Del Rey Recap of New Titles for the New Year

ARISA
Next fall, we'll have another new title from the author of Kitchen Princess! Twin sisters Arisa and Tsubasa are separated by their parent's divorce. The twins secretly exchange letters with each other during their separation. They are finally united after three years and Arisa asks Tsubasa to pretend to be her and spend a day in her school just for fun. At school everyone seems very nice to Tsubasa (who is pretending to be Arisa) and everything seems normal... until she finds a strange note in her sister's shoe locker. When Tsubasa hands over the letter to Arisa, Arisa tries to kill herself by jumping out of a window. Arisa survives but remains in a coma. The letter read, "Arisa is a traitor." After her sister's suicide attempt Tsubasa is determined to unravel the mystery behind the letter and her sister's suicide attempt so she continues to go to school as Arisa. Will she find out who sent the note and why it had such an effect on Arisa?
AIRBENDER
We have four manga coming your way next year based on Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender. Two will be full-color manga based on Nickelodeon's animated series, and two will be original black and-white-manga based on M. Night Shyamalan's live-action movie, The Last Airbender. In an ancient world where armies of the four elements—fire, earth, water, and air—are constantly at war, the Avatar, a master of the elements, is meant to restore peace and order. Aang is the newest reincarnation of the Avatar, and is also the last airbender, harnessing the power of air and wind. Freed from a century-long sleep inside an iceberg, the 12-year-old is responsible for saving the world and finds both friends and hostile enemies on the path to his destiny.
BAKUGAN BATTLE BRAWLERS
We have an original manga based on Cartoon Network's Bakugan. Not sure what Bakugan is? Think Pokemon, but more awesome. One day, cards began to fall from the sky and were picked up by kids all over the world. The cards featured different characters, different environments, and different powers. Kids created a popular battle game, not knowing that these cards actually corresponded to an alternate world called Vestroia—and that their game actually controls the fate of the universe!
BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: DOOM DIMENSION
Coming next spring, we have an original manga based on Cartoon Network's animated series Ben 10. Ben Tennyson is fifteen—and a hero in disguise! He's the possessor of the Omnitrix, a super-cool alien wristwatch that allows him to transform into one of 10 powerful alien beings. And Ben's going to need his superpowers—plus a little help from his supernaturally gifted friends, Gwen and Kevin. Ben and his friends saw it first: an alien ship crashing to Earth. But when they race to the crash site, they find a force greater than any the teen heroes have ever reckoned with: The ship blasts Ben seemingly out of existence. Now Gwen and Kevin have to come to terms with what they think is the loss of their beloved friend... but they don't know what really happened. The ship transported Ben to an alternate world, the Fourth Dimension, where nothing is quite what it seems—not even time and space! But Ben's not alone in this strange world: He's trapped there with the ship's pilot, an alien bounty hunter who's been searching for the legendary Ben 10. Now Ben has to stay one step ahead of his pursuer, escape from the Fourth Dimension... and return home to Gwen and Kevin!
CODE:BREAKER
Sakura Sakurakouji is a beautiful girl who appears modest and graceful. But in reality she is a tomboy with a strong sense of justice... and a master of martial arts. On her way home she witnesses a boy burning someone alive with a blue flame and the very next day she is startled to see the same boy as a transfer student in her class. His name is Rei Ougami and he is a self-proclaimed "Code Breaker," whose mission is to bring criminals to justice by eliminating their lives... Why did Rei choose to get involved in Sakura's life? This blend of horror and action follows the lives of Sakura, an ordinary student who loves food and martial arts, and Rei, a mysterious boy who possesses supernatural power.
I AM HERE!
Hikage Sumino is shy and insecure about herself. Due to her introverted personality, she has a tough time making friends and spends most of her time alone. The only place Hikage feels comfortable expressing herself is on her blog. She has two friends online who support her emotionally. One day a popular male student, Hinata confesses his romantic interest to Hikage. As she grows closer to Hinata, Hikage starts to gain confidence. Will Hinata help Hikage overcome her insecurities and blossom into the person she always wanted to be?
PANIC X PANIC
Mitsuki grew up as an only child at a Shinto shrine and works as a priestess after school. Kakeru, her childhood friend, is the son of a priest and lives across the street from her. Even though Mitsuki and Kakeru grew up together, they seem to never get along. After an encounter with a demon, Mitsuki and Kakeru discover that they are descendents of priests who sealed away demons that disrupted the natural order of life. The demons have become a problem again, but can Mitsuki and Kakeru overcome their differences to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors and seal away the demons?
PINK INNOCENT
Cocona Sakuranomiya is a 16-year-old high school student who is wealthy and doesn't seem to have a firm grasp of reality. She is in love with a boy name Renji, but he seems to be far more interested in his laptop and the stock market than girls... Cocona, who is used to getting everything her way, doesn't know how to approach him properly. Will Cocona be able to capture his heart?
RAVE MASTER
We are excited to be bringing you the final three volumes of Rave Master in an omnibus edition. Fifty years ago, the world was corrupted by the Dark Bring, evil stones that bestowed incredible powers to their owners. The Dark Bring was used by the Raregroove Kingdom and the Sumphonia Kingdom opposed them with their Holy Bring. The world is now in chaos and the sinister secret society Demon Card is using the power of Dark Bring to destroy everything in their path. The only force capable of stopping the Dark Bring are the Rave stones. Unfortunately, the Rave stones were scattered around the world in a huge explosion 50 years ago. The Rave stones must now be collected by the Rave Master in order to stop the Dark Bring once and for all.
YOKAI NAVI RUNA
Runa, an orphan, is a klutzy daydreamer. Her greatest treasure is an amulet that once belonged to her mother. There is a big secret behind the amulet. One day a boy and girl snatch the amulet from Runa, leading to a new life of adventure for Runa as she learns more about her mother's mysterious legacy.
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Awesome. This is just awesome.

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No Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. OP, I am disappoint.

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