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September 2012 Manga New Releases


September 2012 Manga New Releases

So you don’t want to go back to school — unless it’s a Japanese school, full of romance, adventure, and good-ol’-fashioned heroic strife. As the temperatures cool down outside, it’s time for manga to heat up with a wide range of stories and many sizzling new series. That’s right — it’s time for the US/Canada manga releases for September 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)
Deltora Quest, vol. 8 – 09/18 – KC – A
Fluffy, Fluffy, Cinnamoroll, vol. 5 – 09/04 – VK – A
WINX Club, vol. 3 – 09/04 – VK – A

SHONEN (“Boys’” manga; typically heavy in action, adventure, and camaraderie)
Arata: The Legend, vol. 11 – 09/11 – SS – T
*Attack on Titan, vol. 2 – 09/11 – KC – T+
Bakuman, vol. 14 – 09/04 – SJ – T
Bleach, vols. 46, 47 – 09/04 – SJ – T
Fairy Tail, vol. 21 - 09/25 – KC – T+
*Genshiken Omnibus, vol. 2 – 09/18 – KC – T+ – Rerelease of original Genshiken manga
*Genshiken Second Season, vol. 1 – 09/04 – KC – T+
*Ghost in the Shell 1.5 – 09/25 – KC – T+ – original GITS stories by Shirow Masamune, new to U.S.
Hayate the Combat Butler, vol. 20 – 09/11 – SS – T+
*Higurashi: When They Cry (Massacre Arc), vol. 1 – 9/25 – Yen – OT – double-volume omnibus
Hunter x Hunter, vol. 28 – 09/04 – SJ – T+
Jack Frost, vol. 6 – 9/25 – Yen – OT – Korean Manwha
*Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney, vol. 2 - 09/18 – KC – T+ – Sequel to Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series
Naruto, vol. 58 – 09/11 – SJ – T
Psyren, vol. 6 – 09/04 – SJ – T
One Piece, vol. 64 – 09/04 – SJ – T
*Oreimo, vol. 1 – 09/05 – DH – T – HS drama based on light novels
Raiders, vol. 8 – 9/25 – Yen – OT – Korean Manwha
Vampire Hunter D, vol. 18 – 09/05 – DH – T

SHOJO (“Girls’” manga; typically deals heavily with relationships and romances)
*Angelic Layer, vol. 1 – 09/19 – DH – T – omnibus
Card Captor Sakura, vol. 4 – 09/19 – DH – omnibus; final volume
Earl and Fairy, The, vol. 3 – 09/04 – SB – T
Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden, vol. 10 – 09/04 – SB – T+
GA (Geijutsuka Art Design Class), vol. 4 – 9/25 – Yen – T – color illustrations; final volume
Library Wars: Love & War, vol. 8 – 09/04 – SB – T+
Oresama no Teacher, vol. 10 – 09/04 – SB – T
Otomen, vol. 13 – 09/04 – SB – T
Sailor Moon, vol. 7 – 09/11 – KC- T
*Star with a Happy Ending, vol.1 – 09/26 – DMP – Japanese title: Happiendo de Hajimeyou (Let’s Begin a Happy End)
*Until Death Do Us Part, vol. 2 – 9/25 – Yen – OT – double-volume omnibus

GENERAL
Gen Manga anthology- late month - T to M – Anthology; genmanga.com
House of five Leaves, vol. 8 – 09/18 – Viz Sig – T+
Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, vol. 22 – 09/18 – Viz Sig – T+
Yotsuba &!, vol. 11 – 9/25 – Yen – A

ADULT (Matured Reader Recommended)
Berserk, vol. 36 – 09/19 – DH – M (graphic violence, gore, and mature themes)
Tale of the Waning Moon, vol. 3 – 9/25 – Yen – M (sexuality) – Boys’ Love; final volume

OTHER
*Helmet Girls: the Art of Camilla d’Errico, vol. 2 – 09/26 – DH – T+ – hardcover artbook
Kieli, vol. 7 – 9/25 – Yen – Not Rated – Novel
*Omamori Himari, vol. 0 – 9/25 – Yen – M – companion book (stories, full color pics, fan guides)


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