New on Shoujo Shelves – October 2015

Hells yeah! It’s the month I’ve been waiting for all year. My two most anticipated releases this year happen this month and I’m all revved up to tackle them. Those two being QQ Sweeper and LDK. In case your not as stoked about those as I am, here’s all the shoujo and josei manga being newly released for the month of October 2015.

Alice in Murderland 2

Alice in Murderland, vol. 2

To its heir, the illustrious Kuonji estate promises eternal life. The price the heir must pay for this sublime honor, however, is a pound of flesh – that of his or her brothers and sisters and extracted by his or her own hands…

The prospect of having to fight her beloved elder sister “Red Riding Hood” Claire to the death sends Stella into a dizzying spiral of despair. And then, out comes her other self, “Bloody Alice,” whispering in her ear: “This is our fate!” As the White Rabbit and Zeno, her first love, watch over the battle-worn Stella, what is it that creeps ever nearer to her and her destiny…?

Story and art by Kaori Yuki.

Release Date: October 27, 2015

Amazing Agent Luna 11

Amazing Agent Luna, vol. 11

Grown in a lab from the finest genetic material, fifteen-year-old Luna Collins has been trained all her life by a covert government agency as the ultimate espionage agent. But now, the Agency has created an even deadlier super-soldier whose mission is to eliminate Luna and replace her as its newest agent.

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

Release Date Moved From September: October 27, 2015

DPMH vol 2

The Demon Prince of Momochi House, vol. 2

Himari Momochi inherits Momochi House, an estate that exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms. Aoi is the human Omamori-sama, or guardian of the house, who can transform into a powerful spiritual being. But once Momochi House had chosen Aoi as its protector, all evidence of his existence in the human world was erased, and he has never been able to leave. Can Himari break Aoi free?

Story and Art by Aya Shouoto

Release Date: October 6, 2015

Fairy Girls 1

Fairy Girls, vol. 1 **New Series**

Erza, Lucy, Juvia, and Wendy stumble upon a group of four female ruffians trying to pass themselves off as genuine Fairy Tail wizards. As they untangle the impostors’ plot (with time for a few laughs along the way), the underworld of Fiore is going to learn who the real ruffians are!

Spin-off to Fairy Tail.

Story by Hiro Mashima and Art by BOKU.

Release Date: October 13, 2015


First Love Monster, vol. 2

“Kaho isn’t a thing. You can’t treat girls like objects.” Although high schooler Kaho and fifth grader Kanade have started dating, Kaho is constantly at the mercy of Kanade’s childish whims. And when a mysterious hottie with a Kansai accent – whom Kanade happens to call “Aniki” – arrives, will unimaginable trials await the couple’s blossoming love?!

Story and art by Akira Hiyoshimaru.

Release Date: October 27, 2015

Horimiya 1

Horimiya, vol. 1 **New Series**

At first glance, the ultra-popular Hori-san seems like a frivolous high school girl, but in reality, she’s plain, pragmatic, and family-oriented. On the other hand, the bespectacled Miyamura-kun comes across as an average, gloomy high school fanboy, but he’s actually an attractive young man who has a bad-boy streak and is covered in piercings and tattoos. When these two unexpectedly similar classmates have a random run-in outside of the classroom, a bubbly, sweet tale of school life begins!

Story by HERO and Art by Daisuke Hagiwara.

Release Date: October 27, 2015

Ito - Yon Mu

Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu

Master of Japanese horror manga Junji Ito presents a series of hiss-terical tales chronicling his real-life trials and tribulations of becoming a cat owner. Junji Ito, as J-kun, has recently built a new house and has invited his fiancee, A-ko, to live with him. Little did he know… his blushing bride-to-be has some unexpected company in tow – Yon, a ghastly-looking family cat, and Mu, an adorable Norwegian forest cat. Despite being a dog person, J-kun finds himself purr-suaded by their odd cuteness and thus begins his comedic struggle to gain the affection of his new feline friends.

Story and art by Junji Ito.

Release Date: October 27, 2015

Kamisama Kiss 19

Kamisama Kiss, vol. 19

The school trip to Okinawa is turning out to be the opposite of a good time for Nanami and her friends. A terrible storm has shut down the island, and it turns out the bad weather is being caused by an enraged mermaid who won’t rest until her stolen robe of feathers is returned. Nanami tries to get the robe back from Kirihito, who takes it to help him rescue his body from the Land of the Dead, but ends up drained of her vital energy! Can her shinshi Tomoe and Mizuki put aside their differences long enough to save their kamisama, or is Okinawa doomed?!

Story and art by Julietta Suzuki.

Release Date: October 6, 2015


Kiss Him, Not Me!, vol. 1 **New Series**

Hi there! My name is Serinuma Kae. I’m the kind of girl who loves checking out boys and fantasizing about them getting friendly (and more) with each other – I’m what you might call a fujoshi. One day, my beloved (yes, he’s an anime character) died, and the shock of it all was more than I could have ever prepared for! My grief over his passing resulted in some ridiculous weight-loss!

And you won’t believe what happened next! Soon after my change, the four most divinely gorgeous boys in my school asked me out on dates! I accepted them all, and you’d think I’d be happy with my sudden popularity, but the truth is, my heart only yearns for a prince to be next to his prince. Ahh, yes, boys, I’d much prefer that you turn your affections elsewhere and kiss him, not me!

Story and art by JUNKO.

Release Date: October 13, 2015


LDK, vol. 1 **New Series**

Aoi Nishimori is a high school girl who lives alone in her own apartment, but to her surprise, she discovers that the prince of her school, Shusei Kugayama, has moved in next door! To add to this, a series of crazy happenings result in the two living together under a single roof! Shusei is known to be a heartless guy and Aoi particularly hates him after he coldly rejected her best friend, so a life of cohabitation seems like a recipe for disaster. And yet, Aoi somehow can’t stop her heart from pounding when she’s with Shusei…

Story and art by Ayu Watanabe.

Release Date: October 20, 2015

Library Wars 14

Library Wars: Love & War, vol. 14

The Library Forces have decided that a censored author, Toma, must defect. But as he and the LF attempt to leave the courthouse, the roads are blocked by Media Betterment Committee troops! Library Forces member Iku Kasahara and her sergeant (and secret crush) Dojo make off in another direction with Toma. But when Dojo is injured in the escape attempt, Iku is charged with protecting both the endangered author and the man she loves!

Story by Hiro Arikawa and Art by Kiiro Yumi.

Release Date: October 6, 2015

My Love Story 6

My Love Story!!, vol. 6

Now that they’ve been dating for just over six months, Takeo and Yamato finally have their first kiss! Meanwhile, Takeo’s mom goes into labor, and something happens that makes her realize how much Takeo’s grown… There’s also a hint that love might be in Sunakawa’s future…!

Story by Kazune Kawahara and Art by Aruko.

Release Date: October 6, 2015

QQ Sweeper 1

QQ Sweeper, vol. 1 **New Series**

Kyutaro Horikita, the tall, dark, and handsome cleaning expert of Kurokado High, is about to meet a sleeping maiden at the school: transfer student Fumi Nishioka! Fumi’s going to learn how to rid the school of nasty spirits with Kyutaro’s help, and her heart will surprisingly be “cleansed” too!

In the old campus of their school, a mysterious room has a door that beckons Fumi, even though she shouldn’t even be able to see it! Kyutaro goes in after her, but will he be able to save her before she gets devoured by otherworldly creatures?

Story and art by Kyousuke Motomi.

Release Date: October 6, 2015


Say I Love You, vol. 10

Mei and Yamato prepare for their second Christmas as a couple. The year before, a cold had got Mei down, but this year she’s determined to go all out, and the two plan a party at Yamato’s for all their friends. A gathering this size would’ve been unimaginable to Mei just a few years before! When the day finally arrives, she begins to worry… has Mei bitten off more Christmas cake than she can chew?

Story and art by Kanae Hazuki.

Release Date: October 13, 2015

So Cute 3

So Cute It Hurts, vol. 3

Megumu is almost done taking Mitsuru’s make-up classes for him, and it’s nearly time for the twins to go back to their own lives. But then catastrophe hits! Megumu’s true love, Aoi, discovers she’s really a girl and goes into an allergic fit. How will she ever face him again? And even worse, Mitsuru’s sworn enemy, Azusa, finds out he’s really a dude. What will happen when she spills the secret to his sweetheart, Shino?!

Story and art by Go Ikeyamada.

Release Date: October 6, 2015

What series will you be picking up?


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  • Oooh I’ve read some of Horimiya and liked it! It does feel like “will go on forever because of the simple premise” but the chapters I read were fun!

  • Wow, this month is great! Kamisama, LDK, QQ Sweeper, Horimiya and Library wars!! Going to have to save up ahaha. I’m curious about Alie in Murderland. Have you read it?

    • No, I haven’t. Not going near anything Alice in Wonderland themed. But I have a friend who swears by anything Yuki Kaoru – so it might be worth a shot.

      • Lol what about Pandora Hearts? The theme is only present once and the rest is about the budding relationship and tragedy between the characters. I usually dislike Alice themed stuff too but I’m more open to it since I love Pandora Hearts so much:)

        • I bought the first volume of Pandora Hearts and never read it. :/

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