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April 2013 New Manga Releases


April 2013 New Manga Releases

There’s still time for a freak April snowstorm, but manga publishers are looking ahead by coming out with some new Spring titles, as well forging on ahead with well-loved favorites. Get ready for the US/Canada manga releases for April 2013, and make sure to bundle up! You’re going to need all your fingers and toes to read all the tasty manga on this list, lest you end up turning pages with your tongue.

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 (*)

SHONEN (“Boys’” manga; typically heavy in action, adventure, and camaraderie)
A Certain Scientific Railgun, vol. 7 – 04/02 – Seas – T+ – Based on Light Novel
Animal Land, vol. 7 – 04/16 – KC – T
Bloody Monday, vol. 10 – 04/26 – KC – T+
*Barrage, vol. 2 – 04/02 – SJ – T+
Bleach, vol. 56 – 04/02 – SJ – T+
Blue Exorcist, vol. 9 – 04/02 – Viz – T+
Bokurano: Ours, vol. 8 – 04/16 – Sig – T+
Case Closed, vol. 46 – 04/09 – Viz – T+
Doubt, vol. 1 – 4/23 – Yen – T+ – Based on a Light Novel
Excel Saga, vol. 25 – 04/09 – Viz – T+ – Classics Re-Release
Fairy Tail, vol. 25 – 04/23 – KC – T
HeroMan, vol. 4 – 04/30 – Vt – T+ – BONES and Stan Lee
Itsuwaribito, vol. 8 – 04/09 – SS – T+
Jiu Jiu, vol. 4 – 04/02 – Viz – T+
*Kanokon Omnibus, vol. 1-2 – 04/16 – Seas – T+ – Fanservice
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The; vol. 15 – 04/23 – Yen – T+
*Negiho, vol. 1 – 04/16 – KC – T+
Negima!, Vol. 38 - 04/16 – KC – T+ – Harem
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, vol. 14 – 04/02 – SJ – T
Oh, My Goddess!, vol. 44 – 04/10 – DH – T – Harem
Pandora Hearts, vol. 15 – 04/23 – Yen – T+
Slam Dunk, vol. 27 – 04/02 – SJ -T
Tiger & Bunny, vol. 1 – 04/09 – Viz – T
Toriko, vol. 15 – 04/02 – SJ – T
X (3-in-1), vol. 5 – 04/09 – Viz – T+ – Classics Re-Release
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds, vol. 4 – 04/02 – SJ – T

SHOJO (“Girls’” manga; typically deals heavily with relationships and romances)
Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit, vol. 2 – 04/23 – Yen – T
Arisa, vol. 10 – 04/16 – KC – T+
Black Butler, vol. 13 – 04/23 – Yen – T+
*Crimson Empire, Vol 1 – 04/02 – Seas – T+ – Adventure
Hana-Kimi (3-in-1), vol. 4 – 04/02 – SB – T+ – Classics Re-Release
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, vol. 16 – 04/02 – Viz – T
Library Wars: Love & War, vol. 9 – 04/02 – SB – T+
Loveless, Omnibus vol. 3 – 04/09 – Viz – T – Classics Re-Release
Missions of Love, vol. 3 – 04/09 – KC – T
My Boyfriend is a Vampire, vol. 7-8 – 04/02 – Seas – T

GENERAL
Gen Manga anthology- late month – T to M – Anthology; genmanga.com
*Pepita: Takehiko Inoue Meets Gaudi – 04/16 – Viz – T+ – From the author of Vagabond

ADULT (Matured Reader Recommended)
Dorohedoro, vol. 9 – 04/16 – Sig – M
Gantz, vol. 27 – 04/17 – DH – M
Is This a Zombie?, vol. 4 – 04/23 – Yen – M

OTHER
Kieli: The Dead Sleep Eternally in the Wildnerness, part 1; vol. 8 – 04/23 – Yen – Novel
Spice and Wolf, vol. 8 – 04/23 – Yen – Novel


One Response to “April 2013 New Manga Releases”

  1. Nightmare says:

    What happen to Fairy Navigator Runa?

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