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December 2012 Manga New Releases


December 2012 Manga New Releases

The frosty weather is well upon us and so is the Holiday Shopping Spectacular, so stay warm and away from other people’s mania with a good manga and a hot chocolate in your favorite reading spot. As an extra present to expand your reading horizons, small-publisher Vertical’s manga titles are debuting on the list. Here’s the list of US/Canada manga releases for December 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; Vt: Vertical; Viz: Viz Media, includes SB: Shojo Beat, Sig: Viz Signature, SJA: Shonen Jump Advanced, SJ: Shonen Jump, SS: Shonen Sunday, and VK: Viz Kids; Yen: Yen Press

*New Series marked by an asterisk (*)

KIDS’ manga (~10 and under)

Voltron Force, vol. 5: Dragon Dawn – 12/04 – VK – A

SHONEN (“Boys’” manga; typically heavy in action, adventure, and camaraderie)

Arata: The Legend, vol. 12 – 12/04 – SS – T

Bakuman, vol. 17 – 12/04 – SJ – T

*Blood Lad, vol. 1 – 12/11 – Yen – T+

Bleach, vols. 52, 53 – 12/04 – SJ – T

Cage of Eden, vol. 8 - 12/11 – KC – T+

D. Gray-Man, vol. 23 – 12/04 – SJA – T+

*Heroman, vol. 2 – 12/18 – Vt – 10+ – By Stan Lee, Tamon Ohta, and studio BONES

Higurashi: When They Cry (Massacre Arc vol.2), vol. 20 – 12/11 – Yen – T+

Isuwaribito, vol. 7 – 12/11 – SS – T+

Kekkaishi, vol. 35 – 12/11 – SS – T

Natsume’s Book of Friends, vol. 13 – 12/04 – SB – T

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project, vol. 12 – 12/05 – DH – T+

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, vol. 12 – 12/04 – SJ – T

Pandora Hearts, vol. 13 – 12/11 – Yen – T+

Puella Magi Madoka Magica, vol. 3 – 12/11 – Yen – T

Raiders, vol. 9 – 12/11 – Yen – T+ – Korean Manwha

Slam Dunk, vol. 25 – 12/04 – SJ – T

Toriko, vol. 13 – 12/04 – SJ – T

*Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, vol. 2 – 12/04 – SJ – T

SHOJO (“Girls’” manga; typically deals heavily with relationships and romances)

*Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit, vol.1 – 12/11 – Yen – T

Black Bird, vol. 15 – 12/04 – SB – T+

Dawn of the Arcana, vol. 7 – 12/04 – SB – T

*Demon Love Spell, vol. 1 – 12/04 – SB – T+

Earl and The Fairy, The; vol. 4 – 12/04 – SB – T

*Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something – 12/11 – Yen – T – Short Story Collection, single volume

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The; vol. 14 – 12/11 – Yen – T+

Oh My Goddess!, vol. 43 – 12/19 – DH – T

Paradise Kiss, vol. 2 – 12/04 – Vt – T

Sakurahime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, vol. 9 – 12/04 – SB – T

Wallflower, The, vol. 29 – 12/04 – KC – T

GENERAL

Attack on Titan, vol. 3 – 12/04 – KC – T+

Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, vol. 16 – 12/04 – KC – T+

*Danza – 12/04 – KC – T+ – Collection of short stories

Gen Manga anthology- late month – T to M – Anthology; genmanga.com

*Message to Adolf, part 2 – 12/18 – Vt – T – hardcover; by Osamu Tezuka

ADULT (Matured Reader Recommended)

Dogs, vol. 7 – 12/18 – Sig – M

Dorohedoro, vol. 8 – 12/18 – Sig – M

Tenjo Tenge, vol. 10 – 12/18 – Sig – M

OTHER

James Patterson’s Maximum Ride, vol. 7 – 12/11 – Yen – T

Spice and Wolf (Novel), vol. 7 – 12/11 – Yen


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