Welcome everyone! Unfortunately, I couldn't complete this report for this week in one sitting, so I'll finish it tomorrow night.
For the manga releases this week, we have a lot. For Shonen fans, we have Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, and Toriko. For romance fanatics, we have Devil and Her Love Song, Happy Marriage?!, and Kamisama Kiss. I heard good things about Air Gear. Haven't tried it yet. I have read Ogure Ito's Tenjou Tenge.
I hope you find something you like. Please support the official release if you can. For folks who live in countries that manga and anime are scarce commodities, don't fret. You can support them with the power of wiki editing and having a discussion in Anime Vice.
Sources: All plot summaries and data are from ANN's Manga Releases page. Plus, I stole some English covers from PikaHyper, a great mod from Comic Vine. He probably knows I do.
Past Quick Pick Manga Threads
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- Manga & DVD/Blu-Ray for January 2014's Last Week
|A Devil and Her Love Song Vol. 13|
Meet Maria Kawai—she’s gorgeous and whip-smart, a girl who seems to have it all. But when she unleashes her sharp tongue, it’s no wonder some consider her to be the very devil! Maria’s difficult ways even get her kicked out of an elite school, but this particular fall may actually turn out to be her saving grace...
|Air Gear Vol. 30|
Chaos erupts on board the Colonel Sanders aircraft carrier, as four Air Treck teams and a special police squad converge into battle. Agito is plagued by a pair of foes with vexing reflective powers, and Kururu must search deep inside herself for the inspiration to stand up and seize her dreams. But how will this coalition against evil respond when a freak accident threatens to derail their entire plan?
|Bleach Vol. 59|
After Captain General Yamamoto's death at the hands of the Vandenreich's King, Ichigo travels to the palace of the Soul King in order to train. Meanwhile, Kenpachi undergoes his own training as he fights against Retsu. Can Kenpachi finally achieve Bankai?!
|Dragon Ball [Full Color] - Saiyan Arc Vol. 1|
Son Goku is the greatest hero on Earth. Five years after defeating the demon king Piccolo, he's grown up and had a family - he's married, and he has a child, Son Gohan. But what is the real reason for Goku's incredible strength?
A visitor from outer space arrives bearing terrible news: Goku is an alien, and the visitor, Raditz, is Goku's brother! When Raditz turns out to be a ruthless killer, Goku must fight his incredibly strong brother to save his family and the entire human race. A surprising alliance may be Earth's last hope: Goku will team up with his old enemy Piccolo - archenemies united to save the world!
|Dragonar Academy Vol. 1|
Learning to ride and tame dragons comes easy to most students at Ansarivan Dragonar Academy - except for first-year student Ash Blake, who is known by his fellow classmates as the "number-one problem child." Poor Ash is the laughing stock at school because, despite his unfashionably large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, he has nothing to show for it. His dragon has never appeared. Until now, that is.
One fateful day, Ash's dragon awakes in full glory, but appears different from any dragon ever seen before - it's in the form of a beautiful girl! What's worse, Ash soon discovers that this new dragon has attitude to spare as she promptly informs him that she is the master, and he, the servant.
|Happy Marriage?! Vol. 4|
In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya—a man she doesn’t know—at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!
Chiwa Takanashi has married a total stranger—company president Hokuto Mamiya—to get her father out of debt.
With her first attempt at making love with her husband foiled, Chiwa starts going out drinking every night with Yu Yagami. Hokuto blames himself for what happened, but how long will Chiwa allow her husband to keep her at a distance?
|High School Debut [3-in-1 Edition] Vol. 1|
Hapless Haruna needs help finding a boyfriend! After failing to win the eye of any guy in high school, Haruna enlists the help of cute upperclassman Yoh to coach her on how to make herself more appealing to the male species. Yoh agrees, with one catch: Haruna had better not fall for him!
With Yoh's help, Haruna starts to discover all sorts of things: how to dress better, which guys to avoid, and what it feels like to fall in love for the first time. Haruna's foray into love has its ups and downs, but nothing's going to prepare her for when she actually lands herself a boyfriend!
Collects volumes 1-3 in an omnibus format.
|Kamisama Kiss Vol. 14|
Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity!!
Himemiko and Kotaro’s happy ending has triggered some confusing flashbacks for Tomoe, and his memories are affecting more than just ...
|9. Ghost Story: Kudan|
Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $9.99 Rihan and Kurotabo join forces in decadent Edo Period Japan, forming an otherworldly bond in order to vanquish their enemy. Little do they know that the Hundred Stories clan and its leader - the dreadful, dismembered Sanmoto - are far from defeated! Back in the present, a yokai named Kudan is spreading rumors that Rikuo is bent on world destruction and must be stopped by any means...
|10. Vivi's Adventure|
One Piece [Omnibus] - Baroque Works Vol. 8 Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $14.99 As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He'll never be able to swim again—a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the "One Piece," said to be the greatest treasure in the world... Luffy’s epic clash with Baroque Works pirate captain Crocodile... Covers Vol. 22-24
|11. Volume 40|
Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $9.99 Awesome adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Platinum video games! All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Finally together again, Dia, Pearl, and Platinum must battle Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia, who are being controlled by Cyrus, the powerful boss of Team Galactic! Then a new Legendary Pokémon leaps into the fray! Whose side is it on...? And who will rescue Platinum's hapless bodyguards from the mysterious Distortion World they've been banished to...? Plus, hang with Lopunny, Claydol and Ivysaur and meet Porygon-Z, Gallade, and...Looker?! Lady faces a new Pokémon battle challenge when she must swap her Pokémon with her opponent and fight with rented Pokémon. Meanwhile, the Battle Frontier begins to suffer from a mysterious communications malfunction... What does it signify? Then, Dia and Pearl set out to visit several Legendary Pokémon of the Sinnoh region. Will they be able to protect them from Team Galactic? Plus, say hello to Togekiss, Empoleon, Heatran, Kakuna, Seedot, Ledian and Rotom!
|12. Volume 12|
Distributor: Viz Media Suggested retail price: $9.99 Sakura is the granddaughter of a mysterious moon princess who slew demons with her Blood Cherry Blossom sword. All her life Sakura has been forbidden to look at the full moon without knowing why. Then one night, unhappy over her impending marriage, Sakura gazes up at the moon, only to see a demon attacking her... Princess Sakura has been engaged to Prince Oura since birth. Aoba, an emissary from the court, has come to accompany her move to the capital for her upcoming nuptials. Taking a dislike to Aoba and wanting to escape a life arranged by others, Sakura runs away - and finds her true destiny has caught up to her.
|Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (GN 19)||||VIZ||2014-02-04||$9.99|
|One Piece [Omnibus] - Baroque Works (GN 8)||||VIZ||2014-02-04||$14.99|
|Pokémon Adventures: Platinum (GN 10)||||VIZ||2014-02-04||$9.99|
|Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura (GN 12)||||VIZ||2014-02-04||$9.99|
|The Wallflower (GN 32)||||kodansha com||2014-02-04||$10.99|
|Toriko (GN 20)||||VIZ||2014-02-04||$9.99|
|Voice Over! Seiyu Academy (GN 3 of 12)||||VIZ||2014-02-04||$9.99|