Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of February 16, 2016

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This week sees new manga releases from Dark Horse Comics, Seven Seas Entertainment, and VIZ Media.

Tokyo Ghoul Volume 5 manga coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to VIZ Media’s release of Tokyo Ghoul Volume 5.

Tokyo Ghoul Volume 5 by Sui Ishida
VIZ Media – MSRP: $12.99 Get it on Amazon for $7.76!

Kaneki, Nishio, and Touka struggle to work together to rescue their human friend Kimi while Ghoul Investigator deaths skyrocket in Wards 9 through 12. When reinforcements are called in on both sides, the stakes are suddenly higher than ever.

The other new manga releases coming out this week are:

Dragonar Academy Volume 9 by Shiki Mizuchi
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99

Learning to ride and tame dragons comes easy to most students at Ansarivan Dragonar Academy-except for first-year student Ash Blake, who is known by his fellow classmates as the “number one problem child.” Poor Ash is the laughingstock at school because, despite his unfashionably large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, he has nothing to show for it. His dragon has never appeared. Until now, that is. One fateful day, Ash’s dragon awakes in full glory, but appears different than any dragon ever seen before-in the form of a beautiful girl. What’s worse, Ash soon discovers that this new dragon has attitude to spare, as she promptly informs him that she is the master, and he, the servant.

Franken Fran Omnibus Volumes 1-2 by Katsuhisa Kigitsu
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $19.99

Somewhere, out in the sticks of rural Japan, there is a mysterious manor that is home to the greatest surgeon who ever lived. But when the surgeon goes missing, his reanimated daughter, Fran, takes up the family profession, and despite her Frankenstein-like ways, she cares deeply for her patients and holds steadfast to the Hippocratic Oath. Fran’s creed? “All lives must be saved, no matter the cost!” Join Fran, her twisted sister Veronica, and the rest of her monstrous entourage in a gruesomely hilarious tale that would put Mary Shelley to shame. Because for Franken Fran, the ends always justify the means, no matter what ungodly creations emerge from her lab.

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus Volume 3 by Eiji Otsuka
Dark Horse Comics – MSRP: $19.99

Marriages with the dead. Human air-defense radar. The souls of babies in the bodies of yakuza. And even as a cabal of phantoms seeks to imprison Karatsu’s familiar spirit Yaichi, the Delivery Service faces perhaps their greatest challenge yet: convincing somebody else to join their club so they don’t lose their meeting space on campus.

Ultraman Volume 3 by Tomohiro Shimoguchi and Eiichi Shimizu
VIZ Media – MSRP: $12.99

The enigmatic Moroboshi takes Shinjiro, who is still having doubts about fighting as Ultraman, to an alien city. There he meets a new informant but cannot avoid getting mixed up in a feud beyond his control. Meanwhile, on Earth, the police and the SSSP go deeper into a sinister investigation when another victim of a mysterious serial killer turns up.

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