Kodansha April Digital Debut! Hikaru Nakamura’s Saint Young Men

Saint Young Men Vol. 1

For the past two years, readers of Kodansha Comics’ “digital-firsts” have gotten the jump on everything from the brand-new translation of Battle Angel Alita to new volumes of never-finished classics like BECK to the first appearance of current hits like Tokyo Tarareba Girls and Grand Blue Dreaming. Now “digital-first” debuts are back—and April will see the debut of one of the most talked-about and highly anticipated manga of recent years, Hikaru Nakamura’s Saint Young Men.

Nakamura’s sly comedy documents the everyday life of two not-so-ordinary young men sharing an apartment in modern-day Tokyo: Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha. Long rumored for an official English-language release, the wait is now over: Saint Young Men is finally here in English. 

Published in 16 volumes (and still ongoing) under the Japanese title Seinto oniisan in Japan,Saint Young Men goes on sale April 23, starting with Volume 1, and with subsequent volumes to be released monthly thereafter. 

Volume 1 also features a specially-penned afterword by British Museum curator Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, who helped acquire pages from Saint Young Men for the British Museum’s nascent genga collection.

Saint Young Men will be available on April 23 on all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook.