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New Releases for 6/08/11

June 12, 2011

Viz rains down their Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat titles this week, including the new 3-in-1s for Bleach, Naruto and Fullmetal Alchemist. Kodansha has some more releases, including some old Del Rey titles and the new license for Ghost in the Shell: SAC. And the Doctor is in again as Veritcal releases the next Black Jack volume.

The List:

KODANSHA COMICS
Ghost In Shell Stand Alone Complex Volume 1 GN, $10.99
Ninja Girls Volume 5 GN, $10.99
Rave Master Volumes 33/34/35 GN (resolicited), $19.99 **Weekly Pick**

VERTICAL
Black Jack Volume 14 TP (by Osamu Tezuka), $16.95

VIZ MEDIA
Bakuman Volume 5 TP, $9.99
Bleach 3-In-1 Edition Volume 1 TP, $14.99 **Weekly Pick**
Bleach Volume 35 TP, $9.99
Blue Exorcist Volume 2 GN, $9.99 **Weekly Pick**
Butterflies Flowers Volume 7 GN, $9.99 **Weekly Pick**
Claymore Volume 18 TP, $9.99
Fullmetal Alchemist 3-In-1 Edition Volume 1 TP, $14.99 **Weekly Pick**
Grand Guignol Orchestra Volume 3 TP, $9.99
Hoshin Engi Volume 23 TP, $9.99 **Weekly Pick**
Kamisama Kiss Volume 3 TP, $9.99
Library Wars Love & War Volume 5 GN, $9.99
Naruto Volume 51 TP, $9.99
Natsumes Book Of Friends Volume 7 TP, $9.99
Nura Rise Of The Yokai Clan Volume 3 GN, $9.99
One Piece Volume 57 TP, $9.99
Ouran High School Host Club Volume 16 TP, $9.99
Pokemon Adventures Platinum Volume 2 GN, $7.99
Pokemon Adventures Volume 13 TP, $7.99
Rasetsu Volume 9 GN, $9.99 **Weekly Pick**
Sakura Hime The Legend Of Princess Sakura Volume 2 GN, $9.99
Seiho Boys’ High School Volume 6 TP, $9.99
Slam Dunk Volume 16 GN, $9.99
Ultimo Volume 5 GN, $9.99
Toriko Volume 5 GN, $9.99
Vampire Knight Volume 12 TP, $9.99

The Picks:

Alex’s Pick: There’s quite a bit of Viz Media goodness this week. If you are new to the manga game, or just want to start your very own Fullmetal Alchemist collection, the 3-in-1 volume is a half price way to get three volumes of an excellent series. Also, the josei-posing-as-shojo Butterflies, Flowers Vol. 7 is out this week, which is a sure bet for anyone that likes their comedy a bit on the sexy side.

Justin’s Pick: Boy I love these giant editions. I feel like I shouldn’t, but how can you not? I’m going to attack the Bleach 3-in-1 this week, but there’s also the Fullmetal Alchemist 3-in-1 and the final 3 volumes of Rave Master.

Amy’s Pick: Back in April, prior to the currently airing anime, I never gave thought to checking out the first volume Blue Exorcist but now I’m stoked that the next one is being released this week! I’m also tempted by the nice and thick omnibus editions from Viz this week but the Son of Satan takes top priority for my pick.

Connie’s Pick: There are many of my favorites coming out this week, but my choice is the last volume of Hoshin Engi.  After the… abrupt change in themes a few volumes ago, I had decided to read all the final volumes together, and I’m really looking forward to finishing off this unusual and very funny series.

Lori’s Pick: My wallet is crying out in pain! There’s too much I want from Viz! Bakuman, Natsume’s Book of Friends, One Piece and Grand Guignol Orchestra are among the must have for me this week. Kodansha’s new license Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex looks intriguing enough that I might pick it up. But my pick is going to Rasetsu, which finishes up this week. I love Chika Shiomi’s work and can’t wait to see how this one ends.

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