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Recent & Upcoming Manga Release Dates

These are for series I'm currently following:


Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Vol. 8 — January 14, 2009

Hikaru no Go, Vol. 14 — February 3, 2009

Hoshin Engi, Vol. 11 — February 3, 2009

Black Lagoon, Vol. 4 — February 10, 2009

Bleach, Vol. 26 — March 3, 2009

Samurai Deeper Kyo, Vol. 33 — March 10, 2009

Fruits Basket, Vol. 22 — March 17, 2009

xxxHolic, Vol. 13 — March 24, 2009

Samurai Deeper Kyo, Vol. 34 — April 7, 2009

Hoshin Engi, Vol. 12 — April 7, 2009

Fushigi Yûgi Genbu Kaiden, Vol. 8 — April 7, 2009

Black Lagoon, Vol. 5 — April 14, 2009
Samurai Deeper Kyo, Vol. 35 — May 5, 2009

Bride of the Water God, Vol. 3 — May 6, 2009

Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Vol. 9 — May 13, 2009

Mushishi, Vol. 7 — May 19, 2009

Flower of Life, Vol. 4 — May 20, 2009

Hoshin Engi, Vol. 13 — June 2, 2009

Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 12 — June 2, 2009

Bleach, Vol. 27 — June 2, 2009

Shaman Warrior, Vol. 7 — June 03, 2009

Fruits Basket, Vol. 23 — June 30, 2009

Blade of the Immortal, Vol. 21 — July 15, 2009

ETA: xxxHolic, which I somehow forgot!

Most of these dates are only semi-official - from Amazon, except for the date for vol. 7 of Shaman Warrior and Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service vol. 9, which are from the Black Horse site. The release schedule for SDK seems to have been stepped up. I wonder if they're trying to finish it before the end of the year?

You'll notice one thing conspicuously absent: no, there are no Kazuya Minekura volumes scheduled for release in the next several months. >cries<

Some of you may notice something else: yes, I've picked up yet another seinen series. I need to blog Black Lagoon soon.

One more thing: Amazon lists (and Viz confirms) a new series by Fumi Yoshinaga (Antique Bakery, Flower of Life, and others). Vol. 1's listed as being 216 pp. long (!) and is due out about August 18, 2009: Ôoku: The Inner Chamber.



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Feb. 4th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
I am so excited about Ooku, you do not even understand. :D
Feb. 4th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
SO. MUCH. WORD. I have been pining for an English release of that ever since Oyce was posting about it last year. Yoshinaga-sensei, alternate history and gender issues? BE STILL MY FANGIRL HEART.
Feb. 4th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)

At first, I read the scenario and went "What? Most of the men have been killed off? Where's my BL stuff?" and then I went "Oh, wait ... ."

I'm imagining there's going to be all sorts of forbidden love ... .

Feb. 4th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
I'm just sad there's no cross-dressing. ;)

But you know me, at this point I have just pretty much accepted that Fumi Yoshinaga could take even the most boring or squicky subjects I could imagine and still leave me chomping at the bit to read more; so something like this that is touching on stuff I already like -- historical settings, AU, gender issues -- has me positively desperate to get my hands on a copy.
Feb. 10th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)

Oh no ... ! You're sure there's no cross-dressing?!

Feb. 11th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
I remember oyceter commenting on that in her post that first made me aware of the series -- she'd been a little disappointed that the women, despite their greater political power, were still wearing the more restrictive feminine clothing of the era, while the men still got to wear more action-friendly traditional masculine styles...although apparently the question of clothing does come up in the text, so who knows where that might be headed?
Feb. 16th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)

I'm hoping there'll be some slashy stuff with some guy who's meant to go into the harem and he's in love with some other guy he has to leave behind - that's the sort of thing I thought of when I read the summary.

Feb. 4th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)

I'm becoming awfully fond of Yoshinaga-sensei! (It's entirely smilla's fault!)

Feb. 4th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
Ooo...historical manga. *___* Why must you tempt me so? I just spent way more than I should on Amazon Japan already.

Thanks for the heads up though - Ooku looks lovely! I saw the movie about a year ago, and it was excellent. (Not sure if they're related at all).
Feb. 4th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
They aren't. The movie (which I haven't seen, but weant to) is based on actual history. The manga is an alternate history where most of the men were wiped out by (I think) a plague, resulting in a reversal of gender roles and control.
Feb. 4th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you for the clarification! =) Hm...I'm not sure I'd be *as* interested in the alternate history, but I might look into it nevertheless.
Feb. 4th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)

meganb is correct - the movie was apparently about power struggles among the emperor's wives and concubines during the Tokugawa period. The Yoshinaga manga is as she described.

Feb. 4th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)

Tell me about it! My bro-in-law A. was already teasing me that my manga collection is becoming a fire hazard!

Edited at 2009-02-04 03:29 am (UTC)
Feb. 4th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
...just as long as it doesn't resemble Tenpou's office yet? X)
Feb. 4th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)

My front room here keeps threatening in that direction, minus the ciggie detritus. (It doesn't help that I share it as computer space with my teenaged daughter.) Also, currently our bedroom has a couple of stacks of mixed reading material just piled on the floor, awaiting reassignment to a more suitable locale.

Feb. 4th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Do you have 2 waist-high bookcases of manga double shelved with manga piled high on one of them, plus another bookcase (actually supposed to be a DVD case...about 2 feet wide 4 feet tall) and 2 stacks that you haven't read yet? (And this is with my going through the collection at least once a year and being firm about series I've lost interest in, and completed series that have been complete for a while, and that I never have an interest in revisiting at all.)
Feb. 10th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)

LOL! No, not yet!!

The Mr. wants me to get rid of the ones I've lost interest in, but Nana was the really the only one. Some of the others - FMA, Monster - I mean to try again when a few of the others wind down (as SDK and Furuba will, soon).

Except I can never tell what;s going to take my fancy out of nowhere - like Black Lagoon and Afterschool Nightmare.

Feb. 10th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Heh. Yes. I just read through the Viz titles where I had the first volume or two to check out over the weekend so I can take advantage and get the ones I want to continue for 40% off. The two books I expected to barely be ok, but got 1 on a rec and 1 because the volumes only cost me $3 each are the ones that interested me, and the 2 I thought I'd like ended up rather dull. OTOH, Mixed Vegetables was exactly what oyceter and rachelmanija's posts led me to expect it to be.

I'm still regretting not being able to get into Nana, since what I read and what I've heard about it past what I read sound exactly like what I like. I think, though, that I could see the problems they'd have, esp. Hachi, and they're the kinds that make me want to yell at characters.
Feb. 11th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
If you don't have any folks already lined up to take Nana off your hands, I can absolutely GUARANTEE that would be snapped up in a heartbeat on BookMooch, so I'd be happy to list/ship it for you. (Heck, I wouldn't mind flipping through them first myself, as while it doesn't sound quite like my sort of thing, I've heard enough good things about it that I'd be willing to give it a shot...)
Feb. 16th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)

Oooh, I already put the Nana volumes in a batch that I dropped off at the library bookstore! So sorry! (It was ages ago - last year sometime.)

Next time I'm getting rid of something, I'll be sure to run it past you ... .

Feb. 4th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
How far from the end is SDK?
Feb. 4th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)

It ran 38 volumes in Japan, so I'm assuming the same here. Volume 32 came out in English last month.

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Feb. 10th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
manga dates

I just hate what Tokyopop has done with their site! You used to be able to find a home page for each series, with a list of all the volumes and the release dates for the upcoming ones. Now it's impossible to find anything.

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