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News – Kodansha Comics Weekend Wrap-Up

Kodansha Comics USA had some big news this weekend!

  • Their simulpubs are now available for purchase from ComiXology and Amazon.
  • Princess Jellyfish ended the shoujo/josei drought bestseller drought! Number three on the New York Times’ Manga Best Sellers list!
  • The next Vinland Saga omnibus will be published. I guess sales of volume seven were good. Let’s hope the series doesn’t go into permanent hiatus in English!
  • Akira will be getting a box set, and it will be published in unflopped format. All six volumes plus the art book in hardcover for MSRP $199.99.

So, did any of these announcements pique your interest? I am definitely keeping an eye on Akira. It may seem expensive, but that breaks down to $28.50 an item, which is in line with the current paperback versions ($24.99 to $29.99). Of course, I don’t plan on spending $200 on it. Deal shopping FTW!

Manga Review – Maria the Virgin Witch: Exhibition

Maria the Virgin Witch: Exhibition

Maria the Virgin Witch: Exhibition
純潔のマリア exhibition (Junketsu no Maria exhibition)
ISHIKAWA Masayuki
Seinen – Fantasy, historical, comedy
1 Volume (complete)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

While the Hundred Years’ War rages on, Maria the witch and her familiars try to stop the fighting. But not all the people want her help, and Heaven does not approve of Maria’s meddling. Will Maria keep using her powers to prevent battles, or will she just give up and have a carefree romp in the hay?

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Manga Review – Maria the Virgin Witch

Maria the Virgin Witch Volume 1

Maria the Virgin Witch
純潔のマリア (Junketsu no Maria)
ISHIKAWA Masayuki
Seinen – Fantasy, historical, comedy
3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

While the Hundred Years’ War rages on, Maria the witch and her familiars try to stop the fighting. But not all the people want her help, and Heaven does not approve of Maria’s meddling. Will Maria keep using her powers to prevent battles, or will she just give up and have a carefree romp in the hay?

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EXPIRED Deal Alert – Kodansha & Vertical Manga Sale at Right Stuf

It’s time for another manga sale at Right Stuf. This time, however, there’s two publishers’ books on sale! Get 33% off MSRP on all Kodansha Comics USA or Vertical, Inc. titles with coupon code KDV-2015, and almost 40% off if you’re a member of Got Anime? ($12/yr). Sale goes until November 12th. Free shipping to US on orders of $49 or more. Click the banner to see all eligible titles.

Right StufRight Stuf has restarted partial shipments, but having two companies’ books on sale means it’s easier to reach the free shipping threshold. So you may want to place several smaller orders with books around the same release date to get your items the quickest.

Manga Review – Let’s Dance a Waltz

Let's Dance a Waltz Volume 1

Let’s Dance a Waltz
ワルツのお時間 (Waltz no Ojikan)
ANDO Natsumi
Shoujo – Romance, sports, drama
3 Volumes (complete)
Kodansha Comics USA

Summary:

Tango is one of the coolest kids at his middle school. However, he doesn’t want anyone to know his family runs a dance school. Meanwhile, shy, overweight Hime wants to change. Her first step: dance lessons! Will Tango’s image be ruined? Will Hime change? And why does Tango refuse to go back to the world of dancesport?

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