Friday, December 17, 2010

Manga the week of 12/22

'Tis Christmas! And what better way to celebrate than with some worthy Signature manga from Viz! Not to mention a few treats from other publishers.

Dark Horse has the 7th volume of the Evangelion spinoff Shinji Ikari Raising Project. Unlike a lot of other Dark Horse titles, this one has been coming out fairly consistently, so I suspect sales are quite good. The fact that they're picking up several other Evangelion spinoffs also lends credence to that theory.

Tokyopop has a 6th volume of the hardcover, 2-in-1 omnibus edition of Fruits Basket. There's no added content here, but those who want a larger and more durable Furuba might check out out. This has the original Vol. 11 & 12.

Vertical has the final volume of Felipe Smith's Peepo Choo, which wraps up its Japan-meets-America cultural satire with gusto. It's also has more cute cats, with the fourth Chi's Sweet Home.

And Viz has a veritable Christmas Stocking worth of cool titles. Vol. 2 of Gente, by Natsume Ono, featuring more far-too-perfect-for-their-own-good Italian gentlemen. Vol. 4 of Children of the Sea, which will likely once again have absolutely incredible art and force my brain into tying itself in knots. Vol. 5 of Ooku, which possibly may finish its flashback? Pretty please? A new House of Five Leaves, with its wussy yet awesome samurai. For the slacker in your life, there's I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow Vol. 2, which I'm sure will have its hero making many resolutions about his life and not quite following through. And there's a new 20th Century Boys, which finally gets to the halfway mark with this volume.

What interests you?

1 comment:

  1. Def. Ooku, House of Five Leaves, and Children of the Sea are the standouts for me. I'm glad Viz is pushing this brand, it's a wonderful selection.