for these two star-crossed lovers?
Link: Suijin no Hanayome Vol. 11
17. One Piece Vol. 92
by Eiichiro Oda
Title (ENG): ONE PIECE
Synopsis: Join Monkey D. Luffy and his swashbuckling crew in their search for the ultimate treasure, One Piece!
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber…at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years, later, Luffy sets off in search of the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…
The Straw Hats are just starting to get their bearings in the mysterious samurai kingdom of Wano when Kaido makes his grand appearance as a flying dragon! Kaido is known as the strongest creature alive, so the smart move would be not to antagonize him. But since when does Luffy do the smart thing?!
Link: One Piece Vol. 92
18. Skip-Beat! Vol. 43
by Yoshiki Nakamura
Title (ENG): Skip Beat!
Synopsis: When Kyoko’s heart is broken, she decides that revenge is a dish best served in the spotlight!
Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he’s casting her out now that he’s famous! Kyoko won’t suffer in silence—she’s going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz!
Kyoko’s intense audition finally wins over the producer and secures her role of Momiji, but she’s hardly in the mood to celebrate. Moko hasn’t been cast as Chidori, and Kyoko’s cherished dreams of playing opposite her BFF have been dashed. Her internal conflict will have to wait though, because her opponent in the Momiji trials has another nasty trick up her sleeve. Will Kimi’s devious scheming cost Kyoko more than just a coveted role?!
Link: Skip-Beat! Vol. 43