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New on Shoujo Shelves – April 2012

Looking for what’s new on those ever shrinking bookshelves at stores? Or maybe you just aren’t sure what’s been released recently when you order online? Never fear, I’ve got the most recent shoujo releases lined up all in one place. Here’s what’s come out this week for all you shoujo lovers out there.

 

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A Devil and Her Love Song, Vol. 2

Maria’s bold attitude may be exactly what she needs when she inspires an unlikely ally to come to her defense. And when she’s given the task to lead her class in a choral competition, she’s going to need all the gumption she can muster!

   

Arisa, Vol. 7

While following a lead into Arisa’s online chatroom, Tsubasa encounters a mysterious character “K”. This person seems to know about the birthday “secret” known only by Arisa. Is “K” the real identity of the “King”? Tsubasa is determined to find out just exactly who “K” is…

Note: No synopsis from publisher, so this is my own interpretation.

   

 Blood Alone, Vol. 6

There are worse things than being a vampire. For young vampiress Minato Misaki, there is nothing more painful than watching her human companion, the former vampire hunter turned investigative author, Kurose Kuroe, risk his life to protect her.

When a new woman enters the picture, jealousy threatens to destabilize Misaki and Kuroe’s unique bond.

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Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 3

Princess Nakaba of Senan and Prince Caesar of Belquat only married each other for the sake of peace between their two warring countries, so no one expected there to be love between the unlikely couple. Nakaba is starting to warm to Caesar, however, and her attendant Loki doesn’t like this one bit. Are Loki and Caesar destined to be enemies? And how does Nakaba’s power, the Arcana of Time, fit into all this?

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Kamisama Kiss, Vol. 8

Things at the kami convention in Izumo aren’t going so well. Nanami tried to earn some respect by guarding death’s door while the keeper went off to party. But now she’s stuck in the land of the dead, and the residents seem to have a taste for new kami!

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Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura , Vol. 7

Every time Asagiri uses her powers, she shortens her life span. In spite of this, she continues to use her powers to fight her former lover, Ukyo. Though Ukyo will not attack her, this is a fight Asagiri cannot win.

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Skip Beat!, Vol. 27

Kyoko’s having trouble getting into the role of Cain’s sister. But is it because she can’t relate to a spoiled punk princess, or because she can’t let go of the fact that Ren is playing Cain? And Ren faces his own challenge with the situation. Can he stand to have the woman he loves treat him like a brother?

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 Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus 3

Tokyo Mew Mew – the crime-fighting collection of girls imbued with the power of cat DNA  – face their greatest battle ever to save their beloved city of Tokyo. Arch-villian Deep Blue reveals a startling secret, and Ichigo and Masaya reveal their true feelings to each other. Will they survive long enough to celebrate their love? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to Tokyo Mew Mew! This omnibus edition contains volumes 5, 6, and 7 of Tokyo Mew Mew!

Includes special extras after the story!

FINAL VOLUME!

Now go out and buy some of these great series. Help the publishers be able to provide us with more of these delightful manga stories and characters!

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