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Your Forma Vol. 1 kicks off an interesting mix of police procedural and Blade Runner

For Electronic Investigator Echika Hieda, diving into peoples’ memories via the Your Forma and hunting for evidence is all part of a day’s work. The problem is, she’s so adept at what she does that her assistants literally fry their brains trying to keep up with her.

Original Story: Mareho Kikuishi
Art: Yoshinori Kisaragi
Character design: Tubata Nozaki
Translation: Roman Lampert
Letterer: Arbash Mughal

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Weekly Preview! It’s a packed week of comics, graphic novels, and manga!

There are a lot of comics coming out every week to be covered. Check out some of what we’ll be reviewing and this is only the beginning!

This week’s reviews include:

  • Bomb (Roaring Brook Press)
  • Chicken Devils #2 (AfterShock)
  • Fear of a Red Planet #2 (AfterShock)
  • Jimmy’s Little Bastards #2 (AfterShock)
  • Land of the Dead: Lessons from the Underworld (First Second)
  • Maniac of New York: Don’t Call It a Comeback #1 (AfterShock)
  • Oshi No Ko Vol. 1 (Yen Press)
  • There’s Something Wrong with Patrick Todd #4 (AfterShock)

Already reviewed:

Not shown:

  • Honey Lemon Soda Vol. 1 (Yen Press)
  • Pandora Seven Vol. 1 (Yen Press)
  • Vanity #3 (Scout Comics/Black Caravan)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #55 (Image Comics/Skybound)

Yen Press, AfterShock, First Second, Roaring Brook Press provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Your Forma Vol. 1 kicks off an interesting mix of police procedural and Blade Runner

For Electronic Investigator Echika Hieda, diving into peoples’ memories via the Your Forma and hunting for evidence is all part of a day’s work. The problem is, she’s so adept at what she does that her assistants literally fry their brains trying to keep up with her.

Original Story: Mareho Kikuishi
Art: Yoshinori Kisaragi
Character design: Tubata Nozaki
Translation: Roman Lampert
Letterer: Arbash Mughal

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Bookshop
Amazon


Yen Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site

Weekly Preview! 3 from AfterShock plus lots of Manga to start the year!

There are a lot of comics coming out every week to be covered. Check out some of what we’ll be reviewing and this is only the beginning!

This week’s reviews include:

  • A Calculated Man #4 (AfterShock)
  • Astronaut Down #5 (AfterShock)
  • Disillusioned Adventurers Save the World Vol. 1 (Yen Press)
  • Doomsday with my Dog Vol. 1 (Yen Press)
  • I’m Quitting Heroing Vol. 1 (Yen Press)
  • Pandora’s Seven Vol. 1 (Yen Press)
  • Your Forma Vol. 1 (Yen Press)
  • Where Starships Go to Die #5 (AfterShock)

Not shown:

  • Magic #22 (BOOM! Studios)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #54 (Skybound/Image Comics)

AfterShock and Yen Press provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Yen Press Announces new titles at Anime Expo 2022

During the Yen Press Industry Panel at Anime Expo 2022, Yen Press, LLC announced the acquisition of fifteen highly anticipated releases—a list that includes the concluding volumes of legendary manga series to a full-color fan book commemorating one of the most iconic light novel franchises. The slate of Yen Press announcements includes new manga (Fruits Basket Another, Vol. 4Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the WorldYour FormaPuella Magi Oriko Magica (omnibus); K-ON! The Complete Omnibus CollectionK-ON! ShuffleI’m Quitting HeroingPandora SevenShyHoney Lemon SodaDoomsday with My Dog[Oshi no Ko]), novels (The Opportunistic Princess Has All the AnswersEven If This Love Disappears from the World Tonight), and a fan book (Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Memorial Fan Book).

Fruits Basket Another, Vol. 4

By Natsuki Takaya

With secrets revealed and confrontations resolved, no obstacles remain in the budding romance between Shiki and Sawa—or do they? During the Sohma’s annual fall picnic, the hidden feelings of the mysterious, stoic heir are unveiled as the final chapter closes on the next generation of the Sohma family… Plus, enjoy the antics of the Three Musketeers as well as bonus comics drawn by Natsuki Takaya for the anime, printed in English for the first time!

Fruits Basket Another, Vol. 4

Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World (manga)

Story by Shinta Fuji
Art by Masaki Kawakami
Character Design by Susumu Kuroi

Veteran adventurer Nick’s life is falling apart. Despite all the knowledge and expertise he’s devoted to his adventuring party, his respected leader kicked him out, his girlfriend dumped him, and his teammates shamelessly accused him of embezzlement. Tired, heartbroken, and looking for a drink, Nick chances upon a few kindred spirits who are jaded as he is. Together, these disillusioned adventurers form an unstoppable team out to save their bleak, depressing world!

Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World (manga)

Your Forma (manga)

Story by Mareho Kikuishi
Art by Yoshinori Kisaragi
Character Design by Tsubata Nozaki

In an alternate near future, the Your Forma, a miraculous “smart thread” technology initially developed to treat a massive outbreak of viral encephalitis, has become an integral part of daily life. But these convenient devices also record every sight, sound, and emotion their users experience.

For Electronic Investigator Echika Hieda, diving into peoples’ memories via the Your Forma and hunting for evidence is all part of a day’s work. The problem is, she’s so adept at what she does that her assistants literally fry their brains trying to keep up with her. After putting one too many aides in the hospital, the top brass finally furnish Echika with a partner on her level, a brilliant yet cheeky android named Harold Lucraft. But can Echika put her prejudices against robots aside to solve the most complex case of her career?

Your Forma (manga)

Puella Magi Oriko Magica (omnibus)

Story by Magica Quartet
Art by Kuroe Mura

Oriko, a magical girl with the gift of foresight, knows the fate that awaits all who accept Kyubey’s offer of supernatural powers. But when she is struck with a terrible vision of the future—of the devastation caused by a single, powerful witch—she decides to prevent that witch from becoming a magical girl in the first place. Instead, Oriko directs Kyubey to Yuma, an orphan who is all too eager to gain powers that will enable her to protect herself—powers that will ultimately lead to her own destruction…

Explore the first three volumes of Oriko’s magical adventure in this eye-catching, deluxe omnibus edition! 

Puella Magi Oriko Magica (omnibus)

K-ON! The Complete Omnibus Collection

By kakifly

An omnibus collection of the manga classic that inspired the beloved anime series by Kyoto Animation! When their high school’s pop-music club is about to be disbanded due to lack of interest, four girls step up to fill the membership quota. Unfortunately, lead guitarist Yui Hirasawa has never played an instrument in her life. Ever. And although she likes the idea of being in a band, standing in front of the mirror posing with her guitar is a lot easier than actually playing it. It’s gonna be a while before this motley crew is rocking out, but with their spunk and determination cranked to eleven, anything is possible!

K-ON! The Complete Omnibus Collection

K-ON! Shuffle

By kakifly

There was once a high school band whose pop songs warmed and thrilled the hearts of all who listened. Now, three girls have been inspired to start a light music club of their own, but will things turn out like they hope? It’s a new generation of slice-of-life hijinks from kakifly, the original author of K-ON!

K-ON! Shuffle

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Memorial Fan Book

By Natsume Akatsuki

This book is not for the faint of heart. This explooosive compendium of Konosuba content is a must-have for isekai hopefuls, collectors, and diehard fans of Natsume Akatsuki’s isekai adventure comedy masterpiece. Every character, every joke, every spinoff has been faithfully represented and acknowledged in this full-color love letter to Konosuba enjoyers worldwide! And the fun doesn’t end there! Exclusive art, interviews, and a special short story are just a few of the extra goodies featured within. If you consider yourself the ultimate Konosuba enthusiast, or if you’re just getting into the series and feel like having a handy reference tool, this gorgeous art book will be right at home on your shelf!

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Memorial Fan Book

The Opportunistic Princess Has All the Answers (novel)

By Mamecyoro

Stepping into the world of your favorite book might sound like a dream come true, but for Maki Tazawa, this very opportunity presents a unique challenge. A passionate lover of BL novels in her previous life, Maki now gets to spend her days as princess Octavia and enjoy the company of her favorite fictional couple—her brother, the crown prince Sirius, and his lover Lord Sil. But two men can’t produce an heir! As the story goes, in order to solve the problem of succession, Princess Octavia agrees to a political marriage and offers up her own child to the throne. But this Octavia can’t accept such an unfair fate! So what if she lives in a BL novel? Her OTP achieved true love and she’s determined to do the same!

The Opportunistic Princess Has All the Answers (novel)

I’m Quitting Heroing (manga)

Story by Quantum
Art by Nori Kazato
Character Design by Hana Amano

After saving the world from the Demon Lord, the Hero, Leo, discovers that there isn’t a place for him in it anymore. The incredible strength that made him humanity’s greatest asset during the war is just a terrifying threat in times of peace, and he soon finds himself shunned from human society. But if the forces of good won’t have him, that means it’s time for him to apply elsewhere—for a job with his former enemy, the Demon Lord’s Army!

I’m Quitting Heroing (manga)

Pandora Seven

By Yuta Kayashima

“I wish I could meet other humans.” That is the secret wish of Ria Frontier, who grew up as the sole human amid a veritable melting pot of other fantastical races on a small island. As she prepares to celebrate the turn of the thousand-year cycle, that wish is granted—in the form of a war party of humans that arrives on a flying ship to ransack her home and hurt her friends and adoptive family in search of “Pandora’s Box.” Pushed too far by the cruelty of her race, Ria somehow manages to unseal the terrible power of what the humans have been looking for, unleashing a tragedy that will change her life forever…

Pandora Seven

Shy

By Miki Bukimi

Earth was on the brink of a third World War when super-powered individuals came forth from each country around the globe, ending the conflict and ushering in a new era of relative peace. Among those heroes, Japan is represented by a timid young girl known as “Shy.” She may spend more time worrying about her own shortcomings than she does battling villains, but she’ll show the world that despite it all she still has the heart of a hero!

Shy

Even If This Love Disappears from the World Tonight

By Ichijo Misaki

When Toru Kamiya is pushed into falsely confessing his love to Maori Hino, she tells him she’ll date him on three conditions. 1) Don’t talk to her until after school. 2) Keep any communication between them concise. 3) Don’t really fall in love. Unfortunately, he isn’t able to keep the last rule—and when he tells her how he feels, she reveals that she has an illness that prevents her from remembering anything that happened the previous day, and that she uses a diary to keep track. But Toru is determined to build a relationship with her, one day at a time…

Even If This Love Disappears from the World Tonight

Honey Lemon Soda

By Mayu Murata

Middle school left Uka Ishimori with nothing but scars—to the point where she’s forgotten how to laugh or cry or even say “hello.” But a chance reencounter with a boy with lemon-colored hair invigorates her, giving her hope that maybe, just maybe, life can be that much sweeter if she finally reaches out for help.

Honey Lemon Soda

Doomsday with My Dog

By Yu Isihara

A single teenage girl journeys through the crumbling ruins of civilization, a concrete jungle that has outlived mankind. However, just because she’s the last woman on earth doesn’t mean she’s alone. She’s accompanied by her dog Haru, an adorable and quick-witted shiba inu who will gladly lend his wisdom to his human companion. With such a pleasant conversation partner to keep the post-apocalyptic doldrums at bay, the end of the world might not be so bad after all!

Doomsday with My Dog

[Oshi no Ko]

Story by Aka Akasaka
Art by Mengo Yokoyari

Gorou is a gynecologist and idol fan who’s in shock after his favorite star, Ai, announces an impromptu hiatus. Little does Gorou realize that he’s about to forge a bond with her that defies all common sense! Lies are an idol’s greatest weapon in this outrageous manga from Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love Is War) and Mengo Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish).

[Oshi no Ko]

NYCC 2021: Yen Press Reveals 10 New Releases

Yen Press announced a slate of upcoming releases at the Yen Press Industry Panel at New York Comic Con that includes manga (Lost Lad LondonMonsTABOORe:ZERO: The Frozen Bond; and Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple), light novels (Your Forma and Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer), print releases of popular webcomic series (A Returner’s Magic Should be SpecialWhy Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion; and Daughter of the Emperor), and an art book (Sword Art Online abec Artworks: Wanderers). All titles will have their release schedules announced at a later date.

Your Forma

Story by Mareho Kikuishi
Illustration by Tsubata Nozaki

Your Forma, a miraculous brain-threading technology that was developed to save thousands of lives from a massive outbreak of viral encephalitis, has become an integral part of everyday life. Begrudgingly partnered with Harold, of the “Amics” line of androids, officer Echika must use this invasive technology to hunt for clues and crack cases in a world where your every sight, sound, and emotion is being recorded.

Your Forma is a compelling science fiction light novel series filled with mystery and cyberpunk elements, one which appeals greatly to other science fiction releases from Yen On, such as Yokohama Station SF and the upcoming Demon Lord 2099. This light novel series has received great critical acclaim in Japan and has won the Grand Prize in the 27th Dengeki Novel Prize, a prestigious award in the world of light novels.

Your Forma

MonsTABOO

Story by Yuya Takahashi
Art by TALI

Ever since a monster killed her mother, Maruka has recklessly sought them out with a death wish. But when the first monster she runs into defies her expectations, not only does Maruka end up fighting alongside him—she asks him to be her boyfriend!

MonsTABOO is manga filled with action with stylish art and character designs. This monstrous manga series also possesses strong fantasy elements, making MonsTABOO appealing to a wide audience.

MonsTABOO

Lost Lad London

Story and Art by Shinya Shima

A murder on the London Underground and a mysterious bloody knife draw a regular university student and a grizzled New Scotland Yard detective into a web of crime and suspense…

Lost Lad London is an intriguing crime drama manga revolving around the cryptic murder of the mayor of London. This compelling mystery story is made even better by the unique and beautiful art style of creator Shinya Shima. 

Lost Lad London

Re:ZERO: The Frozen Bond

Art by Minori Tsukahara
Original Story by Tappei Nagatsuki
Character Design by Shinichirou Otsuka

An anime-original story is now its own manga! Get a glimpse into the world of the half-elf Emilia and her spirit companion, Puck, before they first encountered Subaru Natsuki.

Re:ZERO: The Frozen Bond is a manga adaptation of the anime OVA episode by the same name. The story of Re:ZERO: The Frozen Bond takes place before the events of Re:ZERO

-Starting Life in Another World- and is centered around fan-favorite character Emilia.

Re:ZERO: The Frozen Bond

Sword Art Online abec Artworks: Wanderers

Illustration by abec

The esteemed abec is finally back with a new collection of breathtaking illustrations from the Alicization arc of the SAO Main Series, as well as from volumes 1–3 of SAO Progressive! This collector’s item also features artwork from events, animations, and games!

Sword Art Online abec Artworks: Wanderers is the second art book from Yen Press filled with the iconic art of Sword Art Online illustrator abec. Sword Art Online remains one of the most popular Yen On series to this day, making this a highly anticipated release to fans of the legendary light novel, manga, and anime property.

Sword Art Online abec Artworks: Wanderers

Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer

Story by Kafka Asagiri
Illustration by Sango Harukawa

It’s been roughly one year since Chuya Nakahara joined the Port Mafia, and he’s got his sights set on an executive position. But as he makes plans to move up, a man by the name of Paul Verlaine—claiming to be his younger brother—appears and vows to assassinate everyone he cares about! Now Chuya must team up with Adam, a European A.I. investigator, to stop this lunatic before the storm swallows Yokohama once again…

Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer is a continuation of the bestselling Bungo Stray Dogs light novel series. Among the many properties that saw a resurgence in the past year, Bungo Stray Dogs has grown to become one of the most popular manga and light novel properties among fans.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple

Story by Kafka Asagiri
Art by Ganjii

A string of mysterious suicides among skill users is plaguing Yokohama, and it’s up to the Armed Detective Agency to unravel the truth in this manga adaptation of the hit film!

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple is a manga adaptation of the 2018 anime film by the same name, one that tells the tale of the Armed Detective Agency solving the mystery behind the mass suicides of power users, the strange fog that appears at the scene of the incident, and a power user who may be behind it all. With the recent resurgence in the popularity of Bungo Stray Dogs, this is one of the most anticipated manga releases of 2022.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple

A Returner’s Magic Should be Special

Art by Wookjakga
Original Story by Usonan

In a time when the Shadow World has taken over and most of humanity is wiped out, a party of six heroes strives and fails to save the world… But magician Desir Herman is given a second chance when he opens his eyes and finds that he’s gone back thirteen years in the past! It’s now up to him to gather his party once more and stop the greatest catastrophe in human history!

Korean comics have quickly become one of the fastest-growing categories in graphic novels largely thanks to the success of the Yen Press series Solo LevelingA Returner’s Magic Should be Special is an action-packed comic series with a compelling fantasy story that appeals to fans of Solo Leveling as well as reincarnation stories popularized by light novels.

A Returner’s Magic Should be Special

Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion

Art by Whale
Original Story by Milcha

Eunha Park was just a regular girl desperate to get into college, but when she finally does, her elation is cut short as she’s pushed off a roof—only to wake up as Raeliana McMillan, a character from a novel whose death serves as the catalyst for the story’s events. But Raeliana refuses to die a second time and is determined to change her fate, no matter what!

Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion is a romantic reincarnation story that appeals to fans of The Abandoned EmpressWhy Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion stands out as one of the most popular Korean comics today on webcomic reading apps.

Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion

Daughter of the Emperor

Art by RINO
Original Story by YUNSUL

Some people are reborn as villainesses and others as heroes…but Adriana has the severe misfortune of being reborn as the infant daughter of the tyrannical Emperor Caitel! But as the days go on and she grows up, she finds that her cold-blooded father might have some warmth left in him yet…

Daughter of the Emperor is the first major comedy series among the Yen Press print editions of Korean webcomics. This fantasy story ranks as one of the most read works on services such as Tapas and Tappytoon, especially in the Comedy category.

Daughter of the Emperor