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Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Boing Boing – Reddit user wants to know what X-Men comics to read to “avoid the woke stuff” – Um… all of them?

Kotaku – Here Are Japan’s Biggest Selling Manga of 2021 – Some manga we need to check out.

Deadline – Timur Bekmambetov & ZQ Entertainment Partner With POW! To Bring Stan Lee’s Horror Universe To The Screen Huh.

Reviews

Atomic Junk Shop – Batman: The World
Collected Editions – DC Comics: Generations
Monkeys Fighting Robots – The Human Target #2
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1

Yen Press Announces Nine New Releases

Yen Press has announced a slate of upcoming releases at the Yen Press Industry Panel at Anime NYC that includes manga (Chitose Is in the Ramune BottleHi, I’m a Witch, and My Crush Wants Me to Make a Love Potion; The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean CounterSee You Tomorrow at the Food CourtNights with a CatThe Geek Ex-Hitman;and Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story) and light novels (The Demise of the Bride and Sasaki and Pichan). All titles will have their release schedules announced at a later date.

Chitose Is in the Ramune Bottle

Art by Bobcat
Story by Hiromu
Character Design by raemz

As far as normies go, it’s hard to beat Saku Chitose. The most popular kid in his high school? Check. An ironclad reputation that can weather even vicious online attacks? Check. A friend group that’s as attractive on the outside as they are on the inside? Check. But when a teacher asks Saku to help reacclimate a student who been shut away in his room for months to school life, his perfect world will never be the same. What is this, some kinda normie harem story?

Chitose Is in the Ramune Bottle is a manga adaptation of the highly anticipated light novel series. The source material of this lovable comedy manga won the Shogakukan Light Novel Award for Excellence in Japan and appeals to fans of school-life stories, such as My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected.

Chitose Is in the Ramune Bottle

The Bride of Demise

By Keishi Ayasato

Years ago, mysterious beings only known as kihei appeared without warning and overran the world. To confront this strange menace, the Twilight Academy was established to train students in black magic and how to battle the otherworldly invaders. Graduates of this school are no strangers to death, and many meet their doom while fulfilling their duty to protect humanity. Kou is just one more casualty in this war for survival…or so he thinks. Before he can even appreciate the fact that he’s still alive, a kihei pledges her loyalty to him and vows to stay by his side until the end of days, setting off a chain of events that can only lead down the road of madness and chaos. 

From Keishi Ayasato, the creator of Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen,comes a new fantasy light novel series. Much like that series, The Demise of the Bride is a deep and dark tale that features illustrations as beautiful as the story itself.

The Bride of Demise

Sasaki and Pichan

Story by Buncololi
Art by Kantoku

Even though Sasaki’s droll corporate life is constantly filled with work, it leaves him tired and unfulfilled at the end of every day. In search of some companionship to fill the emptiness in his life, he visits a pet shop on a whim, not realizing he’s about to change his life forever. After settling on an adorable bird and bringing it home…his new roommate reveals that it’s actually an incredible sage from another world who promptly bestows Sasaki with supernatural powers as well as the ability to cross between worlds. All Sasaki wants to do is use these newfound powers to live in peace and comfort, but there are more than a few colorful characters who might get in the way of that…

In the realm of light novels, two genres reign supreme—isekai and slice of life. Sasaki and Pichan is a fun mixture of both with a story that goes back and forth between the real and fantasy worlds, featuring an older salaryman protagonist unlike any other seen in a Yen On series!

Sasaki and Pichan

Hi, I’m a Witch, and My Crush Wants Me to Make a Love Potion

Story by Eiko Mutsuhana
Art by Kamada
Character Design by vient

“I want you to make me a love potion.” With that single sentence from the object of her affections, the Good Witch of the Lake’s crush ended in heartbreak. In a desperate bid to spend more time with him, she sends him on a wild-goose chase for ingredients…but when he starts visiting every day to take care of her, she may have gotten much more than she’s bargained for!

Hi, I’m a Witch, and My Crush Wants Me to Make a Love Potion is an absolutely adorable manga series based on a light novel told from the point of view of a shut-in witch who has a crush on a dreamy knight. This fantastic romantic comedy highly appeals to the large audience of shojo-fantasy-romance fans looking for another great read!

Hi, I’m a Witch, and My Crush Wants Me to

The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter

Art by Yatsuki Wakatsu
Story by Kazuki Irodori
Character Design by Kikka Ohashi

Seiichiro’s always pulled his own weight, all day every day, for almost thirty years. Even when he gets stuck in a fantasy world because of some strange Saint-Summoning Ritual, he keeps on keeping on. It isn’t until he meets  Aresh, the Captain of the Knights, that realizes he may possibly want more out of life than his job. Can Seiichiro melt the heart of the infamous Ice Nobleman—or is he destined to be married to his work…forever?!

The ever-popular isekai genre has covered a lot of ground…but there have been very few works of isekai Boys Love published in English until now! The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter is filled with irresistible and unique elements for a Boys Love title, such as a quirky workaholic protagonist and a dashing fantasy love interest, that make this an enjoyable read to the many fans of the growing category.

The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter

See You Tomorrow at the Food Court

By Shinichiro Nariie

Wada is an honor student who keeps to herself and has an air of mystery around her. Yamamoto is an intimidating fashionista with dyed blond hair and a shortened skirt. Though this unlikely duo seem to have nothing in common, it’s only during their daily meetings at the food court that they can be themselves!

See You Tomorrow at the Food Court is a comedic work of slice-of-life manga surrounding the regular, everyday conversations between two unlikely friends. This fun and unique read is complete in a single volume from Yen Press. 

See You Tomorrow at the Food Court

Nights with a Cat

By kyuryuZ

When Fuuta comes home tired at night, all he wants to do is spend time with his new cat. All the mysterious habits and mannerisms of house cats are carefully reproduced in this relaxed and cute comedy about living with an adorable furball!

Nights with a Cat is a cute and quirky manga series following the everyday events of a man and his cat—a lovable series filled with adorable depictions of occurrences that any cat lover can relate to. In addition to appealing to readers of the growing category of cat manga, this series has all the charm of the most popular slice-of-life webcomics taking both the Western and Eastern worlds by storm.

Nights with a Cat

The Geek Ex-Hitman

By Ko-dai

The Oracle of Florence, Marco, is a legendary, peerless hitman feared throughout the Italian underworld, but now he’s trying to build a new reputation for himself—the biggest geek in Japan! After getting introduced to the joys of otaku culture while out on a hit, Marco quickly gets so sucked in that he sets down his bloodstained mantle and moves to Japan to peacefully enjoy his new lifestyle. But he’ll soon find that even after turning over a new leaf, there isn’t much he can do about how sinister he appears to other people—especially the government agent on his tail, Viviana, whose skills as a spy are surpassed only by her burning passion for yaoi and BL…!

The Geek Ex-Hitman is a series that combines comedy, action-packed crime, and otaku elements to make for one of the most hilarious premises seen in a manga to date! The fun fusion of crime and comedy appeals to readers of recent hit series, such as Love of Kill, Spy Classroom, and Spy x Family.

The Geek Ex-Hitman

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story

Created by Magica Quartet
Art by U35

Mami Tomoe is a veteran magical girl when it comes to fighting the witches of Mitakihara City, but the rise of mysterious entities known as “rumors” have brought her and her allies to a new battlefield: Kamihama City. Providing new insight into the world of Madoka Magica, this manga adapts the Another Story route from the hit mobile game Magia Record!

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story is a manga adaptation of the Magia Record mobile game that focuses on the main cast of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, including the fan-favorite character Mami Tomoe. Between the November 2021 release of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Wraith Arc and Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story, Yen Press is delivering great titles for longtime Puella Magi Madoka Magica fans eager for more content featuring iconic characters.

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story

Review: Reign of the Seven Spellblades Vol. 1

Welcome to Kimberly Magic Academy and some of its first-year students. An interesting debut that feels a bit like Harry Potter with a manga twist.

Story: Bokuto Uno
Art: Sakae Esuno
Character Design: Ruria Miyuki
Translation: Andrew Cunningham
Letterer: Brandon Bovia

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The Thing #1

It’s new comic book day! What are you getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for comic shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to start the day.

Kotaku – Japan’s Manga Piracy Crackdown Continues – This has been interesting to watch.

Good Housekeeping – 20 Best Graphic Novels for Kids of Every Reading Level – What would you add to the list?

Reviews

Toys Matrix – Grrl Scouts: Stone Ghost #1
Atomic Junk Shop – Meadowlark
Talking Comics – The Thing #1

Review: Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Vol. 1

Frieren is an Elf Mage and after she and her fellow adventurers defeat the Demon King, they need to figure out what to do next. Peace has come to the land but Frieren will outlive the rest of her former party. Will she come to understand what life means to the people around her?

Story: Kanehito Yamada
Art: Tsukasa Abe

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Bounce Back

Lilico finds herself having to start all over again when her parents decide to move to America from Japan. She’ll have to make friends, learn about a whole different world, and decide if she’ll deal with the mean girl so she can join the basketball team.

Story: Misako Rocks!
Art: Misako Rocks!

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon (hardcover)
Amazon (paperback)
Kindle
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Spike the competition with the VIZ Haikyu Sale!

Discover the Haikyu!! manga with the Viz Haikyu Sale! The sale features 45 volumes of the series at 29% off! Haikyu!! is a popular manga series revolving around the world of volleyball. Find out what’s it all about and save!

The sale runs until November 14, so take advantage and save!

Haikyu!! Vol. 1

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Review: Karate Survivor In Another World Vol. 2

After an accident, Nozaki Hitoshi is sent to another world where his only skill is karate. The first volume introduced us to the world. The second takes us deeper into the fantasy adventure.

Story: Yazin
Art: Takahito Kobayashi
Translation: M. Fulcrum
Lettering: Alexandra Gunawan

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Get Citrus+ Vol. 3 Now on comiXology

Citrus+ Vol. 3 is the single new release available now on comiXology. You can get this new manga from Seven Seas now!

Citrus+ Vol. 3

Written by Saburouta
Art by Saburouta
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After all the drama that went down at school, Matsuri has started skipping classes. Harumi has never gotten along with Matsuri, but decides to go to her home to check up on the younger girl. It is awkward as heck, and gets even weirder when Matsuri goes in for a kiss!


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Yen Press

It’s one of two new comic book days! What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some news from around the web.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Threats and cataclysms abound in OF WHAT REMAINS – Free comics!

The Mary Sue – Marvel’s Eternals Proves Divisive, Which Makes It Marvel’s Most Interesting Project Yet – Who’s going to see this opening weekend?

Yen Press – Open Positions at Yen Press! – They’re hiring!

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