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Otaku USA: On The Shelf – September 21, 2011

On The Shelf - September 21, 2011

It’s Full Metal Alchemist week! Only two volumes left, making tomorrow’s release (Vol. 26) the penultimate installment. With Viz Media‘s trend of stopping series mid-omnibus (which seems rather ridiculous to me!), I’m looking forward to buying the huge boxsetout in November. The whole series, plus some bonuses, all in one go – it’s a beautiful thing.

Back to the here and tomorrow, you can see the list of books released this week over at my Otaku USA: On The Shelf article . My top picks (alongside FMA) are XXXHolic (Vol. 17), Arata the Legend (Vol. 07) and Berserk (Vol.35). Some modern fantasy, overlapping modern/ancient fantasy and then some outright old-fashion, demon-ridden Western-style fantasy – an excellent combination for manga reading this week!

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.

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2 Responses

  1. Angela Eastman says:

    Oh man… can I just… buy the box separately? I kind of hate when awesome collections like that come out, it makes me feel like a chump for buying from the beginning.

    • Lissa says:

      But it means you’ve been able to enjoy Full Metal Alchemist all this time!

      I’m new to the series myself and I’ve been borrowing volumes from a friend and buying the omnibus books as they came out. I planned to keep buying the omnibus but now knowing they\’ll be cancelled at 3, the box set will be the easy way to get it all in one go for folks like me who missed it the first time around ^^

      If the dates are correct, those getting the box set may get volume 27 earlier than those buying singles though – that’s a little odd!

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