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July 2012 Manga New Releases


July 2012 Manga New Releases

Now that the heat’s taken over the country, what better time to hide away with a book in front of your old pal the air conditioner? Heck, you might even be able to make a party out of it with a friend or two and a tub of ice cream.

For the first time, Digital Manga Publishing makes its way onto the list. Also this month, three new series debut, and a couple wrap up, too. So grab an orange sherbet pop and enjoy the scrumptious manga reading list for US/Canada releases in July 2012!

Arrangement:
1. Demographic Group (Boys’, Girls’, Kids’, General, Mature Reader)
2. Series Title (Alphabetical), volume # – MM/DD of release – publisher – age rating – notes
* Age rating guide: A (All) – T (Teen) – OT (Older Teen) – M (Mature/Adult)
* Publisher guide: DH: Darkhorse Comics; DMP: Digital Manga Publishing; KC: Kodansha Comics; Viz: Viz Media, includes subsets SB: Shojo Beat, Sig: Viz Signature, SJ: Shonen Jump, SS: Shonen Sunday, and VK: Viz Kids; Yen: Yen Press
* New Series in marked by an asterisk (*)

KIDS’ manga (~10 and under)
Deltora Quest vol. 7 – 07/31 – KC – A
Fluffy, Fulffy Cinnamoroll vol. 4 – 07/03 – VK – A
Pokemon Black and White, vol. 8 – 07/03 – VK – A
Winx Club vols. 1 & 2 – 07/03 – VK – A

SHONEN (“Boys’” manga; typically heavy in action, adventure, and camaraderie)
Animal Land vol. 5 – 07/03 – KC – T
Bakuman vol. 12 – 07/03 – SJ – T
Black Butler vol. 10 – 07/24 – Yen – OT
Bleach vol. 42, 43 – 07/03 – SJ – T
Case Closed vol. 43 – 07/10 – SS – OT
Countdown Days vol. 3 – 07/25 – DMP – OT
Claymore vol. 20 – 07/03 – SJA – OT
D. Gray-Man vol. 22 – 07/03 – SJA – OT
Durarara!! vol. 3 - 07/24 – Yen – OT
Fairy Tail vol. 20 - 07/10 – KC – T
Naruto vol. 57 – 07/10 – SH – T
Negima! vol. 35 – 07/10 – KC – OT
Negima! Omnibus vol. 5 – 07/31 – KC – OT – omnibus re-release
One Piece vol. 63 – 07/03 – SJ – T
Pandora Hearts vol. 11 - 07/24 – Yen – OT
Psyren vol. 5 – 07/03 – SJ – T
Replica vol. 3 - 07/25 – DMP – OT
RIN-NE vol. 9 – 07/10 – SS – OT
* Soul Eater Not vol. 1 – 07/24 – Yen – OT
X vol. 3 – 07/24 – Viz – OT

SHOJO (“Girls’” manga; typically heavy in relationship and romance)
13th Boy vol. 12 - 07/24 – Yen – OT – Korean; Final volume
Afterschool Charisma vol. 6 – 07/17 – SIG – OT – This volume about Queen Elizabeth I
Arisa vol. 8 – 07/17 – KC – T
Dengeki Daisy, vol. 10 – 07/03 – SB – OT
* Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan, The vol. 1 – 07/24 – Yen – OT – Set in the same world as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Hana-Kimi (3-in-1/omnibus) vol. 3 – 07/03 – SB – OT
Itazura na Kiss vol. 9 - 07/25 – DMP – T
* Jiu Jiu vol. 1 – 07/03 – SB – OT
Natsume’s Book of Friends, vol. 12 – 07/03 – SB – T
Oresama Teacher vol. 9 – 07/03 – SB – T
Sailor Moon vol. 6 - 07/10 – KC – OT
Skip Beat vol. 28 – 07/03 – SB – T
Skip Beat 3-in-1 (omnibus) vol. 3 - 07/03 – SB – T

GENERAL
Gen Manga 13 – Late-Month – Genmanga.com – T to M – anthology
Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys vol. 21 - 07/17 – SIG – OT

ADULT (Matured Reader Recommended)
High School of the Dead, vol. 7- 07/24 – Yen – M – Final volume – Action/Violence
Is This a Zombie? (Kore wa Zombie Desuka?), vol. 2 – 07/24 – Yen – M – Action/Violence
Ooku: The Inner Chambers vol. 7 – 07/17 – SIG – M – Sexuality and Gender; Violence

OTHER
Book Girl and the Wayfarer’s Lamentation – 07/24 – Yen – Novel series; book 5

*There are no manga releases from Darkhorse this month.  Look for perpetual fan-favorites Ah! My Goddess and Gantz in August, though.


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    When can we expect to see the publication of the remaining volumes of “Nodame Cantabile” (Volumes 17 – 23) in English? It’s many fans in North America, and elsewhere, are eager to purchase these as soon as available!

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