Wed, Jan. 9th, 2008, 04:25 pm || 2007 manga write up

add to memories

This is why I don't make New Year's Resolutions to read less manga: the statistics would come out the next year, and I would laugh in my own face. The scary thing is this list doesn't include random scanlations or recent chapters of series I follow, and it's still at 275 volumes!

As usual, these are my favorite things read this year, not published this year. I'm also keeping manga separate from comics; this is an entirely arbitrary distinction and depends not only on the paper size of the book, but also whether or not I feel it's going for the manga feel or not. For 2008, I'm going to stick everything together as "sequential art," but since my spreadsheet from last year was set up to separate manga from everything else, no such luck for now.

Sadly, I have skimpy numbers for manhwa, which I am going to try to remedy this year. I was surprised to see I only have two repeats from last year (Emma and Cain Saga/Godchild), though I have four author repeats (Mori Kaoru, Minekura Kazuya, Mizushiro Setona and Yuki Kaori). I liked my runner ups much more than I liked my runner ups from last year, though that's mainly because I've been reading more manga. I know, what a shocker.

Continuing series Naruto, Fruits Basket and Saiyuki (including Reload and Gaiden) fell off my list this year. I don't even have Naruto on my list of manga read, but that's largely because I read chapters as they came out. Possibly reading individual chapters instead of volumes of manga dampened my enthusiasm, although I think a larger part of it is because we're stuck in another long fighting arc I don't care much about. I'm still waiting for my favorite characters to get back into action and very sick of Sasuke's angst about twenty volumes ago, thankyouverymuch. I just haven't read any Fruits Basket this year, aside from rereads, and while new volumes of Saiyuki Reload came out this year (most notably the exciting volume 7), they're all volumes I read last year in Japanese.

The only reason Honey and Clover isn't on here is because the first three volumes a) aren't out in the US and b) follow the anime so closely that I can't quite figure out what to say.

I have individual volume write ups linked via tags for the top ten and runners up, but I'm too lazy to link the entire list of stuff I read. Anything without an asterisk has been written up before; check my tags or memories. If you're curious about something I haven't written up, feel free to ask!

Series alphabetized by author.

  1. CLAMP, xxxHolic and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle: Though I binged on Tsubasa in Feburary, the series didn't impress me much until rilina got everyone to start reading again. Though the good parts take time to get to, boy are they worth it! CLAMP begins to actually use the alternate worlds that they were previously exploiting for fan service, and better yet, the characters were getting more complicated and more interesting. xxxHolic had goten better last year, but this year it went from touching and beautiful to "yank my heart out," all while keeping the same gorgeous art and focus on retold Japanese folklore that I loved from the start. I love both these series, and they're most effective when read together. Tsubasa's action and melodrama never obscures the delicate relationship between Syaoran and Sakura, and xxxHolic is mysterious, strange, wonderful, and bittersweet. Both series are licensed by Del Rey.


  2. Higuri You, Cantarella: This was another series I had problems getting into, but once Cesare grew from angsty child to devious teen and once the crack started going, I was hooked. coffeeandink says the historical details are very accurate, but I love it because it contains poisonous blood, canonical incest, many-times displaced desires, moth men, literally selling someone's soul to the devil, evil hands, and crystal wings of EVIL. On a less cracktastic note, I am especially glad that Higuri doesn't shove Lucrezia to the side to make more room for Chiaro and Cesare; I like the focus on how women in this era were manipulated and used as political pieces, along with the focus on Lucrezia's angsty, incestuous love for Cesare. Licensed by GoComi.


  3. Minekura Kazuya, Wild Adapter: I couldn't keep Minekura off the list entirely, even though there's a sad lack of new content, due to her illness. While I don't love Wild Adapter quite as much as Saiyuki yet, the art is better, and the story is more controlled. Minekura is great at writing about anti-social, nearly psychotic killers and their ties to life; Kubota is no exception. His relationship with Tokito makes the series, not because it's larger than life, but precisely because it isn't. My favorite moments are the two of them making stupid jokes, ordering takeout or playing video games. Though the world of the series is bizarre and not quite ours, the character interactions are spot on. Bonus points for women with active roles, and I'm hoping some get added to the cast. Licensed by TokyoPop.


  4. Mizushiro Setona, After School Nightmare: I began my write up of the series with "This is possibly the oddest thing I've read all year," and now I can take the "possibly" out of that sentence. Mizushiro explores the twists and turns of gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender roles, in this series, all framed in a dreamy, nightmarish, odd story and setting. The art is stunning and contributes to the slightly off feeling of the manga, from the mysteriously empty desks and lockers at school to the grasping, disembodied hand-and-arm from the dream world. I have no idea how she'll end this, or if I'll be happy with the ending, but right now, I could care less. Licensed by GoComi.


  5. Mori Kaoru, Emma: I put this on my best of list last year having only read two volumes, and reading vols. 3-5 this year only confirms its placement. Though some soapier elements do come into play in the later volumes, the series still focuses most on small character moments. I particularly love the wordless panels in which Emma takes down her hair, or Emma and William avoid each other's eyes; the attention to detail grounds this series. As a bonus, Mori Kaoru's author notes are hilarious. Licensed by CMX.


  6. Soryo Fuyumi, Eternal Sabbath: Soryo finally finds a great subject for her blend of psychological horror and character moments; the two elements work much better in this seinen series about telepathic, amoral people than they did in her shoujo romance Mars. ES is effective precisely because it contrasts the horror with ordinary moments; while some of her characters are monsters, Soryo is more interested in examining the differences and similarities between monsters and "normal" people. I particularly love the odd, antisocial Mine, who so far never gets prettified. Licensed by Del Rey.


  7. Urasawa Naoki, Monster and 20th Century Boys: Much like ES, Monster is about what makes people into monsters and what prevents others from becoming monsters. I love the saintly Dr. Tenma, who is interestingly and believably good, with all the difficult decisions that involves, and I especially love how the story includes personal history, political history, and childhood story books. Licensed by Viz.

    But much as I love Monster, 20th Century Boys is the Urasawa series of my heart. It's like Yuki Kaori for shounen, complete with everything Urasawa clearly loves: rock and roll, giant robots, manga, endless summer days, post-apocalyptic settings, cults, and childhood games, and like Yuki, Urasawa is awesomely cracktastic. I'm still amazed by how well he handles his sprawling cast and no less than four separate timelines -- he never loses my interest, and he is remarkably good at making me care for all the characters in all the timelines, even one-offs. This is a great, plotty, epic series that never loses sight of its people, and I want to shove it into the hands of everyone and anyone who reads SF. Licensed by Viz, but unfortunately, it won't be released until Monster is done.


  8. Urushibara Yuki, Mushishi: There's something about the manga format that keeps me engaged in a way the anime doesn't. Each chapter is an individual case study on the mushi of the week; while I feel this should get old, I never lose interest because the world is so fascinating. I particularly like how the series can go from strange and fantastic to creepy to hauntingly beautiful in the same volume. Licensed by Del Rey, who is evilly only releasing two volumes a year.


  9. Yazawa Ai, Nana and Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai: This was the year I finally reread and started to catch up on Nana, along with the year I reread TenNai for the first time in forever. I love both these series and the mangaka so much! Though romances take up a large chunk of both series' plots, Yazawa reliably focuses on the heroines and always has multiple female characters with interconnecting friendships, rivalries, or both, though usually the friendships take precedence. TenNai is a very early work, so the art is pretty horrible in the beginning, and the storytelling is more uneven. The latter is most obvious in how the hero's angst overtakes most of the middle of the series, but the series has a huge place in my heart because of the final volumes, which focus not on the romances, but on life decisions, on graduation and college, and on the hateful question of "What should I do with my life?"

    Nana doesn't cheer me up as much as TenNai, but that's more because the characters go through such difficult times. I love the tangle of relationships in Nana, both romantic and not; I love how fallible everyone is; I love the way I understand why people are making bad decisions even as I want them not to. Most of all, I love the friendship between the two Nanas, which is always privileged, no matter what they go through romantically. This is one of the only series I've read that is about a female friendship first and foremost, and Yazawa does it with great characters, gorgeous art, and real emotional stakes. Licensed by Viz.


  10. Yuki Kaori, Cain Saga/Godchild: I am going to miss this series so much when it wraps up! This was in last year's list as well, and I still love the same things about it. But better yet, this year brought even more crack and insane plot twists! Although Yuki still fails at making me sympathize with the crazy and sick Jezebel Disraeli, her efforts to do so will never cease to amuse me. And I am impressed by how she foreshadows the most cracktastic plot twists, multiple volumes ahead of time. I'm not sure what else I can say, except this is my drug of choice, and reading it sends me into fits of glee and hysterical laughter and genuine worry over the characters, and I cannot discuss it without squealing and flailing. Licensed by Viz.


  11. Yumeka Sumomo, The Day I Became a Butterfly: It's particularly hard to pinpoint what I like so much about this short story collection. I love the sketchy, understated art and the spare panel layouts, along with the focus on alienation and connection. Even though some of the stories are love stories, the romances work because they're about lonely people finding each other and gradually opening up. I like her Same Cell Organism a lot as well, though I chose this collection because I particularly like the story about a girl having an affair with a married man and the story about her friend, who is afraid of emotional connection. Licensed by DMP.


Also recommended: Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist; Svetlana Chmakova, Dramacon; Hayakawa Tomoko, The Wallflower; Ogawa Yayoi, Tramps Like Us; Takeuchi Mick, Her Majesty's Dog; Yoshinaga Fumi, Antique Bakery; Yun Mi-Kyung, Bride of the Water God

I liked all of these and would rec them, possibly with caveats though. FMA started out boring and is becoming a fascinating alternate to the anime, but it hasn't hit the same HSQ the anime has. I love the heroine of Her Majesty's Dog and it's a great, understated high-school supernatural shoujo series, but it never makes my best of list because after great Hyoue-Amane storylines, the mangaka throws in characters I don't care about, or has Hyoue go off into romantic hijinks that feel a bit cheap. I suspect Wallflower will make it to the best of next year, if it keeps up, but I'm still waiting to read more to know. I'm hoping Bride of the Water God will as well. I keep wanting Tramps Like Us to be deeper and more feminist than it is, which is a continual frustration, and it looks like the wrap up of the storyline does not match what I wanted. I loved loved loved the beginnings of both Dramacon and Antique Bakery; unfortunately, Dramacon ends much weaker than it began, as does Antique Bakery.

Total read: 275 (40 rereads)

Complete list of manga read in 2007
1. Park So-Hee, Goong vol. 1, Jan 4
2. Takeuchi Mick, Her Majesty's Dog vol. 5, Jan 4
3. Hino Matsuri, Vampire Knight vol. 1, Jan 14
4. Hino Matsuri, Vampire Knight vol. 2, Jan 15
5. Hino Matsuri, Vampire Knight vol. 3, Jan 21 *
6. Yuki Kaori, Godchild vol. 4, Feb 1
7. Yuki Kaori, The Cain Saga vol. 3, Feb 1
8. Minekura Kazuya, Wild Adapter vol. 1, Feb 4
9. Urushibara Yuki, Mushishi vol. 1, Feb 7
10. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 5, Feb 10 (reread)
11. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 6, Feb 11
12. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 7, Feb 11
13. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 8, Feb 11
14. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 9, Feb 11
15. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 10, Feb 12
16. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 11, Feb 12
17. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 12, Feb 12
18. Tsuda Masami, Kare Kano vol. 19, Feb 14
19. Tsuda Masami, Kare Kano vol. 20, Feb 14
20. Takeuchi Mick, Her Majesty's Dog vol. 6, Feb 16
21. Soryo Fuyumi, Eternal Sabbath vol. 3, Feb 18
22. Mori Kaoru, Shirley , Mar 1
23. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 1, Mar 2 (reread)
24. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 2, Mar 2 (reread)
25. Sasaki Teiko and Takaku Shoko, Kissing , Mar 4
26. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 3, Mar 5
27. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 4, Mar 5
28. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 5, Mar 5
29. Watanabe Takeo, Kaze Hikaru vol. 1, Mar 7
30. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 6, Mar 9
31. Umino Chika, Honey and Clover vol. 1, Mar 10
32. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 7, Mar 11
33. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 8, Mar 11
34. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 9, Mar 12
35. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 10, Mar 12
36. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 11, Mar 12
37. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 12, Mar 13
38. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 13, Mar 14
39. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 14, Mar 14
40. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 15, Mar 15
41. Arakawa Hiromu, Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 16, Mar 16
42. Umino Chika, Honey and Clover vol. 2, Mar 24
43. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 1, Mar 26
44. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 2, Mar 26
45. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 3, Mar 26
46. Umino Chika, Honey and Clover vol. 3, Mar 26
47. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 4, Mar 27
48. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 5, Mar 27
49. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 6, Mar 27
50. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 7, Mar 27
51. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 8, Mar 27
52. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 9, Mar 28
53. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 10, Mar 28
54. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 11, Mar 28
55. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 12, Mar 29
56. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 13, Mar 29
57. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 14, Mar 29
58. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 15, Mar 29
59. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 16, Mar 29
60. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 17, Mar 30
61. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 18, Mar 30
62. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 19, Mar 30
63. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 20, Apr 2
64. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 21, Apr 3
65. Urasawa Naoki, 20th Century Boys vol. 22, Apr 3
66. Soryo Fuyumi, Eternal Sabbath vol. 4, Apr 5
67. Takaya Natsuki, Fruits Basket vol. 1, Apr 13 (reread)
68. Takaya Natsuki, Fruits Basket vol. 2, Apr 16 (reread)
69. Ozaki Kaori, Immortal Rain vol. 1, Apr 17
70. Ozaki Kaori, Immortal Rain vol. 2, Apr 21
71. Ozaki Kaori, Immortal Rain vol. 3, Apr 21
72. Ozaki Kaori, Immortal Rain vol. 4, Apr 21
73. Ozaki Kaori, Immortal Rain vol. 5, Apr 22
74. Ozaki Kaori, Immortal Rain vol. 6, Apr 23
75. CLAMP, xxxHolic vol. 9, Apr 26
76. Tsuda Masami, Kare Kano vol. 21, Apr 28
77. Yuki Kaori, The Cain Saga vol. 4, Apr 29
78. CLAMP, xxxHolic vol. 10, Apr 29
79. CLAMP, xxxHolic vol. 11, Apr 29
80. Yuki Kaori, Godchild vol. 5, May 1
81. Takaya Natsuki, Fruits Basket vol. 3, May 3 (reread)
82. Minekura Kazuya, Saiyuki Reload vol. 6, May 5
83. Minekura Kazuya, Saiyuki Reload vol. 7, May 5
84. Katsumoto Kasane, Hands Off! vol. 1, May 11
85. Katsumoto Kasane, Hands Off! vol. 2, May 11
86. Katsumoto Kasane, Hands Off! vol. 3, May 12
87. Yumeka Sumomo, Same Cell Organism , May 12
88. Tsuda Mikiyo, The Day of Revolution vol. 1, May 12
89. Tsuda Mikiyo, The Day of Revolution vol. 2, May 12
90. Wann, 100% Perfect Girl vol. 1, May 13
91. Yumeka Sumomo, The Day I Become a Butterfly , May 13
92. Higuri You, Cantarella vol. 3, May 21
93. Svetlana Chmakova, Dramacon vol. 1, May 22
94. Svetlana Chmakova, Dramacon vol. 2, May 22
95. Katsumoto Kasane, Hands Off! vol. 3, May 23
96. Katsumoto Kasane, Hands Off! vol. 3, May 23
97. Katsumoto Kasane, Hands Off! vol. 3, May 23
98. Yazawa Ai, Paradise Kiss vol. 4, May 24
99. Yazawa Ai, Paradise Kiss vol. 5, May 25
100. Yuki Kaori, The Cain Saga vol. 4.2, Jun 11
101. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 2, Jun 12 (reread)
102. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 3, Jun 12 (reread)
103. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 4, Jun 14 (reread)
104. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 5, Jun 14 (reread)
105. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 6, Jun 15
106. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 13, Jun 15
107. Soryo Fuyumi, Eternal Sabbath vol. 5, Jun 16
108. Fujieda Toru, Oyayubihime Infinity vol. 4, Jun 16
109. Fujieda Toru, Oyayubihime Infinity vol. 5, Jun 16
110. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 14, Jun 16
111. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 15, Jun 16
112. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 16, Jun 17
113. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 17, Jun 17
114. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 18, Jun 19
115. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 19, Jun 19
116. Minekura Kazuya, Wild Adapter vol. 2, Jun 20
117. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 9, Jun 22 (reread)
118. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 10, Jun 22 (reread)
119. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 13, Jun 22 (reread)
120. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 5, Jun 24
121. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 6, Jun 24
122. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 7, Jun 24
123. Mori Kaoru, Emma vol. 3, Jun 27
124. Mori Kaoru, Emma vol. 4, Jun 27
125. Yoshida Akimi, Banana Fish vol. 1, Jul 1
126. Yoshida Akimi, Banana Fish vol. 2, Jul 1
127. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 8, Jul 2
128. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 9, Jul 2
129. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 7, Jul 2
130. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 10, Jul 4
131. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 11, Jul 4
132. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 12, Jul 4
133. Yuki Kaori, Godchild vol. 6, Jul 6
134. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 13, Jul 13
135. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 14, Jul 13
136. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 15, Jul 13
137. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 16, Jul 16
138. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 17, Jul 16
139. Urasawa Naoki, Monster vol. 18, Jul 16
140. Yoshinaga Fumi, Antique Bakery vol. 1, Jul 21
141. Yoshinaga Fumi, Antique Bakery vol. 2, Jul 21
142. Yoshinaga Fumi, Antique Bakery vol. 3, Jul 21
143. Yoshinaga Fumi, Antique Bakery vol. 4, Aug 12
144. Tateno Makoto, Yellow vol. 1, Aug 13
145. Yumeji Kiriko and Ubukata Tou, Le Chevalier d'Eon vol. 1, Aug 19
146. Urushibara Yuki, Mushishi vol. 2, Aug 19
147. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 14, Aug 19 (reread)
148. Ogawa Yayoi, Tramps Like Us vol. 11, Aug 20
149. Ogawa Yayoi, Tramps Like Us vol. 12, Aug 20
150. Emura, W Juliet vol. 1, Aug 20
151. Tateno Makoto, Yellow vol. 2, Aug 20
152. Tateno Makoto, Yellow vol. 3, Aug 20
153. Tateno Makoto, Yellow vol. 4, Aug 20
154. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 8, Sep 5
155. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 9, Sep 7
156. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 10, Sep 9
157. Soryo Fuyumi, Eternal Sabbath vol. 6, Sep 15
158. Mori Kaoru, Emma vol. 5, Sep 18
159. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 11, Sep 19
160. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 12, Sep 21
161. Takeuchi Mick, Her Majesty's Dog vol. 7, Sep 22
162. Hayashi Fumino, Neon Genesis Evangelion Angelic Days vol. 1, Sep 23
163. Hayashi Fumino, Neon Genesis Evangelion Angelic Days vol. 2, Sep 24
164. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 13, Sep 25
165. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 14, Sep 28
166. CLAMP, xxxHolic vol. 10, Sep 29 (reread)
167. Mizushiro Setona, After School Nightmare vol. 1, Sep 30
168. Mizushiro Setona, After School Nightmare vol. 2, Sep 30
169. Mizushiro Setona, After School Nightmare vol. 3, Sep 30
170. Mizushiro Setona, After School Nightmare vol. 4, Sep 30
171. Minekura Kazuya, Wild Adapter vol. 3, Oct 4
172. Ogawa Yayoi, Tramps Like Us vol. 13, Oct 17 *
173. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 3, Oct 20 (reread)
174. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 4, Oct 20 (reread)
175. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 5, Oct 25 (reread)
176. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 6, Oct 25 (reread)
177. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 7, Oct 25 (reread)
178. Yun Mi-Kyung, Bride of the Water God vol. 1, Oct 28
179. Yuki Kaori, Godchild vol. 7, Oct 28
180. Kotobuki Tarako, Love Pistols vol. 1, Oct 28
181. Han SeungHee and Jeon JinSeok, One Thousand and One Nights vol. 1, Oct 28
182. Ohya Kazumi and Goto Shinobu, Takumi-kun Series: June Pride vol. 1, Oct 28 *
183. Mizushiro Setona, After School Nightmare vol. 5, Oct 29 *
184. Kotobuki Tarako, Love Pistols vol. 2, Oct 29
185. Kara and Lee YunHee, Angel Diary vol. 1, Oct 31
186. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 8, Nov 1 (reread)
187. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 9, Nov 2 (reread)
188. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 10, Nov 2 (reread)
189. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 11, Nov 2 (reread)
190. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 12, Nov 2 (reread)
191. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 13, Nov 3 (reread)
192. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 14, Nov 5 (reread)
193. Soryo Fuyumi, Mars vol. 15, Nov 5 (reread)
194. Emura, W Juliet vol. 2, Nov 6
195. Konno Keiko, Star , Nov 10
196. CLAMP, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle vol. 15, Nov 10 (reread)
197. Ohba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi, Death Note vol. 8, Nov 11
198. Ohba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi, Death Note vol. 9, Nov 11
199. Ohba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi, Death Note vol. 10, Nov 12
200. Hayakawa Tomoko, The Wallflower vol. 1, Nov 12
201. Hayakawa Tomoko, The Wallflower vol. 2, Nov 17
202. Hayakawa Tomoko, The Wallflower vol. 3, Nov 17
203. Mizushiro Setona, X-Day vol. 1, Nov 17
204. Mizushiro Setona, X-Day vol. 2, Nov 17
205. Kara and Lee YunHee, Angel Diary vol. 2, Nov 21
206. Yazawa Ai, Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai vol. 1, Nov 24 (reread)
207. Yazawa Ai, Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai vol. 2, Nov 26 (reread)
208. Yazawa Ai, Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai vol. 3, Nov 26 (reread)
209. Yazawa Ai, Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai vol. 4, Nov 27 (reread)
210. Yazawa Ai, Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai vol. 5, Nov 27 (reread)
211. Yazawa Ai, Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai vol. 6, Nov 27 (reread)
212. Yazawa Ai, Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai vol. 7, Nov 27 (reread)
213. Yazawa Ai, Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai vol. 8, Nov 27 (reread)
214. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 1, Dec 3
215. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 2, Dec 3
216. Higuri You, Cantarella vol. 4, Dec 4
217. Han SeungHee and Jeon JinSeok, One Thousand and One Nights vol. 2, Dec 5 *
218. Ohba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi, Death Note vol. 11, Dec 6
219. Ohba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi, Death Note vol. 12, Dec 6
220. Soryo Fuyumi, Eternal Sabbath vol. 7, Dec 6 *
221. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 3, Dec 7
222. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 4, Dec 7
223. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 5, Dec 7
224. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 6, Dec 7
225. Svetlana Chmakova, Dramacon vol. 3, Dec 8
226. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 7, Dec 8
227. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 8, Dec 8
228. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 9, Dec 8
229. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 10, Dec 8
230. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 11, Dec 8
231. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 12, Dec 8
232. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 13, Dec 8
233. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 14, Dec 8
234. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 15, Dec 8
235. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 16, Dec 8
236. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 17, Dec 8
237. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 18, Dec 8
238. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 19, Dec 8
239. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 20, Dec 8
240. Hiwatari Saki, Please Save My Earth vol. 21, Dec 8
241. Mizuki Hakase, Asian Beat , Dec 9
242. Mizuki Hakase, Baku , Dec 9
243. Mizuki Hakase, Demon Flowers vol. 1, Dec 9
244. Fujiyama Hyouta, Lover's Flat , Dec 9
245. Seo Moon Da Mi, They, Too, Love vol. 1, Dec 9
246. Seo Moon Da Mi, They, Too, Love vol. 2, Dec 9
247. Seo Moon Da Mi, They, Too, Love vol. 3, Dec 10
248. Seo Moon Da Mi, They, Too, Love vol. 4, Dec 10
249. Seo Moon Da Mi, They, Too, Love vol. 5, Dec 10
250. Tamura Yumi, Basara vol. 1, Dec 11
251. Tamura Yumi, Basara vol. 2, Dec 11
252. Yoon Ji Un, Pahanjip vol. 1, Dec 11
253. Yoon Ji Un, Pahanjip vol. 2, Dec 11
254. Tamura Yumi, Basara vol. 3, Dec 12
255. Amy Kim Gantner, Sorcerers and Secretaries vol. 1, Dec 13
256. Fujieda Toru, Oyayubihime Infinity vol. 6, Dec 14
257. Higuri You, Cantarella vol. 5, Dec 15
258. Mizuki Shioko, Crossroad vol. 1, Dec 15
259. Higuri You, Cantarella vol. 6, Dec 16
260. Mizuki Shioko, Crossroad vol. 2, Dec 16
261. Mizuki Shioko, Crossroad vol. 4, Dec 16
262. Mizuki Shioko, Crossroad vol. 5, Dec 16
263. Mizuki Shioko, Crossroad vol. 6, Dec 16
264. Mizuki Shioko, Crossroad vol. 7, Dec 16
265. Higuri You, Cantarella vol. 7, Dec 17
266. Higuri You, Cantarella vol. 8, Dec 17
267. Mizuki Shioko, Crossroad vol. 3, Dec 17
268. Fujiyama Hyouta, Spell , Dec 17 *
269. Yuki Kaori, Angel Sanctuary vol. 17, Dec 18 (reread)
270. Fujiyama Hyouta, Honki Ja Nee Kara , Dec 18 *
271. Hayakawa Tomoko, The Wallflower vol. 4, Dec 18 *
272. Fujiyama Hyouta, Junjou , Dec 19 *
273. Yuki Kaori, Angel Sanctuary vol. 19, Dec 20 (reread)
274. Yazawa Ai, Nana vol. 8, Dec 24 (reread)
275. Ahihara Hinako, Sand Chronicles vol. 1, Dec 25 *