Another month has come and gone by and with it we’ve had lots of great manga. With insane amount of books being released each month it’s almost impossible to keep up or let along acquire all of them. So this is where I come in, to help you narrow down your choices and hopefully find wonderful reads that you otherwise wouldn’t.
Please note I’ve not read any of these, and this list doesn’t confirm if they’re good or not, just that I’m interested in them.
As usual I’ll be focusing on the top 5 manga publishers; VIZ Media, Yen Press, Seven Seas, and Kodansha Comics. The choices for this list are purely based on my personal preference so if you wish to know what that may be then I recommend reading some of my reviews.
Starting with VIZ Media we have fewer choices than I expected this month. The reason for that being that most of the volumes are not new first volume entries. That being said there are still a few good options for those who may not mind getting a few earlier volumes.
- Everyone’s Getting Married, Vol. 8
- Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 2
- RWBY: Official Manga Anthology, Vol. 1
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition, Vol. 1
- Anonymous Noise, Vol. 8
As usual Yen Press knocks it out of the park with volumes that inspire me to want to read more. With entries like the exceptional read that is The Royal Tutor to surprises like, Star Wars Lost Stars whats not to love. This month Yen Press has a bit of everything in both manga, as well as light novel formats.
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria, Vol. 3
- Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, Vol. 1
- Triage X, Vol. 15
- Tales of Wedding Rings, Vol. 2
- The Royal Tutor, Vol. 7
- Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 5
- Forbidden Scrollery, Vol. 3
- Star Wars Lost Stars, Vol. 1
- A Sister’s All You Need., Vol. 1 (light novel)
- Wolf & Parchment: New Theory Spice & Wolf, Vol. 2 (light novel)
- Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 5 (light novel)
Kodansha probably has my favorite line up this month, and that correlates to the release of one particular manga, Liar X Liar 2. After reading the synopsis of this romantic escapade I was immediately intrigued. It’s probably my most anticipated read this month, and holds up Kodansha Comics a slight bit above the rest this month.
- A Kiss, For Real 1
- Boarding School Juliet 2
- Liar x Liar 2
- The Wizard and His Fairy 1
- Perfect World 2
- Beware the Kamiki Brothers! 1
- Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty 4
- Peach Mermaid 2
Seven Seas Entertainment
Sven Seas Entertainment brings up the rear with more volume ones than any of the other three. So if you’re looking for new series to get into this is the publisher to check. Most of their books for this month are well split between manga and light novels. What this means is that you’ll get more great manga this month from this publisher with a few light novels. Light novels generally take a bit longer to read than manga hence the reason I say they’re well split.
- Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs Vol. 1
- Nameless Asterism Vol. 2
- Crisis Girls Vol. 1
- The Bride Was a Boy
- Hungry for You: Endo Yasuko Stalks the Night Vol. 1
- Devilman: The Classic Collection Vol. 1
- The Dungeon of Black Company Vol. 1
- How to Treat Magical Beasts: Mine and Master’s Medical Journal Vol. 1
- Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō Vol. 2
- Himouto! Umaru-chan Vol. 1
- Captain Harlock: The Classic Collection Vol. 1
- High-Rise Invasion Vol. 1-2
- New Game! Vol. 2
- If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Vol. 1
- Toradora! (Light Novel) Vol. 1
Well, these are my choices for must reads for the month of May 2018. Leave a comment to let me know if you’re planning on reading any of these, or to share what other manga you’ll be reading this month.