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August 2016 Manga Releases

Spend your final month of summer freedom with your favorite series or one of this month's debuts!


August is here, and the United States is being plagued with back-to-school sales. While you’re out buying things for school (or just banking on the deals meant for students), why not pick up a few volumes of some manga? There’s nothing like that new book smell, and if the end of summer has you feeling down, a new volume from your favorite manga (or even a totally new story) will lift your spirit right back up. So, before you put a piece of toast in your mouth and start running because you’re late, check out our list of August 2016 manga releases (plus light novels and a couple of books)! This month’s release dates are the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th of August. You can either click on one of the dates to be taken to that section, do a page search by publisher, or scroll ’til your heart’s content!

August 2nd

Viz Media

August 2016 Manga Releases The covers for Assassination Classroom, Black Clover, and Bleach.

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Kodansha

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Seven Seas Entertainment

August 2016 Manga Releases

D-Frag! Vol. 9 by Tomoya Haruno

I remember my interest in D-Frag! was piqued because of the name. “What does the frag mean?” (Turns out it’s “fragments,” though I’m still not sure what the “D” is…) What I found was a very excellent portrayal of the classic “straight man” routine. A young man gets caught up in the crazy antics of the members of the “Game Creation Club,” leading to some great comedic moments. If you are in the mood for some pure comedy (and a lot of laughs), grab a volume of this and let the good times roll! ~ Zeke


Dark Horse

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  • Oreimo: Kuroneko Vol. 6 by Tsukasa Fushimi (original story), Sakura Ikeda (art), and Hiro Kanzaki (character designs)

August 9th

Viz Media

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Books

Yoshitaka Amano: Illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano

I know about Yoshitaka Amano thanks to his otherworldly illustrations for many of the Final Fantasy games. The book’s overview is simply mouthwatering for an artbook collector like me. (I own the excellent Amano: The Complete Prints of Yoshitaka Amano.) It promises many pages of his works from different franchises. I’m especially interested in the sketches and comments from Amano. I hope the book can introduce and get people curious about one of my favorite illustrators. ~ detrop


Kodansha

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Seven Seas Entertainment

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Dark Horse

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August 16th

Viz Media

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Novels

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Kodansha

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Vertical

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August 23rd

Kodansha

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Seven Seas Entertainment

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Vertical

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Yen Press

Light Novels

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Dark Horse

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August 30th

Kodansha

August 2016 Manga Releases

Your Lie in April Vol. 9 by Naoshi Arakawa

Back when the site had just launched, I wrote a review for the anime adaptation of Your Lie in April. It was the first time I ever wrote one, so this series has a special place in my heart. (It also helped that I enjoyed watching it.) This volume covers episodes 17 and 18 of the show. If you’re interested in a story that tackles some heavy stuff (yet manages to throw in some comedy), the series is worth checking out. To set the mood, maybe listen to the show’s soundtrack as you read. ^_^ ~ Cindy


Seven Seas Entertainment

August 2016 Manga Releases (Monster Musume and Shomin Sample)

Yen Press

Light Novels

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Manga

Fruits Basket Collector's Edition Vol. 4 by Natsuki Takaya

The fourth installment of the Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition series features a redesign of the cover along with complete re-translation of the manga. As a fan of both the manga and anime adaptation, I am looking forward to getting my hands on this collection! Any fans of either should definitely consider purchasing a copy! ~ Katy


August 2016 Manga Releases

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Vol. 4 by Izumi Tsubaki

Having watched the anime based on this manga, I can’t not suggest this title. It also helps that this volume covers Nozaki’s “dramatic” antics and the dating simulation game! If you haven’t already, definitely consider giving this series a read! ~ Chris


August 2016 Manga Releases

School-Live! Vol. 4 by Sadoru Chiba (art) and Norimitsu Kaihou (Nitroplus) (story)

If you watched the anime adaptation, this volume of School-Live! is based around the second to last episode of the series. If you have a love of slice of life and/or horror, why not give this series a shot? ~ Katy


Vertical

Witchcraft Works Vol. 9 by Ryu Mizunagi

After a several year hiatus, while attending college, Witchcraft Works is the series that got me back into anime. I loved all the magic, and the fact that a woman was saving a man in this series felt fresh. When the series ended, I knew I wanted more, so I turned to the manga. The anime is a very faithful adaptation, so if you are like me and want to see the storyline continue, I highly recommend you pick this up! ~ Zeke


Dark Horse

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Omnibus Vol. 1 by Osamu Takahashi (manga) and khara (original concept)

If you ever thought to yourself “what would the cast of Neon Genesis Evangelion be like if they were just normal high school kids and Shinji was a hapless protagonist in a harem?” then this may be the series for you. Originally released as single volumes, the omnibus edition lets you save a bit of money (and shelf space). The manga is actually based on a video game of the same name. The game plays kind of like the Persona series, with Shinji going to school, talking to acquaintances, and engaging in battle. If the concept has you curious, pick up the first volume and see if it’s for you. ~ Cindy


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