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New Year’s Manga Inventory

I thought I’d take some time to sit down and make a list of which manga series I’m actively following:

Viz

Nana – Consistently awesome.
Boys Over Flowers – One of the nice things about following a long-running series is being able to see the art evolve. The later volumes of this series are so much better than the first few volumes.
Hana Kimi – My favorite girl disguising herself as a boy with wacky hijinks + romance ensuing series.
Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden – I’m a sucker for Yuu Watase, and in many ways I’m enjoying this prequel series to Fushigi Yugi more than the original. It is a more mature work, with better characterization and a more complicated plot.
Skip Beat – I can see why the main character might be annoying to some people, but I like Kyoko’s relentless desire for revenge combined with her gradual awareness of her love for acting.
Fullmetal Alchemist -Sometimes I tend to let my volumes of Fullmetal Alchemist pile up, and then I’ll read them in one big chunk and wonder why I’m waiting to read each volume. One of the most intelligent action series out.

Tokyopop

Queen’s Knight – I like fantasy series, this one is pretty decent. From the author of INVU.
Suppli – I’m so happy there’s a new josei series to read.
Fruits Basket – Naturally.


GoComi

Cantarella – Borgia + Manga is a potent combination.
Her Majesty’s Dog – Consistently good series about a girl and her spirit animal companion.

Del Rey
xxxHolic – Gorgeous CLAMP art.
ES (Eternal Sabbath) – Great blend of suspense and sci-fi.

ADV

Yotsuba&!

CMX

Canon – Vampires!
Penguin Revolution – This series about a girl manager and her aspiring actor client/roommate is a little more consistent than the author’s other work Land of the Blindfolded.
Emma – Maids and thwarted love.
Venus In Love – I really liked the first volume of this series set in college.

Any other new manga coming out that I should be trying? Or are there any older titles I need to check out?