Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of September 29, 2015

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

Knights of Sidonia Volume 14 manga coverMy “Pick of the Week” goes to Vertical Comics’ release of Knights of Sidonia Volume 14.

Knights of Sidonia Volume 14 by Tsutomu Nihei
Vertical Comics – MSRP: $12.95 Get it for $11.05 on Amazon!

Anti-humanist scientist Ochiai’s advent in the form of a hybrid plunges the Sidonia into one of its worst crises since his neutralization decades ago. Meanwhile, a no-less formidable figure seems ready to enter the Tanikaze Romance Stakes.

The other new releases coming out this week are:

Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition Omnibus Volume 2 by Hajime Isayama
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $49.99

After helping the Garrison to victory, retaking Trost District from the Titans, Eren awakens in a prison cell. He may be a hero to the common people, but among the leaders of humanity, fear of Eren’s mysterious powers threatens his continued survival. It’s only the insistence of the tenacious and pragmatic Erwin Smith, leader of the Survey Corps, that wins Eren a chance: Prove himself outside the Walls, and bring the evidence from his family home back from Titan territory, and the rest of the military will let him live. But soon after the Corps passes through the gate, a new and terrible threat appears – one that Erwin may know more about than he’s letting on.

Fairy Tail Volume 50 by Hiro Mashima
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

Natsu, Lucy, and Happy are on a journey to find their former comrades and revive Fairy Tail. They’ve managed to meet up with Wendy and Carla, who have joined Lamia Scale. But before they can start celebrating, there’s trouble. Then it’s on to the Village of the Rainmaker, where they discover Juvia has gone back to her old ways, for a terrible reason: Gray’s gone missing. Could it have something to do with the black magic cult Avatar? With so many obstacles in the way, will Fairy Tail ever be reformed?

Freezing Omnibus Volumes 3-4 by Dall-Young Lim
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $19.99

Satellizer has beaten every upperclassman Pandora who’s fought her, but the opponents keep coming. The Third Years of Genetics Academy won’t let a slight by a mere Second Year go unpunished. It doesn’t matter to them that the world is in danger – taking Satellizer down is more important. But there’s one rival that Satellizer isn’t prepared for. Rana Linchen, a new, ambitious Pandora from Tibet, is convinced that Kazuya is her soul mate, and won’t rest until Kazuya leaves Satellizer and becomes her Limiter.

My Little Monster Volume 10 by Robico
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

Mizutani is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with some rather bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru, who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay.

The Seven Deadly Sins Volume 10 by Nakaba Suzuki
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth – the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights – too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne. Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword. Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated?

A Silent Voice Volume 3 by Yoshitoki Oima
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $10.99

Shoya’s decided to do everything he can to make up for how terribly he treated Shoko, his former classmate who can’t hear. But more than the challenge of learning to communicate, it means facing a past he thought he’d left behind forever. Now a reunion with old friends will transform Shoya, and his relationship with Shoko.

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