New York Times' Bestsellers in Manga

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights from the month of October.

Black Bird, Volume 1Black Bird, Vol. 1 by Konoko Sakurakoji introduces you to Misao Harada, a special girl who can see the invisible world of mysticism and magic. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. All that changes one day when Misao is attacked by a demon. Her childhood friend Kyo suddenly returns to save her and tends to her cuts--with his tongue! It turns out Misao is the bride of prophecy, whose blood gives power to the demon clan who claims her. But most demons want to keep her power for themselves--by eating her! Now Misao is just trying to stay alive...and decide if she likes it when Kyo licks her wounds.

Chibi Vampire, Volume 14Chibi Vampire, Vol. 14 by Yuna Kagesaki is the continuation of the popular series where Karin is a cute little girl who also happens to be a vampire... with a twist. Once a month, she experiences intense bleeding from her nose--we're talking gushers! In other words, she's a vamp with blood to spare, so rather than stealing blood from humans she actually gives her blood to them. If done right, this can be an extremely positive experience that benefits the "victim" as much as the vamp. The problem is that Karin never seems to do things right! 


.Hack G.U., Volume 4.Hack G.U., Vol. 4 by Hamazaki Tatsuya is a great read for sci-fi and fantasy lovers. In the series, .Hack G.U., it is the year 2017 and the stakes have gotten even higher in the massively multiplayer online game The World -- now The World R:2, a dangerous place overrun by player killers, where lawlessness abounds. The PKK Haseo, known as "The Terror of Death," is a fearsome foe who punishes those who want to slay other players. 


Shugo Chara, Volume 7Shugo Chara, Vol. 7 by Peach-Pit (Momo no Tane) is the latest in the series where Ikuto's secret may be revealed! Shugo Chara is about a young school-girl who has a vibrant appearance, an introverted personality, and 3 guardians! Check out other volumes from the series here



Skip Beat!, Volume 19 by Yoshiki Nakamura features Kyoko Mogami  and how she follows 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! Kyoko won't suffer in silence, she's going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz! To read previous volumes of this popular Shojo manga, see here.


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