Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of March 10, 2015

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

07-Ghost Volume 15 manga cover07-Ghost Vol. 15 by Yuki Amemiya
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

The identities of the two final Seven Ghosts, the identity of the Warmonger, and the twisted web of romance and blood relations that drew the Barsburg and Raggs empires into a tragic war are revealed. The world of 07-Ghost stands poised for the final battle of good versus evil.

Arata: The Legend Vol. 21 by Yuu Watase
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99
Buy Arata: The Legend, Vol. 21 from Amazon!

Arata Hinohara has so far emerged triumphant from his encounters with those who would stop him in his journey, but now he must face Ikisu, an enemy who wields power over emotions. This power wreaks havoc among Arata and his companions, promising to isolate Arata so that Ikisu can confront him without interference.

D-Frag! Vol. 4 by Tomoya Haruno
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99
Buy D-Frag! Vol. 4 from Amazon!

When Kenji joined the Game Development Club, he didn’t realize what he was signing up for. The girls in the club are totally comfortable with threatening, blackmailing, and doing whatever it takes to compel Kenji to take part in their latest crazy scheme. While Kenji has pretty much resigned himself to his own fate, everything changes when the club tries to recruit his little sister Noe into its ranks.

Girls und Panzer: Little Army Vol. 2 by Girls und Panzer Projekt
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99
Buy Girls Und Panzer: Little Army Vol. 2 from Amazon!

Miho is determined to bridge the gap of animosity between her best friend Emi and her sister Maho, and arranges a Tankery practice match between the two teams. After the match, Emi gains admiration for Maho as a person, but is perplexed by Maho’s absolute ruthlessness on the field. This new revelation also shocks Miho to the core, as she tries to accept that her sister’s – and her family’s – Tankery style run contrary to her own values.

Knights of Sidonia Vol. 13 by Tsutomu Nihei
Vertical Comics – MSRP: $12.95
Buy Knights of Sidonia, Volume 13 from Amazon!

A lone seed ship, the Sidonia, plies the void, ten centuries since the obliteration of the solar system. The massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient alien life forms that destroyed humanity’s home world continue to pose an existential threat. Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the vessel’s bowels deep below the sparkling strata where humans have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. Not long after he emerges from the Underground, however, the youth is bequeathed a treasured legacy by the spaceship’s coolheaded captain.

Ranma 1/2 Omnibus Vol. 13-14 by Rumiko Takahashi
VIZ Media – MSRP: $14.99
Buy Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 7: Includes Volumes 13 & 14 From Amazon!

Ranma learns what being a loser feels like for once when Happosai applies a strength-sapping technique that leaves him as weak as a baby. The humiliation continues when the only way Ryoga can rid himself of the “Mark of the Gods” (actually nothing more than a martial arts calligraphy doodle on his stomach) is by losing a fight to Ranma.

Requiem of the Rose King Vol. 1 by Aya Kanno
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99
Buy Requiem of the Rose King, Vol. 1 (Requiem for the Rose King) from Amazon!

Richard, the ambitious third son of the House of York, believes he is cursed, damned from birth to eternal darkness. But is it truly fate that sets him on the path to personal destruction or his own tormented longings? Based on an early draft of Shakespeare’s Richard III, Aya Kanno’s dark fantasy finds the man who could be king standing between worlds, between classes, between good and evil.

RIN-NE Vol. 17 by Rumiko Takahashi
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99
Buy RIN-NE, Vol. 17 from Amazon!

While investigating a stray komainu shrine-dog spirit, Rinne and his friends run into the disembodied spirit of a shrine maiden. From ghosts at the athletics festival to all kinds of turmoil between Renge, Ageha, and Kain, regardless of the season, Rinne’s always busy.

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