Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of April 28, 2015

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This week sees new manga releases from Kodansha Comics, One Peace Books, and Seven Seas Entertainment.

Alice in the Country of Clover The March Hare's Revolution manga coverAlice in the Country of Clover: The March Hare’s Revolution by QuinRose
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $13.99 Get it for $11.70

In the country of Clover, romance blossoms between Elliot March and Alice. Elliot may have rabbit ears and a sweet smile to match, but as the second in command at Hatter Mansion, the headquarters of Wonderland’s mafia, he is a ruthless killer. Can Alice truly love such an adorable madman?

Aquarion Evol Volume 1 by Shoji Kawamori
One Peace Books – MSRP: $11.95 Get it for $10.76

12,000 years after Genesis of Aquarion on the planet Vega, Amata Sora meets Mikono Suzushiro. Together, as part of the organization Neo-Deava, they must defend their planet from relentless invaders attacking from Altair, a sister planet devoid of females. These two unexpected heroes, along with other young men and women, known as Elements, pilot massive robots called Aquaria in defense of their planet, in a battle against malicious assailants trying to abduct woman from their home planet.

Clay Lord: Master of Golems Volume 1 by Jun Suzumoto
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.07

The young and impressionable Clay is nothing short of enthralled by the outside world. Finding interest in the most mundane of details, Clay is a young man with a mysterious past and an awesome power to boot: he has the ability to create and shape golems. When Clay decides to enter a golem-building contest which is sponsored by a local ruler, Clay may be getting more attention than he bargained for.

Maria the Virgin Witch Volume 2 by Masayuki Ishikawa
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99 Get it for $9.81

After an intervention brought about by the archangel Michael, Maria must stop interfering in the lives of humans or face harsh punishment. But as the battle between England and France continues along its seemingly endless path of destruction, Maria isn’t going to let a stern warning and Michael’s puny pigeon familiar prevent her from stopping the thing she hates most in this world. With her powerful magic and a few dirty tricks she’ll do all that she can to stop the madness, but is one witch enough to bring peace to the world?

Noragami: Stray God Volume 4 by Adachitoka
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99 Get it for $9.62

Though a powerful warrior goddess, Bishamon suffers from taking on so many shinki. Among Bishamon’s many shinki, a terrible plan is formed by one of her most trusted aides. This shinki has dangerous ideas and gets involved with the mysterious Stray. Kazuma has a sense that something is wrong, but can he figure out what exactly is going on? Meanwhile, Hiyori desperately wants Yato to fix her, but he is presented with a solution that is hard to accept. Will Yato fix Hiyori, even if it means he’d have to cut all ties with her?

Say I Love You. Volume 7 by Kanae Hazuki
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99 Get it for $9.81

It’s been a full year since eccentric loner Mei Tachibana set out onto the seas of love with the self-assured Yamato Kurosawa, but there’s a storm ahead. Yamato’s friend Kai has confessed his feelings for Mei. Will it sow the seeds of doubt, or just deepen her affection for Yamato? Meanwhile, Megumi’s scheming forces her into greater and greater social isolation. With all this churning in the background, what’ll happen when Mei and Yamato leave for an overnight anniversary trip?

xxxHOLiC Rei Volume 3 by CLAMP
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99 Get it for $9.81

Since returning to his roots working for Yuko alongside Domeki, Watanuki has been plagued by a sense of deja vu, and upon receiving another visitor with a tale of exchanged coins and a chance encounter with a familiar bird cage, everything falls into place. With understanding comes purpose, but sometimes, as the saying goes, ignorance is bliss.

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