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March 2013 New Manga Releases


March 2013 New Manga Releases

Is spring here yet? No? Well, there are still plenty of good manga to read on those chilly days, and as you long for the new season to arrive, check out the plethora of new titles launching in the Shonen section. Ready to chase away the King of Cold and usher in the Princess of Spring? Check out the US and Canada Manga releases for 2013!

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; Seven Seas: Seas; 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)
Winx Club, vol. 6 – VK – A – Left-to-right

SHONEN (“Boys’” manga; typically heavy in action, adventure, and camaraderie)
07-Ghost, vol. 3 – 03/12 – Viz – T
*Angelic Layer Omnibus, vol. 2 – 03/27 – DH – T – classics reissue
Attack on Titan, vol. 4 – 03/26 – KC – T+
Bakuman, vol. 18 – 03/05 – SJ – T
*Barrage, vol. 1 – 03/05 – SJ – T
*Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus, vol. 1 – 03/19 – KC – T+
*Blood-C, vol. 1 – 03/06 – DH – T – Written by CLAMP
*Blood Lad, vol. 2 – 03/26 – Yen – T+
*Dark-Hunters, The: Infinity, vol. 1 – 03/26 – Yen – T+ – American author; Korean artist
*Durarara!! Saika Arc, vol. 1 – 03/26 – Yen – T+
Fairy Tail, vol. 24 – 03/26 – KC – T
Fullmetal Alchemist, (3-in-1), vol. 4 – 03/12 – Viz – T – contains vols. 10, 11, and 12
*Genshiken: Second Season, vol. 2 – 03/19 – KC – T+
Higurashi: When they Cry: Massacre Arc, vol. 3 – 03/26 – Yen – T+ – double volume
*Mayo Chiki!, vol. 2 – 03/05 – Seas – T+ – harem
*Naoki Urasawa’s 21st Century Boys, vol. 2 – 03/19 – Sig – T+
Neon Genesis Evangelion (3-in-1), vol. 2 – 03/12 – Viz – T+ – classics reissue
One Piece, vol. 66 – 03/05 – SJ – T
Oresama Teacher, vol. 13 – 03/05 – Viz – T
Psyren, vol. 9 – 03/05 – Viz – T
Rin-Ne, vol. 11 – 03/12 – SS – T+ – Rumiko Takahashi
Rosario+Vampire: Season II, vol. 11 – 03/05 – SJA – T+
Soul Eater, vol. 13 – 03/26 – Yen – T+
*Trigun: Multiple Bullets – 03/13 – DH – T – shorts by multiple authors
Witch & Wizard by James Patterson, vol. 3 – 03/26 – Yen – T
Witch Hunter, vol. 5-6 – 03/05 – Seas – T – Korean Manwha

SHOJO (“Girls’” manga; typically deals heavily with relationships and romances)
Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz, vol. 4 – 03/05 – Seas – T+
Arata: The Legend, vol. 13 – 03/12 – SS – T
*Demon Love Spell, vol. 2 – 03/05 – Viz – T+
Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden, vol. 11 – 03/05 – SB – T+
Jack Frost, vol. 7 – 03/26 – Yen – T+ – Korean Manwha
Sailor Moon, vol. 10 – 03/19 – KC – Classics reissue
Skip Beat! (3-in-1), vol. 4 – 03/05 – SB – T – Omnibus
Strobe Edge, vol. 3 – 03/05 – SB – T
*Tokyo Babylon, vol. 1 – 03/13 – DH – T – Classics reissue
Vampire Knight, vol. 16 – 03/05 – SB – T+

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

ADULT (Matured Reader Recommended)
Vagabond, vol. 34 – 03/19 – Sig – M

OTHER
Vampire Hunter D, vol. 19: Mercenary Road – 03/06 – DH – T – novel


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