New on Shoujo Shelves – January 2016

Happy New Year! It’s that time again to welcome another year of new manga and new titles to the shelves. New this month is Honey So Sweet from Shojo Beat and Orange from Yen Press. Hurray! Let’s see what other shoujo and josei manga are coming out or continuing in the month of January:

Cover Publisher Title, Description and Release Date
AliceMurderland_cover3 yennpress_logo Alice in Murderland, vol. 3

The laboratory where corpses dance…

Stella remains locked in a life-or-death struggle with her brothers and sisters in order to keep her beloved brother Zeno alive. Dragged into a plot by fourth-eldest brother Mare, she now finds herself pitted against her second-eldest sister, Miser, who has awakened as the Queen of Corpses.

“Let’s take these children who drank my ‘blood’… and do a little experiment!” Confronted with the walking dead, manipulated through Miser’s blood, the irrepressible “Bloody Alice” makes her entrance and draws her gun-?! Welcome to the haunted party thrown by poor little Miser.

Story and art by Kaori Yuki.

Release Date: 1/26/16

DPMH_cover3 sb_logo The Demon Prince of Momochi House, vol. 3

Himari Momochi inherits Momochi House, an estate that exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms. Four friends come over to visit Himari, but Aoi can sense that one of them is no longer alive. This spirit is absorbing Momochi House’s power and is quickly transforming into a demon. Will Himari be able to stop its progression and save her friends?

Story and art by Aya Shouoto.

Release Date: 1/5/16

FLM_cover3 yennpress_logo First Love Monster, vol. 3

After fifth grader Kanade fails to Hula-Hoop two hundred times in a row, he suddenly declares that he wants to break up with Kaho! Though Kanade’s heartless behavior only rubs more salt in her wounded heart, it appears he is acting somewhat strangely…?! Is an impossible true love about to be born?! Don’t miss volume 3 of First Love Monster; the nonstop, high energy, heart-throbbing romantic comedy!

Story and art by Akira Hiyoshimaru.

Release Date: 1/19/16


sb_logo Honey So Sweet, vol. 1 **New Series**

Little did Nao Kogure realize back in middle school that when she left an umbrella and a box of bandages in the rain for injured delinquent Taiga Onise that she would meet him again in high school. Nao wants nothing to do with the gruff and frightening Taiga, but he suddenly presents her with a huge bouquet of flowers and asks her to date him—with marriage in mind! Is Taiga really so scary, or is he a sweetheart in disguise?

Story and art by Amu Meguro.

Release Date: 1/5/16

Horimiya_cover2 yennpress_logo Horimiya, vol. 2

Youth, ultra-lightly carbonated!! At first glance, the ultra-popular Hori-san seems like a flashy high school girl, but in reality, she’s plain, practical, and domestic. On the other hand, the bespectacled Miyamura-kun comes across as an average, gloomy fanboy, but he’s actually liberally pierced and tattooed and downright gorgeous. Now that Hori and Miyamura are keeping each other’s secrets after their little run-in outside of class, the distance between them is shrinking bit by bit…

Story by HERO and Art by Daisuke Hagiwara.

Release Date: 1/26/16

KNT_cover23 sb_logo Kimi ni Todoke, vol. 23

The future is on everyone’s minds, and Yano and Kento are feeling the anxiety of losing each other as they hit a crossroad in their relationship. Tensions rise as Yano seriously thinks about her own future for the first time. Will she take the easy route and stay with Kento, or will she follow her dreams and go to university in Tokyo without him?

Story and Art by Shiina Karuho.

Release Date: 1/5/16

KissRP_vol8 sb_logo Kiss of the Rose Princess, vol. 8

High school student Anise Yamamoto is the “Rose Princess” of four handsome Rose Knights. Anise and her knights are fighting to defeat the Fake Rose Knights, but Kaede is losing to Shiden, the powerful Purple Rose, and faces death. The time has come for Anise to awaken him with a kiss…

Story and Art by Aya Shouoto.

Release Date: 1/5/16

MLM_cover12 Kodansha_logo My Little Monster, vol. 12  **Last Volume**

After two long weeks of silence, Haru Yoshida finally makes his return. Shizuku Mizutani patches things up with him, and things seem to be going smoothly when one day Shizuku is confronted with Haru’s hard-hitting question: how do you really feel? Cornered and at a loss for words, Shizuku shouts out some terrible things in response. But Haru’s reaction to this is even more surprising than Shizuku could have imagined …

Story and Art by Robico.

Release Date: 1/12/16

*There’s a short story volume that follows, but not sure if it’s coming or not.

MyLoveStory_cover7 sb_logo My Love Story!!, vol. 7

Every year, Sunakawa receives chocolates from a mysterious “Yukika Amami.” When the mystery girl shows up in person, she tells Takeo how she has loved Sunakawa for over ten years, and Takeo decides to give her his support! With Takeo’s help, Yukika gathers the courage to talk to Sunakawa… But how will he respond to her feelings?!

Story by Kazune Kawahara and Art by Aruko.

Release Date: 1/5/16

NBOF_cover19 sb_logo Natsume’s Book of Friends, vol. 19

Natsume isn’t looking forward to meeting with one of his old classmates, even though his new friend Tanuma is coming along for moral support. But brash Shibata has more on his mind than just reminiscing—a house on his street is being haunted by evil dolls! Can Natsume help, or will his presence just make a scary situation even worse?

Story and art by Yuki Midorikawa.

Release Date: 1/5/16

Orange_cover1_sevenseas sevenseas_logo Orange: The Complete Collection, vol. 1 **New Series**

Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn’t take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter informs her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. What is Naho to make of the letter’s contents and its cryptic warning?

Story and Art by Ichigo Takano.

Release Date: 1/26/16

RRK_cover_vol3 VIZ_Media_logo Requiem of the Rose King, vol. 3

Richard and Henry grow closer—but Margaret Lancaster’s son, jealous of their burgeoning intimacy, plots against them. Meanwhile, news of King Edward’s secret marriage to the duplicitous Elizabeth sours relations between England and France. In the midst of the chaos, Richard receives a dangerous but intriguing proposition.

Story and Art by Aya Kanno.

Release Date: 1/12/16

Silent-Voice-cover-5 Kodansha_logo A Silent Voice, vol. 5

Despite their tense pasts, Shoya begins to embrace the friend group that used to terrorize Shoko because she couldn’t hear. Now that summer vacation is in full swing, the crew can work together to film Tomohiro’s eccentric movie. Each fun-filled day lazily passes by, but doubt tugs at Shoya’s heavy heart and he is desperate to cling on to meaningful moments before they are gone …

Story and Art by Yoshitoki Oima.

Release Date: 1/19/16

I am so excited we’re getting Orange and I’m looking forward to starting Honey So Sweet. More Natsume (finally!) and Kimi ni Todoke as well. My Little Monster is coming to a final conclusion this month, too.

What are you picking up this month?

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  • Omg! Sugar sugar rune! No wonder! I thought something was off. Hopefully 🙁 they don’t bail on us.
    Btw dose anyone know where to buy the the new release books? I one and only supplier is brand and noble.

    • My best supplier is an online retailer. I order most of my new releases from somewhere like or

  • So many good series this month!
    I’ve seen “My Little Monster” 13 listed on Amazon to be released Mar 22, 2016.

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