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New Releases for 7/6/11

July 9, 2011

It’s like a flashback to the good old days! Lots of publishers with a wide variety of books! Dark Horse continues their re-release of early CLAMP titles with the first omnibus of Magic Knight Rayearth. Kodansha fills the hole left by Del Rey nicely  as more of the latters titles come out, and Viz has its usual barrage of shonen and shojo titles this week.

The List:

Lucky Star Volume 8 GN (resolicited), $10.99

Magic Knight Rayearth Omnibus Edition Volume 1 TP (resolicited), $19.99

Wandering Son Volume 1 HC, $19.99 **Weekly Pick** X3

Monster Hunter Orage Volume 1 TP, $10.99 **Weekly Pick**
Sayonara Zetsubo-Sensei Volume 9 GN, $10.99
Wallflower Volume 25 GN, $10.99

Amazing Agent Luna Volume 7 GN, $10.99
Dance In The Vampire Bund Volume 10 GN, $10.99
Toradora Volume 2 GN, $10.99 **Weekly Pick**

Chi’s Sweet Home Volume 6 GN, $13.95

Black Bird Volume 9 GN, $9.99
Death Note Black Edition Volume 4 TP, $14.99 **Weekly Pick**
Dengeki Daisy Volume 5 GN, $9.99
Eyeshield 21 Volume 36 TP, $9.99
Kekkaishi 3-In-1 Edition Volume 2 GN (contains Volumes 4-6), $14.99
Kimi ni Todoke From Me To You Volume 9 GN, $9.99
Mameshiba On The Loose GN, $6.99
Meet Mameshiba GN, $6.99
Naruto 3-In-1 Edition Volume 2 GN (contains Volumes 4-6), $14.99
Oresama Teacher Volume 3 GN, $9.99
Prince Of Tennis Volume 42 GN, $9.99
Rosario + Vampire Season II Volume 5 TP, $9.99
Skip Beat Volume 24 TP, $9.99
Stepping On Roses Volume 6 GN, $9.99
Taro And The Carnival Of Doom GN, $7.99
Ultimate Muscle Volume 29 GN, $9.99
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s Volume 1 GN, $9.99

Bamboo Blade Volume 9 TP, $11.99
Zombie Loan Volume 11 TP, $11.99

The Picks:
Alex Hoffman’s Pick: Wow, what a list! Viz has some excellent releases, and Kodansha has continued some of my favorite series from the Del Rey line, which is exciting. Still, with all this great mainstream manga being released this week, I will pick the more indie title from Fantagraphics and choose Wandering Son, Vol. 1. I’m a sucker for slice-of-life, and Matt Thorn doesn’t get involved in a project if it isn’t worth your time. Honorable mention to Kimi ni Todoke, which, besides Otomen, is my favorite shojo series currently in print.

John’s Pick: It is great to see such a healthy list this week. That being said, it is hard to pick a clear winner. Alex has hit a lot of great highlights, but I was reminded this week of one of the reasons I got back into manga, and I am glad to see and applaud any attention to Death Note. It may be a gateway drug, and it may be an imperfect manga overall (what isn’t?), but it has gotten a lot of people excited about the medium that is manga, and I hope these pretty reissues can keep it up.

Justin’s Pick: I’ve been waiting for Wandering Son ever since it was announced, so I’m excited it’s finally here. I, too, am glad Kodansha is continuing the Del Rey series. My question is, will they ever re-issue the Del Rey volumes? I missed a few volumes of Sayonara Zetsubo-Sensei and you certainly can’t get them from Del Rey anymore!

Connie’s Pick: It’s hard for me to ignore new volumes of Dengeki Daisy and Skip Beat, which are two of my absolute favorite shoujo series at the moment.  And I can’t say enough good things about Wandering Son, which is a strange and wonderful book.  But since everyone else is already talking about that one, I think I might pick Toradora, the first volume of which was far better than I expected from what sounded like a straightforward romantic comedy.

Amy’s Pick: I am jumping on the band wagon with my pick for this week: Wandering Son! Ever since it was announced for release I have been anxiously awaiting it’s release. Also worth mentioning is a favorite of mine Chi’s Sweet Home! Really nice to see so much manga goodness being released in a single week.

Lori’s Pick: I miss the days of indecision when there were too many books to choose from! Viz already has money from me for Dengeki Daisy and Kimi ni Todoke, but my pick is going to the new Kodansha series Monster Hunter Orage. It by the same creator as Fairy Tail and Rave Master (that series so deserves a new translation!). And even though it’s based on a video game, I’ve heard good things about the story. I can’t wait to get my copy!

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