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Discover Manga for FREE with the Kodansha Volume 1 Free Promotion Sale!

Kodansha wants you to discover the amazing manga it offers with the Kodansha Volume 1 Free Promotion Sale!

12 series are spotlighted with the first volume of each being offered for free. The second volume is just $0.99 and the third volume is just $1.99.

Free manga?! How can you not take advantage!

The sale includes Attack on Titan, Devil’s Line, Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Fairy Tail, Parasyte, To Your Eternity, Tokyo Revengers, Space Brothers, Sweat and Soap, Those Snow White Notes, Chihayafuru, and DAYS.

The sale runs until Monday, August 2nd, so take advantage and don’t miss out!

Attack on Titan Vol. 1

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Discover Manga for FREE with the Kodansha Volume 1 Free Promotion Sale!

Kodansha wants you to discover the amazing manga it offers with the Kodansha Volume 1 Free Promotion Sale!

12 series are spotlighted with the first volume of each being offered for free. The second volume is just $0.99 and the third volume is just $1.99.

Free manga?! How can you not take advantage!

The sale includes Attack on Titan, Devil’s Line, Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Fairy Tail, Parasyte, To Your Eternity, Tokyo Revengers, Space Brothers, Sweat and Soap, Those Snow White Notes, Chihayafuru, and DAYS.

The sale runs until Monday, August 2nd, so take advantage and don’t miss out!

Attack on Titan Vol. 1

This site contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from these sites. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.

Discover Manga for FREE with the Kodansha Volume 1 Free Promotion Sale!

Kodansha wants you to discover the amazing manga it offers with the Kodansha Volume 1 Free Promotion Sale!

12 series are spotlighted with the first volume of each being offered for free. The second volume is just $0.99 and the third volume is just $1.99.

Free manga?! How can you not take advantage!

The sale includes Attack on Titan, Devil’s Line, Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Fairy Tail, Parasyte, To Your Eternity, Tokyo Revengers, Space Brothers, Sweat and Soap, Those Snow White Notes, Chihayafuru, and DAYS.

The sale runs until Monday, August 2nd, so take advantage and don’t miss out!

Attack on Titan Vol. 1

This site contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from these sites. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.

Review: Solo Leveling Vol. 2

Jinwoo Sung is an E-rank hunter, the weakest hunter of them all. He makes a living to pay his mother’s hospital bills and sister’s tuition through dungeon raids. When he has a chance for a big payout, something goes very wrong.

Solo Leveling Vol. 2 has Sung exploring his new abilities and taking on a new dungeon raid.

Original Story: Chugong
Translation: Hye Young Im
Rewrite: J. Torres
Letterer: Abigail Blackman

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Yen Audio’s Sword Art Online, Overlord, and The Saga of Tanya the Evil Narrators Revealed

Following the June 2021 announcement of actor Ki Hong Lee narrating the Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 audiobook, Yen Press announced the narrators for the remaining launch series of Yen Audio, a newly created imprint dedicated to audiobook adaptations of light novels. These series include adaptations of some of the most popular light novels from Yen On—Sword Art Online, Overlord, and The Saga of Tanya the Evil.

Sword Art Online, Vol. 1 will be narrated by Bryce Papenbrook. Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice-over artist since the age of eight and has since starred in numerous roles, including Kirito from the Sword Art Online anime. Additional noteworthy roles include Inosuke Hashibira from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Eren Yeager from Attack on Titan. The Sword Art Online, Vol. 1 audiobook is scheduled for an August 2021 release.

Overlord, Vol. 1 will be narrated by Christopher Guerrero. Christopher Guerrero is a Dallas-based actor who started his career in theater before transitioning fully into voice-over. Since becoming a voice actor nine years ago, he has voice acted in over 100 anime titles, which includes work on the Overlord anime as protagonist Ainz Ooal Gown. Additional noteworthy roles include Gecko Moria from One Piece and Shadow from SK8 the Infinity. The Overlord, Vol. 1 audiobook is scheduled for a September 2021 release.

The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Vol. 1 will be narrated by Monica Rial. Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for over 20 years and is considered to be one of the most prolific anime voice actors in the United States. Among her many roles, Monica voiced Tanya Degurechaff in The Saga of Tanya the Evil anime. Additional noteworthy roles include Sakura from Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card and May Chang from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. The audiobook for The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Vol. 1 is scheduled for a November 2021 release.

To help launch the Yen Audio imprint, Yen Press is hosting a Yen Audio Panel at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo, which will take place August 5–7. The panel will feature samples from upcoming Yen Audio releases as well as a discussion with Solo Leveling director Caitlin Davies and voice actors Christopher Guerrero and Bryce Papenbrook on their work on upcoming releases.

LibraryPass and Yen Press Announce Digital Access for Libraries and Schools Through Comics Plus

Yen Press, Comics Plus

LibraryPass, Inc. has announced a distribution agreement with Yen Press to make a selection of their digital catalog available to libraries and schools through Comics Plus. With Comics Plus, readers can access thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga through their school or library—with unlimited simultaneous access for online and offline reading.

Yen Press will be adding more than 100 titles to Comics Plus, featuring dozens of original titles and popular licenses of interest to readers young and old.

Founded in 2006, Yen Press has quickly risen to become one of the largest and most prolific publishers of manga and original graphic novels in North America, including popular series like Kingdom Hearts, Maximum Ride, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel. JY was founded as a middle-grade imprint in the fall of 2017 and includes the acclaimed Awkward and Brave graphic novels by Svetlana Chmakova, as well as brand new JY releases, such as Kyle’s Little Sister by BonHyung Jeong.

Udon announces Persona 5: Mementos Mission Volume 1 Manga

The Persona 5: Mementos Mission manga series is ready to steal your heart!  Following the success of the highly popular Persona 3 and Persona 4 manga series, UDON Entertainment has announced the release of Persona 5: Mementos Mission Volume1. A side adventure to the ATLUS video game, this all-new, 3-volume manga mystery series features the cast of Persona 5 and is written and illustrated by Rokuro Saito. The attempted poisoning of an influential CEO, suspicious happenings at a local doctor’s clinic, sketchy job requests at a back-street military shop: follow high schooler and phantom thieves leader Ren Amamiya, AKA Joker, as he tackles a series of mysterious incidents together with his trustworthy friends and the famous high school detective, Goro Akechi!

UDON is excited to partner with Barnes & Noble to release an exclusive edition of Persona 5: Mementos Mission Volume 1! Featuring brand new cover art made specially for this edition by Rokuro Saito and an exclusive fold-out mini poster, the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition will ONLY be available in store and online at barnesandnoble.com. Fans of ATLUS’ iconic Persona 5 series will not want to miss out on this special edition!

The Persona 5: Mementos Mission Volume 1 standard cover and Barnes & Noble Exclusive editions will be released on December 7,2021 and are available for pre-order now.

Ki Hong Lee Will Narrate Yen Audio’s Solo Leveling, Vol. 1

Solo Leveling Vol. 1

Yen Audio has announced that their first digital audiobook release, Solo Leveling Vol. 1 will be read by actor Ki Hong Lee. This debut publication in the Hachette Audio/Yen Press collaboration will release July 13, 2021, online wherever audiobooks are sold.

Solo Leveling is a Korean novel series by Chugong. Originating as a webnovel that boasted over 3 million readers, it is the basis of one of the world’s bestselling webcomics, and the popularity of the franchise only continues to grow. The highly anticipated English-language release of the SOLO LEVELING comic in print in March 2021 stands out as North America’s biggest graphic novel series debut of the year, according to NPD BookScan. This soon-to-release audiobook edition, as interpreted by Ki Hong Lee, adds yet another format for existing fandom to devour and to engage newcomers in the adventures of Jinwoo, the “weakest hunter of all mankind.”

Ki Hong Lee is perhaps best known as lead runner ‘Minho’ in the MAZE RUNNER film franchise. Lee also appeared in THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT, winner of Sundance’s best screenplay and Alfred P. Sloan prizes, alongside Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, and Olivia Thirlby, and Lee received rave reviews for his comedic work on the Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Raised in different cultures from Seoul to Auckland, Lee currently resides in Los Angeles, and is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment, Artists & Representatives, and United Talent Agency.

Yen Press announced its worldwide partnership with Hachette Audio to produce, sell, and distribute digital audiobooks in early 2021, to great acclaim by fans of the formats. Yen Press’s second release is slated for August, when the initial volume of the acclaimed light novel series SWORD ART ONLINE by author Reki Kawahara will be published as a digital audiobook. Voice casting for this upcoming release, as well the Fall releases OVERLORD by Kugane Maruyama and THE SAGA OF TANYA THE EVIL by Carlo Zen, will be announced in the near future. After these initial releases, it is expected that the Yen/Hachette Audio partnership will release regular seasonal adaptations.

Kodansha Announces New Manga, Premium Editions, and Box Sets Coming in Spring 2022

Kodansha has given fans a glimpse of all the amazing new print manga, premium editions, box sets, and more coming in Spring 2022.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse

By Nakaba Suzuki

Release Date: Spring 2022

The newest manga from Nakaba Suzuki, which continues the adventures in the world of The Seven Deadly Sins! This series can be read on its own or as part of The Seven Deadly Sins‘ experience!

The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse

Island in a Puddle

By Kei Sanbe

Release Date: Spring 2022

The new manga series from Kei Sanbe, the master of suspense behind Erased, plunges an innocent young boy into Tokyo’s criminal underworld, as he fights to keep his younger sister alive, and to return his soul to his own body!

The tiny apartment where Minato lives may as well be an isolated island in the middle of the ocean. Despite still being in elementary school, it falls on his shoulders to care for his little sister Nagisa, who never stops asking when their mother will make one of her infrequent visits home. On one of those visits, their mother takes them to an amusement park, only to give Minato some cash and leave them on a Ferris wheel… but as the wheel reaches the top, lightning strikes, and, instead of his sister, Minato sees the corpse of a woman… and, reflected in the glass looking back at him, an unfamiliar and menacing face!

Island in a Puddle

A Galaxy Next Door

By Gido Amagakura

Release Date: Spring 2022

The new sweet and wild romantic comedy from the creator of the hit manga and anime about food and family, Sweetness & Lightning! A desperate manga artist, called on to support his two young siblings, meets a new art assistant. But her arrival isn’t just a small step, it’s a giant leap…

Since his parents died, manga artist Ichiro has barely scraped by, forced to support his two younger siblings on just a middle school education. He doesn’t even have time to learn how to use a computer, which forces him to keep wrestling with pen and paper. When his art assistants quit to strike out on their own, on top of juggling deadlines, family, and the constant fear of losing his job, Ichiro feel close to a total breakdown. But then a new assistant pops into Ichiro’s life, and his prospects immediately start to brighten! She’s an incredible artist, she always finishes on time, and she’s beautiful, to boot! But she also seems to know an awful lot about him, and, soon, she makes a confession that bends Ichiro’s mind beyond the confines of Earth…

A Galaxy Next Door

Phantom of the Idol

By Hijiki Isoflavone

Release Date: Spring 2022

The story of a lazy male idol, ready to quit (or get fired), and the peppy poltergeist who brings him back from the brink, and rocketing to the heights of stardom! This madcap musical comedy is perfect for fans of My Dress-Up Darling, Kiss Him, Not Me! and Horimiya.

Yuuya, one half of the boy pop duo ZINGS, may be the laziest performer in the Japanese music industry. His partner is out there giving 110% every night (and, thankfully, he’s quite popular), but Yuuya’s half-assed, sloppy dancing, and his frankly hostile attitude toward the audience, has the fans hating him and his agent looking for any excuse to cut him loose. The career of a pop idol just isn’t the path of easy leisure and adulation Yuuya expected…

After a particularly lifeless concert appearance, Yuuya meets a girl backstage. She’s dressed to the nines in a colorful outfit, she’s full of vim and vigor, and all she wants from life is to perform. There’s just one problem: She’s been dead for a year. This is the ghost of Asahi Mogami, the beloved singer whose time on the stage was tragically cut short, unless… If ghosts are real, is spirit possession really that much of a stretch?

Phantom of the Idol

Wandance

By Coffee

Release Date: Spring 2022

A boy named Kaboku sees a girl named Wanda dance, and suddenly burns with a need to join in. With its thrilling scenes of Japanese hip-hop dance and quirky, charming characters, this is a new, inspirational manga for fans of coming-of-age stories like Blue Period and Your Lie in April. Get up and join the Wandance!

Kaboku has always just gone with the flow, marching in step to the drumbeat of the expectations of those around him: parents, school, plans for the future. It feels predictable, safe, and… empty. But one night, Kaboku’s at school late, and he happens on a girl alone, moving wildly, turning a blank space of concrete into a canvas. This is Hikari Wanda, a member of the hip-hop dance club. Kaboku is immediately smitten, but the road to stepping out of his shell is a long one. The club is almost entirely girls, and they’re all, well, way better than him. What’s ahead is unknown, and that’s terrifying, but it also means, for the first time in Kaboku’s life… a taste of freedom.

Wandance

Welcome Back, Alice

By Shuzo Oshimi

Release Date: Spring 2022

Yohei, Kei and Yui are childhood friends and things get complicated when Yohei witnesses Kei and Yui in an intimate moment. But when Kei unexpectedly moves away and returns a few years later to reunite in high school, he seems to be a bit different.

Welcome Back, Alice

Devil Ecstasy

By Shuzo Oshimi

Release Date: Spring 2022

Noboru Kusakabe is an 18-year-old virgin college student who developed a trauma for big breasts. Desperately wanting to lose his virginity, Noboru and his friend discover a mysterious brothel called “Devil Ecstasy”. Although he was nervous about his first experience, Noboru is thrilled by a beautiful girl with small breasts named Meruru who holds a scary secret about the brothel!

Devil Ecstasy

Sensei’s Pious Lie

By Akane Torikai

Release Date: Spring 2022

Misuzu Hara is a 24-year-old high school teacher. Her peaceful days of instructing her students begin to change with the advent of her friend Minako’s fiancé, Hayafuji. What happened between them?

A dramatic story about sexual inequalities that lie between men and women.

Sensei’s Pious Lie

Blackguard

By Ryo Hanada

Release Date: Spring 2022

A new dark fantasy from the creator of Devils’ Line, Ryo Hanada.

The world is suddenly overrun by monsters called “shojo” and anyone who is bit by one is infected with a mysterious virus, which turns them into the same being. To defeat the shojo, humans live in “aerial cities” and formed units called “guards”. Nanao Minami, also known as the Blackguard, fights but without regard for his own life. What is his motivation and why does he want to die so readily?

Blackguard

Tezuka New Omnibus Editions – Apollo’s Song, Princess Knight, Ode to Kirihito

By Osamu Tezuka

Release Date: Spring 2022

From the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame inductee creator

Classic Osamu Tezuka titles are back in print in an all new format
Each title will now be one volume, complete omnibus editions for the first time ever!
New covers created by renowned designer Peter Mendulsund

Tezuka New Omnibus Editions – Apollo’s Song, Princess Knight, Ode to Kirihito

The Shining Sea

By Koji Suzuki

Release Date: Spring 2022

A young woman who attempted suicide by drowning has lost her memory. Her lover, a young man, is on a pelagic tuna fishing boat. What happened between them? From renowned author Koji Suzuki, the creator of the Ring series.

The Shining Sea

AKIRA: Art of Wall

By Katsuhiro Otomo

Release Date: Spring 2022

A UNIQUE ARTIFACT: Reproduction of an art project inspired by AKIRA and carried out with the involvement of the original creator.

RARE COLLECTIBLE: AKIRA is one of the most important and popular manga ever published, and official merchandise based on this property is vanishingly rare.

HUGE FRANCHISE: The complete, $200 box set published by Kodansha in 2017 is the #1 best selling ISBN ever published by the imprint by net dollars.

AKIRA: Art of Wall

Anime Expo Lite Hosts First-Look At Child of Kamiari Month Anime Movie This Saturday

Child of Kamiari Month

Anime Expo Lite presents a special first look at the upcoming anime feature film, Child of Kamiari Month, as part of this year’s two-day, livestream convention running Saturday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 4th.

Join the prolific anime producer, Michihiko Suwa (Detective Conan, City Hunter, Inuyasha, Magic Knight Rayearth), as he shares insights about Child of Kamiari Month. Based on Japanese mythology, the feature film explores the root of the nation’s history and explores what it means to follow destiny. Suwa will be joined by writer Toshinari Shinohe and fellow producer, Uko Oshia.

When: Saturday, July 3rd at 2:45PM PDT

Child of Kamiari Month is a story of a 12-year-old girl, Kanna, born as a descendant of the Gods. Her family has a mission to deliver offerings from all over Japan to the Gods’ gathering in Izumo. Although Kanna’s mother was to complete the mission, her passing prompted Kanna to finish the task, hoping she could reunite with her dead mother in the Gods’ land at the end of her journey.

What is Kamiari Month?

Japanese people believe that spirits and gods dwell inside various things. There are gods of the water, wood, and even gods that keep us safe from sickness. Every October, thousands of gods leave their places of residence to gather in the Izumo region to have a conference. As such, October is also called Kamiari month – only in the Izumo region – which means the month with gods, and Kannazuki – in every other region – which means the month without gods. Produced by Cretica Universal, the film is slated for international release later this year.

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