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Hello everyone and welcome to this week's manga releases. This blog was one of Sora_thekey's project back in Anime Vice where he informs folks about weekly manga releases in the states. This is our way of encouraging folks to support the industry.

For this last week's releases, I'm psyched for Attack on Titan. Still haven't read the manga chapters after the anime. I'm interested in Vinland Saga that made in Anime Vice's Top Manga Series of 2013. Finally, Sankarea is on my To Read list after hearing Ben Applegate talked how cool it was back in Kodansha Panel at AX 2013.

Sources

All summaries are from Anime News Network. It's thanks to PikaHyper for uploading the English covers.

Notes:

There are differences between Comic Book stores, Manga exclusive stores, and online stores with their manga releases.

For Mayo Chiki, Familiar's Zero: Chevaliar, and Monster Musume, they are available this week through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Right Stuf.

Temporary Quick Picks Manga

Bleach [3-in-1 Edition] Vol. 8

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

Ichigo and his friends have returned home from the battle in the Seireitei,​ but everything is far from back to normal.​ Ichigo's inner Hollow is getting more powerful and can't wait to devour him,​ and having to deal with the sinister new transfer student isn't helping matters.​ Plus,​ a deadly new enemy is poised to attack Karakura Town!

Claymore Vol. 24

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

In a world where monsters called Yoma prey on humans and live among them in disguise, humanity's only hope is a new breed of warrior known as Claymores. Half human, half monster, these silver-eyed slayers possess supernatural strength but are condemned to fight their savage impulses or lose their humanity completely.

Priscilla, whose monstrous savagery was reawakened in the previous battle, is bent on absorbing the power of those who fell in her wake and destroying the rebel Claymores. Raki and several former top warriors band together with a defensive plan, but even their skills may be no match against Priscilla’s poisoned wrath. Meanwhile, the terrifying Yoma-based creature coalescing outside of the holy city of Rabona may seek to defeat Priscilla…but it may also be seeking the defeat of the rebel warriors!

Gantz Volume 31

  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $13.99

The Tokyo team uses their Gantz orb to recruit fellow warriors for a desperate assault to free humans imprisoned on the alien mother ship. But the orb no longer has the power to heal or regenerate them, so if they die on this mission, they stay dead!

High School Debut [3-in-1 Edition] Vol. 2

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

When Haruna and Yoh start dating, their path to true love is filled with obstacles—awkward dates, a manipulative sister, and even a vengeful nemesis! Through it all, Haruna’s determination keeps her going! But when Yoh’s ex-girlfriend shows up, how will she handle the competition?

Mayo Chiki! Volume 6

  • 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 every reason to keep this secret from leaking out, and makes it her life’s work to torment Kinjiro, while attempting to cure his gynophobia.

Is Kanade simply sadistic or does she really want to help Kinjiro overcome his fears? It makes no difference to poor Kinjiro, because his life has just become a living hell.

Midnight Secretary Vol. 5

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Kaya Satozuka prides herself on being an excellent secretary and a consummate professional, so she doesn’t even bat an eye when she’s reassigned to the offi ce of her company’s diffi cult director, Kyohei Tohma. He’s as prickly–and hot–as rumors paint him, but Kaya is unfazed...until she discovers that he’s a vampire!!

After Kaya’s contract with Erde ended, Kyohei hired her to be his executive secretary at his new company, LVC. Working openly day and night with the man she loves is a dream come true for Kaya, but the honeymoon is short-lived. Mariko, the daughter of one of the LVC executives, has a long history with Kyohei and is determined to renew their special friendship. Can love conquer family ties and vampire politics?

Monster Musume Volume 3

  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Monster Musume is an all-new manga series that presents the classic harem comedy with a fantastical twist: the female cast of characters that tempts our male hero is comprised of exotic and enticing supernatural creatures like lamias, centaurs and harpies!

Monster Musume will appeal to fans of supernatural comedies like Inukami! and harem comedies like Love Hina. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and includes a color insert.

Monsters—they’re real, and they want to date us! Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood—not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the "Cultural Exchange Between Species Act," these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they’re trying.When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a "volunteer" into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu’s job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life. Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what’s a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?!

Naruto [3-in-1 Edition] Vol. 8
  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He’s got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world’s greatest ninja!

Orochimaru’s nefarious plans for Sasuke are revealed, and Naruto vows to save his friend. But first he and the others must battle the mysterious Kimimaro, who has deadly past ties to the Sound Ninja Four! Kankuro, Temari and Gaara unexpectedly aid Konohagakure against the Sound Ninja. But what is behind this rekindling of the Leaf and Sand alliance?

Nisekoi: False Love - What's In A Name? Vol. 3

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99
When Chitoge transfers into Raku's class, they're forced into a false love relationship to keep the peace between their feuding gangster families. Everyone at school's fooled by their act—even Raku's crush, Onodera! Raku wants Onodera to know the truth, but he just can't seem to find a way to tell her. Meanwhile, the ever-vigilant CLAUDE sends his protégé Tsugumi to watch over Raku and rescue Chitoge from his evil intentions. What chance does Raku stand against a highly trained assassin?!

Otomen Vol. 18

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99
For the sake of his mom, Asuka turns away from his friends and Ryo… But the unimaginable happens when Asuka’s friends stage an intervention at his graduation! With everything on the line, how will things end for our beloved otomen?!

Phantom Thief Jeanne Vol. 2

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $10.99

Devastated by Chiaki’s deceit, Maron decides to cut him out of her life and never to rely on anyone. After the announcement is issued that Phantom Thief Jeanne intends to steal another painting, Maron goes missing, leaving the painting for Phantom Thief Sinbad to take. Has Maron now turned her back on being Phantom Thief Jeanne too?

Pokémon Adventures - Ruby & Sapphire Vol. 22

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

As the battle between Legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre rages on,​ so does the battle to control the orbs that control them.​ Then,​ when tragedy strikes,​ long hidden secrets are revealed,​ and Ruby comes to a profound realization.​

Now,​ what role will Ruby's secret sixth Pokémon play in turning things around.​..?

Psyren Vol. 16

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

In this final volume, Ageha’s fellow Psionists and the Elmore Wood gang attack W.I.S.E’s capital to rescue their friends, and Kyle and the others find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives against the Star Commanders. Fortunately, the long lost Oboro appears just in time, as do Matsuri and Kagetora, who have finally made it to Psyren. As the melee intensifies, Ageha confronts Miroku Amagi alone to settle the score once and for all.

Ranma ½ [2-in-1 Edition]

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $14.99

Being a martial artist, Ranma just can't resist the call to combat and takes on one opponent after another: Ryoga, a lone-wolf fighter with no sense of direction; Shampoo, a Chinese Amazon who has pledged to kill him; and finally Shampoo's suitor Mousse, a martial arts master of hidden weapons. Is there such a thing as TOO much fighting spirit?

Strobe Edge Vol. 10

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99

Ninako loves Ren, but seeing Ando get hurt while protecting her makes her feel sad and confused - to the point where she turns Ren down when he confesses his love for her! Has Ninako lost her chance with Ren? Or will they find a way to be together?

Vampire Knight Vol. 18

  • Distributor: Viz Media
  • Suggested retail price: $9.99
Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

Zero's Familiar: Chevalier Volume 1

  • Distributor: Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Suggested retail price: $12.99

Zero’s Familiar Chevalier is a four-volume sequel series to the popular Zero’s Familiar manga series about a headstrong witch girl and her quarrelsome relationship with a teenage boy.

Summoned by mistake to the wonderful world of Halkeginia by the bumbling witch Louise “the Zero,” Saito’s role as Louise’s familiar has had its share of ups and downs. At first an unwilling servant, Saito gradually develops feelings for his headstrong mistress Louise, and she, too, has begun to reciprocate. But life keeps getting in the way of a possibly budding relationship.

Now, Louise and her friends are embroiled in a full-scale war, and must defend the land of Tristain at all costs. Can Saito prove himself in battle to Louise, and win her heart once and for all?

Trigun Maximum Omnibus 3

  • Distributor: Dark Horse Comics
  • Suggested retail price: $19.99
Though a man (plant?) of peace, Vash the Stampede may be the deadliest gunslinger in the galaxy. But his brother, Knives, may be the deadliest creature in existence. Orchestrating a campaign of terror and destruction, Knives and his plant army are out to turn planet Gunsmoke into just that, and Knives may soon grow too powerful to be stopped - though Vash may die trying!
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