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This Week’s Manga – Evolve

This Week's Manga

Aquarion Evol 1 Due to Diamond shipping Viz’s shonen and shojo titles early last week, this week is looking very bare. Only three titles are coming out this week, one of which is from Viz’s BL line Sublime. One Peace Books is a small boutique publisher that has gotten into manga just recently. They’ve had some good word of mouth with Whispered Words, a yuri title. Their new title to be released this week is much more of a shonen action title, Aquarion Evol. It is the sequel to the anime Genesis of Aquarion which had some elements that could be called problematic. This series might be traversing the same road. We’ll see.

Ajin 4Vertical Comics continues its release of the action-horror title Ajin with Volume 4 this week, but looks close to catching up to the Japanese release. Ajin keeps getting good word of mouth press from readers and critics, so hopefully sales are matching even with Crunchyroll running new chapters digitally. Kei Nagai’s trials continue to intrigue, and with more demi-humans coming out of the woodwork with this volume, the story can just only get more intriguing.

While I don’t fully endorse the Vizmanga app, they do have some good bundle sales going. This week, you can get to shojo titles I recommend for a really good price. Library Wars: Love and War is a fun shojo with entertaining characters, and at $30 for 10 volumes, that over half the digital price, and only $3 a volume. Dengeki Daisy which ended this week also has a bundle of 10 volumes for $30. I’d seriously consider this if I didn’t already have half the titles digitally already. Chibi Vampire is a title I still love and Vizmanga has it on sale for $38. That’s down to around $2.50 ea and includes Airmail for a 15 volume bundle. It’s totally worth it for this rom-com series.

 Full List Per Diamond Distributors:

ONE PEACE BOOKS
Aquarion EVOL Volume 1 GN, $11.95

SUBLIME
World’s Greatest First Love Volume 1 GN, $12.99

VERTICAL
Ajin Volume 4 GN, $12.95

This Week’s Manga – Yamada-kun’s Log

This Week's Manga

Yamada Kun 1Look at all this manga this week, and it’s no April Fool’s joke! Kodansha has a bunch of their heavy hitters with two Attack on Titan volumes and the latest Fairy Tail. But the series that’s gotten quite a bit of talk-up is Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches. It is available on Crunchyroll digitally with the newest chapters, but Kodansha is also releasing it in print. It’s a shonen harem comedy, so that’s not too surprising. It’s rare when that kind of series doesn’t sell. The first volume debuts today. Seven Seas has a couple of titles that do not involve monsters, and they involve girls. Citrus is one of their yuri titles, and volume 1 did well, so it will be interesting to see if volume 2 does just as well. Volume 4 of Arpeggio of Blue Steel is also out, the sub warfare series that still manages to get in cute girls.

Log Horizon 1Some series are finishing up this week as well. Vertical Comic’s social media thriller, Prophecy ends it’s run this week with volume 3. The first two volumes are fantastic, so I can’t wait for this volume to see how it all ends. Diamond ships the huge pack of Viz Media shonen and shojo titles out early this week, and a couple of shojo are wrapping up. Meteor Prince was a short, two-volume series that seems like it just premiered, and already we need to wish it good-bye. While it’s run was short and sweet, another longer running series also signs off. Dengeki Daisy Volume 16 wraps up the love story of Teru and Kurosaki, though it seems the story will end with a bit of a bang! I grew to like Dengeki Daisy because of the prickly pairing of Teru and Kurosaki, and look forward to seeing how they end. Also hitting a week late for Diamond customers is Log Horizon from Yen Press. It’s a title like Sword Art Online, with gamers caught in the virtual world they are playing in, but word of mouth has it sounding more than a derivative work. It might be interesting if you like that genre.

Full list per Diamond Distributors:

DARK HORSE COMICS
Lone Wolf And Cub Omnibus Volume 8 TP, $19.99

KODANSHA COMICS
Attack On Titan Before The Fall Volume 4 GN, $10.99
Attack On Titan Volume 15 GN, $10.99
Fairy Tail Volume 47 GN, $10.99
Yamada-Kun And The Seven Witches Volume 1 GN, $10.99

PERFECT SQUARE
Pokemon Adventures Black And White Volume 7 GN, $9.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Arpeggio Of Blue Steel Volume 4 GN, $12.99
Citrus Volume 2 GN, $13.99

VERTICAL
Prophecy Volume 3 GN, $12.95
What Did You Eat Yesterday Volume 7 GN, $12.95
Wolfsmund Volume 6 GN, $12.95

VIZ MEDIA
Assassination Classroom Volume 3 GN, $9.99
Black Lagoon Volume 10 GN, $12.99
Case Closed Volume 54 GN, $9.99
Deadman Wonderland Volume 8 GN, $9.99
Dengeki Daisy Volume 16 GN, $9.99
Food Wars Shokugeki No Soma GN Vol. 05, $9.99
GYO 2-In-1 Deluxe Edition HC, $22.99
Itsuwaribito Volume 14 GN, $9.99
Library Wars Love And War Volume 13 GN, $9.99
Magi The Labyrinth Of Magic Volume 11 GN, $9.99
Meteor Prince Volume 2 GN, $9.99
My Love Story Volume 4 GN, $9.99
One Piece Volume 74 GN, $9.99
Skip Beat Volume 34 GN, $9.99
Toriko Volume 27 GN, $9.99
Vagabond VIZBIG Edition Volume 12 TP, $19.99
Voice Over Seiyu Academy Volume 10 GN, $9.99
World Trigger Volume 5 GN, $9.99
Yukarism Volume 2 GN, $9.99

YEN PRESS
Log Horizon Volume 1 GN, $13.00

This Week’s Manga: Demon Magica

This Week's Manga

Demon From Afar 2 Kodansha and Seven Seas Entertainment are back this week, but their selections just aren’t speaking to me. Kodansha is top-loaded with titles I have no interest in. I gave up on Vampire Cheerleaders a while ago, even though that interest was mild at best, and I lost track of the Alice In the Country Of… awhile ago. So, I leave it to Yen Press again to spark my interest and they do a pretty good job this week. Second volumes of Demon From Afar and Love at Fourteen are out this week. The first volume of Demon From Afar felt like a prologue, so I’m curious to see where it goes in the second. Love at Fourteen is a pretty cute romance, so I can’t wait to see where things go in volume 2.

Puella magi Oriko Magica ExtraYen Press is releasing a few new titles as well that I want to read. I unexpectedly really enjoyed the first Puella Magi Oriko Magica series, so I’m really looking forward to reading Extra Story. I love the glimpses at alternate universes the spin offs give us. I’m curious about Devil is a Part-Timer. I think the idea of a Demon Lord having to work as a part-time employee could be fun. I’d also like to read the first volume of Karneval. It sounds intriguing with a touch of mystery. Angel of Elhamburg is by Aki, the same creator as Olympos, a title I loved, so I have high hopes of enjoying this one as well, even if the premise is less than cheerful.

Full list per Diamond Distributors:

KODANSHA COMICS
Air Gear Volume 33 GN, $10.99
Genshiken Second Season Volume 6 GN, $10.99
Sankarea Volume 11 GN, $10.99
UQ Holder Volume 4 GN, $10.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Alice In The Country Of Joker The Nightmare Trilogy Volume 3 GN, $13.99
Vampire Cheerleaders In Space And Time GN, $12.99

YEN PRESS
Accel World The Twilight Marauder Novel Volume 3 SC, $13.00
Accel World Volume 3 GN, $13.00
Angel Of Elhamburg Volume 1 GN, $18.00
Are You Alice Volume 8 GN, $13.00
Big Hero 6 Manga Volume 1 GN, $12.00
Bloody Cross Volume 6 GN, $11.99
Demon From Afar Volume 2 GN, $18.00
Devil Is Part-Timer Volume 1 GN, $13.00
Disappearance Of Nagato Yuki-Chan Volume 7 GN, $13.00
He’s My Only Vampire Volume 2 GN, $13.00
Karneval Volume 1 GN, $20.00
Kingdom Hearts The Novel SC, $16.00
Love At Fourteen Volume 2 GN, $15.00
Puella Magi Oriko Magica Extra Story GN, $13.00
Soul Eater Volume 25 TP, $13.00
Sword Art Online Fairy Dance Volume 3 GN, $13.00
Sword Art Online Progressive Novel Volume 1 SC, $14.00
Triage X Volume 9 GN, $14.00

This Week’s Manga: Seven Deadly Masters

This Week's MangaSeven Deadly Sins 7Well, this is much better! At least there’s an actual selection to choose from. Seven Seas Entertainment has a decent drop this week including the debut of their new series Servamp vol 1. I think I was curious about the series when it was announced, but it’s low on the priorities list. Kodansha scores much higher with both of their releases; My Little Monster and Seven Deadly Sins, both vol 7. I need to catch up with My Little Monster, but I have been wanting to know what happens next in Seven Deadly Sins. The last volume ended on such a cliffhanger, and I really want to see those Holy Knights get the stuffing kicked out of them! Especially that obnoxious-smirking Guila! I want that smirk wiped off of her face!

Master Keaton 2I would be greatly remiss if I didn’t mention Viz Media’s Master Keaton. I have said how much I love this series? No? Let me tell you so more then. Volume 1 was just great, with a perfect balance of action, humor, and drama. It’s exactly how I like my media to be, so not only is this series a must buy, it’s a preorder! The only problem I seeing with preorders is that I get the volume later than everyone else! I’m also looking forward to Udon Entertainment’s Manga Classics The Scarlet Letter. I missed out on a lot of classic literature growing up, and these books are perfect for some like me, or anyone to catch up fast. The Scarlet Letter is used so much in books and movies, having some grounding the primary source is an absolute must.

Full list per Diamond Distributors:

DARK HORSE COMICS
Oh My Goddess Volume 47 TP, $12.99

KODANSHA COMICS
My Little Monster Volume 7 GN, $10.99
Seven Deadly Sins Volume 7 GN, $10.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
D-Frag Volume 4 GN, $12.99
Kokoro Connect Volume 3 GN, $12.99
Servamp Volume 1 GN, $12.99
Strike Witches One-Winged Witches Volume 2 GN, $12.99

UDON ENTERTAINMENT
Manga Classics The Scarlet Letter HC, $24.99
Manga Classics The Scarlet Letter SC, $19.99

VIZ MEDIA
Master Keaton Volume 2 GN, $19.99

This Week’s Manga: What Manga?

This Week's Manga

Knights of Sidonia 13Due to Diamond Distributors shipping Viz Media titles early last week, there isn’t much of a list this week. In fact, I don’t think you can call it a list really. Only two titles are coming out this week; Knights of Sidonia from Vertical Comics and Girls Und Panzer Little Army from Seven Seas Entertainment.

I’m really only familiar with Knights of Sidonia. I’ve read up to at least vol 5. Of course, the series is now up to vol 13. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far. Nihei has created a fun and interesting world filled excitement and danger. I reviewed the first to volumes at Good Comics for Kids. I’ll have more coming down the pike later.

Seven Seas is releasing Girls Und Panzer Little Army vol 2 this week. This is a title that’s easy to chalk up to the whole moe thing with cute girls in tanks, but I’ve heard that there is a lot more substance to the title. At least, I’ve heard enough that I would consider checking it out.

Full list per Diamond Distributors:

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Girls Und Panzer Little Army Volume 2 GN, $12.99

VERTICAL
Knights Of Sidonia Volume 13 GN, $12.95

This Week’s Manga: Kiss From a Rose

This Week's Manga

Whispered Words 3It’s a big Viz week with both their shonen and shojo titles as well as plenty of Pokémon from their kid imprint Perfect Square. Everyone else is slumming it with one volume each. Dark Horse has New Lone Wolf and Cub Vol 4, while Kodansha releases the 5th omnibus of xxxHolic. Whispered Words from One Peace Books and is a yuri series about a girl who is secretly in love with her best friend, but who isn’t her type. It keeps getting good word of mouth, so it might be worth picking up even with the higher price point

RequiemRoseKing-GN01Viz’s avalanche of shonen and shojo is hard to escape. I recently re-read the first volume of Kamisama Kiss, and now I’m feeling the itch to binge read, but catching up will hurt the pocket-book with volume 17 coming out this week, even if it were available as an e-book! Rose lovers have two titles to choose from this week, with Kiss of the Rose Princess Vol 3 being released, but even more exciting, and a week early, is Requiem of the Rose King Vol 1. This historical shojo by Aya Kanno, the creator of Otomen, is based on Shakespeare’s play Richard III, and is about one of England’s most hated and most misunderstood monarchs. I so can’t wait to read it, but I wasn’t planning for it until next week! Now I have grabby hands!!

Full list per Diamond Distributors:

DARK HORSE COMICS
New Lone Wolf And Cub Volume 4 TP, $13.99

KODANSHA COMICS
xxxHOLIC Omnibus Volume 5 TP, $19.99

ONE PEACE BOOKS
Whispered Words Volume 3 GN, $16.95

PERFECT SQUARE
LBX The Super LBX Volume 4 GN, $9.99
Pokemon Adventures Volume 27 GN, $9.99
Pokemon XY Volume 2 GN, $4.99

VIZ MEDIA
07-Ghost Volume 15 GN, $9.99
Arata The Legend Volume 21 GN, $9.99
Claymore Volume 26 GN, $9.99
D.Gray-Man 3-In-1 Edition Volume 6 TP, $14.99
Dragon Ball 3-In-1 Edition Volume 8 TP, $14.99
Eyeshield 21 Volume 1 GN (New Printing), $9.99
Kamisama Kiss Volume 17 GN, $9.99
Kiss Of The Rose Princess Volume 3 GN, $9.99
Naruto Volume 69 GN, $9.99
Nisekoi False Love Volume 8 GN, $9.99
Oresama Teacher Volume 18 GN, $9.99
Ranma 1/2 2-In-1 Edition Volume 7 TP, $14.99
Requiem Of The Rose King Volume 1 GN, $9.99
Resident Evil Marhawa Desire Volume 3 GN, $12.99
Rin-Ne Volume 17 GN, $9.99
Seraph Of The End Vampire Reighn Volume 4 GN, $9.99
Skip Beat 3-In-1 Edition Volume 10 TP, $14.99
Terra Formars Volume 5 GN, $12.99
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s Volume 7 GN, $9.99

This Week’s Manga: Dark Horse Before the Dawn

Weekly Top Ten Manga

SeraphimSome interesting titles debut this week. Dark Horse releases the second of their two manga by Satoshi Kon, Seraphim 266613336 Wings. Kon does the art while the writing was done by Mamoru Oshii, another anime director. It’s been highly anticipated by fans of both creators. Kodansha Comics’ new title is Maria the Virgin Witch. It’s by Masayuki Ishikawa, the creator of the short-lived release Moyashimon by earlier publisher Del Rey. The subject of this series, a witch who must remain a virgin to keep her powers is more up the alley of western readers than germs were.

Nurse Hitomi 1Seven Seas Entertainment releases the first volume of Nurse Hitomi’s Monster Infirmary. I wasn’t too sure about the series, but a fair-to-middling’ review has me curious enough to flip through it. Yen Press has a whole lot of nope in their releases this week. Ani-Imo, Gou-Dere Sora Nagihara and BTOOOM! are all titles I pass by on guilt free. I keep wondering if I would be curious enough to check out High School DxD, but fortunately, I’ve got a lot of other titles to keep distracting me. I do still need to dig into Barakamon. I have the first two volumes sitting in my TBR pile, and should get to it soon. I’ve heard mixed reviews of it that have me curious as well, but the material is more my type.

Viz Media has the highlight title. The print edition of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Phantom Blood Volume 1 finally comes out. This deluxe hardback has been on a lot of minds, and it’s been on Amazon’s top 10 as a pre-order for a while. We’ll have to see if it makes the NY Times Bestseller list as well.

Full list per Diamond Distributors:

DARK HORSE COMICS
Seraphim 266613336 Wings TP, $19.99

KODANSHA COMICS
Maria The Virgin Witch Volume 1 GN, $10.99
Wallflower Volume 34 GN, $10.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Devils And Realist Volume 4 GN, $12.99
Monster Musume Volume 6 GN, $12.99
Nurse Hitomi’s Monster Infirmary Volume 1 GN, $12.99
Sacred Blacksmith Volume 7 GN, $13.99

VIZ MEDIA
Gangsta Volume 5 GN (not verified by Diamond), $12.99
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Phantom Blood Volume 1 HC, $19.99

YEN PRESS
Ani-Imo Volume 2 GN, $13.00
Barakamon Volume 3 GN, $15.00
BTOOOM Volume 9 GN, $14.00
Certain Magical Index Volume 2 Light Novel SC, $14.00
Gou-Dere Sora Nagihara Volume 2 GN, $15.00
High School DxD Volume 4 GN, $13.00
Judge Volume 6 GN, $12.99

This Week’s Manga: Bewitching

This Week's Manga

WitchCraft Works 3It’s super light in manga this week. Kodansha has nothing that interests me. I finally read the first volume of Manga Dogs and was sadly disappointed by it. The manga references were cute, but the volume as a whole just wasn’t funny, so I’ll pass on volume 3’s release. While I like the Pokemon Adventures manga series more than the TV series, the manga adaptations of the movies have been decent. The adaptation of the last movie to be released, Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, comes out from Perfect Square, Viz Media’s kid imprint.

Vertical Comics gets the thumb’s up this week with their all ages and comedy releases. I really enjoyed Cardfight! Vanguard. It’s a great combination of fun characters and collectible card games. Even if you can’t get the volumes with the limited edition game cards, pick up this series anyway. It’s just as fun to read as to play. Witchcraft Works has the kind of comedy I really enjoy; the deadpan protagonist. Takamiya keeps the same straight expression, no matter what is going on around her, whether she’s being attacked by witches or their giant bunny minions. It looks to be a great series and will be diving into it just like you should be with Volume 3, the newest release.

Full list per Diamond Distributors:

KODANSHA COMICS
Cage Of Eden Volume 17 GN, $10.99
Manga Dogs Volume 3 GN, $10.99

PERFECT SQUARE
Pokemon The Movie Diancie And The Cocoon Of Destruction GN, $9.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Lucifer And The Biscuit Hammer Omnibus Volume 2 TP, $18.99

VERTICAL
Cardfight Vanguard Volume 5 GN, $10.95
Witchcraft Works Volume 3 GN, $12.95

This Week’s Manga: Prophetic Love

This Week's Manga

Blood Blockade Battlefront 7It’s a small week for only being the second of the month. Hey, Dark Horse is still publishing manga! It’s kind of surprising considering how rarely volumes pop up. I see merchandise more often than manga, and had forgotten they were even publishing Blood Blockade Battlefront, from Yasuhiro Nightow, the creator of Trigun.  I was never interested in reading either. Volume 7 is out this week. They also have the omnibus of the re-release of Samurai Executioner Volume 4 by Kazuo Koike, who is associated with Dark Horse in the same way Naoki Urasawa is associate with Viz Media.

Prophecy 2The jewel of the releases this week comes from Vertical Comics, as can be expected. This week they have the second volume of Prophecy, the cyber crime investigation, social media vengeance title you didn’t know you should be reading. Well, you’ve now been given notice. It’s only three volumes long, and comes out of the gate punching. It’s a title that will hook you from the first chapter.

In honor of Valentines Day this week, Kodansha releases the sixth volume of Say I Love You, a teen romance filled with all the uncertainty and doubt teens feel about themselves and their feelings. And it’s a great read. Or for the male gaze-gender swap-dating sim-Alice in Wonderland lovers out there, Seven Seas Entertainment has you covered with their new releases this week.

Full list per Diamond Distributors:

DARK HORSE COMICS
Blood Blockade Battlefront Volume 7 TP, $12.99
Samurai Executioner Omnibus Volume 4 TP, $19.99

KODANSHA COMICS
Say I Love You Volume 6 GN, $10.99
Tsubasa Omnibus Volume 3 GN, $19.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Alice In The Country Of Joker Circus And Liar’s Game Volume 7 GN, $12.99
Dragonar Academy Volume 5 GN, $12.99
I Am Alice Body Swap In Wonderland Volume 3 GN, $13.99

VERTICAL
Ajin Volume 3 GN, $12.95
Prophecy Volume 2 GN, $12.95

This Week’s Manga: I Don’t Like This Week At All

This Week's Manga

Fairy Tail 46 Wow, I know end of the month lists can be tough, but this one is seriously rough. There are only four different titles coming out from four different companies. The only title I would really have a lot of interest in getting is Fairy Tail vol 46 from Kodansha. I am so far behind on Fairy Tail I’m thinking just looking for the beginning of the latest arc and picking it up there and going back to read the backlog later. It worked for Attack on Titan, but then I wasn’t 41 volumes behind either.

From the New World 7Seven Seas Entertainment has another male gaze oriented title with I Don’t Like You At All Big Brother that I am passing on guilt free, and Yen Press has just one title, Soul Eater. I know this has been a popular series for a long time, but I just couldn’t get into it. Not at the beginning, and especially not now. Vertical releases the final volume of From the New World with vol 7. I wasn’t thrilled by the first volume due to its heavy fan service, but I’d heard from friends that the story was good, so I’ll give it another try. I can power through 6 volumes easily.

Full list per Diamond Distributors:

KODANSHA COMICS
Fairy Tail Volume 46 GN, $10.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
I Don’t Like You At All Big Brother Collected Edition Volume 4 GN, $18.99

VERTICAL
From The New World Volume 7 GN, $10.95

YEN PRESS
Soul Eater Volume 24 TP, $13.00

This Week’s Manga: Yen Again

This Week's Manga

Secret_V1_FINALNo matter how I look at it, it’s Yen Press’s fault I’m not caught up reading manga! Look at all these omnibuses that are coming out from them this week. Goong, Ubel Blatt, Umineko When They Cry, and Until Death Do Us Part. I can’t keep up with regular releases, as it is, and with so many omnibuses, my TBR pile just looks worse! There is one non-omnibus title from Yen Press I’d like to check out; Secret Vol 1. I haven’t read Judge or Doubt, but I’m considering giving Secret a try. It looks like it will have more of a mystery element to it than just a psychological thriller. Also new this week from Yen Press is Akame Ga Kill. I know a lot of people have been looking forward to it, but I’m gonna pass on it. It screams harem, with the one country bumpkin guy surrounded by hot girl assassins. I just don’t see the appeal of these harem comedies.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel 3The other publishers aren’t helping much either. Kodansha releases three titles I do enjoy, though My Little Monster and Noragami sit a little higher on the pile than Missions of Love. Seven Seas has the third volume of Arpeggio of Blue Steel, a title I keep bringing up, but still don’t own a volume. If only it was available digitally. I feel the same about Viz Media’s Resident Evil prequel series. Seven Seas has been talking about some changes to their digital strategy. I hope it’s an expansion from Comixology as well as of licensed titles.

Full list per Diamond Distributors:

KODANSHA COMICS
Missions Of Love Volume 10 GN, $10.99
My Little Monster Volume 6 GN, $10.99
Noragami Stray God Volume 3 GN, $10.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Arpeggio Of Blue Steel Volume 3 GN, $12.99
Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 2 GN, $12.99
Zero’s Familiar Chevalier Volume 4 GN, $12.99

VIZ MEDIA
Monster The Perfect Edition Volume 3 GN, $19.99
Resident Evil Volume 2 GN, $12.99
Terra Formars Volume 4 GN, $12.99

YEN PRESS
Akame Ga Kill Volume 1 GN, $13.00
Black Butler Volume 19 TP, $13.00
Goong Volume 17 The Royal Palace GN, $25.00
No Matter How I Look At It It’s You Guy’s Fault I’m Not Popular Volume 6 GN, $13.00
Inu X Boku SS Volume 6 TP, $11.99
Kingdom Hearts 358 / 2 Days Volume 5 GN, $12.00
Melancholy Of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan Volume 9 GN, $13.00
Milkyway Hitchhiking Volume 2 GN, $30.00
Secret Volume 1 GN, $13.00
Sword Art Online Progressive Volume 1 GN, $13.00
Ubel Blatt Volume 1 GN, $20.00
Umineko When They Cry Volume 4 Alliance Of The Golden Witch GN, $22.00
Until Death Do Us Part Volume 8 GN, $25.00

This Week’s Manga: My Neighbor Conan

This Week's Manga

Give to the Heart 2Some of the smaller publishers pop up this week. BL readers will note Digital Manga Publishing has some print books coming out. Netcomics has the second volume of their new series Give to the Heart, and a one shot of the classic novel The Prince by Machiavelli. Seven Seas Entertainment pleases both the boys and girls with the new Alice in the Country of Clover: The Lizard Aide, and Strike Witches: One- Winged Witches. Kodansha only has one title this week, the sixth volume of Seven Deadly Sins, marking the half way for the current releases in Japan.

My Neighbor SekiAfter reading some older Case Closed titles, I’m back in the mood to read more. Viz Media releases volume 53, which isn’t even close to being caught up. This title has been running in serialization for 20 years, and doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down! At 85 volumes and counting, it may be another 20 years before we’ve caught up! Vertical Comics has the top manga of the week with their first volume of My Neighbor Seki. The description makes the title sound ridiculous, but it is so much better than that. It is so funny, I loved every page. It is so worth it. It is a must for any shopping cart you use this week.

Full list per Diamond Distributors:

DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING
Apple And Honey His Rose Colored Life GN, $12.95
Does The Flower Blossom Volume 1 GN, $12.95
Hentai Prince And The Stony Cat Volume 3 GN, $12.95
Murmur Of The Heart GN, $12.95

KODANSHA COMICS
Seven Deadly Sins Volume 6 GN, $10.99

NETCOMICS
Give To The Heart Volume 2 GN (not verified by Diamond), $11.99
Prince GN (not verified by Diamond), $29.99

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Alice In The Country Of Clover The Lizard Aide GN, $13.99
Girls Und Panzer Volume 3 GN, $12.99
Strike Witches One-Winged Witches Volume 1 GN, $12.99

VERTICAL
My Neighbor Seki Volume 1 GN, $10.95

VIZ MEDIA
07-GHOST Volume 14 GN, $9.99
Case Closed Volume 53 GN, $9.99
Neon Genesis Evangelion Volume 14 GN, $9.99
Ranma 1/2 2-In-1 Edition Volume 6 TP, $14.99