The new manga series starting this week have a bit of a religious theme, whether battling heaven in ANGEL BEATS! fighting for the Holy Grail in FATE ZERO or playing God in FRANKEN FRAN, there is a manga story for you this week.
And as a bonus we’ve got GODZILLA IN HELL.
ANGEL BEATS!: HEAVEN`S DOOR VOLUME 1
Based on the hit anime, Angel Beats!, this brand new manga series delves into the early years of the Angel Beats! Universe. Hideki Hinata has just died, but his life is far from over. Finding himself stuck in a kind of purgatory in the Afterlife School, an academy for recently departed lost souls, he learns the land of the dead has just as many annoying rules as the land of the living. There he meets Yuri Nakamura, a brazen young woman who harbors nothing but contempt for God. Together, Yuri and Hideki form the SSS brigade, a group whose purpose it is to rebel against God in any way they can. However, standing in their way is the stoic and cold Tenshi, a supposed angelic messenger of God who just so happens to be the Student Council President!
FATE ZERO TP VOL 01
Gen Urobuchi and Shinjiro’s prequel to Type-Moon’s Fate saga! Based on the hit novel and anime series, Fate/Zero is a faithful manga adaptation that includes never-before-seen content!
The fourth Holy Grail War has begun, and seven magi must summon heroes from history to battle to the death. Only one pair can claim the Grail, though – and it will grant them their wishes!
FRANKEN FRAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP VOL 01
Dr. Frankenstein has met his match in Franken Fran! The delightfully creepy tale of a beautiful patchwork doctor and her even stranger patients has become a cult classic among English-speaking manga fans. Seven Seas is pleased to present this series for the first time in print in North America in four omnibus editions. Somewhere, out in the sticks of rural Japan, there is a mysterious manor that is home to the greatest surgeon who ever lived. Actually, the surgeon hasn’t been seen for years, but Fran, his reanimated daughter, takes up the family profession in his stead. Starting with the bolts that protrude from her head, Fran isn’t exactly what you would call a normal girl, nor is the cast of horribly disfigured creatures who join her. Despite her Frankenstein-like ways, Fran cares deeply for her patients and holds steadfastly to the Hippocratic Oath. Her creed is: “All lives must be saved, no matter the cost!,” For Franken Fran, the ends always justify the means, no matter what ungodly creations emerge from her lab. Collects volumes 1 and 2.
GODZILLA IN HELL TP
Godzilla meets his greatest adversary of all time-the impossible tortures of Hell! Each issue of this special miniseries will see Godzilla enter a new level of the underworld to do battle with the impossible.