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January 2014 New Manga Releases


January 2014 New Manga Releases

It’s 2014 already? How did that happen? While we all ponder our New Years’ resolutions along with what shape our midlife crises should take, I can rest assured that it’s not been for naught: in one more year Nasa’s New Horizons space probe will photograph Pluto close-up for the first time ever. Maybe we’ll find some mechs there. In the meantime, have some inspiration with the US/Canada manga releases for January 2014.

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
* Available in Print or Digital, marked with a (P) or (D)
* New Series marked by an asterisk (*)

KIDS’ manga (~10 and under)
Pokémon Adventures, vol. 20 – 01/07 – VK – A -
* Hello Kitty, vol. 2 – 01/07 – VK – A – American-made comics

SHONEN (“Boys’” manga; typically heavy in action, adventure, and camaraderie)
07-Ghost, vol. 8 – 01/14 – Viz – T – (P)
Attack on Titan, vol. 11 – 01/28 – KC – T – (P & D)
Bleach, Omnibus vol. 7 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P)
Case Closed, vol. 49 – 01/14 – SS – T+ – (P & D)
* Dictatorial Grimoire, vol. 2 – 01/07 – Seas – T+ – (P & D) – Grimm’s Fairy Tails
* Durarara!! Saika Arc vol. 3 – 01/21 – Yen – T+
Excel Saga, vol. 27 – 01/14 – Viz – T+ – (P & D)
Fairy Tail, vol. 34 – 01/07 – KC – T – (P)
Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends, vol. 5 – 01/21 – Seas – T – (P & D)
* Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, vol. 2 – 01/21 – Yen – T
Naruto, vol. 64 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P & D)
Naruto, Omnibus vol. 7 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P)
Natsume’s Book of Friends, vol. 15 – 01/07 – Viz – T – (P & D)
* Nisekoi: False Love, vol. 1 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P & D)
Psyren, vol. 14 – 01/07 – Viz – T – (P & D)
* Ruroni Kenshin: Restoration, vol. 2 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P & D)
Soul Eater, vol. 18 – 01/21 – Yen – T+ -
Sherlock Bones, vol. 3 – 01/14 – KC – T – (P)
Trigun Maximum, Omnibus vol. 2 – 01/01 – DH – T+ – (P)
* Umineko When They Cry: Banquet of the Golden Witch, vol. 1 – 01/21 – Yen – T+
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, vol. 4 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P & D)
Zero’s Familiar, Omnibus vol. 3 – 01/07 – Seas – T+ – (P & D)

SHOJO (“Girls’” manga; typically deals heavily with relationships and romances)
* Alice in the Country of Hearts: Mad Hatter, vol 2 – 01/07 – Seas – T+ – (P)
Arisa, vol. 12 – 01/21 – KC – T – (P & D)
Goong, vol. 13 – 01/21 – Yen – T
Hana-Kimi, Omnibus vol.7 – 01/07 – Viz – T+ – (P & D)
Kimi ni todoke: From Me to You, vol. 18 – 01/07 – Viz – T – (P & D)
Missions of Love, vol. 6 – 01/14 – KC – T – (P & D)
My Boyfriend is a Vampire, Vol. 11-12 – 01/21 – Seas – T+ – (P & D) – Gender-Bending; Manwha
* No Matter How You Look at It …, vol. 2 – 01/21 – Yen – T+
* Inu x Boku, vol. 2 – 01/21 – Yen – T+ -
Strobe Edge, vol. 8 – 01/07 – Viz – T – (P & D)

ADULT (Seinen, Josei, and Matured Reader Recommended)
Black Butler, vol. 15 – 01/21 – Yen – T+
Blade of the Immortal, vol. 28 – 01/15 – DH – T+ – (P)
Gantz, vol. 30 – 01/22 – DH – M – (P)
Higurashi When They Cry: Festival Accompanying Arc vol. 3 (Series vol. 24) – 01/21 – Yen – T+
Midnight Secretary, vol. 3 – 01/07 – Viz – M – (P & D)
* Monster Musume, vol. 2 – 01/07 – Seas – T+ – (P)
Omamori Himari, vol. 10 – 01/21 – Yen – M
Ooku: The Inner Chambers, vol. 9 – 01/21 – Viz – M – (P)
Otomen, vol. 17 – 01/07 – SB – T – (P & D)
* Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode, omnibus – 01/14 – KC – T – (P)
* Vinland Saga, vol. 2 – 01/21 – KC – T+ – (P & D)

OTHER
* Book Girl and the Scribe Who Faced God, vol. 8 (Novel) – 01/21 – Yen
Gen Manga anthology- late month – T to M – Anthology; genmanga.com


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