Kodansha announces New Print Releases Coming Fall 2023
Following-up with the initial Fall 2023 New Print Licenses first revealed at Anime NYC 2022, Kodansha USA has announced even more new manga, premium editions, book reissues and even a special box set, all debuting Fall 2023. Take a look below for the full list of the amazing Kodansha titles coming later this year.
By Keiichi Arawi
The unexpected return of nichijou!
Seven years from the last release, the quirky gang is back! For the die-hard nichjou fans or even those picking it up for the first time, this cute and outrageous gag comedy series is definitely going to have you bust a gut!
NEW PREMIUM EDITIONS & BOX SET:
5 Centimeters Per Second Collector’s Edition
Story By Makoto Shinkai
Art by Yukiko Seike
Based on the award winning film by Makoto Shinkai, this new edition of 5 Centimeters per Second is now compiled into a beautiful hardcover release with new cover art from illustrator Yukiko Seike.
Love can move at the speed of terminal velocity, but as awardwinning director Makoto Shinkai reveals in his latest comic, it can only be shared and embraced by those who refuse to see it stop. Takaki Tohno quickly befriends Akari Shinohara when she transfers to his school. They grow closer to each other due to similar interests and attitudes; for instance, they both prefer to stay inside during recess due to their constitutions. As a result, they form a strong bond. Upon ending their school year, Akari moves to Tochigi, due to her parents’ jobs. The two keep in contact by writing letters, but eventually begin to drift apart.
A Girl on the Shore (Hardcover)
By Inio Asano
Eisner-nominated author, Inio Asano’s A Girl on the Shore, now re-released as a hardcover, collector’s package with a newly drawn exquisite cover art!
Longing for Something Bigger From the Eisner Award-nominated Inio Asano, creator of Solanin and Nijigahara Holograph, comes one of his most challenging works yet; an intense teen romance set in what may at first glance be one of the sleepiest places in Japan. When Koume and Keisuke＊s relationship begins to take shape, it is apparent that they are both searching for something. Maybe Keisuke wants something more than a kiss from the fair Koume. Maybe Koume is looking for someone better than Misaki, the local playboy. But what they find in each other over the course of a summer might be far greater than anything they were expecting. Their lives are going to change. And this will all transpire before high school exams!
Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Box Set 2
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro 2nd box set is here! Includes volumes 7-12 of the manga, box with Nagatoro artwork, plus a bonus item!
NEW BOOK REISSUES:
Compound Cinematics: Akira Kurosawa and I (Paperback)
By Shinobu Hashimoto
New paperback edition of the hardcover published in 2015.
Any list of Japan’s greatest screenplay writers would feature Shinobu Hashimoto at or near the top. This memoir, focusing on his collaborations with Akira Kurosawa, a gifted scenarist in his own right, offers indispensable insider account for fans and students of the director’s oeuvre and invaluable insights into the unique process that is writing for the screen.
The vast majority of Kurosawa works were filmed from screenplays that the director co-wrote with a stable of stellar writers, many of whom he discovered himself with his sharp eye for all things cinematic. Among these was Hashimoto, who caught the filmmaker’s attention with a script that eventually turned into Rashomon. Thus joining Team Kurosawa the debutant immediately went on to play an integral part in developing and writing two of the grandmaster’s most impressive achievements, Ikiru and Seven Samurai.
By Koji Suzuki
New paperback edition of hardcover published in 2012.
Koji Suzuki is an internationally recognized and lauded horror writer, often described as the Stephen King of Japan. And like King, Suzuki’s works have been adapted to both television and film around the world almost as soon as the ink dries on each new manuscript. Both Ring and Dark Water received the Hollywood treatment–the former’s success eliciting a sequel–and Dream Cruise–another short story from Dark Water–was adapted as one of the episodes of Showtime’s Masters of Horror series in 2007.
Slow Sex Secrets
By Adam Tokunaga
New paperback edition of hardcover published in 2008.
A sex book for the “ME” generation, Slow Sex Secrets: Lessons from the Master Masseur enlightens today’s selfish men to the debilitating effects of self-centered sex.
From in-depth analyses, gathered from more than a thousand sexual encounters with women, Japanese sexpert Adam Tokunaga reveals the secrets to having mind-blowing sex, everything from making your partner scream to mastering Tokunaga’s very own “Adam” touch.
The Name of the Game is a Kidnapping
By Keigo Higashino
Award-winning author Keigo Higashino’s modern mystery where a once powerful man is broken, and upon finding an opening makes a big and potentially dangerous game in the name of revenge.