A handy checklist of of Del Rey Manga titles that will be available May 2008, courtesy of the publisher.
HARIDAMA: MAGIC CRAM SCHOOL
by Atsushi Suzumi
Kokuyo and Harika are a little unusual—and not just because they’re sorcery students. They’re Obsidians, wizards who must use enchanted swords to help them cast spells. Their fellow students think Obsidians are inferior to “normal” wizards. But Kokuyo and Harika have something that their cohorts don’t: the power of friendship!
HELL GIRL 2
by Miyuki Eto. Original Story by the Jigoku Shoujo Project
The Hell Girl is the ultimate avenger. Go to her website at midnight, enter the name of your tormentor, and the Hell Girl will destroy your enemy. Some who turn to the Hell Girl are evil (the figure skater who’ll stop at nothing to win); others are good people at the end of their rope (the girl who saves her sister from an abusive nanny). But the price of revenge is the same for all: eternal torment in hell!
KITCHEN PRINCESS 6
Manga by Natsumi Ando. Story by Miyuki Kobayashi
Najika’s dreams are coming true: She’s in the finals of a national dessert contest and has found her Flan Prince. But then life goes from sweet to sour as she makes a startling discovery—and loses her sense of taste!
The new novel from Del Rey Manga reveals the tell-all diary of a new maid (a.k.a. waitress) at a hopping maid café in In Tokyo’s Akihabara district.
MAMOTTE! LOLLIPOP 6
by Michiyo Kikuta
Nina has a crush on Ichî, a cute boy wizard. But she also likes Zero, his best friend. Nina can’t seem to choose between these two charmers. But when Zero sneaks a kiss, Nina is more confused than ever.
by Machiko Sakurai
Nicori is an adorable toy who has come to life and given his owner—the shy, sweet Ame—a reason to believe in herself. But now that Nicori has become an international celebrity, a ruthless kidnapper is after him!
by Yuki Urushibara
Ginko is a mushishi, one of a community of naturalists who protect humans from the destructive entities known as mushi. When Ginko tries to help a boy who seems to have found spring in the middle of winter, he and the boy both become victims of the life-sucking creatures.
MY HEAVENLY HOCKEY CLUB 5
by Ai Morinaga
Hana is invited to visit her friend Daisuke at his family’s inn at Mt. Iwate, where an abominable snowman has been sighted. Izumi can see through Daisuke’s innocent country-boy act, but can he save Hana from Daisuke’s advances?
NODAME CANTABILE 13
by Tomoko Ninomiya
Nodame and Chiaki are spending Christmas in Paris, but not together. When they finally see each other again, sparks will fly—but will that be a a fire that could destroy their romance forever?
by Hitoshi Iwaaki
Shin has been infected with a parasite, but he still can think and act for himself. Now he’s been approached by two mysterious victims of the invasion: Tamiya, a beautiful schoolteacher, and Shimada, another student. What do the aliens want with humanity…and with Shin?
PSYCHO BUSTERS 3
Manga by Akinari Nao. Story by Yuya Aoki
A group of psychic teens has come to Kakeru for help: They’ve had a vision that he’s part of their destiny. Can they believe in Kakeru, even if he doesn’t believe in himself?
by Chrstopher Hart. Art by Anzu.
Giancarlo is a vampire who has lived for centuries subsisting on the blood of his innocent victims. But when he meets Jenny, all that changes. For a vampire with a conscience, what price salvation?
SHUGO CHARA 4
Amu has three Guardian Characters, reflections of her true self. But now a fourth egg has shown up at the start of a new school year. Everything has gone wrong, and Amu has no idea who she truly wants to be.
TOTO! THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURE
by Yuko Osada
Kakashi is a small-town boy with a big dream: to travel around the world. He’s so determined to leave his little island home behind that he stows away onboard a marvelous zeppelin—one that just happens to be loaded with treasure and a gang of ruthless criminals!
In mere minutes, Fai will be dead, and Kurogane’s only hope to save him is to make a deal with Yûko the witch, a woman he has never trusted. The deal sends Kurogane alone into the worst danger he has ever faced.
THE YAGYU NINJA SCROLLS 3
by Masaki Segawa and Futaro Yamada
The Hori women surprised everyone by defeating the deadly Tessai. But now his comrades are plotting a counterattack, with the help of a pack of vicious dogs.
YOZAKURA QUARTET 2
by Suzuhito Yasuda
Three girls with special powers and a regular guy named Akina defend the town of Sakurashin from malevolent forces. But why is there so much demonic activity in this place? The truth will soon come to light!