Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of February 10, 2015

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

Ajin: Demi-Human Vol. 3 by Tsuina Miura
Vertical Comics – MSRP: $12.95
Buy it! Ajin, Volume 3 (Demi-Human)

The series focuses on a student named Kei Nagai, who discovers that he’s an immortal “Ajin” when he is hit by a truck. The Ajins are considered criminals, so Kei finds himself becoming a wanted person. The only person who is there to support him is his best friend, Kaito.

Alice in the Country of Joker Circus and Liar's Game Volume 7 manga coverAlice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game Vol. 7 by QuinRose
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99
Buy it! Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liars Game Vol. 7

Fleeing to the Joker’s jail to save her own life, Alice must dig through the pain and confront her buried truths. But it’s the Season of Lies, and the people who love her aren’t afraid to break some rules. Alice struggles to rebuild her crumbling world before it’s too late. But after getting a peek into the Country of Diamonds, Alice learns the true cost of clinging to the past.

Blade Dance of Elementalers Vol. 1 by Yu Shimizu
Digital Manga – MSRP: $12.95

Kamito has his work cut out for him in a world of no-nonsense warriors and powerful spirits. He’ll need plenty of guts to elegantly wield a blade and forge friendships at an elite all-girls academy.

Dragonar Academy Vol. 5 by Shiki Mizuchi
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99
Buy it! Dragonar Academy Vol. 5

Ash, Eco, Sylvia and Lucca go to Willingham Mausoleum to search for Lucca’s dragon, hoping to convince him to reestablish his bond with Lucca before it’s too late. Instead of finding the dragon, the evil Milgauss lies in wait with a terrible surprise.

Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 25 by Kenjiro Hata
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99
Buy it! Hayate the Combat Butler, Vol. 25

The time has come for Hayate and Athena to get honest with each other through an epic flashback. Regardless of what’s revealed, Hinagiku will be all ears.

I Am Alice: Body Swap in Wonderland Vol. 3 by VisualWorks
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $13.99
Buy it! I Am Alice: Body Swap in Wonderland Vol. 3

Alice, Makoto, and their Wonderland companions make it to the palace of the King of Hearts, only to be flung far away by the King’s magic. Makoto and Hatter have to fight their way back through a tangled maze of illusions set up by the devious Jabberwock. To make matters worse, Hatter’s life depends on Makoto successfully solving the labyrinth.

Magi Vol. 10 by Shinobu Ohtaka
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99
Buy it! Magi, Vol. 10: The Labyrinth of Magic

Aladdin and his friends arrive on Tran Island. The mysterious Tran people are reluctant to help Aladdin defeat the dungeon, because the ancient labyrinth seems to have a mind of its own!

Neon Genesis Evangelion GN 14 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99
Buy it! Neon Genesis Evangelion GN Vol. 14

The Third Impact has come. As an unbelievably massive form of Rei towers over the Earth, the Instrumentality Project enters its last stages.

Prophecy Part 02 by Tetsuya Tsutsui
Vertical Comics – MSRP: $12.95
Buy it! Prophecy GN Vol. 02

The series revolves around the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Cyber Crime Division as they pursue a criminal arsonist. One day, a man with a newspaper mask publishes an online video of a food processing factory set ablaze. The division labels the arsonist “Newspaper Man” and tries to discover the motives for his crimes.

Samurai Executioner Omnibus GN 4 by Kazuo Koike
Dark Horse Comics – MSRP: $19.99
Buy it! Samurai Executioner Omnibus Volume 4 TPB

Yamada Asaemon, the shogun’s executioner, receives many strange requests from the condemned: a woman who bequeaths her severed locks to her beloved, a gardener who asks for the “beheading” of a chrysanthemum. And while strangers to Asaemon, their final moments and the stories behind their appeals can sometimes reveal more of a person’s character than a lifetime of association.

Say, I Love You. Vol. 6 by Kanae Hazuki
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

Mei Tachibana was once filled with anxiety over her blossoming relationship with popular boy Yamato Kurosawa. Mei manages to get over her fears with Kai’s help, but Kai now has an unexpected confession to make.

Tiger & Bunny Vol. 6 by Mizuki Sakakibara
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99
Buy it! Tiger & Bunny, Vol. 6

The NEXT supremacist Jake Martinez has declared that all NEXT should join him in ruling over humanity. He heads to Justice Tower to seize it and establish his rule. The heroes scramble to confront Jake as old enemies appear.

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Omnibus Vol. 3 by CLAMP
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $19.99
Buy it! Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Vol. 1

Syaoran and his companions continue to hop, skip, and jump across dimensions – from a land of demon-hunters that hides a reality-shattering secret, to a world inhabited with furry creatures who are being terrorized by a living squall, and beyond – all to restore Sakura’s memories. This time, Syaoran, Sakura, and Mokona find themselves separated from Fai and Kurogane, divided between two camps in a conflict that reaches to the heavens.

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