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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

Kodansha Reveals the Shaman King and Spinoff Series On Sale Dates

Shaman King

After a brief production delay, Kodansha USA Publishing and comiXology Originals have announced that they will digitally release all 35 volumes of the original Shaman King series on October 6, 2020, exclusively on comiXology and Kindle.

This release of Shaman King will include the final three volumes never before published in English, completing this foundational shonen-action series in English for the first time ever and featuring brand-new cover art from the creator Hiroyuki Takei himself. These volumes will be available to read digitally, as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content. These titles can be read upon release at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime via their Prime Reading benefit, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited, and will also be available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.

It was also announced today, that the Shaman King spinoff series will also be making their English-language digital debut, following the re-release of the original Shaman King series. The first spinoff, Shaman King Zero will be available October 13, 2020, with Shaman King: Flowers available October 20, 2020Shaman King: Red Crimson, available October 27, 2020, and Shaman King: Super Star available December 8, 2020All Shaman King spinoff series will be available to purchase and read across Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Apple Books, Google Play, Rakuten Kobo, Nook, and izneo.

Shaman King Returns with ALL 35 Volumes Completed in English for the First Time Ever

Kodansha USA Publishing and comiXology Originals habe announced, that after years out of print, Shaman King, Hiroyuki Takei‘s shonen manga classic, will return in English and be completed for the first time ever on Tuesday, July 28th! Featuring brand-new cover art from the creator himself, all 35 volumes of the original Shaman King series – including the final three volumes never before published in English – will be available to read digitally starting next Tuesday, as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content. These titles can be read upon release at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime via their Prime Reading benefit, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited, and will also be available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.

In the world of Shaman King, shamans possess mysterious powers that allow them to commune with gods, spirits, and even the dead…and Manta Oyamada’s about to learn all about them, because his class just welcomed a new transfer student: Yoh Asakura, a boy from way off in Izumo…and a shaman in training!

Shaman King

Yuichiro Hayashi, Hiroyuki Takei of Garo: The Animation Head to Otakon

HiroyukiTakeiTwo of the instrumental forces behind Garo: The Animation will attend Otakon 2015 as guests: director Yuichiro Hayashi and character designer Hiroyuki Takei. Garo: The Animation is animated by MAPPA, the studio run by Masao Maruyama.

Hayashi began his career with Studio LIVE in 2001. He served as unit director, animation director and did key animation on Batman Gotham Knight: In Darkness Dwells. He performed mechanical design for Halo Legends: Baby Sitter and was art director for Welcome to Space Show, as well as doing concept art design for Quantuma@Theory. For 009 Re: Cyborg he did the storyboard, and he stepped up to director for a Toyota PES commercial before helming his first series, Garo: The Animation.

YuichiroHayashiIn addition to being a character designer for Garo: The Animation, Takei is also the manga-ka for Shaman King and ULTIMO. His other credits include doing the story and art for the mangas Butsu Zone, Funbari no Uta and Juki Ningen Jumbor.

Garo: The Animation, is a supernatural series, where magical knights and their sorcerer assistants are hunted down and killed by the king’s chief adviser, Mendosa. But one child, Leon, born to a sorceress just before her execution, is secreted away by his knight father, Herman. In hiding, Herman raises Leon as the heir to the legendary Golden Armor. By the time Leon has grown, the chief adviser has gained complete control of the king and even banished Prince Alfonso and his mother. The prince begins his own journey, searching for the heir of the Golden Armor in order to reclaim his throne.

MAPPA is an animation studio founded in 2011 by Maruyama, the founder and former producer of Madhouse. MAPPA stands for Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association.

Otakon 2015 will be held July 24-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Otakon 2015 is celebrating fairy tales, folk stories, myths, and legends.

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