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July manga releases worth reading feature

July manga releases worth reading

Our monthly roundup of manga with Antonio and Luke

It seems that the summer of 2020 truly belongs to the manga fans. If you’re still trying to recover from last months exciting release schedule, then you might want to sit down because July is not getting outshined. As always I’m joined by my great friend Luke (in italics) to bring you the titles we think out worthy of your time. So let’s get started and see which July manga releases are worth reading.

Yen Press July manga releases

Ongoing Series

RaW Hero volume 2

RaW Hero volume 2

Our very own Musume seemed to think highly of this title in his review for volume 1. Having a high stakes story, most likely you’ll be kept on the edge of your seat throughout. Be warned, with a parental advisory; this may not be a book for everyone to enjoy. If that’s not stopping you, considered picking up the second instalment from one of the year’s most unique releases once it drops on July 21st!
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Honorable Mentions

Toilet Bound Hanako-kun volume 4

Fishy business as the mermaids return for Yashiro! Make sure the print edition swims your way when it drops on July 21st!
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You can check out the rest of Yen Press July manga releases here.


Seven Seas July manga releases

Ongoing Series

Goodbye, My Rose Garden volume 2

Goodbye, My Rose Garden volume 2 - manga releases July 2020

After finally getting to start this series earlier this week, better late than never right? I have to say that I am enjoying it so far. It has an adorable relationship between our two leads, and while I am not quite done with volume 1, I look forward to finishing and starting volume 2. It has an exciting start that pulls you in and leaves you intrigued. Also, the covers for both volumes are gorgeous. They may be some of my favourites in all the series that I currently read. While the cover art may variate a little from what’s inside, it’s still a treat to the eye while reading. Pick this rose from the garden once it blooms on July 21st.
Amazon | BookWalker

Debuts

I Had That Same Dream Again: The Complete Manga Collection

I Had That Same Dream Again- July manga releases worth reading

While going through the series for July, the premise alone caught my eye. In a coming of age story grade-schooler, Koyanagi Nanoka is assigned by her teacher to find out what happiness means. It seems this will take her to meet different people in various situations to find her answer. After looking a bit more into it, I realized that it is written by Yoru Sumino, the same author from I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. That series is an emotional journey and one of my personal favourites. After seeing they have the same author, I just know that I Had That Same Dream Again is sure to deliver on the emotional front, and I am ready. Pick this up once it’s released on July 7th!
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Kingdom of Z volume 1

Kingdom of Z volume 1 - July manga releases worth reading

Okay, I know this may not seem like my type of manga but hear me out. Kingdom of Z is about Satou finding his way around the zombie apocalypse. He meets both Miki a megalomaniac and Kiri, a happy-go-lucky psycho. That sounds like a premise I can get on board with, and after checking out some preview pages, the art style also looks solid. Honestly, I’ve wanted to try something different from what I usually read, and this might do the trick. The first volume for Kingdom of Z drops dead on July 28th.
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Honorable Mentions

Our Wondeful Days volume 3

If you’re looking for a laid back, slow-burn Yuri title, then this is the book for you. You can check out Musume’s thoughts on the first volume. Seeing as this is the final volume, it makes it an easy series to catch up on. Be on the lookout for a sweet conclusion come July 21st.
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BL Metamorphosis volume 2

Age of Boredom read the first volume of BL Metamorphosis and fell in love instantly. If you’ve ever wanted a friend to share your manga passion with, then instantly connect with this sweet tale of friendship.
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My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero’s volume 2

It’s hard to stand out in the Isekai genre these days so when Musume is left satisfied, you know its worthy of checking out. After reading the first volume you might feel a bit refreshed and hopeful in the genre again. Check out the second volume when it comes out on July 21st!
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Uzaki-Chan Wants to Hang Out! volume 3

Following its early digital release last month, July sees another of Mesume’s favourites get a print edition. Don’t be a bore like Senpai and check it out when it drops on July 14th!
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You can check out the rest of Seven Seas Entertainment July releases here.


Kodansha Comics July manga releases

Ongoing Series

The Quintessential Quintuplets volume 9

The Quintessential Quintuplets volume 9 - July manga releases worth reading

The penultimate quintuplet! It’s School Festival time Uesugi and the gang, and as the last big event of their time in high school together, you can imagine emotions will be high as we approach the big farewell! Get your last second cramming in when this volume drops on July 14th!
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Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition volume 5

Kakushigoto My Dad’s Secret Ambition volume 5- July manga releases worth reading

Kakushigoto: My Dad’s secret ambition is a charming little series that I couldn’t help but fall in love with. After checking out the first volume I found that underneath all the humour there is a lot of heart. Although I’m not caught up yet, I’m steadily attempting to make my way through. I just wanted to put it on this list since I genuinely think that it deserves your attention. This series could even be on my list of best new things I’ve checked out this year. You could even check out the anime adaptation (which I’ve heard is great) and give it a try that way. Be ready to pick this up when it comes out digitally on July 21st.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Edition volume 7

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Edition volume 7 - shojo worth reading

Lately, I have been catching up on the Sailor Moon manga here and there, and oh boy do I love it. Encapsulated within the panels is a perfect dose of 90’s nostalgia. I like to think of it as magical girl Power Rangers. Probably not the first one to call it that but it’s still true. If you’re a new fan or even one that has been there since the beginning, then this is a must buy. These eternal editions will truly stand the test of time. They have an updated translation and full-colour pages to boot. I highly recommend getting these in a physical format because they’re just so impressive. Having these on your manga shelves is something to behold. However, not everyone can afford to spare the space, so the digital edition works just fine. Pick up volume 7 when it hits shelves digitally on July 7th.
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Debuts

Cells at Work: Bacteria! volume 1

Cells at Work Bacteria! volume 1 - manga releases July 2020

Wash your hands before reading! As part of Kodansha’s ongoing crusade to release every Cells at Work spin-off in recorded history, this month sees the release of both the Bacteria and Platelets spin-offs, The phrase “battle for intestinal supremacy” was more than enough to get me on board for this one. Let the battles begin when this volume drops on July 7th!
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Honorable Mentions

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for an Otaku volume 4

Remember me recommending this last month? Well, it got delayed so here it is again! Level up and grab this volume when it drops on July 7th!
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Smile Down the Runway volume 11

Kodansha is tearing down the catwalk with these Runway releases! Get ready for Milan when this volume drops on July 7th!
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You can check out the rest of Kodansha Comics July manga releases here.


Square Enix July Manga Releases

Debuts

Soul Eater: The Perfect Edition volume 1

Soul Eater volume 1

Now, while this technically may not be a new series, it is a new edition for this manga. After diving into Atsushi Ohkubo’s latest series Fire Force, I’ve always wanted to go back and check out Soul Eater. The mangaka’s art style and character design really click with me so much that I can’t help but to pick this up. Now, this perfect edition comes with all the bells and whistles you could ever want. Updated translation and lettering, colour pages, and it even condenses 1 and 1/2 volumes of the original series into a single volume. Not to mention new cover art. I don’t know who that is on the cover but shes already best girl. If you’re like me and ave wanted an excuse to check out this series make sure to pick this up on July 28th.
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You can check out the rest of Square Enix July manga releases here.


Viz Media July manga releases

Ongoing Series

An Incurable Case of Love volume 4

An Incurable Case of Love volume 4 - manga July 2020

The first couple of volumes of this steamy medical romance were a bit of a slow burn, but now things seem to be heating up for our valiant Nurse Sakura and the dreamy Doctor Tendo. Their relationship was blossoming nicely in the last volume, but that pesky final page cliffhanger and synopsis for volume 4 suggests that there may be trouble in paradise on the horizon. Don’t go, Dr Tendo! I’ll be checking my pulse when this drops on July 7th!
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Radiant volume 12

Radiant volume 12

Fantasia Fantasy! I hardly ever see much buzz for this series, but it’s a solid little adventure series. The last volume saw the start of a new arc after the big Caislean Merlin saga and some drama with the mysterious Grimm in the process. The synopsis promises a spotlight on the cowardly Doc this time around, so we’ll have to see how that goes. See if it’s magical when it drops on July 14th!
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Haikyu!! volume 39

Haikyu!! volume 39 - manga releases July 2020

A big battle of little Giants! The intense Spring volleyball tournament continues, and as we enter the quarterfinals, Karasuno is up against Defence experts Kamomedai. They’ve got a secret weapon up the sleeves of their jerseys… 5′ 7″ Wing Spiker Hoshiumi, a “little giant” just like Hinata! See the sparks (and volleyballs) fly for yourself when this volume drops on July 7th!
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One-Punch Man volume 20

One-Punch Man volume 20

Class-S Showdown! The last volume of One-Punch Man delivered the laughs with hilarious hot pot shenanigans with Saitama and the gang. But it sounds like things are getting serious (well, as serious as Mangaka ONE can get). A big battle with the best of Class-S against the Monster Association? Better gear up before this volume drops on July 7th!
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BEASTSTARS volume 7

BEASTSTARS volume 7 - manga July 2020

Let out your wild side! One of Musume’s faves, this series has grabbed my attention with its memorable cast, tense atmosphere and crisp art style. Also, this volume has the GOAT (Red Deer) Louis on the cover, so you just know it’s worth a pickup. It sounds like things are heating up in Cherryton too, from that synopsis! Be on the prowl for this one when it drops on July 21st!
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Debuts

Act-Age volume 1

Act-Age volume 1 - manga July 2020

If you remembered last month, I said that there were about three new manga series releasing this year that I could not wait for. One was Spy X Family and the second is this gem right here. Honestly, I remember reading the first chapter of Act-Age last year and being mesmerized by it. Really, just the first chapter alone had me wanting to binge the whole series that instant. Sadly not all the chapters were available on the Shonen Jump app.

Where do I even start? Our protagonist Kei Yonagi is a struggling actress that manages to catch her big break. She alone is one of the main reasons that I love this series. Her character is complex and very unique from all the other protagonists currently in Jump. Something about how we are presented to her psyche had me hooked. In a non-traditional way, this is a shonen series not with big flashy battles but with psychological turmoil to be fought. After all, what industry if not acting is the most treacherous to make your mark in?

The art style is also unique and just adds to the visceral feeling you get when you get to see Kei act. There is a lot of expressions given to the character’s eyes that it honestly does not feel like an illustration. You get so engrossed that it’s easy to forget you’re reading a manga. Everything about this series makes me want to call it my top manga for 2020. If you want to have a little taste, try out the free chapters on the Jump app. We are slowly getting the backlog filled so it may not be long before everyone can catch up. With a story by Tatsuya Matsuki and art by Shiro Usazaki make sure to get this on July 7th.
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Bleach Can’t Fear Your Own World volume 1

Bleach Can’t Fear Your Own World volume 1 - manga July 2020

The Year of the Strawberry continues! Fans of classic Shonen rejoice, as another beloved series is getting the Light novel treatment from Viz! On top of a returning anime to look forward to, Bleach fans also have a new light novel to keep ’em busy, this one focusing on Hisagi of the 9th company! Revisit the world of the Soul Reapers when this volume drops on July 7th!
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Honorable Mentions

Dr Stone volume 12

Prepare to sail the high seas in the name of science when this volume drops on July 7th!
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba volume 14

Another month, another new instalment of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba. This time around we have best girl Mitsuri on the cover, do I need to say more? Make sure to pick this up if you’ve been following the series and want to keep up on the action. Things are sure to keep ramping up. Volume 14 drops on July 7th!
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Snow White and the Red Hair volume 8

Get ready for THAT talk between the good Lady Shirayuki and handsome Prince Zen when this volume drops on July 7th!
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Kaguya-sama: Love is War volume 15

A decisive love battle has been won but after confessing to each other how will Kaguya and Shirogane move forward? After all, these two are as complicated as they come. As the war of love keeps raging pick up this volume on July 7th to keep up on all the crazy antics!
Amazon

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku volume 3

Who’s deadlier: Gabirmaru the Hollow or everyone and everything on this darn island!? Find out when this volume drops on July 21st!
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You can check out the rest of Viz Media’s July manga releases here.


So do any of the series mentioned above catch your eye? With so many July manga releases, it only makes sense that we missed some, so if there are any you want us to take a look at or want to share with others let us know. We’ll see you next month!

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