September 2023 New Digital Licensing Announcement

Aug 31, 2023
September 2023 New Digital Licensing Announcement

Learn about all the new digital manga series debuting soon!

This September sees two new English-language digital debut from Kodansha: the sequel to the critically acclaimed, and drama-inspiring wine saga, The Drops of God, along with a new spin-off of the fan-favorite medical manga series, Cells at Work!

Cells at Work! Lady brings a unique woman-focused spin on the biological world fans know and love, bringing not only action & drama but also medical insights into the inner workings of women's physiology. Manga fans and budding oenologist will also want to break out the good glasses for Drops of God: Mariage, the next course in the acclaimed wine (and food) epic, which picks up right where the original series left off.

September's digital debuts will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors, including BookwalkerAmazon KindleApple BooksGoogle PlayNookKoboMyAnimeList, and more. Fans can also purchase and read all our digital manga on the new

Take a look below at the full roster of digital debuts coming soon.


Cells at Work! Lady
Original Story by Shigemitsu Harada, Art by Akari Otokawa, Supervised by Akane Shimizu

Release Date: September 12, 2023

Life as a lady can be tough, but life IN a lady is that much tougher. From periods to pregnancies, it can be an emotional ride…especially when you’re the size of a cell. Thankfully, Macrophage, Killer T, Helper T, and White Blood Cell are joined by a host of hard-working allies equipped to deal with the daily struggles of lady life in this female-focused spin-off of Cells at Work!

Rated: 16+

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Drops of God: Mariage
Story by Tadashi Agi, Art by Shu Okimoto

Release Date: September 26, 2023

One last challenge stands between Shizuku Kanzaki and his father’s fortune—to identify the wine his father called “The Drops of God” in his will. Problem is, he’s up against Issei Tomine, a famous wine critic his father adopted shortly before his death. Alone and penniless following his journey around the world to gain knowledge and train his senses for the final showdown, Shizuku stumbles into a western-style izakaya to work for food and a place to stay. But when Shizuku uses his newfound smarts to save the struggling business, a competing chain launches an identical menu and enlists the help of a rising sommelier to go head-to-head with them. In order to stay on top and survive this brutal business, it all comes down to perfecting the food and wine pairings—the blissful mariage of flavors which delights the senses.

Rated: 16+

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