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December 2013 New Manga Releases


December 2013 New Manga Releases

The holidays are upon us, and that means school breaks as well. With enough holiday meals on the horizon to satisfy even the most voracious manga protagonist, will there be enough manga to fill your reading appetite in your free time? Look up great gift ideas for the manga reader in your life (or good end-of-the-year tax-deduction donations to your local library) here on the US/Canada manga new release list for December 2013. Note that we now have “print” or “digital” buying options on the list where information is available, so that you can get your fix however you’d like!

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; Seas: Seven Seas Press; 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
* Available in Print or Digital, marked with a (P) or (D)
* New Series marked by an asterisk (*)

KIDS’ manga (~10 and under)
Pokémon Black and White, vol. 13 – 12/03 – A – VK – (P)

SHONEN (“Boys’” manga; typically heavy in action, adventure, and camaraderie)
Arata the Legend, vol. 16 – 12/10 – SS – T – (P & D)
* Are You Alice?, vol. 3 – 12/17 – Yen – T+
Attack on Titan, vol. 10 – 12/31 – KC – T+ (P & D)
* Bloody Cross, vol. 1 – 12/17 – Yen – T+
* Dracula Everlasting, vol. 3 – 12/03 – Seas – T – (P & D) – American
Dragon Ball, omnibus vol. 3 – 12-03 – Viz – T – (P)
Fairy Tail, vol. 33. – 12/03 – KC – T – (P)
Hunter x Hunter, vol. 31 – 12/03 – SJA – T+ – (P & D)
Isuwaribito, vol. 10 – 12/10 – SS – T+ – (P & D)
* Kanokon, Omnibus vol. 3 – 12/03 – Seas – T+ – (P)
* Magi, vol. 3 – 12/10 – Viz – T – (P & D)
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The, vol. 17 – 12/17 – Yen – T+
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project, vol. 13 – 12/18 – DH – T+ – (P)
Nura, Rise of the Yokai Clan, vol. 18 – 12/03 – SJ – T – (P & D)
One Piece, vol. 69 – 12/03 – SJ – T – (P & D)
Pandora Hearts, vol. 19 – 12/17 – Yen – T+
Sankarea: Undying Love, vol. 4 – 12/24 – KC – T+ (P & D)
Slam Dunk, vol. 31 – 12/03 – SJ – T – (P)
* Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology, vol. 2 – 12/10 – Viz – T – (P)
Until Death Do Us Part, vol. 5 – 12/17 – Yen – T+ – Double volume

SHOJO (“Girls’” manga; typically deals heavily with relationships and romances)
* Alice Love Fables: Toy Box – 12/03 – Seas – T+ – (P) – Single Volume
* Crimson Empire, vol. 3 – 12/24 – Seas – T – (P)
Demon Love Spell, vol. 5 – 12/03 – Viz – T+ – (P & D)
Dengeki Daisy, vol. 13 – 12/030 – Viz – T+ – (P & D)
Devil and her Love Song, A, vol 12 – 12/03 – Viz – T – (P & D)
Skip Beat!, vol 32 – 12/03 – SB – T – (P & D)
Sorako - 12/24 – Gen – T – (P & D)
Sunshine Sketch, vol. 7 – 12/17 – Yen – T – Slice of Life
* Voice Over! Seiyu Academy, vol. 2 – 12/03 – Viz – T – (P & D)

ADULT (Seinen, Josei, and Matured Reader Recommended)
* Dance in the Vampire Bund: Memories of Sledge Hammer, vol. 1 – 12/03 – Seas – T+ – (P & D)
Dorohedoro, vol. 11 – 12/17 – Viz – M – (P & D)
* High School of the Dead, Omnibus (Color) vol. 2 – - Yen – M – (P)
No. 6, vol. 4 – 12/17 – KC – T – BL (P & D)
* Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, vol. 3 – 12/17 – Yen – T+
Vampire Hunter D, vol. 20 – DH – T+ – (P)

OTHER
* CLBDF (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) Presents Manga: Intro, Challenges, and Best Practices – 12/04 – DH – NR – (P)
Spice & Wolf, vol. 10 (novel) – 12/17 – Yen


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