Fall 2022 Print Debuts Announced

Kodansha USA Announces Fall 2022 Print Lineup


Announced at this year’s Anime NYC, Kodansha USA has revealed their Fall 2022 line-up of upcoming print series debuts, box sets, new format editions, as well as a number digital-first series coming to print. See below for details on these announced titles.

NEW SERIES DEBUTS:

Wistoria: Wand and Sword
Story by Fujino Omori, Art by Toshi Aoi

A new, magical dungeon-adventure fantasy series from the author of Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?! To fulfill the promise he made to his childhood friend, Will Selfault enters Regarden Magic Academy with the goal of making it to the top of the magical world. There’s just one problem—he doesn’t know how to use magic! Will the seemingly ordinary sword in his hand be the key to unlock his true potential?


Go, Go, Loser Ranger! 
By Negi Haruba

Attention Power Rangers fans! The heroes become the villains and the villains are…well, they’re still the villains in this action-comedy from Negi Haruba, creator of The Quintessential Quintuplets. Follow one plucky villain as he plots to take down the oppressive Rangers and finally fulfill his dream of taking over the world!


Run Away With Me, Girl
By Battan

A wistful romance between two women about how, sometimes, you need to run away in order to find where you truly belong. Midori was Maki’s first love and high school sweetheart—that is, until Midori broke up with Maki at graduation, saying they were now “too old” to be “fooling around” dating girls. Ten years later, will running away be the key to lead the two women back into each other’s arms? 


Shonen Note: Boy Soprano
By Yuhki Kamatani  

A coming-of-age series equal parts moving and musical, from the creator of Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare! Yutaka Aoi has a talent few boys have: He can sing soprano. But when Yukata’s voice begins to change as he enters puberty, the journey ahead will be one of self-discovery and reflection for not only himself, but also for those around him.


As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World
Story by Jinei Mirai , Art by Natsumi Inoue

A coming-of-age series equal parts moving and musical, from the creator of Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare! Yutaka Aoi One day when leaving work, Ars Louvent dies and is reborn as a weak aristocrat in another world. Using his “Appraisal” skill, which lets him see the stats of others, he recruits the best people to his side in order to turn his country’s fortunes around. Based on a hit light novel with over 30 million online views in Japan!


Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You
By Taka Aki

A coming-of-age series equal parts moving and musical, from the creator of Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare! Yutaka Aoi Sakura Miyazen and Shota Matsubayashi are two classmates that are polar opposites: Miyazen, the high-class pretty girl, and Matsubayashi, the scary-looking delinquent guy. Oblivious to each other’s feelings, they actually want to get to know each other but can’t seem to communicate properly! 


Avant-garde Yumeko
By Shuzo Oshimi

I just want to see it! High schooler Yumeko is your ordinary high school girl except she’s obsessed with seeing the male body part in real life. Determined, Yumeko decides to join the art club at school. 


An Older Guy’s VR First Love
By Tomoko Boryoku

Naoki is an older guy, 40 years old to be exact, lives a mundane single life in the real world but enjoys venturing into the VR world as a female avatar. One day in the VR world he meets a young happy-go-lucky girl named Honami, whom he slowly becomes attracted to… But who is the real Honami and what will become of their relationship?


DIGITAL-FIRST TO PRINT DEBUTS:

The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World 
Art by Norihito Sasaki, Story by Nana Mikoshiba,
Original Character Design by Riko Korie 

The Arnold Academy of Magic is a school for the elite…and Ray White is just your ordinary guy. In fact, he doesn’t seem particularly skilled with magic at all, and is a bit of a klutz. Which is why he has nothing to do with the rumor that one of the great magicians, the Iceblade Sorcerer, is a member of the incoming class…right?

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In the Clear Moonlit Dusk
By Mika Yamamori 

Release Date: November 2, 2021 

Yoi Takiguchi has long legs, a deep voice, and a handsome face…in other words, Yoi is such a good-looking guy that most people don’t notice or care that she is, in fact, a girl. Indeed, she’s had the nickname “Prince” as long as she can remember. That is, until she met Ichimura-senpai…the only person who’s really seemed to see her for herself. To her surprise, she’s not sure how to handle this new relationship, especially when her newfound friend is a prince himself (and a guy prince, at that). The story of the two high school princes starts here!

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Shangri-La Frontier 
By Katarina, Ryosuke Fuji 

Second-year high school student Rakuro Hizutome is interested in one thing only: finding “shitty games” and beating the crap out of them. His gaming skills are second to none, and no game is too bad for him to enjoy. So when he’s introduced to the new VR game Shangri-La Frontier, he does what he does best—min-maxes and skips the prologue to jump straight into the action. But can even an expert gamer like Rakuro discover all the secrets that Shangri-La Frontier hides…?

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I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince, So I’ll Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability 
Art by Yosuke Kokuzawa, Story by Kenkyo na Circle, Character design by Meru 

Prince Lloyd wasn’t always a prince…in fact, his previous life is one he remembers perfectly: he was a sorcerer, of sorts. So when he was forced to reincarnate, he decided to continue his studies, prince of the realm or no! But his new life has its own sets of challenges…including being a 10-year-old! What’s the 7th prince/sorcerer to do?!

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PTSD Radio
By Masaaki Nakayama

From giving a lock of hair as a token to a loved one to shaving one’s head as an act of penitence, hair is a powerful symbol across the world. This is the thread that connects the chilling tales in this horror anthology that follows the victims of Ogushi-sama — a sinister god that carries away the dead.

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NOiSE
By Tsutomu Nihei

Dark science-fiction set in the BLAME! universe. As detective Musubi Susono investigates a series of child kidnappings, her own partner is viciously murdered. But when the investigation takes a brutal turn, she is suddenly confronted by the killer—and his sadistic silicon creature …

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NEW FORMAT MANGA:


NEW FORMAT BOOKS:

KATANAGATARI Paperback Edition
By NISIOISIN

Now in paperback form! From the pen of the author of the legendary MONOGATARI novels! The basis of an animated series, KATANAGATARI brings to life a swordless “swordsman” and a self-described “schemer” who embark on a quest to obtain twelve peculiar masterpiece blades.

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Learn even more about the titles mentioned above:

Check out the SCARY-good savings in our Terrifying Tales Humble Manga Bundle!

TONS OF SCARY SEASON MANGA FOR ONLY $20!

In a very special Halloween-themed Humble Manga Bundle we’re bringing you some of the scariest, creepiest, most disturbing manga Kodansha Comics has to offer – all for a price that won’t kill your wallet! Right now you can jump into the Terrifying Tales Humble Manga Bundle to take big bloody bites or chilling series like the doppelgänger drama Kasane, the action packed monster hunting saga To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts, or take a trip into the terrifying world of curses and spirits with PTSD Radio.

Not only that, but for $20 you can even snatch up the digital debut of Junji Ito’s high school horror classic Dissolving Classroom – and STILL get over $1500 worth of other blood curdling Kodansha Comics manga! But hurry this special Humble Manga Bundle will only be available for a limited time!

Name your price: To get ALL these creep-tastic titles in the $20 tier, you’d normally have to pay over $1400! But with this special (and scary!) Humble Manga Bundle, you choose the price and what tier you want to pay up to! Nothing to fear!

Read ’em anywhere: These manga are available in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices! Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs can be found here

Support charity. We know you’re excited to pad your pockets with digital manga, but did you know you’ll also be donating to great causes? Choose where the money goes—among Kodansha Comics’ preselected charities, The American Civil Liberties Union, and Doctors Without Borders — or choose a charity of your preference via the PayPal Giving Fund. For details on how this works, click here. If you like this bundle or like what Humble Bundle does, you can leave a Humble Tip too.


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PAY WHAT YOU WANT! Here’s what you’ll get with each tier:

Pay $1 or more
PTSD Radio volumes 1-5
Dragon Head
volume 1-5
Kasane
volumes 1-7
Gleipnir volume 1

 

Pay $8 or more
Kasane volumes 8-14
Dragon Head
volumes 6-10
Until Your Bones Rot volumes 1-7
In/Spectre volume 1
Princess Resurrection volumes 1-5

Pay $10 or more
Inuyashiki volumes 1-5
Starving Anonymous volumes 1-7
Dolly Kill Kill
volume 1
Princess Resurrection volumes 6-10
Sankarea volumes 1-5
In/Spectre volume 2-4

 

Pay $18 or more
Happiness volumes 1-5
Inuyashiki volumes 1-7
Fort of Apocalypse volume 1
Princess Resurrection volumes 11-15
Sankarea volumes 1-5
To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts volumes 2-4
In/Spectre volume 5-8

 

Pay $20 or more
Happiness volumes 6-10
Can You Just Die My Darling? volumes 1-7
Museum volumes 1-3
Princess Resurrection volumes 16-20
To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts volumes 5-7
Noise volume 1
Princess Resurrection Nightmare volumes 1-3
Junji Ito’s Cat Diary volume 1
In/Spectre volume 9-11
Dissolving Classroom volume 1


Pay what you want. Support charity. Get awesome manga! 

Scary Manga digital sale: 30+ manga series that creep … for up to 50% off! Ends 10/28

Things getting weird this fall? We’re certainly ready here at Kodansha Comics ‘cos we’re putting a whoppin’ 30+ digital series on sale that’ll creep your pants off! That’s right, this week all scary manga are up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Sale ends Monday October 28, though! 

— Kodansha Comics Scary Manga Sale  —
October 22- 28
Read FREE Chapter 1 previews in the links below! 

ALIVE
AJIN
As the Gods Will: Second Series
Attack on Titan Before the Fall
Attack on Titan No Regrets
Attack on Titan Lost girls
Attack on Titan Anthology
Cage of Eden
Can You Just Die, My Darling?
Cells At Work CODE BLACK
Deathtopia
Devils’ Line
Dragon Head
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
The Flowers of Evil
Fort of Apocalypse
Gleipnir
Happiness
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
Kasane
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Imperfect Girl
In/Spectre
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
Junjij Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon and Mu
Livingstone
The Ghost and the Lady
Neo Parasyte
Museum
Mushishi
Parasyte
Princess Resurrection
PTSD Radio
Sankarea
Starving Anonymous
Until Your Bones Rot
Witchcraft Works

 

There’s more! It is that time of year, isn’t it … ? This Saturday, October 26, we celebrate Halloween Comic Fest!

Here’s how it works: Visit your Local Comic Shop and pick up a free Kodansha Comics sampler of our new video-game-related manga featuring Tales of Berseria, Granblue Fantasy and Fate/Grand Order!

And from Vertical, a sampler of NISIOISIN’s hit-novel-series-turned-manga, BAKEMONOGATARIwith special tribute artwork inside, so check that out!

         

About Halloween Comic Fest

Halloween ComicFest (HCF) is the comic book industry’s premier fall event—a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away specially published comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Find your local participating comic book shop at halloweencomicfest.com

Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 2: Saint Young Men + 50 series up to 50% off!

As mentioned last week, Kodansha Comics has published over 100 digital-first series and to help get you into those manga gems in our digital library, we’re hosting our two-fisted Digital-first Manga Sale, where all volumes of selected series are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends June 24.)

What are “digital-firsts”?

• First are the true “digital-firsts”—the ones that come out first digitally, then become available in print as well. Tokyo Tarareba Girls,The Quintessential Quintuplets,  Grand Blue Dreaming, and Boarding School Juliet all started out this way—and we’ve got several more exciting announcements to come in the months ahead!

If it’s not in print yet, tell us what you like! You can fill out this form to give us your feedback. The road to getting a book licensed in print can be a long and winding one, and we can’t always reply to requests directly, but we are listening—and we really do love and appreciate your opinions, no matter how crazy! 

• Then, for those of you who gotta stay exactly up to date, there’s our simulpubs, which are chapters from selected series published the same day they come out in Japan: you can read simulpubs on Crunchyroll and comiXology.

• Finally, digital-firsts allows us to bring back some of our favorite out-of-print titles—like BECKInitial D, Rave MasterDragon Head, Peach Girl, MARS, and You’re My Pet—that might not otherwise be available!

Questions?—check out our Digital-first manga page to see what’s in store!

Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 2: L-Z

For the second installment this week, we’re putting on sale all digital-first series with titles starting with the letters L-Z—which includes series like soon to be animated Magical Sempai, ’90s shojo megahit Peach Girl and its follow-up Peach Girl Next, and the most talked-about and highly anticipated comedy manga this decade, Saint Young Men! Check out the full list of series on sale below! 

Kodansha Comics Digital-First Manga Sale
Part 2: L-Z (June 18-24) 

Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

Liar x Liar
Living-Room Matsunaga San
Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
Magical Sempai
Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love
Momo’s Iron Will
Museum
My Boy in Blue
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother The Shut-In
My Pink is Overflowing
My Sweet Girl
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
Nodame Cantabille
NOiSE
Peach Girl
Peach Girl Next
Peach Heaven
Peach Mermaid
Perfect World
Pitch-Black Ten
The Prince’s Black Poison
Prince’s Romance Gambit
Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection Nightmare
PTDS Radio
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Real Girl
Saint Young Men
Sayonara, Football
School Rumble
Seven Shakespeares— available only on comiXology and Kindle
Shojo Fight
Space Brothers
A Springtime with Ninjas
Starving Anonymous
Stray Bullet Baby
Suzuka
The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn
Those Summer Days
Tokyo Alice
Tokyo Revengers
Trap in a Skirt
Tsuredure Children
Unlimited Fafnir
Until Your Bones Rot
The Walls Between Us
Wave, Listen to Me!
The Wizard and His Fairy
World’s End and Apricot Jam
The Yagyu Ninja Scroll
You Got Me, Sempai!
Yozakura Quartet

MONSTER MANGA SALE! featuring Gleipnir + 40 series up to 50% off!

Grrr! Love monsters and all things terrifying? This week, we’re having a kaiju-size sale featuring 40 manga series including Gleipnir—a new, dark body-horror manga series from Kodansha Comics! All volumes of selected series are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. But HURRY! Sale ends May 6!


Gleipnir by Sun Takeda

Click on the cover to read all of Chapter 1 for FREE! 

~ Monster Manga Sale  ~
April 30-May 6
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

A.I.C.O. Incarnation
Ajin: Demi-Human
Alicia’s Diet Quest
ALIVE
Ayanashi
Basilisk
BLAME!
Devils’ Line
Drifting Dragons
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fort of Apocalypse
Frau Faust
The Ghost and the Lady
Gleipnir
Golosseum
Good Dog, Cerberus!
Happiness
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die
I’m Standing on A Million Lives
In/Spectre
Interview with Monster Girls
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Knights of Sidonia
Livingstone
Museum
Mushishi
Parasyte
Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection: Nightmare
Pumpkin Scissors
PTSD Radio
Real Account
Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice
Sankarea
Starving Anonymous
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Witchcraft Works
That Wolf-Boy Is Mine!
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yozakura Quartet

Digital-first manga up to 50% off thru February 5

Welcome to our club!
Didja know Kodansha Comics has launched dozens of new digital-first manga series, offering an even more diverse and robust library of manga officially in English than what’s available in print? Over the past year or so we’ve been pushing them out at a pretty rapid clip, so our Digital-first Manga Sale this week—with 60+ series on sale up to 50% off— is your perfect chance to go digital and catch up on what’s going on! Questions?—check out our new Digital-first Manga page to see what’s in store!

Why “digital-first”?

• Because some of these series are now—or soon will be—available in print as well, such as Grand Blue Dreaming, To Your Eternity, and Toppu GP. If it’s not in print yet, tell us what you like!
• Because digital-first allows us to get some of these series to you faster, whether that’s to catch up to a recently animated series or as same-day-as-Japan simulpubs on Crunchyroll or comiXology.
• Because it allows us to bring back some of our favorite out-of-print titles, like Rave MasterSuzukaand Nodame Cantabile.
• And because it allows us to try something we might not otherwise! 

For this week only, all digital-first series are on sale up to 50% off on all our digital-platform partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends 2/5. It’s deep, deep library of more than 60 series, so check out the list below and why not try something new?

Kodansha Comics Digital-First Manga Sale (January 30-February 5) 
Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

As Seen as Anime
Ace of the Diamond
All Out!!
Altair: A Record of Battles
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
Days
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fuuka
Giant Killing
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
​Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Mushishi
Nodame Cantabile
Pumpkin Scissors
Princess Resurrection
Rave Master
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble
Space Brothers
Suzuka
Tsuredure Children
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yozakura Quartet

Action/Sports/Comedy
All-Rounder Meguru
Grand Blue Dreaming
GTO Paradise Lost
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
Sayonara Football
Shojo Fight
Wave, Listen to Me!

Romance
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Beauty Bunny
Black Panther and Sweet 16
Drowning Love
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Gakuen Prince
Hotaru’s Way
House of the Sun
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly, I Could Die
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
Living-room Matsunaga-san
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother The Shut-In
Our Precious Conversations
The Prince’s Black Poison
Real Girl
A Springtime with Ninjas
Tokyo Tarareba Girls

Fantasy/Science-Fiction/Dark Fantasy
Alive
As the Gods Will The Second Series
Ayanashi
Drifting Dragons
Kasane
NOiSE
Pitch-Black Ten
PTSD Radio
Until Your Bones Rot

For Mature Audiences
Deathtopia
Cage of Eden
Cosplay Animal
Domestic Girlfriend
Magical Sempai
​Museum
Peach Heaven

Found your new favorite manga? Tell your friends about it and share the love! 

 

Happy Halloween! Horror October Reveal 10/31: PTSD Radio


 

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” 

Just as ol' Lovecraft would have wanted, for our month-long Horror October Reveal celebration we here at Kodansha Comics fully intend to bring you that fear of the unknown—of unknown new digital manga licenses, that is!

All month long we have terrified you each Tuesday by revealing a new horror manga series available at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook!

And for our final reveal, debuting Halloween October 31, is Masaaki Nakayama's traumatizing short manga: PTSD Radio

Summary …ha…ir……hand hand hand…. han..d……fire………be…hin…d……blood……u……sh…shadow………ahh……ow……ow…w……co……bo…box……chil…dren……straw………shears……s…sss……sever…GROooOHH……rah……O…gu…shi…sa……………This is AERN-BBC, PTSD Radio. No tuning…necessary. 


 

Check out all the new digital-first manga revealed during Horror October! 

Kokkoku: Moment by Moment by Seita Horio
 Until Your Bones Rot by Yae Utsumi
 I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die by Umi Shiina
PTSD Radio by Masaaki Nakayama

Thanks for reading … and Happy Halloween!