Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of February 3, 2015

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Here are the new manga releases that are coming out this week. VIZ Media has the lion’s share of the new titles, although Dark Horse Comics, Seven Seas Entertainment and Kodansha Comics have new releases as well.

Assassination Classroom Vol 2 SmallerAssassination Classroom Vol. 2 by Yusei Matsui
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

A sexy new teacher comes to Class 3-E to do the students’ assassination job for them, but the job is harder than she imagined. When the bullied students of Class 3-E start showing signs of self-esteem, Principal Asano demands that Koro Sensei put them back in their place so they continue to serve as a bad example for the other students. A class trip also goes horribly wrong.

Black Rose Alice Vol. 3 by Setona Mizusgiro
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Azusa Kikukawa has become Alice, resurrected in a century-old body and becomes the breeding ground for a group of vampires. Alice is serious about fulfilling her role, but needs some time to adjust before she commits herself. But will her hesitation cause Alice her chosen mate?

Bleach Vol. 63 by Tite Kubo
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

The war between the Soul Reapers and the Quincies continues as Renji and Rukia join in the battle. But are their newfound powers enough to take on their adversaries?

Blood Blockade Battlefromt Vol. 7 by Yasuhiro Nightow
Dark Horse Comics – MSRP: $12.99

In Jerusalem’s Lot, the mystically transmogrified New York City, a bacteria-sized crimefighter is on the trail of a microscopic foe. But the foe is hiding inside the body of Libra agent Leonard Watch’s friend Real, and any threat turns Real into a monstrosity. Leo’s job is to get the min-cop inside Rio to even the odds.

A Centaur’s Life Vol. 5 by Kei Murayama
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99

Hime and her friends may live in an enlightened era where equality among all sentient creatures rules the day, there are still harsh reminders that things haven’t always this way. The girls struggle with their plans for the future, and Shino-chan learns an important lesson about empathy.

Food Wars! Vol. 4 by Yuto Tsukuda
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Soma has challenged Totsuki graduate Chef Shinomiya to prevent Megumi’s pending expulsion. But thanks to a condition levied by Gin Dojima, the match turns in an unexpected direction.

Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends Vol. 10 by Yomi Hirasaka
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99

Kobato’s birthday is coming up, and a party is coming up. The Neighbors Club, a group of socially-inept students with no clue how to make friends, have a practice party so they’ll know how to behave at a real one. The school festival is also on the horizon, and the Neighbors Club needs to come up with an idea for an entry.

High School Debut Omnibus Vol. 5 by Kazune Kawahara
VIZ Media – MSRP: 14.99

Yoh faces a difficult choice – should he go to university all the way in Tokyo or stay near Haruna? Haruna wants to support Yoh’s decision, but will her high school romance end with his graduation?

Honey Blood: Tale Zero by Miko Mitsuki
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

This volume includes the one-shot chapters that made Honey Blood’s serialization possible, as well as two bonus short stories from the author.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Vol. 1: Phantom Blood by Hirohiko Araki
(UDATED: The release date of this title has been pushed back to February 24, 2015)
VIZ Media – MSRP: $19.99

Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer, which becomes the beginning of a long and hateful relationship.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Vol. 25 by Hiroshi Shiibashi
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Rikuo arrives at the palace where Seimei awaits as the battle reaches its climax. In this final volume of the series, the story of three generations of yokai yakuza comes full circle.

One Piece Omnibus Vol. 11 by Eiichiro Oda
VIZ Media – MSRP: $14.99

The sky island of Skypiea is in danger of complete eradication if its maniacal leader Kami Eneru has his way. Luffy and his crew originally came to Skypiea seeking a city of gold, but after befriending some citizens and learning the local lore, their mission becomes personal.

Pokemon Black and White Vol. 20 by Hidenori Kusaka
VIZ Media – MSRP: $4.99

Black learns the truth behind Mushama’s disappearance, White learns the origin of the King of Team Plasma, and the epic battle between Reshiram and Zekrom rages on.

Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction by Kenji Kitamura
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

In the underground Diamond Domain, the Mythical Pokemon Diancie serves as ruler. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is starting to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to make a new one. Diancie seeks help from the Legendary Pokemon Xerneas, and runs into a group of thieves who want to take control of the Pokemon’s diamond-producing power.  The Legendary Pokemon Yveltal awakens from its cocoon, and it’s up to Ash and his friends to help out.

Toriko Vol. 26 by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

A battle has broken out at the Cooking Festival, and it’s Toriko against Starjun, Sunny against Tommy, and a group of world-class chefs and Gourmet Hunters against Gourmet Corp.’s vile monsters and villains.

Voice Over! Seiyu Academy Vol. 9 by Maki Minami
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Senri Kudo’s unusual upbringing prepared him for being an actor, but it also left him ill-equipped to have normal relationships with kids his own age. Can Senri act his way into being a good friend, or will “getting into character” get him into more trouble with his peers?

The Wallflower Vol. 34 by Tomoko Hayakawa
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

Sunako ends up in a less-than-glamorous part-time job as a panda mascot at an amusement park. She ultimately fails, but she may have a chance to redeem herself when she and the boys from Nakahara mansion are asked to perform in a Power Ranger-like stage show.

World Trigger Vol. 4 by Daisuke Ashihara
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Jin and Arashiyama Squad clash against headquarters’ top agents to protect Yuma, a Neighbor who wants to become part of Border. Jin makes an unimaginable sacrifice to put an end to the hostility and protect Yuma’s future at Border.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Omnibus Vol. 1 by Kazuki Takahashi
VIZ Media – MSRP: $14.99

Tenth grader Yugi had his head in some game until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, an Egyptian artifact containing the spirit of a master gambler from the age of pharaohs. Yugi is possessed by the puzzle and becomes Yu-Gi-Oh, the King of Games. He challenges evildoers to the Shadow Games, which are weird games with high stakes and high risks.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Vol. 6 by Shin Yoshida
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Kaito and Shark are in an epic duel with Shadow, and the fallout from this battle leads to some surprising revelations about the Numbers War.

 

What will you be picking up this week? Let us know in the comments below!

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