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After a shojo-heavy selection of new manga news at Anime Expo, the manga announcements at San Diego Comic-Con 2008 were much more manly and mature by comparison. Still, there's a bit of shonen, shojo and even kodomo (kids) manga in the mix to appeal to all kinds of readers.

Representatives from Yen Press, VIZ Media, Del Rey Manga and Dark Horse were all vying for fans attentions with their panels at Comic-Con -- but which titles stood out amongst the rapid-fire Powerpoint presentations shown over four days? Take a peek at my picks for the 11 best manga for 2009 that were announced at Comic-Con 2008, and see if you agree.

Did other titles catch your eye? What are you most looking forward to reading from this pack of new manga? Add your comments below and share the love for other notable releases on the roster for 2009.

Image credit: © Hiroyuki Asada, Shueisha


November 2, 2009 at 10:23 pm
(1) Manga Fan says:

Bakuman (OHBA Tsugumi)
Toriko (SHIMABUKURO Mitsutoshi)
Deserves to be on the list maybe my opinion but try it

Bakuman is written by the same author that wrote Deathnote although I believed Deathnote had too much monologue.

Toriko has a catchy story and will pull you in. Although I disliked the art at first, Toriko is one that you should try.

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