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


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+


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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Manga to Anime Summer!

An all-new season of anime is upon us! And of course, that includes some Kodansha manga turned anime as well. Whether you’ve been following along the manga series and eagerly awaited the anime OR have just discovered an anime you need to know everything about – we’re making it easy to dive into the manga that inspired some of this summer’s anime hits!

During the Manga to Anime Summer digital manga sale you can take up to 50% off fan favorite manga that’s made the cross-over to animation this summer like the hilarious dark fantasy, Peach Boy Riverside. Want to read manga series with premiering anime this season? Be sure to check out Mashima’s sci-fi space epic EDENS ZERO, and the multi-relationship rom-com Girlfriend, Girlfriend! If you’re already enjoying the fantasy saga of To Your Eternity, and the time-traveling delinquent drama of Tokyo Revengers, then now’s the best time to start the manga! All these series and more are at your fingertips and digitally available wherever you are!

But this sale won’t last long, so be sure to visit your favorite digital vendor to save up to 50% off select titles from the series mentioned below: Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from July 6th to July 12th!

Curious about this sale but want to see more? Check out below to read the FREE 1st chapter of our featured series, Peach Boy Riverside. Or click on any of the titles featured below to read their free 1st chapter preview.

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