January 2014 New Manga Releases

 

It’s 2014 already? How did that happen? While we all ponder our New Years’ resolutions along with what shape our midlife crises should take, I can rest assured that it’s not been for naught: in one more year Nasa’s New Horizons space probe will photograph Pluto close-up for the first time ever. Maybe we’ll find some mechs there. In the meantime, have some inspiration with the US/Canada manga releases for January 2014.

Arrangement:
1. Demographic Group (Boys’, Girls’, Kids’, General, Matured Reader)
2. Series Title (Alphabetical), volume # – release date – MM/DD of release – publisher – age rating – notes
* Age Rating: A (All), T (teen), T+ (Older Teen), M (Mature/Adult)
* Publisher guide: DH: Darkhorse Comics; DMP: Digital Manga Publishing; KC: Kodansha Comics; Seven Seas: Seas; Vt: Vertical; Viz: Viz Media, includes SB: Shojo Beat, Sig: Viz Signature, SJA: Shonen Jump Advanced, SJ: Shonen Jump, SS: Shonen Sunday, and VK: Viz Kids; Yen: Yen Press
* Available in Print or Digital, marked with a (P) or (D)
* New Series marked by an asterisk (*)

KIDS’ manga (~10 and under)
Pokémon Adventures, vol. 20 – 01/07 – VK – A –
* Hello Kitty, vol. 2 – 01/07 – VK – A – American-made comics

SHONEN (“Boys’” manga; typically heavy in action, adventure, and camaraderie)
07-Ghost, vol. 8 – 01/14 – Viz – T – (P)
Attack on Titan, vol. 11 – 01/28 – KC – T – (P & D)
Bleach, Omnibus vol. 7 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P)
Case Closed, vol. 49 – 01/14 – SS – T+ – (P & D)
* Dictatorial Grimoire, vol. 2 – 01/07 – Seas – T+ – (P & D) – Grimm’s Fairy Tails
* Durarara!! Saika Arc vol. 3 – 01/21 – Yen – T+
Excel Saga, vol. 27 – 01/14 – Viz – T+ – (P & D)
Fairy Tail, vol. 34 – 01/07 – KC – T – (P)
Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends, vol. 5 – 01/21 – Seas – T – (P & D)
* Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, vol. 2 – 01/21 – Yen – T
Naruto, vol. 64 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P & D)
Naruto, Omnibus vol. 7 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P)
Natsume’s Book of Friends, vol. 15 – 01/07 – Viz – T – (P & D)
* Nisekoi: False Love, vol. 1 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P & D)
Psyren, vol. 14 – 01/07 – Viz – T – (P & D)
* Ruroni Kenshin: Restoration, vol. 2 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P & D)
Soul Eater, vol. 18 – 01/21 – Yen – T+ –
Sherlock Bones, vol. 3 – 01/14 – KC – T – (P)
Trigun Maximum, Omnibus vol. 2 – 01/01 – DH – T+ – (P)
* Umineko When They Cry: Banquet of the Golden Witch, vol. 1 – 01/21 – Yen – T+
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, vol. 4 – 01/07 – SJ – T – (P & D)
Zero’s Familiar, Omnibus vol. 3 – 01/07 – Seas – T+ – (P & D)

SHOJO (“Girls’” manga; typically deals heavily with relationships and romances)
* Alice in the Country of Hearts: Mad Hatter, vol 2 – 01/07 – Seas – T+ – (P)
Arisa, vol. 12 – 01/21 – KC – T – (P & D)
Goong, vol. 13 – 01/21 – Yen – T
Hana-Kimi, Omnibus vol.7 – 01/07 – Viz – T+ – (P & D)
Kimi ni todoke: From Me to You, vol. 18 – 01/07 – Viz – T – (P & D)
Missions of Love, vol. 6 – 01/14 – KC – T – (P & D)
My Boyfriend is a Vampire, Vol. 11-12 – 01/21 – Seas – T+ – (P & D) – Gender-Bending; Manwha
* No Matter How You Look at It …, vol. 2 – 01/21 – Yen – T+
* Inu x Boku, vol. 2 – 01/21 – Yen – T+ –
Strobe Edge, vol. 8 – 01/07 – Viz – T – (P & D)

ADULT (Seinen, Josei, and Matured Reader Recommended)
Black Butler, vol. 15 – 01/21 – Yen – T+
Blade of the Immortal, vol. 28 – 01/15 – DH – T+ – (P)
Gantz, vol. 30 – 01/22 – DH – M – (P)
Higurashi When They Cry: Festival Accompanying Arc vol. 3 (Series vol. 24) – 01/21 – Yen – T+
Midnight Secretary, vol. 3 – 01/07 – Viz – M – (P & D)
* Monster Musume, vol. 2 – 01/07 – Seas – T+ – (P)
Omamori Himari, vol. 10 – 01/21 – Yen – M
Ooku: The Inner Chambers, vol. 9 – 01/21 – Viz – M – (P)
Otomen, vol. 17 – 01/07 – SB – T – (P & D)
* Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode, omnibus – 01/14 – KC – T – (P)
* Vinland Saga, vol. 2 – 01/21 – KC – T+ – (P & D)

OTHER
* Book Girl and the Scribe Who Faced God, vol. 8 (Novel) – 01/21 – Yen
Gen Manga anthology- late month – T to M – Anthology; genmanga.com

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