Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of November 24, 2015

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This week sees new manga releases from Kodansha Comics, Seven Seas Entertainment, and Vertical Comics.

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle Omnibus Volume 6 manga coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to Kodansha Comics’ release of Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Omnibus Volume 6.

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Omnibus Volume 6 by CLAMP
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $14.99 Get it for $14.13 on Amazon!

Our group of dimension-traveling companions continues their long journey in search of Princess Sakura’s memories and have now found themselves in trouble in Tokyo. During a last ditch effort to save Princess Sakura from her underwater slumber, the truth about Syaoran is revealed and this shocking revelation changes everything. Who is the real Syaoran? Can they get the friend they know and love back?

The other new releases coming out this week are:

Inuyashiki Volume 2 by Hiroya Oku
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $12.99

Hiro Shishigami’s surprising reveal to his best friend, Ando, has made it clear that Inuyashiki was not the only person out in the park on that fateful night. Though it seems that Shishigami’s abilities will make life easier for his formerly bullied friend, his new abilities have also pushed him in a grim direction and he has now picked up a strange and deadly hobby. Inuyashiki may be the only person who can do something, but even with his new body, he’s still no spring chicken. Does Inuyashiki have what it takes to prevent Shishigami from continuing his violent pastime?

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Volumes 9-10 by Satoshi Mizukami
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $18.99

Everything about college student Amamiya Yuuhi is average: grades, looks, and his blasé outlook on life. So what happens when he awakens one day to a talking lizard, who informs him that there is a gigantic hammer in outer space that is poised to split the Earth into pieces and requests his allegiance in the fight against the forces of evil? Pretend it never happened? Unfortunately for Yuuhi, a bit of coercion in the form of a super-powered princess prevents him from returning to his mediocre life-as-usual. In the adventure of a lifetime, Yuuhi will join forces with the capricious princess and a motley crew of companions to fight back against an evil mage and his horrifying homunculus before the Biscuit Hammer can destroy the planet.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Volume 1 by Rifujin na Magonote
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99

Just when an unemployed 34-year-old otaku reaches a dead end in life and decides that it’s time to turn over a new leaf – he gets run over by a truck and dies. Shockingly, he finds himself reborn into an infant’s body in a strange, new world of swords and magic. His new identity is Rudeus Grayrat, but he still retains the memories of his previous life. Follow Rudeus from infancy to adulthood, as he struggles to redeem himself in a wondrous yet dangerous world.

My Neighbor Seki Volume 5 by Takuma Morishige
Vertical Comics – MSRP: $10.95

Toshinari Seki takes goofing off to new heights. Every day, on or around his school desk, he masterfully creates his own little worlds of wonder, often hidden to most of his classmates. Unfortunately for Rumi Yokoi, his neighbor at the back of their homeroom, his many games, dioramas, and projects are often way too interesting to ignore, even when they are hurting her grades.

The Sacred Blacksmith Volume 9 by Isao Miura
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $13.99

Like her father and grandfather before her, Cecily Campbell has entered the noble ranks of the Knight Guard, sworn to protect the Independent Trade City of Housman. Now the time has come for Cecily to prove herself in battle. A veteran of the great Valbanill War goes berserk in the marketplace. Cecily confronts him with the prized sword she inherited from her father-and it shatters to pieces. All seems lost, when a lone figure swoops to the rescue, an expert swordsman with a sword unlike any Cecily has ever seen. His name is Luke Ainsworth, a blacksmith of much renown, who will forge a new sword for Cecily and join her down a path of magical adventure beyond her wildest dreams.

The Seven Deadly Sins Volume 11 by Nakaba Suzuki
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

This manga series takes readers to the land of Britannia, a picturesque country ruled by the benevolent King Lyonnesse – or at least it was, until the king’s guard assassinated him and started a full-blown Holy War. Now the king’s only daughter Elizabeth must seek the aid of the dreaded warriors, the Seven Deadly Sins. Wrongly framed and sent into exile, they’re now the princess’s only hope to free the kingdom from the grip of the villainous Holy Knights.

UQ Holder! Volume 6 by Ken Akamatsu
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

Negi Springfield, the boy wizard of the hit manga Negima! fought and won many battles. Now, decades later, his grandson, a little boy called Touta, dreams of leaving his quiet village and heading to the City. But before he can head off on an adventure, he must battle and defeat his evil teacher, the immortal vampire Evangeline.

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