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New Releases for 11/09/11

November 13, 2011

It’s a big BL week with a long list from Digital Manga Publishing including the well received Mr. Tiger and Mr. Wolf. Kodansha is also dabbing in the BL genre with the second volume of Until the Full Moon. Viz releases some Shonen Sunday titles as well as two titles for kids; the latest Pokemon Black and White and the hardback Mameshiba Love Winter.

The List:

DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING
Bad Teacher’s Equation Volume 2 GN (Of 5), $19.95
Border Volume 2 GN, $12.95
Great Place High School Student Council Volume 3 GN, $12.95
Mr Tiger And Mr Wolf Volume 1 GN (Of 2), $12.95
Only Serious About You Volume 1 GN (Of 2), $12.95
Private Teacher Volume 1 GN, $12.95
Seven Days Volume 2 Friday-Sunday GN (Of 2), $12.95
Yakuza Cafe GN, $12.95

KODANSHA COMICS
Until The Full Moon Volume 2 GN, $10.99

UDON ENTERTAINMENT
Mega Man Gigamix Volume 3 TP (Of 3), $13.95  **Weekly Pick**

VERTICAL
Princess Knight Volume 1 GN (by Osamu Tezuka), $13.95  **Weekly Pick**
Twin Spica Volume 10 GN, $10.95  **Weekly Pick**

VIZ MEDIA
Dogs Bullets And Carnage Volume 6 TP, $12.99
Inuyasha Volume 9 GN (VIZBIG Edition), $17.99
Mameshiba Love Winter HC, $12.99
Pokemon Black And White Volume 4 GN, $4.99
Pokemon Magnetic Play Book HC, $8.99
RIN-NE Volume 7 GN, $9.99
X 3-In-1 Edition Volume 1 TP, $19.99  **Weekly Pick**

The Picks:

Connie’s Pick:  Nostalgia has me choosing X 3-in-1 volume 1 as my favorite this week.  X was the first CLAMP series I read, and it’s still my favorite.  The story can be a little convoluted at times, but the art is some of my absolute favorite in any manga, and I love the main characters.  Princess Knight volume 1 is another fine choice this week, and I love Tezuka, but Princess Knight is most definitely not my favorite of his work.

Justin’s pick: I know there are doubts about Princess Knight, but I’d be a fool not to check it out. For me, it’s an old-school week, because my only other interest is in RIN-NE. I know it’s not the greatest, but Rumiko Takahashi is like a first love for me: all her work gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling.

John’s Pick: Twin Spica is still going strong. I have really enjoyed the way this space camp epic has evolved into such a big story.

Lori’s Pick: My daughter’s has been waiting with bated breath for the final Mega Man Gigamix volume to come out, so I’m going to make it my pick this week. And I have to admit an interest in Princess Knight. I enjoyed the chapter Viz ran in Shojo Beat years ago, so I would really like to read more.

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