5 Kodansha Series Nominated for YALSA’s 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens List!

Kodansha Comics is proud to announce that not one, not two, but
five of our series have made the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list! If you’ve been searching for a new manga series to discover—or if you’ve been looking for the perfect new series to gift to a friend or teen family member —look no further than these five, fabulous series below!



Again!! (Ages 16+)
By Mitsurou Kubo, creator of Moteki and one of the minds behind Yuri!!! On ICE 


Kinichiro Imamura isn’t a bad guy, really, but on the first day of high school his narrow eyes and bleached blonde hair made him look so shifty that his classmates assumed the worst. Three years later, without any friends or fond memories, he isn’t exactly feeling bittersweet about graduation. But after an accidental fall down a flight of stairs, Kinichiro wakes up three years in the past… on the first day of high school! Has he really gone back in time, or is this just a crazy dream? An encounter with an awkwardly eccentric fellow student might give Kinichiro the chance to live a different version of his dull high school life—if can just bring himself to seize the chance…


Again!! Volumes 1 through 6 are available now —Volume 7 coming March 19, 2019!

Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!






Flying Witch  (All Ages)
By Chihiro Ishizuka


Makoto Kowata, a novice witch, packs up her belongings (including a black cat familiar) and moves in with her distant cousins in rural Aomori to complete her training and become a full-fledged witch.


Flying Witch Volumes 1 through 6 are available now—Volume 7 coming June 11, 2019!

Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!










Frau Faust (Ages 16+)
By Kore Yamazaki, creator of The Ancient Magus’ Bride 


More than a century after an eccentric scholar made an infamous deal with a devil, the story of Faust has passed into legend. However, the true Faust is not the stuffy, professorial man known in fairy tales, but a charismatic, bespectacled woman named Johanna Faust, who happens to still be alive. Searching for pieces of her long-lost demon, Johanna passes through a provincial town, where she saves a young boy named Marion from a criminal’s fate. In exchange, she asks a simple favor of Marion, but Marion soon finds himself intrigued by the peculiar Doctor Faust and joins her on her journey.


Frau Faust is complete in 5 volumes—Read the first chapter here!







To Your Eternity (Ages 16+)
By Yoshitoki Oima, creator of A Silent Voice 


A lonely boy wandering the desolate tundra meets a wolf, and the two become fast friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment. But the boy has a history, and the wolf is more than meets the eye as well … To Your Eternity is a totally unique and moving manga about death, life, reincarnation, and the nature of love.


To Your Eternity Volumes 1 through 8 are available now—Volume 9 coming April 16, 2019!

Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!







Waiting for Spring (Ages 13+)
By Anashin 


Mitsuki is a shy girl who’s about to enter high school, and vows to open herself up to new friendships. Of course, the four stars of the boys’ basketball team weren’t exactly the friends she had in mind! Yet, when they drop by the café where she works, the five quickly hit it off. Soon she’s been accidentally thrust into the spotlight, targeted by jealous girls. And will she expand her mission to include… love?


Waiting for Spring Volumes 1 through 10 are available now —Volume 11 coming July 23, 2019!

Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!