Weekly Manga Releases: March 18, 2014

Topic started by takashichea on March 19, 2014. Last post by takashichea 1 year ago.
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Welcome to the late Quick Picks! Normally, I post this at Anime Vice, but the site has been lagging. I posted here, so I transfer it easily. This blog is to promote the manga industry by getting you guys and gals to support the official release.

I'm not familiar with any of these manga series this week. Going off synopsis and covers, I say UQ Holder and March Story appeals to me because of promises of getting into some fantasy action. Upon seeing Genshiken Season 2 manga, it's rare to see some college slice of life manga series. In the anime and manga industry, there are tons of series set in high school. It's great to see some series set in college. Finally, Mayo Chiki doesn't seem like my cup of tea. The cover features a really young girl. Heh, I don't think I'm into that.

All comments are welcome. I would love your two cents on these series. Thank you.

Sources: All plot summaries and data are from ANN's Manga Releases page. Thanks to PikaHyper for uploading the English covers. He's a cool wiki editor who contributes a ton in Comic Vine, but he also helped us Anime Vice folks back then.

Past Quick Pick Manga Threads

UQ Holder Vol. 1
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99
Negi Springfield, the boy wizard of the manga Negima!, fought and won many battles. Now it is decades later and Negi's grandson, a little boy name Touta, dreams of leaving his quiet village and heading to the City. But first he must defeat his teacher... the immortal vampire, Evangeline! Sequel series to Negima!.
Dance in the Vampire Bund: The Memories of Sledgehammer Vol. 2
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99

Dance in the Vampire Bund: The Memories of Sledge Hammer is a three-volume interlude between Dance in the Vampire Bund's first fourteen volume story arc and the upcoming second part of the series, which will launch in 2014. The Memories of Sledge Hammer delves into the past to look at the doomed love affair of one of the Vampire Bund's most deadly operatives.

Three months have passed since Princess Mina, queen of all vampires, has recaptured the Bund. The damage inflicted to vampire/human relations runs deep, but a peaceful postwar restoration is now underway.Yet appearances can be deceiving. Somebody is trying to kill government liaison Reiko Gotoh, but her lycanthrope bodyguard, Seiji Hama, is nowhere to be found. The mystery of Hama's whereabouts can only be solved by examining the past, when the ill-fated couple first met. The past may be the key to saving Gotoh in the present-and to the future of the Vampire Bund itself!
Genshiken: Second Season Vol. 4
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99
School festival season is here! With friends of Yajima and Yoshitake visiting, someone from Hato's past chooses just the moment to reappear. Amid the chaos, an essential turning point arrives for Madarame!
March Story Vol. 5
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99
Among the quiet villages and towns of 18th century Europe, demons known as the Ill hide within the most beautiful works of art, sparked to life by the torment of their creators. Attracted by their jewel-like allure, the unwary find themselves possessed by the Ill and driven to horrific acts of violence. Only the hunters of the Ciste Vihad can dispel the Ill.The diabolic Lady Janjaghee has captured Rodin in hopes of luring March to her death. Enraged, March goes after her nemesis while Belma and Jake do their best to hold her back—for if March allows her love for Rodin to overwhelm her, the Ill inside her will devour her soul. But tapping the evil force in her heart may be the only way for March to defeat Lady Janjaghee!
Mayo Chiki! Vol. 5
  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99
Kinjiro Sakamachi is a "normal" seventeen-year-old boy who happens to suffer from an abnormal fear of women, otherwise known as gynophobia. His phobia, which surfaces as an occassional nosebleed, has been kept more or less under control...until now.A fateful visit to the school bathroom turns Kinjiro’s world upside down, as he discovers the dashing and popular Konoe Subaru is actually a girl!? What’s worse, the principal’s cruel and domineering daughter, Kanade Suzutsuki, has ...
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