October 2022 New Digital Licensing Announcements

Kodansha USA Publishing announced today their latest offering for all-new debuting digital manga series starting October 2022.

This month Kodansha USA debuts a fun range of digital manga series, including the three demons & a baby comedy Raised by the Demon Kings!; the harem coffee shop rom-com The Café Terrace and its Goddesses; and even the sequel to Gamaran, last month’s debut period piece battle manga, with Gamaran: Shura.

All of October’s debuting digital manga series will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors, including BookwalkerKindle, Apple Books, Google PlayNookKoboizneoMyAnimeList and more!


OCTOBER 2022 DIGITAL DEBUTS

Raised by the Demon Kings!
By Kosuke Iijima  

Release Date: October 4, 2022

Death Castle, the seat of power in the Demon World, is home to three demon kings…and a toddler?! The High Demon King, Death Mask, and his co-rulers Demon King Giant Rock and Demon King Dark Knight find that though they command powerful legions of evil, they aren’t immune to a child’s cries…and so the sweet, innocent human child Maris will grow up under their care! After all, how hard can raising a child be…?

Rated: 13+

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The Café Terrace and its Goddesses
By Kouji Seo  

Release Date: October 18, 2022

When Hayato’s grandmother passed, he planned to sell her rundown café on the shore—not realizing that it was also home to five young women who call themselves her family?! Their desperation to keep the café open convinces Hayato to give it a shot…but even their best intentions might not be enough to make it work! And can he even work with these five unruly women? No matter what, he’s got his work cut out for him! A fun new romcom by the author of Fuuka and Suzuka!

Rated: 16+

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Gamaran: Shura
By Yosuke Nakamaru 

Release Date: October 25, 2022

It’s been two years since the infamous Unabara Tournament, but things aren’t over for Iori Sengoku—in fact, he’s received a summons from the Tokugawa Shogunate. He’s to join in battle against the Shogunate’s top martial artists to determine the strongest of the lot. Not only that, he’s accompanied by the sword-crazy Ran Ichinose. No matter what, this is an adventure you won’t want to miss—the thrilling sequel to Gamaran!

Rated: 16+

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September 2022 New Digital Licensing Announcements

Kodansha USA Publishing announced today their latest offering for all-new debuting digital manga series starting September 2022.

Coming in hot are the reincarnation fantasy harem rom-com, The God-Tier Guardian and the Love of Six Princesses; as well as the Edo era, only-the-strong-survive, martial arts battle manga, Gamaran!

All of September’s debuting digital manga series will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors, including BookwalkerKindle, Apple Books, Google PlayNookKoboizneoMyAnimeList and more!

For more information on these as well as any other Kodansha USA manga, visit kodansha.us.


SEPTEMBER 2022 DIGITAL DEBUTS

The God-Tier Guardian and the Love of Six Princesses 
Art By Hisashi Kakoyama, Story By Touwa Akatsuki,
Original Character Designs By Tetsubuta

Release Date: September 6, 2022

In order to stay by the side of his liege, Arsmeria, the devoted knight Vance chose to reincarnate with her a thousand years into the future. In his new life he’s known as Lloyd, the foster son of Countess Myuria and the wielder of colorless magic. But Lloyd has kept his memories of his past life and of his quest, and when he finds that Arsmeria’s reincarnated soul has been divided into six parts and spread amongst many, he realizes he’s got his work cut out for him!

Rated: 13+

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Gamaran
By Yosuke Nakamaru 

Release Date: September 20, 2022

Unabara Domain—home to nightmarishly strong students and masters of martial arts of all kinds. The lord of the Unabara has decided that whichever of his sons discovers the strongest martial arts style will be his heir, but when 28th son Naoyoshi Washizu decides on Ogama-style practitioner Gama Kurogane, son of notorious father and scion of a “weak” style, to represent him, the odds seem bleak. But between Naoyoshi’s determination and Gama’s hard-earned strength, they may yet come out on top!

Rated: 16+

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August 2022 & Spring 2023 Licensing Announcements

Kodansha USA Publishing announced today at Comic-Con International 2022 in San Diego their latest offering for digital manga series debuting this August, as well as special drop-in print manga licenses arriving Spring 2023.

Additional Spring 2023 print releases announced today include the Shaman King sequel – by the original series creator, Hiroyuki Takei – SHAMAN KING: FLOWERS; a cute near future close encounter adventure, Break of Dawn; as well as the manga adaptation of the isekai comedy light novel, also coming from Kodansha & announced at Anime Expo ’22, Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement!.

In the realm of digital debuts, August 2022 sees the launch of the yearning star-crossed romance Our Love Doesn’t Need a Happy Ending and the queer love triangle saga She, Her Camera, and Her Seasons.

The special drop-in print titles announced will be available Spring 2023 at local and online book vendors like Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Amazon, and more!

And August 2022 digital debuts will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors, including BookwalkerKindle, Apple Books, Google PlayNookKoboizneoMyAnimeList and more!

See the full list of all-new licenses announced for print and digital below or on Kodansha.us.


AUGUST 2023 PRINT LICENSES:

SHAMAN KING: FLOWERS 
By Hiroyuki Takei

The ghosts, spirits, zombies, and gods return in this brand-new sequel to the classic shonen adventure manga SHAMAN KING! Hana Asakura finds that being the son of Yoh & Anna Asakura isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and his boredom has him itching for any kind of excitement. But when a fight comes straight to his doorstep, it’s from a place he least expects—his own family? The battle for Asakura supremacy begins!

Rated: 13+


Break of Dawn 
By Tetsuya Imai

It’s the year 2038, but more importantly, it’s summer. A little boy named Yuma is obsessed with the impending return of the Arville Comet. Then, one day, he sneaks onto the roof of an apartment building and finds something even more amazing—something not from this world. Now Yuma and his friends, and his hovering autopet Nanako, must work together to uncover a secret that’s slumbered in the Earth for years, as dawn breaks over a new era for him and for humanity… Entire story in a single volume.

Inspired an anime film coming soon from the acclaimed screenwriter Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)!

Rated: 13+


Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement (Manga)
By Keisuke Motoe
Original story by FUNA
Character Designs By Tozai

After growing up an orphan, Mitsuha has a healthy respect for money and a desire to live well—at least, until she dies after being pushed off a cliff. Waking up in a strange fantasy world, Mitsuha narrowly survives an encounter with a pack of wolves, then realizes she has the power to move between this world and the real one. A lesser person might embark on heroic adventures—Mitsuha instead immediately recognizes the lucrative possibilities of her new situation, and heads out to buy an arsenal of modern weapons. Her goal: to acquire 80,000 gold, and the life of leisure she’s always dreamed of! The manga companion to the popular light novel series, also coming soon from Kodansha!

Rated: 16+


AUGUST 2022 DIGITAL DEBUTS

Our Love Doesn’t Need a Happy Ending 
By Fuyumi Yajima

Release Date: August 2, 2022

Daiki Tomita likes movies, but the real reason he’s still kept up with his university’s film club members after they all graduated is his unrequited love for fellow member Koharu Kobayakawa. He’s been hesitant to risk their friendship by asking her out, but when Koharu breaks the news that she doesn’t have long to live, Tomita must decide whether or not he’s willing to let her go without ever telling her how he truly feels…

Rated: 16+

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She, Her Camera, and Her Seasons
By Tsukiko

Release Date: August 16, 2022

Akari is a third-year student who has spent her high school career sticking to the straight and narrow…but her attention is caught by Yuki Sendo, the short-haired, standoffish girl in her class who seems to buck the trend. Akari can’t seem to stop seeking Yuki out, and her feelings rapidly develop into something more than girlish friendship. But Yuki seems to have eyes only for her childhood friend, Rintaro Kagawa…who himself seems to have feelings for Akari. It’s a mess…and one that threatens to grow even messier as Akari navigates between what she wants and what’s expected of her…

Rated: 16+

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July 2022 & Spring 2023 Licensing Announcements

Kodansha USA Publishing announced today at Anime Expo their latest in new print licenses for manga and light novels arriving Spring 2023, as well as debuting digital series launching every week in July 2022!

Spring 2023 sees the release of all-new-in-English manga series like the yakuza/idol rom-com, The Yakuza’s Bias; more exciting light novels like the isekai comedy, 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement; as well as digital-first series coming to to print, including A Condition Called Love, The Great Cleric, Twilight Out of Focus, and more.

In the realm of digital debuts, July 2022 sees the launch of Desert Eagle, a thrilling revenge saga from Ken Wakui, the creator of Tokyo Revengers; as well as a poignant story about struggling with dyslexia, My Wonderful World; a creepy and heartwarming monster detective series, Hella Chill Monsters; and more.

Print titles announced will be available Spring 2023 at local and online book vendors like Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Amazon, and more! And all July 2022 digital debuts will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors, including BookwalkerKindle, Apple Books, Google PlayNookKoboizneoMyAnimeList and more!

See the full list of all-new licenses announced for print and digital below or on Kodansha.us.


SPRING 2023 PRINT LICENSES:

The Yakuza’s Bias
By Teki Yatsuda

A yakuza enforcer becomes the gang world’s biggest K-pop stan in this cult comedy manga that went from webcomic to sleeper hit in Japan! Perfect for fans of Way of the HousehusbandPhantom of the Idol, or Spy x Family.

Rated: 16+


Lovely Muco!
By Takayuki Mizushina

Lovely Muco is a story that depicts the lovely everyday life of Komatsu-san, a glassmith, and his pet dog Muco. Muco’s wish is that Komatsu-san could become a Shiba breed dog! 

Rated: 8+


Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen
By Yo Asami & Takaya Kagami

A short while before the apocalypse, 15-year-old Guren Ichinose enrolls at Daiichi Shibuya High, a magical training school.

Witness his trials as he must hide his true strength even as he is trampled on at a school for the insufferably privileged.  Previously released light novels, now in manga format.

Rated: 13+


Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement (Light Novel)
By FUNA

One day, Mitsuha falls off a cliff and is transported to a medieval Europe–type world! After a near-death encounter with a pack of wolves, she then realizes that she’s able to transport between two worlds—this one and her own. Taking advantage of this ability, Mitsuha decides to live in both worlds and calculates that she’ll need 80,000 gold coins to be able to retire! Mitsuha now has to come up with different ways to collect her gold coins!

Rated: 13+


Prophecy Omnibus Edition
By Tetsuya Tsutsui

A newspaper-masked vigilante who broadcasts his acts of vengeance before committing them. A newly-formed police division tackling the new frontier of internet-based crime. As the Sun rises on the Era of Information, can a group of people who found themselves at the bottom of the food chain rattle society through the web and avenge a fallen friend?

Rated: 16+


I (♂) Crossed-Dressed for the IRL (♀) Meetup
By Kurano

“Cocoa” has made three best friends in her online game, and she’s excited to meet them in real life at a dessert café for the first time. The only problem: She’s actually a man who’s been lying to them. What begins as a tense manga about online life quickly turns into a lighthearted comedy about friendship, gender, and forgiving yourself and others.

Rated: 16+


Tsugumi Project 
By ippatu

In the far future, a soldier named Leon is taken from his family on a trumped-up charge and dropped into a suicide mission: Recover a dangerous weapon from a deadly place — a place ruled by huge, irradiated, mutated monsters —a place once known, 200 years ago, as Japan. He and his teammates aren’t expected to survive this place. One of the scant pieces of information they have is the weapon’s name: Tsugumi.

Rated: 16+


The Surgery Room (Novel)
By Kyoka Izumi
Ilustrated By Honojiro Towoji  

“But you couldn’t have known!” A mysterious encounter in the surgery room leads back down the paths of memory, after a young woman refuses anesthetics to protect her secret… Kyoka Izumi’s 1895 classic is a mysterious, wrenching tale of doomed love.

Rated: 16+


Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
By Osamu Nishi

Iruma Suzuki has always been eager to please, even at the cost of his well-being. Worst yet, he’s the son of two selfish parents who end up selling him to a demon. Thanks to their totally irresponsible actions, Iruma has found himself living in the Netherworld, where he must live and attend school as the grandson of an older demon. Luckily, his new, doting grandfather is there to help, but Iruma will have to figure out how to blend in with his demonic classmates or risk getting eaten. All he needs to do is subjugate rival classmates, summon familiars, and do other typical demon things while never revealing that he’s human… Piece of cake, right?

Rated: 13+


Medaka Kuroiwa Is Impervious to My Charms
By Ran Kuze

Mona is the cutest girl in school, and she knows it. In fact, she’s worked hard to make her high school debut successful. But no matter what she does, she can’t seem to catch the eye of stone-cold stoic Medaka Kuroiwa — still, she’s not about to give up that easy. Medaka, on the other hand, has been raised at a temple and was told to never become close to women. Who will win in this heated battle of wills? Coming to PRINT! 

Rated: 13+


Twilight Out of Focus
By Jyanome

Second-years Mao Tsuchiya and Hisashi Otomo make three promises: 1) That Mao will never tell anyone that Hisashi is gay and has a boyfriend, 2) That Hisashi will never think of Mao “in that way,” and 3) That they’ll always knock before entering, in case someone is having some “private time.” The two’s ground rules should ensure a peaceful life together in their dorm, but life is never as simple as it should be, and some things are not so easily promised…Coming to PRINT!

Rated: 18+


A Condition Called Love
By Megumi Morino

Hotaru doesn’t need a boyfriend. But an act of kindness to a classmate going through a breakup opens a door she never thought to step through, in and everything begins to change… A sweet new shojo romance manga from the creator of Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty!

Rated: 13+


The Great Cleric
Original story by Broccoli Lion
Art by Hiiro Akikaze
Character design by sime

One man’s story of turning blood, sweat, and tears into a successful living—literally! After his untimely death as the hardest-working salary man in Japan, Luciel is reincarnated into the magical fantasy world Galdardia. Always the man with a plan, he recreates himself as a healer and sets about making his way in the world. But while Luciel knows a thing or two about making money, he knows absolutely nothing about Galdardia. Will his good heart and great work ethic be enough to make him…The Great Cleric?

Rated: 13+


Am I Actually the Strongest?
Original story by Sai Sumimori
Art by Ai Takahashi

This fast and funny action isekai manga about a newborn whose power is literally unfathomable is perfect for fans of My Unique Skill Makes Me OP Even at Level 1, The Abandoned Reincarnation Sage, and The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest. Already a digital hit, the fan favorite comes to print!

Rated: 16+


Quality Assurance in Another World
By Masamichi Sato

You think you’re living a quiet life in the countryside. Then, one day, a dragon threatens your home, and everything changes — not because of the fire-breathing serpent, but because of Haga, the man who shows up and “debugs” the situation. Can it be that your life is nothing like what you thought? And what, exactly, is “QA?”

Rated: 13+


JULY 2022 DIGITAL DEBUTS

Desert Eagle 
By Ken Wakui  

Release Date: July 5, 2022

Ichigo Washio is a young man with a bright future—a bright future, that is, within the gangs of Shinjuku. When he meets Ringo Takamizawa, a fellow student hell-bent on revenge on those who took everything from his mother, the gregarious Ichigo doesn’t think twice about helping Ringo—even when it means it’ll pit Ichigo against men he’s looked up to his whole life. But Ichigo knows he’s in the right, and with his new friends and a healthy dose of stupidity to guide him, he’s ready to return justice to Shinjuku’s streets! From the author of Tokyo Revengers!

Rated: 16+

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My Wonderful World 
By Mizuho Aimoto  

Release Date: July 5, 2022

Shinobu Asakura has never been able to read or write—and not for lack of trying. It’s made getting and holding down jobs difficult, and he’s constantly berated by people who think he’s simply slacking off when he’s just trying to keep up. But a chance meeting with a café worker who introduces a new word to Shinobu’s vocabulary—dyslexia—may just change the course of Shinobu’s life forever.

Rated: 16+

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My Maid, Miss Kishi
By Kano Kashiwagi  

Debut Date: July 12, 2022

Kiichiro Hayase has a reputation as the wealthiest, hottest, most eligible bachelor in town. But as they say…behind every successful man is the maid who keeps him from tripping over his own two feet! Enter Miss Kishi, the most competent, professional maid around—and the only thing keeping from Kiichiro quite literally crashing and burning. He owes it all to her, but can he ever make it up to her? He’s sworn to try…no matter how many things must get broken, scattered, or lost to do so!

Rated: 13+

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Hella Chill Monsters
By Shuji Takeya 

Release Date: July 19, 2022

Not everyone wishes for a peaceful afterlife… least of all Bonzo Scalobania, whose dearest wish is to find a case for a skeleton detective like him to solve! Along with his unreliable assistant, Vampy Vinegret, and zombie frenemy/bounty hunter Nero Lichman, Bonzo swears to solve the problems of Limbo City! But does it still count if the problems he’s solving are ones of his and his friends’ own making?? A wacky, weird, heartwarming tale for the undead in us all.

Rated: 16+

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My Tentative Name
By Takeru Okutsu

Release Date: July 26, 2022

Our protagonist awakes in a house he doesn’t know—in fact, not only does he not know where he is, he doesn’t know who he is. What he does know is that this unfamiliar house is empty, save for the body (and head) of a decapitated woman—a stranger, he thinks. He’s rescued by a woman, Shio, who calls him “Iori”…but is that who he really is? And when she helps him hide the body without batting an eye, telling him to trust her…can he? Should he?

Rated: 16+

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June 2022 Digital Licensing Announcements

June is here and with it arrives the digital debut of a number of wide-ranging and provocative manga like the yearning gay love story between two manga creators, JOY; the life & death class reunion saga, The Shadows of Who We Once Were; the sensually musical romance, Such a Treacherous Piano Sonata; the free-wheeling art school drama, A Nico-Colored Canvas, and more! Take a look below for details on all the new digital series debuting this month!

All these new June digital debuts, and ongoing digital series will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors including BookwalkerKindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Nook, Koboizneo, MyAnimeList and more!

To see what other new releases are coming June 2022, be sure to check out our Manga Release Calendar!


JUNE’S DIGITAL DEBUTS:

The Shadows of Who We Once Were
By Yae Utsumi 

Release Date: June 7, 2022

Nezu was looking forward to his elementary school reunion—after all, his class was united by unbreakable bonds. But when his former classmate, Mikio, reveals that this reunion is a very real matter of life and death…suddenly Nezu finds those bonds put to the test. By the author of Until Your Bones Rot!

Rated: 18+

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JOY
By Etsuko 

Release Date: June 7, 2022

Goh Akazaki is a 26-year-old man…who happens to be a shojo manga artist. His assistant is Yusuke Akune, who happens to be a mangaka in his own right. But when Goh accidentally finds out that Yusuke is gay, he’s thrown for a loop—what else about his friend doesn’t he know? And when Goh is asked to draw BL, he tries to pry into Yusuke’s experiences for inspiration…but when he is ultimately inspired by the idea of “unrequited love for Yusuke,” can he keep his own feelings out of the mix?

Rated: 18+

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Golden Gold
By Seita Horio

Release Date: June 14, 2022

Welcome to Neijima island—home to a girl who hopes to keep her friend from moving away; destination of an author hoping to be inspired for her next book; and above all, sacred land to a “god of fortune”—but will that god really bring what the people around it want? A bizarre, supernatural new story by the author of Kokkoku!

Rated: 16+

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Such a Treacherous Piano Sonata
By Hal Osaka  

Release Date: June 14, 2022

Kanna Tachibana is a 26-year-old woman who hasn’t yet felt the stirrings of physical attraction…that is, until she meets her new charge, the “Prince of Piano” Guy Narisawa Weissenfeld. After listening to his playing, she finds herself unable to stop herself caressing him…?! Will she be able to explore her budding sensuality with a man who has been told he plays with no emotion? And not only that, can she step up to save this irascible performer’s career while she’s at it?

Rated: 16+

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A Nico-Colored Canvas
By Nao Shikita

Release Date: June 21, 2022

Nico Sorano is in the dictionary under “free-spirited”…which makes her an instant celebrity at her art university. But one professor, the career making-or-breaking Kageiwa-sensei, has only a limited tolerance for her aggressively good-natured optimism. Unsurprisingly, Nico isn’t fazed…it just means she’s going to have to make her own way to stardom, with the help of her friend Mitsuki and the inscrutable, notorious Soichiro Togo. No matter what, it’ll be an interesting college debut!

Rated: 13+

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A Serenade for Pretend Lovers
By Tochika Nekome 

Release Date: June 21, 2022

Akari Sayo works at a TV station, and was on the job when she just happened to see her boyfriend—who just happened to be cheating on her. Before she can resolve anything, she’s asked to manage a documentary about a musician, Chizuru Kobuchi…but when he tries to shut her out, she barges in, determined to do her job right! But moments later, when he learns her name…he asks her to be his lover? Akari’s having a long day, and it looks like it isn’t over yet!

Rated: 16+

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Burn the House Down
By Moyashi Fujisawa   

Release Date: June 28, 2022

Shizuka Yamauchi, 25, housekeeper. Makiko Mitarai, 46, amateur model and perfect housewife. Though strangers on the outside, the two share a past—one Shizuka feels she needs to set right, to bring her mother justice. But Makiko has secrets of her own, and Shizuka will need to tread carefully if she’s to get to the bottom of it all…without getting burned.

Rated: 16+

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Relive our June 2022 Kodansha Live announcements in one video!

May 2022 Digital Licensing Announcements

May sees the digital series debut of an amazing slate of rom-coms including the mistaken-identity school-days romance, Oh, Those Hanazono Twins; the spicy friends-to-lovers tale, Changes of Heart; and even a hilariously sweet sex-positive romp, The Untouchable Midori-kun. Also debuting this month is When a Cat Faces West  the new supernatural adventure from Mushishi author Yuki Urushibara, the sci-fi battle manga, The Rokudo Rounds, and even a sexy follow-up to the popular Our Fake Marriage series with Our Fake Marriage: Rosé!

All these new May digital debuts and more will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors including BookwalkerKindle, Apple Books, Google PlayNookKoboizneoMyAnimeList and more!

To see what other new releases are coming May 2022, be sure to check out our Manga Release Calendar!


MAY’S DIGITAL DEBUTS:

Changes of Heart
By KUJIRA  

Release Date: May 3, 2022

After being dumped by her boyfriend, Koyori went to her longtime friend Hijiri’s house to drink away her sorrow…and ended up spending the night with him! Not only that, he tells her he loves her—and she’s not sure how to reconcile the new development with someone she’s known since they were kids. After all, the stakes are high—if things don’t work out, she’ll hurt one of her closest friends. And to make matters worse, her ex wants to patch things up…? Koyori needs to figure out what she wants, before she loses it all.

Rated: 18+

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Oh, Those Hanazono Twins
By Nena Kitajima 

Release Date: May 3, 2022

Tatara Tani is so average it hurts—the only thing he has going for him is that his childhood friends are ultra-popular idol Yuriko Hanazono and her fashionable twin, Ranko Hanazono! They’re both his classmates, and his long-standing relationship with them makes others seethe. So he thinks he’s hit the jackpot when Yuriko asks him to the amusement park with her, even though idols aren’t allowed to date. She dresses up as Ranko to fool the world, but when her ruse is discovered by the school, it’s up to the REAL Ranko to save her sister’s reputation…by dating Tatara herself? This crazy rom-com of errors begins!

Rated: 16+

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This Vampire Won’t Give Up!
By Madoka Kitaji 

Release Date: May 10, 2022

Minami has awful luck with men—she falls for their looks only to find that they’re the worst of the worst. So when she finds out that her next work assignment involves a good-looking, rude-off-the-bat man, she feels just fine about kissing any feelings for him goodbye…that is, until she finds out he’s the son of the author of her favorite childhood picture book series, Bride of the Vampire. But the rude son soon changes his tune, and Minami doesn’t have long before she discovers the secret his gorgeous lips hide…

Rated: 16+

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When a Cat Faces West
By Yuki Urushibara

Release Date: May 17, 2022

Flow—the phenomenon that occurs when matter falls out of balance and changes form. Flow creates oddities big and small that can be disruptive or delightful in equal measure, and it’s up to Flow Disposal departments and independent contractors to shepherd the Flow back to its natural form. For Chima Kondo, a 35-year-old woman stuck in the body of a 12-year-old thanks to the effects of Flow, understanding how Flow works and how to disperse it has become critical. But when she joins Flow Disposal contractors Hirota and Shacho of Hirota Flow Inc., she finds that there’s more to Flow than she once knew, and plenty more to find out… A supernatural story from the author of Mushishi!

Rated: 13+

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The Untouchable Midori-kun
By Toyo Toyota 

Release Date: May 17, 2022

Talk about meet-cutes… Misaki doesn’t recognize her cute new neighbor when he comes to formally introduce herself…until he reminds her that they went to school together for years! But Midori Tachibana is no longer the awkward kid she remembers—he’s the leader of Japan’s hottest new idol group! But their fated meeting is cut short when he finds out she’s an adult film actress…and he can’t be seen with her if he’s to preserve his squeaky-clean idol image! But can the chemistry between them be so easily erased? A sex-positive, sweet idol rom-com for fans of Tokyo Tarareba Girls and Ex-Enthusiasts!

Rated: 16+

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Koigakubo-kun Stole My First Time
By Rin Miasa

Release Date: May 24, 2022

Eiko Kagehara truly loves one thing in this world: the MMO she’s played with her friends for the last 15 years, in which she leads a fantasy life as a sought-after blacksmith. But when her friends start leaving to, of all things, get married, have kids, find new jobs…she’s thrown for a loop. So much so, in fact, that she drunkenly shares her gamer ID with her super-hot new colleague…who just happens to have been helped by her in-game in the past, and who wants to repay her by teaching her how to love?! A brand-new rom-com from the author of With the Sheikh in His Harem!

Rated: 16+

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Our Fake Marriage: Rosé
By Kiwi Tokina

Release Date: May 24, 2022

Remi Nikitani is no shy violet—she’s elegant, direct, and ambitious, with plans to take over her father’s corporation. So she’s not interested in marrying for business or political reasons. After all, why be saddled with someone she doesn’t love when she can make her way to the top by herself? But when her father sets her up with Jun Arata, a young hotshot in his own right and someone who knows about the unrequited love Remi fostered for years, she’s thrown for a loop. She rejects him, of course, but somehow he keeps finding his way back into her life. But is he interested in her? Or does he only want to take over her business and leave her in the dust? A sexy spinoff of Our Fake Marriage!

Rated: 16+

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The Rokudo Rounds 
By Serina Oda

Release Date: May 31, 2022

En has no prospects as a child of the slums—he ekes out a living by selling the scrap cyborg augmentations he scavenges to anyone who will buy. But when he’s forced to go through some unethical experimentation, he transforms—making him eligible to become a fighter in the only thing that matters in this bleak world: The Rokudo Tournament!

Rated: 18+

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Relive our May 2022 Kodansha Live announcements in one video!

The Wallflower Debuts in Digital

Classic Shojo Romance The Wallflower Makes Digital Debut in April

All 36 volumes will be available, April 12, 2022, wherever Kodansha manga is sold digitally


Continuing the trend of reviving classic Kodansha manga digitally for a new generation of manga fans, Kodansha USA Publishing announced that the classic shojo series, The Wallflower by Tomoko Hayakawa, will debut digitally on April 12, 2022! Upon launch all 36 volumes of the goth-recluse-turned-radiant-beauty rom-com will be available to purchase and read across participating digital vendors: Bookwalker, Kindle, Apple BooksGoogle Play, Nook, Kobo, izneo, MyAnimeList and more. Be on the lookout for The Wallflower pre-orders wherever you buy Kodansha digital manga.

Learn about The WallflowerIt’s a gorgeous, spacious mansion, and four handsome, fifteen-year-old friends are allowed to live in it for free! There’s only one condition—that within three years the guys must transform the owner’s wallflower niece into a lady befitting the palace in which they all live! How hard can it be? Enter Sunako Nakahara, the agoraphobic, horror-movie-loving, pockmark-faced, frizzy-haired, fashion-illiterate recluse who tends to break into explosive nosebleeds whenever she sees anyone attractive. This project is going to take more than our four heroes ever expected: it needs a miracle!

Volumes of The Wallflower are also currently available in print. Manga fans eager to experience The Wallflower can read the first chapter free!

April & Fall 2022 Licensing Announcements

In this month’s special licensing announcement Kodansha USA unveils print manga, novels, and even a very special art book coming Fall 2022. But not only that Kodansha is also revealing all the digital series debut coming in April 2022!

April see’s the digital series debuts of a number of shojo series like the intergalactic friendship manga, Nighttime for Just Us Two. But shonen & seinen see very strong debuts in the hitman action/comedy, The Fable and the high school rumble manga, WIND BREAKER

And coming Fall 2022 is a highly anticipated art book spanning the entirety of Studio Ghibli’s history to date with the release of Studio Ghibli: The Complete Works. Fall also sees an abundance of tense manga like the latest from acclaimed author Kyoko Okazaki, with the teen murder mystery, River’s Edge. But not only that, more isekai novels are coming as with Am I Actually the Strongest?, and My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1, and more! 

Print titles announced will be available Fall 2022 at your local and online print vendors such as Barnes and Nobles, Books-A-Million, Amazon and more! While all new April digital debuts will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors including BookwalkerKindle, Apple Books, Google PlayNookKoboizneoMyAnimeList and more!

To see what other new releases are coming April 2022, be sure to check out our Manga Release Calendar!


FALL 2022 PRINT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Hell in a Bottle (Novel)
By Story by Kyusaku Yumeno,
Art by Honojiro Towoji

A children’s Eden on a deserted island turns to hell, as a brother and sister face the ultimate temptation… Told in epistolary form, this bizarre short story takes on themes of faith, degradation, and transgression, accompanied by stunning original artwork. 

Classic short stories by literary giants paired with modern illustrators to create a beautiful artbook.

Rated: 16+


The Moon Over the Mountain (Novel)
Written by Atsushi Nakajima,
Art by Nekosuke

This mystical tale of a man transformed into a tiger is rooted in a story dating from the Tang dynasty, but feels totally immediate thanks to Nakajima’s masterful adaptation and Nekosuke’s gorgeous original art. At once lyrical and philosophical, Nakajima’s story is a timeless classic now made available to contemporary audiences thanks to the Maiden’s Bookshelf series.

Classic short stories by literary giants paired with modern illustrators to create a beautiful artbook.

Rated: 16+


Skygrazer
By Masakazu Ishiguro

There are weird people abound in a mysterious structure called the Skygrazer: some boys looking for an erotic book, a space detective, a robot…and then a murder happens?! Agent Saeko Sakuraba begins an investigation to reveal the astonishing truth hidden in the Skygrazer.

Rated: 13+


River’s Edge 
By Kyoko Okazaki 

From renowned author, Kyoko Okazaki. The creator of Helter Skelter and Pink. Six high school friends’ tangled relationship becomes increasingly tighter when they discover an unknown corpse near the river.

Rated: 18+


Sweet Poolside
By Shuzo Oshimi 

Two middle school swimming club students have problems on opposite ends of the spectrum: Toshihiko Ota is troubled by hairlessness and bullied by his peers, while Ayako Goto garners attention for being too hairy. One day Ayako approaches Toshihiko with a crazy request…will he shave her body hair for her?!

A perfect example of Oshimi’s unique blend of the sweet and the perverse, this is ultimately an innocent, charming love story.

Rated: 16+


Last Gender 
By Rei Taki  

Welcome to “BAR California”, a place where people with different genders, propensities, and sexual orientations gather to find a certain “something”. A transgender bisexual who has been hurt by the voices of others, a pansexual looking for true love, and a person who identities as both male and female. There are as many sexualities as there are people.

Rated: 18+


Studio Ghibli: The Complete Works 
By Studio Ghibli 

From classics like Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind to the latest work, Earwig and the Witch, this beautiful art book features 26 acclaimed Studio Ghibli works. Take a deep look into Ghibli’s first 3D feature film, Earwig and the Witch, with an exclusive interview with director Goro Miyazaki.

Rated: All


Am I Actually the Strongest? (Novel)
Story by Sai Sumimori,
Art by Ai Takahashi

To be reincarnated into another world with the promise of a “cheat” power is one thing… but to be reborn as a baby, and then left for dead after your royal parents think you’re powerless?? That’s another thing entirely! Now the newly-born Reinhart—or Hart to his new friends—must find his way through a dangerous world…but luckily he’s got magic that’s quite literally off the charts!

Rated: 13+


My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1 (Novel)
Story by Nazuna Miki, Art by Subachi

Ryota Sato gets the surprise of his life when he’s suddenly transported into another world and nearly clobbered at the hands of the young, pretty adventurer Emily Brown. This new world revolves around defeating monsters and profiting off whatever they drop—food, money, items, and more. Unfortunately for Ryota, he has no skills to speak of…until he learns he has otherworldly drop luck that brings him never-before-seen items! Suddenly his luck turns around…or does it?

Rated: 13+


As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World (Novel)
Story by Miraijin A, Art by jimmy

After thirty-five years of perfectly ordinary life, a run-of-the-mill businessman suddenly drops dead…only to be reborn in another world! Now he must live as Ars Louvent, scion of a minor noble family and wielder of a fabulous skill: Appraisal, the power to perceive the strengths and abilities of others at a glance.

He’ll need it, too, because there are plenty of problems to solve in the Louvent family’s territory! Ars only has one choice: recruit the most talented individuals his skill can find, and rise up to new heights in his brand new world!

Rated: 13+


The Dawn of the Witch (Novel)
Story by Kakeru Kobashiri, Art by Takashi Iwasaki,
Characters by Yoshinori Shizuma

Saybil is a magic student with no memories of his life before he met a mysterious silver-haired woman in an alley. Now he travels with his teacher, Loux, another student named Holt, and the beastfallen Kudo for “special training”… but this field trip may not be as routine as it seems! This sequel to the popular Grimoire of Zero series introduces new settings and protagonists, while retaining the thrilling action, detailed world-building, and emotional resonance of its predecessor. Forthcoming anime from Tezuka Productions! 

Rated: 13+


APRIL’S DIGITAL DEBUTS:

The Angel, the Devil, and Me
By Mayu Sakurai 

Release Date: April 5, 2022

Akari TachibNozomi Shindo is housesitting for her uncle for two weeks while he’s on an international business trip, and though she knows she ought to let the neighbors know, she thinks it’s too much trouble…until her neighbor happens to be utterly gorgeous. His name is Yuta Honjo, and she’s in love at first sight, until his roommate Chiaki Shiki steps out and is somehow even more gorgeous than Yuta. The possibility of a relationship between her gorgeous neighbors fuels her fujoshi mind (and her online novel), but she can’t help but wonder…what is the actual relationship between the two? And is there any space in it for her? From the author of Boss Wife!

Rated: 13+

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The Abandoned Reincarnation Sage
Story by Miraijin A, Art by Kurikaramaru, Original Character Design by Kikkaiki

Release Date: April 5, 2022

Belamus was once a great sage with the power of reincarnation…but as all lives must pass, so did his. He reincarnated with his memories, but was suddenly abandoned as a newborn child! Luckily for him, he was adopted by the nearby goblin tribe…but this moment of kindness may mean more for both the Goblins and Belamus than either of them know!

Rated: 13+

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The Fable
By Katsuhisa Minami 

Release Date: April 12, 2022

When you’re the infamous prodigy hitman known only as “Fable,” many things come easy. Being a normal person, however, isn’t one of them. In fact, being told that he can’t kill anyone for a while may just be the hardest job Fable’s ever taken…

Rated: 18+

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Nighttime for Just Us Two
By Maki Miyoshi

Release Date: April 12, 2022

Our heroine, whose name no one in school can remember, can’t decide what’s weirder—that the most popular guy in school, Koga-kun, wants to be her friend…or that he insists he’s an alien. But one thing’s for sure—he knows her name, and doesn’t seem ready to let her go through high school anonymous! A new title from the author of My Boy in Blue!

Rated: 13+

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Irresistible Mistakes
Art by Mika Sakurano, Original Story and
Supervision by Voltage

Release Date: April 19, 2022

After waking up in a hotel and having to rush to work before she finds out who she was there with, Komatsu realizes she has no memory of the night before. Not only that, but the company darling Tachibana has taken a sudden interest in her. Was he the one she was with that night? And if so, what happened between them…and where will they go from here?

Rated: 16+

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WIND BREAKER
By Satoru Nii  

Release Date: April 26, 2022

Haruka Sakura wants nothing to do with weaklings—he’s only interested in the strongest of the strong. He’s just started at Furin High School, a school of degenerates known only for their brawling strength—strength they use to protect their town from anyone who wishes it ill. But Haruka’s not interested in being a hero or being part of any sort of team—he just wants to fight his way to the top!

Rated: 16+

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Relive our April & Fall 2022 Kodansha Live announcements in one video!

March 2022 Digital Debuts

We’re back once again and ready to reveal March’s digital series debuts, and also give free chapter 1 previews of these upcoming releases.

Romance is heavy this month full of otaku in love as with Having an Idol-Loving Boyfriend is the Best!, the spicy and cinematic BL of Twilight in Focus, a new teasing school-days rom-com, Medaka Kuroiwa is Impervious to My Charms, and even an esoteric arranged-marriage drama, Apple Children of Aeon. Check out all these series and more below!

And, as a reminder, all new digital debuts will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors including BookwalkerKindle, Apple Books, Google PlayNookKoboizneoMyAnimeList and more!

To see what other new releases will be available in March 2022, be sure to check out our Manga Release Calendar!


MARCH’S FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:

Having an Idol-Loving Boyfriend is the Best!
By Mito Aoi 

Release Date: March 1, 2022

Akari Tachibana, and her coworker, Onda-san, are more than just friends…they’re both hardcore idol fans! But when Onda-san confesses to Akari out of the blue, she’s floored. Of course it would be great to date someone with whom she shares so many interests, but can she navigate this new dimension to their relationship?

Rated: 13+

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Apple Children of Aeon
By Ai Tanaka 

Release Date: March 8, 2022

Yukinojo doesn’t know his past, but he knows his future—a marriage to Asahi, heir to an apple farm in Aomori. But what should have been a quiet, pastoral life is interrupted one snowy day…and what should have laid dormant was awoken by his naïve hands…

Rated: 13+

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MORE MARCH DIGITAL DEBUTS:

Twilight Out of Focus
By Jyanome

Release Date: March 1, 2022 

Second-years Mao Tsuchiya and Hisashi Otomo make three promises: 1) That Mao will never tell anyone that Hisashi is gay and has a boyfriend, 2) That Hisashi will never think of Mao “in that way,” and 3) That they’ll always knock before entering, in case someone is having some “private time.” The two’s ground rules should ensure a peaceful life together in their dorm, but life is never as simple as it should be, and some things are not so easily promised…

Rated: 18+

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Medaka Kuroiwa is Impervious to My Charms
By Ran Kuze

Release Date: March 8, 2022

Mona is the cutest girl in school, and she knows it. In fact, she’s worked hard to make her high school debut successful. But no matter what she does, she can’t seem to catch the eye of stone-cold stoic Medaka Kuroiwa—but she’s not about to give up that easy. Medaka, on the other hand, has been raised at a temple and was told to never become close to women. Who will win in this heated battle of wills?

Rated: 16+

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A Kiss with a Cat 
By Miko Senri  

Release Date: March 15, 2022

Erina loves cats more than anything, even though she looks like the haughty-princess type who could have any guy she wants. But even with his cat-like name, she can’t stand her aloof classmate, Nekoyama-kun. But when she rescues a hurt kitty in her yard and gives it a perfect, snuggly kiss…she suddenly finds a very human Nekoyama-kun in her room? What gives?!

Rated: 16+

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Piano Duo for the Left Hand
By Kenta Matsuoka  

Release Date: March 15, 2022

Shu’s had a rough start to life, and doesn’t think he has much of a future—until fate brings him together with talented young pianist and fellow student Akari Yuzuki, the girl with the “Angelic Left Hand” for one high-flying adventure. But when tragedy cuts their relationship short, Shu realizes he must find a way to live for them both…and realizes that something is no longer quite right with his own left hand…

Rated: 16+

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Getting Closer to You  
By Ruri Kamino 

Release Date: March 22, 2022

For Kaho, a man’s muscles are all that matters. She’s sports-agnostic, type-agnostic—all she cares about are that those abs, pecs, biceps and delts look good. She thinks she’s found her perfect Muscle Prince in Natsume-sempai…that is, until he finds out what a muscle-freak she is. But instead of ridiculing her, he instead suggests she becomes manager of the basketball team—the one he just so happens to be on? For a muscle-lover like Kaho, there’s nothing to lose…and everything to gain. By the author of Four Kisses, in Secret!

Rated: 13+

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I’ll Be with Them Again Today
By Nagisa Komugi 

Release Date: March 22, 2022

Nao’s mother’s best friend decided to move into the house next door after her divorce, bringing along her son, Kyosuke-kun, who’s around Nao’s age. She couldn’t be more excited when she finds out he’s handsome—more so than his little brother, the reticent Tomoyasu. Nao’s not sure how to handle the excitement of living next to these handsome siblings, but little does she know, the excitement is just getting started…!

Rated: 16+ 

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Bootsleg
By Suzuhito Yasuda

Release Date: March 29, 2022

At seven years old, Zen’s parents, sister, and his own left leg were swallowed by the mysterious gloved entity only known as Shake Hand. And Zen’s not the only one—in the seven years after, these “gloved hand” incidents have only increased, and others have lost families and limbs, too. But Zen is powerless to do anything about it…until the fateful night his eyes are opened and he once again comes face to face with the mysterious, murderous Shake Hand—and the artisan syndicate sworn to stop him, known as Bootsleg! An oversized, action-packed new series from the author of Yozakura Quartet!

Rated: 16+

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HIRAETH -The End of the Journey-  
By Yuhki Kamatani  

Release Date: March 29, 2022

After the death of her best friend, Mika is determined to follow her into the grave. But her suicide attempt introduces her to a world unlike any she’s ever seen…full of gods and spirits and entities of which she could never have dreamed. But even with this world of wonder, can she find a way out of her sorrow? From the creator of Nabari no OuOur Dreams at DuskShonen Note.

Warning: Contains depictions of suicide and suicidal ideation.

Rated: 16+

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Relive our Kodansha Live announcement of a these March 2022 Digital Debut in a special sneak peek segment Panel by Panel

Feb 2022 Digital Debuts + Fall 2022 Print Announcements


We’re back once again and ready to reveal February’s digital series debuts, and ALSO reveal some special print releases coming Fall 2022.

February sees the digital re-release and the debut of series featuring the best worst teacher Eikichi Onizuka, in GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka and GTO: 14 Days in Shonan. You’ll also want to check tons of romance series debuting like Sakura’s Dedication, Lightning and Romance, and Falling Drowning. Read below for still more digital debuts coming in February

Additionally we’re highlighting special print releases coming Fall 2022 like the color edition of the sci-fi horror classic Parasyte, a new horror short story collection with Be Very Afraid of Inuki Kanako, and even a special asexual coming-of-age tale with Is Love the Answer?.

All these titles are coming soon but for a sneak peek of the digital debuts, check out the info and preview links below.

And, as a reminder, all new digital debuts will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors including Bookwalker, comiXology, Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Nook, Koboizneo, MyAnimeList and more!

To see what other new releases will be available in February 2022, and other months take a look at our Manga Release Calendar!


FALL 2022 PRINT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Parasyte Full Color Collection 1
By Hitoshi Iwaaki

Release Date: Fall 2022

The sci-fi horror manga classic returns, in a fully-colorized, premium-quality hardcover for the first time! If you’ve never read the story of Shinichi and the polite and murderous alien infesting his right arm–or even if you already own the series–there’s never been a better way to collect it.

Presented in nine volumes containing about 300 pages of manga each.

They arrive in silence, out of dark skies. They infest human hosts and consume them. And they are everywhere. They are Parasites: alien creatures who must invade and take control of human hosts to survive. Once they have infected their victims, they can twist the host’s body into any abominable shape they choose: craniums splitting to reveal mouths of sharp teeth, batlike wings erupting from backs, blades tearing through soft hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purposes behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret, except an ordinary high school student. Shin managed to arrest the infestation of his body by an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come?

For more than 30 years, new generations of readers have been riveted to this unlikely buddy story that unfolds amid a world of monstrosities that never stay hidden for long. Since its first release, in 1988, Parasyte has inspired live-action films, spinoffs, and, in 2015, a global hit anime series. The Full Color Collection presents Hitoshi Iwaaki’s original manga in hardcover for the first time, with each page carefully colorized and a revised translation for 2022. There’s never been a better time to stay up late and get your hand on Parasyte!


Be Very Afraid of Inuki Kanako
By Inuki Kanako

Release Date: Fall 2022

From the mind of Japan’s “queen of horror manga” comes a short story collection sure to put a grin on your face and send a chill down your spine. Survive six of the author’s hand-picked scares, plus original commentary from the author.

Fans of Junji Ito, Kazuo Umezu, and Mermaid Saga, your collection isn’t complete until you’re very afraid of Inuki Kanako!

For more than 30 years, Inuki Kananko has been terrorizing girls and boys with twisted catch-22s and ghoulish monsters. Discover one of the best-kept secrets of global horror with this selection of some of Inuki’s most popular short comics.

The six hair-raising stories selected for Be Very Afraid of Inuki Kanako feature an array of unnerving characters and scenarios brought to life in Inuki’s signature art style, in the tradition of Junji Ito (Uzumaki, Tomie), Kazuo Umezu (The Drifting Classroom), Shintaro Kago (Dementia 21), and Junko Mizuno. As the first English-language release for the majority of these pieces, this single volume collection is an intimate introduction to classic Japanese horror manga from a veteran of the genre.


Is Love the Answer?
By Uta Isaki

Release Date: Fall 2022

A poignant coming-of-age story about a young woman coming into her own as she discovers her identity as aromantic asexual. A complete story in a single volume, from the creator of Mine-kun is Asexual.

When it comes to love, high schooler Chika wonders if she might be an alien. She’s never fallen for or even had a crush on anyone, and she has no desire for physical intimacy. Her friends tell her that she just “hasn’t met the one yet,” but Chika has doubts… It’s only when Chika enters college and meets peers like herself that she realizes there’s a word for what she feels inside–asexual–and she’s not the only one. After years of wondering if love was the answer, Chika realizes that the answer she long sought may not exist at all–and that that’s perfectly normal.


THIS MONTH’S DIGITAL SPOTLIGHT:

The Transcendent One-Sided Love of Yoshida the Catch 
By Shizuki Fujisawa  

Release Date: February 15, 2022

Meet Yoshida. He’s cool, he’s smart, and he’s really, really good-looking. He’s the company superstar, and has the eye of every available woman for miles around. But Yoshida only loves one woman—the manga-artist and walking-disaster Sena Shimakaze. Yoshida is the glue that holds her whole team together and helps them limp through each and every deadline…but despite his personal greatness and obvious management skills, his love is somehow totally one-sided. What’s an overachiever like Yoshida to do?

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GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka
By Toru Fujisawa

Release Date: February 1, 2022  

After his untimely death, Haruto was reincarnated by the Goddess with a skill that makes it so he will never take damage. With a goMeet Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old virgin and ex-biker. He’s crude, foul-mouthed, and has a split-second temper. His goal: to be the Greatest High School Teacher in the world! Onizuka may think he’s the toughest guy on campus, but when he meets his class full of bullies, blackmailers and scheming sadists, he’ll have to prove it.

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GTO: 14 Days in Shonan
By Toru Fujisawa

Release Date: February 1, 2022 

After guiding the infamous Tokyo Kissho Academy through a crash-course of his unique brand of life-lessons, a battered and bruised Eikichi Onizuka takes a well-deserved trip to his hometown of sorts, a typically quiet surfers paradise called Shonan. Unfortunately, with child neglect and abuse becoming a global phenomenon the self-proclaimed GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) quickly finds himself back in the saddle for what he hopes is a painless two-week long field trip with some teens in need. And while Onizuka’s curriculum may not rely on the reading, writing and arithmetic that is common in most classrooms, he has more than a few good lessons in personal development, fisticuffs and fun to teach a new generation of trouble teens.

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Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister 
By Marcey Naito

Release Date: February 1, 2022 

Uryu Kamihate has had a rough start to life, but plans to forget it all by achieving his dream—matriculating into medical school. But when he arrives at his new foster home, a working shrine, his dream of a quiet place to study goes up in smoke. Not only will he be living with the three beautiful, lively Amagami sisters—but he learns that he must marry one of them and take over the temple!

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Falling Drowning  
By Yuko Inari

Release Date: February 8, 2022

Honatsu just started her second year of high school, and already rumors are floating around that she’s dating her childhood friend, Toma. While Honatsu isn’t totally opposed to the idea, she’s not sure what she feels for Toma can really be called love. But when aloof transfer student Shun Tachibana appears, the waters get even muddier… How does Shun connect to the past she can’t remember? And can Honatsu decide what she truly wants, when her head and her heart are pulling her two different ways?

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Fungus and Iron
By Ayaka Katayama 

Release Date: February 8, 2022

Dante’s life on Amigasa seemed normal enough to him, even though everyone around him called him an oddball. But when a chance meeting with a young woman named Aoi changes everything, Dante can no longer sit idly by…unless, of course, he is made to!

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Lightning and Romance   
By Rin Mikimoto

Release Date: February 11, 2022

Sumire wants to experience romance…but will she get the chance, when her new seat-mate is a 20-year-old with swirling rumors surrounding him? A dangerous new romance from the author of Kiss Me at the Stroke of MidnightKira-kun Today, and Love’s Reach!

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Sakura’s Dedication
By Fuyu Yukimiya

Release Date: February 22, 2022

Sawa just got out of a relationship with her cheating boyfriend, and is on the lookout for an honest guy. But when her classmate Sakura confesses, she rejects him, as he’s not her type. But then he confesses again, and again, and again?! What’s a girl to do in the face of such honest dedication?

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