Manga Planet Partners With Kodansha Comics to Bring Over 1,200 Volumes of Manga to the Subscription Service

Manga Planet has announced a partnership with Kodansha Comics, adding the following manga titles to its subscription service:

  • A Kiss, For Real by Fumie Akuta
  • A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Ōima
  • A Springtime with Ninjas by Narumi Hasegaki
  • Ace of the Diamond by Yūji Terajima
  • Again!! by Mitsurou Kubo
  • Aho Girl: A Clueless Girl by HIROYUKI
  • Air Gear Omnibus by Oh! great
  • Air Gear by Oh! great
  • Ajin – Demi-Human by Gamon Sakurai
  • Alicia’s Diet Quest by Aoi Fujiwara
  • ALIVE by Tadashi Kawashima and Adachitoka
  • All Out!! by Shiori Amase
  • All-Rounder Meguru by HIROKI ENDO
  • Ao-chan Can’t Study! by Ren Kawahara
  • Aoba-kun’s Confessions by Ema Toyama
  • Are You Lost? by Kentarō Okamoto and Riri Sagara
  • Arisa by Natsumi Ando
  • As the Gods Will: The Second Series by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Akeji Fujimura
  • Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
  • Attack on Titan Anthology by Hajime Isayama, Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Faith Erin Hicks, and Tomer Hanuka
  • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall by Hajime Isayama, Satoshi Shiki, Ryo Suzukaze, and Thores
    Shibamoto
  • Attack on Titan: Junior High by Hajime Isayama and Saki Nakagawa
  • Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-be by Taamo
  • Ayanashi by Yukihiro Kajimoto
  • Basilisk by Futaro Yamada and MASAKI SEGAWA
  • Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro
  • Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus by Yukito Kishiro
  • Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle by Yukito Kishiro
  • Beauty Bunny by Mari Yoshino
  • Beware the Kamiki Brothers! by Yuji Onda
  • Black Panther and Sweet 16 by Pedoro Toriumi
  • BLAME! by Tsutomu Nihei
  • BLAME! Academy and So On by Tsutomu Nihei
  • Bloody Monday by Ryou Ryumon and Kōji Megumi
  • Boarding School Juliet by Yōsuke Kaneda
  • Cage of Eden by Yoshinobu Yamada
  • Can I Kiss You Every Day? by HATSUHARU
  • Can You Just Die, My Darling? by Majuro Kaname and Sōsō Sakakibara
  • Cells at Work! by Akane Shimizu
  • Chi’s Sweet Home by Konami Kanata
  • Chihayafuru by Yuki Suetsugu
  • Clockwork Planet by YUU KAMIYA, Tsubaki Himana, and KURO SINO
  • Complex Age by Yui Sakuma
  • COPPELION by Tomonori Inoue
  • DAYS by Tsuyoshi Yasuda
  • DEATHTOPIA by Yoshinobu Yamada
  • Defying Kurosaki-kun by MAKINO
  • Descending Stories by Haruko Kumota
  • Devils’ Line by Ryo Hanada
  • Domestic Girlfriend by Kei Sasuga
  • Drowning Love by George Asakuara
  • EDENS ZERO by Hiro Mashima
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life by Hinowa Kōzuki and Waka Miyama
  • Fairy Girls by Hiro Mashima and BOKU
  • Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima
  • Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest by Hiro Mashima and Atsuo Ueda
  • Fairy Tail: City Hero by Hiro Mashima and Ushio Ando
  • Fairy Tail: Blue Mistral by Hiro Mashima and Rui Watanabe
  • Fairy Tail: Ice Trail by Hiro Mashima and Yūsuke Shirato
  • Fairy Tail S by Hiro Mashima
  • Fire Force by Atsushi Ohkubo
  • Flying Witch by Chihiro Ishizuka
  • Fort of Apocalypse by Yuu Kuraishi and Kazu Inabe
  • FukuFuku: Kitten Tales by Konomi Kanata
  • Fuuka by Kouji Seo
  • Gakuen Prince by Jun Yuzuki
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex by Shirow Masamune and Yū Kinutani
  • Giant Killing by Masaya Tsunamoto and Tsujitomo
  • Gleipnir by Sun Takeda
  • Golosseum by Yasushi Baba
  • Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated! by Kenji Saito and Parabora
  • Happiness by Shūzō Oshimi
  • Hotaru’s Way by Satoru Hiura
  • House of the sun. by Taamo
  • Hozuki’s Coolheadedness by Natsumi Eguchi
  • I Am Here! by Ema Toyama
  • I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die by Umi Shiina
  • I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World by Taamo
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives by Naoki Yamakawa and Akinari Nao
  • In/Spectre by Kyo Shirodaira and Chashiba Katase
  • Interviews with Monster Girls by PETOS
  • Inuyashiki by Hiroya Oku
  • Kakafukaka by Takumi Ishida
  • Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition by Kōji Kumeta
  • Kami Kami Kaeshi by Ema Toyama
  • Karate Heat by Eiichi Kitano
  • Kasane by Daruma Matsuura
  • Kira-kun Today by Rin Mikimoto
  • Kiss Him, Not Me by Junko
  • Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight by Rin Mikimoto
  • Kitchen Princess Omnibus by Miyuki Kobayashi and Natsumi Ando
  • Knights of Sidonia by Tsutomu Nihei
  • Kokkoku: Moment by Moment by Seita Horio
  • Land of the Lustrous by Haruko Ichikawa
  • LDK by Ayu Watanabe
  • Let’s Dance a Waltz by Natsumi Ando
  • Love and Lies by Musawo
  • Love Hina Omnibus by Ken Akamatsu
  • Love in Focus by Yōko Nogiri
  • Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment by Toki Sunazuka
  • Maga Tsuki by Hoshino Taguchi
  • Magical Sempai by AZU
  • Manga Dogs by Ema Toyama
  • Mardock Scramble by Tow Ubukata and Yoshitoki Ōima
  • Missions of Love by Ema Toyama
  • My Boss’s Kitten by Yumi Hisawa
  • My Boy in Blue by Maki Miyoshi
  • My Boyfriend in Orange by Non Tamashima
  • My Little Monster by Robico
  • My Sweet Girl by Rumi Ichinohe
  • My Wife is Wagatsuma-san by Yuu Kuraishi and Keishi Nishikida
  • Mysterious Girlfriend X by Riichi Ueshiba
  • Negima! Omnibus by Ken Akamatsu
  • Negima! by Ken Akamatsu
  • Nekogahara by Hiroyuki Takei
  • Nodame Cantabile by Tomoko Ninomiya
  • Noragami: Stray God by Adachitoka
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season by Mari Okada and Nao Emoto
  • Our Fake Marriage by Kiwi Tokina
  • Our Precious Conversations by ROBICO
  • Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki
  • Peach Girl by Miwa Ueda
  • Peach Heaven by Mari Yoshino
  • Pitch-Black Ten by Kenshiro Sakamoto
  • Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura
  • Princess Resurrection by Yasunori Mitsunaga
  • Pumpkin Scissors by Ryotaro Iwanaga
  • Rave Master by Hiro Mashima
  • Real Account by Okushō and Shizumu Watanabe
  • Real Girl by Mao Nanami
  • Sankarea by Mitsuru Hattori
  • Say “I love you”. by Kanae Hazuki
  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei by Kōji Kumeta
  • School Rumble by Jin Kobayashi
  • Sherlock Bones by Yuma Ando and Yuki Sato
  • Shōjo Fight by Yoko Nihonbashi
  • Shugo Chara! by Peach-Pit
  • Shugo Chara-chan! by Peach-Pit, NAPHTHALENE MIZUSHIMA, Sakyou, Ema Toyama, Miyuki Eto, Yuriko Abe and Kinomin
  • Smile Down the Runway by Kotoba Inoya
  • Space Brothers by Chūya Koyama
  • Spoof on Titan by Hajime Isayama and HOUNORI
  • Starving Anonymous by Yuu Kuraishi, Kazu Inabe and Kengo Mizutani
  • Suzuka by Kouji Seo
  • Sweetness and Lightning by Gido Amagakure
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime by Fuse, Taiki Kawakami and MITZ VAH
  • That Wolf-Boy is Mine! by Yōko Nogiri
  • The Flowers of Evil by Shūzō Oshimi
  • The Full-Time Wife Escapist by Tsunami Umino
  • The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor by Takafumi Satō and Indo So
  • The Prince in His Dark Days by Hico Yamanaka
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets by Negi Haruba
  • The Walls Between Us by Haru Tsukishima
  • To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts by MAYBE
  • To Your Eternity by Yoshitoki Ōima
  • Tokyo Revengers by Ken Wakui
  • Tokyo Tarareba Girls by Akiko Higashimura
  • Tsuredure Children by Toshiya Wakabayashi
  • Until Your Bones Rot by Yae Utsumi
  • UQ HOLDER! by Ken Akamatsu
  • Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty by Megumi Morino
  • Watari-kun’s ****** Is about to Collapse by Naru Narumi
  • Welcome to the Ballroom by Tomo Takeuchi
  • Yagyu Ninja Scrolls by Futaro Yamada and Masaki Segawa
  • Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches by Miki Yoshikawa
  • Your Lie in April by Naoshi Arakawa
  • Yozakura Quartet by Suzuhito Yasuda

Fans can read free samples of these Kodansha titles in the Manga Planet Library. Subscribers to the Library get to read the succeeding chapters in addition to other manga titles from WANIBOOKS Co., Ltd., Parsola Inc., highstone, Inc., Starts Publishing, Shodensha Publishing, Thirdline, SOZO Comics, Tokuma Shoten, Home-sha, Inc., LEED Publishing Co., Ltd., SAN-EI Corporation, SHONENGAHOSHA, I.T. Planning, Inc., and by mangaka Masaya Hokazono and Nakashima723.

Kodansha Comics Announces Six New Manga Licenses

Kodansha USA has announced that it has licensed six new manga that will debut in Fall 2021.

Title: When Will Ayumu Make His Move?
Author: Sōichirō Yamamoto
Summary: Ayumu is in love with his senpai Yaotome, but he’s sworn not to confess his feelings until he can beat her at the board game shogi. The problem is, his love is obvious to Yaotome, and she can’t stop trying to trick him into breaking his vow. Fall in love again, fans of Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, Komi Can’t Communicate, and Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie.

Title: Penguin & House
Author: Akiho Ieda
Summary: Pen is a penguin. His favorite things are pancakes and fastidious household upkeep. Pen lives in the city with his friend Hayakawa, a human. They can’t communicate in words, so the only way for Pen to express his love is by doing laundry and getting good deals at the supermarket. This is a chronicle of their life together–let it snuggle on your shelf next to A Man and His Cat or Way of the Househusband.

Title: Rent-A-(Really Shy!)-Girlfriend
Author: Reiji Miyajima
Summary: The official spin-off manga of Rent-A-Girlfriend, the rom-com turned hit anime, features fan-favorite Sumi, the shy girl longing to come out of her shell. Written and illustrated by original creator Reiji Miyajima. Catch up on the manga before Rent-A-Girlfriend returns for a second anime season, coming soon.

Title: Bomba!
Author: Osamu Tezuka
Summary: From 2020 Harvey Hall of Famer, Osamu Tezuka, comes a thriller about feelings of hatred inside all of us and a boy who has the power to summon a phantom killer horse.

Satoshi Otani is a quiet, introverted middle schooler who has a crush on his teacher Ms. Reiko Mizushima. When he learns that Mr. Kito, a violent teacher he despises, has proposed to Ms. Mizushima, his hatred wells forth. With this anger, he mysteriously brings forth a phantom killer horse named Bomba.

Title: Ciguatera
Author: Minoru Furuya
Summary: Yusuke Ogino is an average looking, bullied, 17 year old. His modest dream is to get a motorcycle license and get closer to the beautiful Yumi. But to his surprise, Yumi has approached him. This… might be a trap? And a psychopathological stalker menaces their pursuit of happiness.

Title: Emma Dreams of Stars
Authors: Kan Takahama, Emmanuelle Maisonneuve and Julia Pavlowitch
Summary: Based on a true story of a former Michelin Guide Inspector. Find out what the top-secret life of a professional foodie is like.

Emma, a food writer, can’t give up her childhood dream of becoming a Michelin Guide Inspector, and sends her resume to the Michelin headquarters. She is informed nine months later that there is an opening and goes to a mysterious interview.

The company also announced it will release Fujimomo’s Lovesick Ellie; Ema Toyama’s Vampire Dormitory; and Shiroichi Amaui, Tamagonokimi, and Konekoneko’s The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon! manga in print starting in Fall 2021. Kodansha USA already publishes the three manga digitally. It was also announced that a “MONOGATARI Series Final Season Box Set” will be released.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Comics to Release the Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Manga

Kodansha Comics says that it plans to release Fujita’s Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii manga under the finalized English title Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku. The company will release Volumes 1, 2, and 3 in print on April 17, 2018, June 12, 2018, and October 2, 2018, respectively.

The manga’s story focuses on the awkward romantic comedy between Narumi, a female office worker who hides her fujoshi lifestyle, and Hirotaka, a handsome and capable company man who is secretly a game otaku.

Fujita launched Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku on the image sharing website pixiv in 2014. In November 2015, the manga moved to Ichijinsha’s Comic POOL digital manga magazine.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Comics Releases the I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World Manga Digitally

Kodansha Comics has released the first volume of Taamo’s Chikyū no Owari wa Koi no Hajimari manga digitally in English under the title I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World on November 7, 2017.

The story of the manga is described as:

Mahiru Yanase’s twin sister, Mayo, has it all—she’s cute, sweet, and popular. Mahiru, on the other hand… has always been the other Yanase. All her life, Mahiru’s reminded herself that every time something good happens to her, something bad comes along to balance it out. She never gets her hopes up… but no sooner does she arrive for her first day of high school than Aoi Satomi, her handsome, mysterious classmate, takes an interest in her—and by the end of the day, he’s already asked her out. If things don’t balance out for Mahiru soon, the world’s going to come to an end.

Taamo launched I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World in Kodansha’s Dessert magazine in November 2014 and ended it in October 2017.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Comics Adds the Elegant Yokai Apartment Life and Black Panther and Sweet 16 Manga Digitally

Kodansha Comics released the first volumes of Waka Miyama’s Elegant Yokai Apartment Life and Pedoro Toriumi’s Black Panther and Sweet 16 manga digitally on August 29, 2017.

The story of Elegant Yokai Apartment Life is described as:

Yokai, ghosts, and humans living together in harmony? Yushi Inaba was taken in by his uncle’s family after losing his parents in an accident three years ago. Now sixteen and eager to make it on his own, he hopes to move into a dorm upon entering high school. But by a cruel twist of fate, the dorm burns to the ground. After searching high and low, Yushi finally manages to find an apartment at the too-good-to-be-true price of 25,000 yen per month. Sure enough, there’s one condition: the apartment is haunted. Surrounded by a gaggle of colorful tenants, Yushi’s “normal” high school life begins.

Hinowa Kōzuki launched the Yōkai Apāto no Yūga na Nichijō (Elegant Yokai Apartment Life) light novel series in 2003, and concluded it in 2009 with 10 volumes (and a later side-story collection in 2013). Miyama launched the ongoing manga adaptation in Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine in 2011.

The story of Black Panther and Sweet 16 is described as:

Taiga, a teenage girl with a complex about her aggressive nature, has just moved to Tokyo when she runs across a boy passed out from starvation. She lends him a drink, but he ends up stealing a kiss. Then, on her first day at her new school, that boy, Anri Iseya, comes up to her and declares himself to be her pet? This dangerous mission between a black beast and a strong-willed 16-year-old begins now.

Toriumi launched the manga in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine in August 2015.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Comics Releases Battle Angel Alita Manga Digitally Before Its Print Release

Kodansha Comics has announced that its English language release of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga will be available digitally on comiXology and Kindle before its print release. Volumes 1-3 are available now in the comiXology Originals line for US$10.99 each or free with comiXology membership. Volumes 4-6 are set for release in August 2017 and Volumes 6-9 will release in October 2017. The previously announced hardcover deluxe editions will be available starting in November 2017.

Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga ran in Shueisha’s Business Jump magazine from 1990 to 1995, followed by the 1995-1996 prequel Ashen Victor and the single volume GUNNM: Other Stories. The story continued in 2001 with the partial retelling Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, which moved to Kodansha’s Evening magazine as the result of an issue between Kishiro and Shueisha’s Ultra Jump magazine. The newest manga, Gunnm: Kasei Senki (Battle Angel Alita: The Martian War Chronicles), launched in Kodansha’s Evening magazine in 2014.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Comics to Release Three More Manga Titles Digitally

Kodansha Comics has announced that it will release Daruma Matsuura’s Kasane, Mao Nanami’s Real Girl (3D Kanojo), and Chika’s This Is a Love Story (Kore wa Koi no Hanashi) shōjo manga digitally on May 30, 2017.

In Kasane, the title character is an ugly girl who is severely bullied by her classmates because of her appearance. Kasane’s beautiful late mother bequeathed her one tube of lipstick, and that lipstick changes Kasane’s fate in a big way. Matsuura launched the manga in Kodansha’s Evening magazine in April 2013.

Real Girl follows Hikari Tsutsui, a high school boy who is satisfied with the virtual girls he encounters in anime and games. He does not have many friends and he lives in his own world. One day, when he is stuck on pool cleaning duty, he is approached by Iroha, a “real girl” who is showy and popular with boys. The manga ran in Kodansha’s Dessert magazine from July 2011 to May 2016.

This Is a Love Story follows 31-year-old novelist Shinichi, who is in a slump when a cat and a 10-year-old girl named Haruka show up at his house. His editor and childhood friend suggests he use Haruka as a model for his novel about love. The manga ran in Kodansha’s Aria magazine from July 2010 to May 2014.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Advanced Media Is Publishing Aoba-kun’s Confessions Manga Digitally

Kodansha Advanced Media published the first volume of Ema Toyama’s Aoba-kun ni Kikitai koto manga digitally under the title Aoba-kun’s Confessions on May 16, 2017.

The story of the manga is described as:

Mayo is a high school loner who has issues with communication. She starts a peculiar job at a “Listening House,” where she silently listens to people’s problems. But her first client is Aoba-kun, the star of the basketball team who is seemingly perfect. Could Aoba-kun and his complicated situation be too much for Mayo to handle? So begins the secret relationship between the girl who lacks communication skills and the guy who seems to have it all.

Toyama launched Aoba-kun’s Confessions in November 2015.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Comics Lists Two New Digital Manga Releases

Kodansha Comics is listing digital releases of the first volumes of George Asakura’s Drowning Love (Oboreru Knife) and Robico’s Our Precious Conversations (Boku to Kimi no Taisetsu na Hanashi) manga for May 16, 2017.

Drowning Love tells the story of Natsume, a sixth grade girl who has to move from Tokyo to a decidedly different town in the countryside. Upon meeting a boy named Kōichirō there, “something” stirs inside her. The story depicts a “teen heart on the brink of ruin.”

Asakura started the manga in Bessatsu Friend in 2004.

The story of Our Precious Conversations is described as:

Nozomi Aizawa has has kept her feelings for her schoolmate Azuma-kun a secret for quite a while, but the time has come for her to finally confess. His response, though, is far from ordinary. Led in circles by his hilarious tangents, these two awkward teenagers find themselves growing ever closer while muddling through misunderstandings and off-topic rants. When the airheaded stalker Aizawa-san finally connects with the petulant know-it-all Azuma-kun, the result is a romantic comedy worth talking about.

Robico launched the manga in Kodansha’s Dessert magazine in August 2015.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Advanced Media to Publish the DAYS and Tsuredure Children Manga Digitally

Kodansha Advanced Media has announced that it will release Tsuyoshi Yasuda’s DAYS and Toshiya Wakabayashi’s Tsuredure Children manga as digital-first titles on April 25, 2017. Kodansha Comics previously confirmed that it plans to complete all digital-first titles, and the titles can potentially receive print releases in the future.

The story of DAYS is described as:

During his last spring break before starting high school, Tsukushi Tsukamoto meets Jin Kazama, who invites him to a pick-up soccer game. Their chance meeting, and his first-ever experience with soccer, move kind-hearted, timid Tsukushi to enroll in his new high school’s soccer club, which is among the strongest in all of Japan. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, there’s something amazing hidden inside Tsukushi’s heart… and through his trials and tribulations in the soccer club, it’s beginning to blossom.

Yasuda launched the manga in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in April 2013.

The Tsuredure Children (Idle Children) four-panel manga is dedicated “to those of you who can’t say ‘I love you.'” It chronicles a series of short school romance stories in an omnibus format.

Wakabayashi launched the manga online in October 2012, and then also began serializing it with new material in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2015.

Source: ANN