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May 2012 Manga New Releases: Get Excited!


May 2012 Manga New Releases: Get Excited!

It’s time for the US/Canada manga releases for May 2012! We’ve got the lineup of manga for readers of all ages. Get ready to get reading…

Arrangement:

1. Demographic Group (Boys’, Girls’, Kids’, General, Matured Reader)
2. Series Title (Alphabetical), volume # – date of release – publisher/imprint – age rating – notes*
Age rating guide: A (All) – T (teen) – T+ (Older Teen) – M (Mature/Adult)

* New Series in Bold

KIDS’ manga (~10 and under)

Deltora Quest vol. 6 – 5/08 – Kodansha – A

Fluffy, Fluffy, Cinnamoroll [single volume] – 5/01 – Viz Kids – A

Pokemon Black and White vol. 7 – 5/01 – Viz Kids – A

SHONEN (“Boys’” manga; typically heavy in action, adventure, and camaraderie)
Bamboo Blade vol. 13 – 5/29 – Yen Press – T+/OT

Blood Blockade Battlefront vol. 2 – 5/09 – Darkhorse – T+Fairy Tail vol. 19 – 5/29 – Kodansha – T

Genshiken Omnibus vol. 1 – 5/22 – Kodansha – T+

Naruto vol. 56 – 5/01 – Shonen Jump/Viz – T

Nobari no Ou vol. 10 – 5/29 – Yen Press – T+/OT

Pandora Hearts vol. 10 – 5/29 – Yen Press – T+/OT

Psyren vol. 4 – 5/01 – Shonen Jump/Viz – T

One Piece vol. 62 – 5/01 – Shonen Jump/Viz – T

Soul Eater vol. 9 – 5/29 – Yen Press – T+/OT

Sumomomo, Momomo vol. 12 (final volume) – 5/29 – Yen Press – T+/OT

Tagami Bachi vol. 9 – 5/01 – Shonen Jump/Viz – T

Until Death do us Part vol. 1 – 5/29 – Yen Press – T+/OT

SHOJO (“Girls’” manga; typically deals heavily with relationships and romances)
Bride of the Water God – 5/16 – Darkhorse – T (12+) (Manwha – Korean manga)

Inuyasha vol. 11 (VizBig; ie Omnibus) – Shojo Beat/Viz – T+

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The vol. 12 – 5/29 – Yen Press – T+/OT

Sailor Moon vol. 5 – 5/08 – Kodansha – T+

Story of Saiunkoku, The; vol. 7 – 5/01 – Shojo Beat/Viz – T

Wallflower, The vol. 28 – 5/22 – Kodansha – T

We Were There vol. 14 – 5/01 – Shojo Beat/Viz – T+

GENERAL

FLCL Omnibus – 5/09 – Darkhorse – T

Puella Magi Madoka Magica vol. 1 – 5/29 – YenPress – T+/OT

Saturn Apartments Vol. 5 – 5/15 – Viz Signature – T

ADULT (Matured Reader Recommended)

GenManga issue 11 – (late in the month) – genmanga.com – T to M

Omamori Himari vol. 7 – 5/29 – Yen Press – M


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