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New Releases for 12/21/11

December 26, 2011

It’s a short but varied week filled with good last-minute gifts. One of Del Rey’s last titles, xxxHOLIC, releases its penultimate volume this week. Vertical releases the second volume of its vintner saga, Drops of God, while Viz shows it’s eclectic side a little something from its Signature and Media lines. Good reading all around.

The List:

xxxHOLiC Volume 18 GN, $10.99

Mardock Scramble Volume 3 GN, $10.99

Drops Of God Volume 2 GN, $14.95  **Weekly Pick**

Dorohedoro Volume 5 GN, $12.99
Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 27 TP (Of 27), $9.99  **Weekly Pick**
Tenjo Tenge Volume 4 GN (Full Contact Edition 2-In-1), $17.99

Betrayal Knows My Name Volume 2 GN, $18.99
Kobato Volume 5 GN, $11.99
My Girlfriend’s A Geek Volume 5 GN, $11.99
Spice And Wolf Volume 5 GN, $11.99

The Picks:

Justin’s Pick: Mardock Scramble has proved interesting, if not necessarily anything new, and Dorohedoro is still a powerhouse of a manga with terrific art-presence, but this week I’m picking up Drops of God, if only because I still can’t tell if it’s tongue in cheek or deadly serious when it comes to the world of wine (or both!); either way, I’m back for more.

Lori’s Pick: It’s the end of another era as the final volume of Fullmetal Alchemist comes out this week. Starting in English in 2005, it come out strong and never let up through it 26 volumes. What a great Christmas present for the fans (like me), that have stuck with the series since the beginning. If you haven’t picked this series up yet, do yourself a favor and get it. Now.

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