With great manga series releasing year-round, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the new books hitting comic shop shelves. The holidays provide a great opportunity to catch up on some of the best books out there, and thanks to many publishers releasing box sets, you can now get a whole series for one great price.
Below are ten great gift choices for the anime and manga fan in your life, regardless of their shoujo vs. shonen preferences! All of these are available right now at your local comic shop!
VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Hirofumi Neda (A/CA) Hirofumi Neda
Listen up! Follow the story of Midoriya, All Might and all the other aspiring heroes of U.A. High, but with hilarious twists! In this first volume, find out how Midoriya really trained to receive All for One and learn the U.A. students' goofy thoughts during their first practical exams...plus, All Might as Santa Claus? What are you waiting for? Start reading!!
For teen audiences.
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
PREVIEWS Page #408
(W) Clamp (A/CA) Clamp
Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the all-time classics of the magical girl genre, and the Collector's Edition will be the definitive version of the story, for both long-time fans and readers new to the story. The adventures of the plucky Sakura Kinomoto are as adorably thrilling as ever, as she tracks down the magical Clow Cards and plunges headlong into a world of sorcery beyond anything she could've imagined. Each of the 9 volumes will come with a Clow Card insert; when assembled, all 9 cards form an extra-large illustration. With its new cover art and translation edit, this will be the absolute definitive edition of this shojo classic.
In Shops: Jun 26, 2019
PREVIEWS Page #430
With the manga and anime Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo changed art and pop culture worldwide. Now some of the most admired illustrators and comics artists in the world have come together to pay tribute to this master, in a beautiful tribute art book.This 168-page collection began life as a limited-edition tribute to Otomo given only to attendees of the prestigious Angouleme International Comics Festival, where Otomo was recipient of the Grand Prize in 2015. It's now available to readers and collectors around the world, with additional content from a list of more than 80 fine artists, illustrators, and comics legends, including Stan Sakai, Jiro Taniguchi, Tomer and Asaf Hanuka, and many others.
In Shops: Mar 29, 2017
SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Go Nagai (A/CA) Go Nagai
The classic story of the iconic character is in print for the first time in North America! The original story of one of the most iconic magical girls is finally in print! Experience the ultimate collection of both volumes of Go Nagai's 1973 cult classic Cutie Honey in one complete oversized hardcover tome.
In Shops: Aug 29, 2018
PREVIEWS Page #514
VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Rumiko Takahashi (A/CA) Rumiko Takahashi
In a high-stakes game of tag, Ataru must touch Lum's horns in ten days-or aliens will take over the earth! The fact that Lum can fly doesn't make Ataru's job any easier. As it turns out, the game of tag is only the beginning of Ataru's troubles, as he continues to attract strange encounters with otherworldly beings like beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama!
For older teen audiences.
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019
PREVIEWS Page #389
(W) Kozue Amano (A/CA) Kozue Amano
On the planet Aqua, a world once known as Mars, Akari Mizunashi has just made her home in the town of Neo-Venezia, a futuristic imitation of the ancient city of Venice. In pursuit of her dream to become an Undine -- a gondolier who leads high-end tours around the city -- Akari joins as a trainee with the Aria Company, one of the three most prestigious water-guide companies in Neo-Venezia. There, she explores the beauty of the city and the world along with other trainees from Aria and rival companies, working hard for her dreams and making new friends along the way.
Dive into the world of Aqua with Kozue Amano's gorgeously detailed illustrations and full-color spreads in this deluxe masterpiece edition, featuring the full prequel series, Aqua!
In Shops: Mar 06, 2019
PREVIEWS Page #388
(W) Dj Milky (A) Kei Ishiyama, Kiyoshi Arai, David Hutchinson, Dan Conner
Jack Skellington is the undisputed Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and creative genius behind the most spook-tacular scares. Beside him through every great new creepy concept is his ever-faithful ghost pup, Zero. But panic descends on Halloween Town when a clumsy mistake leads to Zero going missing! Finding himself lost in a curious land of baked goods, hand-wrapped presents, decorated trees and joyful caroling, Zero must traverse the unfamiliar world of Christmas Town to find his way home! And with Halloween plans on hold while Jack mounts a search, will they be reunited in time to save both holidays?!
This brand-new TOKYOPOP full-color manga explores the quirky, unique world of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas through the eyes of Jack's lovable canine. Join Zero as he meets both familiar and new faces along the way!
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
PREVIEWS Page #452
UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
New Hardcover Edition! The Mega Man Zero series is a fan-favorite Mega Man spin-off known for it's exciting gameplay, stellar character designs, and engaging story. MEGA MAN ZERO: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS collects the unique artwork of the series, and is filled with character designs, concept sketches, location artwork, key visuals, item charts, creator interviews, and more! A must-have for all video game fans and inspired artists!
In Shops: Jun 05, 2019
PREVIEWS Page #410
VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Daniel Wallace (A/CA) Daniel Wallace
The definitive companion to the hit animated series, The World of RWBYis the ultimate celebration of a pop-culture phenomenon. Go behind the scenes with exclusive commentary from Rooster Teeth and explore the show's creation through in-depth interviews with the writers, animators and voice artists. With comprehensive analysis of key characters and iconic episodes, and showcasing stunning visuals from the series, this is the must-have book for RWBY fans around the world.
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
PREVIEWS Page #443
(W) Svetlana Chmakova (A/CA) Svetlana Chmakova
Penelope - Peppi - Torres, a shy new transfer student, wants nothing more than to fit in and find a place among her fellow artistically inclined souls. The last thing she wants is to stand out. So when she bumps - literally - into quiet, geeky, friendly but friendless Jamie Thompson, and is teased as the "Nerder's Girlfriend," Peppi's first embarrassed instinct is to push him away and run. She has no reason to speak to him, anyway, until she ends up bumping - figuratively and continually - into Jamie again! Will these two opposites ever see eye-to-eye, let alone become friends?
In Shops: Jul 15, 2015
PREVIEWS Page #436