Continuing to launch at least one new “digital-first”manga series every week—Kodansha Comics has announced it will kick off 4 new manga series in June, with a diverse offering for the month, including a new girls’ fantasy series by best-selling shojo artist Ema Toyama (Missions of Love, Aoba-kun’s Confessions), a sophisticated timeslip romance, an earnest boys’ junior high-school karate manga, and an outrageous “private tutor” comedy.
Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. Starting with Chika’s Those Summer Days on June 5, this month’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook:
Those Summer Days (debuting June 5), Chika‘s timeslip romance about a legal secretary and a businessman who get a second chance when they travel back in time to that fateful summer day in high school (Japanese title: Ano natsu)—read Chapter 1 for free here;
Kamikamikaeshi (debuting June 12), new fantasy manga by shojo hit-machine Ema Toyama (Missions of Love, Aoba-kun’s Confessions), about Shinto gods living in one young girl’s … hair!?
Karate Heat (debuting June 19), Eiichi Kitano‘s fun-filled saga of friendship and competition in the Kawasaki Ukishima Junior High School Karate Club! (Japanese title: Tenohira no netsu wo);
The Quintessential Quintuplets (debuting June 26), Negi Haruba‘s outrageous comedy about Futaro, a private tutor who gets stuck with five gorgeous, troublemaking quintuplets for students (Japanese title: Gotoubun no hanayome) ;