If you thought last month left something to be desired well then get ready because this month does not hold back. June comes out swinging with a great variety of titles, both new and continuing. As always I’m joined by my great friend Luke Hollywood (in italics) as we pick out the most exciting titles. So let’s get started as we see which manga releases in June are worth reading.
Viz Media June manga releases
Blue Flag volume 2
I’d be feeling Blue without this one! The first volume of this highschool heartbreaker blew me away with its cute art, compelling cast and honest, human storytelling. In the time since I’ve read it, I’ve been recommending this series to pretty much anyone who will listen, and when I’m not doing that, I’m eagerly awaiting the release of its next volume, which drops on June 16th. Make sure you join us for the feels, just make sure you pack those tissues! Amazon
Jujutsu Kaisen volume 4
Sorcery Shenanigans! The year of Jujutsu Kaisen continues! We’ve got an upcoming anime, a complete set of chapters in the Shonen Jump Vault and now a new volume to enjoy! Volume 4 wraps up quite an important storyline in the series in the Mahito arc, which many speculate will be the main focus of the upcoming anime’s 1st season. If you want to get a headstart on the new hotness, this volume (and the stellar 3 that preceded it) is a must-buy when it drops on June 2nd! Amazon
Food Wars: Shokogeki No Soma volume 36
The final dish is served! Food Wars has been a controversial series recently, with many fans not satisfied with how the story ultimately played out. However, I still felt we would be remiss not to mention the final volume of this long-running series. I’ve been reading it digitally myself, and so far I’ve been impressed with the quirky cast, unique ‘battles’ and delicious looking food of course! With the final volume out it will be interesting to see if Viz decides to collect it all in a boxset set, as they have done with many other series previously. Either way, be sure to enjoy this volume while it’s hot when it drops on June 2nd! Amazon
My Hero Academia volume 24
The bad boys are back in town! With the end of the speedy publishing schedule for this series that ran up to the last volume, waiting for 24 has felt extra long. However, this month sees it’s a triumphant return to the shelves (along with its sister series, as Antonio will mention later). The groundbreaking shift in focus to the League of Villains continues this volume, in what has become a favourite fan arc in the series. Make sure you catch a sneak peek at what might be appearing in season 5 and break bad yourself when this volume drops on June 2nd! Amazon
My Hero Academia: Vigilantes volume 7
Having a spin-off that arguably rivals its source material is something not easily achieved, but My Hero Academia: Vigilantes manages to do so. Even though it’s been almost a year since we saw the last volume for this series come out, the excitement level is astronomical.
Everything from this series hits the mark, whether it’s the writing by Hideyuki Furuhashi or the art by Betten Court. Honestly, if you are a fan of the main book and haven’t gotten into Vigilantes, I only have one question. What are you waiting for? Though you may feel intimidated because this is the seventh volume, that’s okay, you can still go back and start at the beginning. Shonen Jump offers this series through their subscription app, which means no more excuses to keep missing out.
Honestly, I can’t recommend this series enough, from amazing characters, to in intriguing plot lines this series excels. Even the filler chapters are great! Be on the lookout once My Hero Academia: Vigilantes volume 7 releases on June 2nd. Amazon
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba volume 13
With Viz Media announcing monthly releases for Demon Slayer: Kimentsu No Yaiba, this month brings another instalment to the epic tale. If you’re already a fan, this should already be on your list. With art and story by Koyoharu Gotouge, this manga only seems to keep getting better and better. You can look forward to adding volume 13 to your collection once it slashes its way onto shelves June 2nd. Amazon
Golden Kamuy volume 16
While I’ve only checked out a little of this series so far. I was impressed by its unique setting, attention to detail and intriguing cast. If you’re in a (gold) rush to find a new mature series offering something a little different, try this one out when it drops on June 16th! Amazon
Komi Can’t Communicate volume 7
As always Komi Can’t Communicate remains one of my favourite manga series to date. The great mix of humour and feels is an excellent combination in my book. Author and artist Tomohito Oda never fails to entertain with each new volume. Oh, and I have to say that this might be tied for my favourite cover for the series. Be on the lookout for volume 7 once it hits shelves on June 9th. Amazon
Spy x Family volume 1
There are about three series this year whose physical release I can not wait for, this is one of them. Spy x Family, written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endo, is one of Shonen Jump’s newest and best series. I can confidently say that this may be my favourite series out of the whole current line up. The basic premise is Twilight, a world-famous spy must infiltrate an elite school with the help of a fake family. Unbeknownst to him that wife Yor and daughter Anya, turn out to be an assassin and a telepath respectively.
The story works so well, and it never feels as though there is a dull moment with these characters. Especially with Anya, she is the most lovable idiot you can find. Her reaction faces are unrivalled in the manga world. Oh, and we can’t forget about how clean the art style is. All the characters feel distinguishable from one another, and it just has a great vibe to it. Seriously you need to be reading this series as soon as possible. Spy x Family volume 1 will be making its debut on June 2nd. Amazon
How Do We Relationship? volume 1
A good question! I’ve been exploring more and more Yuri titles recently, and this new series grabbed my attention with its cute cover. This series depicts a budding romance between two casual friends at college, so it may perhaps be a little more mature than a series set in high school. That could also be an incentive for fans of the genre wanting something a little fresh, but even with that, I think it’ll be worth checking out when it drops on June 9th! Amazon
Geeky cuteness! This series is well regarded by fans of both the manga, and it’s solid anime adaptation for its accurate depictions and references to the Otaku culture. But, also for its focus on romance in a setting outside the high school norm. Focusing on love in the office workplace instead. The last volume released all the way back in 2018, so it’s good to see this charming title making a comeback. Grab an extra heart and pick this one up when it drops digitally on June 9th! Amazon
O Maidens in Your Savage Season volume 7
Lovely literature! This romance series has seen increased popularity with its strong anime adaptation. O Maidens in your Savage Season is a cute-as-a-button series depicting 5 girls from a high school book club discovering and exploring the terrifying worlds of puberty, romance and relationships in their tumultuous teenage years. If you’re looking for something cute and at times all too relatable, this is the coming of age title for you! Get reading yourself when it drops digitally on June 9th! Amazon
Sweat and Soap volume 3
Steamy sweet romance! This series is a darling for most of the team here at MangaWorthReading, with its somewhat unconventional initial concept of hot sniffing action concealing quite the charmingly cute love story. Don’t let this series initially potent scent mask the sweet aroma contained inside! Asako and Kotori’s relationship progressed quite significantly in the last volume, so it’ll be interesting to see just where they slip and slide next. Be sure to sniff this one out when it drops digitally on June 30th! Amazon
Yuri is My Job! volume 6
After recently catching up to the latest volume I can’t wait for the release of Yuri is My Job volume 6. Those girls over at Liebe academy have worked their way into my heart and have not let go. Penned and illustrated by Miman, this charming Yuri series follows Hime as she navigates through her new job at a student themed cafe.
One of the reasons I love this manga is because of the excellent cast of characters. While Hime is great, you slowly start to fall for the side characters as well. Not to mention that when the mangaka wants to throw some feels in there, you can’t help but shed a tear or two.
Visually, this series also excels. The art is simply dynamic and detailed, never have I felt more overjoyed while looking through the panels. It is also a very easygoing introduction into the Yuri genre looking to take their first steps here. When Yuri is My Job volume 6 releases digitally on June 23d, be sure to check it out! Amazon
My Roomie is a Dino volume 3
This is another one that’s done well since it’s recent anime adaptation (named Gal and Dino), with Kodansha cranking out new volumes at quite the pace! While I’ve admittedly only flicked through the previous volumes so far, it did look like some super cute and light-hearted fun, kinda reminiscent of the charming “Emperor and I” series from Viz. Look for it when it drops digitally on June 9th! BookWalker
Smile Down the Runway volume10
While I’m behind on catching up with this shonen showstopper, the first volume really did impress me quite a bit with its fresh take on a lot of familiar concepts on the genre. Also, notice how this cover seems to be a direct homage to volume 1, but with Ikuto replacing Chiyuki? Very intriguing. Check it out when it drops digitally on June 2nd! Amazon | BookWalker
Rent-A-Girlfriend volume 1
Rent-a-what? Despite the dubious title on this one, I’m always willing to give the first volume a try. With the synopsis detailing a burgeoning relationship between a recently heart-broken high schooler and the girl he “rents” for a date. This one might need a little adjusting to get used to, but with an anime adaptation apparently on the way this summer, it’s clear this series has some popularity. We’ll have to see for ourselves when it drops on June 2nd! Amazon | BookWalker
When We Shout For Love volume 1
Every month there’s always that one dark horse romance title that snakes its way into the solicitations. In this case, we face When We Shout For Love written and Illustrated by Yuka Kitagawa. Mayuko is a girl that loves to spend her time listening to her favourite group KBF47 and generally keeps to herself. One day, however, she meets Ooba-Kun, who also loves the same group. Stories where a romance starts to develop out of a common interest always have a place on my shelf. Be sure to check out When We Shout For Love volume 1 once it’s released digitally on June 30th.
Stellar Witch Lips volume 1
Admittedly I have a soft spot for witches, so I just had to bring this title up. Stellar Witch Lips is a new release title written by Hana Kagami and illustrated by Kotoko Ichi. Miku just wanted to attend her favourite Idol concert, but after missing it she must get help from a witch and in the process becomes one herself. From the premise alone, it seems like a fun little book to pick up if nothing else on this list catches your eye. You can even check out a free preview for the first chapter on Kodansha’s website. Volume 1 of Stellar Witch Lips will make its digital debut on June 2nd. Amazon | BookWalker
Weathering With You volume 1
Makoto Shinkai is one of those creators where anything they put out is a must-read. Weathering With You was such a moving and visually striking film that I am curious to see how it will translate into a manga format. While the story will still be provided by Shinkai, the art will be done by up and comer Wataru Kubota. While I will be waiting for the physical release later this year, you can catch the digital version on June 16th. Amazon
Don’t flush this one! While this spooky yet cute supernatural series is all the way up to volume 11 in digital editions, the physical volumes have had a bit of a slower release schedule. However, Aidalro’s unique and captivating art style makes this series a pleasure to read in both formats! The core trio of Hanako, Yashiro and Minamoto really solidified themselves with the last volume, so I’m looking forward to what mysterious adventures they’ll stumble upon next. Knock 3 times and grab it when it drops physically on June 9th! Amazon | BookWalker
Breasts are My Favorite Thing in the World volume 1
That’s one heck of a title! Antonio and I are both fans of Yuri, but I don’t think I’ve come across one this open about its proclivities from the onset. Apparently, our heroine has a boob fetish, and the only logical step next is to enlist her well-endowed friend to satiate her needs? I have a feeling this may follow the Sweat and Soap path and have some wholesome love moments inside that saucy exterior. Or it might just be salacious through and through. We won’t know until we get our hands on it when it drops on June 23rd! Amazon | BookWalker
Restaurant to Another World volume 1
At times while browsing for manga, there will be a title that just seems cute. Restaurant to Another World falls into that category. With a story adapted from the light novel by Junpei Inuzuka and featuring art by Takaaki Kugatsu, this volume looks like a charming pickup. The premise, there is a restaurant which offers its services to otherworldly creatures. I’ve always liked food/restaurant based concepts for stories, so I am inclined to pick this up. I’m sure there will be quite a few laughs along the way too. If it sounds like something of interest, you can pick up Restaurant to Another World volume one once it’s served up on June 23d. Amazon
What’s better than one Yuri story? A whole bunch of them! I don’t have much experience with anthologies like the Éclair series, but I’m interested in trying this out. You can too when it drops on June 23rd! Amazon | BookWalker
Cooking up some Love! The first volume of this series was much enjoyed by Musume here on the site. So much so that that review encouraged me to pick up the series myself… though I haven’t got round to reading it yet! Maybe I’ll use this impending release of a third volume to finally crack it open myself. Either way, If you’re in the mood for a tasty treat of a love story, don’t leave it to simmer like I did when it drops on June 23rd! Amazon | BookWalker
Uzaki-Chan wants to Hang Out volume 3
Does Uzaki-Chan still want to hang out? It sure looks that way to me. The series written and illustrated by Take gets its third instalment this month. If you haven’t checked it out previously, you can read what Musume though of previous volumes here. Overall, the verdict remains positive, Uzaki-chan is a manga series worth reading. Pick this up once it releases on June 16th. Amazon | BookWalker
Gigant volume 2
One of our very own Musume’s favourite titles gets a new release this month, With its second volume, Hiroya Oku certainly seems to continue her unique story. Giant porn stars and world-ending disasters? Certainly seems to be on the wilder side of things. While I personally haven’t checked out this title, I have only heard positive things so far. Gigant volume 2 arrives as an early digital release on June 23d. Amazon | BookWalker
How Heavy Are the Dumbells You Lift?
If you’re looking for a cute fitness-based slice of life manga, than this might be the one for you. How Heavy Are The Dumbells You Lift? checks all these boxes plus a couple more. With goofy characters, good humour, and solid art, be sure to get this book. Volume 1 was strong, volume 3 will be physically repping its weight onto shelves June 2nd! Amazon | BookWalker
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear volume 1
I first heard of Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear when its anime adaptation was announced earlier this year. The story is about a girl named Yuna, who is a bit of a shut-in that loves to play in a virtual reality MMO. She gets a bear suit onesie that is way overpowered but is reluctant to wear it. This made me think of an anime with a similar concept, Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense, which I quite enjoyed. With a story by Kumanano and art by Sergei, putting this on your list might be a good idea. If you want to check out Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, it will be available in print on June 16th. Amazon | BookWalker
Syrup: A Yuri Anthology
Yuri as a genre can be so diverse and expressive in its stories that I can’t help but be a fan. Looking at the solicitations for this month, Syrup: A Yuri Anthology, managed to pique my interest. With story and art by Yoshimurakana, Kodama Naoko, Milk Morinaga, this collection of short stories looks to be a treat for any Yuri fan.
This being an anthology series I’m excited to see what different types of stories will be on the pages. You can look forward to the early digital release of Syrup: A Yuri Anthology volume 1 on June 23d. Amazon | BookWalker
So do any of the series mentioned above catch your eye? With so many June 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!