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Kodansha Reveals its March 2021 Digital Manga Debuts

Today, we got a look at all of the amazing digital manga series debuts coming from Kodansha Comics in March 2021. These new digital debuts as well as returning favorites will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors including Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo.

Araki Won’t Be Tamed

By Kapparappara
Release Date: March 2 // Available Digitally

Yakko has always lived in the shadow of her model/actress younger sister, Yuno. So when she’s surprised on her 17th birthday by super-popular actor Araki Shigaraki, she assumes he’s looking for Yuno…until he declares his love for Yakko?! Not only that, he’d declared his love for her before…but now, as then, she doesn’t believe him! But he’s determined, and if she won’t see him as a boyfriend, maybe she’ll see him as a pet…?!

Araki Won't Be Tamed

Shaman King: Marcos

Original Creator Hiroyuki Takei
Art by Jet Kusamura
Release Date: March 9 // Available Digitally

New Shaman King spin-of from the same team as Shaman King: Red Crimson

What should be a bright future for the X-Laws is shadowed by the absence of Marco. Where could he have gone, and is something sinister behind it? Join the fan favorites in another Shaman King spinoff!

Shaman King: Marcos

Blue Lock

Story by Muneyuki Kaneshiro
Art by Yusuke Nomura
Release Date: March 16 // Available Digitally

By the Story Creator of As The Gods Will: The Second Series

After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team struggles to regroup. But what’s missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win. The Football Association is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match…and to do so, they’ve gathered 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team…and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?

Blue Lock

The Dawn of the Witch

Story by Tatsuo
Art by Kakeru Kobashiri
Character Design by Takashi Iwasaki
Release Date: March 23 // Available Digitally

Cervil is a magic student with no memories of his life before he met a mysterious blond woman in an alley. Now he travels with his teacher, Ross—another student, Holt, and the beastman Coudeau for “special training”… but this field trip may not be as routine as it seems!

The Dawn of the Witch

Chasing After Aoi Koshiba

By FLY and Takeoka Hazuki
Release Date: March 23 // Available Digitally & in Print

All-new Yuri romance!

Sahoko had lots of friends in high school, so there’s no shortage of people to catch up with at her reunion. But the one face she wants to see is missing: that of Aoi Koshiba, her classmate and first love. A star of the basketball team, Aoi caught Sahoko’s eye as an easy way to score social points. But when Aoi quits the team, an unexpected kiss pulls Sahoko closer to her than she intended to be. With a difficult home situation, Aoi is in need of more than just a cynical social climber. She needs a true friend, and something more…

Chasing After Aoi Koshiba

She’s My Knight

By Saisou
Release Date: March 30 // Available Digitally

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?

She's My Knight

Those Snow White Notes

By Marimo Ragawa
Release Date: March 30 // Available Digitally

Anime to debut April 2021!

When Setsu’s grandfather died, so did Setsu’s “sound”—his unique creative spark. Grieving, he goes to Tokyo to find himself…but manages to become totally, literally lost on his first day. Only a chance meeting with Yuna—aka Yuka, the hostess—saves him from being robbed. At first glance their lives seem totally different, but they’re both striving for their dreams—hers, of being an actress, and his, of developing his talent with the shamisen—and it could just be that life in the raucous, unfeeling urban sprawl of Tokyo could just be what binds their fates together…

Those Snow White Notes

Meet Kyle’s Little Sister! A new middle-grade graphic novel from JY!

Scheduled for release in June from Yen PressJY imprint Kyle’s Little Sister is the debut graphic novel from BonHyung Jeong.

My name is Grace, not “Kyle’s little sister!”
 
Having a good-looking, friendly, outgoing older brother sucks—especially when you’re the total opposite, someone who likes staying home and playing video games. Your parents like him better (even if they deny it!), and everyone calls you “Kyle’s little sister” while looking disappointed that you’re not more like him. I was really hoping I’d get to go to a different middle school, but no such luck. At least I have my friends…until he finds a way to ruin that, too…! Argh! What do I have to do to get out of his shadow?!

JY is the middle grade graphic novel division of Yen Press, LLC.

Kyle's Little Sister

Yen Press Announces Eight New Titles

Yen Press has announced a slate of upcoming titles that include manga (The Eminence in Shadow, Farewell to My Alter, The Whole of Humanity Has Gone Yuri Except for Me, I’m the Villainous Daughter, So I’m Keeping the Last Boss, The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious, and Captivated, By You) and light novels (The Detective Is Already Dead andSpy Classroom).

The Eminence in Shadow

Original Story by Daisuke Aizawa
Art by Anri Sakano

There’s only one thing in this world Cid wants to be. And it’s not some bland protagonist or the final boss—he has his eyes set on becoming a mastermind working in the shadows. Now that he’s been reborn in another world, Cid has been hard at work, building the perfect stage to act out his long-desired role. The issue is that these imaginary adversaries and plot devises exist in this new world…and he’s the only one left in the dark!

The Eminence in Shadow is the manga adaptation of the popular light novel series of the same name, currently published under the Yen On imprint. As a story filled with secret organizations, beautiful recruits and a ton of comedy, The Eminence in Shadow has taken the light novel world by storm and is now ready to win the hearts of manga readers.

The Eminence in Shadow

Farewell to My Alter

Story and Art by Nio Nakatani

From author Nio Nakatani (Bloom into You, Éclair) comes a new collection of short stories and illustrations.

Nio Nakatani stands out as one of the most beloved yuri creators and has gained a mainstream following due to her work Bloom Into You being adapted into an anime. Fans of the series and Nakatani’s contributions to anthologies such as Éclair will be thrilled to add this collection to their shelves!

Farewell to My Alter

The Whole of Humanity Has Gone Yuri Except for Me

Story and Art by Haruse Hiroki

Marika was perfectly happy with her perfectly “normal” life. That is, until the day she saw a couple of girls openly kissing each other on her way to school. Indeed, that morning, Marika Junno learned that she somehow ended up in world where only women existed. And so starts her journey to study the new norm…!

Taking place in a world where everyone is female and there are no boys to be found, The Whole of Humanity Has Gone Yuri Except for Me has one of the most intriguing premises seen in a yuri manga with a beautiful and vibrant art style that is just as unique.

The Whole of Humanity Has Gone Yuri Except for Me

I’m the Villainous Daughter, So I’m Keeping the Last Boss

Original Story by Sarasa Nagase
Art by Mai Murasaki

When Aileen, the Duke’s daughter, regains her memories of her past life, she realizes she’s barreling towards ruin at full speed. Searching for any way out of her hopeless situation, the method she chooses is to capture the heart of the last boss—the Demon Lord Claude!

I’m the Villainous Daughter, So I’m Keeping the Last Boss sticks with the isekai genre trend of being reincarnated in a virtual world, but adds a heaping dose of fantasy romance! This is the perfect series for fans of titles like The White Cat’s Revenge, As Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap and The Dark History of the Reincarnated Villainess.

I’m the Villainous Daughter, So I’m Keeping the Last Boss

The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious

Story and Art by Wakame Konbu

I hired a maid who has something about her I just can’t put my finger on. Sure, she looks great and is a fabulous cook, but something about her’s not quite right.  What have I gotten myself into!?

The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious is a new addition to the ever popular category of ecchi fantasy. This series of short stories involving a young boy and his alluring new maid will appeal to fans of series like The Elder Sister-Like One.

The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious

The Detective Is Already Dead

Story by Juu NIGO
Illustration by Umibozu

“You will be my assistant.”

During a plane hijacking four years ago, Kimitsuka Kimihiko wound up becoming the assistant to a beautiful detective named Siesta. The pair traveled the world, solving crimes and battling criminal organizations. Until Siesta died, anyway. Kimitsuka thought that would spell the end of his adventures and a return to ordinary life, but an encounter with a girl who bears an uncanny resemblance to Siesta suggests that fate has other plans.

Combining mystery, adventure and romantic comedy, The Detective is Already Dead appeals to fans of series like Spy x Family. The light novel series is quickly growing in popularity in Japan, winning the 15th Annual MF Bunko J Light Novel Rookie Award in 2019.

The Detective Is Already Dead

Captivated, By You

Story & Art by Yama Wayama

High school relations are moody, quirky, and full of surprises. But most of all, they’re downright captivating.

Captivated, By You is a collection of short stories focusing on the lives of strange, unique and, most importantly, interesting high schoolers. This manga compilation is critically acclaimed in Japan and has won a New Face Award from the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival and the 24th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in Short Work Category in 2020.

Captivated, By You

Spy Classroom

Story by Takemachi
Illustration by Tomari

When every country in the world engages in a shadowy war of espionage, there will always be work for those who are willing to take on the risks. To answer the call, the world’s greatest spy creates an organization dedicated to tackling missions considered impossible…though it remains to be seen why the seven members of this group all have no experience!

Spy Classroom is a highly-anticipated light novel release that stands out as a rising star in Japan. This comedy harem series, with its focus on spy action, intrigue and high-level organizations, appeals to fans of Combatants Will Be Dispatched.

Spy Classroom

Review: Mint Chocolate Vol. 1

Nanami has a crush on a boy in her school. Little does she know it’s her new stepbrother. How will this forbidden romance play out?

Mint Chocolate Vol. 1 kicks off a will they or won’t they in a very different way.

Story: Mami Orikasa
Art: Mami Orikasa
Translation: Amber Tamosaitis
Letterer: Sara Linsley

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.

Amazon
Kindle
comiXology

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It’s the Kodansha Bingeable Manga Sale

Save on 116 releases from Kodansha with the Kodansha Bingeable Manga Sale currently available on comiXology.

You can save 45% on lots of manga giving you the perfect opportunity to try something new. Usually $10.99, each volume is just $5.99.

You have until January 25 to save!


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Review: Dear Noman Vol. 1

Mashiro can see ghosts of people, animals, and strange creatures that seem to be neither of them. Bazu is a human-hating crow lady who partners with Mashiro to help dead people who walk the earth to move on.

Dear Noman Vol. 1 is a solid take on the familiar concept with a great focus on its two protagonists.

Story: Neji
Art: Neji
Translation: Leighann Harvey
Lettering: Chiho Christie

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.

Amazon
Kindle
comiXology

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Review: Kingdom Hearts III Vol. 1

As the one chosen by the Keyblade, Sora travels once again with his friends Donald and Goofy to reclaim his lost power. The first stop – Olympus!

Enter the world of Kingdom Hearts wit the manga based on the game, Kingdom Hearts III Vol. 1

Story: Shiro Amano
Original Concept: Tetsuya Nomura
Translation: Alethea and Athena Nibley
Lettering: Lys Blakeslee

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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Don’t Be Petrified and save with the VIZ Dr. Stone Sale

If you haven’t read Dr. Stone, you’re missing out. The manga from VIZ Media is on sale with the VIZ Dr. Stone Sale!

One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he’s not alone!

You can save on 14 volumes of the series. Normally $6.99, you can get each manga volume for $4.99, a savings of 29%.

The sale runs until January 17.

Dr. Stone Vol. 1

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The Attack on Titan Humble Manga Bundle Has Launched

Just in time for the final season of the hit anime, Kodansha USA and Humble Bundle have teamed up to launch the Attack on Titan Final Season Humble Manga Bundle! Right now, fans can get over $750 worth of the original Attack on Titan digital manga, its spinoff series, light novels, guides, and even audiobooks, for only $20. It’s a perfect jumping on point for new fans of the franchise or those that only know the anime, as well as a great opportunity for existing fans to build-up their Attack on Titan library!

Read ’em anywhere: The manga, light novels, and guides featured in the Attack on Titan Final Season Humble Manga Bundle are all available digitally in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices!

Support charity: Not only will you be immersing yourself in the action-packed world of Attack on Titan but you’ll also be donating to great causes! Choose where the money goes — among Kodansha Comics and the preselected charities, the ACLU and Doctors Without Borders — or choose a charity of your preference via the PayPal Giving Fund.

Attack on Titan Final Season Humble Manga Bundle

Below are the different tiers for the Attack on Titan Final Season Humble Manga Bundle and what fans can expect to receive:

Pay $1 or more to get:
Attack on Titan Vol. 1 – 4
Attack on Titan: Junior High Vol. 1
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol. 1

Pay $5 or more to get:
Attack on Titan Vol. 5 – 10
Attack on Titan: Junior High Vol. 2 – 3
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol. 2 – 3
Spoof on Titan Vol. 1
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall (Light Novel)

Pay $10 or more to get:
Attack on Titan Vol. 11 – 16
Attack on Titan Guidebook: INSIDE & OUTSIDE
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol. 4 – 6
Attack on Titan: Harsh Mistress of the City (Light Novel) Vol. 1
Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Vol. 1

Pay $15 or more to get:
Attack on Titan Vol. 17 – 21
Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol. 7 – 11
Attack on Titan: Junior High Vol. 4 – 5
Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Vol. 2
Spoof on Titan Vol. 2
Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound (Light Novel) Vol. 1
Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol. 1

Pay $20 or more to get:
Attack on Titan Vol. 22 – 26
Attack on Titan Anthology
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol. 12 – 17
Attack on Titan: Harsh Mistress of the City Vol. 1 & 2 (Audiobook)
Attack on Titan: Harsh Mistress of the City (Light Novel) Vol. 2
Attack on Titan: No Regrets Vol. 2

And available digitally for the first time ever as part of the $20 tier:
Attack on Titan: No Regrets Complete Color Edition
Attack on Titan: Anime Guide

It’s a VIZ Holiday Sale!

Keep on celebrating on the holidays with the VIZ Holiday Sale currently on comiXology.

You can save on 30 releases such as Assassination Classroom, Death Note, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Samurai 8, Haikyu!!, Dorohedoro, Blue Flag, Ouran High School Host Club, That Blue Sky Feeling, and Prince Freya.

You have until January 10 to save.


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