Lesley Aeschliman

New Manga Releases for the Week of May 19, 2015

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

Ani Imo Volume 3 manga coverAni-Imo Volume 3 by Haruko Kurumatani
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.08!

Hikaru is pressuring Youta to take their relationship too far and too fast for her brother, who still can’t see Hikaru as anything but a little sister. But Hikaru is not willing to take “no” for an answer. As tensions escalate between the siblings-turned-lovers, onlookers Oda and Mayama can’t help but notice “Hikaru”‘s uncertainty – a weakness Oda fully intends to exploit. But the opportunity turns to disaster when Oda and Mayama’s hasty pursuit leads to an accident that changes everything.

Blood Lad Volume 6 by Yuuki Kodama
Yen Press – MSRP: $19.99

With Akim threatening the Demon World, territory bosses Wolf and Staz must put their heads together with the local authorities to find a way to stop the piecemeal madman. Even working together, they’re as short on ideas as they are on time. Akim’s minions, cobbled together from the most dangerous bits and pieces of defeated demons, are proving to be more than a match for any who dare stand against them. Saving Fuyumi may have to wait on the back burner for a while – Staz has to save the Demon World first.

BTOOOM! Volume 10 by Junya Inoue
Yen Press – MSRP: $13.99

Ryouta has an unexpected meeting on the island with his former acquaintance Tsuneaki Iida, now one of the masterminds supervising the murderous game for Tyrannos Japan. There, Iida reveals the true nature of this bomb game and proposes a surprising plan to Ryouta. Then the few remaining players left on the island instigate a final battle to secure their escape. Tougou and Sakamoto, both planning to get off the island with their teams of four, take on Oda in a three-way fight to the death.

A Certain Magical Index Volume 1 by Kazuma Kamachi
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99

Touma Kamijou just can’t catch a break. He might live in Academy City, a place full of more super-powered students than you can shake a stick at, but his main superpower is his supernatural lack of luck. He wants nothing better than to keep a low profile, but when a girl named Index comes into his life, it gets more complicated and dangerous than ever.

Dance in the Vampire Bund II: Scarlet Order Volume 2 by Nozomu Tamaki
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.07!

As Mina and Akira continue digging deeper into the case of the mysterious vampire attacks, they discover a tale of enduring love and twisted ambition that spans 170 years. Meanwhile, Yuki finds an ancient vampire known as Saburo, the self-appointed guardian of the hidden ruins beneath Mt. Fuji and the bearer of a blood-red gem that quenches the thirst of any vampire near it – the akamitama. As Mina seeks to reunite long-lost lovers, she must recover the treasure so desperately sought by Telomere’s leader and her own doppleganger before it’s too late.

Dorohedoro Volume 15 by Q Hayashida
VIZ Media – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $12.32!

Things are getting weird in En’s former mansion. The Cross-Eyes realize their boss has been transformed into a pie, of all things, and scramble in an all-out effort to save him. Meanwhile, Kasukabe has entered the former En mansion and has witnessed Kai’s secret experiments.

Dream Fossil: The Complete Stories of Satoshi Kon by Satoshi Kon
Vertical Comics – MSRP: $24.95 Get it for $19.05!

A collection of 15 short stories by the late Satoshi Kon. These stories, serialized in a variety of magazines in the 1980’s, give a rare glimpse into the early stages of Kon’s uniquely compelling style of storytelling. The buds of dream-like themes and imaginative worldviews that would blossom in his later animated works are also readily apparent. Yet the flights of fancy are anchored by knowing, empathetic portrayals of the very human nature of each story.

Emma Omnibus Volume 1 by Kaoru Mori
Yen Press – MSRP: $34.99 Get it for $25.37!

Calling upon his inimitable former governess, young aristocrat William Jones is startled to find his knock answered by a clever, bespectacled maid – Emma. From that moment forward, the two are drawn to each other and slowly but surely grow ever closer. But as the love between Emma and William builds, so too do the obstacles that threaten to keep them apart. For in Victorian London, some things are simply not done, and marrying outside of one’s social class just happens to be one such taboo.

Gangsta. Volume 6 by Kohske
VIZ Media – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.07!

As Erica stalks through Ergastulum, leaving a trail of dead in her wake, Delico copes with the heartbreaking news that this most dangerous Hunter is actually his long-lost little sister. After a lifetime of separation, he’s determined to bring her back, but a fragile sibling bond may not be enough to counter the merciless force of destiny.

Gou-dere Sora Nagihara Volume 3 by Suu Minazuki
Yen Press – MSRP: $14.99 Get it for $12.34!

A powerful rival appears who uses even more “secret techniques” than the one and only Sora Nagihara. As this new face embroils numerous innocents in her plans, will she leave a major disaster in her wake? And then, when a new character catches Shouta’s eye, all sorts of sudden and drastic developments transpire.

High School DxD Volume 5 by Ichiei Ishibumi
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.08!

Issei’s just started cohabiting with his beloved President Rias, so he’s all “viva sexy time.” But Akeno-san has other plans when she blows his mind with a shocking proposal. Then a pair of beautiful assassins from the Church make their entrance – what will Issei do when faced with the battle over the fate of the holy swords?

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Volume 1 by Fujino Omori
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.08!

Bell Cranel is just trying to find his way in the world. Of course, in his case, the “world” is an enormous dungeon filled with monsters, below a city run by gods and goddesses who have way too much time on their hands. He’s got big dreams but not much more when a roll on the random encounter table brings him face-to-face with the girl of his dreams – but what’s a beginning adventurer have to offer a brilliant swordswoman? And what if the lonely goddess who sponsors his solo adventuring gets jealous?

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Volume 5-6 by Satoshi Mizukami
Seven Seas Entertainment – MSRP: $18.99 Get it for $14.84!

The ten surviving Beast Knights have come together and begun trying to work together as a team, but not everyone shares the same goal. As long as Samidare plans to destroy the world herself, Yuuhi will support her – but he still finds himself bonding with the other knights as he helps them train. Meanwhile, one knight has chosen to stand with the mage and oppose them all.

No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular Volume 7 by Nico Tanigawa
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.08!

Tomoko plunges into her second summer vacation as a high school student. Though determined to do absolutely nothing to the best of her ability, she ends up getting dragged into a school event in the early days of her break. Later, Tomoko sees Kii-chan again for the first time in months. Can Tomoko triumph in a covert battle of wills against her little cousin?

Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 4 by Naoki Serizawa
VIZ Media – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.07!

Overrun by zombies, Marhawa Academy has been transformed into an image of hell by Nanan, now a bio-organic weapon, and her gas spray. Three members of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, Chris, Piers, and Merah, finally arrive on the scene of the pandemic. But what should have been a ray of hope for Ricky quickly turns again to despair.

Sword Art Online Girls’ Ops Volume 1 by Rei Kawahara
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.08!

The ladies of Sword Art Online – Liz, Silica, and Leafa – go on their own grand adventure in a VRMMO without Kirito. Follow these plucky women as they live the springtime of youth to the fullest, meeting new people and taking center stage.

Terra Formars Volume 6 by Yu Sasuga
VIZ Media – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $11.07!

Keiji Onizuka and Team 1 are fighting as hard as they can, but the Terraformars use a clever stratagem to put them in a tight spot. Running low on their serum, the members of Team 1 may be finished unless Akari and Michelle can bail them out. But will engaging the new Terraformar cause Akari to lose himself completely? Meanwhile, Asimov’s team goes into the pyramids, where they find the first transmitter whose signal was lost. How did it get there, and what does it say about what the Terraformars may be planning?

Trinity Seven Volume 1 by Kenji Saitou
Yen Press – MSRP: $12.99 Get it for $9.53!

Arata Kasuga transfers to the Royal Biblia Academy to solve the mystery of the destruction that is ravaging the world and that – more importantly – has stolen his cousin Hijiri from him. It’s a tough road that lies ahead of Arata, but nothing’s impossible when you have seven beautiful girls – each a master of her own magical art – at your side.

Ubel Blatt Volume 2 by Etorouji Shiono
Yen Press – MSRP: $19.99 Get it for $15.78!

The moons out of sight, Koinzell must rely on his friends to cut down the cruel Chiliarch Fargo and reach the “Hero” Schtemwolech. At one time, Koinzell would have counted Schtemwolech among his closest friends, but there is no trace of the once honorable warrior left in the traitorous landgrave. As the voices of Schtemwolech’s innocent victims cry out in their agony, Koinzell is touched to his very soul, and his rage transforms him into an instrument of judgment upon the man he once called a comrade.

Umineko: When They Cry Volume 10: End of the Golden Witch 1 by Ryukishi07
Yen Press – MSRP: $19.99 Get it for $15.93!

Beatrice is dead, her soul shattered by Battler at her own request. Though her body sits across the chessboard, she is no more than a husk of the laughing, impulsive witch she once was. Lambdadelta is more than happy to preside over the fifth game, and Bernkastel willingly steps in for Battler as he takes his leave to collect his thoughts. But two witches can cause all manner of mischief when left to their own devices, especially when they care as little for rules as Lambdadelta.

Until Death Do Us Part Volume 9 by Hiroshi Takashige
Yen Press – MSRP: $24.99 Get it for $19.09!

Mamoru has surrendered himself to the elite seven-man unit the Trumps. Tied up and unarmed except for an explosive implanted in his molar, Mamoru’s odds of survival are looking grim. In spite of this, Mamoru stubbornly holds up under the enemy’s interrogation, until Haruka herself is captured in the middle of his torment.

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