Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of October 13, 2015

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

Case Closed Volume 56 mangaMy “Pick of the Week” goes to VIZ Media’s release of Case Closed Volume 56.

Case Closed Volume 56 by Gosho Aoyama
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99 Get it on Amazon for $9.16!

Stranded in the woods, Conan and his friends take shelter at a spooky old house – only to witness a seemingly supernatural murder. The knife-wielding old lady who lives there couldn’t be a witch, could she? Then Conan finds a lead in his ongoing investigation of Eisuke, Rachel’s suspicious new friend. But by the time he chases it down, the source is dead and the information is missing. To get the facts, Conan has to solve the crime.

The other new releases coming out this week are:

Dance in the Vampire Bund II: Scarlet Order Volume 3 by Nozomu Tamaki
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99

With two fragments of the akamitama in Mina’s hands, the hunt continues to find the remaining pieces of the relic gem, imbued with legendary properties that can allow even a vampire to live on without feeding. Mina’s faction is but one of several groups after the gem fragments. The mysterious vampire known as “Shadow” has been obsessively searching for the lost treasure without pause. Now a familiar face has returned to the Bund, offering information in exchange for the akamitama, just as Mina begins to grapple with the stone’s life-changing effects.

Deadman Wonderland Volume 11 by Jinsei Kataoka
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Ganta and Senji head deep inside Deadman Wonderland to locate the “chorus blocks,” which are the key to unraveling Wretched Egg’s mystery. However, Toto Sakagami appears, and Ganta is captured trying to protect Senji. Meanwhile, Makina discovers Ganta’s mother’s diary, which contains Ganta and Shiro’s shocking past.

Fairy Girls by Hiro Mashima
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

In this Fairy Tail spin-off, Erza, Lucy, Juvia, and Wendy stumble upon a group of four female ruffians trying to pass themselves off as genuine Fairy Tail wizards. As they untangle the impostors’ plot (with time for a few laughs along the way), the underworld of Fiore is going to learn who the real ruffians are.

Fairy Tail Master’s Edition Omnibus Volumes 1-5 by Hiro Mashima
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $39.99

Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.

Kiss Him, Not Me Volume 1 by JUNKO
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

Serinuma Kae is the kind of girl who loves checking out boys and fantasizing about them getting friendly (and more) with each other. One day, her beloved anime character died, and the shock of it all was more than she ever could have prepared for. Her grief over his passing resulted in some ridiculous weight loss. Soon after her change, the four most gorgeous boys in her school asked her out on dates. She accepted them all, but her heart only yearns for a prince to be next to his prince.

Love in Hell Omnibus Volumes 1-3 by Reiji Suzumaru
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $20.99

Rintaro Senkawa is a regular guy in his mid-20s who got a little drunk one night and fell to his death. But that is just the beginning of Rintaro’s story, as he finds himself unexpectedly in Hell where he meets his guide, the painfully sexy devil Koyori. Can Rintaro take his situation seriously enough to repent for the sins of his former life or is he fated to be eternally tempted, teased, and tortured by scantily clad devils with iron spiked clubs?

Magi Volume 14 by Shinobu Ohtaka
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Aladdin and his friends face the powerful and diabolical pirate queen Madaura, who uses a powerful magical item called the Holy Mother Halo Fan to enrapture her captives and make them her slaves. A fierce battle looms, and if Aladdin cannot release his companions from Madaura’s grip, he may find himself fighting against them.

Merman in My Tub Volume 1 by Itokichi
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $11.99

What happens when an intruder from the sea stakes claim to your bathtub? A cool yet demure teenage boy named Tatsumi must learn to live with the self-obsessed and playful merman, Wakasa, in a small Tokyo apartment. These two dissimilar young men will learn what it takes to deal with one another in their everyday lives. Who knows, maybe something beyond friendship will unfold between them? Stranger things have happened. Or have they?

Noragami: Stray God Volume 7 by Adachitoka
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

Yato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, let alone any worshippers. So, to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee of course). He hopes that one day he’ll be able to build the temple he feels he deserves, but for now he can’t be picky about the jobs that he chooses to accept. From finding lost kittens to overcoming school bullies, Yato is divinely intervening all over the place.

Say, I Love You. Volume 10 by Kanae Hazuki
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

Mei and Yamato prepare for their second Christmas as a couple. The year before, a cold had got Mei down, but this year she’s determined to go all out, and the two plan a party at Yamato’s for all their friends. A gathering this size would’ve been unimaginable to Mei just a few years before. When the day finally arrives, she begins to worry. Has Mei bitten off more Christmas cake than she can chew?

Witchcraft Works Volume 7 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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