New on Shoujo Shelves – December 2015

Plenty of titles to stuff your stockings this month. New series from Akira Hagio The Secret Sakura Shares debuts. New BL series Bloody Mary from Akaza Samamiya as well. Here’s all the shoujo and josei manga being newly released for the month of December 2015.

AAL Omni 5

Amazing Agent Luna, Omnibus 5

Luna’s original mission is over, but her adventures are just beginning! Luna’s former nemesis and ex-boyfriend, Jonah Von Brucken, son of the evil Count Von Brucken, is returning to Nobel High and the Agency has sent Luna back with him. When the daughter of a scientific genius working on cold fusion arrives at Nobel, Jonah instantly takes a liking to her and Luna springs into espionage action. But is she worried about the secrets of fusion falling into the wrong hands, or is she just jealous that Jonah has found someone new?

A new dangerous agent shows up who is also interested in the secrets of cold fusion – and in Luna herself. Who is he, and what is his mysterious agenda? The answers to these questions will shock Luna to the core, and may lead her down a dark path from which she can never return.

Collects volumes 10-11 of Amazing Agent Luna in omnibus format.

Story by Nunzio DeFillipis & Christina Weir and Art by Shiei.

Release Date: December 15, 2015
Publisher: SEVEN SEAS
Ancient Magus' Bride 3

The Ancient Magus’ Bride, vol. 3

Follow the unfolding story of the magician’s apprentice Chise in The Ancient Magus’ Bride graphic novel 3.

Story and art by Kore Yamazaki.

Release Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: SEVEN SEAS

B Mary 1

Bloody + Mary, vol. 1 **New BL series from Shojo Beat**

“Bloody” Mary, a vampire with a death wish, has spent the past 400 years chasing down a modern-day exorcist named Maria who is thought to have inherited “The Blood of Maria” and is the only one who can kill Mary. To Mary’s dismay, Maria doesn’t know how to kill vampires. Desperate to die, Mary agrees to become Maria’s bodyguard until Maria can find a way to kill him.

Mary is not your typical vampire. He can withstand sunlight, holds a reflection in mirrors, refuses to drink blood – and he wants 17-year-old high school student-slash-priest Maria to kill him. In order to do so, Maria must uncover the Power of Exorcism, which is supposed to have been passed down through his bloodline. But while searching for insight into the Power, Maria suspects someone might be sabotaging his efforts.

Story and art by Akaza Samamiya.

Release Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: SHOJO BEAT


Citrus, vol. 4

Watch the unfolding relationship between Yuzu and her stepsister Mei in Citrus graphic novel 4, featuring story and art by Saburouta.

Release Date: December 29, 2015
Publisher: SEVEN SEAS


Demon From Afar 5

Demon From Afar, vol. 5

Backed into a corner with no way out, Sorath glimpses a fleeting glimmer of hope. But what does it hold for him?

At the “Ziggurat,” the giant broadcasting tower everyone has been talking about, Etsurou’s true identity is revealed as… Garan?! Sorath is stunned by the reappearance of the best friend he thought he had killed, and by the traps Garan proceeds to set for him! What will Sorath do when Garan’s machinations break up his team?

The past and the future become still more inexplicably intertwined in this volume of Kaori Yuki’s black-magic fantasy, Demon From Afar!

Release Date: December 15, 2015
Publisher: YEN PRESS

Emma 3

Emma, vol. 3

Despite each resolving to put the other from their minds, Emma and William’s unexpected meeting has rekindled the embers of their love for each other. Though with William engaged to the daughter of a viscount — an ideal match in society’s view — the two will face many difficult decisions and unbending opposition if they wish to pursue a future together. Mrs. Trollop is sympathetic to their plight, but even though she is fond of Emma and wishes every happiness for her son, she knows firsthand how unforgiving the upper classes can be to those who do not adhere to their standards.

Story and art by Kaoru Mori.

Release Date: December 15, 2015
Publisher: YEN PRESS


He’s My Only Vampire, vol. 5

“Forget all love and thirst only for blood…”

Acquiring a third Stigma took a heavy toll on Aki’s body. To help him recuperate, Kana and the others plan a trip to a cozy hot-spring resort deep in the mist-shrouded mountains. Little do they know, this outing will open the sinister door of Aki’s “original sin,” and his hidden past will finally come to light!

Story and art by Aya Shouoto.

Release Date: December 15, 2015
Publisher: YEN PRESS

Kiss Him Not Me 2

Kiss Him, Not Me, vol. 2

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Themes: Reverse Harem, School Life
Age Rating: 13+

Story and art by Junko.

Release Date: December 15, 2015

Komomo C 2

Komomo Confiserie, vol. 2

Now that Komomo’s family is bankrupt, the arranged marriage her father had planned for her is most likely void. With her future now open, Komomo decides to look for love and start dating. Natsu offers himself up to be her suitor, but will Komomo accept him?

Story and art by Maki Minami.

Release Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: SHOJO BEAT



LDK, vol. 2

Page Count: 208
Genre: Romance
Age Rating: 13+

Story and art by Ayu Watanabe.

Release Date: December 15, 2015


Maximum Ride 9

Maximum Ride, vol. 9

Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure, when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone – or something – is destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the Flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late.

While Max and her team are exploring the depths of the ocean, their every move is being carefully tracked by Mr. Chu – a criminal mastermind with his own plans for the Flock. Can they protect themselves from Mr. Chu’s army of mercenaries and save the ocean from utter destruction?

Story by James Patterson and Art by NaRae Lee.

Release Date: December 15, 2015
Publisher: YEN PRESS


Say I Love You, vol. 11

Page Count: 192
Genre: Romance
Themes: School Life
Age Rating: 16+

Story and Art by Kanae Hazuki.

Release Date: December 15, 2015



So Cute It Hurts, vol. 4

Megumu’s life has gone from weird to wonderful – she no longer has to cross dress as her brother, and her true love, Aoi, has asked her out on a date! It’s the beginning of a beautiful relationship, even if they have to stay two feet apart at all times or risk Aoi going into anaphylactic girl shock. Meanwhile, Mitsuru is back in his own clothes too, but he’s making war, not love! Can he defeat the school bully and win the hand of his sweetheart, Shino?!

Story and art by Go Ikeyamada.

Release Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: SHOJO BEAT


Secret Sakura Shares

The Secret Sakura Shares **New Mangaka**

When Aoi Narinomiya, the last daughter of a prestigious family, discovers that her grandfather has gone missing, leaving her to carry an astronomical debt, both she and her dog, Sakura, are inches away from finding themselves on the street. When her enigmatic classmate Kei Katsuragi shows up on her doorstep to repossess everything her family once owned, Aoi makes a desperate plea for Kei to take in her beloved Sakura–maybe she could at least be spared…?

It seems, though, that Kei is far less interested in owning a dog than he is in calling a pedigreed kitty his own, and Aoi soon finds herself playing the part of the young man’s prized pet! Disturbingly, it turns out to be a comfortable and reassuring life that Aoi feels she hastoo quickly settled into, but could Kei have ulterior motives that go beyond just “owning” her?

Story and art by Akira Hagio.

Release Date: December 15, 2015
Publisher: YEN PRESS


What series will you be picking up?


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  • Bloody+ Mary auto-downloaded on my Kindle app this morning. I had it preordered. I’m looking forward to reading it!

  • Hmmmm I’m not interested at all in bl or yuri so I won’t be getting that. Heard Demon From Afar is kind of disappointing from trusted friends. I want to continue Ancient Magus. I’m interested in LDK, Emma, Komomo, and The Secret Sakura Shares-which will be two in one.

    A little disappointed since I don’t like bl/yuri but at least there will be people who can enjoy these! 🙂 Have you read Luna? It seems interesting.

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