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 November.
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order by Yukito Kishiro is the perfect medley of "intense action and combat, detailed renderings of inventive super-technology, unpredictable story line, surprisingly deep philosophical bent, and cute heroine." This is a recommended series for those who enjoyed Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Maximum Ride by James Patterson and NaRae Lee is the manga version of "Maximum Ride," featuring Max and the members of her flock: Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel. The fiction series is hugely popular and guaranteed to be an interesting manga read!
Skip Beat! by Yoshiki Nakamura tells the story of Kyoko who followed her true love, Sho, to Tokyo and supported him while he made it big as an idol. Now, he says she means nothing to him, so Kyoko sets out to become even bigger than Sho, but finds that her bitter heart may be her undoing.
Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives by Ellen Schreiber and Elisa Kwon is the manga version of Schreiber's series, Vampire Kisses. It is the story of goth-girl Raven and her vampire boyfriend, Alexander and the perils of relationships, school, and the undead.