Announced at this year’s Anime NYC, Kodansha USA has revealed their Fall 2022 line-up of upcoming print series debuts, box sets, new format editions, as well as a number digital-first series coming to print.
NEW SERIES DEBUTS:
Wistoria: Wand and Sword
Story by Fujino Omori, Art by Toshi Aoi
A new, magical dungeon-adventure fantasy series from the author of Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?! To fulfill the promise he made to his childhood friend, Will Selfault enters Regarden Magic Academy with the goal of making it to the top of the magical world. There’s just one problem—he doesn’t know how to use magic! Will the seemingly ordinary sword in his hand be the key to unlock his true potential?
Go, Go, Loser Ranger!
By Negi Haruba
Attention Power Rangers fans! The heroes become the villains and the villains are…well, they’re still the villains in this action-comedy from Negi Haruba, creator of The Quintessential Quintuplets. Follow one plucky villain as he plots to take down the oppressive Rangers and finally fulfill his dream of taking over the world!
Run Away With Me, Girl
A wistful romance between two women about how, sometimes, you need to run away in order to find where you truly belong. Midori was Maki’s first love and high school sweetheart—that is, until Midori broke up with Maki at graduation, saying they were now “too old” to be “fooling around” dating girls. Ten years later, will running away be the key to lead the two women back into each other’s arms?
Shonen Note: Boy Soprano
By Yuhki Kamatani
A coming-of-age series equal parts moving and musical, from the creator of Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare! Yutaka Aoi has a talent few boys have: He can sing soprano. But when Yukata’s voice begins to change as he enters puberty, the journey ahead will be one of self-discovery and reflection for not only himself, but also for those around him.
As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World
Story by Jinei Mirai , Art by Natsumi Inoue
One day when leaving work, Ars Louvent dies and is reborn as a weak aristocrat in another world. Using his “Appraisal” skill, which lets him see the stats of others, he recruits the best people to his side in order to turn his country’s fortunes around. Based on a hit light novel with over 30 million online views in Japan!
Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You
By Taka Aki
Sakura Miyazen and Shota Matsubayashi are two classmates that are polar opposites: Miyazen, the high-class pretty girl, and Matsubayashi, the scary-looking delinquent guy. Oblivious to each other’s feelings, they actually want to get to know each other but can’t seem to communicate properly!
By Shuzo Oshimi
I just want to see it! High schooler Yumeko is your ordinary high school girl except she’s obsessed with seeing the male body part in real life. Determined, Yumeko decides to join the art club at school.
An Older Guy’s VR First Love
By Tomoko Boryoku
Naoki is an older guy, 40 years old to be exact, lives a mundane single life in the real world but enjoys venturing into the VR world as a female avatar. One day in the VR world he meets a young happy-go-lucky girl named Honami, whom he slowly becomes attracted to… But who is the real Honami and what will become of their relationship?
DIGITAL-FIRST TO PRINT DEBUTS:
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World
Art by Norihito Sasaki, Story by Nana Mikoshiba,
Original Character Design by Riko Korie
In a riveting new isekai series, a seemingly ordinary guy named Ray White somehow gains admission to Arnold Academy of Magic, a school for elite magicians. Could he be connected to the Iceblade Sorcerer of legend?
In the Clear Moonlit Dusk
By Mika Yamamori
Yoi Takiguchi has long legs, a deep voice, and a handsome face…in other words, Yoi is such a good-looking guy that most people don’t notice or care that she is, in fact, a girl. Indeed, she’s had the nickname “Prince” as long as she can remember. That is, until she met Ichimura-senpai…the only person who’s really seemed to see her for herself. To her surprise, she’s not sure how to handle this new relationship, especially when her newfound friend is a prince himself (and a guy prince, at that). The story of the two high school princes starts here!
By Katarina, Ryosuke Fuji
Second-year high school student Rakuro Hizutome is interested in one thing only: finding “shitty games” and beating the crap out of them. His gaming skills are second to none, and no game is too bad for him to enjoy. So when he’s introduced to the new VR game Shangri-La Frontier, he does what he does best—min-maxes and skips the prologue to jump straight into the action. But can even an expert gamer like Rakuro discover all the secrets that Shangri-La Frontier hides…?
I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince, So I’ll Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability
Art by Yosuke Kokuzawa, Story by Kenkyo na Circle, Character design by Meru
Prince Lloyd wasn’t always a prince…in fact, his previous life is one he remembers perfectly: he was a sorcerer, of sorts. So when he was forced to reincarnate, he decided to continue his studies, prince of the realm or no! But his new life has its own sets of challenges…including being a 10-year-old! What’s the 7th prince/sorcerer to do?!
By Masaaki Nakayama
From giving a lock of hair as a token to a loved one to shaving one’s head as an act of penitence, hair is a powerful symbol across the world. This is the thread that connects the chilling tales in this horror anthology that follows the victims of Ogushi-sama — a sinister god that carries away the dead.
By Tsutomu Nihei
Now back in print!
Dark science-fiction set in the BLAME! universe. As detective Musubi Susono investigates a series of child kidnappings, her own partner is viciously murdered. But when the investigation takes a brutal turn, she is suddenly confronted by the killer—and his sadistic silicon creature …
NEW FORMAT MANGA:
NEW FORMAT BOOKS:
KATANAGATARI Paperback Edition
Now in paperback form! From the pen of the author of the legendary MONOGATARI novels! The basis of an animated series, KATANAGATARI brings to life a swordless “swordsman” and a self-described “schemer” who embark on a quest to obtain twelve peculiar masterpiece blades.