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New Releases for 2/23/11

February 27, 2011

Yen Press takes the spotlight this week with the majority of releases, including Yen Plus launch titles Higurashi: When They Cry, Sumomomo Momomo, and Soul Eater. Digital Manga keeps their fujoshi fans happy with more BL releases, while Viz brings out the second of its Death Note omnibuses.

The List:

BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT
Eureka Seven Novel Volume 4 SC, $8.99

DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING
Blue Sheep Reverie Volume 3 GN, $12.95
Kizuna Volume 2 GN (Deluxe Edition), $19.95 **Weekly Pick**
Love Syndrome GN (resolicited), $12.95
Then Comes Love GN, $12.95

TOKYOPOP
Momogumi Plus Senki Volume 4 GN (Of 6)(resolicited), $12.99

VERTICAL
7 Billion Needles Volume 3 GN, $10.95 **Weekly Pick**

VIZ MEDIA
Death Note Black Edition Volume 2 TP, $14.99

YEN PRESS
13th Boy Volume 6 GN, $11.99
Dragon Girl Volume 2 GN, $20.99 **Weekly Pick**
Higurashi When They Cry Volume 11 GN (Eye Opening Arc Part 1), $11.99
Hunger Of Seven Squat Bears HC, $14.99
Ichiroh Volume 4 GN, $11.99
Raiders Volume 5 GN, $11.99
Soul Eater Volume 5 TP, $11.99
Sumomomo Momomo Volume 7 The Strongest Bride On Earth TP, $11.99

The Picks:

Alex’s Pick: I think it’s hard to not at least mention 7 Billion Needles from Vertical Inc, for its bizarre and interesting subject matter, but I think my pick this week is Dragon Girl Vol. 2 from Yen Press. The series is fun and very energetic, and it is a great cure for some of these nasty winter blues.

Connie’s Pick: I feel like I haven’t been reading anything but BL lately, but with releases like the Kizuna omnibuses, it’s hard to resist the temptation.  The first volume of Kizuna was wonderful, so this week I’m looking forward to more of the refreshingly adult and established (but still drama-tastic) relationship between Kei and Ranmaru in Kizuna vol. 2 from DMP/June.

Amy’s Pick: I’m going along with Connie this week with Kizuna vol. 2. I can’t wait to snag the 2nd volume, what fujoshi doesn’t love a nice thick piece of yaoi? I just can’t help but be swept away by omnibuses in general.

John’s Pick: We have reached the third quarter of the four-parter 7 Billion Needles, and this shy-girl-meets-intergalactic-combatants tale is fresh and well put-together. I am looking forward to seeing how things wrap up in Volume 4.

Lori’s Pick: I’m going with John this week and taking 7 Billion Needles. I don’t read a lot of sci-fi, so when I do, it has to be really good. And that’s just what this title has been.

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