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August 2012 Manga New Releases: Still Time to Catch Up on Summer Reading


August 2012 Manga New Releases: Still Time to Catch Up on Summer Reading

It’s August already, and in the land of anime that means summer romance: friends watching orange sunsets by the local canal, accompanied by the constant hum of cicadas. But for all those of you who have yet to complete your summer manga reading list, there’s time to catch up: Not a single new series is launched this month, and there’s a slew of mature-rated titles to give you a different kind of grit than the sand between your toes. Get ready — here are the U.S. and Canada manga releases for August 2012!

Arrangement:
1. Demographic Group (Boys’, Girls’, Kids’, General, Matured Reader)

2. Series Title (Alphabetical), volume # – release date – MM/DD of release – publisher – age rating – notes

* Age Rating: A (All), T (teen), T+ (Older Teen), M (Mature/Adult)

* Publisher guide: DH: Darkhorse Comics; DMP: Digital Manga Publishing; KC: Kodansha Comics; Viz: Viz Media, includes SB: Shojo Beat, Sig: Viz Signature, SJ: Shonen Jump, SS: Shonen Sunday, and VK: Viz Kids; Yen: Yen Press

* New Series marked by an asterisk (*)

KIDS’ manga (~10 and under)

There are no kids’- or all-ages-rated manga this month.

SHONEN (“Boys’” manga; typically heavy in action, adventure, and camaraderie)
Air Gear
, vol. 25
– 08/07 – KC – T+
Bakuman
, vol. 13 – 08/07 – SJ – T
Bleach
, vol. 44 – 08/07 – SJ – T
Bloody Monday
, vol. 7
- 08/14 – KC – T+
Cage of Eden
, vol. 6
– 08/07 – KC – T+
Gate 7
, vol. 3 – 08/29 – DH – T – Clamp
Gon
, vol. 7
– 08/21 – KC – T
Itsuwaribito
, vol. 6 – 08/14 – SS – T+
Kekkaishi
, vol. 33 – 08/14 – SS – T
Love Hina Omnibus
, vol. 4
– 08/21 – KC – T+
Oh My Goddess!
, vol. 42 – 08/29 – DH – T+
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
, vol. 2 – 08/21 – Yen – OT
Nabari no Ou
, vol. 11 – 08/21 – Yen – OT
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
, vol. 10 – 08/07 – SJ – T
Slam Dunk
, vol. 23 – 08/07 – SJ – T
Soul Eater
, vol. 10 – 08/21 – Yen – OT
Tegami Bachi
, vol. 10 – 08/07 – SJ – T
Toriko
, vol. 11 – 08/07 – SJ – T

SHOJO (“Girls’” manga; typically deals heavily with relationships and romances)
A Devil and Her Love Song
, vol. 4 – 08/07 – SB – T
Ai Ore!
, vol. 6 – 08/07 – SB – T+
Bamboo Blade
, vol. 14 – 08/21 – Yen – OT – Final Volume
Betrayal Knows my Name, The
; vol. 3 – 08/21 – Yen – OT – Omnibus; BL
Dawn of the Arcana
, vol. 5 – 08/07 – SB – T+
Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time
, vol. 17 – 08/07 – SB – T+
Inu Yasha
, vol. 12 (VizBig) – 08/14 – SS – T+ – Omnibus re-release
Kamisama Kiss
, vol. 10 – 08/07 – SB – T
Kaze Hikaru
, vol. 20 – 08/07 – SB – T+
La Corda d’Oro
, vol. 16 – 08/07 – SB – T
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The
; vol. 13 – 08/21 – Yen – OT

GENERAL
Bunny Drop
, vol. 6 – 08/21 – Yen – T
Gen Manga
anthology- late month – T to M – Anthology; genmanga.com

ADULT (Matured Reader Recommended)
Barbara
– 08/29 – DMP – M – 434 pp, single volume. Author: Tezuka, Osamu – Psychological
Blade of the Immortal
, vol. 25 – 08/01 – DH – 18+ – Graphic violence
Dorohedoro
, vol. 7 – 08/21 – Sig – M – Graphic violence
Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit
, vol. 8 – 08/21 – Sig – M – Psychological
Gantz
, vol. 24 – 08/15 – DH – M – Graphic violence
Omamori Himari
, vol. 8 – 08/21 – Yen – M – Sexuality and nudity
Tenjo Tenge
, vol. 8 – 08/21 – Sig – M – Nudity


2 Responses to “August 2012 Manga New Releases: Still Time to Catch Up on Summer Reading”

  1. stephenM says:

    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!

  2. deby says:

    Like this manga!!!!! Very Very manga!!!!!

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