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 The lack of Yen Press manga releases in the past few weeks has been made up for this week since the company's manga has taken over.    

 20th Century Boys, Vol. 12
 20th Century Boys, Vol. 12
The most noteworthy manga out this week is the 12th volume of the popular 20th Century Boys and the third volume of Spice and Wolf. Personally, I am more interested in the third volume of GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class: a collection of 4-Koma about 5 female art majors in their senior year of high school. It seems as though this manga is similar to the essence of Lucky Star with art as the plot point. 
Compared to last one, this week 's anime releases are somewhat scarce but  Bleach's 7th Uncut box set is among the scarce list. The most interesting, of the anime releases, seems to be Tenchi Muyo GXP, the story of Seina Yamada, a guy who's bad luck seems to turn for the better (or maybe worse) when two gorgeous, female Galaxy Police officers take him along with them for the ride of his life. I haven't watched the anime before but it seems as though there is a lot of ecchi involved, something I'm sure some of you will enjoy. 
The year is just about to end, so, end it reading manga or watching anime! Okay then, what will you buy?  

North American Manga and Anime Releases: December 21st 

Manga Releases
TitlePublisherSRPDate
20th Century Boys Vol. 12VIZ Media $12.99 12/21/10 
Angel Diary Vol. 13 Yen Press $10.99 12/21/10 
Bamboo Blade Vol. 7 Yen Press $11.99 12/21/10
Chi's Sweet Home Vol. 4 Vertical, Inc. $13.95 12/21/10 
Children of the Sea Vol. 4 VIZ Media $14.99 12/21/10 
Darkstalkers Vol. 2 UDON Entertainment $12.99 12/24/10 
Devil  Dark Horse $14.99 12/22/10 
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class Vol. 3Yen Press $10.99 12/21/10 
Gente Vol. 2 - The People of Ristorante Paradiso VIZ Media $12.99 12/21/10 
Goong Vol. 10 - The Royal PalaceYen Press $18.99 12/21/10 
Higurashi: When They Cry Vol. 2 - Beyond Midnight Arc Yen Press $11.99 12/21/10 
House of Five Leaves Vol. 2 VIZ Media $12.99 12/21/10 
I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow Vol. 2 VIZ Media $12.99 12/21/10 
Jack Frost Vol. 4 Yen Press $10.99 12/21/10 
Not Love But Delicious Foods Make Me So HappyYen Press $10.99 12/21/10 
VIZ Media $12.99 12/21/10 
Spice and Wolf Vol. 3 Yen Press $10.99 12/21/10 
Sundome Vol. 8 Yen Press $12.99 12/21/10 
Tena on S-String Vol. 5 Yen Press $10.99 12/21/10 
Yotsuba&! Vol. 9 Yen Press $10.99 12/21/10 
   

Anime Releases

TitleCompanySRPDate
Bleach Uncut Box Set 7 VIZ Media $49.98 12/21/10 
Eyeshield 21: Collection 3 Section 23 Films$49.98 12/21/10 
Tenchi Muyo GXP: Complete Series (Viridian Collection) FUNimation $39.98 12/21/10 
 

Miscellaneous Releases

TitleCompanySRPDate
How to Draw Manga Dover Publications $5.99 12/22/10 
    -- Geo ( sora_thekey ), long time user, blogger, wiki editor of the Whiskey Media Sites, and 24/7geek!    
Destinyheroknighton Dec. 22, 2010 at 3:25 p.m.
I need to buy How to Draw Manga
metalsnakezeroon Dec. 22, 2010 at 5:21 p.m.
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class is pretty funny and it's also educational with art unlike Hidamari Sketch where art was just a plot device or, in the anime, it was the art.
 
Superevil225on Dec. 22, 2010 at 5:24 p.m.
Hmmm not much seems too interesting. Maybe Devil
damswedonon Dec. 22, 2010 at 9:02 p.m.
Damn it I keep on forgetting that Yotsuba&! even exists.
sora_thekey moderator on Dec. 23, 2010 at 8:43 p.m.
@damswedon: Is it any good? I was going to have that as my manga pick but it seems... strangely infantile 
sotyfan16on Dec. 26, 2010 at 1:04 p.m.

I've already got GXP but I'm really excited about the Sundome release. Other manga I'm looking at is Spice and Wolf and Jack Frost.

Snickerssson Dec. 27, 2010 at 3:39 p.m.

Devil looks pretty cool, I'll probably read or watch that one if nothing else.

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