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Review: Please Put Them On, Takamine-San Vol. 1

Takane Takamine is the perfect girl at her school and has the ability to undo a past action when she takes off her underwear. When Koushi Shirota discovers her power, he’s forced to help her scheme.

Story: Yuichi Hiiragi
Translation: Lisa Coffman
Lettering: Chiho Christie

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Discover My Hero Academia with the VIZ My Hero Academia Sale

If you want to discover the world of My Hero Academia, you can do so and save this weekend with the VIZ My Hero Academia sale. The digital comic sale is currently running on comiXology.

The sale features 15 volumes from My Hero Academia: Smash!!, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, and My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions. You can save 29% on each volume.

The sale ends Sunday, April 11.

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Vol. 9

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The Pregnancy of Kentaro Hiyama Goes from Manga to Netflix with He’s Expecting

The Pregnancy of Kentaro Hiyama

The Netflix Original Series He’s Expecting, a series produced and planned in collaboration with TV Tokyo, will be released globally in 2022, only on Netflix.

Based on the manga The Pregnancy of Kentaro Hiyama by Eri Sakai (published by BE LOVE KC/Kodansha), the show humorously reverses the lifestyles of men and women and explores the differences between them, centered around the question, “What if a man became pregnant?” The protagonist is faced with various issues ingrained in society that had been invisible to him until his pregnancy. This is a story of growth as both the people around him and he himself gradually change while he battles these issues. When an elite ad man gets pregnant, he’s suddenly subjected to prejudices against pregnant men, forcing him to rethink everything he knew.

The story takes place in a world where—in rare cases—men can conceive and give birth. Kentaro Hiyama, an elite ad man, suddenly finds out one day that he is pregnant. His partner, Aki Seto, never thought she would become a parent, so the two are at first confused by this unexpected event. As a pregnant man, Kentaro will face the scrutiny of the company and society, and will shed light on the hardships experienced by pregnant women. Challenged by many problems associated with modern pregnancy and childbirth, the two will have to face reality and make the ultimate decision: to have a baby or not. 

The series will be directed by Yuko Hakoda and Takeo Kikuchi. Hakoda is an up-and-coming director who began her career working on commercials. She won the Best Director Award in the Asian Newcomer Category at the Shanghai International Film Festival for her debut feature film “Blue Hour” (2019). Kikuchi is a talented director who made his feature debut with “Dear Deer” (2015), and has continued to release feature films since then, winning the Best New Director Award at the 9th TAMA Film Awards and the New Director Award at the Osaka Cinema Festival 2018 for both “Hello Goodbye” and “Bokyo” released in 2017.  The screenplay is written by Yoshitatsu Yamada, known for “The Naked Director” series (2019, 2021), as well as Yukiko Sode (”Aristocrats” (2021), etc.) and Chihiro Amano (“Mrs. Noisy” (2020), etc.).

Review: Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana – The Singing Death Vol. 1

At the north of this world lies a Dungeon of the Dead where death awaits. This is the story of six adventurers who set out to defeat the evil within.

Story: Kumo Kagyu
Art: Shogo Aoki
Translation: Kevin Steinbach
Lettering: Bianca Pistillo

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Udon to Release Steins;Gate Manga

Get ready Steins;Gate fans! UDON Entertainment has announced the return of the heroes of Steins;Gate for a new time-altering story! Set in an alternate world where the Future Gadget Lab members failed in their original mission, can one final chance lead to a happy ending? Picture it: November 2020, the Beta World Line… In this world, Rintaro Okabe has given up. After suffering through indescribable grief and untold heartbreak, he gives up on saving the girl he loves. But one day, he meets her again, just not as he knew her. From this chance encounter, the gears of fate would begin to turn once more.

Based on the Steins;Gate 0 visual novel and featuring art by Taka Himeno, the Steins;Gate 0 series will be released in three volumes, each collecting two of the original Japanese books in an oversized manga format. Andrew “Steiner” Hodgson, the original Steins;Gate visual novel translator, will provide the translation for the new manga volumes. UDON will also release a new, revised edition of the classic Steins;Gate manga alongside this new series!

Steins;Gate 0 Volume 1 will be released on September 7, 2021 and is available for pre-order now!

Review: Can’t Stop Cursing You Vol. 1

Those who make contracts with devils gain the power to curse others to death. Their mortal enemy: the Curse Detective Kiyoharu Saeyama, who uses traces of the curses left on their victims to uncover the identities of these sick killers. Let this deadly, paranormal game of psychological warfare begin!

Written by Kensuke Koba
Art by Natsuko Uruma
Translation by Christina Rose
Lettering by Rachel J. Pierce

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Kodansha Shows Off Upcoming Titles for Fall 2021

Kodansha is giving manga fans a sneak peek at the amazing new licenses and premium editions coming this Fall 2021. See what you can read later this year!

When Will Ayumu Make His Move?

By Soichiro Yamamoto
Cover Price: $12.99

The new will they-won’t they romance from the creator of Teasing Master Takagi-san is here!

Ayumu is in love with his senpai Yaotome, but he’s sworn not to confess his feelings until he can beat her at the board game shogi… The problem is, his love is obvious to Yaotome, and she can’t stop trying to trick him into breaking his vow! Fall in love again, fans of Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Komi Can’t Communicate, and Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie!

When Will Ayumu Make His Move?

Penguin & House

By Akiho Ieda
Cover Price: $12.99

Pen is a penguin. His favorite things are pancakes and fastidious household upkeep. Pen lives in the city with his friend Hayakawa, a human. They can’t communicate in words, so the only way for Pen to express his love is by doing laundry and getting good deals at the supermarket. This is a chronicle of their life together–let it snuggle on your shelf next to A Man and His Cat or Way of the Househusband!

Penguin & House

Rent-a-(Really Shy!)-Girlfriend

By Reiji Miyajima
Cover Price: $12.99

The official spinoff manga of Rent-A-Girlfriend, the rom-com turned hit anime, features fan-favorite Sumi, the shy girl longing to come out of her shell. Written and illustrated by original creator Reiji Miyajima! Catch up on the manga before Rent-A-Girlfriend returns for a second anime season, coming soon!

Rent-a-(Really Shy!)-Girlfriend

Lovesick Ellie

By Fujimomo
Cover Price: $12.99

Eriko Ichimura spends her high school days in complete obscurity. Her sole hobby is staring at handsome, smooth-spoken Akira “Omi-kun” Ohmi, and tweeting her daily fantasies under the screen-name “Lovesick Ellie.” One fateful day, she accidentally bears witness to Omi-kun’s true self—and if that weren’t enough, he sees her mortifying Twitter, too! Follow along with a plain, perverted girl, a two-faced boy, and their curious romance!

Lovesick Ellie

Vampire Dormitory

By Ema Toyama
Cover Price: $12.99

Mito, who has no family to rely on, lives on the streets, disguised as a boy. Ruka, a vampire, saves her from a perilous situation and makes her an offer: become his subservient thrall from which he can feed whenever he wants, and she can live with him—in the boys’ dorm. Because her very existence depends on her secret not being found out, every day is a new danger—to say nothing of that vampire! Meanwhile, Ruka, not knowing Mito’s a girl, dotes on her night and day in an attempt to ripen her “disgusting male blood,” but when real feelings develop … this dangerous romance between a crossdressing girl and an obsessive vampire begins!

Vampire Dormitory

The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon!

By Shiroichi Amaui, Tamagonokimi, and Konekoneko
Cover Price: $12.99

Chrono Alcon, a young demon, traveled from his small village to study at a prestigious school connected to the Demon King’s Castle itself. Determined to keep his country-bumpkin status a secret, he tries to keep a low profile … but when his groundbreaking performance in his first test attracts the attention of not only his (gorgeous) classmates, but the Demon King herself … Chrono realizes his dreams of a “happy, normal school life” may die in the dungeons … just like him!

The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon!

Bomba!

By Osamu Tezuka
Cover Price: $14.95

From 2020 Harvey Hall of Famer, Osamu Tezuka, comes a thriller about feelings of hatred inside all of us and a boy who has the power to summon a phantom killer horse.

Satoshi Otani is a quiet, introverted middle schooler who has a crush on his teacher Ms. Reiko Mizushima. When he learns that Mr. Kito, a violent teacher he despises, has proposed to Ms. Mizushima, his hatred wells forth. With this anger, he mysteriously brings forth a phantom killer horse named Bomba.

Bomba!

Ciguatera

By Minoru Furuya
Cover Price: $24.95

Yusuke Ogino is an average looking, bullied, 17 year old. His modest dream is to get a motorcycle license and get closer to the beautiful Yumi. But to his surprise, Yumi has approached him! This…might be a trap!? And a psychopatholoogical stalker menances their pursuit of happniess…

Ciguatera

Emma Dreams of Stars

By Kan Takahama, Emmanuelle Maisonneuve and Julia Pavlowitch
Cover Price: $19.95

Based on a true story of a former Michelin Guide Inspector. Find out what the top-secret life of a professional foodie is like.

Emma, a food writer, can’t give up her childhood dream of becoming a Michelin Guide Inspector, and sends her resume to the Michelin headquarters. She is informed nine months later that there is an opening and goes to a mysterious interview…

MONOGATARI Series Final Season Box Set

By NISIOISIN, VOFAN
Cover Price: $109.65

From the popular MONOGATARI Series by NISIOISIN comes the FINAL season of the novels in a beautiful new box set. Complete your collection with this must-have item for any MONOGATARI fan!

VOFAN, who has created beautiful cover artwork since the beginning of the series, has created exclusive new artwork just for this project. This box set will feature the new artwork and complete the MONOGATARI box set collection.Plus a beautiful art card included as a bonus item, which showcases the box set artwork.

MONOGATARI Series Final Season Box Set

Kodansha Reveals Its May 2021 Digital Debuts

Kodansha has revealed the new manga that will debut digitally in May 2021. These new digital debuts as well as returning favorites will be available upon release across digital shops including BookwalkercomiXologyGoogle PlayKindle, Nook, and izneo.

With the Sheikh in His Harem

By Rin Miasa
Release Date: May 04, 2021

Sanagi loves nothing more than money—not even love. After all, it’s what keeps her small family going. But when a chance encounter with a stranger leads her to push away his offer of riches, she wonders if she’s gone crazy…and starts to believe she really has when he reveals that he’s a Sheikh, and proposes to her! She rejects him, but soon finds out that a marriage with him might be the only way to keep her family safe…!

With the Sheikh in His Harem

The Springtime of My Life Began with You

By Nikki Asada 
Release Date: May 11, 2021

Suehiro is a quiet girl, who prefers the excitement of her books to the real-life anxieties of friends. She’d been perfectly happy in her own little world until ultra-popular guy Takasago asked her out as part of a punishment game right in front of the class, bringing Suehiro front and center. Mortified, she tries everything to get away…but he persists, and insists he’s serious! How will she deal with such an interruption to her previously quiet life?

The Springtime of My Life Began with You

Medalist

By TSURUMAIKADA
Release Date: May 18, 2021

Tsukasa, whose dreams were crushed. Inori, left to fend for herself. These two share a dream…and their tenacity may be the only thing that sees them through. Their destination? The ice…on the world’s stage!

Medalist

Back When You Called Us Devils 

By Takashi Sano  
Release Date: May 25, 2021

Yusuke Saito is a normal high school kid…well, normal enough, though there’s six months missing out of his memory. But when he starts to get confronted by people who insist they’re from his past, who allege that he did horrible things to them…suddenly Yusuke realizes that those missing six months may be crucial to remember. Otherwise, the skeletons in his closet may just make him a skeleton, too…

Back When You Called Us Devils

Dive Into Manga with the Kodansha Digital First Manga Sale!

Today’s the laat day to save with the Kodansha Digital First Manga Sale! The sale features 62 items on comiXology.

You can save 45% on Ashidaka, Dolly Kill Kill, Heroine for Hire, Hop Step Sing!, Maid in Honey, My Best (♀) Butler, Practice Makes Perfect, and so much more.

Today’s the last day to save, so hurry!

Dolly Kill Kill Vol. 1

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Review: Love and Heart Vol. 1

Sure, university freshman Yoh Yagisawa has a lot on her plate, but the last thing she expected to add was a surprise male roommate! Handsome Haruma Hirose claims to be a childhood friend, but for some reason, Yagisawa doesn’t remember him at all, and his history isn’t the only oddity-disturbing things begin to happen and Yagisawa may really be in over her head!

Original Story: Chitose Kaido
Translation: Aletha and Athena Nibley
Letterer: Kimberly Pham

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