Welcome everyone and Happy Valentine's Day! I couldn't complete this in one sitting due to the Top 10 Manga of 2013 Voting Project and I have a fundraiser event to attend tonight. I'm actually late since it stated at 7PM PST. I'm a bad treasurer.
What's interesting this week is Deadman Wonderland. Since Tokyopop went into bankruptcy, Viz Media had acquired rights to the manga and redistribute the manga series under their name with new covers. That's why you see volume 1 out even though it has been out in the states a few years ago. Plus, the manga series has ended back in Japan. It was a good series.
If you like a manga here, please leave a comment. Everyone would love to hear some recommendations for this week's manga releases.
I'll complete this week's manga releases. Sorry for being late. Things are pretty hectic in Anime Vice with the wiki projects and community projects.
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.
|Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar's Game Volume 4|
Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game continues the adventures of Alice as she goes deeper down the rabbit hole to the country of Joker. Each volume features impressive artwork by Mamenosuke Fujimaru, the same artist for Alice in the Country of Clover, and includes color pinups. Alice Liddel has now entered a new realm—the country of Joker—where she is reunited with old friends. Yet new challenges abound, as Alice must unravel the mystery of the Circus and the Prison Realm, and deal with the enigmatic Jokers.
|Battle Angel Alita Last Order Omnibus 3|
On her way to retrieve Lou's brain, Alita encounters a ghost from her past - an old mentor whose revelations shake Alita's very identity. Meanwhile, Elf, Zwolf, and Sechs fight their deadliest – and creepiest - enemies yet as the ZOTT rages on! But will the ARs have the mental fortitude to resist the psychically altered leader of the fearsome Starship Cult?
|Deadman Wonderland Volume 1|
Framed for the brutal murders of his classmates by the mysterious Red Man, middle-school student Ganta Igarashii finds himself sentenced to death in the bizarre and fatal theme park/prison known as "Deadman Wonderland." The inmates of this insane penitentiary fight for survival every day to provide entertainment for the masses. Ganta is determined to survive Deadman Wonderland and clear his name, but the price may be his soul...
|Hayate the Combat Butler Volume 23|
Out of his ever-expanding harem of love interests, Hayate has finally confessed his feelings for one special girl. But if you think it's time to cue up the happy ending, you haven't read the previous 22 volumes. Instead, our hero faces heartbreak, emotional turmoil, and a battle with a skeleton hand. This is why most protagonists of romantic-comedy manga keep their feelings to themselves.
|InuYasha [Viz Big] Volume 18|
Kagome is an ordinary modern high school girl living an ordinary life. Who would have thought the old dried-up well on the site of her family?s shrine would be a gateway to Japan?s ancient past? Drawn through the gate against her will, Kagome finds herself battling demons for control of what she thought was a worthless trinket but is actually a powerful magical gem, the Shikon Jewel! Together with an unlikely ally, the half demon Inuyasha, Kagome begins a quest to recover the shards of the Shikon Jewel and learn more about her link to the past. || Final Volume!|| Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences.
|Sankarea Volume 7|
One of the manga world's most intriguing artists returns with a science-fiction tour de force which combines post apocolyptic action, modern sci-fi video game tropes and a traditional Japanese aesthetic in The Knights of Sidonia. Nagate Tanikaze was a homeless teen living in the depths of a space colony with a thing for simulation games and stealing rice. Now he is the lead fighter pilot protecting said space colony from a race of shape-shifting space giants!
|Magi Volume 4|
Deep within the desert lie the mysterious Dungeons, vast stores of riches there for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned. Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the Dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin may be just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks.
After many adventures, Aladdin finally reaches the great city of Balbadd. There he reunites with his friend Alibaba hoping to once again capture a dungeon together. However, a more cruel destiny lies ahead…
|Negima! Omnibus Volume 9|
With the plot of the insidious Cosmo Entelecheia revealed, Fate has forced Negi to choose between the safety of his friends and the destiny of the Magic World. Everyone is going to have to draw on all their strength to get out of this one, but will it be enough? Inspired by the story of his father's conquests during the war, Negi cannot fail! Collects volumes 25-27 in an omnibus format.
|Sankarea Volume 5|
The hotel where she first met Chihiro is burning around her, but Rea's strangely glowing eyes are fixed on the boy she loves. Will she come to her senses before she eats Chihiro or the fire consumes them both? And even if they do escape, what can Rea do to keep herself from completely losing her reason and becoming nothing but a zombie hungry for Chihiro's flesh?
|Tiger & Bunny Volume 4|
The heroes face down the deranged NEXT killer, Lunatic. Lunatic's vigilantism has the city on edge, and the heroes find themselves having to convince everyone that NEXT are working for the good of Stern Bild City. Lunatic is in the wrong, but there is much more to the madman than anyone knows...
I will do a compilation blog for Erotica 2014 Quick Picks in the summer.
|Ring X Mama volume 2|
The adventure of the man with the unsinkable package continues! With the successful comeback of MILF wrestling trio GIGA-MAX well underway, upstart wrestling manager Ryoma Hamazaki is getting a lot more attention. When it comes to his team, Ryoma's willing to put his body on the line. But as his stable of female wrestlers continues to grow, will Ryoma find himself in over his head?