So, I’ve seen this feature on a few book blogs out there, and decided to make this feature my own. After suggestions from friends, Manga Mondays comes to Birth of a New Witch! I’ll try to give equal billing to manga being released both in the US and in Japan, since US licensing takes awhile and I read manga in both languages. I want to cater to other fans out there who do the same.
Confused by some of the terms I use in this feature? See Week 1 for clarification on my most commonly used terms.
And now, to this week’s US and Japanese choices!
Week 27 (US Release): “No. 6: Volume 1″ by Asano Atsuko & Kino Hinoki
Author: Adapted from the original novels by Asan0 Atsuko
Artist: Kino Hinoki
US Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Genre: Dystopia, Sci-Fi, Boys’ Love, Seinen/Shoujo
Publication Date: June 11, 2013 (North America)
Summary: A PERFECT LIFE, IN A PERFECT CITY
For Shion, an elite student in the technologically sophisticated city No. 6, life is carefully choreographed. School, study, and the occasional visit with his friend and classmate Safu. One fateful day, however, he takes a misstep, sheltering an injured boy his age from a typhoon. Known only as Rat, this boy is a VC – a fugitive living outside the computerized tapestry of city control – and helping him will throw Shion’s life into chaos and start him down a path to discovering the appalling secrets behind the superficial perfection of No. 6.
Usagi’s Take: I really enjoyed the anime when it aired last year (or was it 2011? I can’t even remember), and I know there’s a lot more to what story was actually aired, so I was excited to find out about the manga, which was adapted from the book. It’s a really good series, full of twists and turns you really don’t see coming, and it definitely has a lot of surprises up its sleeve. If you don’t mind two dudes in love, definitely check out “No. 6″!