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New Releases for 6/22/11

Tokyopop gets its last hurrah this week as some last few titles that must have already been at the printer come out. Though if you didn’t pre-order them through Diamond, getting them might be a problem, as most online sites don’t show them available. But keep your eyes peeled! Kodansha releases something old and something new, while Viz releases something borrowed from CMX in the form of an uncut Tenjo Tenge. Something blue? Still Tokyopop…

The List:

DARK HORSE COMICS
Neon Genesis Evangelion Campus Apocalypse Volume 4 TP, $10.99 **Weekly Pick**

KODANSHA COMICS
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Volume 1 GN, $10.99
Negima Omnibus Volume 1 Magister Negi Magi GN, $19.99

TOKYOPOP
Deadman Wonderland Volume 5 GN, $10.99
Fate/stay night Volume 11 GN, $10.99
Ghostface Volume 1 GN, $17.99
Hanako And The Terror Of Allegory Volume 4 GN (Of 4), $10.99 **Weekly Pick**
Happy Cafe Volume 8 GN, $10.99 **Weekly Pick**
Maid Shokun Volume 1 GN, $10.99

VIZ MEDIA
Afterschool Charisma Volume 3 TP, $12.99
Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 25 TP, $9.99 **Weekly Pick**
Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys Volume 15 GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**
Tenjo Tenge Volume 1 TP (Full Contact Edition 2-In-1), $17.99

The Picks:

Amy’s Pick: I’m glad that the eighth volume of Happy Cafe comes out this week but its bittersweet since it will be the last volume put out by Tokyopop. This was my go to manga in 2010 when I needed a shojo pick me up.

Justin’s Pick: Wow, this is deja vu season! Not only do we have Negima and Phoenix Wright from Kodansha, but Viz has the re-issue with Tenjo Tenge, a series that was a big controversy when CMX bungled their release of it 5 or so years ago. Me, I’m sticking with the tried and true: Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys.

John’s Pick: It’s good to see a well-populated list! Justin picked 20th Century Boys, so I will give a little love to Neon Genesis Evangelion Campus Apocalypse. It is fun reading this different takes on the world of Evangelion.

Alex’s Pick: Seeing the last throes of Tokyopop is a little disheartening, especially when they are releasing quite a few good books this week. Still, of all the manga being published right now, none are better in my mind than Fullmetal Alchemist. This series has everything, and then some, and is some of the best shonen around. If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for?

Lori’s Pick: I really, REALLY want these last few Tokyopop books to come out. I’ve really enjoyed Hanako and the Allegory of Terror, and with volume 4, the final volume, scheduled, I really want to get it. It would mean one more series that isn’t left hanging. And with reports of people getting other titles on the list, there is hope.

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