Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of March 1, 2016

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This week sees new manga releases from VIZ Media.

One-Punch Man Volume 5 manga coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to VIZ Media’s release of One-Punch Man Volume 5.

One-Punch Man Volume 5 by ONE
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99 Get it for $7.56 on Amazon!

To stop a Demon-level crisis, Saitama and company head toward the action. However, even Class S heroes prove to be no match for the Deep Sea King. In order to protect the good citizens, our heroes will need to summon all of their courage and confront this threat.

The other new manga releases coming out this week are:

Bleach Volume 66 by Tite Kubo
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Hitsugaya and Mayuri join the action as the war between the Soul Reapers and the Quincies continues. Meanwhile, Yhwach enters Reiokyu and faces off against the royal palace’s defenders, Squad Zero.

Bloody Mary Volume 2 by Akaza Samamiya
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Maria never knew he possessed the Power of Exorcism, which can kill vampires, but with Mary’s help, his research unearths the “Red Memories” that he has suppressed for so long. At the same time, the door to Mary’s own missing memories is thrust forcefully open. Where do Maria’s Red Memories and Mary’s past intersect, and what truths await them?

Dragon Ball Omnibus Volumes 34-36 by Akira Toriyama
VIZ Media – MSRP: $14.99

Son Goku knows he doesn’t stand a chance against a being as powerful as Cell. But when he and his friends train in the Room of Spirit and Time, there’s no telling what boundaries of skill and power they will surpass. And when they return to Earth ready to beat Cell at his own game, a surprising champion emerges.

Idol Dreams Volume 2 by Arina Tanemura
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Chikage has debuted as the 15-year-old Akari, but now she must compete with Yuko to have Hibiki produce her CD. Tokita, the only one who knows Chikage’s secret, continues to help her while trying to atone for the past.

Kiss of the Rose Princess Volume 9 by Aya Shouoto
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

The identity of the Silver Rose is revealed, and Anise learns that her father has been captured by the Society. In order to rescue him, Anise must confront her true enemy and choose her fate.

Komomo Confiserie Volume 3 by Maki Minami
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Komomo, in the throes of first love, doesn’t understand the feelings she’s having for Seto. She asks Natsu about feeling giddy, and he tells her that she’s simply experiencing a head cold. But when Komomo finds out Seto’s heart belongs to another, will Natsu be there to comfort her?

One Piece Omnibus Volumes 43-45 by Eiichiro Oda
VIZ Media – MSRP: $14.99

Luffy and his Straw Hat crew duke it out with CP9. CP9 has abducted Nico Robin, the Straw Hats’ newest crewmember, in order to activate an ancient weapon called Pluton. But when the enemy accidentally initiates a dreaded “Buster Call” military maneuver, the island and everyone on it is slated for complete annihilation.

Pokemon XY Volume 6 by Hidenori Kusaka
VIZ Media – MSRP: $4.99

Team Flare uses mind control to force the Vaniville townspeople to transport a huge tree containing Legendary Pokémon Xerneas to help them complete their ultimate weapon. Can X and his friends stop them and rescue Y’s mother from their clutches?

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Volume 8 by Takaya Kagami and Daisuke Furuya
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

The attack on Nagoya begins. The Japanese Imperial Demon Army descends on the vampire nobles, aiming to exterminate them completely. Three squads are assigned to take down each of eight nobles. Because they are undermanned in comparison, Shinoa and Narumi squads will have to work together seamlessly to take down their one noble. But lurking amongst the nobles is Crowley Eusford, a formidable vampire eager to drink dry his would-be vanquishers.

Shuriken and Pleats Volume 1 by Hino Matsuri
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

When the master she has sworn to protect is killed, Mikage Kirio, a skilled ninja, travels to Japan to start a new, peaceful life for herself. But as soon as she arrives, she finds herself fighting to protect the life of Mahito Wakashimatsu, a man who is under attack by a band of ninja. From that time on, Mikage is drawn deeper into the machinations of his powerful family.

Skip Beat! Volume 36 by Yoshiki Nakamura
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Kyoko’s time in Guam is coming to an end, and with it her role as Setsu. She’s sad that she won’t have an excuse to be near Ren anymore, but unbeknownst to her, Ren is even more affected by their parting than she is. Facing his demons finally let him believe in the bright future Kyoko represents. But back in Japan, her dark past is rearing its ugly head. Will it get in the way of Kyoko’s hopes of a happily ever after?

World Trigger Volume 9 by Daisuke Ashihara
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Osamu has less than 16 minutes to safely deliver Chika, who’s been cubified, to headquarters. Will Osamu make it in time or will the crossroads Jin has foreseen lead to the worst possible outcome for everyone?

Yo-kai Watch Volume 4 by Noriyuki Konishi
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Nathan Adams is just an average kid until the mysterious Whisper gives him a device that allows him to see what others cannot, Yo-kai of all shapes and forms. Now, armed with the Yo-kai Watch, Nathan, Whisper and their new invisible friends embark on an all-new supernatural adventure.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 8 by Shin Yoshida
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

The duel between Yagumo and Ryoga opens a door to another world that pulls in Yuma and his friends. On the other side, they discover that Yagumo is planning to use a black hole to destroy Earth and the Astral World. Yagumo, Ryoga, Kaito and Yuma band together to stop Yagumo, but even their combined strength may not be enough.

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