I know what you mean there Legend, the Sergeant and his squad doenst get the attention that they deserve. I'm guessing its mainly due to the fact that they're frog like aliens thats invaded only the manga media in the US...the anime series took a while to get a guessed date of release. But....THE WAIT IS NEARLY OVER!! According to wiki they say that its probably due out Feb '08...but now they say that its not really an "official" date and their guess is sometime in the first quarter of '08. Either ways, its about time that the Sgt made his way overseas. How else was he planning to conquer the Earth!?
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Personally I really enjoy the manga, even in the English versions. (o.O) They still manage to keep most of the humor intact and still keep things flowing within the story. Still some otaku references that get overlooked but hey, theres a limit to what they can do for translations. As you say its rather "fresh". Definitely out of the ordinary.
~*salutes the Sergeant*