What We’re Reading 12/2

It’s time for What We’re Reading Wednesday, and this week we’re mixing it up. Read on to see what our booksellers recommend from our manga section! And, if you chose to visit us at the store (practicing social distance, of course), be sure to check out our new manga display just around the corner, curated by our bookseller Lilli! 


 

9781612620244Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
 
In preparation for the last season of Attack on Titan airing this week, I decided to take on the task of rereading this wonderful series. In a world where humanity has been pushed to the brink of extinction by giant man-eating creatures called “Titans,” humans have found safety within the confines of the 50-meter-tall Wall Maria for the past century. Then one afternoon, the colossal titan suddenly appears and destroys their lives and sense of security in a single moment.
 
Driven by revenge and a desire to be free from the walls, young Eren Yeager and his childhood friends embark on a mission to save humanity by joining the scout regiment and fighting back against the titans. This manga is intense with characters that you’ll laugh and cry over, and a story that doesn’t slow down for a single heartbeat.
 
— Lilli
 
This manga follows 16 year-old orphan Momochi Himari who inherits a mysterious home in the woods! The townspeople warn her the the house is haunted, but she moves in despite the warnings and finds a portal to the spirit world… and some handsome demons set to guard it. 😉 This series if both adorable and has strong Spirited Away vibes. Honestly, if you’re a fan of Fruits Basket, or any cute romance manga, I highly recommend this little gem.
 
— Bug
 
9781569319727Banana Fish by Akimi Yoshida
 
Ash and Eiji were two people who never should have been friends, but when a dangerous new drug enters the streets of New York City, the aspiring college student and the young gang leader are thrust together and quickly become inseparable. This is a story about love, hate, and war, and the best and worst that humanity has to offer, all set in the street of NYC in the 1980s. Balancing itself between touching and heartbreaking, Ash and Eiji’s story is one of the most compelling tales that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Action packed with moments of calm that seem precious and fleeting, this manga is sure to make you appreciate the calmer moments in your own life, and even more so, make you thankful for the relationships that you find peace in.
 
— Lilli

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