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NYCC 2018: Kodansha Announces new Printing of Akira Plus New Titles for 2019

At New York Comic Con 2018, Kodansha Comics announced the return of the top-selling manga release of 2017, the Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set, along with an exciting slate of new series for release in the coming fall and 2019.

Since becoming one of the top-ticket comics releases during last year’s holiday shopping and winning two Eisner Awards at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, the new box set release of Katsuhiro Otomo’s seminal Akira had become widely unavailable. But the publisher announced that, as of this week, the set is back in stock and available for purchase again, just in time for this year’s gift-buying season. December 2017 marked the 35th anniversary of the debut of the manga, while this year is the 30th anniversary of the influential anime film.

One of the largest English-language graphic novel publishers in the world, Kodansha also presented some of its new releases for 2019, starting with O Maidens in Your Savage Season, the manga debut of the award-winning screenwriter and director Mari Okada (anohanaMaquiaMobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans). In collaboration with acclaimed manga artist and illustrator Nao Emoto (Forget Me Not), Okada crafts a funny, dramatic, and deeply resonant coming-of-age story about a girls’ high school literature club confronting the terrifying specter of puberty.

The imprint also announced the print release of I’m Standing on a Million Lives, which had been a digital-first release. Ninth-grader Yusuke Yotsuya is a loner and he likes it that way. But one day, he and two female classmates are suddenly sent to another world, where they must work together to battle for their lives. But he’s been reincarnated as a farmer! How is someone who’s only ever wanted to be left alone supposed to be a hero? This original fantasy manga features a story by Naoki Yamakawa and art by Akinari Nao.

The publisher then presented several manga that tie into current or upcoming anime series.Boarding School Juliet by Yousuke Kaneda, an action romance about star-crossed lovers from two boarding schools that are bitter rivals, will see its first volume released in print this month, the same month its anime adaptation will premiere. It was previously released in digital formats. The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days, a two-volume prequel to the manga that became a Netflix Original Series, saw its first volume released this month and will conclude with Vol. 2 in November.

Joining these anime tie-ins is a broad variety of strong standalone titles. From Yoko Nogiri, the author of the bestselling shojo That Wolf-Boy Is Mine!, comes Love in Focus, about a teenage girl who moves away to a high school where she can nurture her talent for photography, learn to grow past personal loss, and build new relationships in her dorm. Like Wolf-Boy, the series is four volumes long, with the first debuting in March 2019.

The harem comedy Quintessential Quintuplets, about a super-smart student called upon to tutor five rambunctious, identical quintuplets, will debut in print in January 2019 after an initial digital release.

Finally, Kodansha Comics also previewed Gleipnir, the debut series by artist Sun Takeda, a compelling, sexy, and brutal action sci-fi series about a teenage girl searching for a sister who became a monster, and a boy with the strange power to turn into a ragged beast with a zipper down his back and a compartment on the inside just big enough for her body. With devilishly incongruous cute and violent art, Gleipnir will appeal to fans of the cute horror aesthetic of Five Nights at Freddy’s and the work of Jhonen Vasquez. Vol. 1 is coming March 2019.

Fashion Spotlight: Reservoir Simpsons, Turtle Pizza, Neo Tokyo Street Racing Champion

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Reservoir Simpsons, Turtle Pizza, and Neo Tokyo Street Racing Champion, by melonseta, owlhaus, and adho1982 are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

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Fashion Spotlight: Surfing with the Alien, Never say die, and Neo-Tokyo’s ESPer Academy

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Surfing with the Alien, Never say die, and Neo-Tokyo’s ESPer Academy, by Samiel, inaco, and pigboom, are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

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Fashion Spotlight: Neo-Tokyo Herman, Path Of The Bat, and Be Prepared

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. Neo-Tokyo Herman, Path Of The Bat, and Be Prepared from SaltySteveD, JBaz, and Matty Rogers will be for sale on May 17, 2015 only!

 

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Fashion Spotlight: Linkira, The Legend of Jen, and Temple of Time

Ript Apparel has three designs for The Legend of Zelda fans. Linkira, The Legend of Jen, and Temple of Time from JangoSnow, RyanAstle, and TwistMedia will be for sale on February 10, 2015 only!

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It was a pretty quiet Saturday for the comic book world, but here’s what you might have missed.

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Hi My Family – Mike Grell & Mark Ryan Announce New Graphic Novel ‘The Pilgrim’ At Comic-Con International, The Modern-Day Thriller is Based on True Events of Paranormal Espionage from World War IISounds pretty cool to me.

Bleeding Cool – A First Class Copy of X-Men #1 Goes For A Record $200,000Sadly this is not the rebooted series that had millions printed of it and about a million different versions of the cover.

The Advocate – Takei Takes on WB for WhitewashingThe famous actor has come out against Warner Bros. plan of some racial changes in the upcoming Akira movie.

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