Category Archives: Manga and Anime

Review: Coffee Moon Vol. 1

Pieta is living the same day over and over. Will she be alone forever? Can she end the cycle?

Story: Mochito Bota
Art: Mochito Bota
Translation: Ko Ransom
Letterer: Phil Christie

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Review: Touring After the Apocalypse Vol. 1

Two girls ride through the desolate ruins of Japan.

Story: Sakae Saito
Art: Sakae Saito
Translation: Amanda Haley
Letterer: Phil Christie

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Review: So What’s Wrong With Getting Reborn as a Goblin? Vol. 1

Akira is killed saving a boy from being hit by a car and is reincarnated in a different world as a goblin.

Story: Nazuna Miki
Art: Tsukasa Araki
Translation: Caleb Cook
Letterer: Carolina Hernandez

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Review: The World After the Fall Vol. 1

A tower one day appeared in the skies, standing out as a beacon of chaos and apocalypse. A heroic and powerful lot known as Walkers cleared the tower floors in order to save humanity, until the day that the Stone of Regression was discovered. Walkers could now “return” to the past, and slowly, everyone left. The brave few who remained formed Carpe Diem, a group of people who refused to abandon the world and represented humanity’s last hope. But once the last Walker reached floor 100, he no longer knew what to believe…

Story: singNsong
Adapted: S-Cynan
Art: Undead Gamja
Translation: Webtoon
Letterer: Phil Christie

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Review: Tomb Raider King Vol. 1

In the year 2025, mysterious tombs appeared all over the world, each housing an ancient relic granting supernatural abilities.

Betrayed by his employer, Jooheon is left to die but instead finds himself transported 15 years in the past. Armed with years of tough raiding experience and knowledge of what is to come in the world of relics, does Jooheon have what it takes to become the “Tomb Raider King”?

Story: San G.
Adapted: Yuns(REDICE)
Art: 3B2S
Translation: TapasMedia
Letterer: Adnazeer Macalangcom

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Crunchyroll Adventures to Anime Frontier with Panels and Premieres, Including the World Premiere of Revenger

Revenger

Crunchyroll has wrangled up the most wanted panels and premieres for Anime Frontier this December 2nd – 4th. Fans can check out the World Premiere of Revenger, as well as get a headstart on the simulcast winter season with early looks at The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague!, The Fruit of Evolution Season 2, and more!

Additionally, the Crunchyroll Industry Panel will be in town to announce the latest and greatest coming to Crunchyroll. 

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND #1 

Friday, December 2 | 7:30PM – 9:00PM
Fort Worth Convention Center – Panel Room 2

Be the first to see new 2023 simulcast series before it streams! See the first episode of Yuri Is My Job!, Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire, and the first two episodes of The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague! (Subbed only)

CRUNCHYROLL INDUSTRY PANEL 

Saturday, December 3 | 12:45PM – 1:45PM
Fort Worth Convention Center – Main Stage

Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source!

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND #2 

Saturday, December 3 | 5:00PM – 6:30PM
Fort Worth Convention Center – Panel Room 2

Be the first to see new 2023 simulcast series before it streams! See the first episode of AYAKA, Fruit of Evolution Season 2, the world premiere of Revenger and more! (Subbed only)

FREE! THE FINAL STROKE PART 1 

Sunday, December 4 | 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Fort Worth Convention Center – Panel Room 3

Haruna Nanase’s new stage is Sydney, the place of his dreams that he once visited. Here he must not only face the champion Albert Volandel but also his own personal motives and what he swims for. Their passionate struggle against the water begins here!

CRUNCHYROLL PRESENTS: NEW SIMULCAST PREMIERES ROUND #3 

Sunday, December 4 | 12:30PM – 2:00PM
Fort Worth Convention Center – Panel Room 2

Be the first to see new 2023 simulcast series before it streams! See the first four episodes of Kaina of the Great Snow Sea! (Subbed only)

FREE! THE FINAL STROKE PART 1  (ENCORE SCREENING) 

Sunday, December 4 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Fort Worth Convention Center – Panel Room 3

Haruna Nanase’s new stage is Sydney, the place of his dreams that he once visited. Here he must not only face the champion Albert Volandel but also his own personal motives and what he swims for. Their passionate struggle against the water begins here!

Weekly Preview! It’s Manga Week!

There are a lot of comics coming out this week to be covered. Check out some of what we’ll be reviewing and this is only the beginning!

This week’s reviews include:

  • Coffee Moon Vol. 1
  • Demon Sword Mast of Excalibur Academy Vol. 1
  • Embrace Your Size
  • Gay Who Turned Kaiju
  • Hirano & Kagiura Vol. 1
  • Remarried Empress Vol. 1
  • So What’s Wrong Getting Reborn as a Goblin Vol. 1
  • Tom Raider King Vol. 1
  • Touring After the Apocalypse Vol. 1
  • Villains are Destined to Die Vol. 1
  • World After the Fall Vol. 1

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Anime NYC 2022: Tatesc Comics launches on Book Walker Global in English

Tatesc Comics

Announced during Anime NYC 2022, Kadokawa Corporation and Book Walker Co., Ltd. revealed the formal launch of the Tatesc Comics brand on Book Walker Global!

Tatesc (pronounced ta-te-sk) Comics is the response to countless requests from fans in English-speaking countries for access to this exciting content! Kadokawa will release diverse genres such as “isekai,” fantasy, romance, comedy, and action, including original titles as well as adaptations of existing light novels and traditional manga. Its name derived from the Japanese “tate,” meaning vertical, and “sc” for “scrolling,” Tatesc Comics aspires to engage readers both with its initial offering and much more to come!    

Fueling this initiative, Book Walker Global will offer the full lineup of Tatesc Comics, with many available first exclusively on the Book Walker Global platform! 24 titles are available as of November 16th, including other publisher’s titles.

This is the first step for Kadokawa to “accelerate” its business in the English world. The publisher will begin to “an aggressive, multifaceted strategy to activate more of its content through publishing and digital distribution.” in January 2023.

Preview: Kamen Rider: Zero One #1

Kamen Rider: Zero One #1

(W) Brandon Easton (A) Hendry Prasetya (CA) Inhyuk Lee
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

NEW COMIC SERIES OF THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE NEW TOKUSATSU TV SHOW KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE!

Aruto Hiden is KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE! Along with his trusty humagear companion Izu, he’s saved the world numerous times as the insectile superhero! But when his company HIDEN INTELLIGENCE is attacked by the mysterious RAGNAROK, Arturo must not only face the volcanic cluster cell-powered villain but also his own past…

Kamen Rider: Zero One #1

Anime NYC 2022: Kodansha USA reveals new Fall 2023 print releases!

First announced at Anime NYC 2022, Kodansha USA reveals a slate of new print licenses including all-new series, premium editions, box sets, and more, all set to debut Fall 2023. Take a look below for the full list of the amazing manga coming in the next year.

All of Kodansha’s Fall 2023 print titles will be available to purchase at local and online book vendors like Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Amazon, and more!

FALL 2023 NEW PRINT LICENSES:

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Chat Noir

By Koma Warita
Illustrated by Riku Tsuchida
Created by ZAG with Toei Animation

Return to Paris with Marinette and Adrian in the manga of the beloved animated series, now streaming on Netflix!

Marinette is your typical high school student. She’s cheery, a bit awkward, and a little clumsy. But what’s not so typical is, she can transform into a superhero! Disguised as the confident Ladybug, Marinette protects the streets of Paris alongside fellow superhero Cat Noir–who, unbeknownst to Marinette, is Marinette’s classmate Adrian. Not only are Marinette and Adrian unaware of each other’s secret identities, they’re also criss-crossed crushes–Marinette has a crush on Adrian, while Chat Noir has a crush on Ladybug! As if being a teenager and a crime fighting superhero wasn’t enough!

Rated: 8+

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Chat Noir

I’m Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness: I’ll Spoil Her with Delicacies and Style to Make Her the Happiest Woman in the World!

Manga by Ichiho Katsura
Story by Fukada Sametaro
Character Design by Miwabe Sakura

What does a young noblewoman freshly betrayed by her betrothed need most? A crash course in everything naughty! And who better to teach her than the feared hermit sorcerer who for some reason can’t help but pamper her to no end?

Rated: 13+

I'm Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness: I'll Spoil Her with Delicacies and Style to Make Her the Happiest Woman in the World!

ORIGIN

By Boichi

Tokyo, 2048. Japan is now connected to the entire northern hemisphere by the Eurasian Railroad, and all manner of crime and vice pour into the megalopolis at its eastern terminus. Little do the people know that inhuman beings live among us, however–robots with high-level AI, who will kill to survive. Only one ‘man’ can stop them –their prototype: ORIGIN.

Rated: 13+

ORIGIN

VIRGIN LOVE

By Tina Yamashina

“Looking for love, but afraid you’ll never find it?” Come Live at the Love House! Six strangers, one house, one shared goal: love. What could go wrong?

Rated: 16+

VIRGIN LOVE

The Girl Who Became a Fish (Maiden’s Bookshelf)

By Osamu Dazai
Illustrated by Nekosuke

Suwa, a charcoal burner’s daughter, lives together with her father in a small village at a foot of a mountain so remote it doesn’t even appear on maps. Slowly she comes to realize the dark futility of her life, leading to a strange and elliptical transformation… Dazai depicts the adolescent awakening to death and the desire to escape through this quiet and ominous tale.

Rated: 13+

The Girl Who Became a Fish
(Maiden’s Bookshelf)

Spring Comes Riding in a Carriage (Maiden’s Bookshelf)

By Riichi Yokomitsu
Illustrated by Atsuki Ito

A more intimate and romantic entry in the Maiden’s Bookshelf series, this tale of doomed romance brings together the so-called “God of Literature” with the gorgeous artwork of Atsuki Ito, author of A Love-Letter in 26 Characters.

Rated: 13+

Spring Comes Riding in a Carriage (Maiden’s Bookshelf)

The Darwin Incident

By Shun Umezawa

Created in a biological science lab, Charlie is a half human, half chimpanzee hybrid known as a “Humanzee.”

Raised by his adoptive human parents, Charlie is now 15 and starting high school. There he meets Lucy, a clever loner who becomes his first-ever friend.

But his “normal” life is shattered when the animal rights extremists who freed his mother from the lab fifteen years ago reemerge as terrorists bent on kidnapping Charlie at all costs.

Rated: 16+

The Darwin Incident

The Moon on a Rainy Night

By Kuzushiro

This highly-anticipated yuri romance about a high school girl entranced by her intelligent, enigmatic, hearing-impaired classmate is a must-read for fans of Bloom Into You and Whisper Me a Love Song.

One day, while rushing to a piano lesson, a girl named Saki collides with someone on the street. As Saki collects herself, the stranger picks up the sheet music Saki dropped, hands it to Saki together with a band-aid, and continues on her way—all without saying a word. Saki is left wondering about the identity of the tall, lovely stranger, only to discover the next day that she is one of her classmates at her new high school. The girl’s name is Kanon, and though she is hearing impaired, she refuses any kind of support or “special treatment” from her teachers or classmates. Over the course of the year, Saki slowly grows closer to Kanon and begins to chip away at her cold exterior.

Rated: 16+

The Moon on a Rainy Night

My Ultramarine Sky

By Nagisa Furuya

From the creator of My Summer of You comes a BL high school romance about two friends who’ve always been in the same class, but when a new school year separates them, they realize that their feelings for each other might run deeper than friendship…

From their first year of middle school to their second year of high school, Kai and Ren have not only always been in the same class—they’ve also always sat next to each other. But in their last year of high school, the boys are assigned to two separate classes, and with each passing day, Kai feels as if he’s slipping further and further away from Ren… One day, when Kai finds Ren sleeping in a classroom after school, he whispers the feelings that he can’t bring himself to say out loud…and Ren hears him. Will Kai’s confession push them further and further apart, or will it be the spark that brings them back to each other?

Rated: 13+

My Ultramarine Sky

The Summer With You: The Sequel (My Summer of You Vol. 3)

By Nagisa Furuya

Chiharu and Wataru return in this cinematic sequel to Nagisa Furuya’s beloved summer romance boys’ love series!

Their first memorable summer was in high school, followed by their first summer together as college students… Now, Wataru and Chiharu are in their second year of college, and the two boys can’t wait to spend another summer together. Now back from his study abroad program, Chiharu is ecstatic to see Wataru for the first time in two months, and Wataru’s thankful that they’ll have more time to spend with each other, without also having to balance work and school. One of their plans has the two return to the cinema for a movie date to celebrate Wataru’s 20th birthday, but what other memories will the summer have in store for them?

Rated: Older Teen 16+

The Summer With You: The Sequel (My Summer of You Vol. 3)

Super Morning Star

By Kara Aomiya

When a classmate finds out he’s secretly a sentai star, Kaido’s precious life as a regular high schooler is in danger of being stolen—and so’s his heart, in this BL rom-com for fans of Hitorijime My Hero!

At high school, Kaido seems to be a scary delinquent, but he’s leading a second life—as the star of a sentai superhero live show! When sentai superfan classmate Honda discovers Kaido’s secret, Kaido will stop at nothing to make sure it doesn’t get out, but despite himself, the charismatic performer finds himself falling for his biggest fan…

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Super Morning Star

Ogami-san Can’t Keep It In

By Yu Yoshidamaru

Fantasies run wild as thirsty high school girl Ogami-san must learn to keep her thoughts—and hands—to herself, in this raunchy coming-of-age romcom with a bizarre, blabbermouth twist!

Ogami-san has been keeping a dirty little secret from her peers at school—puberty has emptied her mind of everything but perverted fantasies! For the sake of leading an ordinary school life, she pulls out all the stops to keep her mental wild side under wraps. But when she literally reaches a hand out to Yaginuma-kun, a cute but mysterious boy in her class, her innermost thoughts just come spilling out! All she wants is to get to know him (and his body) better, but she can’t do that without the risk of exposing her true self. What’s a girl to do?!

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Ogami-san Can't Keep It In

My Lovesick Life as a ’90s Otaku

By Nico Nicholson

Relive 1990s otaku culture with this sentimental and comical reflection of a teen’s path to self-acceptance. This nostalgic coming-of-age story is perfect for fans of Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku!

Otaku culture has finally become mainstream, and Megumi can’t quite get used to it. Divorced, with a teen daughter, Megumi thinks fondly back to her days as an anime and manga otaku—in 1995. That year, she transferred to a new school and decided to start fresh by hiding her otaku interests. She found herself taken under the wing of a basketball ace named Masamune, who’s got a kind heart and looks just like one of her favorite characters. But, though Megumi catches a whiff of destiny in the air, she’s crushed to learn that Masamune detests otaku…

Rated: Teen 13+

My Lovesick Life as a '90s Otaku

How I Met My Soulmate

By Anashin

From the creator of Waiting for Spring comes a meditation on just what destiny means, and whether “the one” is really out there.

Yuki is a 20-year-old college sophomore who has wished for one thing since moving to Tokyo: to find her soulmate. Growing a bit desperate after a long drought, she goes along with a friend to a club for the first time. Her friend thrives, but it’s chaotic and loud…just not Yuki’s scene. Just when Yuki begins to despair that she’ll ever find a real, adult relationship, she meets Iori, a man with bleached hair and a slightly scary demeanor…but first impressions don’t always tell the whole story. Could destiny still have more cards to play?

Rated: Teen 13+

How I Met My Soulmate

King in Limbo

By Ai Tanaka

From the creator of Apple Children of Aeon comes a gripping, six-volume thriller manga about trauma, healing, friendship, and a global conspiracy to keep people sick. A must for fans of suspenseful, complex manga like Naoki Urasawa’s Monster and The Promised Neverland.

It’s been eight years since the pandemic in which a deadly sleeping sickness claimed millions of lives. After a serious injury cost him a leg (and, nearly, his life), Petty Officer Adam Garfield retires from active service in the U.S. Navy. But his plan to focus on his family and physical therapy is shattered when he receives secret word that the sleeping sickness has returned, and it’s his job to bring back the mysterious man who helped cure it by diving into people’s memories—a man known by the codename “King.”

Rated: Older Teen 16+

King in Limbo

Witch Hat Atelier Kitchen

By Hiromi Sato
Based on Witch Hat Atelier created by Kamome Shirahama

The tasty spinoff to the acclaimed magical saga Witch Hat Atelier follows two fan-favorite characters in their after-hours culinary adventures.

The only time adults have to themselves is after the Sun goes down and the kids are in bed—that’s just as true in the magical world! During the day, the atelier bustles with the cries and magical misfires of little witches learning how to cast spells and get along. But nighttime is Qifrey and Olruggio’s time, to laze in the kitchen, cook, eat, and chat.

Rated: Teen 13+

Witch Hat Atelier Kitchen

FALL 2023 PREMIUM EDITIONS, BOX SETS, NEW-TO-PRINT, & MORE:

Vinland Saga Deluxe Edition

By Makoto Yukimura

Amid the chaos of the Viking war for dominance over England, a boy has everything taken from him and vows revenge. But violent dreams bring no peace… The violent and complex action epic that inspired the hit anime returns, in premium, 3-in-1, collector’s hardcovers!

As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery…the land Leif called Vinland.

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Vinland Saga Deluxe Edition

Blue Period Manga Box Set 1

By Tsubasa Yamaguchi

The first six volumes of the coming-of-age art manga that inspired the hit Netflix anime in a handsome box set, plus a bonus booklet packed with exclusive art and other goodies!

Popular guy Yatora realizes he’s just going through the motions to make other people happy and finds himself in a new passion: painting. But untethering yourself from all your past expectations is dangerous as well as thrilling…

2020 Manga Taisho Grand Prize Winner, YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection, Texas Library Association, Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List unanimous selection

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Blue Period Manga Box Set 1

Cells at Work! Omnibus

By Akane Shimizu

The exciting, hilarious, and surprisingly educational manga that delves inside the human body returns in two oversized, 3-in-1 omnibus volumes!

Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she’s not alone… she’s got a whole human body’s worth of cells ready to help out! This fun and imaginative manga inspired a world of spinoffs and a smash-hit anime adaptation.

Rated: Teen 13+

Cells at Work! Omnibus

Magic Knight Rayearth (Paperback)

By CLAMP

CLAMP’s masterwork Magic Knight Rayearth—now in paperback! The original girl-powered isekai adventure—perfect for fans of Sailor Moon and She-Ra—brings the updated translation and lettering of the hardcover box sets to a more accessible format.

While on a field trip to Tokyo Tower, three teenage girls cross a magical portal and are transported to another world called Cefiro. The Princess Emeraude summoned them with the last vestiges of her remaining strength, believing the trio will become the magic knights prophesied by legend to save the realm!

Rated: 13+

Magic Knight Rayearth (Paperback)

WIND BREAKER

By Satoru Nii

Welcome to Furin, where the strongest survive…to protect the weak! A different kind of delinquent manga perfect for fans of Tokyo Revengers.

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: Older Teen 16+

WIND BREAKER

Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister

By Marcey Naito

One self-made med student, three shrine maidens, and one devious marriage plot. If you loved The Quintessential Quintuplets, you’ve found your new obsession!

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!

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister

Nina the Starry Bride

By RIKACHI

Nina was plucked off the street purely because she resembled a dead priestess—but is this a lucky break, or a new kind of curse? Gripping palace intrigue and romance in the vein of Yona of the Dawn and The Ancient Magus’ Bride.

Nina had a rough start to life, stealing to survive—and eventually being sold into slavery by her own brother. But to her surprise, her captor, Prince Azure, ordained that she would live the life of a princess…specifically, that of the recently deceased princess-priestess, Alisha. But despite her changing fortune, Nina won’t give up her old life without a fight…and Azure might just be the one to finally match her wits. But how much can she trust Azure? And can she stop the feelings budding in her heart, knowing she must eventually marry another…?

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Nina the Starry Bride

She’s My Knight

By Saisou

A role-reversal romance perfect for fans of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie!

Haruma Ichinose, 17, has been popular since he was born. So popular, in fact, that he figured no one could even come close…until he met Yuki Mogami. She’s tall, cool, collected, and totally makes him crazy. He may just be in love…but can he deal with falling for someone even more dashing than himself?

Rated: Teen 13+

She's My Knight
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