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New Releases for 9/21/11

September 25, 2011

It’s a smaller week this time as we get closer to the end of the month. Viz has an eclectic collection of titles from their Shonen Sunday, Signature and Viz Media lines, as well as a new novel from their sci-fi line. Seven Seas has caught up with the Blood Alone re-release and is releasing a new volume in the US with this week’s volume 4.

The List:

DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING
Demon City Shinjuku The Complete Edition SC, $14.95

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Blood Alone Volume 4 GN, $10.99  **Weekly PIck**

VIZ MEDIA
Arata The Legend Volume 7 TP, $9.99
Cage Of Zeus SC, $14.99
Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 26 TP, $9.99  **Weekly PIck**
Helen Keller From Darkness To Light TP (Shogakukan Biographical Comics), $9.99
House Of Five Leaves Volume 4 TP, $12.99  **Weekly PIck**
Thomas Edison Genius Of The Electric Age TP (Shogakukan Biographical Comics), $9.99
Kurozakuro Volume 6 GN, $9.99

The Picks:

Alex’s Pick: New House of Five Leaves this week! Natsume Ono is one of my favorite authors, so this book is a definite quick pick for me. Also of note, Fullmetal Alchemist is getting close to the final volume, and if you haven’t been following this book very closely, you should be. It is fantastic fiction.

Connie’s Pick:  The list is a bit small this week, so I’m going to have to agree with Alex and go with House of Five Leaves this week.  I’m catching up on that series myself this week, and I love the slow and deliberate way the characters are being revealed and built up.

Amy’s Pick: After the release of the omnibus containing volumes 1-3 I’ve been waiting for the release of Blood Alone volume 4. Also I’ve recently gotten into House of Five Leaves but not quite caught up for this week’s release, at least just yet!

Justin’s pick: I hate to admit it, but Natsume Ono is hit or miss for me, and House of Five Leaves is a series I just can’t get into. Blood Alone, on the other hand, is the opposite: on the surface, it’s all kinds of wrong, what with its vampires, kid companion, and other elements I’ve had enough of…But! But it’s got good characters and good art and a fresh take on old tropes.

Lori’s Pick: I’ve been reading Fullmetal Alchemist since it first started coming out in 2005 and it has never failed to be a fantastic read! With this penultimate volume coming out this week, it really hits home how far it’s come and how close the end really is. This volume is an absolute must buy!

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