Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of March 24, 2015

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

Accel World Volume 3 manga coverAccel World Volume 3 by Reki Kawahara
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99
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Having won his clash against Cyan Pile, Haruyuki, begins to fight as a member of the newly formed Black Legion, Nega Nebulus. As Kuroyukihime’s injuries gradually heal, Haruyuki and Takumu train hard in tag battles so they can support her when she gets out of the hospital.

Air Gear Volume 33 by Oh!Great
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99
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Air Gear has a focus on inline skating. Itsuki Minami is a delinquent who becomes part of a Storm Riders team that competes in various events. Eventually, Itsuki forms his own team called Kogarasumaru.

Alice in the Country of Joker: Nightmare Trilogy Volume 3 by QuinRose
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $13.99
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Nightmare: He’s beautiful, with silver hair and skin like snow. And his heart is as cold as that same snow. Nightmare has confessed his love to Alice – but he won’t make a move, take her hand, or even ask her on a date. Alice is still too unsure of her own feelings to give him an answer.

The Angel of Elhamburg by Aki
Yen Press – MSRP: $17.99

By all appearances, the ties that bind High King Madeth and his dear friend, the knight Lalvan, are made of the sternest stuff. In truth their friendship has always struck a most delicate balance. With the arrival of Lady Prima and then her newborn son, Perseus, the precarious harmony between Madeth and Lalvan crumbles.

Are You Alice? Volume 8 by Ikumi Katagiri
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99
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Determined to break his fealty to the Queen of Hearts and make his time move once again, the Hatter takes Alice through the Looking Glass to a desolate world devoid of people and overrun by monstrous creatures. The two set out into a forest to locate Tweedledee and Tweedledum, who possess special abilities – one to reissue regrets and the other to issue new names.

Bloody Cross Volume 6 by Shiwo Komeyama
Yen Press – MSRP: $11.99
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Recovering the first Prophecy Book nearly costs Tsukimiya her life, so securing the second will be no small feat. Now that Satsuki has mobilized in the race to collect God’s inheritance, he and Tsuzuki clash violently when the second Book and its key appear simultaneously in two separate locations.

Demon from Afar Volume 2 by Kaori Yuki
Yen Press – MSRP: $17.99
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From the ultimate nightmare that is Walpurgis, Sorath escapes to modern Japan. There, he lives in an unconventional household that includes Nonoha, the daughter of his dearest friend, and Mephistopheles, the Lord of Hell, who bides his time for a chance to kill his master.

The Devil Is a Part-Timer Volume 1 by Satoshi Wagahara
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99
Buy The Devil Is a Part-Timer, Vol. 1 (manga) (The Devil Is a Part-Timer Manga) on Amazon!

After being soundly thrashed by the hero Emilia, the Devil King and his general retreat to a parallel universe, only to land plop in the middle of modern-day Tokyo. Lacking the magic necessary to return home, the two are forced to assume human identities and live average human lives until they can find a better solution. And to make ends meet, Satan finds gainful employment at a nearby fast food joint.

Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Volume 7 by Nagaru Tanigawa
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99
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Yuki had to rally every ounce of her resolve when she asked Kyon to walk around the festival with her. Seeing him in the company of Sasaki, who talks to Kyon with the ease of a childhood friend, Yuki wonders if she has it in her to reach such a level of friendship with him.

Genshiken: Second Season Volume 6 by Shimoku Kio
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99
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Realizing he can no longer control his feelings towards Madarame, Hato decides to give up cross-dressing and boys-love. As the other Genshiken members watch over Hato with anxiety, Comic-Fest season rolls around again. And with Comic-Fest comes the appearance of Angela, throwing Madarame’s world into even greater disarray.

He’s My Only Vampire Volume 2 by Aya Shouoto
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99
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When Dealer suddenly appears, Kana learns in the ensuing scuffle just what it means to be a Pureblood vampire’s “thrall.” With the werewolf Jin now fighting beside Kana and Aki as an ally, the three begin their search for the other Stigmas.

Karneval Volume 1 by Touya Mikanagi
Yen Press – MSRP: $19.99
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Nai – a young man who travels in search of another by the name of Karoku, a lone bracelet his only lead. Gareki – a willful young man who earns his daily bread by thieving and picking pockets. Thrown together at an eerie mansion, where they are entrapped and framed, Nai and Gareki are soon hunted down as criminals by national security forces.

Log Horizon Volume 1 by Mamare Touno
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99
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When 30,000 Japanese gamers are suddenly trapped in the online game world of Elder Tale, a realm of swords and sorcery, and this becomes their cold, hard reality. Severed from their everyday lives, they’re faced with fighting monsters, eating food with no flavor, and being unable to die.

Love at Fourteen Volume 2 by Fuka Mizutani
Yen Press – MSRP: $14.99

Now in the same second-year class in junior high, amid the hormones and angst of adolescence, the unusually mature Kazuki and Kanata go from being boy and girl friends to boyfriend and girlfriend. But with love comes intense emotions, and being teenagers, they go back and forth bottling up those feelings.

Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Extra Story by Magica Quartet
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99
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Oriko’s ability to see into the future led her to commit bloody acts in her efforts to forestall an even greater tragedy later on. Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Extra Story explores the might-have-been, and further explores Kirika’s devotion to her beloved Oriko.

Sankarea: Undying Love Volume 11 by Mitsuru Hattori
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99
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In the wake of her hunger-fueled rampage, Rea has left a trail of destruction leading up to the auditorium of her school, and it seems as though the only way to stop her is to give her what all zombies truly desire – to devour the thing that they love. Chihiro believes that he knows how to stop Rea and he is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to end her incessant desire to consume flesh.

Soul Eater Volume 25 by Atsushi Ohkubo
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99
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When Asura challenges the “tyrannical” Shinigami and his laws that serve to control humans’ lives, Kid can feel the tendrils of madness within himself seeking purchase. The bonds of his friendships and his faith in order are tested to their limits as Asura makes his final stand against the forces of DWMA.

Sword Art Online Volume 4: Fairy Dance Part 3 by Reki Kawahara
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99
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Having defeated General Eugene of the Salamanders and having aided the alliance between Sylphs and Cait Siths by protecting their leaders, Kirito and Leafa reach Alne, the town at the foot of the World Tree, at long last. But before they can tackle the tree – and their main objective – server maintenance begins, and they are forced to log out.

Triage X Volume 9 by Shouji Sato
Yen Press – MSRP: $13.99
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Kaoru and Kaori are superpowered twins, the product of an unhinged, unethical maker. Their shadowy past merges with Hitsugi’s own origins, a burden she carries as heavily as the coffin on her back. But Hitsugi is breaking free of her past and committing herself to do Black Label’s good work.

UQ Holder Volume 4 by Ken Akamatsu
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

Tota meets Kirie Sakurame, a mysterious member of UQ Holder. Kirie looks like a little girl, but is apparently the wealthy patron of UQ Holder. Tota accompanies her on a trip to the tower to meet Karin (returning from the Moon), but the trip appears to have another purpose.

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