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New on Shoujo Shelves – June 2012

Ah…wonderful June! It’s right in the middle of the year and we have a slew of shoujo titles to choose from this month. If you’re looking for the most recent releases of shoujo volumes I’ve got them! Here’s what’s coming out this month for all you shoujo lovers out there.




This month it’s raining Alice in the Country of Hearts! Yen Press was able to acquire the license for Quinn Roses’s series and is releasing all six volumes in three omnibuses. Then Seven Seas follows up with the next set of novels about Alice’s further adventures with Alice in the Country of Clover: Bloody Twins. Finally, Viz storms us with eight new shoujo volumes to devour this month, including the final volume of Ouran High School Host Club.

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A Devil and Her Love Song, Vol. 3

Hana Ibuki, a cheerful soul, waltzes into Maria’s life and befriends her right away. She even convinces wary classmates to join Maria’s choral group. There’s something suspicious about Hana’s help, however, especially since misconceptions about Maria occur every time Hana is involved. Is Hana really a friend or actually a foe?

 

Alice in the Country of Clover: Bloody Twins

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are the “Bloody Twins”, amorous and affable killers who are able to transform themselves into adorable children or suavely handsome adults. As the gatekeepers to the Hatter Mansion, they tried to kill Alice once. Now they are hopelessly in love with her. Will either Dee or Dum win Alice’s affections, and more importantly…will she survive their screwball courtship?

 

Alice in the Country of Hearts, Vol. 1 Omnibus

Alice is having a nap in her garden when suddenly before her there appears a young man with rabbit ears! He whisks her away to a fantastic (but dangerous) world that seems straight out of a fairy tale, but one where every resident brandishes a weapon…Will Alice ever find her way back home?

   

Alice in the Country of Hearts, Vol. 2 Omnibus

After being swept off to a fantastic realm by Peter, a young man with rabbit ears, Alice finds a home away from home with Julius, the master of the Clock Tower. As Alice becomes acquainted with the curious denizens of this strange world, she learns that they all have their surprising eccentricities — including Julius’s good friend, Ace, the Knight of Hearts, who appears to be a little unstable of late…

 

Alice in the Country of Hearts, Vol. 3 Ominbus

Alice may have found friends in Wonderland, but there are some people she just cannot bring herself to like, first among them being Blood the Hatter. But when Alice is invited to the Queen of Heart’s ball, where friends and foes gather, there is no way she can refuse—for everyone knows what happens to those who say no to the queen. Will Alice manage to navigate the dangerous party in one piece, much less have any hope of returning to her own world?

 Black Bird, Vol. 14

There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. But she is the bride of demon prophecy, and her blood grants incredible powers, her flesh immortality. Now the demon realm is fighting over the right to her hand…or her life!

Dawn of the Arcana, Vol. 4

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. But just as feelings start growing between them, Nakaba’s power, the Arcana of Time, shows her a vision of a young woman’s murder. Has the time come for Nakaba to harness her power to change fate?

 

The Earl and the Fairy, Vol. 2

Edgar and his small band must travel to the Isle of Manan, once home to the Blue Knight Earl. But the island is surrounded by merfolk, whose tragic songs cause rough seas and shipwrecks. And even if Edgar and his companions reach the island, they face death if it turns out he isn’t a true heir to the Earl…

 

Kamisama Kiss, Vol. 9

Nanami may have been (begrudgingly) accepted by the other kami at Izumo, but that doesn’t make her any less human or help her deal with her growing feelings for Tomoe. Should she be true to her heart or cut Tomoe loose for his own good? Either way, getting dragged into a group date isn’t going to help matters at all!

   

Kimi ni Todoke, Vol. 14

A school trip to tropical Okinawa heats up the student body, and with Ayane distracted by a new boyfriend and Chizu suddenly jealous of Ryu, Sawako and Kazehaya find themselves alone. Can they handle taking their relationship to the next level with a kiss?

 

Kitchen Princess, Omnibus 1

Najika is a great cook and likes to make meals for the people she loves. But something is missing from her life. When she was a child, she met a boy who touched her heart–and now Najika is determined to find him. The only clue she has is a silver spoon that leads her to the prestigious Seika Academy. At Seika she meets two brothers Daichi and Sora, could one of them be the boy from her childhood?

 

Kobato, Vol. 6

Kobato has finally awakened to the feelings she possesses for Fujimoto. Now she’s more determined than ever to go to any lengths to heal his heart, even if it means breaking her own. But inside of Kobato, yet another self (read: Ioryogi’s angel) has opened her eyes as well. As the worlds of these two selves collide and the deadline for Kobato’s wish comes due, will she actually be able to get what she longs for without the magic bottle? And where will that wish ultimately leave her friends from both the human world and the other world?
Find out in the conclusion to this charming series from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling manga team CLAMP!

 

Olympos, Vol. 1  *New Josei Series

From on high, the gods make sport of the mortals who toil below them. None know the cruelty of these beings better than Ganymede, a beautiful prince who was torn away from his family by the gods’ divine hands. Granted immortality, Ganymede now whiles away his days in an inescapable miniature garden for the amusement of the gods, particularly Apollo. But the gods themselves are no strangers to the boredom of eternal life, and as Ganymede quickly discovers, they will do anything to keep themselves entertained, both at his expense and at one another’s…

   

Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 18   *Final Volume!

In this screwball romantic comedy, Haruhi, a poor girl at a rich kids’ school, is forced to repay an $80,000 debt by working for the school’s swankiest, all-male club—as a boy! There, she discovers just how wealthy the six members are and how different the rich are from everybody else…


Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura , Vol. 8

Enju and the followers of the moon are nowhere to be found after the destruction of the hidden palace. Sakura has returned with Aoba, but the lovers may soon be parted again. The emperor has asked Aoba to take another bride…

 

Shugo Chara-Chan, Vol. 4

A 4-koma gag manga based on Peach-Pit’s Shugo Chara! manga.




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