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New Releases for 8/17/11

August 19, 2011

It’s just three publishers this week, but the list of titles is at least decent. Viz releases titles from their Signature line, as well as a new novel, based on the popular video game ICO: Castle In The Mist. Yen Press has their monthly release which also includes a light novel, Book Girl And The Captive Fool. And if you have a tween-teen named Jennifer, then Seven Seas’ lastest release may be just the book for you!

The List:

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Amazing Agent Jennifer Volume 1 GN, $10.99

VIZ MEDIA
Bokurano Ours Volume 4 GN, $12.99
Dorohedoro Volume 4 GN, $12.99  **Weekly Pick**
ICO Castle In The Mist SC, $15.99
Itsuwaribito Volume 3 GN, $9.99
Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys Volume 16 GN, $12.99  **Weekly Pick**
Tenjo Tenge Volume 2 TP (Full Contact Edition 2-In-1), $17.99

YEN PRESS
Book Girl And The Captive Fool SC, $11.99
Higurashi When They Cry Volume 14 GN (Eye Opening Arc Part 4), $11.99
K-ON Volume 3 GN, $11.99  **Weekly Pick**
Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya Volume 9 GN, $11.99
Melancholy Of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan Volume 3 GN, $11.99
Omamori Himari Volume 4 GN, $11.99
Sumomomo Momomo Volume 9 TP, $11.99
Ugly Duckling’s Love Revolution Volume 4 GN, $11.99

Picks:

Alex’s Pick: While I love soul-crushing fiction just like the next guy, I am going to pass on Bokurano: Ours this week and instead go for what is surely one of the best manga in print from Viz Media – 20th Century Boys. Urasawa has a knack for creating the most vivid and intense suspense thrillers, and his mastery is on display on every page of this series.

Amy’s Pick: Not much that I want to snag this week other than the third volume of K-ON. This looks like another sweet volume, one in which they may actually take up their instruments!

Lori’s Pick: The two titles I would most like are also, sadly, two titles I’m woefully behind on. Dorohedoro is has great characters and an intriguing mystery. 20th Century Boys keeps drawing me back it with its constant twist and turns. Hey Viz! Here are two more titles for Vizmanga.com!

Justin’s Pick: My semester just hit the ground running, so I don’t have much time this week. But I’ll always spare a moment for 20th Century Boys. This is what a satisfying, “mature” work, packed with intrigue and twists and turns, looks like.

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