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New Releases for 7/20/11

July 24, 2011
San Diego Comic Con is this week! What news will publishers bring us this year? They bring out some good volumes for those of us not attending the Geek-fest. Kodansha has more former-Del REy titles. Udon Entertainment finishes their final kid’s line title. Viz releases a new Natsume Ono title, La Quinta Camera: The Fifth Room, and Yen rounds things off with the last of the July releases.

The List:

Arisa Volume 3 GN, $10.99
Fairy Tail Volume 14 GN, $10.99
Ninja Girls Volume 6 GN, $10.99
Shugo Chara Volume 11 GN, $10.99

Big Adventures Of Majoko Volume 5 GN (Of 5), $7.99 **Weekly Pick**

Twin Spica Volume 8 GN, $10.95 **Weekly Pick**

Good Luck Yukikaze SC (resolicited), $15.99
La Quinta Camera The Fifth Room Volume 1 GN, $12.99
Ooku The Inner Chambers Volume 6 GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**
Vagabond Volume 10 GN (VIZBIG Edition), $19.99 **Weekly Pick**

Black Butler Volume 6 TP, $11.99 **Weekly Pick**
Laon Volume 6 GN, $11.99
Nabari No Ou Volume 7 TP, $11.99
Pandora Hearts Volume 6 GN, $11.99
Time And Again Volume 6 GN, $11.99 **Weekly Pick**

The Picks:

Alex’s Pick: Here it is! It only comes once every year, but it’s worth the wait – it’s Ooku: the Inner Chambers. This ongoing historical rewrite from Fumi Yoshinaga is the real deal. It is smart, entertaining, and often sexy. I have the first five volumes and I will be quickly picking up the sixth.

Amy’s Pick: Few titles this week that I’d love to grab but my heart is set on snagging the latest volume of Black Butler!

John T’s Pick: The space epic Twin Spica has been going strong for eight full volumes. If you haven’t started this shojo outer-space camp story, get on board.

Justin’s Pick: My daughter trumps any other of my choices this week: She’s been waiting for Majoko Volume 5 since they announced it’s release over a year or more ago. I’m just glad Udon is finishing it up, since it looks like they’ve abandoned their kids manga line– an unfortunate fact, if true, because they had some cute titles, Majoko being among the best.

Connie’s Pick: I’m with Amy, it’s gotta be Black Butler this week. The story that starts in that volume is shaping up to be fantastic. I’m always happy when one of the Vagabond omnibuses comes out, too. It’s a re-release, but it’s new to me, and I can’t get enough of the beautiful artwork and story.

Lori’s Pick: While Fairy Tail, Twin Spica, and Black Butler are high on my must have list, the volume that is an absolute must is Time And Again. This manhwa has been funny, sweet, and heartbreaking and volume 6 ends the series.

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