Manga Releases For The Week of 10/26/2011
By otakuman5000 On 26 Oct, 2011 At 04:36 AM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, News, Previews | With 0 Comments

No GravatarIn this column I’ll be taking a look at the manga volumes coming out during the week, and try to figure out which ones are worth picking up. Feel free to chime in with your own opinions when you inevitably disagree with mine.

A Bride's Story by Kaoru Mori

Yen Press and Kodansha Comics both have decently sized releases with 5 volumes each. Continuing volumes of Yen Press volumes come out this week, including Black Butler by Yana Taboso, and Hiromu Arakawa’s less impressive manga series, Hero Tales. Kodansha is pushing forward with some of it’s own series, while also releasing omnibuses of manga previously released by Tokyopop – Love Hina and Tokyo Mew Mew. Vertical’s one showing is still impressive – the first volume of No Longer Human, the manga adaptation of the Osamu Desai autobiographical novel that foretold the author’s suicide.

Out of everything coming out this week, my number one pick is an easy choice – Kaoru Mori’s A Bride Story. The first volume of this slice-of-life historical novel did nothing but impress me, from the art to the characters to the day-to-day life of people on the Silk Road. Plus Yen Press understood it’s audience with this manga, and made the fine choice to release the series in sturdy hardcover.

All of the manga being released this week is listed below, according to information found on Comixology and Amazon.com. What will you be buying this week?

Kodansha Comics

  • Air Gear volume 20 by Oh!Great
  • Bloody Monday volume 2 by Ryou Ryumon
  • Cage of Eden volume 2 by Yoshinobu Yamada
  • Love Hina omnibus 1 by Ken Akamatsu
  • Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus 1 by Reiko Yoshida

Vertical, Inc

  • No Longer Human by Usamaru Furuya and Osamu Desai

Yen Press

  • Black Butler volume 7 by Yana Toboso
  • Black God volume 14 by Dall-Young Lim and Sung-Woo Park
  • Bride’s Story volume 2 by Kaoru Mori
  • Hero Tales volume 5 by Hiromu Arakawa
  • High School of the Dead volume 4 by Daisuke Sato and Shouji Sato

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