Kodansha Comics Announces Digital Manga Debuts for December 2021

Kodansha Comics has announced the new manga titles that will debut digitally in December 2021. The following titles will debut on Tuesdays in December 2021:

Title: My Master Has No Tail
Creator: TNSK
Debut Date: December 7, 2021
Synopsis: Mameda is a tanuki who was born in the wrong era – all she wants is to trick humans, but that age of tanuki shenanigans is over. But one woman, a rakugo master named Bunko, shows Mameda it’s still possible to cast magic on humans… only with words, not illusions. Mameda is determined to become Bunko’s apprentice, but can she convince the stoic master to take her on?

Title: Shaman King & a Garden
Creators: Hiroyuki Takei, Jet Kusamura, and Kyo Nuesawa
Debut Date: December 14, 2021
Synopsis: The women of Shaman King are no pushovers, and the trio of Canna, Matilda, and Marion are no exception. Find about the origins of this team in Shaman King & a Garden.

Title: My Darling the Company President
Creators: Tetsuji Kanie and Akane Shimizu
Debut Date: December 21, 2021
Synopsis: Mihane first met Sakura while she was working as his tutor in their school years… and after he declared his love for her, they shared one night of passion before parting ways. So imagine her surprise when a few years later she finds that he’s become the president of the company she works for. But will he remember her? And even if he does, can they pick up where they left off?

Title: Her Majesty’s Swarm
Creators: 616th Special Information Battalion, Akira Minamoto, Koma Warita, and Eiri Iwamoto
Debut Date: December 28, 2021
Synopsis: Mizuha’s 17th birthday is the pits. Her parents totally forgot, and the sempai she likes isn’t interested in her. But when her longtime A young woman, net nickname “Mushi-nee,” finds herself sucked into a world not unlike the online real-time strategy game that was her only escape. She had captained the “Arachnea” faction… but it’s one thing to do on a computer, and another to find herself face-to-face with giant arachnids who hail her as queen. But rather than shrink from her fate, she steps up… to become the conquering queen she knows she can be.

Source: Kodansha Comics

Kodansha Comics’ Announcements at Anime NYC 2021

Kodansha Comics announced a slate of manga titles that are scheduled to be released in Fall 2022:

  • Wistoria: Wand and Sword (Story by Fujino Omori, Art by Toshi Aoi)
  • Go, Go, Loser Ranger! (by Negi Haruba)
  • Shonen Note: Boy Soprano (by Yuhki Kamatani)
  • Run Away With Me, Girl (by Battan)
  • As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World (Story by Jinei Mirai, Art by Natsumi Inoue)
  • The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Art by Norihito Sasaki, Story by Nana Mikoshiba, Original Character Design by Riko Korie)
  • In the Clear Moonlit Dusk (by Mika Yamamori)
  • Shangri-La Frontier (by Katarina and Ryosuke Fuji)
  • I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince, So I’ll Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability (Art by Yosuke Kokuzawa, Story by Kenkya na Circle, Character Design by Meru)
  • PTSD Radio (by Masaaki Nakayama)
  • Avant-garde Yumeko (by Shuzo Oshimi)
  • Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You (by Taka Aki)
  • NOiSE (by Tsutomu Nihei)

The company also announced some manga box sets, which are also scheduled to be released in Fall 2022:

  • Sweat and Soap Box Set
  • Wotakoi Complete Box Set
  • Rent-A-Girlfriend Box Set
  • Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Box Set

Kodansha Comics also announced the following new formats and collections for Fall 2022:

  • Fire Force Omnibus
  • Noragami Omnibus
  • The Ghost in the Shell Fully Compiled Edition
  • No. 6 Omnibus
  • No Longer Human Complete Edition
  • Dissolving Classroom Collector’s Edition

The company also announced the following digital releases for December 2021:

  • My Master Has No Tail (by TNSK) – Release Date: December 7, 2021
  • Shaman King & a Garden (Story by Hiroyuki Takei, Concept by Jet Kusamura, Art by Kyo Nuesawa) – Release Date: December 14, 2021
  • My Darling, the Company President (by Yuki Namuri) – Release Date: December 21, 2021
  • Her Majesty’s Swarm (Story by 616th Special Information Batallion, Art by Akira Minamoto) – Release Date: December 28, 2021

Source: Crunchyroll

Shaman King Manga Sees Wider Distribution

Kodansha USA Publishing has announced the wide digital release for all 35 volumes of the original Shaman King – Hiroyuki Takei’s classic anime-inspiring shonen manga. New and existing manga fans can now purchase and read each volume across BookWalker, Apple Books, Google Play, Rakuten Kobo, NOOK, izneo, MyAnimeList, as well as comiXology and Amazon Kindle.

In the world of Shaman King, Shamans possess mysterious powers that allow them to commune with gods, spirits, and even the dead… and Manta Oyamada’s about to learn all about them, because his class just welcomed a new transfer student: Yoh Asakura, a boy from way off in Izumo… and a shaman in training.

Also available digitally are a number of Shaman King spin-offs including, the prequel Shaman King Zero, and sequel series, Shaman King: Flowers, Shaman King: Red Crimson, Shaman King: Super Star, and Shaman King: Marcos.

Shaman King is also available as 3-in-1 omnibus print editions, with Books 1-5 – collecting up to Volume 15 – available for purchase at participating bookstores like Kinokuniya, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and more. The entire series is set to be completed in print in 2022. Shaman King print editions are distributed by Penguin Random House.

Source: Kodansha Comics

Kodansha Comics Announces Digital Manga Debuts for October 2021

Kodansha Comics has announced the new manga titles that will debut digitally in October 2021. The following titles will debut on Tuesdays in October 2021:

Title: Love After World Domination
Creators: Takahiro Wakamatsu and Hiroshi Noda
Debut Date: October 5, 2021
Synopsis: There are two sides to every coin… light vs. dark, good vs. evil, love vs. hate. Sometimes the line between the two grows thin… and it’s so, so easy to cross. So it’s no surprise that Fudo Aikawa, a.k.a. Red Gelato of the Gelato Five and hero to all people, just may have happened to fall for the villainess and member of the shadow organization Gekko, Desumi Magahara. But when opposites like these attract, there’s more than a few obstacles to their love. What’s a pair like this to do?

Love After World Domination anime coming in 2022.

Title: Our Bodies, Entwining, Entwined
Creator: iko
Debut Date: October 12, 2021
Synopsis: Sex is intimate, and for some, it takes everything to bare it all… so when Misuzu was told that sex with her was “boring,” she gave it up all together… and dating, too. So when, years later, she’s asked out by her colleague, Mikage-san, she screws up her courage and gives it a shot. But it turns out Misuzu isn’t the only one with baggage around sex. Can the two of them work together to overcome their hurdles, and enjoy each other as the couple they wish to be?

Title: Tesla Note
Creators: Masafumi Nishida, Tadayoshi Kubo, and Kota Sannomiya
Debut Date: October 19, 2021
Synopsis: Botan Negoro is not your average high school girl—she’s been trained to be an elite government agent since she was young. She’s also an expert on the “Tesla Shards,” which appear throughout the world to cause supernatural chaos. Her mission is to retrieve these shards, and to do so she teams up with the smarmy, self-proclaimed top agent Kuruma. But this is no easy mission, even for an elite team. An all-new action manga from the writer of Tiger and Bunny.

Tesla Note anime coming Fall 2021.

Title: Doing His Best To Confess
Creator: Satoru
Debut Date: October 19, 2021
Synopsis: Natsuaki-kun is aloof, handsome, and popular with the ladies… except to his friends, who know his aloofness is because he’s shy and always in his own thoughts. Thoughts always occupied by his oddball classmate, Nashida-san… but try as he might, Natsuaki-kun can’t ever seem to get up the courage to confess. Can he find a way to tell her how he feels?

Title: Even Given the Worthless “Appraiser” Class, I’m Actually the Strongest
Creators: Ibarakino, Morohoshi Fuji, and Yu Hitaki
Debut Date: October 26, 2021
Synopsis: In a fantasy world where “jobs” are god-given from birth, heroes are born, not made… and Ein’s job of “Appraiser” has put him about as far from the “hero” pedestal as possible. Used, abused, and eventually abandoned by his fellow adventurers, Ein decides it just isn’t worth going on. Lucky for Ein, though, the end may just be the beginning… and a new lease on life. Turns out, his “worthless” job may just be the key to becoming a hero after all…

Source: Fandom Post

Kodansha Comics Announces Digital Manga Debuts for September 2021

Kodansha Comics has announced the new manga titles that will debut digitally in September 2021. The following titles will debut on Tuesdays in September 2021:

Title: Sweet Sweet Revenge
Creator: Shushushu Sakurai
Debut Date: September 7, 2021
Synopsis: Hikari Minamoto is here for one reason: Revenge. She’s after five most popular guys in school… who have given her every reason to take them down. Never mind that they’re handsome and accomplished. Will she succeed, or will even the cool-hearted queen of revenge be compromised?

Title: We’re On Our Own From Here
Creator: Yu Machio
Debut Date: September 14, 2021
Haruki is a second year in high school, and is secretly in love with his best friend, Ryusuke. He swears he’s content with their relationship, but when a girl starts showing interest in Ryusuke, Haruki’s feelings spin out of control. He confesses, and to his surprise, Ryusuke responds…

Title: Turns Out My Online Friend is My Real-Life Boss!
Creator: Nmura
Debut Date: September 14, 2021
Hashimoto is your average office worker—young, and prone to being pushed around by his demon boss, Shirase. His only escape is his favorite online game, and the friends he’s made within. But when he plans an offline meetup for his party, he gets the surprise of his life.

Title: You’re My Cutie
Creator: Nakaba Harufuji
Debut Date: September 21, 2021
Madoka is obsessed with shoujo manga—specifically manga that features younger, innocent guys who fall for their Senpai. So she should be thrilled when a gorgeous kohai comes to work at her father’s restaurant… except he’s rude and standoffish, and wants nothing to do with her. But when she protects him from some extra-pushy fans, he finds that maybe he’s found someone letting his walls down for.

Title: The Girl, the Shovel and the Evil Eye
Creators: Chouchouhassha and Kayatamaru,
Character Design: Chibi
Debut Date: September 28, 2021
Tsuguto Sumihara is way too nice… or rather, was too nice. He lost his life in a bus accident after being bullied into giving up his seat, and somehow was reincarnated into a mining camp. Not only that, the mine is at the base of an impossibly tall tower. It’s there he meets the ram–horned Rurié, his first friend in this bizarre land. But when she’s bullied, Tsuguto finds that maybe he wasn’t reincarnated without powers after all… and that, if he’s to have a future in this strange new land, Rurié’s just the partner he needs.

Source: Kodansha Comics

Kodansha and Humble Bundle Offer Isekai Humble Manga Bundle

Kodansha and Humble Bundle have teamed up to bring fans a bundle that’s from another world. Starting today manga fans can get over $700 worth of exciting, hilarious, and heartfelt isekai manga during the Humble Manga Bundle: Isekai by Kodansha event, going on until August, 26, 2021.

The Humble Manga Bundle: Isekai by Kodansha offers 65 volumes totaling over $700 worth of series themed around one of the hottest genres in manga today, isekai. Series you can expect to be part of this bundle include recent fan-favorites, like The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon!, as well as spin-offs of classic isekai series like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest, to rom-com isekai like I Guess I Became the Mother of the Great Demon King’s 10 Children in Another World, as well as anime-inspiring isekai like I’m Standing on a Million Lives.

All the manga featured as part of the Humble Manga Bundle: Isekai by Kodansha will be delivered digitally upon purchase in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices.

For this Humble Bundle, Kodansha will be leveraging the purchasing power of each bundle – whether it’s at the $1 tier or the $25 to donate a portion of the proceeds to a worthy cause. Choose where the money goes among Kodansha and our preselected charity, the BINC, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation – an organization helping bookstore owners, booksellers, and comic store employees and owners with unforeseen emergency financial needs. Or you can also choose a charity of your preference via the PayPal Giving Fund.

Below are the different tiers of the Humble Manga Bundle: Isekai by Kodansha and a sampling of what series fans can expect as part of this deal:

Pay $1 or more to get:

  • My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1 Volume 1
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives Volume 1
  • The Great Cleric Volume 1

Pay $5 or more to get:

  • My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1 Volume 1
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives Volume 1
  • The Great Cleric Volume 1
  • Otherworldly Munchkin: Let’s Speedrun the Dungeon with Only 1 HP! Volume 1
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest Volume 1

Pay $10 or more to get:

  • My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1 Volume 1
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives Volume 1
  • The Great Cleric Volume 1
  • Otherworldly Munchkin: Let’s Speedrun the Dungeon with Only 1 HP! Volume 1
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest Volume 1
  • Clockwork Planet Volume 1
  • The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon! Volume 1
  • Am I Actually the Strongest? Volume 1
  • I Guess I Became the Mother of the Great Demon King’s 10 Children in Another World Volume 1

Pay $18 or more to get:

  • My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1 Volume 1
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives Volumes 1-5
  • The Great Cleric Volume 1
  • Otherworldly Munchkin: Let’s Speedrun the Dungeon with Only 1 HP! Volume 1
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest Volume 1
  • Clockwork Planet Volume 1
  • The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon! Volume 1
  • Am I Actually the Strongest? Volumes 1-2
  • I Guess I Became the Mother of the Great Demon King’s 10 Children in Another World Volume 1
  • The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor Volumes 1-3
  • Cage of Eden Volumes 1-10

Pay $25 or more to get:

  • My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1 Volumes 1-3
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives Volumes 1-5
  • The Great Cleric Volumes 1-4
  • Otherworldly Munchkin: Let’s Speedrun the Dungeon with Only 1 HP! Volumes 1-2
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest Volume 1
  • Clockwork Planet Volumes 1-5
  • The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon! Volumes 1-4
  • Am I Actually the Strongest? Volumes 1-2
  • I Guess I Became the Mother of the Great Demon King’s 10 Children in Another World Volume 1
  • The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor Volumes 1-3
  • Cage of Eden Volumes 1-21

Pay $30 or more to get:

  • My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1 Volumes 1-3
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives Volumes 1-5
  • The Great Cleric Volumes 1-4
  • Otherworldly Munchkin: Let’s Speedrun the Dungeon with Only 1 HP! Volumes 1-2
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest Volume 1
  • Clockwork Planet Volumes 1-10
  • The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon! Volumes 1-4
  • Am I Actually the Strongest? Volumes 1-2
  • I Guess I Became the Mother of the Great Demon King’s 10 Children in Another World Volumes 1-2
  • The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor Volumes 1-3
  • Cage of Eden Volumes 1-21
  • Alicia’s Diet Quest Volumes 1-2
  • The Invincible Reincarnated Ponkotsu Volumes 1-3
  • Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated! Volumes 1-3
  • Shangri-La Frontier Volume 1

Source: Kodansha Comics
Source: Humble Bundle

Kodansha Comics Announces Digital Manga Debuts for August 2021

Kodansha Comics has announced the new manga titles that will debut digitally in August 2021. The following titles will debut on Tuesdays in August 2021:

Title: I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince so I Can Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability
Creators: Yosuke Kokuzawa, Kenkyo na Circle, and Meru
Debut Date: August 3, 2021
Synopsis: Prince Lloyd wasn’t always a prince… in fact, his previous life is one he remembers perfectly: he was a sorcerer, of sorts. So when he was forced to reincarnate, he decided to continue his studies, prince of the realm or no. But his new life has its own sets of challenges… including being a 10-year-old. What’s the 7th prince/sorcerer to do?

Title: Yamaguchi-kun Isn’t So Bad
Creator: Yuu Saiki
Debut Date: August 10, 2021
Synopsis: Shy Satsuki Shinohara’s plan for a big high school debut are almost ruined by a pervert on the train, but she’s saved by none other than the “gangster” student in her class, Yamaguchi-kun. He’s already got a bad rap with the other students, and though Satsuki tries to approach him, he seems to always weasel out of her grasp. But she’s not one to let a challenge daunt her, and she’s out to prove that Yamaguchi-kun is so much more than he’s cracked up to be.

Title: The Decagon House Murders
Creators: Yukito Ayatsuji and Hiro Kiyohara
Debut Date: August 17, 2021
Synopsis: The manga based off the best-selling The Decagon House Murders novel by Yukito Ayatsuji. The members of a particular university’s Mystery Club travel to a ten-sided house on a remote island… which just happens to have been the scene of a gristly, and unsolved, mass murder. Armed with details of the murder and keys to the property, they set out to dig deeper… but can they trust the “facts” of the case? And moreover… can they trust each other?

Title: Chihiro-Kun Only Has Eyes For Me
Creator: Sato Ito
Debut Date: August 24, 2021
Synopsis: It’s not every day that a guy tells you you’re his muse and to strip down while you’re just minding your own business. But that’s just what happened to Michi—she caught the eye of Chihiro-kun, a fellow student and aspiring fashion designer. He’s inspired by her, and wants to use her as his model… but can Michi stand the attentions of such a devoted artiste?

Title: Mr. Bride
Creator: Natsumi Shiba
Debut Date: August 31, 2021
Synopsis: Hayami is the it-woman at her job—she’s cool, confident, and admired by all. But her has-it-all exterior belies a dark secret… her house is a mess, and she’s no good at taking care of herself. Enter Yamamoto-kun—her colleague who thinks the world of her, and who refuses to let her slobbish behavior slide. Soon he’s over at her house often enough that she asks him to move in with her. Where will this roundabout relationship take them?

Source: The Fandom Post

Kodansha Comics Reveals Spring 2022 Manga Licenses

The Fandom Post is reporting that Kodansha Comics has announced the manga licenses that will be released in Spring 2022.

The upcoming licenses include:

The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse
By: Nakaba Suzuki
Release Date: Spring 2022

The newest manga from Nakaba Suzuki, which continues the adventures in the world of The Seven Deadly Sins. This series can be read on its own or as part of The Seven Deadly Sins experience.

Island in a Puddle
Story by: Kei Sanbe
Release Date: Spring 2022

The new manga series from Kei Sanbe, the master of suspense behind Erased, plunges an innocent young boy into Tokyo’s criminal underworld, as he fights to keep his younger sister alive, and to return his soul to his own body.

The tiny apartment where Minato lives may as well be an isolated island in the middle of the ocean. Despite still being in elementary school, it falls on his shoulders to care for his little sister Nagisa, who never stops asking when their mother will make one of her infrequent visits home. On one of those visits, their mother takes them to an amusement park, only to give Minato some cash and leave them on a Ferris wheel… but as the wheel reaches the top, lightning strikes, and, instead of his sister, Minato sees the corpse of a woman… and, reflected in the glass looking back at him, an unfamiliar and menacing face.

A Galaxy Next Door
By: Gido Amagakura
Release Date: Spring 2022

The new sweet and wild romantic comedy from the creator of the hit manga and anime about food and family, Sweetness & Lightning. A desperate manga artist, called on to support his two young siblings, meets a new art assistant. But her arrival isn’t just a small step, it’s a giant leap…

Since his parents died, manga artist Ichiro has barely scraped by, forced to support his two younger siblings on just a middle school education. He doesn’t even have time to learn how to use a computer, which forces him to keep wrestling with pen and paper. When his art assistants quit to strike out on their own, on top of juggling deadlines, family, and the constant fear of losing his job, Ichiro feel close to a total breakdown. But then a new assistant pops into Ichiro’s life, and his prospects immediately start to brighten. She’s an incredible artist, she always finishes on time, and she’s beautiful, to boot. But she also seems to know an awful lot about him, and, soon, she makes a confession that bends Ichiro’s mind beyond the confines of Earth…

Phantom of the Idol
By: Hijiki Isoflavone
Release Date: Spring 2022

The story of a lazy male idol, ready to quit (or get fired), and the peppy poltergeist who brings him back from the brink, and rocketing to the heights of stardom. This madcap musical comedy is perfect for fans of My Dress-Up Darling, Kiss Him, Not Me! and Horimiya.

Yuuya, one half of the boy pop duo ZINGS, may be the laziest performer in the Japanese music industry. His partner is out there giving 110% every night (and, thankfully, he’s quite popular), but Yuuya’s half-assed, sloppy dancing, and his frankly hostile attitude toward the audience, has the fans hating him and his agent looking for any excuse to cut him loose. The career of a pop idol just isn’t the path of easy leisure and adulation Yuuya expected…

After a particularly lifeless concert appearance, Yuuya meets a girl backstage. She’s dressed to the nines in a colorful outfit, she’s full of vim and vigor, and all she wants from life is to perform. There’s just one problem: She’s been dead for a year. This is the ghost of Asahi Mogami, the beloved singer whose time on the stage was tragically cut short, unless… If ghosts are real, is spirit possession really that much of a stretch?

Wandance
By: Coffee
Release Date: Spring 2022

A boy named Kaboku sees a girl named Wanda dance, and suddenly burns with a need to join in. With its thrilling scenes of Japanese hip-hop dance and quirky, charming characters, this is a new, inspirational manga for fans of coming-of-age stories like Blue Period and Your Lie in April. Get up and join the Wandance.

Kaboku has always just gone with the flow, marching in step to the drumbeat of the expectations of those around him: parents, school, plans for the future. It feels predictable, safe, and… empty. But one night, Kaboku’s at school late, and he happens on a girl alone, moving wildly, turning a blank space of concrete into a canvas. This is Hikari Wanda, a member of the hip-hop dance club. Kaboku is immediately smitten, but the road to stepping out of his shell is a long one. The club is almost entirely girls, and they’re all, well, way better than him. What’s ahead is unknown, and that’s terrifying, but it also means, for the first time in Kaboku’s life… a taste of freedom.

Welcome Back, Alice
By: Shuzo Oshimi
Release Date: Spring 2022

Yohei, Kei and Yui are childhood friends and things get complicated when Yohei witnesses Kei and Yui in an intimate moment. But when Kei unexpectedly moves away and returns a few years later to reunite in high school, he seems to be a bit different.

Devil Ecstasy
By: Shuzo Oshimi
Release Date: Spring 2022

Noboru Kusakabe is an 18-year-old virgin college student who developed a trauma for big breasts. Desperately wanting to lose his virginity, Noboru and his friend discover a mysterious brothel called “Devil Ecstasy.” Although he was nervous about his first experience, Noboru is thrilled by a beautiful girl with small breasts named Meruru who holds a scary secret about the brothel.

Sensei’s Pious Lie
By: Akane Torikai
Release Date: Spring 2022

Misuzu Hara is a 24-year-old high school teacher. Her peaceful days of instructing her students begin to change with the advent of her friend Minako’s fiancé, Hayafuji. What happened between them?

A dramatic story about sexual inequalities that lie between men and women.

Blackguard
By: Ryo Hanada
Release Date: Spring 2022

A new dark fantasy from the creator of Devils’ Line, Ryo Hanada.

The world is suddenly overrun by monsters called “shojo” and anyone who is bit by one is infected with a mysterious virus, which turns them into the same being. To defeat the shojo, humans live in “aerial cities” and formed units called “guards.” Nanao Minami, also known as the Blackguard, fights but without regard for his own life. What is his motivation and why does he want to die so readily?

Tezuka New Omnibus Editions – Apollo’s Song, Princess Knight, Ode to Kirihito
By: Osamu Tezuka
Release Date: Spring 2022

From the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame inductee creator

  • Classic Osamu Tezuka titles are back in print in an all new format
  • Each title will now be one volume, complete omnibus editions for the first time ever
  • New covers created by renowned designer Peter Mendulsund

The Shining Sea
By: Koji Suzuki
Release Date: Spring 2022

A young woman who attempted suicide by drowning has lost her memory. Her lover, a young man, is on a pelagic tuna fishing boat. What happened between them? From renowned author Koji Suzuki, the creator of the Ring series.

AKIRA: Art of Wall
By: Katsuhiro Otomo
Release Date: Spring 2022

A UNIQUE ARTIFACT: Reproduction of an art project inspired by Akira and carried out with the involvement of the original creator.

RARE COLLECTIBLE: Akira is one of the most important and popular manga ever published, and official merchandise based on this property is vanishingly rare.

HUGE FRANCHISE: The complete, $200 box set published by Kodansha in 2017 is the #1 best selling ISBN ever published by the imprint by net dollars.

Source: The Fandom Post

Kodansha Comics Announces Digital Manga Debuts for July 2021

Kodansha Comics has announced the new manga titles that will debut digitally in July 2021. The following titles will debut on Tuesdays in July 2021:

Title: That’s My Atypical Girl
Creators: Souhachi Hagimoto (story) Renji Morita (art)
Debut Date: July 6, 2021
Synopsis: Yokoi is a manga artist who spends his nights delivering newspapers just to make rent, since his original works just don’t seem to sell. Suddenly, one day he gets a visit from Saito-san, a self-proclaimed fan of Yokoi’s work who made the long journey to meet him. Yokoi quickly realizes that the things Saito-san sees, feels, and thinks about are different from most people. These two struggle together to find a place to belong in this unique slice-of-life.

Title: Fate/Grand Order -Epic of Remnant- Pseudo-Singularity III: The Stage of Carnage, Shimousa – Seven Duels of Swordmasters
Creators: TYPE-MOON (story), Rei Wataru (art)
Debut Date: July 6, 2021
Synopsis: Ritsuka, a Master from Chaldea, suddenly loses consciousness and finds herself whisked away to Shimousa Province in Edo-era Japan. But it soon becomes clear she’s not in her own timeline… and neither is her companion, a woman called Miyamoto Musashi. Together, they must defeat the Seven Heroic Spirit Swordmasters, a group of fearsome cursed warriors who will stop at nothing until every living thing on the planet is dead.

Title: In the Clear Moonlit Dusk
Creators: Mika Yamamori
Debut Date: July 13, 2021
Synopsis: Yoi Takiguchi has long legs, a deep voice, and a handsome face… in other words, Yoi is such a good-looking guy that most people don’t notice or care that she is, in fact, a girl. Indeed, she’s had the nickname “Prince” as long as she can remember. That is, until she met Ichimura-senpai… the only person who’s really seemed to see her for herself. To her surprise, she’s not sure how to handle this new relationship, especially when her newfound friend is a prince himself (and a guy prince, at that). The story of the two high school princes starts here.

Title: Saving Sweets for After-Hours
Creators: Kanae Sato
Debut Date: July 20, 2021 (Note: Kodansha Comics’ official website lists this date, but the company’s livestream lists July 27, 2021)
Synopsis: Reika has it all – she’s a model-tall cool beauty with a high-powered job at her sweets company. But it’s precisely because of all that that she’s never had a boyfriend… men find her too unapproachable, or beg her to be their mistress, in the S&M sort of way. But when she meets a young co-worker, Hasegawa-kun, she happens to find out that they have more in common than just their job, including secrets…

Title: My Darling Next Door
Creators: Rukana
Debut Date: July 27, 2021 (Note: Kodansha Comics’ official website lists this date, but the company’s livestream lists July 20, 2021)
Synopsis: Ririka thinks she must be missing out—after all, what high school girl isn’t obsessed with romance? But when a young, handsome salaryman moves in next door, she realizes she may just be able to understand the appeal of crushes, after all…

Title: ONIMAI: I’m Now Your Sister!
Creators: Nekotofu
Debut Date: July 27, 2021
Synopsis: Mahiro Oyama was just a normal erotic-game loving dude… until he woke up one morning as a woman. Turns out his mad-scientist little sister, Mihari, tried out one of her new experiments on him… with a disastrous outcome, as far as Mahiro’s concerned. But Mihari is as determined to study him as he is determined to go back to his shut-in, game-playing life, and one thing’s for sure… life is going to get a whole lot weirder from here on out.

Source: ANN

More Manga for Your Nintendo Switch with Kodansha and InkyPen

Over 800 new manga books, volumes and issues from Kodansha USA Publishing have made their way to the Nintendo Switch comic and manga subscription service, InkyPen.

InkyPen’s new additions include updates to Attack on Titan, Battle Angel Alita, Parasyte, Ajin – Demi-Human, and many more. There are also 66 new series to the InkyPen catalogue including titles such as That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and EDENS ZERO. You can find the list of available Kodansha titles on the InkyPen website (https://inky-pen.com/).

The full range of titles on InkyPen can be read with an InkyPen subscription for $7.99 a month (or local equivalent). The catalogue includes over 1000 comic and manga series and also has a range of free comics to read.