No Highschool of the Dead next month.
If you're still reading, good for you, because there is still a bit of HOTD news. There is no new Japanese Full Color Edition coming out, but there is a new Blu-ray box set coming out on December 21 (according to Amazon--the advertisement in the magazine says 12/28). It looks like it will have all 12 regular episodes and the OVA, along with some bonus features like a 32-page booklet with illustrations. The current price on Amazon is around $230 before shipping, so I'm not sure how many of you will be willing to spend that kind of money. I'll try to have more information when I post Triage X raws later in case anyone is interested.
As part of their 40th anniversary celebration, Monthly Dragon Age has had special cover designs and color page tributes for much of this year. This month, they included a booklet that has bath scene color illustrations for some of their most popular series over the years. Triage X seems to have taken the place of HOTD as Shouji Sato's number one series, because the latter isn't in there. I'll include the Triage X and Maken-Ki! illustrations with their respective raw chapters.
I announced a couple of weeks ago that Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni ended, and it looks like maybe I was wrong and it was really just the end of an arc. There was a new chapter this month; however, it doesn't seem like a new arc is starting, and there was no date for the next chapter. It might have just been an omake chapter the artist put in to fill the last volume. I would like to see the series continue, though it would be better if it would get picked up by another group.
There's been a theme in the magazine over the last few months that I've noticed and decided to call the Absurdly Lewd Oneshot of the Month. These oneshots, one of which I told you about in October, appear to be the magazines attempts at blurring the border between shounen manga and hentai. It started with a oneshot featuring characters who fought each other with sex toys, and this month it has grown into the most explicit sex scene (between two girls, no less) I have ever seen in something categorized as shounen. I can't even post pictures because I would have to classify this site as having adult content.
Anyway, this months raws will be much tamer by comparison. I'm really busy, so it could be a few days before I post them. See you then.