takashichea (Level 25)

Finished Chaika Ep 3 and Akame ga Kill Ep. 16 page. Little behind in Fairy Tail and One Piece. Those will be shorter summaries.
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Welcome everyone, this week we have a great variety of manga titles in store for us. We got romance and mystery titles. I definitely recommend checking out Case Closed and Sherlock Bones. Excel Saga has release its last volume in the states. For fans of Excel Saga, be sure to get this last volume. Hope you guys and gals find something you like here. All comments are welcome.

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07-Ghost Vol. 8
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

One evil god, two rival empires, three unlikely bishops and seven brave ghosts make for one fantastic adventure! The paths of one evil god, two rival empires, three unlikely bishops and seven brave ghosts converge in the destiny of Teito Klein, a boy who vows to master a powerful artifact known as the Eye of Mikael in order to lay bare the secrets of the world’s—and his own—murky past. While the Seven Ghosts travel to their past lives’ memory bank to investigate who tampered with their memories, Teito unearths a shocking secret of his own—he is the evil god Verloren’s vessel! And unless he regains the Eye of Mikael, his soul may crumble, spelling the end of the world.

Case Closed Vol. 49
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

The mystery series that inspired the hit anime! Jimmy Kudo, the son of a world-renowned mystery writer, is a high school detective who has cracked the most baffling of cases. One day while on a date with his childhood friend Rachel Moore, Jimmy observes a pair of men in black involved in some shady business. The men capture Jimmy and give him a poisonous substance to rub out their witness. But instead of killing him, it turns him into a little kid! Jimmy takes on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and continues to solve all the difficult cases that come his way. All the while, he's looking for the men in black and the mysterious organization they're with in order to find a cure for his miniature malady.

Excel Saga Vol. 27
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Q: What happens when you try to act like an anime character in real life? A: EXCEL SAGA. Two groups of neighbors in an apartment building lead secret lives. One thinks they're trying to take over the city of Fukuoka. The other thinks they're trying to defend it. Only their bosses, would-be conqueror Lord Il Palazzo and obsessed bureaucrat Dr. Kabapu, know the truth behind this increasingly dangerous private game... Too bad neither will let their underlings in on it! The final volume is here! Excel, who had seemed back to her old self, is now a stranger once more after making contact with something—or someone—beyond the forbidden portal. Will she be the captive in the end of a tragedy that happened so long ago? There is but one power that can prevail over all the mysteries of human knowledge—namely, the power of Excel's ego. You didn't think she'd ever forgotten about world conquest...did you? The ignorant masses will kneel at last before the spectacular conclusion of the aptly named...Excel Saga!

His Favorite Vol. 6
  • Distributor: SuBLime
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Sato's feelings for Yoshida are as strong as ever, and he intends to prove it with a devious plan for Valentine's Day!

Missions of Love Vol. 6
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

When Akira helps Yukina recover from a bad cold, she realizes that the two of them share a much deeper connection than she will ever have with Shigure. She tries to further understand that connection so as to win more readers for her novel, but Shigure is not amused.

6. Sherlock Bones Vol. 3
  • Distributor: Kodansha Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Takeru faces his greatest challenge yet when his friend is murdered. He and Sherdog trace the crime back to her manga artist boss, but before they can prove his guilt, the case takes a turn for the worse—Holmes loses his memory and starts acting like a normal dog!

Trigun Maximum Omnibus 2
  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99

Vash the Stampede carries a gun capable of destroying planets, and yet his credo is "Peace and Love." But Vash never gets much peace with a galaxy of zealots and killers for hire dogging his every step. The freakish Gung Ho Guns are always hot on his boot heels, and a showdown with his brother Knives is a deadly inevitability - if Vash survives! Yasuhiro Nightow's Trigun is an international phenomenon, and Trigun Maximum Omnibus presents Nightow's signature Trigun series in value-priced editions of nearly 600 story pages!

Wandering Son Vol. 6
  • Distributor: Fantagraphics Books
  • Suggested retail price: $24.99

The success of their performance of The Rose of Versailles in the fifth grade - in which the boys played the women and the girls played the men - inspires our protagonists to put on another gender-bending play for the junior high school festival. This time they do a riff on Romeo and Juliet, with generous helpings of fantasy and mystery. Nitori-kun and Chiba-san write the script together, but Chiba-san has an agenda: she wants to play Romeo, with Nitori-kun in the role of Juliet. But Nitori-kun wants Takatsuki-san to play Romeo... With her usual prickliness, Chiba-san forces Nitori-kun to confront a question he's been avoiding. Are his feelings for Takatsuki-san those of a boy for a girl, a girl for a girl, or a girl for a boy? But you know what they say of the best laid plans of mice and men: the cast is to be decided by fate, with names drawn randomly. Meanwhile, Maho plans a trip to the beach with her boyfriend, but her parents send Nitori-kun along as an unwilling chaperone. Faced with unwanted changes to their growing bodies, Takatsuki-san discovers the wonders of "breast binders," and Nitori-kun explores the limits of his ability to "pass."

Wolfsmund Vol. 3
  • Distributor: Vertical
  • Suggested retail price: $12.95

It is the 14th Century and as the Swiss begin to initiate their movements toward independence a fortress in the Alps known as the Wolfsmund continues to strike fear amongst the German and Italian communities that dare threaten Hapsburg (Austrian) rule!

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