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The pickings are somewhat slim for me at the moment.

Oh Tokyopop! Oh Borders! Why, why, why?

:-(
 

xxxholic - vol. 17 - September 13, 2011
Bunny Drop - vol. 4 - September 20, 2011
Natsume's Book of Friends - vol. 9 - October 4, 2011  
20th Century Boys - vol. 17 - October 11, 2011
Black Butler - vol. 7 - October 25, 2011
Bride of the Water God - vol. 9 - October 25, 2011
Dogs- vol. 6 - November 8, 2011
 
Blade of the Immortal- vol. 24 - November 8, 2011
Bleach - vol. 37 - December 6, 2011
Ouran High School Host Club - vol. 17 - December 6, 2011
20th Century Boys - vol. 18 - December 13, 2011
xxxholic - vol. 18 - December 13, 2011
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service - Vol. 12 - January 10, 2012

Seriously, has anyone heard anything about any of Tokyopop's series being picked up? And does anyone have any recs for me?

(And what's the deal with the titles starting with B, already? Even includes Black Lagoon, for which there are no dates to be found ... .)

ETA: Ouran release.

ETA2: Dogs release.

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chomiji
Sep. 23rd, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)

I know. For me, in addition to the double tragedy that is Saiyuki's and Wild Adapter's English version status, there's Loveless and Vassalord.

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badtzphoto
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
How about Kimi ni Todoke (it's very sweet)? or Oresama Teacher (wacky and very funny - a bit violent since it's about delinquent).
chomiji
Sep. 23rd, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)

Errrr, shoujo romance and romantic comedy are really hit-and-miss for me. I liked Fruits Basket and am enjoying Ouran High School Host Club (and by golly, I forgot to include the next volume of that on my list!), but I really bounced off Nana, The Wallflower, and Absolute Boyfriend.

Heh, "a bit violent"? I'm reading a whole stack of very violent seinen and shounen series ... .

XD

vom_marlowe
Sep. 23rd, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
I wonder if you'd maybe like High School Debut or the other one whose name escapes me now, O-something, I always forget. The guy likes to make cakes and the color pink....

I bounced hard off Nana, the Wallflower, and Absolute Boyfriend but loved Fruits Basket and Ouran.
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badtzphoto
Sep. 23rd, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
I like Nana but I didn't like The Wallflower nor Absolute Boyfriend

""a bit violent"? I'm reading a whole stack of very violent seinen and shounen series"
In that case, I'd borrow Oresama Teacher and give it a try :)
Arisa is also interesting, I find.
ES Eternal Sabbath - thriller, very interesting, published by Del Rey.
I'm not sure if you've read Jiro Taniguchi's A distant neighborhood. Another book of his is out in English called A Zoo in Winter. The stories are generally slice-of-life.
Are you looking for on-going or complete series?
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smillaraaq
Sep. 22nd, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
Black Lagoon is at least not the fault of the US publishers -- Hiroe went on hiatus last year after the fifth chapter of "Wired Red Card", and the US tanks are all caught up with the Japanese ones. I think he sort of burned out after "El Baile de la Muerte". ;_; (ETA: whoops, double-checked the chaptering and the Japanese tankoubon went slightly different from the US -- our volume 9 is extra long so it wraps up EBDLM in one volume, Japanese Vol. 9 is shorter and the final chapters of EBDLM went into their Vol. 10, along with the five chapters of WRC that haven't seen print in the US.)

Have you read Yotsuba&! yet? Or Chii's Sweet Home?

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chomiji
Sep. 23rd, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)

I did a bit of tachiyomi with Yotsuba&! I guess that and Chii's Sweet Home would hit about the same spot as Bunny Drop, so I probably ought to give them a shot.

I'm glad to hear that Black Lagoon hasn't yet actually joined the list of dead-in-the-water but incomplete series. Thanks for the details.

smillaraaq
Sep. 23rd, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
I haven't read Bunny Drop, but those both hit a similar sort of warm-fuzzy-feelgood quiet-slice-of-life note for me as something like Flower of Life or Inubaka -- no real suspense, nothing especially deep, but a sweet and pleasantly amusing read all the same. (And I'm in the same boat as you because aside from all the titles we have in common, Divine Melody's publisher seems to have folded, Viz seems to have quietly backburnered or dropped Inubaka, CMX went under with Eroica and Apothecarius Argentum still incomplete, Kitty seems to have dropped Crimson Spell...at this point of all my incomplete series, only Otomen, Natsume's Book of Friends, Black Butler and Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei are still coming out regularly (and SZS is the only one that made a successful publisher swap, but that was one of the ones where Kodansha pulled their licenses so they could start bringing out their own books, not one where the English publisher imploded.)

/me has a sad ;_;

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vom_marlowe
Sep. 22nd, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
I miss GoComi, too. *long sigh*

On the other hand, I hear the first book from Tu Publishing is really good (I haven't read it yet and don't know if you would like it, I'm just, y'know, reaching for straws of joy in the current dross of sad that is publishing right now.)
chomiji
Sep. 23rd, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)

Yeah ... I realized last night what a double-whammy the demises of Tokyopop and Borders were. We went out for Vietnamese food in downtown Silver Spring, and there used to be a Borders at the other end of the little commercial district there. We used to have supper and walk over there and come away with new manga, pretty much every time. They had a good selection for what was basically a rather small Borders: if they were still there, I would have had the xxxHolic and Bunny Drop in hand by now. It was such a nice little low-key, dependable outing!

vom_marlowe
Sep. 23rd, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, my favorite bad-week outing was like that. Over my work dinner break I'd get a burrito and then hit Borders for a manga or an art magazine. It was so soothing.
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chomiji
Sep. 28th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)

I have indeed read the 2 English volumes of Code:Breaker that were published, but something weird has happened with Del Rey as a manga pubisher also, so I'm not sure what's going on with the series.

I wish Kamijyo would come up with something else that had SDK's scope and older cast. I'm not sure we needed another "strange high school students" series. But she had just started introducing a larger cast in vol. 2, and I was looking forward to seeing her do more of that. (I see that it's on MangaFox but I really do like to have actual books ... at least I know it's still being published in Japan.)

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