Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of May 12, 2015

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

07-Ghost Volume 16 manga cover07-Ghost Volume 16 by Yuki Amemiya
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99 Get it for $9.18!

Years ago, the Seven Ghost Landkarte succumbed to a dark desire to eradicate all sin by erasing humanity. His plan has run unchecked for years, and now Frau, Teito, and fellow Seven Ghost Ea are the only ones left standing in his way. If Teito hopes to continue on his journey to seal the evil god Verloren, then he’ll have to find a way to forgive even this most irredeemable of souls.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 1 by Kore Yamazaki
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.07!

Chise has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise’s life will never be the same again. The man is a “magus,” a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice – and his bride.

Drug & Drop Volume 2 by CLAMP
Dark Horse Comics – MSRP: $10.99 Get it for $9.81!

After completing Watanuki’s request, Rikuo disappears upon his own ever-mysterious purposes. Fraught with worry over Rikuo, and bearing the new burden of “carrying memories” all by himself, Kazahaya makes a rendezvous at an unknown house – whose signpost has his family name. From behind the wisteria tree appears something even more unexpected: a tiny angel named Kohaku.

Evergreen Volume 1 by Yuyuko Takemiya
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.07

Born with a congenital heart disease, and thus unable to join in activities that are too physical, Manga Club Captain Yoshimatsu Hotaka can only watch through the club room’s window whenever the school swim team practices. Hotaka is enamored with swimming ace, Awaya Niki. But sickly, shy and extremely introverted, he feels all he can do is pine for her from afar. Seeing her as a sort of Goddess of Summer, he feels he isn’t even worthy to share the same air with Niki, much less approach her. But when the gym teacher asks Hotaka to attend a special, after-school swim class to make up for not participating during regular classes – a supposed to be one-on-one student teacher session which the swim team unexpectedly crashes – it sets into motion events that may, quite surprisingly, result into Hotaka and Niki actually becoming friends.

The Heroic Legend of Arslan Volume 3 by Yoshiki Tanaka
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99 Get it for $7.99!

Though Arslan and his party have escaped Kharlan’s forces, Kharlan will stop at nothing to capture the former prince of Pars. To draw out Arslan, Kharlan has an underhanded plan to massacre innocent villagers until the prince makes his appearance, but Arslan will not stand idly by while the lives of his people are at stake, so he heads out to take on Kharlan and his army of over 1,000 soldiers.

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt by TAGRO
Dark Horse Comics – MSRP: $9.99 Get it for $9.18!

Panty and Stocking are cute but highly dangerous angels, booted out of heaven for wrath, sloth, lust, envy, avarice, and gluttony (at least pride wasn’t high on their list). Now residing among the sinners of Daten City, the angels try to earn their way back into grace by exorcising evil at the behest of their questionable preacher boss, the Afro-bedecked Garterbelt.

The Seven Deadly Sins Volume 8 by Nakaba Suzuki
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99 Get it for $9.81!

The seal is broken, and Gowther, the Sin of Lust, is revealed. The ruthless, elite Holy Knights known as the Roars of Dawn have tracked down the mysterious Armor Giant. They seem to have it cornered, but it hides a hair-raising secret. When they learn the truth, the Sins are befuddled, and the princess doubles her resolve. What decision has Meliodas made about the memories entrusted to him?

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