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New Releases for 2/9/11

February 13, 2011

And the list shrinks down again. Thank goodness for Viz’s spread out release schedule. This week it’s the Shonen Sunday and Signature lines. And Dark Horse keeps itself in the manga publishing game, even with it’s unpreditable schedule. No one’s complaining though. We’re happy to get our manga no matter how long it takes!

The List:

Oh My Goddess! Volume 37 TP (non-Westernized edition), $10.99 **Weekly Pick**

Biomega Volume 5 GN, $12.99
Inu Yasha Volume 6 GN (VIZBIG Edition), $17.99
Jormungand Volume 6 GN, $12.99
Maoh Juvenile Remix Volume 4 TP, $9.99 **Weekly Pick**

The Picks:

Justin’s Pick:Kosuke Fujishima’s long running manga Oh My Goddess! really stands out–it’s gorgeous, funny, and one of the earliest manga Dark Horse published. They’ve been translating this funny saga of a boy and his goddesses for something like twenty or more years. Nowadays, Dark Horse’s bread and butter manga are more violent and action oriented Shonen and Seinen titles, but its strength in terms of art, characters, and humor, means OMG! stands tall while other manga come and go. If you’ve never taken a look at Oh My Goddess!, now’s as good a time as any.

John’s Pick: Short list this week, and I am going to have to agree with Justin. Oh My Goddess! (non-flipped) is worthy second visit to a great series, now as it was meant to be read from the beginning.

Alex’s Pick: This list is really depressing, but on the plus side, the books that are coming out this week are mostly good – the VIZBIG editions of Inu Yasha are my way of finally getting into the series, but my pick this week is Maoh: Juvenile Remix V.4 because of how interesting and atypical the series is.

Lori’s Pick: I’m going to go with Alex this week and also pick Maoh: Juvenile Remix v4. It’s a well written story that entertains as well as questions the reader to really think about things they might not otherwise consider. And Inukai is such a fascinating and unpredictable character, that I just have to find out what happens next!

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