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New Releases for 12/28/11

December 31, 2011

2011 ends quietly as just two publishers have books coming out this week, but with some key titles for fans. Dark Horse makes it to 20 on the ultra-violent Gantz, and oh my goodness, is that a 40 on Oh My Goddess?! Kodansha releases their two kid friendly titles Animal Land and Tokyo Mew Mew, while Air Gear breaks the 20 volume barrier as well. Here’s to looking forward to another great year in manga in 2012!

The List:

DARK HORSE COMICS
Gantz Volume 20 TP, $12.99
Oh My Goddess! Volume 40 TP, $10.99  **Weekly Pick**

KODANSHA COMICS
Air Gear Volume 21 GN, $10.99
Animal Land Volume 3 GN, $10.99
Bloody Monday Volume 3 GN, $10.99  **Weekly Pick**
Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus Volume 2 TP, $14.99
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei Volume 12 GN, $10.99  **Weekly Pick**
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Volume 3 GN, $10.99

The Picks:

Connie’s Pick:  I have to admit, my overwhelming favorite for the week is Oh My Goddess! 40.  While I normally enjoy the series in a sitcom-sorta way, the recent story arc has actually been really good, since it makes use of the fact that the characters are goddesses and demons and whatnot.  Plus, more of Hild is never a bad thing.

Alex’s Pick: I am pulled toward Kodansha this week and the long-running Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei, which is a really funny comic that can be read and reread. Each time I reread a volume of the series, I find new things to laugh at.

Lori’s Pick: Kodansha has my attention this week with the next volume of Bloody Monday. I know a series has gotten to me when I’m mentally yelling at the protagonists not to trust the bad guy in their midst. I can’t wait to see what volume 3 brings!

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