Weekly Manga Releases: March 25, 2014

Topic started by takashichea on March 28, 2014. Last post by takashichea 5 months, 3 weeks ago.
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Welcome to the last week of March's weekly manga releases. There is a large selection this week. A lot of series I'm very familiar with. I'm psyched that Fairy Tail is almost caught up to the Japanese copy ever since Ben Applegate of Kodansha said back at Kodansha Q & A Panel at Anime Expo 2013 that Kodansha will release one volume of Fairy Tail and Attack on Titan every month to catch up. I'm looking forward to Bloody Brat because I loved the Blood Lad anime we had back in summer 2013. It's a fun series that doesn't take itself seriously. It's about an otaku vampire trying to figure out how to restore his ghost friend's body.

I haven't play Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and I'm interested in the manga. Been a long time Kingdom Heart fan. Bought as a Christmas gift for my little sister. Watched her play and it got me addicted to it. It was my gateway into the Final Fantasy series. Soul Eater and Seven Deadly Sins are also on my read list. I haven't gotten deep in Seven Deadly Sins. It's also available on Crunchyroll's simulpub site.

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

Are You Alice Volume 4
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $11.99

Setting off into Caterpillar Alley's One Hundred Stories, Alice and the Hatter are now one step closer to killing the White Rabbit. They just need to follow the Wimpy Book to its end, and it will connect them to the enigmatic entity they seek-the Dormouse. But when the story loses its plot (literally), Alice finds himself all alone, faced with questions he can't answer. Is the sister in his dreams the real Alice? And did he really take her life? As Alice tries to puzzle out his own story from the few memories he has, the Hatter and the Caterpillar try to figure out how the tale went so horribly wrong...

Bloody Brat Volume 1
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $11.99

In this collection of short stories and four-panel comics, Blood Lad creator Yuki Kodama teams up with artist Kanata Yoshino to take us through the black curtain to explore the lives of Demon World Boss Staz and his crew. In this behind-the-scenes trip, readers will discover the full extent of Staz's anime/manga obsession, join Bell on her treasure-hunting travels, and much more!

Fairy Tail Volume 36
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Natsu has shut out Rogue and Sting, and Fairy Tail catapults to the top of the rankings! But victory brings with it shocking revelations about the origins of Acnologia, the black dragon that nearly destroyed Fairy Tail seven years ago. Meanwhile, the Eclipse Plan nears completion, and the dark side of the Games threatens to spill into daylight...

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Volume 3

Distributor: Yen Press Release date: 2014-03-25 Suggested retail price: $12 Xion, having failed her last mission, is left unconscious and out of commission. Unfortunately, Roxas doesn’t have time to worry about his friend because he’s been ordered to go to Wonderland with Organization XIII’s No. 10-the Gambler of Fate, Luxord. Can Roxas keep up with the old man’s games?! Meanwhile, a confrontation with Saix motivates Axel to find out who Xion really is…

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story Volume 1
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Mami's warm personality has made it difficult for her to adjust to her solitary life as a magical girl, where survival often takes precedence over kindness. When she meets Kyouko Sakura, a fellow lone wolf, she is excited at the prospect of working together with another magical girl and forging a friendship built on ultimate trust. But many are the sacrifices all magical girls must make.

The consequences of Kyouko's choice are only just becoming clear to her. When the pain becomes unbearable, will Kyouko remain standing beside Mami as a force for the greater good?

Soul Eater Volume 19
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $13

In his madness, Death the Kid has embraced a new notion of "order" - only in nothingness can there be true balance and equilibrium. But for Black*Star, being on equal footing with anyone is not his style. Black*Star has always wanted to "transcend the gods." Now his only chance may be to overpower his shinigami friend and take Death down if he wants to save him...

Sword Art Online: Aincrad Volume 1
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online - a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other - opens its virtual doors. Now players can take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience.

When the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to horror as they discover that, for all its amazing features, SAO is missing one of the most basic functions of any MMORPG: a log-out button. Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are issued a chilling ultimatum: conquer all one-hundred floors of Aincrad to regain their freedom. In the warped world of SAO, "game over" means death - both virtual and real...

Seven Deadly Sins Volume 1
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth - the Sins were framed by the king's guard, the Holy Knights - too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne!

Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn't even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins' strength been exaggerated?

Wolf Children Volume 1
  • Distributor: Yen Press
  • Release date: 2014-03-25
  • Suggested retail price: $25.99

When Hana falls in love with a young interloper she encounters in her college class, the last thing she expects to learn is that he is part wolf. Instead of rejecting her lover upon learning his secret, she accepts him with open arms. Soon, the couple is expecting their first child, and a cozy picture of family life unfolds. But after what seems like a mere moment of bliss to Hana, the father of her children is tragically taken from her. Life as a single mother is hard in any situation, but when your children walk a fine line between man and beast, the rules of parenting all but go out the window. With no one to turn to, how will Hana survive?

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Splash to Love Volume 1
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Release date: 2014-03-26
  • Suggested retail price: $17.95

When rookie cameraman Masato moves to Tokyo, what awaited him were two beauties: his sweet childhood friend and landlady Kannah and the sultry model Kanna! Can Masato juggle a budding photography career and two lovely ladies? Or will his love life and career shutter for good? *This book is partially censored with white markings.

Nurse's Secret Volume 1
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Release date: 2014-03-26
  • Suggested retail price: $17.95

A new inexperienced nurse milks semen for the first time, A female doctor fogs her glasses while examining a well-hung patient's genitals, A nurse with a little-sister-complex struggles to control her passion while doing a very polite exam on her "brother", A female doctor and nurse come again and again, Enter the emergency ward of hot sex as doctors and patients come over and over, in these 10 hot medical stories. *This book is partially censored with white markings.

My Pretty Idol Girlfriend Volume 1
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Release date: 2014-03-26
  • Suggested retail price: $17.95

Akira’s girlfriend, Mai, is about to debut as an idol! Will they be able to keep their hands off each other long enough for her to rise to stardom? And why does Akira find Mai’s unit member, Yui, so fascinating? Sexy idols and more await inside My Pretty Idol Girlfriend! *This book is partially censored with white markings.

Late Bloomers Volume 1
  • Distributor: Project-H
  • Release date: 2014-03-26
  • Suggested retail price: $17.95

Seems just like any other research office with geeky employees but no. They seem very conservative and quiet office with bunch of late bloomers...but look closely: Busty assistant researcher, sexy division director and raunchy Human Resources personnel. It's hard not to think about sex at work here. How do men stay concentrated with work? Welcome to a work place like no other! *This book is partially censored with white markings.

What Did You Eat Yesterday?
  • Distributor: Vertical
  • Release date: 2014-03-25
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95

A hard-working middle-aged gay couple in Tokyo come to enjoy the finer moments of life through food. After long days at work, either in the law firm or the hair salon, Shiro and Kenji will always have down time together by the dinner table, where they can discuss their troubles, hash out their feelings and enjoy delicately prepared home cooked meals!

Post by takashichea (12,331 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Finished this week's manga catalog!

Care to share a few words on why you love Madoka Magica for our community? :)

Post by Bigheart711 (3,913 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@takashichea: I ended up being a fan of the Madoka Magica franchise since seeing the anime when it was streaming legally and after that, I grew to love the story ever since and I still do after The Rebellion Story happened. I haven't read "The Different Story" just yet, but I heard a lot of good things from the crazy Madoka-themed Facebook groups that I follow. Looking to read it as soon as possible!

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@Bigheart711:

Me, too! I want to read it. It got Mami and Kyoko on it. You got me into Madoka back in the Summer 2012. Love the series ever since. I still need watch the 3rd movie.

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