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

Bootsleg: Free Chapter 1 of the new manga from the creator of Yozakura Quartet!

Read this new manga from Suzuhito Yasuda, creator of Yozakura Quartet, the same day it comes out in Japan! 

Here’s something cool. Suzuhito Yasuda, the wildly imaginative creator of fan-fave Yozakura Quartet, just launched a brand-new manga series in Japan called Bootsleg—today! And because we’re a swell bunch of people, we’re super-excited to give you a sneak peek of it on the same day it debuts in Japan — in English! So here it is, the full Chapter 1 for the very first time! Read on … 

Well, that was crazy and beautiful, wasn’t it?  Stay tuned for more Bootsleg updates on KodanshaComics.com! 

Hey! While we’re at it, you might want to check out Suzuhito Yasuda’s masterpiece Yozakura Quartet! So we’ve put Volume 1 on sale for ONLY $0.99  and additional volumes up to 50% off at our digital retail partners until until May 1!