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January Manga Releses

posted on 2001-10-31 21:33 EST
Manga that will be released in the US (except Dark Horse which was already listed)

Marvel Comics will be releasing their Manga Verse fifth week event.
It starts with Marvel Mangaverse: New Dawn #1 by Ben Dunn. Marvel is given a manga looks in the first of book end issue of the event. The world's energy need is great enought that a the stark coperation has built a well into the negative zone. It features a twenty story hulk, a female version of Iron Man, Hydra teamed with Namor, and Dr. Strange as a Victorian doctor with Tigra as his side kick.

Marvel Mangaverse: Avengers #1 is written by Ken Siu-chong,, with art by Alvin Lee, Omar Dogan & Shane Law, and a cover by Udon. The Avengers are a sentai/Voltron-esque team who must battle Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen.

Marvel Mangaverse: Fantasic Four #1 is written by Adam Warren with art by Keron Grant. The Megascale Metatalent Response Team Fantastic Four where test subjects of a shadow organization. Now they use their powers to fight invading monsters,

Marvel Mangverse: Ghost Rider #1 will be written and illistrated by Chuck Austen. Ghost Rider, Werewolf by Night, and Hellstorm are The Son of Satan, must battle their fathe, and a 12 story Hulk.

Marvel Mangaverse: Punisher #1 is written by Peter David and illistrated by Lea Hernandez. Sosumi Brown is the strict principal of Ikenobo Schoo, but she is also the "paddling Punisher".
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Marvel Mangaverse: Spider-Man #1 is written and illistrated by Kaare Andrews. Teenage ninja Peter Perker must train with Uncle Ben to avenge his sensei's death.

Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men #1 is written by C.B. Cebulski and illistrated by Jeff Matsuda. Wolverine, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Storm, Rogue and Moonstart prepare for the coming of Magnest and must battle Mystique, Beast and Nightcrawler.

Marvel Mangaverse: Eternal Twilight #1 is the second book end of the series in which the heroes team up to stop the Hulk.

Marvel will also be releasing Elektra and Wolverine #3 by Greg Rucka and Yoshitaka Amano.

ComicsOne.com will be releasing more graphic novels at $9.95 for 200+ page collections.

Redmoon #5 features the "new" Kitara finds trouble at the end of a knife. Injured, she is found and taken to a doctor but he's unable to help. Philar undergoes a transfusion with hopes that his superhuman blood may heal her. Other matters force Philar to leave without knowing if she'll survive the transfusion... Now, prepare for a trip back in time to learn more of Destino's dark deeds...and, catch a glimpse or two of Philar decked out in his royal costume.

Wounded Man #5 Keisuke needs some backup and he needs it fast. He hires Nick, NYPD, a corrupt cop who'll do anything for money. He also hires JoJo, a car racer, as his chauffeur. Misty is still hot on his trail, but she can't shake her feelings for him growing inside of her...Meanwhile, GPX turns to some tough-as nails ex-Green Berets to tackle Keisuke and they assemble their own small army to do battle.

In Storm Riders #2 After twelve years of severe and intense martial arts training, Wind, Cloud and Frost (Conquer's long-time student) began to reveal their amazing talents; which promoted them in rank to be Conquer's most powerful disciples.

Wild 7 # 2 continues the story of the Wild 7, a group of criminals brought together by the government to fight crime. In Volume 2, Hiba — Wild 7's tough-as-nails leader — becomes trapped inside a mazelike fortress built for maximum security, inside and out. Tooi, one of Wild 7's latest enemies, uses all his guile and diabolical scheming in order to destroy any police officer who attempts to lay siege to this mighty fortress. In a mighty show of force, the rest of Wild 7 shows up to rescue Hiba and do battle with Tooi.

Maico 2010 Volume 1 graphic novel sets includes the first four volumes of the romantic comedy a girl who is the first android radio dj.

Kazan Volume 1 #2 features Kazan, Fawna, and Arbey's journey across the desert, with more about Fawna's past and a confrontation with an elite assassin.

Sarai Volum 1 #2, and Sarai Volume 3 contuess the story of the bodyguard maids Sarai and Flicker.

Tomie volume 1 #1 'In "Photograph," Tomie returns as a member of the oppressive Public Morality Committee and entraps an aspiring young photographer, Tsukiko. "Kiss" continues Tomie's pursuit of Tsukiko and her favorite schoolteacher. In "Maison," Tomie and one of her minions take control of an old man, his house, and his only daughter, with grotesque results. "Revenge" finds the demonic girl as the object of jealousy, rivalry between the two bone weary mountaineers. "The Basin of the Waterfall" involves a seedy salesman who comes to a town peddling seeds which grow into hungry young girls. "

Central Park Media (CPM) continues Astra #7 from the story by golden age Batman artist Jerry Robinson. Geobreeders #35 concludes the current story with the showdown between the the Kagura Detective Agency and the Phantom Cats.
Slayers Special #2 features Lina and Naga attemping to train a novice knight. Slayers Special Explosive Demon Story #4 continues Lina and Gaury's seatch for wealth and food.

Other issues include Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight #17, Lodoss War Deedlits Tale #6, Maxion #26, Princess Prince #16.

FanBoy Comics will be releasing White Rain #1 by Yoshitoshi ABe. White Rain follows the lives of two young girls who appear to be identical twins. They do not have names but on their foreheads they have numbers; one is 328 and the other is 329. The story takes place in a maze-like building that seems to have no exits. The two girls have lost their memories and have no idea who they are or where they are. All they know is that there is no food and if they do not get out, they will die... ABe's sensitive linework and attention to detail was first seen in Serial Experiments Lain, the hit anime series of last year. White Rain is a bit of an artistic departure for ABe, as he uses only pencil and zipatone to illustrate this entire comic. The result is quite breathtaking and sure to surprise, amaze, and delight readers.

Usagi Yojimbo volume 5 will be reprinted. Volume 5 introduces the "Lone Goat and Kid" parody of Lone Wolf and Cub.

Studio Ironcat will be releasing Futaba-kun Change! Volum3 7 #6 and Vampire Princess Yui volume 3 #6.
They will also be releasing the first collected edition of Vampire Princess Yui. From esteemed artist Narumi Kakinouchi, who brought you New Vampire Miyu, comes the gothic tale of Vampire Princess Yui, a young half-human/half-vampire who does not yet understand her fate. Yui has been sick for some time and doesn't know why. It turns out that it is because of her cravings... for blood. Join Yui as she learns of her vampiric heritage, her relation to the Vampire Miyu, and the mysterious Nagi, a young man who is not quite human himself...

TOKYOPOP will release the first issue of Kodocha (also known as Kodomo no Omocha). What is Kodocha? It's the smash-hit comedy series from Japan about what happens when child star Sana Kurata tries to "fix" the problems of everyone around her. And there are a lot of problems to solve. Her classroom's been overrun by bullies, her teacher's being blackmailed, and the girls live in terror, all because of the tyrannical rule of the demon child Akito Hayama. There's going to be a rumble in the jungle gym when these two strong personalities collide! The English version is written by Sarah Dyer (Action Girl Supergirl, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast), ensuring that the fast-paced humor translates correctly.
TOKYO POP will also be releasing Cardcaptor Sakura #24, Dragon Knights #4 (of 6), Gundam Wing: Battlefield of Pacifists 4 (of 6), Marmlade Boy #2 (of 5), Miracle Girls #16, Saint Tail #15, Skull Man #3 (of 5).

The TOKYO POP manga shoujo anthology Smile volume 4 #2 continues Mars, Planet Ladder, Peach Girl, and Kiss.
Their pocket graphic novels collections include:

Peach Girl volume 3 by Miwa Ueda "The dastardly Sae has gone too far! First she sabotaged Momo's blossoming relationship with Toji, now she's trying to embarrass Momo in front of the school at the swim meet. Can anyone help Momo? Well, "Wiley" Kiley seems eager to help, but can Momo trust that he's really looking out for her best interests, and not just trying to get into her pants? And poor Toji- will he ever see through Sae's veil of lies and be able to trust Momo? The Peach Girl soap opera is about to get a little meaner in Volume 3 of Miwa Ueda's high school drama."

Corrector Yui Volume 1 with Keiko Okamoto's seroes inspired by Kia Asamiya's series of the same name. "In the year 2020, computers are everywhere. From digital teachers to cars that drive themselves, computers are an integral part of everyone's lives –– everyone except Yui Kasuga's. The 14-year-old daydreamer can't tell a Pentium chip from a Dorito! How ironic that the fate of the Internet, and the world, should fall on the shoulders of this young girl. When the sentient computer virus infects the global network, Yui is transported into cyberspace to combat his evil plans. "

Island Volume 1 by In-Wan Youn & Kyung-Il Yang "Island, a lush and exotic place where old world values still exist, as do old world Demons. The island is a place, where people are aware that their souls can be stolen by evil in both the darkness of night or the light of day. It is also a place where vigilance and custom are not just words but a way of life. Miho, a woman of beauty, intelligence and temper, comes to the island to teach and is immediately caught in this world of terror and the supernatural when a demon attacks her and she is saved only by the chance appearance of a mystery man with seemingly only one mission... demon killing. A delicate balance is upset and for the island, and for the island's people, the world is about to change."

Cardcaptor Sakura volume 4 by CLAMP "The school field trip is the perfect getaway for Sakura. She loves the sea and she loves to make dinner with her friends. It's all a last... until the ghost stories begin and students begin disappearing, one by one. Sakura and company have fallen into a Clow Card trap! Can she defeat the unknown card to get her friends back?!"

Juline volume 2 will be a standard size graphic novel "Experience the thrills of martial-arts action in Juline by Narumi Kakinouchi, author of the popular manga/anime, Vampire Princess Miyu! In a faraway village, in a magical land, live Juline, Bakuya, and Seika, daughters of the top three martial-arts schools. Join them on a quest to uncover the mystery of the Black Pearl, a new clan shrouded in shadows. Juline and the other clan leaders face a new threat in the form of the Black Pearl Guardians. Who are these mysterious warriors, and what is their
link to the princesses' past? Originally serialized in the pages of Smile."

Viz Manga anthologies include:

Animerica Extra Volume 5 #2 The greatest shojo and shonen manga! Chicago: Rei and Uozumi investigate a brutal murder and speed toward their fates at the bar known as Chicago. Fushigi Yûgi: Miaka and the Celestial Warriors begin their journey north, but a stop at Tamahome's home turns into a tragedy. Marionette Generation: Kinoko's day with the otaku at an amusement park turns sour when she tells him off! Steam Detectives: With Narutaki out of action, Ling Ling is forced to battle The Red Scorpion all by herself! Video Girl Ai: Video Girls clash as Mai viciously attacks Ai! Then, Yota and Nobuko share an uncomfortable lunch together.

Pulp Volume 6 #2 violent, hilarious manga, plus columns and features written by some of the premier experts in Japanese pop culture. Bakune Young: Renge uses a spiral to hypnotize Capt. Mercury Cougar and the two take an inner journey into a giant vagina! Banana Fish: Fashion alert: the action lets up some, as Ash Lynx raids the J. Crew catalogue. Cinderalla: In this installment of the psychedelic fairy tale, the Little Fairy successfully turns Cinderalla into a zombie so she can attend the Prince's concert. Dance Till Tomorrow: Aya's ex-husband knows her secret life at night and now is stalking her! Is Sue helping him? Even A Monkey Can Draw Manga: Learn how to draw spectacular mah-jong manga and the secret codes of manga body language. Shortcuts: Kogals take sex education to the next level! Uzumaki: Japan's most infamous horror series spirals toward its climax as weird calluses start appearing on everybody's skin.

Individual manga issues include Bastard!! #2, Ceres Celestrial Legend part 2 #2, Dragon Ball Part 4 #6, Inuyasha Part 6 # 9 of 15, Magical Pokémon Journey Part 6 #3 (of 4) Pokémon Adventures Part 6 #2 (of 4), Ranma 1/2 Part 10 #10 (of 11)
In Dragon Ball Z Part 5 #1 (of 12) Dende's help, Kuririn and Gohan activate the Namekian Dragon Balls and summon the Namekian Dragon God. Their first two wishes bring Piccolo back to life and transport him to Planet Namek. Vegita tries to convince them to use the first wish to give him immortality.

There's a new ally in the fight against the demons of Nemesis — Lum Cheng, daughter of the great magician, Avalanche Wong. But as the A.M.P. searches the dark streets of 2029 Hong Kong for their new member, Kiddy and Yuki find that they have been followed…

Vagabound #3 tells the story of fugitive who seeks refuge in the Village of Musashi. The 80 page volume retails for $4.95.


Viz trade paperback collections include:

Inuyasha Volume 9 When Kagome discovers severed human heads floating downstream, everyone agrees that it must be the foul work of demons. But when the group comes across a hideous tree that grows talking heads, they tell not of a demon, but an evil hermit master that harvests villagers as ingredients in a life extension elixir! Can Inuyasha and the group defeat his powerful magic, or will they become more victims in his quest for immortality? Then, Kagome learns of a group that exterminates demons as a way of life and supposedly created the Shikon Jewel. But while searching for their whereabouts, Kagome is reminded of how little she, or anyone else, actually knows about the Shikon Jewel.

Dragon Ball volume 6
by Akira Toriyama
In the frozen north, Goku's one-man fight against the Red Ribbon army continues as he storms the perilous Muscle Tower! Goku and Bulma's quest for the next Dragon Balls takes them around the world to a jungle island in the South Seas!

Dragon Ball 7 Volume 7
After years of training and battling the strongest Earth has to offer, Son Goku has become the most powerful martial artist on the planet. But the stakes are ever increasing, as he and his friends must fight the deadliest villains of all space and time to defend the Earth and the Dragon Balls, which can grant any wish! This graphic novel collects Dragon Ball Z Volume 4 #3 through Volume 4 #8. In this volume, the original story behind the TV series! On war-torn Planet Namek, Kuririn and Gohon are forced to team up with the evil Vegeta to fight against their common enemyà Freeza and the Ginyu Force!

No Need for Tenchi! Volume 11: Ayeka's Heart
It all started when high school student Tenchi freed the alien pirate Ryoko from her captivity on Earth. Soon enough, her friends and enemies showed up: alien princess Ayeka, mad scientist Washu, and ditzy space cop Mihoshi. Surrounded by beautiful, feuding alien women, poor Tenchi is either the luckiest or the most miserable boy on Earth! Ayeka vanishes mysteriously one day, leaving the rest of Tenchi cast desperately looking for her! She reappears as a brainwashed agent of a mysterious power, vowing to kill Tenchi! Who is Ga-Ryu, her brainwasher? And can Tenchi and Co. cure her?

No Need for Tenchi! Part 12 #6 (of 6) features Tenchi taken hostage when two bounty hunters try to capture Ryoko for her crimes as a space pirate.

Silent Möbius TP volume 7 by Kia Asamiya
In the 21st century the "Lucifer Hawks" broke through into our dimension... and the human race needed new heroes. Meet the A.M.P., six young women with incredible powers who must protect the human race from monstrous entities from another world! In the gigantic megacity of 2028 Tokyo, they are the human race's defenders. The A.M.P. are powerful, but they are only human beings. Ganossa, the wizard who leads the Lucifer Hawks, kidnaps Katsumi and forces her to look on as Robert DeVice, her mortal fiancé, is stalked and killed in the streets by a Lucifer Hawk! Can he possibly survive the test?

Viz will be reprinting the four volume perfect collection set of Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä', and Yuu Watase's Fushigi Yûgi.
Nausicaä is a manga series that should be anyone's collection. The industry and war of mankind has decimated the world. The fractured states are endangered by each other, the poisonous miasma that flows from the forests, and the giant insects that now inhabit the world. A young princess of a small vassal state becomes the fulcrum the shifting world. Miyazaki's writing and art are unparallel. The story succeeds both as a fantasy action, and as a philosophical commentary.

Fushigi Yûgi Volumes 1-4 When Miaka and Yui open an ancient Chinese book, they find themselves transported to a parallel world strangely like ancient China. Attacked by slavers and bandits, Miaka is rescued by Tamahome, a handsome young martial artist with whom she falls in love. When they are captured by the Imperial guards, things look bleak until Miaka is proclaimed to be the legendary Priestess of Suzaku, who was prophesied to come from another world to help the kingdom of Suzaku in its time of need.

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