The Rising of the Shield Hero, Volume 01: The Manga Companion
by Aneko Yusagi
Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world! Summary from Goodreads.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Side: P3 Volume 1
by Sou Tobita, Atlas (Creator)
A WONDROUS MAZE
After the sudden cancellation of their school’s cultural festival, Gekkoukan High School’s own S.E.E.S. look to relieve some stress by beating some shadows in Tartarus. But a visit to the Velvet Room beforehand takes an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stuck in a high school that they’ve never seen before. To return home, they’ll have to make their way through the treacherous, shadow-filled corridors of a most curious maze. Luckily, they’ll have some help from two mysterious students and a few other Persona users… Summary from Goodreads.