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Manga to Keep You Busy Through Nov - Dec

+ posted by njt in Manga News on Sep 10, 2009 16:06
Continuing from our last post. Here's a list of Manga to look out for during the November and December!

Some highlights for these months are: Azumanga Daioh Omnibus, Itazura Na Kiss, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, and .hack//Alcor.

So out of the four months, see any manga you plan on getting? :D

Releases for November

Barefoot Gen Vol. 9 & 10
November 1, 2009
Publisher: Last Gasp
Keiji Nakazawa's harrowing first-person account of the horrors of World War II and the bombing of Hiroshima.

Beast Master Vol. 1
November 3, 2009
Publisher: Shojo Beat / VIZ Media
Yuiiko loves animals -- but most of the times, animals just don't love her back. But one day she encounters Leo, a strange boy who acts more like a beast than a human -- and discovers that she has the uncommon ability to calm him down when he's on a blood-thirsty rampage. As Leo joins Yuiiko at school, she finds that her new friend has a lot to learn about what it means to be human, and maybe he has a lesson or two to teach her as well.

Itazura Na Kiss Vol. 1
November 4, 2009
Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing
Kotoko has had a crush on her smart, popular and cool classmate Naoki since freshman year. Now that they're both seniors, she's finally mustered the courage to confess her feelings to him. Naoki turns her down flat, and to add insult to injury, he tells her it's because he's "not into stupid girls." But fate has other things in store....

Red Snow
November 10, 2009
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Kindly tree spirits, lonely monks, vengeful ghosts and rambunctious water sprites mingle with sake brewers, geishas and rice farmers in these magical, sometimes bawdy short stories. Red Snow offers 10 tales that weave fanciful fables together with wistful nostalgia for rural Japan of the not-so-distant past.

Jormungand Vol. 1
November 10, 2009
Publisher: VIZ Signature / VIZ Media
Selling weapons is not exactly your average 9-to-5 office job. Koko is an arms dealer, and she clearly loves her work. Whether she's arguing with heads of state over a shipment gone awry or training a newbie in the fine art of the armed car chase, Koko knows that she can count on her weapons and her crew of international misfits to get the job done.

Deka Kyoshi Vol. 1
November 11, 2009
Publisher: CMX Manga
When a grade school teacher dies under mysterious circumstances, a cop goes undercover at the school as a teacher. As if it wasn’t hard enough to manage a classroom full of kids, the detective also meets a student who can see the stress levels of people in the form of demons, who just might give him the key to solving this mystery.

GoGo Monster
November 17, 2009
Publisher: VIZ Signature / VIZ Media
Yuki Tachibana can see monsters -- but are they just figments of his over-active imagination, or something more?

The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross: Arina Tanemura Illustrations
November 17, 2009
Publisher: Shojo Beat / VIZ Media
In return for a business loan of 50 million yen, the prestigious Kamiya family gave their daughter Haine away to the Otomiya family. Haine, now an Otomiya, is appointed to the student council of the exclusive Imperial Academy, a private school for the aristocracy. Even though Haine is of proper lineage to be on the council, she finds herself struggling to find her place among the many secrets of its elite members, especially those of the president who holds her heart - Shizumasa Togu, aka "the Emperor.

Yellow Omnibus Edition Vol. 1 & Yellow 2: Episode 1
November 18, 2009
Publisher: Juné Manga / Digital Manga Publishing
In their undercover police work, Taki and Goh face danger everyday. While both guys are hunks, they're as different as can be: Taki is macho and definitely straight. Goh is gay and he's got the hots for Taki. Will Goh be able to convince Taki to see things his way -- and will they get together before either of them get killed?

Nighthead Genesis Vol. 1
November 24, 2009
Publisher: Del Rey Manga
Two brothers with psychic powers are sent to a research facility where they are kept for 15 years. Now grown men, the psychic siblings have escaped their captivity, but find that they can't escape their dark destiny.

The Box Man
November 24, 2009
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Get ready for a hallucinogenic trip through one manga artist's incredible imagination as Drawn & Quarterly brings Imiri Sakabashira's The Box Man to North American audiences.

Releases for December

Butterflies, Flowers Vol. 1
December 1, 2009
Publisher: Shojo Beat / VIZ Media
Choko comes from a once wealthy family that has been reduced to working class circumstances. After being hired as an admin in a large company, she's got her work cut out for her with a tyrannical manager who is constantly on her back. But Choko discovers that his hard-edge hides his soft spot for her: he was once her loyal servant.

Domo: The Manga
December 1, 2009
Publisher: TokyoPop
Everyone's favorite animated Japanese TV network mascot makes his English-language comics debut in this full-color collection of short stories. Featuring the talents of Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges (Peach Fuzz), rem (Vampire Kisses) and Sonia Leong (Romeo and Juliet), Domo: The Manga delivers several short stories about Domo's misadventures and his well-meaning, but comically destructive ways.

The Lizard Prince Vol. 1
December 1, 2009
Publisher: CMX Manga
Princess Canary is betrothed to Prince Heath of the nearby kingdom of Gazaria -- trouble is, neither royal teen is keen on getting wed to the other. So Heath hatches a plan: he sends his brother Sienna in his place, in hopes that he'll mess up so bad, Canary will call off the engagement. But Canary and Sienna end up hitting it off, which would make for a very short story with a happy ending, except that Sienna is cursed to turn into a lizard when the charade is over.

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World Vol. 1
December 1, 2009
Publisher: TokyoPop
From the anime studio that brought you Neon Genesis Evangelion, Kare Kano and Gurren Lagann comes an otaku-friendly monster/fantasy/action series about two boys who find a mysterious girl in a forest and try to help her. For their troubles, one boy ends up battling a monster, but to defeat this creature, he's turned into a monster himself. Aliens, robots and mad scientists abound in this series, and of course, lots of cute girls and action-packed fights.

December 1, 2009
Publisher: TokyoPop
Nanase is a shy and naive girl who belongs to a guild. Nanase is a newbie in The World, but her main reason for being there is to be near Silabus, the guild master. When her guild is targeted by PK (Player Killers), can Nanase find the courage to help her online friends?

Taimashin: The Red Spider Exorcist Vol. 1
December 16, 2009
Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing
From the creator of Vampire Hunter D comes a new supernatural suspense series, featuring a shaman known as Akamushi, the Red Spider Exorcist. Akamushi lives between the realms of the living and the world of the dead, and offers his services to people in need of his amazing, spider-like supernatural powers. But with his latest assignment, has he finally encountered a demon that he can't defeat?

Emma Vol. 10
December 2 , 2009
Publisher: CMX Manga
After falling in love and overcoming numerous obstacles to their romance, William Jones, a gentlemen of the gentry is marrying Emma, a maid. While they have numerous friends and allies on their side, William and Emma must still overcome William's father's objections and the disapproval of English high society.

Time and Again Vol.1
December 15, 2009
Publisher: Yen Press
Baek-On and Ho-Yeon are traveling exorcists-for-hire, and business is surprisingly brisk. But while their services are available for a fee, what they provide to their clients is not so much what they've requested, but what they often deserve.

Azumanga Daioh Omnibus
December 15, 2009
Publisher: Yen Press
Through four volumes fans laughed with petite prodigy Chiyo, tall and reserved Sakaki, hyper-active Tomo, spacey Osaka, sporty Kagura and easily aggravated Koyomi, not to mention their odd but loveable teachers.

Pandora Hearts Vol. 1
December 15, 2009
Publisher: Yen Press
Oz Vessalius is the heir to a vast fortune and as such, enjoys a life of freedom and leisure that most can only dream of. But all this changes at his coming-of-age ceremony on his 15th birthday when he's thrown into a prison called "The Abyss," for reasons he can't quite figure out. As the web of intrigue tightens around him, Oz learns more than he'd like about a mysterious organization known as Pandora.

Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai
December 23, 2009
Publisher: Dark Horse
Stan Sakai's rabbit ronin for hire has faced enemies that are cunning, fierce and powerful -- but can he prevail against an army of yokai (spirits and demons)?

Wild @ Heart Vol. 1
December 29, 2009
Publisher: Del Rey Manga
The story puts a shojo manga spin on "me Tarzan, you Jane" romance, as its teen heroine, Chino finds herself stuck with Hyou, a child her father brought home from the jungle. Wild child Hyou turns Chino's city gal life upside down, as she has to explain the ways of the urban jungle to him, and try not to die of embarrassment as Hyou creates numerous mishaps and misunderstandings in his wake.

AX: A Collection of Alternative Manga Vol. 1
December 29, 2009
Publisher: Top Shelf
33 artists, including Yoshihiro Tatsumi (A Drifting Life), Kazuichi Hanawa (Doing Time), Imiri Sakabashira (The Box Man) are including in this collection of manga.

Source: Deb Aoki's article @ manga.about.com

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#1. by Revilenigma ()
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
A shat bricks when I saw gogo monster and the box man was going to get published in english.
#2. by Laika ()
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
D&Q got it on lock down. AX collection is a must buy. I'm surprised Viz is giving Matsumoto another shot after they dropped No. 5 so unceremoniously (Guess it must be that Tekkon Kinkreet 4c magic.)

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