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Lots of Attack on Titan titles!  And other fun stuff!
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Negima! 28

Ken Akamatsu
On Sale Date: August 12, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
192 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Negima
9781612628462, 161262846X
Summary: The latest volume of manga fun and mayhem starring a young wizard who teaches English at an all-girl Japanese junior high school. 16 and up.
This bestselling series consistently is number one in the graphic novel market whenever a new volume releases!
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: A ten-year-old wizard, Negi Springfield is also a teacher with a wide variety of strange and unusual students. With every new adventure, they learn more about each other and themselves.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Noragami 1 : Stray God

Adachitoka
On Sale Date: September 2, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629063, 1612629067
Summary: A supernatural action-comedy series with themes similar to Bleach, Soul Eater, and Death Note.
Anime currently streaming on FUNimation.com and fans are raving about it, calling the first episode “one hell of a series opener!”
Fun female and male characters give this series strong crossover appeal.
Ages 16 and up. Ongoing series.
Yato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he’ll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can’t afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school.
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: As a god with few followers, Yato looks to build his wealth and reputation by taking on jobs to help folks in need. Someday Yato hopes to be worshipped by hordes of people and have spectacular shrines built in his honor. But for now, he simply needs to find some work and save up enough money to build his first shrine. No job is too small for Yato, the god-for-hire.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Sherlock Bones 7

Yuma Ando
On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Crime & Mystery
Series: Sherlock Bones
9781612625829, 1612625827
Summary: Sherlock Holmes is reborn with a twist. Sherlock Bones has the enigmatic detective reincarnated as a dog! And there’s no slowing this hound down once he’s on to the scent of a good mystery.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic super sleuth has seen a strong revival in modern culture with the BBC’s Sherlock and CBS’ Elementary. Now manga fans can get their fill of deductive reasoning with Sherlock Bones!
With a nice balance of playful humor and serious drama, this title will appeal to all ages, especially fans of a good mystery.
13 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
Takeru loves dogs, so he heads to the pound to adopt one. When he gets there, he notices a dog who doesn’t play or interact with the other dogs, and he brings the dog home. Then he starts to hear voices…But he’s not crazy. It’s just that the legendary Sherlock Holmes has been reincarnated in the body of this small pup, and only Takeru can hear his human voice! Taking on the role of Watson, Takeru and Holmes (aka, Sherlock Bones) work to solve crimes across modern day Tokyo!
Series Overview: Sherlock Holmes, reincarnated as a dog (Sherlock Bones), tackles solving inexplicable crimes with his faithful owner/partner Takeru (whom Holmes believes is actually Watson).
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The Seven Deadly Sins 4

Nakaba Suzuki
On Sale Date: September 9, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629278, 161262927X
Summary: A fantasy adventure for teens that bears all the hallmarks of the next Dragon Ball Z!
This is a chance to get in on the ground floor of the next shonen hit. Off to a strong start in Japan, this ongoing series will enjoy support from Japanese readers and licensors for years to come!
Features strong female and male protagonists: Though Meliodas is helping her, Princess Elizabeth is no damsel in distress – she’s determined to take back her kingdom by any means necessary!
Puts a playful new twist on familiar medieval tropes like knights, giants, and princesses – here the hero wields a broken sword, and his sidekick is a talking pig!
Ongoing series. 13 and up.
When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth – the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights – too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated…?
Series Overview: Welcome to the land of Britannia, a picturesque country ruled by the benevolent King Lyonnesse – or at least it was, until the king’s guard assassinated him and started a full-blown Holy War! Now the king’s only daughter Elizabeth must seek the aid of the dreaded warriors the Seven Deadly Sins. Wrongly framed and sent into exile, they’re now the princess’s only hope to free the kingdom from the grip of the villainous Holy Knights!
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Attack on Titan Guidebook: INSIDE & OUTSIDE

Hajime Isayama
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$24.99 USD / $26.99 CAD
384 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
9781612629452, 1612629458
Summary: The guide book to the popular Atack on Titan, in a unique double-sided format!
Attack on Titan is the breakout manga hit of the year! With the hot anime running on Crunchyroll and Funimation, the manga is finding new fans every day as sales continue to climb!
DVD release for the main series in English planned for 2014!
A character-driven story of survival, where most of humanity has been killed by monsters known as Titans. For fans of The Walking Dead, World War Z and other post-apocalyptic stories.
A monster hit in Japan, where the main series has sold over 25 million copies!
The guide book for the number one bestseller in Japan. The definitive guide to the secrets of the Attack on Titan universe. A single volume of nearly 400 pages, including more than 16 color pages in the center. Concept art, complete character profiles and setting details – even Titan papercraft!
Story Locale: The post-apocalyptic future
Series Overview: Humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humanity. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world killing off humankind for years. For the past century, what’s left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, which are 10 to 20 meters tall. But the sudden appearance of of an immense Titan is about to change everything.
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Genshiken: Second Season 5

Shimoku Kio
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / General
Series: Genshiken: Second Season
9781612625768, 1612625762
Summary: The sequel series to the bestselling Genshiken will have fans coming back for more.
The original nerd manga delves deeper into female fandom, creating more reference points for male and female fans.
16 and up.
School festival season is here! With friends of Yajima and Yoshitake visiting, someone from Hato’s past chooses just the moment to reappear. Amid the chaos, an essential turning point arrives for Madarame!
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Welcome to the world of the Genshiken, home of the true otaku – the Japanese term for ubergeek. This is the story of a group of friends who are all members of the most hardcore anime and manga fan club in all of Tokyo – and the boys and girls who love them.
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My Little Monster 4

Robico
On Sale Date: September 16, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: My Little Monster
9781612626000, 1612626009
Summary: Two outcasts make up an odd couple with great potential for spontaneous combustion in this quirky romantic comedy manga.
There’s a Beauty and the Beast element to the story with the “beauty” and “beast” characters revealing layers of their personality as their relationship (of sorts) develops.
Funny and odd, this manga will appeal to teens who like a good offbeat romance.
11 volumes total. Ages 13 and up.
Mizutani is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!
Series Overview: Haru Yoshida is feared as an unstable and violent “monster.” Mizutani Shizuku is a grade obsessed student with no friends. Fate brings these two together to form the most unlikely pair. Haru firmly believes he’s in love with Mizutani and she firmly believes he’s insane.
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xxxHOLiC Omnibus 3

Clamp
On Sale Date: September 23, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Horror
Series: XXXHolic Omnibus
9781612625935, 1612625932
Summary: With a sequel series and live action drama launching in Japan, xxxHOLiC is garnering great attention.
Part drama, part mystery, xxxHOLiC spins engaging tales that have remarkable depth.
This omnibus edition will contain three volumes.
Seven volumes. Appropriate for ages 13+
Kimihiro Watanuki is haunted by visions of ghosts and spirits. He seeks help from a mysterious woman named Yuko, who claims she can help. However, Watanuki must work for Yuko in order to pay for her aid. Soon Watanuki finds himself employed in Yuko’s shop where he sees things and meets customers that are stranger than anything he could have ever imagined.
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Watanuki is Yuko’s unwilling assistant, but even he is compelled by the fascinating adventures he’s had since he started working for the “space-time witch.” Yuko operates a shop that grants people what they need, but there is always a price to be paid….
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Fairy Tail 42

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: September 30, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612625614, 1612625614
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Fairy Tail Art Book

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$22.99 USD / $25.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / General
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612629094, 1612629091
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Manga Dogs 1

Ema Toyama
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
9781612629032, 1612629032
Summary: MEET THE COMIC RELIEF
Kanna Tezuka is a serious 15-year-old manga artist, already being published as a pro. So when she finds out her high school is starting a manga drawing course, even she gets excited. But it’s a fiasco! The teacher is useless, and the only other students – three pretty-boy artist wannabes – quickly adopt Kanna as their (unwilling) sensei. But they all have ridiculous delusions about being an artist, and if Kanna can’t bring them back down to Earth, she’ll never get any work done!
A sharp-witted satire of the manga world from the creator of I Am Here! and Missions of Love!
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: Kanna Tezuka just wanted some peace and quiet so she could focus on making manga. With that in mind, she enrolled in a manga class. Her dreams of quiet were soon shattered by three boys who tilt the scales heavily in the looks department, but not so much in the brains. The boys discover that Kanna is a published manga artist and decide that she must be their teacher…but she has other ideas!
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Missions of Love 9

Ema Toyama
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Missions of Love
9781612625775, 1612625770
Summary: From the creator of ‘I am Here!’, which was a sleeper hit for Kodansha Comics. Strong demand for this series. Ages 16 and up.
Romantic hijinx and sexual tension are rampant in this funny and dramatic shojo series. Can a girl blackmail a boy to teach her about love, just so she can write a new novel?
Series Overview: In school, Yukina is a cold and distant girl, while Shigure appears to be a perfect, good-looking guy. But the two of them have a secret, and their extraordinary “love” is about to start! Yukina, under the pen name ‘Yupina,’ is actually a popular cell phone novelist. When she discovers Shigure’s devious womanizing ways, she blackmails him to complete daring ‘missions of love’ for her to write about. Will these missions give them an opportunity to fall in love with each other?
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Vinland Saga 5

Makoto Yukimura
On Sale Date: October 7, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Historical Fiction
Series: Vinland Saga
9781612624242, 1612624243
Summary: The epic action manga for fans of Game of Thrones. A story of war, royal intrigue, suspense and revenge set against the Viking invasions of England.
Fans of mature, epic tales like Berserk and Lone Wolf and Cub will find a new favorite in Vinland Saga.
Hardcover two-in-one format packed with extras appeals to college-aged and adult fans.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
The Viking invasion of England has reached a fever pitch, and Askeladd and Thorfinn rush to take part in the carnage! Their goal is the capture of Canute, the son of King Sweyn Forkbeard and heir to the throne of Scandanavia and the Danelaw. But standing in their way is Thorkell, one of the Viking world’s most daring warriors. The defeat of a living legend will be a formidable test of Askeladd’s cunning and Thorfinn’s ruthlessness!
Story Locale: Medieval England
Series Overview: Thorfinn is son to one of the Vikings’ greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears to have his revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd’s band in order to challenge him to a duel, and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England. From the creator of the classic Planetes manga comes this epic, highly-anticipated tale.
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Say I Love You. 4

Kanae Hazuki
On Sale Date: October 14, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Say I Love You
9781612626055, 161262605X
Summary: For older teens interested in a frank, moving depiction of high school romance. Fans of Sara Zarr and Stephanie Perkins.
Personal, character-driven storytelling recalls hit manga series like NANA and Kimi ni Todoke.
Fans of the recent anime series will want to read past where it leaves off to find out what happens to their favorite characters.
Ongoing in Japan.
16 & Up.
Since her “friends” framed her for the death of the class rabbit in elementary school, Mei Tachibana has given up on other people. But when Mei kicks Yamato, the most popular boy at her high school, in the head (she was aiming for someone else), she becomes enemy No. 1 among the student body…while Yamato himself grows more and more fascinated with her! How long can Mei keep her heart closed off? How long will she refuse to say, “I love you”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Though still just in high school, Mei Tachibana had already abandoned all hope of finding a friend, not to mention true love. But a humiliating moment ties her and Yamato, the most popular boy in school, together, and once she starts opening her heart, there’s no going back. Candid and complex, Say I Love You breathes new life into common themes, thanks to Hazuki’s unique insight into the awkward bluster and emotional vulnerability of teenage life.
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Air Gear 32

On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Sports
Series: Air Gear
9781612622477, 161262247X
Summary: Air Gear is an exciting, top-selling manga from a known creator (Oh!great), with an anime available in the U.S. Ages 16 and up.
After a strong debut, Air Gear quickly became a fan-favorite series for Kodansha!
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Everybody knows that Itsuki is the most fearsome skater around. With his high-tech Air Gear skates, his moves are so smooth they’re almost like flying. But when you’re the best, someone always wants to take you down. Action, adventure, and high-stakes competition-and that’s just the beginning!
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Animal Land 10

Raiku Makoto
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Series: Animal Land
9781612625577, 1612625576
Summary: A quirky adventure manga set in a fantastic animal world with off-beat humor and unique art. 13 and up.
Animal Land is a heartwarming tale of courage, determination and love. The story stays light on its feet with fun artwork and imaginative world environments.
Story Locale: Animal Land
Series Overview: Orphaned after her parents were killed by Lynxes, Monoko is the only tanuki (raccoon dog) in her village without a family, until she finds a human baby in a river. In Animal Land, a world inhabited solely by animals, this human child is a mystery. This baby is Monoko’s only chance at having a family and she is determined to raise the human child as her own. Animal Land is a quirky story about Monoko and the mysterious human baby.
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No. 6 volume 9

Atsuko Asano
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Series: No. 6
9781612627946, 1612627943
Summary: A dystopian thriller for fans of The Hunger Games.
Viewers of the anime series will want to see a more detailed take on the story.
Young female fantasy readers will love the sensitive portrayal of an unsteady friendship growing in adversity.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
Soldiers from No. 6 suddenly begin a massacre of unarmed civilians, hauling the survivors off to the correctional facility! The only way to get into the facility to save Safu is to get swept up in the dragnet. But once Shion and Rat arrive, what they find is a hell worse than they could have imagined…
Story Locale: No. 6
Series Overview: When Shion, a privileged boy, gives shelter to an urchin for the night, the city he once called home forces him into the ghettos for insubordination. Four years later, an epidemic breaks out across the city. Shion, along with the help of the urchin Rat, must clear his name, even if it means exposing the ugly truth behind the perfect city No. 6.
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Sankarea 9

Mitsuru Hattori
On Sale Date: October 21, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Horror
Series: Sankarea
9781612625805, 1612625800
Summary: Boy meets girl, then accidentally turns girl into a zombie when she falls off a cliff and disembowels herself.
Aimed at young male fans of The Walking Dead and other zombie TV shows, movies and games, particularly this year’s zombie rom-com “Warm Bodies.”
Fans of the anime will want to check out the original manga upon which it was based.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
Caught between his concern for Babu and Rea’s feelings, Chihiro awakens one morning to find Rea has left for the ZoMA, the Zombie Medical Anthropology Institute! What new answers – or threats – await the two of them in the “zombie Holy Land”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Since he was little, Chihiro has felt an unusual emotional connection to zombie movies. It’s not that he feels bad for the survivors – instead he fantasizes about comforting the poor undead girls they slaughter! When his beloved pet passes away, he decides to brew up a resurrection potion in secret. But he’s discovered by popular girl and local heiress Sanka Rea, whose life isn’t as perfect as it seems…and Furuya suggests that she could serve as a test subject!
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Attack on Titan: No Regrets 2

Hajime Isayama, Gan Sunaaku, Hikaru Suruga
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
9781612629438, 1612629431
Summary: A highly anticipated prequel series to the popular Atack on Titan that delves into the past of Levi and Erwin, female fans’ two favorite characters!
Attack on Titan is the breakout manga hit of the year! With the hot anime running on Crunchyroll and Funimation and scheduled for DVD release in 2014, the manga is finding new fans every day as sales continue to climb!
A focused drama that follows Levi’s journey from a life of crime to becoming humanity’s strongest guardian, and his friendship with the ruthless, principled Commander Erwin. Their relationship will remind readers of Sherlock and other tales of male friendship that appeal to women.
Main series is a monster hit in Japan, where it has sold over 25 million copies! And in the U.S., where we have over 500,000 copies in print!
Ongoing series. 16 and up.
A prequel series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Humankind is down to just a few thousand people who live in
Story Locale: The post-apocalyptic future
Series Overview: Humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humanity. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world killing off humankind for years. This prequel story to the main Attack on Titan series tells the origin of humanity’s greatest warrior & fan-favorite character, Levi.
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Fairy Tail 43

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: October 28, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612625621, 1612625622
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Air Gear Omnibus 4

On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$19.99 USD / $22.99 CAD
608 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Sports
Series: Air Gear Omnibus
9781612624037, 1612624030
Summary: Air Gear is an exciting, top-selling manga from a known creator (Oh!great), with an anime available in the U.S from Funimation. Ages 16 and up.
After a strong debut, Air Gear quickly became a fan-favorite series for Del Rey Manga! Now collected in a 3-in-1 omnibus.
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Everybody knows that Itsuki is the most fearsome skater around. With his high-tech Air Gear skates, his moves are so smooth they’re almost like flying. But when you’re the best, someone always wants to take you down. Action, adventure, and high-stakes competition-and that’s just the beginning!
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Cage of Eden 16

Yoshinobu Yamada
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Series: Cage of Eden
9781612625607, 1612625606
Summary: An exciting action manga that is a combination of Lost, Battle Royale and Jurassic Park. 16 and up.
Expect the unexpected in Cage of Eden where stranded teens look to survive on a dangerous island full of surprises.
Story Locale: Mystery Island
Series Overview: Akira and his classmates are on a plane heading back home after a field trip abroad. Suddenly the plane crashes on a mysterious island. Akira is somehow still alive despite the crash, but soon discovers that he’s not exactly safe and sound when enromous supposedly extinct beasts begin chasing him. Akira begins to find other classmates who have also survived the crash. Some work together and some work against each other in an effort to survive on the strange island.
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The Seven Deadly Sins 5

Nakaba Suzuki
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629292, 1612629296
Summary: A fantasy adventure for teens that bears all the hallmarks of the next Dragon Ball Z!
This is a chance to get in on the ground floor of the next shonen hit. Off to a strong start in Japan, this ongoing series will enjoy support from Japanese readers and licensors for years to come!
Features strong female and male protagonists: Though Meliodas is helping her, Princess Elizabeth is no damsel in distress – she’s determined to take back her kingdom by any means necessary!
Puts a playful new twist on familiar medieval tropes like knights, giants, and princesses – here the hero wields a broken sword, and his sidekick is a talking pig!
Ongoing series. 13 and up.
When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth – the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights – too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated…?
Series Overview: Welcome to the land of Britannia, a picturesque country ruled by the benevolent King Lyonnesse – or at least it was, until the king’s guard assassinated him and started a full-blown Holy War! Now the king’s only daughter Elizabeth must seek the aid of the dreaded warriors the Seven Deadly Sins. Wrongly framed and sent into exile, they’re now the princess’s only hope to free the kingdom from the grip of the villainous Holy Knights!
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Tsubasa Omnibus 2

Clamp
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / General
Series: Tsubasa Omnibus
9781612625966, 1612625967
Summary: Tsubasa is one of CLAMP’s most successful series with over 1.4 million copies sold in the US.
Combines sci-fi and fantasy, with space/time travel and dramatic battles involving magic.
It is a love story at its core with great characters that will appeal to both boys and girls
This is a three-in-one omnibus.
Appropriate for ages 13+
Princess Sakura is under a terrible curse and Syaoran will do whatever it takes to save her…even if it means traveling through space and time. Along with some strange companions, Syaoran begins an epic journey to save the one he loves!
Story Locale: Fantasy world
Series Overview: Princess Sakura has a mysterious power that will change the world. But she’s fallen under a curse, and it’s up to her friend Syaoran to journey through many alternate worlds to find a way to save her.
Publication History: TRADE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
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UQ Holder 3

Ken Akamatsu
On Sale Date: November 11, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629377, 1612629377
Summary: A brand new series from Ken Akamatsu (Love Hina, Negima!).
Set in the far future of the world of Negima!, it will draw in older Negima! fans. But it is also an entirely new story, so new fans will enjoy it as well.
This is an action adventure story that emphasizes friendship and keeps a light tone with humor throughout.
Ongoing series appropriate for ages 16 and up.
Negi Springfield, the boy wizard of the hit manga Negima!, fought and won many battles. Now it is decades later and Negi’s grandson(!), a little boy name Touta, dreams of leaving his quiet village and heading to the City. But first he must defeat his teacher…the immortal vampire, Evangeline!
Series Overview: Look, let’s be honest here. At the time of this writing only the first few chapters of UQ Holder exist, and it’s difficult to say what the story is about at this point. What we do know is that it is by manga god KEN AKAMATSU, whose Love Hina and Negima! have been massively successful in both the U.S. and Japan. We expect his legion of fans to come out to support his new book in a BIG way.
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Attack on Titan: Junior High 2

Hajime Isayama, Saki Nakagawa
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$16.99 USD / $18.99 CAD
400 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
9781612629186, 1612629180
Summary: Over 400 pages of hilarious comedy based on the popular Attack on Titan, except this time, all the characters are in junior high school!
Attack on Titan is the breakout manga hit of the year! With the hot anime running on Crunchyroll and Funimation, the manga is finding new fans every day as sales continue to climb!
DVD release for the main series in English planned for 2014!
The main series is a monster hit in Japan, where it has sold over 25 million copies! And in the U.S., where we have over 500,000 copies in print!
Ongoing series. 16 and up.
A spin-off series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Eren and Mikasa enter a new school-Titan Junior High! However, Eren’s hated Titans for years-can he get along with his new (harmless?) classmates? Featuring all of the characters from the main series as you’ve never seen them before, this series is sure to delight fans of Attack on Titan with a human vs. Titan volleyball match, a Titan rock band, and much more!
Story Locale: The post-apocalyptic future
Series Overview: A spin-off series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Eren and Mikasa enter a new school-Titan Junior High! However, Eren’s hated Titans for years-can he get along with his new (harmless?) classmates? Featuring all of the characters from the main series as you’ve never seen them before, this series is sure to delight fans of Attack on Titan!
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My Little Monster 5

Robico
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: My Little Monster
9781612626017, 1612626017
Summary: Two outcasts make up an odd couple with great potential for spontaneous combustion in this quirky romantic comedy manga.
There’s a Beauty and the Beast element to the story with the “beauty” and “beast” characters revealing layers of their personality as their relationship (of sorts) develops.
Funny and odd, this manga will appeal to teens who like a good offbeat romance.
11 volumes total. Ages 13 and up.
Mizutani is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!
Series Overview: Haru Yoshida is feared as an unstable and violent “monster.” Mizutani Shizuku is a grade obsessed student with no friends. Fate brings these two together to form the most unlikely pair. Haru firmly believes he’s in love with Mizutani and she firmly believes he’s insane.
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Noragami 2 : Stray God

Adachitoka
On Sale Date: November 18, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629070, 1612629075
Summary: A supernatural action-comedy series with themes similar to Bleach, Soul Eater, and Death Note.
Anime currently streaming on FUNimation.com and fans are raving about it, calling the first episode “one hell of a series opener!”
Fun female and male characters give this series strong crossover appeal.
Ages 16 and up. Ongoing series.
Yato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he’ll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can’t afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school.
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: As a god with few followers, Yato looks to build his wealth and reputation by taking on jobs to help folks in need. Someday Yato hopes to be worshipped by hordes of people and have spectacular shrines built in his honor. But for now, he simply needs to find some work and save up enough money to build his first shrine. No job is too small for Yato, the god-for-hire.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Fairy Tail 44

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: November 25, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612625638, 1612625630
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Attack on Titan 14

Hajime Isayama
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
Series: Attack on Titan
9781612626802, 1612626807
Summary: Attack on Titan is the breakout manga hit of the year! With the hot anime running on Crunchyroll and Funimation, the manga is finding new fans every day as sales continue to climb!
The latest chapters are now running on Crunchyroll Manga!
DVD release in English planed for 2014!
A character-driven story of survival a hundred years after most of humanity has been killed by monsters known as Titans. For fans of The Walking Dead, World War Z and other post-apocalyptic stories.
A monster hit in Japan, where it has sold over 25 million copies! And in the U.S., where we have over 500,000 copies in print!
Ongoing series. 16 and up.
What’s left of humanity lives in fear of their lives in this exciting, terrifying new manga that’s a number one bestseller in Japan. Humankind is down to just a few thousand people who live in a city surrounded by three concentric walls. The walls protect them from their enemies, the ravenous giants known as the Titans. The Titans appear to have only one purpose: to consume humanity.
Story Locale: The post-apocalyptic future
Series Overview: Humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humanity. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world killing off humankind for years. For the past century, what’s left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, which are 10 to 20 meters tall. But the sudden appearance of of an immense Titan is about to change everything.
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Manga Dogs 2

Ema Toyama
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
9781612629049, 1612629040
Summary: From the creator of I am Here! and Missions of Love, two of Kodansha Comics’ best-selling shojo series! This is a manga about making manga, a subject which is of huge interest to American manga readers. The story has elements of both Genshiken and the super-hot Bakuman, taking a look at the process of manga creation and poking fun at some of the myths and misconceptions attributed to manga creators. Three volumes total. Ages 16 and up.
Kanna Tezuka is a shy and anti-social manga artist. She enrolls in a special manga class at school, hoping that she’ll be free to work on her manga without distraction. However, she finds herself in the company of three guys who are incredibly handsome, and incredibly stupid. They find out that Kanna is a published manga artist and begin pestering her to teach them how to become manga creators. Hijinks ensue!
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: Kanna Tezuka just wanted some peace and quiet so she could focus on making manga. With that in mind, she enrolled in a manga class. Her dreams of quiet were soon shattered by three boys who tilt the scales heavily in the looks department, but not so much in the brains. The boys discover that Kanna is a published manga artist and decide that she must be their teacher…but she has other ideas!
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Sankarea 10

Mitsuru Hattori
On Sale Date: December 2, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Horror
Series: Sankarea
9781612625812, 1612625819
Summary: Boy meets girl, then accidentally turns girl into a zombie when she falls off a cliff and disembowels herself.
Aimed at young male fans of The Walking Dead and other zombie TV shows, movies and games, particularly this year’s zombie rom-com “Warm Bodies.”
Fans of the anime will want to check out the original manga upon which it was based.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
Caught between his concern for Babu and Rea’s feelings, Chihiro awakens one morning to find Rea has left for the ZoMA, the Zombie Medical Anthropology Institute! What new answers – or threats – await the two of them in the “zombie Holy Land”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Since he was little, Chihiro has felt an unusual emotional connection to zombie movies. It’s not that he feels bad for the survivors – instead he fantasizes about comforting the poor undead girls they slaughter! When his beloved pet passes away, he decides to brew up a resurrection potion in secret. But he’s discovered by popular girl and local heiress Sanka Rea, whose life isn’t as perfect as it seems…and Furuya suggests that she could serve as a test subject!
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Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 3

Hajime Isayama, Ryo Suzukaze, Satoshi Shiki
On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
9781612629148, 1612629148
Summary: A gory, dark, action-packed prequel series to the popular Atack on Titan!
Attack on Titan is the breakout manga hit of the year! With the hot anime running on Crunchyroll and Funimation, the manga is finding new fans every day as sales continue to climb!
DVD release for the main series in English planned for 2014!
A character-driven story of survival, where most of humanity has been killed by monsters known as Titans. For fans of The Walking Dead, World War Z and other post-apocalyptic stories.
A monster hit in Japan, where it has sold over 25 million copies! And in the U.S., where we have over 500,000 copies in print!
Novels this series is based on are slated to be published by Vertical, Inc. in summer 2014.
Ongoing series. 16 and up.
A prequel series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Humanity has learned to live in complacency behind its high walls, protected from the giant Titans. But when a Titan-worshipping cult opens one of the gates, a Titan wreaks havoc, consuming the cultists. After the rampage is over, two young Survey Corps members are shocked to discover a pregnant woman’s partially digested corpse – with her baby still alive inside it! What will the fate of this “child of the Titans” be? And how will humanity learn to cope with the Titan threat?
Story Locale: The post-apocalyptic future
Series Overview: This prequel series to the main Attack on Titan series is set before humanity had the weapons to effectively combat the Titans, when the Survey Corps was nothing but a group of ambitious soldiers who dared to dream of Titan extinction.
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Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus 5

Yukito Kishiro
On Sale Date: December 9, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Series: Battle Angel Alita: Omnibus
9781612622958, 161262295X
Summary: The sci-fi manga epic of the last two decades, Battle Angel Alita is a major comics and animation franchise well known to comics and cyberpunk fans.
Even those who already own the series will want to buy this omnibus, which includes three volumes of Battle Angel Alita: Last Order in an updated translation, plus 60 pages of short stories never before published in the United States.
16 and up.
A sophisticated science fiction tale full of action and mind-bending artistic creations. Alita is a cyborg who staunchly clings to her humanity in a teeming, chaotic universe.
Series Overview: After years in the Scrapyard beneath the sky city of Tiphares, Alita ascends the orbital elevator into space, where she encounters twisted aliens, Martian warriors, an evil genius with four brains, a transdimensional warrior monk and more bizarre friends and foes in her fight to save her comrade Lou from the worst fate imaginable in this age of nanotech-powered immortality: permanent death.
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Say I Love You. 5

Kanae Hazuki
On Sale Date: December 16, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Say I Love You
9781612626062, 1612626068
Summary: For older teens interested in a frank, moving depiction of high school romance. Fans of Sara Zarr and Stephanie Perkins.
Personal, character-driven storytelling recalls hit manga series like NANA and Kimi ni Todoke.
Fans of the recent anime series will want to read past where it leaves off to find out what happens to their favorite characters.
Ongoing in Japan.
16 & Up.
Since her “friends” framed her for the death of the class rabbit in elementary school, Mei Tachibana has given up on other people. But when Mei kicks Yamato, the most popular boy at her high school, in the head (she was aiming for someone else), she becomes enemy No. 1 among the student body…while Yamato himself grows more and more fascinated with her! How long can Mei keep her heart closed off? How long will she refuse to say, “I love you”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Though still just in high school, Mei Tachibana had already abandoned all hope of finding a friend, not to mention true love. But a humiliating moment ties her and Yamato, the most popular boy in school, together, and once she starts opening her heart, there’s no going back. Candid and complex, Say I Love You breathes new life into common themes, thanks to Hazuki’s unique insight into the awkward bluster and emotional vulnerability of teenage life.
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xxxHOLiC Omnibus 4

Clamp
On Sale Date: December 16, 2014
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Horror
Series: XXXHolic Omnibus
9781612625942, 1612625940
Summary: With a sequel series and live action drama launching in Japan, xxxHOLiC is garnering great attention.
Part drama, part mystery, xxxHOLiC spins engaging tales that have remarkable depth.
This omnibus edition will contain three volumes.
Seven volumes. Appropriate for ages 13+
Kimihiro Watanuki is haunted by visions of ghosts and spirits. He seeks help from a mysterious woman named Yuko, who claims she can help. However, Watanuki must work for Yuko in order to pay for her aid. Soon Watanuki finds himself employed in Yuko’s shop where he sees things and meets customers that are stranger than anything he could have ever imagined.
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Watanuki is Yuko’s unwilling assistant, but even he is compelled by the fascinating adventures he’s had since he started working for the “space-time witch.” Yuko operates a shop that grants people what they need, but there is always a price to be paid….
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Fairy Tail 45

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: December 30, 2014
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612625645, 1612625649
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Vinland Saga 6

Makoto Yukimura
On Sale Date: January 6, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Hardback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Historical Fiction
Series: Vinland Saga
9781612628035, 1612628036
Summary: The epic action manga for fans of Game of Thrones. A story of war, royal intrigue, suspense and revenge set against the Viking invasions of England.
Fans of mature, epic tales like Berserk and Lone Wolf and Cub will find a new favorite in Vinland Saga.
Hardcover two-in-one format packed with extras appeals to college-aged and adult fans.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
The Viking invasion of England has reached a fever pitch, and Askeladd and Thorfinn rush to take part in the carnage! Their goal is the capture of Canute, the son of King Sweyn Forkbeard and heir to the throne of Scandanavia and the Danelaw. But standing in their way is Thorkell, one of the Viking world’s most daring warriors. The defeat of a living legend will be a formidable test of Askeladd’s cunning and Thorfinn’s ruthlessness!
Story Locale: Medieval England
Series Overview: Thorfinn is son to one of the Vikings’ greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears to have his revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd’s band in order to challenge him to a duel, and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England. From the creator of the classic Planetes manga comes this epic, highly-anticipated tale.
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Noragami 3 : Stray God

Adachitoka
On Sale Date: January 13, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629087, 1612629083
Summary: A supernatural action-comedy series with themes similar to Bleach, Soul Eater, and Death Note.
Anime currently streaming on FUNimation.com and fans are raving about it, calling the first episode “one hell of a series opener!”
Fun female and male characters give this series strong crossover appeal.
Ages 16 and up. Ongoing series.
Yato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he’ll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can’t afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school.
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: As a god with few followers, Yato looks to build his wealth and reputation by taking on jobs to help folks in need. Someday Yato hopes to be worshipped by hordes of people and have spectacular shrines built in his honor. But for now, he simply needs to find some work and save up enough money to build his first shrine. No job is too small for Yato, the god-for-hire.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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The Seven Deadly Sins 6

Nakaba Suzuki
On Sale Date: January 13, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
9781612629315, 1612629318
Summary: A fantasy adventure for teens that bears all the hallmarks of the next Dragon Ball Z!
This is a chance to get in on the ground floor of the next shonen hit. Off to a strong start in Japan, this ongoing series will enjoy support from Japanese readers and licensors for years to come!
Features strong female and male protagonists: Though Meliodas is helping her, Princess Elizabeth is no damsel in distress – she’s determined to take back her kingdom by any means necessary!
Puts a playful new twist on familiar medieval tropes like knights, giants, and princesses – here the hero wields a broken sword, and his sidekick is a talking pig!
Ongoing series. 13 and up.
When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth – the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights – too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated…?
Series Overview: Welcome to the land of Britannia, a picturesque country ruled by the benevolent King Lyonnesse – or at least it was, until the king’s guard assassinated him and started a full-blown Holy War! Now the king’s only daughter Elizabeth must seek the aid of the dreaded warriors the Seven Deadly Sins. Wrongly framed and sent into exile, they’re now the princess’s only hope to free the kingdom from the grip of the villainous Holy Knights!
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Missions of Love 10

Ema Toyama
On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Missions of Love
9781612627991, 1612627994
Summary: From the creator of ‘I am Here!’, which was a sleeper hit for Kodansha Comics. Strong demand for this series. Ages 16 and up.
Romantic hijinx and sexual tension are rampant in this funny and dramatic shojo series. Can a girl blackmail a boy to teach her about love, just so she can write a new novel?
Series Overview: In school, Yukina is a cold and distant girl, while Shigure appears to be a perfect, good-looking guy. But the two of them have a secret, and their extraordinary “love” is about to start! Yukina, under the pen name ‘Yupina,’ is actually a popular cell phone novelist. When she discovers Shigure’s devious womanizing ways, she blackmails him to complete daring ‘missions of love’ for her to write about. Will these missions give them an opportunity to fall in love with each other?
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My Little Monster 6

Robico
On Sale Date: January 20, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: My Little Monster
9781612628004, 1612628001
Summary: Two outcasts make up an odd couple with great potential for spontaneous combustion in this quirky romantic comedy manga.
There’s a Beauty and the Beast element to the story with the “beauty” and “beast” characters revealing layers of their personality as their relationship (of sorts) develops.
Funny and odd, this manga will appeal to teens who like a good offbeat romance.
11 volumes total. Ages 13 and up.
Mizutani is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!
Series Overview: Haru Yoshida is feared as an unstable and violent “monster.” Mizutani Shizuku is a grade obsessed student with no friends. Fate brings these two together to form the most unlikely pair. Haru firmly believes he’s in love with Mizutani and she firmly believes he’s insane.
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Fairy Tail 46

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: January 27, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612627977, 1612627978
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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The Wallflower 34

Tomoko Hayakawa
On Sale Date: February 3, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Wallflower
9781612628042, 1612628044
Summary: It’s the ultimate makeover! Four gorgeous guys must turn a reclusive girl into a “real lady.” 13 and up.
The Wallflower (Yamatonadeshiko Shichihenge) is consistently one of the top ten manga in Japan, according to NewType Magazine. The first 16 volumes of the series have sold more than 4 million copies!
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Four fabulous guys must completely transform a high school recluse into a real lady if they want to go on living rent-free in her aunt’s luxurious mansion. But the girl turns out to be Sunako, the most fashion-hopeless girl in Japan, who’d rather live like a hermit and watch her favorite horror movies than undergo a makeover!
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Say I Love You. 6

Kanae Hazuki
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
Series: Say I Love You
9781612626710, 1612626718
Summary: For older teens interested in a frank, moving depiction of high school romance. Fans of Sara Zarr and Stephanie Perkins.
Personal, character-driven storytelling recalls hit manga series like NANA and Kimi ni Todoke.
Fans of the recent anime series will want to read past where it leaves off to find out what happens to their favorite characters.
Ongoing in Japan.
16 & Up.
Since her “friends” framed her for the death of the class rabbit in elementary school, Mei Tachibana has given up on other people. But when Mei kicks Yamato, the most popular boy at her high school, in the head (she was aiming for someone else), she becomes enemy No. 1 among the student body…while Yamato himself grows more and more fascinated with her! How long can Mei keep her heart closed off? How long will she refuse to say, “I love you”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Though still just in high school, Mei Tachibana had already abandoned all hope of finding a friend, not to mention true love. But a humiliating moment ties her and Yamato, the most popular boy in school, together, and once she starts opening her heart, there’s no going back. Candid and complex, Say I Love You breathes new life into common themes, thanks to Hazuki’s unique insight into the awkward bluster and emotional vulnerability of teenage life.
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Tsubasa Omnibus 3

Clamp
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015
$19.99 USD / $21.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / General
Series: Tsubasa Omnibus
9781612626642, 1612626645
Summary: Tsubasa is one of CLAMP’s most successful series with over 1.4 million copies sold in the US.
Combines sci-fi and fantasy, with space/time travel and dramatic battles involving magic.
It is a love story at its core with great characters that will appeal to both boys and girls
This is a three-in-one omnibus.
Appropriate for ages 13+
Princess Sakura is under a terrible curse and Syaoran will do whatever it takes to save her…even if it means traveling through space and time. Along with some strange companions, Syaoran begins an epic journey to save the one he loves!
Story Locale: Fantasy world
Series Overview: Princess Sakura has a mysterious power that will change the world. But she’s fallen under a curse, and it’s up to her friend Syaoran to journey through many alternate worlds to find a way to save her.
Publication History: TRADE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
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Cage of Eden 17

Yoshinobu Yamada
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Series: Cage of Eden
9781612627960, 161262796X
Summary: An exciting action manga that is a combination of Lost, Battle Royale and Jurassic Park. 16 and up.
Expect the unexpected in Cage of Eden where stranded teens look to survive on a dangerous island full of surprises.
Story Locale: Mystery Island
Series Overview: Akira and his classmates are on a plane heading back home after a field trip abroad. Suddenly the plane crashes on a mysterious island. Akira is somehow still alive despite the crash, but soon discovers that he’s not exactly safe and sound when enromous supposedly extinct beasts begin chasing him. Akira begins to find other classmates who have also survived the crash. Some work together and some work against each other in an effort to survive on the strange island.
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Manga Dogs 3

Ema Toyama
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Romance
9781612629056, 1612629059
Summary: From the creator of I am Here! and Missions of Love, two of Kodansha Comics’ best-selling shojo series! This is a manga about making manga, a subject which is of huge interest to American manga readers. The story has elements of both Genshiken and the super-hot Bakuman, taking a look at the process of manga creation and poking fun at some of the myths and misconceptions attributed to manga creators. Three volumes total. Ages 16 and up.
Kanna Tezuka is a shy and anti-social manga artist. She enrolls in a special manga class at school, hoping that she’ll be free to work on her manga without distraction. However, she finds herself in the company of three guys who are incredibly handsome, and incredibly stupid. They find out that Kanna is a published manga artist and begin pestering her to teach them how to become manga creators. Hijinks ensue!
Story Locale: Japanese high school
Series Overview: Kanna Tezuka just wanted some peace and quiet so she could focus on making manga. With that in mind, she enrolled in a manga class. Her dreams of quiet were soon shattered by three boys who tilt the scales heavily in the looks department, but not so much in the brains. The boys discover that Kanna is a published manga artist and decide that she must be their teacher…but she has other ideas!
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Sankarea 11

Mitsuru Hattori
On Sale Date: February 17, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Horror
Series: Sankarea
9781612628028, 1612628028
Summary: Boy meets girl, then accidentally turns girl into a zombie when she falls off a cliff and disembowels herself.
Aimed at young male fans of The Walking Dead and other zombie TV shows, movies and games, particularly this year’s zombie rom-com “Warm Bodies.”
Fans of the anime will want to check out the original manga upon which it was based.
16 and up. Series is ongoing in Japan.
Caught between his concern for Babu and Rea’s feelings, Chihiro awakens one morning to find Rea has left for the ZoMA, the Zombie Medical Anthropology Institute! What new answers – or threats – await the two of them in the “zombie Holy Land”?
Story Locale: Japan
Series Overview: Since he was little, Chihiro has felt an unusual emotional connection to zombie movies. It’s not that he feels bad for the survivors – instead he fantasizes about comforting the poor undead girls they slaughter! When his beloved pet passes away, he decides to brew up a resurrection potion in secret. But he’s discovered by popular girl and local heiress Sanka Rea, whose life isn’t as perfect as it seems…and Furuya suggests that she could serve as a test subject!
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Air Gear 33

On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
208 pages
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Sports
Series: Air Gear
9781612622484, 1612622488
Summary: Air Gear is an exciting, top-selling manga from a known creator (Oh!great), with an anime available in the U.S. Ages 16 and up.
After a strong debut, Air Gear quickly became a fan-favorite series for Kodansha!
Story Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Series Overview: Everybody knows that Itsuki is the most fearsome skater around. With his high-tech Air Gear skates, his moves are so smooth they’re almost like flying. But when you’re the best, someone always wants to take you down. Action, adventure, and high-stakes competition-and that’s just the beginning!
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original
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Fairy Tail 47

Hiro Mashima
On Sale Date: February 24, 2015
$10.99 USD / $11.99 CAD
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy
Series: Fairy Tail
9781612627984, 1612627986
Summary: Starting with Vol. 30, the story jumps ahead seven years, opening up new ground in this long-running, bestselling series.
Fairy Tail is by fan-favorite author Hiro Mashima, whose previous work, Rave Master, has sold more than 300,000 copies in the United States.
Now on a monthly release, and 8-week initials are steadily clumbing with each volume!
Ages 13 and up.
From the creator of the smash hit Monster Hunter Orage, Hiro Mashima-Fairy Tail is an adventure series full of magic, action, humor and fantastic characters!
Series Overview: Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world, and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. When Natsu helps Lucy out of a tricky situation, she discovers that he is a member of the Fairy Tail magician’s guild, and our heroes’ adventure together begins.
Publication History: Trade Paperback Original

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