Off the Shelf Archive

Off the Shelf is a weekly conversational feature hosted at Melinda Beasi’s Manga Bookshelf site in which we talk about some of the manga we’ve been reading lately. Occasionally, the titles I mention there will be reviewed on Soliloquy in Blue in greater depth, but not all will, and so I’ve created this archive of links to each week’s column and listed the books I discuss therein.

JUNE 2010
6/2/10 (Cheeky Angel 16-18, The Record of a Fallen Vampire 1-3, Ultimate Venus 5)
6/9/10 (Alice in the Country of Hearts 3, The Lizard Prince 2, Deadman Wonderland 2)
6/16/10 (switch 3-4, Vampire Knight 10, Happy Cafe 3)
6/23/10 (The Color of Earth, The Color of Water, The Color of Heaven)
6/30/10 (Run, Bong-Gu, Run!; Dokebi Bride 1-2; Time and Again 1)

JULY 2010
7/7/10 (The Clique, Millennium Prime Minister 3, Okimono Kimono)
7/14/10 (Fruits Basket: Banquet, Dengeki Daisy 1, Crimson Hero 13)
7/28/10 (ParaChara!)

AUGUST 2010
8/4/10 (Karakuri Odette 3, Flower in a Storm 2, Ouran High School Host Club 14)
8/11/10 (Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning 4-6, Songs to Make You Smile, Alice the 101st 1)
8/25/10 (Moon Boy 8, Himeyuka & Rozione’s Story, Expecting the Boss’s Baby)

SEPTEMBER 2010
9/1/10 (Yotsuba&!, Hikaru no Go, The Palette of 12 Secret Colors)
9/8/10 (Library Wars: Love & War 2 and Gossip Girl: For Your Eyes Only 1)
9/15/10 (The Witch of Artemis 1, Otomen 6-7, Sarasah 4-5)
9/29/10 (Neko Ramen 2 and Chi’s Sweet Home 2)

OCTOBER 2010
10/13/10 (RIN-NE 3-4 and Yokan 2: Noise)
10/27/10 (Nightschool: The Weirn Books 4 and Higurashi When They Cry: Beyond Midnight Arc 1)

NOVEMBER 2010
11/3/10 (Cool/Uncool and Kingyo Used Books 2)
11/10/10 (Maid Sama! 5-6 and Saturn Apartments 2)
11/24/10 (I am Here! 1 and Panic X Panic 1-2)

DECEMBER 2010
12/1/10 (Ghost Hunt 11 and Papillon 5/6)
12/8/10 (Fairy Tail 12 and C0de:Breaker 2)
12/15/10 (Angel Diary 11-13 and Cactus’s Secret 4)
12/29/10 (AiON 1 and Nabari No Ou 3-5)

JANUARY 2011
1/5/11 (How to Draw Shojo Manga)
1/12/11 (Mistress Fortune and Black Butler 3-4)
1/19/11 (Karakuri Odette)

FEBRUARY 2011
2/3/11 (Highschool of the Dead 1 and Lives 1)
2/9/11 (Itsuwaribito 1 and The Stellar Six of Gingacho 2)
2/24/11 (Ayako)

MARCH 2011
3/2/11 (Cowboys, Babies and Shotgun Vows and Marriage Scandal, Showbiz Baby!)
3/9/11 (Portrait of M & N 3-4 and Bokurano: Ours 3)
3/16/11 (Eensy Weensy Monster 2 and Clean Freak, Fully Equipped 1)
3/23/11 (Pavane for a Dead Girl 1 and Skip Beat! 23)

APRIL 2011
4/6/11 (Itazura Na Kiss 5 and Blue Exorcist 1)
4/13/11 (The Beautiful Skies of Houou High 1 and Countdown 7 Days 1)
4/27/11 (Please Save My Earth)

MAY 2011
5/11/11 (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan 1-2 and The Story of Saiunkoku 3)
5/25/11 (Arisa 2 and Shugo Chara! 10)

JUNE 2011
6/1/11 (13th Boy 7)
6/8/11 (Amnesia Labyrinth 1-2 and One Piece 57)
6/16/11 (Kamisama Kiss 3 and Raiders 6)

JULY 2011
7/7/11 (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 1 and Monster Hunter Orage 1)
7/14/11 (Oresama Teacher 3 and Pandora Hearts 6)
7/27/11 (Fruits Basket)

AUGUST 2011
8/3/11 (Kobato. 4 and Magic Knight Rayearth Omnibus Edition)
8/10/11 (Deltora Quest 1 and Slam Dunk 16-17)
8/31/11 (Animal Land 1 and Until the Full Moon 1)

SEPTEMBER 2011
9/7/11 (Angelic Runes 1-2 and Gon 1)
9/14/11 (Arata: The Legend 7 and Cross Game 5)
9/28/11 (So I Married an Anti-Fan 1, Core Scramble 1, and Full House 5)

OCTOBER 2011
10/6/11 (Bakuman。 6-7 and My Girlfriend’s a Geek 4)
10/12/11 (Love Hina)
10/26/11 (My Boyfriend Is a Vampire 1-2 and Witch & Wizard 1)

NOVEMBER 2011
11/11/11 (Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei 11 and Small-Minded Schoolgirls 3)
11/17/11 (La Quinta Camera and Tesoro)

DECEMBER 2011
12/8/11 (Shugo Chara Chan! 1 and Breathe Deeply)
12/15/11 (K-ON! 4 and Case Closed 41)

JANUARY 2012
1/4/12 Fullmetal Alchemist
1/26/12 No Longer Human 1-2

FEBRUARY 2012
2/2/12 Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon 3 and Wandering Son 2
2/23/12 Princess Knight

MARCH 2012
3/1/12 GTO: 14 Days in Shonan 1 and Soulless: The Manga 1
3/8/12 Gate 7 1-2 and Psyren 3
3/31/12 Moon Child

APRIL 2012
4/12/12 A Devil and Her Love Song 2 and Dawn of the Arcana 3
4/28/12 Girl Friends, Love My Life, Poor Poor Lips 1

MAY 2012
5/10/12 Durarara!! 2 and Don’t Cry, Girl
5/17/12 We Were There 14 and Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You 14

JUNE 2012
6/7/12 Alice in the Country of Clover: Bloody Twins and Pandora Hearts 10
6/14/12 Bleach 40-41 and Until Death Do Us Part 1
6/27/12 Real

JULY 2012
7/5/12 The Drops of God 4 and 5 Centimeters per Second
7/14/12 Natsume’s Book of Friends 12 and Jiu Jiu 1
7/25/12 Tokyo Babylon

AUGUST 2012
8/19/12 13th Boy 12
8/30/12 Sakuran

SEPTEMBER 2012
9/29/12 Kaze Hikaru 20 and Limit 1

OCTOBER 2012
10/20/12 Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden 10 and Pride 1-2

NOVEMBER 2012
11/3/12 Puzzles on an Isolated Island 1 and Loveless 1-2
11/10/12 Stepping on Roses 8 and Crazy for You 1-2
11/24/12 Umineko: When They Cry Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch 1 and Strobe Edge 1

DECEMBER 2012
12/9/12 Bunny Drop 7 and Thermae Romae 1
12/16/12 Demon Love Spell 1 and 07-Ghost 1
12/22/12 The Devil Is So Cute and Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something

JANUARY 2013
1/7/13 Chocolat

FEBRUARY 2013
2/2/13 DROPS and Hanjuku Joshi 1
2/9/13 Missions of Love 1-2 and Knights of Sidonia 1

MARCH 2013
3/2/13 Ameiro Kochakan Kandan 1 and Barrage 1
3/16/13 Durarara!! Saika Arc 1 and Emerald and Other Stories
3/23/13 Red River 1 and From Far Away 1
3/31/13 One Piece 66 and Blood Lad 2

APRIL 2013
4/6/13 Library Wars: Love & War 9 and Tiger & Bunny 1
4/21/13 Angel Sanctuary

MAY 2013
5/4/13 Black Butler 13 and Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin 1
5/25/13 Basara

JUNE 2013
6/2/13 Sunny 1 and Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus 1
6/8/13 Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry Blossom Pink and Cross Manage 1

JULY 2013
7/13/13 Revisiting Red River and From Far Away
7/20/13 Loveless
7/27/13 No. 6 1 and Kare First Love 1-2

AUGUST 2013
8/10/13 Totally Captivated

SEPTEMBER 2013
9/8/13 Midnight Secretary 1 and Happy Marriage?! 1

OCTOBER 2013
10/27/13 Tropic of the Sea and Helter Skelter

OCTOBER 2014
10/27/14 Natsume’s Book of Friends 17 and Bloody Brat 2

JANUARY 2015
1/22/15 Yukarism 1 and Kiss of the Rose Princess 1

MARCH 2017
3/14/17 Welcome to the Ballroom 3 and Anonymous Noise 1