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This Week's New Manga: InuYasha Gets BIG, Red Snow Debuts

By November 9, 2009

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Inu-Yasha VIZ Big Vol. 1While mid-month tends to be slow for new manga, there's lots of intriguing series and one-shots making their debut this week from CMX Manga, Drawn and Quarterly, TokyoPop and VIZ Media.

Topping this week's list of new releases is the VIZ Big edition of Inu Yasha, which collects the first three volumes of Rumiko Takahashi's long-running adventure series in a larger format. With 56 volumes in the regular run of Inu-Yasha, we can look forward to at least 18 more VIZ Big volumes to come.

Also new and well-worth picking up is Red Snow, a new gekiga gem by Susumu Katsumata from Drawn and Quarterly. Like their prior releases of manga by Yoshihiro Tatsusmi, D and Q pulled out the stops to give this award-winning collection of short stories of rural Japan the deluxe, hardcover treatment.

If hard-boiled action is more to your taste, VIZ Signature has Jormungand, which is chock-full of gun-slinging and international intrigue, ala Black Lagoon.

For something a little more heart-warming, but with a touch of supernatural suspense, try Deka Kyoshi, which features an undercover cop who gets assigned to an elementary school class after their teacher dies under mysterious circumstances.

Or for something sweet, light and fun, check out Mikansei No. 1, a romantic comedy about a time-traveling 23rd century teen who tries to make it as a pop star in the 21st century.

Here's what's especially new and notable for this week, and the rest of the list by publisher to follow.

NEW MANGA SERIES / ONE-SHOTS

OTHER NOTABLE RELEASES

Here's the full list of the new and noteworthy manga releases due in the stores on November 10, 2009:

CMX MANGA

Title Author/Artist Manga Genre Age Rating Price Buy
Deka Kyoshi Vol. 1 Tamio Baba shonen OT $9.99 US
$12.99 CAN
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DRAWN AND QUARTERLY

Title Author/Artist Manga Genre Age Rating Price Buy
Red Snow Susumu Katsumata seinen NR $24.95 US
$27.95 CAN
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TOKYOPOP

Title Author/Artist Manga Genre Age Rating Price Buy
Bloody Kiss Vol. 2 Kazuko Furumiya shojo T $10.99 US
$13.99 CAN
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Mikansei No. 1 Vol. 1 Majiko! shojo T $10.99 US
$13.99 CAN
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UDON ENTERTAINMENT

Title Author/Artist Manga Genre Age Rating Price Buy
Street Fighter IV Vol. 1 CAPCOM, Various Artists shonen OT $12.95 US Compare prices
The Art of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney CAPCOM art book NR $39.99 US
$12.99 CAN
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VIZ MEDIA

Title Author/Artist Manga Genre Age Rating Price Buy
Flame of Recca Vol. 33 (VIZ Media) Nobuyuki Anzai shonen OT $9.99 US
$12.99 CAN
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Hayate The Combat Butler Vol. 13 (Shonen Sunday) Kenjiro Hata shonen OT $9.99 US
$12.99 CAN
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Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit Vol. 3 (VIZ Signature) Motoro Mase seinen M $12.99 US
$16.99 CAN
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InuYasha Vol. 1 (VIZ Big) Rumiko Takahashi shonen OT $17.99 US
$24.00 CAN
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InuYasha Vol. 42 (Shonen Sunday) Rumiko Takahashi shonen OT $9.99 US
$12.99 CAN
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Jormungand Vol. 1 (VIZ Signature) Keitaro Takahashi seinen M $12.99 US
$16.99 CAN
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Record of a Fallen Vampire Vol. 7 (VIZ Media) Kyo Shirodaira, Yuri Kimura shonen T $9.99 US
$12.99 CAN
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switch Vol. 11 (VIZ Media) naked ape seinen OT $9.99 US
$12.99 CAN
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Yakitate!! Japan Vol. 20 (Shonen Sunday) Takashi Hashiguchi shonen OT $9.99 US
$12.99 CAN
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AGE RATINGS: A = All Ages, Y = Youth - Age 10+, T = Teens - Age 13+, OT = Older Teens - Age 16+, M = Mature - Age 18+ and NR = Not Rated. More about age ratings.

Want more? Check out my Fall 2009 Preview, which features 50 new and notable manga releases due out between now and the end of the year.

Image credit: 1997 Rumiko TAKAHASHI / Shogakukan Inc.

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