Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of December 8, 2015

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

Deadman Wonderland Volume 12 manga coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to VIZ Media’s release of Deadman Wonderland Volume 12.

Deadman Wonderland Volume 12 by Jinsei Kataoka
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99 Get it on Amazon!

Thanks to Ganta returning to the battle, Senji narrowly escapes death battling Toto Sakigami. Still, Toto’s power is so overwhelming they remain at a disadvantage. Using a clever strategy, Ganta is able to land a timely strike against Toto, and Senji quickly follows up by slicing him along with the building. Toto is assumed to be crushed to death by the collapsed structure, but is he?

The other new manga releases coming out this week are:

Itsuwaribito Volume 16 by Yuuki Iinuma
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Having returned peace to Tanuki Village, Utsuho and friends add Tsukumo to their number and set out on their next journey. Following information from the imperial palace, they arrive at the Land of Owari, where they hear of a “hero” who quelled the country’s conflicts. By chance, Utsuho and the others encounter that very hero in town.

Magi Volume 15 by Shinobu Ohtaka
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Alibaba arrives in the Leam Empire and begins training under the renowned warrior Shambal Ramal. Learning to perfect his Djinn Equip means mastering two mis-matched types of magoi within him, and the training won’t be easy. Elsewhere, Morgiana continues her long journey home, and in the far-off Kou Empire, a succession crisis is brewing that could have dire consequences for everyone.

Servamp Volume 4 by Strike Tanaka
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99

When a stray black cat named Kuro crosses Mahiru Shirota’s path, the high school freshman’s life will never be the same again. Kuro is, in fact, no ordinary feline, but a servamp: a servant vampire. While Mahiru’s personal philosophy is one of non-intervention, he soon becomes embroiled in an ancient, altogether surreal conflict between vampires and humans.

Tokyo ESP Volume 2 by Hajime Segawa
Vertical Comics – MSRP: $15.95

Tokyo ESP is a high-intensity action and comedy revolving around teens with psychic abilities set in modern day Tokyo. High school girl Rinka Urushiba wakes up to find out she has attained ESP (extra-sensory powers), and eventually comes to use them against other espers who have begun to wage havoc on Tokyo.

Witchcraft Works Volume 8 by Ryu Mizunagi
Vertical Comics – MSRP: $12.95

Honoka Takamiya is an average student. Ayaka Kagari, his classmate who sits next to him in class, on the other hand, is the class “Princess”. Ayaka is tall, strikingly gorgeous, and has a regalness to her that almost exudes a royal attitude. Despite their proximity in school, over the school year the two have never shared much conversation until today. As class ended, Takamiya was suddenly attacked by a cat-eared witch and her band of bunny-costumed thugs. And if that were not enough of a shock, this average joe would then be saved like a Princess by none other than Ayaka Kagari., a witch herself.

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