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Review: Karate Survivor In Another World Vol. 1

After an accident, Nozaki Hitoshi is sent to another world where his only skill is karate. How will he survive?

Story: Yazin
Art: Takahito Kobayashi
Translation: M. Fulcrum
Lettering: Alexandra Gunawan

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Ablaze Reveals its January 2022 Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels

THE BREAKER OMNIBUS, Volume 2

by Jeon Geuk-jin & Park Jin-Hwan
MSRP: $19.99 • Release Date: January 22, 2022

In THE BREAKER Volume 2 omnibus edition, Chun-woo has gone missing, following his intense and deadly fight with the dreaded Gijoo. Meanwhile, Si-woon has been confronted with his inner demons ever since Si-Ho Lee administered a remedy that generates so much Qi that the high school student may well explode from within! Future invincible warrior…or time bomb?

THE BREAKER is a bestselling hit in South Korea and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish and more…and now ABLAZE is happy to bring this amazing manhwa title to English readers worldwide!

THE BREAKER OMNIBUS, Volume 2

SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK

by Jerome Alquié & Leiji Matsumoto
MSRP: $24.99 • Release Date: February 23, 2022

The definitive hardcover edition containing all 6 issues of the critically acclaimed space adventure by the legendary Leiji Matsumoto and artist Jérôme Alquié.

Set within the timeline of the original series, this brand-new CAPTAIN HARLOCK adventure marks the beginning of an original new story arc. Planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Mazon and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won’t give up trying to save the world. This time, the source of danger comes directly from Earth, not outer space. A team of scientists discovers a Mazon mausoleum where they find information about terrifying genetic manipulations and a destructive power capable of either providing the Mazon with immortality or putting an end to their civilization. The unprecedented cold spell hitting Earth might only be a taste of what this new enemy has in store… Will Captain Harlock and his crew manage to solve this mystery and save the Earth from yet another menace?

The hardcover edition features behind the scenes sketches, designs, artwork, and photos on the creation of the story, and contains a complete cover gallery.

SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK

ANIMAL CASTLE Issue 2

by Xavier Dorison & Felix Delep
MSRP: $3.99 • Release Date: January 12, 2022

On the Farm all animals were equal. In the Castle some are more equal than others.

After witnessing the deaths of animals that she knew as friends for seemingly nothing, Miss B. becomes a conflicted cat. Things are further complicated when questions are raised about the state of the farm, bringing down severe retaliation by President Silvio’s hounds. Miss B. must ask herself what’s worse: doing something that could cost a life or do nothing at all? For fans of the bestselling Stray Dogs and the Eisner Award winning Beasts of Burden comes an animal fable at once familiar and surprising! You may think you know the story but set aside your assumptions, this animal uprising is unlike any you have read!

GUILLEM MARCH’S LAURA Issue 3

by Guillem March
MSRP: $3.99 • Release Date: January 19, 2022

Before Batman, the hit Joker series, and Karmen, there was the heartfelt story of Laura, the book that led Guillem March to the mainstream comics world! The story of Irene explores the nature of inspiration and creating art outside of one’s comfort zone, thanks to some advice from a role model and a cameo by Guillem himself. In Muse, an artist’s search for a model puts how a young woman is perceived by her male roommates into perspective.

HE WHO FIGHTS WITH MONSTERS Issue 5

by Francesco Artibani & Werther Dell’Edera
MSRP: $3.99 • Release Date: January 26, 2022

In the aftermath of an unthinkable act, Radek and the golem decide to work with the Resistance, only to find themselves falling into a deadly trap. Will they make it out alive and save as many people as possible, or will this be the end of hope in the city?

Yen Press Announces a Print Release of The Beginning After the End

Yen Press has announced the graphic novel release of The Beginning After the End, the immensely popular webcomic written by TurtleMe with art by Fuyuki23 based on the Tapas original novel. The Beginning After the End stands out as one of the most read series on the leading digital publisher of webcomics and novels Tapas.

King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in a world governed by martial ability. However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of man devoid of purpose and will.

Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.

The launch date of the physical release of The Beginning After the End will be announced by Yen Press in the near future.

The Beginning After the End

NYCC 2021: Yen Press Reveals 10 New Releases

Yen Press announced a slate of upcoming releases at the Yen Press Industry Panel at New York Comic Con that includes manga (Lost Lad LondonMonsTABOORe:ZERO: The Frozen Bond; and Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple), light novels (Your Forma and Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer), print releases of popular webcomic series (A Returner’s Magic Should be SpecialWhy Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion; and Daughter of the Emperor), and an art book (Sword Art Online abec Artworks: Wanderers). All titles will have their release schedules announced at a later date.

Your Forma

Story by Mareho Kikuishi
Illustration by Tsubata Nozaki

Your Forma, a miraculous brain-threading technology that was developed to save thousands of lives from a massive outbreak of viral encephalitis, has become an integral part of everyday life. Begrudgingly partnered with Harold, of the “Amics” line of androids, officer Echika must use this invasive technology to hunt for clues and crack cases in a world where your every sight, sound, and emotion is being recorded.

Your Forma is a compelling science fiction light novel series filled with mystery and cyberpunk elements, one which appeals greatly to other science fiction releases from Yen On, such as Yokohama Station SF and the upcoming Demon Lord 2099. This light novel series has received great critical acclaim in Japan and has won the Grand Prize in the 27th Dengeki Novel Prize, a prestigious award in the world of light novels.

Your Forma

MonsTABOO

Story by Yuya Takahashi
Art by TALI

Ever since a monster killed her mother, Maruka has recklessly sought them out with a death wish. But when the first monster she runs into defies her expectations, not only does Maruka end up fighting alongside him—she asks him to be her boyfriend!

MonsTABOO is manga filled with action with stylish art and character designs. This monstrous manga series also possesses strong fantasy elements, making MonsTABOO appealing to a wide audience.

MonsTABOO

Lost Lad London

Story and Art by Shinya Shima

A murder on the London Underground and a mysterious bloody knife draw a regular university student and a grizzled New Scotland Yard detective into a web of crime and suspense…

Lost Lad London is an intriguing crime drama manga revolving around the cryptic murder of the mayor of London. This compelling mystery story is made even better by the unique and beautiful art style of creator Shinya Shima.

Lost Lad London

Re:ZERO: The Frozen Bond

Art by Minori Tsukahara
Original Story by Tappei Nagatsuki
Character Design by Shinichirou Otsuka

An anime-original story is now its own manga! Get a glimpse into the world of the half-elf Emilia and her spirit companion, Puck, before they first encountered Subaru Natsuki.

Re:ZERO: The Frozen Bond is a manga adaptation of the anime OVA episode by the same name. The story of Re:ZERO: The Frozen Bond takes place before the events of Re:ZERO

-Starting Life in Another World- and is centered around fan-favorite character Emilia.

Re:ZERO: The Frozen Bond

Sword Art Online abec Artworks: Wanderers

Illustration by abec

The esteemed abec is finally back with a new collection of breathtaking illustrations from the Alicization arc of the SAO Main Series, as well as from volumes 1–3 of SAO Progressive! This collector’s item also features artwork from events, animations, and games!

Sword Art Online abec Artworks: Wanderers is the second art book from Yen Press filled with the iconic art of Sword Art Online illustrator abec. Sword Art Online remains one of the most popular Yen On series to this day, making this a highly anticipated release to fans of the legendary light novel, manga, and anime property.

Sword Art Online abec Artworks: Wanderers

Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer

Story by Kafka Asagiri
Illustration by Sango Harukawa

It’s been roughly one year since Chuya Nakahara joined the Port Mafia, and he’s got his sights set on an executive position. But as he makes plans to move up, a man by the name of Paul Verlaine—claiming to be his younger brother—appears and vows to assassinate everyone he cares about! Now Chuya must team up with Adam, a European A.I. investigator, to stop this lunatic before the storm swallows Yokohama once again…

Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer is a continuation of the bestselling Bungo Stray Dogs light novel series. Among the many properties that saw a resurgence in the past year, Bungo Stray Dogs has grown to become one of the most popular manga and light novel properties among fans.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Storm Bringer

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple

Story by Kafka Asagiri
Art by Ganjii

A string of mysterious suicides among skill users is plaguing Yokohama, and it’s up to the Armed Detective Agency to unravel the truth in this manga adaptation of the hit film!

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple is a manga adaptation of the 2018 anime film by the same name, one that tells the tale of the Armed Detective Agency solving the mystery behind the mass suicides of power users, the strange fog that appears at the scene of the incident, and a power user who may be behind it all. With the recent resurgence in the popularity of Bungo Stray Dogs, this is one of the most anticipated manga releases of 2022.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple

A Returner’s Magic Should be Special

Art by Wookjakga
Original Story by Usonan

In a time when the Shadow World has taken over and most of humanity is wiped out, a party of six heroes strives and fails to save the world… But magician Desir Herman is given a second chance when he opens his eyes and finds that he’s gone back thirteen years in the past! It’s now up to him to gather his party once more and stop the greatest catastrophe in human history!

Korean comics have quickly become one of the fastest-growing categories in graphic novels largely thanks to the success of the Yen Press series Solo LevelingA Returner’s Magic Should be Special is an action-packed comic series with a compelling fantasy story that appeals to fans of Solo Leveling as well as reincarnation stories popularized by light novels.

A Returner’s Magic Should be Special

Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion

Art by Whale
Original Story by Milcha

Eunha Park was just a regular girl desperate to get into college, but when she finally does, her elation is cut short as she’s pushed off a roof—only to wake up as Raeliana McMillan, a character from a novel whose death serves as the catalyst for the story’s events. But Raeliana refuses to die a second time and is determined to change her fate, no matter what!

Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion is a romantic reincarnation story that appeals to fans of The Abandoned EmpressWhy Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion stands out as one of the most popular Korean comics today on webcomic reading apps.

Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion

Daughter of the Emperor

Art by RINO
Original Story by YUNSUL

Some people are reborn as villainesses and others as heroes…but Adriana has the severe misfortune of being reborn as the infant daughter of the tyrannical Emperor Caitel! But as the days go on and she grows up, she finds that her cold-blooded father might have some warmth left in him yet…

Daughter of the Emperor is the first major comedy series among the Yen Press print editions of Korean webcomics. This fantasy story ranks as one of the most read works on services such as Tapas and Tappytoon, especially in the Comedy category.

Daughter of the Emperor

Kadokawa Corporation Adds Restaurant to Another World NEW EDITION to Its Lineup

Kadakowa Corporation started the speedy ebook translation and direct distribution of manga this past August, and is now adding Restaurant to Another World NEW EDITION to its lineup, the anime adaptation of which will also be broadcast/streamed in Japan and worldwide!

Restaurant to Another World New Edition is a newly comicalized version of the popular light novel Restaurant to Another World written by Junpei Inuzuka and illustrated by Katsumi Enami (published by Shufunotomo Infos Co., Ltd.)

It was comicalized once by another company, but the serialization ended in June 2019. The new edition manga, freshly created by Morozawa and Yamizawa, covers from the very first episode. It debuted on September 29th and will catch up with the serialization in Japan during October on several online ebook stores. In particular, the first chapter is free at BOOK WALKER Global!

The anime series aired first in 2017, and now finally the second season will return this October, and be available on Crunchyroll. Don’t miss both the manga and anime!

Kodansha’s October 2021 Digital Debuts

Kodansha has revealed the upcoming supernatural action/adventure, super hero romance, fantasy, and shojo romance digital manga series debuting all throughout October 2021.
 
These new digital debuts as well as returning favorites will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors including Bookwalker, comiXology, Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, izneo, and more!

Tesla Note

Story by Masafumi Nishida, Tadayoshi Kubo,
Art by Kota Sannomiya

Release Date: October 19, 2021 

Botan Negoro is not your average high school girl—she’s been trained to be an elite government agent since she was young. She’s also an expert on the “Tesla Shards”, which appear throughout the world to cause supernatural chaos. Her mission is to retrieve these shards, and to do so she teams up with the smarmy, self-proclaimed top agent Kuruma. But this is no easy mission, even for an elite team… An all-new action manga from the writer of Tiger and Bunny!

Tesla Note anime coming Fall 2021!

Tesla Note

Love After World Domination

Art by Takahiro Wakamatsu, Story by Hiroshi Noda

Release Date: October 5, 2021

There are two sides to every coin…light vs. dark, good vs. evil, love vs. hate. Sometimes the line between the two grows thin…and it’s so, so easy to cross. So it’s no surprise that Fudo Aikawa, A.K.A. Red Gelato of the Gelato Five and hero to all people, just may have happened to fall for the villainess and member of the shadow organization Gekko, Desumi Magahara! But when opposites like these attract, there’s more than a few obstacles to their love…! What’s a pair like this to do?

Love After World Domination anime coming in 2022!

Love After World Domination

Our Bodies, Entwining, Entwined

By iko

Release Date: October 12, 2021

Sex is intimate, and for some, it takes everything to bare it all…so when Misuzu was told that sex with her was “boring,” she gave it up all together…and dating, too. So when, years later, she’s asked out by her colleague, Mikage-san, she screws up her courage and gives it a shot. But it turns out Misuzu isn’t the only one with baggage around sex. Can the two of them work together to overcome their hurdles, and enjoy each other as the couple they wish to be…?

Our Bodies, Entwining, Entwined

Doing His Best To Confess

By Satoru

Release Date: October 19, 2021

Natsuaki-kun is aloof, handsome, and popular with the ladies…except to his friends, who know his aloofness is because he’s shy and always in his own thoughts. Thoughts always occupied by his oddball classmate, Nashida-san…but try as he might, Natsuaki-kun can’t ever seem to get up the courage to confess. Can he find a way to tell her how he feels?!

Doing His Best To Confess

Even Given the Worthless “Appraiser” Class, I’m Actually the Strongest

Story by Ibarakino, Art by Morohoshi Fuji
Character Design by Yu Hitaki

Release Date: October 26, 2021 

In a fantasy world where “jobs” are god-given from birth, heroes are born, not made…and Ein’s job of “Appraiser” has put him about as far from the “hero” pedestal as possible. Used, abused, and eventually abandoned by his fellow adventurers, Ein decides it just isn’t worth going on… Lucky for Ein, though, the end may just be the beginning…and a new lease on life. Turns out, his “worthless” job may just be the key to becoming a hero after all…

Even Given the Worthless "Appraiser" Class, I'm Actually the Strongest

Get a Look at the Super Crooks Anime

Based on the comic book from Mark Millar, Netflix has revealed a first look at the anime take on Super Crooks.

In this anime adaptation, small-time crook Johnny Bolt recruits the ultimate crew for one last heist — for real! This super-powered heist story about eight super-villains is jam-packed with action and told in 13x 30-minute episodes lushly produced by Bones.

Super Crooks premieres on November 25th, only on Netflix.

Yen Press Announces 6 New Releases

Yen Press has announced a slate of upcoming releases that includes manga (In the Land of Leadale) and light novels (I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World; The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady; Ishura; and Another 2001), all scheduled for March 2022 release. Additionally, Yen Press announced If You Could See Love, a digital exclusive manga release set to debut in October 2021.

If You Could See Love (digital exclusive)

Story by Teren Mikami 
Art by Yuuki Nanaji

Mei Haruno was born with the troublesome ability of being able to see pink arrows indicating who people were in love with. In order to escape, she chooses to enroll in an all-girls’ boarding school in the hopes of never getting involved in romance again…only to discover not one, but two arrows directed right at her!

If You Could See Love is a sweet girls love series involving a protagonist with the ability to see who others are in love with. This fun and comedic series appeals greatly to passionate fans of yuri manga. If You Could See Love will be available exclusively on digital platforms.

If You Could See Love (digital exclusive)

In the Land of Leadale (manga)

Original Story by Ceez
Art by Dashio Tsukimi
Character Design by Tenmaso

Keina Kagami’s life ended when a power outage caused her life support to fail…and thus begins her new life two centuries later in the world of her favorite VRMMORPG, Leadale. She is now Cayna, her high elf game avatar, and several things about this version of Leadale are familiar: its abundant nature, its clear blue sky, and even some of the NPCs she created. But the question remains—what has happened over the past two hundred years…?

In the Land of Leadale is a manga adaptation of the Yen On light novel series, a mysterious isekai tale told from the point of view of a female protagonist. An anime adaptation of In the Land of Leadale is set to begin airing in the Winter 2022 season, which will greatly increase the fan base of this charming tale.

In the Land of Leadale (manga)

I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World

Story by Miku
Illustration by Rein Kuwashima

A door to another world stretches out before a boy who’s been brutally bullied all his life. This alternate reality grants him access to all sorts of things, like cheat skills and a portal that lets him travel between his old and new worlds! Can this class loser turn his life around back home…? 

I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World is a new isekai fantasy involving a protagonist who goes from weak to strong…albeit with a bit of cheating! Combining action, school-life storytelling, and romance, I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World is a light novel series that fits right in line with what core fans of the category are eager to consume.

I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World

The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady

Story by Piero Karasu
Illustration by Yuri Kisaragi

Despite her supposed ineptitude with regular magic, Princess Annisphia

defies the aristocracy’s expectations by developing “magicology,” a unique magical theory based on memories from her past life. One day, she witnesses the brilliant noblewoman Euphilia unjustly stripped of her title as the kingdom’s next monarch. That’s when Annisphia concocts a plan to help Euphilia regain her good name—which somehow involves them living together and researching magic! Little do these two ladies know, however, that their chance encounter will alter not only their own futures but those of the kingdom…and the entire world!

The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady provides light novel and yuri fans with everything they’re looking for in a great series—adventure, comedy, and, of course, sweet girls love romance! Today’s market has quite the appetite for yuri light novels, as seen with the success of Yen On’s The Executioner and Her Way of Life.

The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady

Ishura

Story by Keiso
Illustrations by Kureta

In a world where the Demon King has died, a host of demigods capable of felling him have inherited the world: a master fencer who can figure out how to take out their opponent with a single glance; a lancer so swift they can break the sound barrier; a wyvern rogue who fights with three legendary weapons at once; an all-powerful wizard who can speak thoughts into being; and an angelic assassin who deals instant death. Eager to attain the title of “One True Hero,” these champions each pursue challenges against formidable foes and spark conflicts themselves. The battle to determine the mightiest of the mighty begins.

Ishura,a rising star in the world of light novels, is a tale of epic proportions—one that involves a battle among several almighty combatants. With a unique premise unlike anything published in English in recent years, Ishura is extremely appealing to core light novel fans looking for a great read.

Ishura

Another 2001

Story by Yukito Ayatsuji

It has been three years since the calamity of 1998 that claimed the lives of many students in Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3. After being placed in the cursed class, Sou Hiratsuka will have to work alongside class of 1998 survivor Mei Misaki in order to avert a new disaster. But as mysterious accidents and deaths pile up despite their countermeasures, the pair will be forced to reckon with Yomiyama North’s deepest mysteries…

Another 2001 is the highly anticipated sequel novel series to Yukito Ayatsuji’s Another, the compelling and iconic horror story from Yen On. Another is one of the most celebrated works of horror in the world of light novels, manga, and anime and is a must-read for the many fans who have discovered the series as the genre has grown to be one of the most beloved in the industry.

Another 2001

Review: Star Wars: The High Republic – The Edge of Balance Vol. 1

It’s the era of the High Republic and young Jedi Knight Lily Tora-Asi is assigned to help displaced civilians relocate to a new planet, the site of a new Jedi temple.

Story: Shima Shinya, Justina Ireland
Art: Mizuki Sakakibara, Nezu Usugumo

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Today’s New Digital Releases Includes DC, VIZ, Kodansha, and More

Snow Angels Season Two

Today is one of two new comic book days and comiXology has your digital comic needs covered. See what you can get by the publisher below or start shopping now!

AAM-Markosia

comiXology Originals

DC Comics

Europe Comics

Fantagraphics

Harlequin

Harpercollins

Kodansha

Scholastic Graphix

Scout Comics

Seven Seas

Vertical

VIZ Media

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