Graphic Novels & Manga

February 2013 Manga New Releases


February 2013 Manga New Releases

Is it love in the air, or just despair?  Fear not, for the US/Canada manga releases for February 2013 have heaps of silly romance, serious situations, and independent ventures for you to celebrate your luck or pine away the lonely hours in someone else’s grim fairy tale.  Check it out, especially with Seven Seas publishing returning to the fore!

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)

Redakai, vol. 2 – 02/05 – VK – A – American-made; L-to-R format; as seen on Cartoon Network

Voltron Force: True Colors, vol. 6 – 02/05 – VK – A – American-made; L-to-R format

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

Air Gear, vol. 27 - 02/19 – KC – T+

Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, vol. 17 – 02/19 – KC – T+

Bleach, vol. 55 – 02/05 – SJ – T

Bleach (3-in-1), vol. 4 – 02/05 – SJ – T – omnibus vol. 4

*Btooom!, vol. 1 – 02/26 – Yen – T – Korean Manwha

Cage of Eden, vol. 9 – 02/12 – KC – T+

*Dance in the Vampire Bund Omnibus, vol. 2 – 02/19 – Seas – T+

Hayate the Combat Butler, vol. 21 – 02/12 – SS – T+

*Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends, vol. 2 – 02/05 – Seas – T+

Love Hina Omnibus, vol. 5 - 02/19 – KC – T – Classics reissue; Harem

Nabari no Ou, vol. 13 – 02/26 – Yen – T+

Naruto, vol. 60 – 02/05 – SJ – T

Naruto (3-in-1), vol. 4 – 02/05 – SJ – T

Negima! Omnibus, vol. 6 – 02/26 – KC – T+ – Reissue; Harem

*Neon Genesis Evangelion: Comic Tribute – 02/13 – DH – T+ – Officially authorized parodies

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, vol. 13 – 02/05 – SJ – T

One Piece (Omnibus), vol. 5 – 02/05 – SJ – T

Pandora Hearts, vol. 14 – 02/26 – Yen – T+

Slam Dunk, vol. 26 – 02/05 – SJ – T

Tegami Bachi, vol. 12 – 02/05 – SJ – T

Toriko, vol. 14 – 02/05 – SJ – T

*Trigun Maximum Omibus, vol. 2 – 02/12 – DH – T

Umineko: When They Cry – Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch, vol. 2 – 02/26 – Yen – T+

Until Death Do Us Part, vol. 3 – 02/26 – Yen – T+ – double volume

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

A Devil and Her Love Song, vol. 7 – 02/05 – SB – T

Ai Ore!, vol. 8 – 02/05 – 02/26 – T+ – Yaoi

*Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game, vol. 1 – 02/05 – Seas – T+

*Beautiful Creatures – 02/26 – Yen – T – single volume; American creators

Betrayal Knows my Name, The; vol. 5 – 02/26 – Yen – T+ – Yaoi

Dawn of the Arcana, vol. 8 – 02/05 – SB – T

Inuyasha (VizBig Edition), vol. 14 – 02/12 – Viz – T+ – classics reissue, omnibus

Kamisama Kiss, vol. 12 – 02/05 – SB – T

Kitchen Princess Omnibus, vol. 3 – 02/19 – KC – T – classics reissue

*Lizzie Newton: Victorian Mysteries, vol. 2 – 02/19 – Seas – T

Skip Beat!, vol. 30 – 02/05 – SB – T

Stepping on Roses, vol. 9 – 02/05 – SB – T+

Wallflower, The; vol. 30 – 02/12 – KC – T+

GENERAL

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

*Hiroki Samura’s “Emerald” and Other Stories - 02/06 – DH – T+ – Short Story Collection

ADULT (Matured Reader Recommended)

Tenjo Tenge, vol. 11 – 02/05 – Viz Sig – M

*Triage X, vol. 2 – 02/26 – Yen – M

OTHER

*Legend of Zelda, The: Hyrule Historia Limited Edition - 02/12 – DH – A

*Misfortune of Kyon & Koisumi, The - 02/26 – Yen – novel set in the Haruhi universe; single volume

*HelmetGrils: The Art of Camilla d’Errico, vol. 2 – 02/20 – DH – M – Hardcover


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