Upcoming 4/22/2009

Not a huge quantity of new arrivals on this week’s ComicList, so I’ll pad things out with a poll.

  • Chocolate Surprise, by Lily Hoshino (Deux): I swear someone told me that Hoshino created the kind of yaoi that I like – character-driven and emotionally grounded. Am I remembering incorrectly?
  • 20th Century Boys vol. 2 by Naoki Urasawa (Viz): See below.
  • Real vol. 4, by Takehiko Inoue (Viz): Inoue’s tremendously good comic about wheelchair basketball continues.
  • Higurashi: When They Cry vol. 2, by Ryukishi07 and Karin Suzuragi (Yen Press): I read the first volume over the weekend, and I’m intrigued enough to see where it goes for at least another volume. I wish the characters were as involving as the creepy plot twists.
  • As you know, Viz is rolling out two series from Naoki (Monster) Urasawa at the same time, the aforementioned 20th Century Boys and Pluto. I like 20th Century Boys fine, but I suspect I’d like it a lot better if I weren’t reading it side by side with Pluto, which I think is superior. So I thought I’d throw out the question as to which book readers prefer.

    6 Responses to Upcoming 4/22/2009

    1. Danielle Leigh says:

      I swear someone told me that Hoshino created the kind of yaoi that I like – character-driven and emotionally grounded. Am I remembering incorrectly?

      Someone told you wrong.

    2. davidpwelsh says:

      Good to know! Money saved!

    3. James Moar says:

      Going by the anime, I think the Higurashi characters do get more interesting over time. My favourite character in it is a late bloomer, though — she doesn’t really get interesting till an absolutely massive reveal in the fourth arc.

    4. davidpwelsh says:

      I kind of get the feeling that Higurashi is going to be one of those series that gives me just enough to keep reading.

    5. […] Welsh takes a look at this week’s new releases at Precocious Curmudgeon, and he has a question for readers: Pluto or 20th Century […]

    6. Santi says:

      Answering the poll question. They are both master pieces in my opinion but i like 20th better cause it’s a complete original creation from the authour and his editor and pluto it’s based on tezuka’s work (it doesn’t make it worse because of that but i prefer his original work that’s why now i like his newer work billy bat)

      Santi

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