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|Title:||Summer Manga Preview 2012|
|Published:||Fri, 15 Jun 2012|
Ian Wolf's article
This summer there is plenty of manga to get stuck into. New series are coming out, old series are ending, and there are some interesting returns to keep an eye out for.
Those who follow the regular manga release updates will know one highly popular series this month has already come to an end, as Ouran High School Host Club (Viz) came to a close with its 18th and final volume.
However, if you are into your comedy, then you may be pleased to know that another manga is making a long awaited return, as is a seemingly long-gone manga publisher. Tokyopop has entered into a deal with the Right Stuf to publish some of its manga on demand.
The first manga to be given this treatment is the third volume of Hetalia: Axis Powers, which was due out a week after Tokyopop decided to close its English-language operation. The third volume includes the debut appearances of the countries such as the Nordic states, Monaco, Belgium, Netherlands and Seychelles.
It is known that if there is a big enough demand for this book, there is a good chance that other Tokyopop titles will be released too. At the moment, the only other title they are going to publish is the OEL manga Bizenghast.
In other new releases, Kodansha is bringing out the sci-fi horror series Attack on Titan, where in which humanity now lives in cities surrounded by huge walls in order to keep out human-eating monsters. One boy decides to learn more about the creatures.
Yen are releasing three omnibus editions of Alice in the Country of Hearts, a loose manga adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Around the same time Seven Seas are publishing the sequel to the series, Alice in the Country of Clover, so it will be interesting to see which of the two will achieve the better sales.
June also sees new releases from The Drops of God (Vertical), Bleach (Viz), 20th Century Boys (Viz), Air Gear (Viz) and Gantz (Dark Horse).
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