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May 2013 New Manga Releases


May 2013 New Manga Releases

This month, the Shonen list is almost quadruple the length of the Shojo, but there are some hard-hitting titles — not just fluffy romance — hanging out with the girls. Why not sample a few from either category, as we wind down the days till finals? Grab your lunch and check out the US/Canada manga releases for May 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 (*)

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

07-GHOST, vol. 4 - 05/14 – Viz – T

*Air Gear, Omnibus vol. 1 – 05/14 – KC – T+

*Are You Alice?, vol. 1 – 05/28 – Yen – T+

Bakuman, vol. 19 – 05/07 – SJ – T

Black Bird, vol. 16 – 05/07 – SB – T+

Black God, vol. 19 – 05/28 – Yen – T+ – Final volume

Bleach (3-in-1), vol. 5 – 05/07 – SJ – T

Blood Lad, vol. 3 – 05/28 – Yen – T+ – Final volume; double volume

Cage of Eden, vol. 10 – 05/21 – KC – T+

Claymore, vol. 22 – 05/07 – SJA – T+

Dance in the Vampire Bund, vol. 14 – 05/07 – Seas – T+ – Final volume

Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan, The; vol. 4 – 05/28 – Yen – T+

Durarara!!, Saika Arc vol. 2 (vol. 6) – 05/28 – Yen – T+

Fairy Tail, vol. 26 – 05/28 – KC – T

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, vol. 4 – 05/14 – KC – T+

Hunter x Hunter, vol. 30 - 05/07 – SJA – T+

*Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus vol. 1 – 05/22 – DH – T+

Mardock Scramble, vol. 7 – 05/21 – KC – T+Based on Light Novel

Naruto, vol. 61 – 05/07 – SJ – T

Naruto (3-in-1), vol. 5 – 05/07 – SJ – T

Neon Genesis Evangelion (3-in-1), vol. 3 – 05/14 – Viz – T+

Psyren, vol. 10 - 05/07 – Viz – T

*Sacred Blacksmith, The; vol. 1 – 05/21 – Seas – T

Saturn Apartments, vol. 7 – 05/21 – Sig – T – Final volume

Soul Eater, vol. 14 – 05/28 – Yen – T+

*Sunny, vol. 1 – 05/21 – Viz – T

Tegami Bachi, vol. 13 – 05/07 – SJ – T

*Thermae Romae, vol. 2 – 05/28 – Yen – T+ – Final volume; hardcover

Umineko When They Cry: Episode 2, vol 1 – 05/28 – Yen – T+

We Were There, vol. 16 – 05/07 – Viz – T+

*Zero’s Familiar, Omnibus 1-3 – 05/07 – Seas – T+ – Fanservice

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

*Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liar’s Game, vol. 2 – 05/21 – Seas – T

Dengeki Daisy, vol. 12 – 05/07 – SB – T+

Inuyasha (VizBig), vol. 15 – 05/14 – SS – T+

La Corda d’Oro, vol. 17 – 05/07 – SB – T

Limit, The; vol. 5 – 05/21 – Vt – T+ – Bullying and Power themes

Otomen, vol. 15 – 05/07 – SB – T

Sailor Moon, vol. 11 – 05/07 – KC – T+

Strobe Edge, vol. 4 – 05/07 – Viz – T

GENERAL

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

ADULT (Matured Reader Recommended)

*BTOOOM!, vol. 2 – 05/28 – Yen – M – Korean

Jormungand, vol. 11 – 05/14 – Sig – M

Omamori Himari, vol. 10 – 05/28 – Yen – M – Fanservice

*Welcome to the Erotic Bookstore – 05/28 – Ye


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