The Detective From Beyond the Grave: New Manga for the Week of November 23

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this is a fairly quiet week for new manga. Viz has finished their manga releases for the week, and Kodansha is holding off on a few until next week. That leaves one very interesting new title from Yen Press and a handful of new volumes in series that have been chugging along for a while.

This is the week when Yen Press releases its November books, and they have a new series debuting this month: The Innocent, a supernatural-mystery series about a detective who was wrongly executed for crimes he didn't commit and who now seeks to save other innocents from a similar fate. If he succeeds, he will have a chance to return to his old life, but he must struggle against his need to seek revenge against those who framed him. This looks like an interesting read for the long weekend.

November also brings new volumes in a number of Yen's more popular manga lines, including vol. 10 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and vol. 4 of the companion gag series The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan. Rounding out the Haruhi offerings for this month is the light novel The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya, which is the sixth in the series. Also out this week: Vol. 10 of Sumomomo, Momomo, vol. 8 of Nabari No Ou, vol. 9 of 13th Boy, and vol. 3 of Gossip Girl, a manga-style adaptation of the prose novels.

Kodansha brings us some tried-and-true series as well with vol. 32 of Negima! and vol. 27 of The Wallflower.

If this week's selection leaves you jingling the change in your pocket, remember that there have been some very strong releases earlier this month: Vol. 2 of Sailor Moon and vol. 2 of Codename Sailor V from Kodansha, vol. 10 of Twin Spica and the first volume of Osamu Tezuka's Princess Knight from Vertical, and from Viz, the fourth volume of Saturn Apartments and a lovely collection of Natsume Ono's short stories, Tesoro. So there's no excuse for not having manga to read over the long weekend!

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