Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wishlist Thursday[135]: Bloody Mary by Akaza Samamiya & Noragami: Stray Stories by Adachitoka

Bloody Mary 1 by Akaza Samamiya
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Volumes: 6+

Goodreads Synopsis:

“Bloody” Mary, a vampire with a death wish, has spent the past 400 years chasing down a modern-day exorcist named Maria who is thought to have inherited “The Blood of Maria” and is the only one who can kill Mary. To Mary’s dismay, Maria doesn’t know how to kill vampires. Desperate to die, Mary agrees to become Maria’s bodyguard until Maria can find a way to kill him.

Mary is not your typical vampire. He can withstand sunlight, holds a reflection in mirrors, refuses to drink blood—and he wants 17-year-old high school student-slash-priest Maria to kill him. In order to do so, Maria must uncover the Power of Exorcism, which is supposed to have been passed down through his bloodline. But while searching for insight into the Power, Maria suspects someone might be sabotaging his efforts.


This is a new series from Shojo Beat, so of course I’m all over it. It looks like it’s going to be darker than their normal, which can be nice. The cover reminds me a little of Aya Kanno’s, which is also nice. I’m intrigued.


Noragami: Stray Stories 1 by Adachitoka

Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Volumes: 1+

RightStuf Synopsis:

Volume 1 of Noragami: Stray Stories features bonus comedic stories following fan-favorite characters from the main series!
As a god with few followers, Yato looks to build his wealth and reputation by taking on jobs to help folks in need. Someday Yato hopes to be worshipped by hordes of people and have spectacular shrines built in his honor. But for now, he simply needs to find some work and save up enough money to build his first shrine. No job is too small for Yato, the god-for-hire.


I’m not surprised that this was licensed, given how popular Noragami has grown, but I hadn’t heard of it until the license announcement. I’ve been really enjoying Noragami, though, more every volume, so of course this is on my list. It should be a fun side series.

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