Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of March 3, 2015

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

Claymore Volume 26 manga coverClaymore Vol. 26 by Norihiro Yagi
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Former Claymores Cassandra and Priscilla appear to be headed toward an epic conflict, as the warriors protecting the Holy City of Rabona attempt to orchestrate a battle between these two savage elements in order to avert complete annihilation. However, when Clare and Raki step in, the Awakened Ones’ fury is redirected toward them.

D.Gray-man Vol. 16-18 Omnibus by Katsura Hoshino
VIZ Media – MSRP: $14.99

A mysterious virus has affected the Black Order, turning most among its ranks into zombies. Allen and Lavi are attacked by Count Krory, and Komui, the creator of the virus, must quickly find a vaccine.

Dragon Ball Vol. 22-24 Omnibus by Akira Toriyama
VIZ Media – MSRP: $14.99

Gohan and Kuririn struggle to keep the last Dragon Ball from falling into Freeza and Vegeta’s possession, but how will they fare against Freeza’s Ginyu Force? They may have to do the unthinkable and team up with Vegeta. However, with Goku hurtling toward Namek at top speed, there may be hope.

Kamisama Kiss Vol. 17 by Julietta Suzuki
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Nanami has finally found the fallen kami who cursed Tomoe, but before she can rush home to save him, she must watch the past unfold.

Kiss of the Rose Princess Vol. 3 by Aya Shououto
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Seiran has been kidnapped, and the seal placed on the Demon Lord is breaking. Anise must make a True Contract with her knights in order to save Seiran and stop the Demon Lord from entering this world.

LBX Vol. 4: The Super LBX by Hideaki Fuji
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

A year has passed since the fierce battle against the New Dawn Raisers. Suddenly, every LBX around the world starts going out of control. In order to solve this baffling case, Van Yamano heads out with his new partner, Hiro, on a journey around the world.

Monster Musume Vol. 6 by OKAYADO
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99

The Interspecies Cultural Exchange Accord is enacted to ensure that fantastical beings assimilate into human society or else. When hapless human Kurusu Kimihito becomes an involuntary “volunteer” in the government homestay program for monster girls, his world is turned upside down.

Naruto Vol. 69 by Masashi Kishimoto
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

With Obito finally defeated, all attention now turns to the man behind everything bad that has happened, Madara. Naruto and Sasuke will need to work together if they have any chance of stopping their foe.

New Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 4 by Kazuo Koike
Dark Horse Comics – MSRP: $13.99

Togo Shigekata and the Lone Wolf’s son, Daigoro, travel to Edo to kill a traitor – and the Shogun who commands him. Hunted by Shogunate riflemen, Togo and Daigoro find an unexpected ally in the notorious highwayman Musubi-no-doraza.

Nisekoi: False Love Vol. 8 by Naoshi Komi
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

As Chitoge gets more and more acclimated to her new life in Japan, she finds herself spending more time with Raku and her newfound friends, most of whom have a crush on Raku as well. It’s Valentine’s Day, but will Chitoge and her friends find the nerve to give Raku their homemade chocolates?

Oresama Teacher Vol. 18 by Izumi Tsubaki
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

It’s summertime, and the students of Midorigaoka Academy are indulging in a test of courage. A walk through a “haunted woods,” it beats the heat by chilling the blood and forms bonds of friendship through shared terror. It’s the perfect activity for Mafuyu. But not everyone joining the fun has pure-hearted revelry in mind – some mysterious villains are using the test of courage as a cover to attack the Public Morals Club.

Pokemon Adventures Vol. 27 by Hidenori Kusaka
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

When a mysterious armored villain in search of the Wish Pokemon Jirachi attacks Noland, Emerald is the prime suspect. Jirachi grants wishes, but only awakens every one thousand years for seven days. How can Emerald and the Frontier Brains prevent Jirachi’s power from falling into the wrong hands?

Pokemon Adventures: Black and White Vol. 6 by Hidenori Kusaka
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

Team Plasma launches an all-out attack on the Nacrene Museum. Meanwhile, Black undergoes training to prepare to fight the legendary Pokemon Zekrom. And White’s new battle skills are put to the test.

Pokemon XY Vol. 2 by Hidenori Kusaka
VIZ Media – MSRP: $4.99

X, Y, and their best friends battle to rescue X’s kidnapped Li’l Kanga from the clutches of Team Flare. To protect themselves, the group of friends makes an oath to follow five basic rules. Meanwhile, the secrets behind Mega Evolution unfold.

The Sacred Blacksmith Vol. 7 by Isao Miura
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $13.99

Like her father and grandfather, Cecily Cambell has entered the knighthood and joined the ranks of the Knight Guards of Housman. Eager to do her heritage proud and defend her city, Cecily rushes to the marketplace to stop a madman from terrorizing the populace. She quickly realizes, however, that she is hopelessly outmatched and ill-prepared for an actual fight. A lone figure named Luke Ainsworth swoops to the rescue, a swordsman and blacksmith of much renown, who will repair the broken sword Cecily has inherited from her father and take her down a road of perilous adventure beyond her wildest dreams.

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Vol. 4 by Takaya Kagami and Daisuke Furuya
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

A vampire attack reunites Yuichiro with his childhood friend Mika – though they now face each other from opposing sides of the battlefield. Mika begs him to forget about the conflict between humans and vampires and escape together, but he is torn about abandoning his new friends. Then, everything changes when Yuichiro suddenly transforms into a monstrous being with one seraphic wing.

Skip Beat! Vol. 28-30 Omnibus by Yoshiki Nakamura
VIZ Media – MSRP: $14.99

Ren’s new roles are dredging up old memories best left buried. He’s having trouble dealing with the emotional turmoil, and Kyoko’s sudden popularity with her castmate Kijima isn’t helping matters. Can Kyoko keep Ren’s warring personalities in check, or will his dark persona forget that his violent edge is supposed to be an act?

xxxHOLiC Omnibus GN 5 by CLAMP
Kodansha Comics – MSRP: $19.99

Unable to understand neither spirits’ attraction towards him nor the names of his own parents, Kimihiro is an enigma even to himself. His boss, the dimension witch Yuko, may hold the answers Kimihiro seeks. However, his missing past has a price. Kimihiro must uncover his memories to continue moving forward, but his future under Yuko’s tutelage grows uncertain. The secrets of Kimihiro’s existence are revealed, while the mysteries that surround Yuko’s continue to grow.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Vol. 7 by Masahiro Hikokubo
VIZ Media – MSRP: $9.99

In New Domino City, the hottest game in town is the Turbo Duel, fought from blazingly fast motorcycles called Duel Runners. On the outskirts of New Domino City, in a district known as Satellite, a new Turbo Duel hero emerges–Yusei Fudo. On his custom-built Duel Runner, Yusei takes on all challengers, fighting for his friends and the future of Satellite. Rex Goodwin and Jack Atlas reach the end of their epic duel, and Goodwin demonstrates his ancient power. Elsewhere, Crow Hogan has released the other Duelists sealed by Lazar, but it’s too late for them to go to Yusei’s aid now.

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