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New Releases for 10/12/11

October 15, 2011

It’s a short list this week with Viz having most of the releases with their Shonen Sunday line being released. Battle Angel Alita fans can also pick up their yearly volume. Harper Collins is continuing alone with the adaptations they started with Tokyopop with the next series of Vampire Kisses, also with a new artist.

The List:

HARPER COLLINS
Vampire Kisses Graveyard Games Volume 1 GN, $9.99

VIZ MEDIA
Battle Angel Alita Last Order Volume 15 TP, $9.99
Case Closed Volume 40 GN, $9.99
Cross Game Volume 5 TP, $14.99  **Weekly Pick**
Hyde And Closer Volume 6 TP, $9.99
Kekkaishi Volume 28 GN, $9.99
Maoh Juvenile Remix Volume 7 TP, $9.99
March Story Volume 3 TP, $12.99  **Weekly Pick**
Naoki Urasawa’s 20Th Century Boys Volume 17 GN, $12.99

The Picks:

Alex’s Pick: Any time Cross Game can be picked, you can bet that is what I am picking. Mitsuru Adachi is a master of his craft, and I’m excited to see where the story goes after the ending of volume 4.

Justin’s pick: Cross Game is undeniably great, and it’s my pick as well, even though some of my other favorites (20th Century Boys and Case Closed) are also out this week. It’s a tiny list, but a packed one.

Lori’s Pick: I have to go against the grain again this week. I’m just not into Cross Game, no matter how good people say it is. I’m much more in a Halloween mood, so March Story has to be my pick for the week. I like the stories with the cursed items, and it can really pour the horror when it wants to. It’s perfect for the longer nights of autumn.

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