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New on Shoujo Shelves – March 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 coming out this month for all you shoujo/manhwa lovers out there.


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13th Boy, Vol. 11

With Won-Jun out of the picture, Hee-So finds herself paying more and more attention to Whie-Young…his dark hair and eyes, his slender frame, the kind heart he tries to conceal…Finally, she confronts him and asks how he feels about her! Hee-So’s getting pulled into Whie-Young’s orbit, but maybe she should keep an eye on her beloved Beatrice! Having learned the truth about Whie-Young’s supernatural powers, Beatrice makes a drastic decision, and—?!

   

Amazing Agent Luna, Omnibus 3

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.  Luna struggles to protect the scientist’s daughter who holds the secret to cold fusion, while torn between Jonah, her ex-boyfriend-turned-leader-of-a-rogue-nation, and an unknown agent dressed as a knight in shining armor. The identity of the knight agent will shock Luna to the core, and may lead her down a dark path from which she can never return.

Black Bird, Vol. 13

Sho’s plans to plunge the world into chaos continue as he targets the Eight Daitengu, hoping to strip his brother Kyo of all his protectors. And now Sho has Hoki, whose secret past makes him easy prey.

Can Hoki stand up to Sho, or will his efforts to aid Kyo backfire?

A Bride’s Story, Vol. 3

Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori’s tale of life on the nineteenth-century Silk Road continues, this time introducing a new would-be bride — Talas. A young widow, Talas opens her home to the researcher Mr. Smith, who has ventured to her town to continue his studies. However, when Talas’s uncle begins to see Smith as an impediment to his plans to wed his son to Talas, the old man’s schemes land the Englishman in prison! Far from friends and even farther from home, Smith’s outlook seems grim…

Bunny Drop, Vol. 5

Ten years have flown by since that fateful day when Daikichi first met Rin at his grandfather’s funeral. While Daikichi may be still much the same—though perhaps a bit balder and a few pounds heavier—the wise-beyond-her-years Rin has blossomed into a smart, capable, and well-adjusted teenager. But as the trials and tribulations of high school and adolescence descend in full force upon the pair’s cozy household, confusion plagues Rin as her relationship with her childhood friend Kouki begins to change into something different. Will Daikichi, who put his own love life on hold to take care of Rin, actually be able to provide her with the guidance she needs?!

Dengeki Daisy, Vol. 9

As Teru comes to terms with Kurosaki’s past wrongdoings, Kurosaki searches for the culprit who is trying to resurrect the “Jack Frost” virus he created. But when he learns that Teru might be in danger, will he keep his promise to leave her alone, or will the two be reunited?

The Earl and The Fairy, Vol. 1

Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor,one of the few people with the ability to see the magical creatures who share our world. During one of her rare trips to London to visit her father, Lydia’s quiet life is suddenly transformed when she is rescued from kidnappers by a mysterious young man!

Edgar Ashenbert claims to be descended from the human ruler of the fairy kingdom, and he urgently needs Lydia’s help to find and claim his birthright, the legendary sword of the Blue Knight Earl. Things will never be the same for Lydia as she is pulled into a dangerous quest against dark forces!

Hana-Kimi Omnibus 1, Vol. 1-3

Mizuki Ashiya has such a crush on a track star named Izumi Sano that she moves from the U.S. to Japan to enroll in the all-male high school he goes to! Pretending to be a boy, Mizuki becomes Sano’s roommate…but how can she keep such a big secret when she’s so close to the guy she wants?

Mizuki Ashiya is no slouch when it comes to a challenge. She’s a star of track and field at her high school, after all. So when she falls for fellow athlete Izumi Sano, she figures out an ingenious plan to get close to him. Now she’s moved to Japan, enrolled in the all-male high school Sano goes to, and become his roommate! How? She’s disguised herself as a boy! Whatever happens next, things are about to get seriously complicated!

   

Itazura na Kiss, Vol. 8

It’s summer vacation again and the couple are headed for off to visit Naoki’s grandfather and cousins. Ever eager to make a good impression, Kotoko manages to yet again embroil herself into a situation. just what will Naoki’s relatives make of her, and what will Naoki have to say about her latest misadventure? it’s a laugh aminute with hapless heroine Kotoko and her true love, Naoki, in the sensational hit romantic comedy by Kaoru tada.

 

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 13

Kazehaya invites Sawako to his house to meet his family. Now Sawako really has a boyfriend, but what about her friends Chizu and Ayane? Will things change for them as well?

   

La Corda d’Oro, Vol. 15

As Len prepares to leave Japan to study abroad, Kahoko struggles with the changes in her own life. Can she find a way to say farewell to Len before it’s too late? Can she ace the upcoming music contest without Len’s tutoring—or the help of her magic violin? And what will she do when more than one guy decides it’s time to make a move?

 

Moon & Blood, Vol. 3

It’s decision time for Kai. Stay or go. He was just getting comfortable being a houseguest at Sayaka’s house, his nemesis keeps coming back – and this time, they weren’t going to go away without a fight. They now have a new school teacher Ms. Karino – she seems awfully friendly with Kai. Do they know each other? And what is she doing here? Will Sayaka finally admit her feeling towards Kai?

Oresama Teacher, Vol. 7

Mafuyu finally discovers the truth behind Takaomi’s bizarre bet with the principal of Midorigaoka Academy! The twisted tale elicits her sympathy, and she decides to put her all into helping him out. But her all may be less than she hopes as she faces down the looming threat of…finals!

 

Sailor Moon, vol.4

A new group calling themselves Black Moon is after Usagi and the rest of the Sailor Guardians, wielding a new power known only as the Malefic Black Crystal. Chibi-Usa may be the key to it all, but to find the answers and rescue her kidnapped friends, Usagi will have to journey through time to the 30th century and discover what fate has in store.

   

Shugo Chara-Chan, Vol. 3

Amu’s pretty and cheerful guardians have many adorable experiences in this brand new volume of Shugo Chara Chan! Stories of singing ,fun, and adventure are all presented in this vertical 4-koma (4-panel) style. This “can’t miss” volume also features bonus Shugo Chara stories drawn by some of your favorite manga artists!

Includes special extras after the story!

Skip Beat Omnibus 1, Vol. 1-3

Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he’s casting her out now that he’s famous enough! Kyoko won’t suffer in silence—she’s going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz!

Kyoko’s broken heart and creepy rage keeps her from getting into her talent agency of choice. The eccentric president of the agency decides to give her a second chance, but it requires her to wear a bright pink uniform, put up with spoiled stars, and try to live up to the name of her new position—The Love Me Section! Can Kyoko stand the indignity long enough to find her vengeance?

 

Soulless, Vol. 1

The life of a spinster in Victorian London isn’t an easy one on the best of days, but such a life becomes infinitely more complicated when said spinster is “soulless” — a preternatural bridging the gap between the natural and supernatural worlds. Miss Alexia Tarabotti has this unique distinction, and when she is assailed at a formal gathering by a rove vampire, an encounter that results in the death of the half-starved creature, her circumstances become exponentially more complicated indeed! Now caught up in an intrigue with life or death stakes, Alexia must rely on all her talents to outmatch the forces conspiring against her, but it may be the man who has caught her eye — Lord Conall Maccon — and their budding flirtation that truly drives her to her wit’s end!




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