The beginning of a new month usually means a depletion of the wallet as so many new titles come out. Viz has the longest list as usual, with their shonen and shojo releases, including the soon-to-end Shonen Jump magazine. Kodansha isn’t doing so bad, as it fills in Del Rey’s spot very easily and debuts another old title with an omnibus and a new translation, Tokyo Mew Mew. Veritcal releases the Usamaru Furuya adaptation of one of the all-time bestselling novel in Japan, No Longer Human.
Code Geass Knight Volume 4 GN (resolicited), $10.99
DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING
Kizuna Volume 4 GN (Of 6)(Deluxe Edition), $19.95
Tyrant Falls In Love Volume 4 GN, $12.95 **Weekly Pick**
Air Gear Volume 20 GN, $10.99
Bloody Monday Volume 2 GN, $10.99 **Weekly Pick**
Cage Of Eden Volume 2 GN, $10.99
Love Hina Omnibus Volume 1 TP (Kodansha Edition), $19.99
Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus Volume 1 TP, $14.99
SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
Gunslinger Girl Omnibus Volume 3 TP, $16.99
Toradora Volume 3 GN, $11.99
No Longer Human Volume 1 GN, $10.95 **Weekly Pick**
AI Ore Volume 3 GN, $12.99
Black Bird Volume 11 GN, $9.99
Claymore Volume 19 TP, $9.99
D. Gray-Man Volume 21 GN, $9.99
Death Note Black Edition Volume 6 TP (Of 6), $14.99
Dengeki Daisy Volume 7 GN, $9.99
Haruka Beyond The Stream Of Time Volume 14 GN, $9.99
Kimi ni Todoke From Me To You Volume 11 GN, $9.99 **Weekly Pick**
Oresama Teacher Volume 5 GN, $9.99
Shonen Jump Volume 9 #11 (December 2011), $4.99
Story Of Saiunkoku Volume 5 GN, $9.99 **Weekly Pick**
Tegami Bachi Volume 7 GN, $9.99
We Were There Volume 13 GN, $9.99
Johns’s Pick: No Longer Human is the title I am looking forward to checking out this week. It is based on the dark but popular novel of the same name by Osamu Dazai, and should be a great series.
Alex’s Pick: Taking a step back to last week for a second, you all should be reading The Drops of God from Vertical, and you can get that wine with a side of No Longer Human, which is something that Ed Chavez has been hyping for a long time. I have high hopes. Viz also has Kimi ni Todoke and Story of Saiunkoku this week… looks like I’m going to have to take out a loan to get all these amazing comics.
Connie’s Pick: Because I am a terrible, terrible fangirl to my core, though there are several fine volumes coming out this week (No Longer Human! Toradora! Dengeki Daisy! Story of Saiunkoku! Kizuna!), my choice has to be the fourth volume of The Tyrant Falls in Love. I fell absolutely head-over-heels in love with this series a few months ago, and I can’t get enough of the cranky, hilarious main character.
Lori’s Pick: Viz is raining the awesome shojo manga on me this week with Dengeki Daisy, Kimi ni Todoke, and Story of Saiunkoku. But there is one non-Viz, non-shojo title I’m looking forward to this week, and it ‘s from Kodansha; Bloody Monday. Even though I’ve seen the j-drama, and already know pretty much what’s happening, it hasn’t stopped me from wanting to yell at the characters for trusting the wrong person, or getting a knot of tension in my stomach over a situation. I’m not sure what’s worse, knowing, or not knowing. I still enjoy it though and can’t wait to read volume 2.