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  • Writer's pictureTrusty Henchman

New & Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Manga

This batch features fantasy, cooking, cooking fantasy, fantasy rom-com, a half-human half-chimpanzee "humanzee" named Charlie, and expensive but definitely worth it reprints of Trigun.

 

WITCH HAT ATELIER KITCHEN GN VOL 01

(W) Hiromi Sato (A/CA) Kamome Shirahama


Witch Hat Atelier is back in this culinary spinoff that lets readers try their hand at recreating a variety of sumptuous recipes! Night falls on the Witch Hat Atelier, and Coco and her fellow apprentices take to their beds. In the quiet of midnight, Qifrey and Olruggio are finally free to pursue their culinary experiments. The magic of the kitchen comes alive as they cook puddings, stews, parfaits, and jellies, and when the sun rises, Coco and the gang are there to savor every bite! Includes a variety of sweet and savory recipes with step-by-step instructions to help readers recreate their favorite dishes.

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Why this caught my eye:

Ah, one of my favorite titles spliced with one of my favorite sub-genres of manga. I am defeated.

 

LORD HADESS RUTHLESS MARRIAGE GN VOL 01

(W) Ueji Yuho (A) Ueji Yuho


Hades-the powerful and terrifying King of the Underworld...and a bachelor! Despite his retainers' wishes, Hades refuses to give up his life as a single god, unconvinced that love and marriage are worth the hassle. But when Eros suddenly shoots him with an arrow of love, will he be able to successfully avoid falling head over heels with the next person he sees?

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Why this caught my eye:

Sounds sweet and dumb at the same time, so it sounds perfect.

 

DARWIN INCIDENT GN VOL 01

(W) Shun Umezawa (A/CA) Shun Umezawa


The Animal Liberation Alliance, an eco-terrorist organization, rescues a pregnant chimpanzee from an animal testing lab-only for it to give birth to a half-human, half-chimpanzee "humanzee" named Charlie! Fifteen years later, Charlie's human foster parents are finally ready to send him to a normal high school, where he makes his first friend: a human girl named Lucy. In the meantime, however, the ALA's stance has become ever more extreme, and now they're here to drag Charlie into their terrorist plot! Winner of the prestigious Manga Taisho, as well as an Excellence Award at the Japanese Media Arts Festival, The Darwin Incident is as action-packed as it is socially relevant!

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Why this caught my eye:

Just sounds weird enough that it's worth a look.

 

ALPI SOUL SENDER GN VOL 01

(W) RONA (A/CA) RONA


FOR FANS OF THE MAGICAL GIRL MANGA - A COMING- OF-AGE STORY ABOUT YOUNG 'SOUL SENDER', ALPI


In Alpi's magical world, divine spirits are the source of all life, communities living in harmony under their protection. However, when their lives end, a terrible curse drives them to evil, and these malign spirits must be sent to the afterlife by the Soul Senders. Alpi is one such girl, talented despite her young age, and assisted by her familiar Pelenai!

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Why this caught my eye:

Sounds like an interesting premise, and the art samples are looking nice.

 

DUNGEON FRIENDS FOREVER GN VOL 01

(W) Yasuhisa Kuma (A/CA) Yasuhisa Kuma


A charming fantasy rom-com about a human adventurer and his childhood friend: the dragon girl boss of a dungeon! Van the warrior and Ryuka the dragon have been friends since childhood. As adults, Van is now a dashing adventurer, and Ryuka has become the big boss of a dangerous dungeon! Every time Van wants to hang out with his old friend, he must navigate a dungeon and clobber a coterie of Ryuka's monster underlings. Will their friendship grow into something more?

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Why this caught my eye:

Again, sounds cute and dumb so it's right up my alley.

 

TRIGUN DLX ED HC

(W) Yasuhiro Nightow (A/CA) Yasuhiro Nightow


Trigun is a worldwide manga and anime sensation! Trigun Deluxe Edition collects Trigun Volume 1 and 2 in a beautiful hardcover featuring nearly 700 pages of Yasuhiro's Nightow's signature creation, collected for the first time in its original oversized format! On the forbidding desert planet of Gunsmoke, a sixty billion double-dollar bounty hangs over the head of Vash the Stampede, a pistol-packing pacifist with a weapon capable of punching holes in a planet. Every trigger-happy psycho in creation is aiming to claim Vash dead or alive-preferably dead!-and although Vash believes in nonviolence, he won't go down without a fight. And when Vash fights, destruction is sure to follow!

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Why this caught my eye:

Worth putting on your Xmas list with its Dec release date. Also this should have the same level of quality as the Dark Horse berserk hardcovers, so be prepared for inevitable (but totally worth it) money drain.

 

That's it for this batch, we'll check out some humor on the next round!

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