Spring 2017 Manga Guide: Light Novel Roundup

Spring 2017 Manga Guide: Light Novel Roundup:

The new Anime News Network spring manga/light novel guide includes our Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Vol 1 with J-Novel Club! ⚔️

BEASTS OF ABIGAILE, Vol 1Story and art by: Aoki SpicaMSRP:…

BEASTS OF ABIGAILE, Vol 1

Story and art by: Aoki Spica
MSRP: $12.99
Release date: June 27, 2017

Tsukishiro Nina has just arrived in the beautiful country of Ruberia, and its charming denizens and lush scenery are like a fairy tale come true. That is until she’s beset by a mysterious young man with a steely gaze and furry wolf ears—who promptly bites her! Nina finds herself turning into one of these beasts of legend, and whisked away to the prison of Abigaile where all their kind are sent. Nina must keep her wits about her if she’s to learn the secrets of this magical world where everyone either makes her blood boil or her young heart race!

HOLY CORPSE RISING, Vol 3Story and art by: Hosana TanakaMSRP:…

HOLY CORPSE RISING, Vol 3

Story and art by: Hosana Tanaka
MSRP: $12.99
Release date: June 20, 2017

THE WEIRD SISTERS

With the First Witches Ezel and Upsula at his side in the battle against witchcraft, Nikola Eskalibur has the beginnings of a new “Crusader Army.” After being backed into a corner, Nikola has no choice but to revive another First Witch, swelling his magic-wielding ranks to three! But this witch’s powers run deeper than magic and Nikola soon finds himself wooed by the dark newcomer. Just how many witchy wives can one monk have?!

DRAGONAR ACADEMY, Vol 12Story and art by: Shiki Mizuchi,…

DRAGONAR ACADEMY, Vol 12

Story and art by: Shiki Mizuchi, Ran
MSRP: $12.99
Release date: June 13, 2017

Ash Blake is a senior at Ansullivan Dragonar Academy, but he’s not a typical student. Not only does he have the ability to ride any dragon, but his own Steed, Eco, was born with the body of a beautiful young girl rather than in the shape of a dragon!

In the 12th volume of this classic tale of dragons and magic, the Ansullivan 500-Year Festival is here at least! Everything is leading up to a showdown between Oscar–the student council vice-president, who dreams of one day taking the throne of Chevron–and Ash!

TALES OF ZESTIRIA, Vol 1Story and art by: ShiramineMSRP:…

TALES OF ZESTIRIA, Vol 1

Story and art by: Shiramine
MSRP: $12.99
Release date: June 13, 2017

BASED ON THE GLOBAL VIDEO GAME SENSATION!

Sorey is a human boy who has lived all his life in The Divine Forest, side-by-side with heavenly, but secretive creatures known as Seraphim, which includes his best friend Mikleo. While investigating the old ruins near their home for Seraphim lore, they meet a young woman named Alisha, a knight seeking answers to the calamities drawing their world to ruin. Upon learning that the Seraphim may have a connection to the destruction, Sorey decides it’s time to leave The Divine Forest. With Mikleo and Alisha at his side, Sorey will seek out the truth behind the catastrophes—and discover his own hidden powers in the process.

RED RIDING HOOD AND THE BIG SAD WOLF, Vol 1Story and art by:…

RED RIDING HOOD AND THE BIG SAD WOLF, Vol 1Story and art by: Hachoujou ArataMSRP: $12.99Release date: June 13, 2017MEET THE WOLF OF BAWL STREET!Once upon a time there lived a kind, sensitive Wolf. He loved the warm sun, the beautiful flowers, and the s…

GRIMGAR OF FANTASY AND ASH (light novel), Vol 1Story and art by:…

GRIMGAR OF FANTASY AND ASH (light novel), Vol 1

Story and art by: Ao Jyumonji, Eiri Shirai
MSRP: $13.99
Release date: June 6, 2017

THE LIGHT NOVEL FANTASY EPIC THAT INPSPIRED A CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED ANIME!

Haruhiro awakens to darkness and amnesia, among a group of strangers who can only remember their own names…and nothing else. When they make it into the light, they discover Grimgar – a fantasy world that’s like something out of an RPG game.

Without apparent skills or knowledge of their surroundings, Haruhiro and his newfound friends band together to form an adventuring party. Only by cooperating, using their wits, and learning new skills can they hope to survive in this dangerous land of monsters and magic.