Weekly Manga Releases: 1/21/2014

Topic started by takashichea on Jan. 24, 2014. Last post by takashichea 1 year ago.
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Welcome to this week's Quick Picks! We have a heavy dose of manga volumes for you. Hope you enjoy what you find here. My choices would be Soul Eater, Watamote, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days. What are your quick picks?

Previous Quick Picks

Arisa Volume 12
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99


The global elite has gathered for a Christmas summit, and the King's final revenge on the world that rejected him is almost at hand! All Tsubasa can do is grab the bomb and run – but how far will she get before time runs out? And will Arisa and Tsubasa be able to forget the betrayals and go back to being loving sisters again? THE THRILLING FINAL VOLUME!

Black Butler Volume 16
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

Earl Ciel Phantomhive and his invincible butler Sebastian may have succeeded in sneaking their way into the elite Weston College, but their investigation quickly hits a wall. To earn an audience with the headmaster, Ciel's only option is to attend the "Midnight Tea Party," an exclusive gathering hosted by the elusive head of the school. And the only way a lowly first-former like Ciel, earl or no, can land a seat at that table is by being elected the Most Valuable Player in the College's annual storied cricket tournament. Selected from each house, students in the springtime of youth battle it out among the wickets on the spring-green lawn. Will the usually unperturbed young earl be bowled over by this unexpected turn of events?!

Durarara!! Saika Arc Volume 3
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

"We love all of humanity."

Mysterious chat room messages, all posted under the name "Saika," profess love for humanity-and for one man in particular. Saika's target: Shizuo Heiwajima!! Over fifty people have been struck in the worst case of serial slashings in the history of Ikebukuro. But the slasher's victims have tasted not only the blade, but also the vision of their attacker. A vision of love, love, love that can only be realized when their own blades have pierced the body of their beloveds. Shizuo braces ...

From the New World Volume 2
  • Distributor: Vertical
  • Suggested retail price: $10.95

Humanity, with the new found "power of the gods" is on the brink. A new species of beast with the intelligence of man and another race of monsters begin to clash in this unpredictable story told through the adventures of a group of six youth whose telekenetic abilities have been revealed.

Goong Volume 14
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $25

When a leisurely hot-springs trip with the Queen Mother intended to bring the future royal couples closer throws Prince Shi, Hyo-Rin, Yul, and Mi-Roo together, fireworks are on the horizon. It quickly becomes painfully clear to all involved - especially Hyo-Rin - that Shin has his ex-wife, Chae-Kyung, on his mind. And when Yul and Shin find themselves alone, Shin confronts Yul, asking him to come clean about his part in Shin's divorce from Chae-Kyung! To make matters worse, Shin isn't the only one with sneaking suspicions about the divorce. The king is about to throw himself into the fray by taking Yul to task!

Higurashi: When They Cry - Festival Accompanying Arc Volume 24
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $18.99

In the final "answer arc" of the New York Times bestselling series, the final pieces of the mystery in Hinamizawa fall into place! After those responsible for the brutal murders are exposed in the Massacre Arc, the last details of the incidents and the events leading up to them come to light. Will Keiichi and his classmates finally find their happy ending in the Festival Accompanying Arc?

Inu x Boku SS Volume 2
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $11.99

Since moving to Maison de Ayakashi, Ririchiyo has resisted lowering her guard around her fellow boarders and classmates. But the feeling of being different, of being abnormal, is something all who possess demon blood share. Ririchiyo finds herself taking the first tentative steps toward friendship with Roromiya and Watanuki - hmph! But the devotion of her Secret Service agent still remains a puzzle. Ririchiyo can no better explain his attentions than she can her own growing attachment to him...

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days Volume 2
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $12

When Xion loses her Keyblade, it's Roxas's job to make sure no one finds out. As long as the two can go on missions together, no one will know that it's Roxas collecting all the hearts. But will Demyx blow their little secret? And when the Organization issues an order to Xion to capture an outsider masquerading as one of its members, who will come out on top in the ensuing battle?!

No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! Volume 2
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $11.99

Despite having made it to high school, her long-awaited promised land, poor Tomoko Kuroki continues to strike out with her peers and remains utterly, wretchedly unpopular. And before she knows it, the first school term is nearly at its end! Can Mokocchi manage to make at least some happy memories over the break? Plunge into one girl's summer of... agony!

Omamori Himari Volume 11
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

When the Nine-Tails takes a bite out of Yuuto, a livid Himari turns the tables and overwhelms the powerful ayakashi with her great strength. However, the more Himari rages, relying on her demonic power, the more her heart is consumed by darkness. The battle may be over, but has Himari already lost the war . . . against herself?!

Ooku: The Inner Chambers Volume 9
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

A stunning alternative history from Eisner-nominated creator Fumi Yoshinaga In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Redface Pox has begun to prey on the country's men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen by seventy-five percent. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. And the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the shogun's Inner Chamber...

Soul Eater Volume 18
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

As Kid struggles against the madness deep in the Book of Eibon, a group of Spartoi members race to rescue their friend. Through page after page of Lust, Gluttony, and Envy, the students must conquer the seduction of their own fears and desires to reach the final chapter! Will their efforts be enough to give this tale a happy ending?!

Stardust Traffic Volume 1
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Suggested retail price: $17.95

When it comes to workplace romance, any guy will tell you that it's best to keep your eyes on the clock and your hands to yourself! But what if your gorgeous crush makes it clear that she'd love a little after-hours attention? Can lust, longing and brand-new thrills ever add up to a lasting relationship?

Triage X Volume 5
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99

When Arashi and Mikoto take down the leaders of a major drug-smuggling operation poised to introduce a dangerous new drug to Tobioka, their cleanup is interrupted by the pyromaniac they met on their last mission! The girl doesn't intend to start any trouble this time, but when Mikoto realizes the mystery girl's true identity, will the truce hold for long?!

Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $21.99

Time holds little meaning for Beatrice the Millennial Witch. Replaying the events leading up to the Golden Banquet again and again only gives her more opportunity to play with her new favorite toy, Battler Ushiromiya. The boy's will to resist the witch remains strong as the curtain rises for a third time on the Ushiromiya family's annual reunion. But as Beatrice pulls more and more players into the game, the strain on Battler's defenses is evident. Do the other members of his family hold the key to solving the witch's riddle and sealing her defeat?!

Vinland Saga Volume 2
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

The foolish King Ethelred has fled, and Askeladd's band is one of hundreds plundering the English countryside. Yet victory brings no peace to the elderly Danish King Edmund, who worries that his untested, sensitive son Canute will never be ready to take the throne. The king's attempt to force his son to become a man places the young prince within the grasp of the gleeful killer Thorkell! Whoever holds Canute holds the key to the thrones of England and Denmark – and Askeladd has his own reasons for joining the fray!

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