May 2023 New Digital Licensing Announcements

Apr 27, 2023
May 2023 New Digital Licensing Announcements

Read Free Ch. 1 Preview of the Digital Series Debuts Coming in May!

Kodansha USA reveals three digital manga series making their volume 1 debut this May, including the grilled-food obsessed rom-com How to Grill Our Love; the fantastical unlikely roomie series, Small Nozomi & Big Yume; and a magical fish-out-of-water saga, The World of Summoning, from Yuuki Kodama, the creator of Blood Lad.

May's debuting digital manga series will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors, including BookwalkerKindle, Apple BooksGoogle Play, Nook, Kobo, MyAnimeList and more!


How to Grill Our Love
By Shiori Hanatsuka

Release Date: May 5, 2023

Dating can be tough when you nerd out over barbecue. Kenta, a practical pitmaster, looks for a grill-friend in Chihiro, an aloof and faultless business babe…or is she? Scared of being rejected for who they really are, the two of them find comfort in food and each other…and all is well until Kenta must transfer away. With their developing relationship at steak, Chihiro proposes they tie the knot and they marry for better or wurst. Winging a long-distance marriage is one thing, but here's the rub—they barely know each other! It's a rare marriage where all the awkwardness of dating meets a sizzling passion for grilling!

Rated: 13+

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Small Nozomi & Big Yume
By Sou Hamayumiba

Release Date: May 16, 2023

High schooler Nozomi Koiwa wakes up and discovers she's lost her memories...and a whole lot of height. Now the size of a soda can, she flees from a feline assault into the disgusting den of Yume Okubo, a drunken shut-in NEET who's terrified of people and hasn't been outside for months. Between falling beer cans and deadly insect traps, Nozomi survives long enough to convince the airheaded Yume that she's a figment of her imagination who's come to save her from hitting rock bottom...all while investigating how she ended up funsized. But despite their differences—height, brains, and otherwise—each half of this quirky combo might just be what the other needs!

Rated: 16+

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The World of Summoning
By Yuuki Kodama

Release Date: May 30, 2023

Tokoyo was raised in the Fantasy District—not notable in and of itself, except for the fact that he’s human. That fact alone gives him the ability to become a Summoner—one who can bring people and items from other worlds into his own. He’s the pride of the district, as all those who live there were themselves summoned from another world. But when he emerges into the city of Tokyo, a human city where the summoned are discriminated against, he finds that being a Summoner isn’t what he thought it was at all…and that, perhaps, his utopian vision of a world shared by human and summoned alike isn’t shared by all… A brand-new adventure from the creator of Blood Lad!

Rated: 16+

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