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As we start approaching the top of the yr, I’m certain we’re all eager about studying targets and rounding out our studying yr robust. I don’t actually like setting concrete numbers to focus on with my studying, however there’s no denying that these last few months nonetheless give me slightly spike of adrenaline and need to have a “profitable” end.
For me, that normally simply means taking a look at something I’d began all year long and assessing whether or not to finish or DNF it, and scouring my TBR for a couple of further issues I’d wish to prioritize earlier than the yr is over. And, in fact, my plans for this yr’s last stretch positively embrace some manga! Although there’s at all times backlist I’m desirous to compensate for, new releases are additionally inevitably within the working, so listed here are this month’s new manga releases so that you can think about choosing up as a part of your last chunk of 2023 studying as properly.
And we’ve received a lot to select from this month! Amongst November’s new releases are the most recent quantity from the writer of My Lesbian Expertise with Loneliness, a comedy fantasy sequence a few cat getting in the best way of necessary questing, a fictionalization of the lifetime of notable French executioner Charles Henri-Sanson, and far, rather more. Blissful studying!
New November 2023 Manga Releases
Black Night time Parade by Hikaru Nakamura (November 7, Seven Seas) [female creator]
From the creator of quirky hit sequence resembling Arakawa Underneath the Bridge and Saint Younger Males comes one other authentic comedy excellent for the upcoming vacation season. Hino Miharu is a younger man down on his luck, however his life modifications one Christmas upon encountering a mysterious being referred to as the Black Santa. Earlier than he is aware of it, Miharu finds himself working as a part of the Black Santa’s operation. It’s a significantly better gig than his former job at a comfort retailer, so it looks as if an awesome deal…or is it?
My Pancreas Broke, However My Life Acquired Higher by Nagata Kabi (November 7, Seven Seas)
Nagata Kabi is famend for her nonfiction manga My Lesbian Expertise with Loneliness, and this latest quantity is the sixth of her autobiographical manga, that are all companions to one another. On this newest follow-up, Nagata recounts her experiences giving up ingesting after alcoholism led to her growing pancreatitis. To complicate issues additional, she is embarking on this journey to raised her well being proper within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sakura, Saku by Io Sakisaka (November 14, VIZ Media)
Saku Fujigaya is a candy excessive schooler who at all times makes certain to lend a serving to hand to strangers who want it, particularly after her personal expertise of being helped when she fell in poor health on the practice. She’s at all times wished to thank her rescuer, who left earlier than she ever had the prospect, however not earlier than leaving a observe signed Ryosuke Sakura. Saku lastly has her probability when she discovers that one other scholar at her college has an older brother by this identify. Creator Io Sakisaka is thought for quite a lot of fashionable and acclaimed shōjo sequence, resembling Ao Haru Experience, Strobe Edge, and Love Me, Love Me Not.
365 Days to the Wedding ceremony by Tamiki Wakaki (November 14, Seven Seas)
For all my followers of the faux courting and marriage of comfort tropes, this cute faux engagement story is certain to thrill! Takuya and Rika work for a journey company in Tokyo, which is planning to open a brand new department in Irkutsk. To make issues simpler, the company is just contemplating workers who’re single and with out households to relocate to run the brand new department. Takuya and Rika are each determined to remain in Tokyo, so that they make an association to faux they’re engaged in order that they don’t must be transferred. Can they pull it off?!
Cat on the Hero’s Lap by Kosuke Iijima and Shiori (November 14, Seven Seas)
Each time I hear a few new cat manga, you might be certain it finds its manner not solely onto my very own TBR however, in fact, into these roundups as properly (as a result of it’s my obligation to serve the individuals, and I take that very severely!). On this laugh-out-loud tackle the traditional fantasy quest story, our hero and his companions got down to defeat the evil Demon Lord. However the largest impediment in his manner? The lovable cat that fell asleep in his lap!
Kiss the Scars of the Ladies by Aya Haruhana (November 21, Yen Press)
A college for women lies within the woods, hidden away from prying eyes. However why should or not it’s so secluded and hid? These women all share a secret: they’re vampires. On the age of 14, every lady is assigned a “massive sister” to indicate her the methods of looking with out being seen by people and permitting them to proceed residing their quiet, undisturbed existence. This vampire yuri sequence is an ideal, atmospheric learn for this time of yr.
15 Minutes Earlier than We Actually Date by Perico (November 21, Yen Press)
Yuki and Natsuna have lived in the identical residence constructing and have been mates for a lot of their childhood. Now of their last yr of highschool and with commencement simply across the nook, the chums all of a sudden resolve to start courting. Learn how this complete whim of a relationship pans out and develops on this cute slice-of-life romance.
One Extra Step, Come Stand by My Facet by Toryumon Takeda (November 21, Yen Press)
This quantity is a set of one-shots by Toryumon Takeda, an rising artist whose works painting and discover feelings and relationships. These tales depict moments of time shared between individuals — an kidnapped princess and the person tasked as her caretaker, a girl and her stalker, explorers and the villagers they encounter, in addition to mates and spouses — after which give an enchanting glimpse of what these interactions might (or might not) imply to every of the people concerned.
Harmless by Shin’ichi Sakamoto (November 21, Darkish Horse Manga)
Charles Henri-Sanson was the royal executioner of France throughout the 18th century, main as much as and throughout the French Revolution. Among the many almost 3,000 executions he carried out was that of King Louis XVI. Harmless is a fictionalized account of his life finishing up the duties of his household legacy throughout a significant turning level in French historical past. The English-language version can be introduced as an omnibus, giving readers a hefty 600-some pages of fabric to get misplaced in.
Lonely Fortress within the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura and Tomo Taketomi (November 21, Seven Seas)
Junior highschool scholar Kokoro has stopped attending college because of extreme bullying. Now, she spends her days lonely and distressed in her bed room, till in the future, she is magically pulled via her mirror to a fantastical fortress. There, Kokoro meets six different youngsters, and they’re tasked with finishing a scavenger hunt, the winner of which may have their best want granted. This stunning, hypnotic story of connection and heat within the face of hysteria and loneliness is an adaptation of the novel of the identical identify, which was translated in 2021. An animated movie adaptation was launched in Japan in 2022.
Orb: On the Actions of the Earth by Uoto (November 21, Seven Seas)
For readers curious about an exciting mix of historic fiction and intense scientific intrigue, Orb: On the Actions of the Earth can be an awesome, distinctive quantity to choose up. Within the fifteenth century, those that counsel concepts that contradict theological custom are labeled heretics. This epic story follows students over many years as they uncover the key truths of astronomy and try to speak their discoveries regardless of the nice danger it poses them.
My Lovesick Life as a ‘90s Otaku by Nico Nicholson (November 28, Kodansha)
At this time, otaku tradition has grow to be broadly accepted, even mainstream in some elements, with the time period itself having been efficiently reclaimed. However just some many years in the past, “otaku” was a disparaging time period, and those that participated within the subculture had been typically derided. Megumi, a single mother with a teenage daughter, displays on her personal teen days when she needed to cover her id as an otaku to be able to slot in at her new college. And what occurred when Megumi found that Masamune, the basketball ace she’d been rising shut with, hated otaku? It is a nostalgic coming-of-age story with tons of humor and coronary heart.
Gannibal by Masaaki Ninomiya (November 28, Ablaze)
For all my horror lovers on the market, this one’s for you! Younger police officer Daigo Agawa is assigned to a publish in a rural village. He’s trying ahead to what looks as if a laid-back project even though the previous officer stationed there went lacking. However in the future, when an outdated lady is discovered useless, and Agawa spots a human chew mark on the physique, the younger officer begins to have doubts concerning the village and suspects there are darkish secrets and techniques beneath the floor. What is actually occurring on this village, and may Agawa and his household survive it?
We’ve received a hefty choice this month, however in the event you’re a manga power-reader and are scrounging for much more recs, be certain that to verify in on final month’s picks simply in case there’s one thing you missed. And, in fact, our full manga archives are additionally at all times out there with all of the manga content material you could possibly ever have the time to peruse!