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Preview: Kamen Rider: Zero One #1

Kamen Rider: Zero One #1

(W) Brandon Easton (A) Hendry Prasetya (CA) Inhyuk Lee
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

NEW COMIC SERIES OF THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE NEW TOKUSATSU TV SHOW KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE!

Aruto Hiden is KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE! Along with his trusty humagear companion Izu, he’s saved the world numerous times as the insectile superhero! But when his company HIDEN INTELLIGENCE is attacked by the mysterious RAGNAROK, Arturo must not only face the volcanic cluster cell-powered villain but also his own past…

Kamen Rider: Zero One #1

Anime NYC 2022: Kodansha USA reveals new Fall 2023 print releases!

First announced at Anime NYC 2022, Kodansha USA reveals a slate of new print licenses including all-new series, premium editions, box sets, and more, all set to debut Fall 2023. Take a look below for the full list of the amazing manga coming in the next year.

All of Kodansha’s Fall 2023 print titles will be available to purchase at local and online book vendors like Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Amazon, and more!

FALL 2023 NEW PRINT LICENSES:

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Chat Noir

By Koma Warita
Illustrated by Riku Tsuchida
Created by ZAG with Toei Animation

Return to Paris with Marinette and Adrian in the manga of the beloved animated series, now streaming on Netflix!

Marinette is your typical high school student. She’s cheery, a bit awkward, and a little clumsy. But what’s not so typical is, she can transform into a superhero! Disguised as the confident Ladybug, Marinette protects the streets of Paris alongside fellow superhero Cat Noir–who, unbeknownst to Marinette, is Marinette’s classmate Adrian. Not only are Marinette and Adrian unaware of each other’s secret identities, they’re also criss-crossed crushes–Marinette has a crush on Adrian, while Chat Noir has a crush on Ladybug! As if being a teenager and a crime fighting superhero wasn’t enough!

Rated: 8+

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Chat Noir

I’m Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness: I’ll Spoil Her with Delicacies and Style to Make Her the Happiest Woman in the World!

Manga by Ichiho Katsura
Story by Fukada Sametaro
Character Design by Miwabe Sakura

What does a young noblewoman freshly betrayed by her betrothed need most? A crash course in everything naughty! And who better to teach her than the feared hermit sorcerer who for some reason can’t help but pamper her to no end?

Rated: 13+

I'm Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness: I'll Spoil Her with Delicacies and Style to Make Her the Happiest Woman in the World!

ORIGIN

By Boichi

Tokyo, 2048. Japan is now connected to the entire northern hemisphere by the Eurasian Railroad, and all manner of crime and vice pour into the megalopolis at its eastern terminus. Little do the people know that inhuman beings live among us, however–robots with high-level AI, who will kill to survive. Only one ‘man’ can stop them –their prototype: ORIGIN.

Rated: 13+

ORIGIN

VIRGIN LOVE

By Tina Yamashina

“Looking for love, but afraid you’ll never find it?” Come Live at the Love House! Six strangers, one house, one shared goal: love. What could go wrong?

Rated: 16+

VIRGIN LOVE

The Girl Who Became a Fish (Maiden’s Bookshelf)

By Osamu Dazai
Illustrated by Nekosuke

Suwa, a charcoal burner’s daughter, lives together with her father in a small village at a foot of a mountain so remote it doesn’t even appear on maps. Slowly she comes to realize the dark futility of her life, leading to a strange and elliptical transformation… Dazai depicts the adolescent awakening to death and the desire to escape through this quiet and ominous tale.

Rated: 13+

The Girl Who Became a Fish
(Maiden’s Bookshelf)

Spring Comes Riding in a Carriage (Maiden’s Bookshelf)

By Riichi Yokomitsu
Illustrated by Atsuki Ito

A more intimate and romantic entry in the Maiden’s Bookshelf series, this tale of doomed romance brings together the so-called “God of Literature” with the gorgeous artwork of Atsuki Ito, author of A Love-Letter in 26 Characters.

Rated: 13+

Spring Comes Riding in a Carriage (Maiden’s Bookshelf)

The Darwin Incident

By Shun Umezawa

Created in a biological science lab, Charlie is a half human, half chimpanzee hybrid known as a “Humanzee.”

Raised by his adoptive human parents, Charlie is now 15 and starting high school. There he meets Lucy, a clever loner who becomes his first-ever friend.

But his “normal” life is shattered when the animal rights extremists who freed his mother from the lab fifteen years ago reemerge as terrorists bent on kidnapping Charlie at all costs.

Rated: 16+

The Darwin Incident

The Moon on a Rainy Night

By Kuzushiro

This highly-anticipated yuri romance about a high school girl entranced by her intelligent, enigmatic, hearing-impaired classmate is a must-read for fans of Bloom Into You and Whisper Me a Love Song.

One day, while rushing to a piano lesson, a girl named Saki collides with someone on the street. As Saki collects herself, the stranger picks up the sheet music Saki dropped, hands it to Saki together with a band-aid, and continues on her way—all without saying a word. Saki is left wondering about the identity of the tall, lovely stranger, only to discover the next day that she is one of her classmates at her new high school. The girl’s name is Kanon, and though she is hearing impaired, she refuses any kind of support or “special treatment” from her teachers or classmates. Over the course of the year, Saki slowly grows closer to Kanon and begins to chip away at her cold exterior.

Rated: 16+

The Moon on a Rainy Night

My Ultramarine Sky

By Nagisa Furuya

From the creator of My Summer of You comes a BL high school romance about two friends who’ve always been in the same class, but when a new school year separates them, they realize that their feelings for each other might run deeper than friendship…

From their first year of middle school to their second year of high school, Kai and Ren have not only always been in the same class—they’ve also always sat next to each other. But in their last year of high school, the boys are assigned to two separate classes, and with each passing day, Kai feels as if he’s slipping further and further away from Ren… One day, when Kai finds Ren sleeping in a classroom after school, he whispers the feelings that he can’t bring himself to say out loud…and Ren hears him. Will Kai’s confession push them further and further apart, or will it be the spark that brings them back to each other?

Rated: 13+

My Ultramarine Sky

The Summer With You: The Sequel (My Summer of You Vol. 3)

By Nagisa Furuya

Chiharu and Wataru return in this cinematic sequel to Nagisa Furuya’s beloved summer romance boys’ love series!

Their first memorable summer was in high school, followed by their first summer together as college students… Now, Wataru and Chiharu are in their second year of college, and the two boys can’t wait to spend another summer together. Now back from his study abroad program, Chiharu is ecstatic to see Wataru for the first time in two months, and Wataru’s thankful that they’ll have more time to spend with each other, without also having to balance work and school. One of their plans has the two return to the cinema for a movie date to celebrate Wataru’s 20th birthday, but what other memories will the summer have in store for them?

Rated: Older Teen 16+

The Summer With You: The Sequel (My Summer of You Vol. 3)

Super Morning Star

By Kara Aomiya

When a classmate finds out he’s secretly a sentai star, Kaido’s precious life as a regular high schooler is in danger of being stolen—and so’s his heart, in this BL rom-com for fans of Hitorijime My Hero!

At high school, Kaido seems to be a scary delinquent, but he’s leading a second life—as the star of a sentai superhero live show! When sentai superfan classmate Honda discovers Kaido’s secret, Kaido will stop at nothing to make sure it doesn’t get out, but despite himself, the charismatic performer finds himself falling for his biggest fan…

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Super Morning Star

Ogami-san Can’t Keep It In

By Yu Yoshidamaru

Fantasies run wild as thirsty high school girl Ogami-san must learn to keep her thoughts—and hands—to herself, in this raunchy coming-of-age romcom with a bizarre, blabbermouth twist!

Ogami-san has been keeping a dirty little secret from her peers at school—puberty has emptied her mind of everything but perverted fantasies! For the sake of leading an ordinary school life, she pulls out all the stops to keep her mental wild side under wraps. But when she literally reaches a hand out to Yaginuma-kun, a cute but mysterious boy in her class, her innermost thoughts just come spilling out! All she wants is to get to know him (and his body) better, but she can’t do that without the risk of exposing her true self. What’s a girl to do?!

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Ogami-san Can't Keep It In

My Lovesick Life as a ’90s Otaku

By Nico Nicholson

Relive 1990s otaku culture with this sentimental and comical reflection of a teen’s path to self-acceptance. This nostalgic coming-of-age story is perfect for fans of Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku!

Otaku culture has finally become mainstream, and Megumi can’t quite get used to it. Divorced, with a teen daughter, Megumi thinks fondly back to her days as an anime and manga otaku—in 1995. That year, she transferred to a new school and decided to start fresh by hiding her otaku interests. She found herself taken under the wing of a basketball ace named Masamune, who’s got a kind heart and looks just like one of her favorite characters. But, though Megumi catches a whiff of destiny in the air, she’s crushed to learn that Masamune detests otaku…

Rated: Teen 13+

My Lovesick Life as a '90s Otaku

How I Met My Soulmate

By Anashin

From the creator of Waiting for Spring comes a meditation on just what destiny means, and whether “the one” is really out there.

Yuki is a 20-year-old college sophomore who has wished for one thing since moving to Tokyo: to find her soulmate. Growing a bit desperate after a long drought, she goes along with a friend to a club for the first time. Her friend thrives, but it’s chaotic and loud…just not Yuki’s scene. Just when Yuki begins to despair that she’ll ever find a real, adult relationship, she meets Iori, a man with bleached hair and a slightly scary demeanor…but first impressions don’t always tell the whole story. Could destiny still have more cards to play?

Rated: Teen 13+

How I Met My Soulmate

King in Limbo

By Ai Tanaka

From the creator of Apple Children of Aeon comes a gripping, six-volume thriller manga about trauma, healing, friendship, and a global conspiracy to keep people sick. A must for fans of suspenseful, complex manga like Naoki Urasawa’s Monster and The Promised Neverland.

It’s been eight years since the pandemic in which a deadly sleeping sickness claimed millions of lives. After a serious injury cost him a leg (and, nearly, his life), Petty Officer Adam Garfield retires from active service in the U.S. Navy. But his plan to focus on his family and physical therapy is shattered when he receives secret word that the sleeping sickness has returned, and it’s his job to bring back the mysterious man who helped cure it by diving into people’s memories—a man known by the codename “King.”

Rated: Older Teen 16+

King in Limbo

Witch Hat Atelier Kitchen

By Hiromi Sato
Based on Witch Hat Atelier created by Kamome Shirahama

The tasty spinoff to the acclaimed magical saga Witch Hat Atelier follows two fan-favorite characters in their after-hours culinary adventures.

The only time adults have to themselves is after the Sun goes down and the kids are in bed—that’s just as true in the magical world! During the day, the atelier bustles with the cries and magical misfires of little witches learning how to cast spells and get along. But nighttime is Qifrey and Olruggio’s time, to laze in the kitchen, cook, eat, and chat.

Rated: Teen 13+

Witch Hat Atelier Kitchen

FALL 2023 PREMIUM EDITIONS, BOX SETS, NEW-TO-PRINT, & MORE:

Vinland Saga Deluxe Edition

By Makoto Yukimura

Amid the chaos of the Viking war for dominance over England, a boy has everything taken from him and vows revenge. But violent dreams bring no peace… The violent and complex action epic that inspired the hit anime returns, in premium, 3-in-1, collector’s hardcovers!

As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery…the land Leif called Vinland.

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Vinland Saga Deluxe Edition

Blue Period Manga Box Set 1

By Tsubasa Yamaguchi

The first six volumes of the coming-of-age art manga that inspired the hit Netflix anime in a handsome box set, plus a bonus booklet packed with exclusive art and other goodies!

Popular guy Yatora realizes he’s just going through the motions to make other people happy and finds himself in a new passion: painting. But untethering yourself from all your past expectations is dangerous as well as thrilling…

2020 Manga Taisho Grand Prize Winner, YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection, Texas Library Association, Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List unanimous selection

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Blue Period Manga Box Set 1

Cells at Work! Omnibus

By Akane Shimizu

The exciting, hilarious, and surprisingly educational manga that delves inside the human body returns in two oversized, 3-in-1 omnibus volumes!

Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she’s not alone… she’s got a whole human body’s worth of cells ready to help out! This fun and imaginative manga inspired a world of spinoffs and a smash-hit anime adaptation.

Rated: Teen 13+

Cells at Work! Omnibus

Magic Knight Rayearth (Paperback)

By CLAMP

CLAMP’s masterwork Magic Knight Rayearth—now in paperback! The original girl-powered isekai adventure—perfect for fans of Sailor Moon and She-Ra—brings the updated translation and lettering of the hardcover box sets to a more accessible format.

While on a field trip to Tokyo Tower, three teenage girls cross a magical portal and are transported to another world called Cefiro. The Princess Emeraude summoned them with the last vestiges of her remaining strength, believing the trio will become the magic knights prophesied by legend to save the realm!

Rated: 13+

Magic Knight Rayearth (Paperback)

WIND BREAKER

By Satoru Nii

Welcome to Furin, where the strongest survive…to protect the weak! A different kind of delinquent manga perfect for fans of Tokyo Revengers.

Haruka Sakura wants nothing to do with weaklings—he’s only interested in the strongest of the strong. He’s just started at Furin High School, a school of degenerates known only for their brawling strength—strength they use to protect their town from anyone who wishes it ill. But Haruka’s not interested in being a hero or being part of any sort of team—he just wants to fight his way to the top!

Rated: Older Teen 16+

WIND BREAKER

Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister

By Marcey Naito

One self-made med student, three shrine maidens, and one devious marriage plot. If you loved The Quintessential Quintuplets, you’ve found your new obsession!

Uryu Kamihate has had a rough start to life, but plans to forget it all by achieving his dream—matriculating into medical school. But when he arrives at his new foster home, a working shrine, his dream of a quiet place to study goes up in smoke. Not only will he be living with the three beautiful, lively Amagami sisters—but he learns that he must marry one of them and take over the temple!

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister

Nina the Starry Bride

By RIKACHI

Nina was plucked off the street purely because she resembled a dead priestess—but is this a lucky break, or a new kind of curse? Gripping palace intrigue and romance in the vein of Yona of the Dawn and The Ancient Magus’ Bride.

Nina had a rough start to life, stealing to survive—and eventually being sold into slavery by her own brother. But to her surprise, her captor, Prince Azure, ordained that she would live the life of a princess…specifically, that of the recently deceased princess-priestess, Alisha. But despite her changing fortune, Nina won’t give up her old life without a fight…and Azure might just be the one to finally match her wits. But how much can she trust Azure? And can she stop the feelings budding in her heart, knowing she must eventually marry another…?

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Nina the Starry Bride

She’s My Knight

By Saisou

A role-reversal romance perfect for fans of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie!

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?

Rated: Teen 13+

She's My Knight

Around the Tubes

Ancient Enemies #1

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone looking forward to? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to start the day.

The Beat – The Nerd Kit acquires Comicker Press – Huh.

CBR – Vic Carrabotta, 1950s-Era Marvel Comics Artist, Passes Away – Out thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

Book Riot – 9 Iyashikei Manga to Heal Weary Hearts – Any you’d suggest?

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Yaongyi’s True Beauty on WEBTOON – Honesty Laid Bare-Face – Free comics!

Review

CBR – Ancient Enemies #1

Preview: Kamen Rider: Zero One #1

Kamen Rider: Zero One #1

(W) Brandon Easton (A) Hendry Prasetya (CA) Inhyuk Lee
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

NEW COMIC SERIES OF THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE NEW TOKUSATSU TV SHOW KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE!

Aruto Hiden is KAMEN RIDER ZERO-ONE! Along with his trusty humagear companion Izu, he’s saved the world numerous times as the insectile superhero! But when his company HIDEN INTELLIGENCE is attacked by the mysterious RAGNAROK, Arturo must not only face the volcanic cluster cell-powered villain but also his own past…

Kamen Rider: Zero One #1

Anime NYC 2022: Yen Press announces dozens of new titles

Yen Press held a panel at Anime NYC 2022, at which they announced over two dozen new acquisitions. This 2023 lineup includes new manga (Handyman Saito in Another WorldA Reincarnated Witch Spells DoomElden Ring: The Road to the ErdtreeAppare-Ranman!I Want to Be a Receptionist in This Magical World; Magical Girl IncidentManner of DeathHigurashi When They Cry: GOUSword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep NightWhat This World Is Made OfYokohama Station SFPuella Magi Suzune Magica: The Complete Omnibus EditionMe and My Beast BossMy Dear, Curse-Casting VampiressIs It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Memoria Freese; The Essence of Being a Muse), light novels (A Certain Magical Index: The Old Testament Omnibus EditionHow to Win Her Heart on the Nth TryEven if These Tears Disappear TonightMaiden of the NeedleMy Summoned Beast Is Dead; Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki’s ConjectureYami-haraThe Ephemeral Scenes of Setsuna’s Journey), manhwa (Bloody Sweet), a box set (Toilet-bound Hanako-kun: First Stall), and a collection of sketches from fan-favorite creator Kaoru Mori (Scribbles).

Among the many titles announced, highlights include deluxe repackagings of the fan-favorite light novel series A Certain Magical Index and manga series Toilet-bound Hanako-kun. Additionally, the Anime NYC slate of announcements included new releases from beloved creators with works previously published by Yen Press, such as Scribbles by A Bride’s Story creator Kaoru Mori and Bloody Sweet by Maximum Ride: The Manga artist NaRae Lee.

Puella Magi Suzune Magica: The Complete Omnibus Edition

By Magica Quartet
Art by GAN

Read this defiant story set in the world of Madoka Magica in one complete omnibus! Suzune Amano lives an extraordinarily normal life as a middle school student by day and…magical-girl assassin by night?! When a group of four magical girls begins investigating the serial murders in their city, they soon find themselves Suzune’s next targets! But what motivates Suzune to hunt both witches and magical girls alike?

Puella Magi Suzune Magica: The Complete Omnibus Edition

Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night

Story by Reki Kawahara
Art by Puyocha
Character Design by abec

Nearly two months have passed since Kirito and Asuna found themselves trapped in the world of Aincrad. Now, they’re making their way through the ruins-themed fifth floor, where all sorts of undead monsters—and player-killers—lurk in the shadows! The story of Sword Art Online continues in this brand-new series!

Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night

Yokohama Station SF

Story by Yuba Isukari
Art by Gonbe Shinkawa
Character Design by Tatsuyuki Tanaka

All Hiroto has ever known is a life on a tiny coastal speck of Japan. Much of the country has been swallowed by Yokohama Station, a mysterious, ever-growing series of buildings that’s been around for as long as anyone can remember. The few who live outside its many entrances have never seen Inside and know only rumors and legends of the station’s interior. That all changes when Hiroto is given an 18 Ticket, a mysterious item that lets him enter the massive complex for five days. The young man has always sought a purpose, but the one he finds may not be the sort he’d hoped for…

Yokohama Station SF

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Memoria Freese

Original Story by Fujino Omori
Art by Yu Shiomura
Original Concept by Danmachi4 Project

Hestia Familia is back in an all-new adventure! All is quiet as Bell, Haruhime, Hestia, and friends celebrate the Holy Night Festival, but when a Familia from another land comes along, all hell breaks loose! What’s more, Hestia’s getting jealous again, which spells serious trouble for Bell…

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Memoria Freese

Even If These Tears Disappear Tonight

By Misaki Ichijo

College student Tooru Naruse falls in love with his upperclassmen Izumi Wataya, and she accepts his confession on the condition that he cannot fall in love with her. Their fake relationship begins, but Tooru soon discovers that Izumi cannot forget her love from high school. Hoping to learn who that person was, he seeks out her best friend, Maori Hino. Follow characters from Even If This Love Disappears Tonight in this sequel about another heart-wrenching tale of first love.

Even If These Tears Disappear Tonight

Handyman Saito in Another World

By Ichitomo Kazutomo

Handyman Saito has never been anyone special. All his life, he’s had average grades, ordinary athletic skill, a commonplace job… But his unremarkable path takes a turn when he wakes up in another world. Here, warriors, wizards, and elves accompany him on quests delving deep into dungeons, and Saito realizes for the first time what it’s like to be needed. After all, who other than the handyman could be trusted to open locked treasure chests or to repair his allies’ equipment? Beginning with a simple “thank you,” this is the story of an ordinary person’s fulfilling life.

Handyman Saito in Another World

A Reincarnated Witch Spells Doom

Story by Tail Yuzuhara
Art by Sora

On her eighteenth birthday, shut-in Sena Shirai gathers her resolve and steps out into the world for the first time in a long while—only to be hit by a truck! Reborn as a witch in another world, she is able to master only two spells: Explosion and Destruction. With the nearby villagers fearful of her powers, she resigns herself to an isolated life once more…that is, until a mysterious boy collapses on her doorstep!

A Reincarnated Witch Spells Doom

Appare-Ranman!

By Antonsiku

The time is the nineteenth century. Eccentric mechanic boy Appare Sorano sets off on an adventure along with his samurai minder, Kosame Isshiki, only to be cast adrift on the Pacific Ocean. A passing steamship rescues them…and delivers the two not back to familiar Japan but to the far-flung land of America! Trapped in Los Angeles with no easy way to return home, the pair decide to enter the world’s first trans-American automobile race. However, with vast sums of money hinging on the dangerous event’s outcome, they may find the odds are stacked against them…

Appare-Ranman!

I Want to Be a Receptionist in This Magical World

Story by MAKO
Art by Yone
Character Design by Maro

Ever since she was little, Nunnally has always wanted to be one of the graceful, capable receptionists of the Hall. As only top-rate mages are accepted to the position, she enrolls in the kingdom’s magic academy to hone her skills, but she feels out of place amid a classroom of nobles—including a genuine prince. She decides that despite being a commoner, she’s going to be the top of her class…but for some reason she just can’t beat the one person she’d most like to—the snobbish boy in the seat next to her, Alweiss Rockman…!

I Want to Be a Receptionist in This Magical World

Magical Girl Incident

By Zero Akabane

As a little boy, Sakura Hiromi once dreamed he could be a hero. Now…he’s simply your everyday office worker, toiling away for his company. Though he longs for his childhood dream, it seems so far out of reach—until he decides to step up and save a child one fateful day. Suddenly, fantasies become reality as Hiromi finds himself transformed into…a magical girl?!

Magical Girl Incident

Manner of Death

Story by Yukari Umemoto
Art by Sammon

When the skilled coroner Dr. Bunnakit is called to examine the body of his childhood friend after her “suicide,” he soon determines that she was actually murdered. That night, a mysterious stranger threatens him, telling him to rule her death a suicide—and after he confides in his prosecutor friend about this incident, that friend suddenly goes missing. But all hope is not lost, as a young lecturer named Tan offers to help him get to the bottom of all this, which would be more reassuring if Tan weren’t the prime suspect…

Manner of Death

What This World Is Made Of

By Shin Yamamoto

After losing everything, the Nakata brothers find a mysterious app that offers a chance to make large sums of money. But are they ready for the danger they must now face, the deadly monsters known as WORLDs…?

What This World Is Made Of

Me and My Beast Boss

By Shiroinu

In a world where beastfolk are thought to be superior to humans, human office worker Saki Oki struggles to remain afloat in a company where she is belittled and tormented by her beastfolk colleagues and superiors. And so, when she is called into the CEO’s office, she’s prepared for the worst—but instead of firing Saki, he acknowledges her hard work and makes her his private secretary! She’s delighted by his praise…but could that really be the only reason her heart is racing so fast?

Me and My Beast Boss

My Dear Curse-Casting Vampiress

By Chisaki Kanai

The world is full of vampires. Supernatural creatures who drain the blood from humans without mercy—fighting such beings is the foundation of Isuzu Osaka’s life. But humanity is losing the war, and desperate times call for desperate measures… And so, Isuzu sets out to strike a deal with a powerful vampiress whose beauty drives all who gaze upon her insane in the hopes of protecting his friends…

My Dear Curse-Casting Vampiress

How to Win Her Heart on the Nth Try

By Ichine Kamijo

Nagi Yoroizuka, a 27-year-old system engineer at a software development company, is facing down her thirties with no sign of romance. She works hard at her job, but things never seem to go her way. Then, just when a series of mishaps leaves her at her lowest point yet, a childhood friend reappears to offer her a hand. Not only is this genius engineer warmhearted and good-looking, but he gets along great with her! The problem: She’s only ever seen him as a friend, while he’s been hiding his feelings for her their whole lives. But even if she’s willing to give him a chance, will trauma from her past prove too much to overcome?

How to Win Her Heart on the Nth Try

Maiden of the Needle

Story by Zeroki
Illustrated by Miho Takeoka

Yui was reincarnated into a noble family in another world, retaining her memories of her life in Japan. During her childhood, she befriended the fairies she could see around her by using her magic to help mend their clothes; unfortunately, Yui’s relative lack of skill in blessweaving—the art of enchanting physical fabric through needlework—ultimately results in her being disowned. However, when she is taken in by Rodin Calostira, another nobleman, her luck begins to change…

Maiden of the Needle

My Summoned Beast Is Dead

Story by Rakuzan
Illustrated by Miyuu

In a magical academy for summoners, students combine impressive stores of magical energy with artful incantations to usher legends, great and small, onto the battlefield. To say late bloomer Feil Fonaf has had a rough come-up is nothing short of an understatement, but he’s here to prove he deserves his place at the academy as much as anyone else! And as luck would have it, his counterpart summon winds up being the legendary beast of the last realm, Pandora! There’s just one problem…

My Summoned Beast Is Dead

Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki’s Conjecture

By Mikage Sawamura

Naoya Fukamachi is a university student whose ability to infallibly detect lies has left him friendless and isolated. But when he writes a paper about a strange festival he wandered into as a child, he catches the fancy of his folklore studies professor Akira Takatsuki, a handsome and eccentric man with a passion for all things mysterious. Soon, Naoya finds himself working as Akira’s assistant, helping him to interpret an array of unexplainable phenomena, from haunted objects and cursed effigies to urban legends. As this odd couple continues their investigations, however, Naoya realizes that his professor has had a few bizarre childhood experiences of his own…

Associate Professor Akira Takatsuki's Conjecture

Yami-hara

By Mizuki Tsujimura

“When they come, someone dies…” After a quiet boy named Kaname joins the class, Mio reaches out to him, hoping to help the odd boy settle into his new environment. Kaname takes to her a little too well, however, asking to come to her house and then showing up all the time. Frightened, Mio seeks help from an upperclassman she admires…but the nameless wickedness is already coming. It’s close. It’s growing. A horror-mystery novel by famed author Mizuki Tsujimura.

Yami-hara

The Essence of Being a Muse

By Aya Fumino

Somebody fill my emptiness. The day I was rejected from art school, everything that was “special” about me died. That’s why I have no choice. Since I’m back to being “ordinary,” I’ll go to the job my mom decided on, while wearing the clothes she picked for me, so that I can find what my mom calls “happiness” alongside somebody she can boast about, trapped in a never-ending cycle of “what if?” and “too bad” all the while.

The Essence of Being a Muse

The Ephemeral Scenes of Setsuna’s Journey

By Rokusyou • Usuawagi

The story of a young man who has inherited the life of his dear friend and a half-beast boy on a journey following the path of the teacher.

Sugimoto Setsuna is summoned to another world as the 68th hero, but he’s been given up on because of his weak and sickly constitution. However, he meets Kyle, the original hero who has been living for 2,500 years, and ends up inheriting his knowledge, power, and life force… He begins the life he wasn’t able to live before and starts a journey around the world, when he comes across an enslaved half-beast boy. Their lively adventure starts here!

The Ephemeral Scenes of Setsuna's Journey

Higurashi When They Cry: GOU

Story by Ryukishi07
Art by Tomato Akase

Another year, another death, another disappearance…will this year be the same? Newcomer Keiichi Maebara has long grown accustomed to the rhythm of his simple life in Hinamizawa. But when Keiichi stumbles upon a few old newspapers at a dump site, he quickly realizes the peaceful village and his beloved friends are hiding a deadly secret… Is the tragedy of the summer of 1983 doomed to repeat forevermore…?! New fragments and new mysteries await—from the creators of Higurashi and Tomato Akase, the brand-new sequel series to Higurashi When They Cry!!

Higurashi When They Cry: GOU

Bloody Sweet

By NaRae Lee

One eerie night, in an old, abandoned church, a girl accidentally breaks the seal of an ancient vampire who…starts following her around like a hyper little puppy! It may not be your typical vampire story, but for Naerim, a victim of school bullying, Vlad’s manic energy might be just what she needs to regain her smile!

Bloody Sweet

Scribbles

By Kaoru Mori

A collection of sketches from Kaoru Mori, the creator of hit historical manga Emma and A Bride’s Story! Packed with illustrations done for practice as well as for relaxation, this compilation features commentary on every page and the roots of all her work are laid out.

Scribbles

Elden Ring: The Road to the Erdtree

Original Concept by FromSoftware, Inc.
Art by Nikiichi Tobita

The epic and foreboding world of the hit video game Elden Ring gets turned on its head in this absurd comedy adventure! Follow Aseo the Tarnished as he struggles his way through the Lands Between. What he lacks in strength, speed, intelligence, charisma, skill, experience, intuition, and common sense, he makes up for in…uhhh…

Elden Ring: The Road to the Erdtree

A Certain Magical Index: The Old Testament Omnibus Edition

Story by Kazuma Kamachi
Illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura

Science and magic have come together once again to create this never-before-seen folio of A Certain Magical Index! The arcane pages of the Old Testament Omnibus Edition detail the collected adventures of Touma Kamijou in a stunning synthesis of paper and metal that any aspiring sorcerer or esper will covet. Including all twenty-two volumes of the original series as well as the two short story volumes, this grimoire cannot be ignored by those who want to complete their own collection of forbidden magical books!

A Certain Magical Index: The Old Testament Omnibus Edition

Toilet-bound Hanako-kun: First Stall (Box Set)

By AidaIro

A beautiful collection of the first ten volumes of Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, featuring everything from the very beginnings of the series to the big twist of the fan-favorite Picture Perfect arc. If you just can’t hold it in anymore—“it” being your excitement—getting your hands on this box set is the only way you can find sweet relief!

Toilet-bound Hanako-kun: First Stall (Box Set)

Tapas and Yen Press announce the Continued Print Release of The Beginning After the End through six volumes

Tapas has announced a continued partnership with Yen Press to release more print volumes of The Beginning After the End at The Beginning After the End (Tapas): Creator TurtleMe Reveal panel at Anime NYC. Since its publication, The Beginning After the End, Vol. 1is now among the bestselling fantasy graphic novels of 2022. The good news is that fans will not have to wait long for more, as Yen Press will publish Volume 2 in February 2023. The even better news is that Yen Press and Tapas have committed to four more volumes, starting with additional releases in 2023 and then into 2024. It’s a great time to be a The Beginning After the End fan!

The Beginning After the End stands out as one of the most read series from the leading digital publisher of webcomics and webnovels, Tapas, with more than 13.3 million webcomic views and more than 14.4 million webnovel views for a combined readership of nearly 28 million. The August 2022 print edition of The Beginning After the End, Vol. 1ranked as one of the bestselling graphic novels upon release, surpassing many of the top-selling manga and print editions of webcomics in its debut week.

The release date of the print editions of The Beginning After the End, Vols. 3–6 will be announced by Yen Press at a later date.

The Beginning After the End

Oni delivers a solid strike with Punch Up from Zachary Sterling

Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group will release Punch Up!, the action-packed, manga-inspired debut graphic novel from one of the animation community’s busiest creators,  Zachary Sterlingpublishing globally June 6, 2023. The first book in a three-volume series, Punch Up! centers around the daring adventures of orphan Pitch, an aspiring tournament fighter who longs to make his mark at the Wide Plains Fighting Tournament. Sterling’s vibrant art style and diverse cast of characters are sure to delight martial arts fans young and adult.

Punch Up! is a shonen manga story of young orphan Pitch, an aspiring tournament fighter who has big dreams. He dreams of traveling to the city and competing in the Wide Plains Fighting Tournament. He also harbors a secret wish—to be reunited with the man he believes is his long-lost father, aging tournament fighter Sonny Chan. Can Pitch make it in a big city filled with unsavory types that want to do him harm? Is Emperor Vergil, host of the fighting tournament, one of those people? Will Sonny decide to act decent for once? Find out in this exciting blast of battle energy! 

Punch Up! (ISBN: 978-1-63715-217-1) will be available at both digital and physical retailers everywhere on June 6, 2023, for the list price of $15.99.

Punch Up!

Around the Tubes

The Nice House on the Lake #11

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are you all doing? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – Manga Creator Demands Elon Musk Pay Him One Billion Dollars For Posting Cringe Meme – Nice!

Book Riot – 10 Grimdark Comics for Gloomy Nights – What would you include?

ICv2 – HarperCollins Union Goes on Strike – Good!

Reviews

CBR – Marauders #8
CBR – The New Golden Age #1
CBR – The Nice House on the Lake #11
CBR – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #134
CBR – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game – Alliance #1

Preview: Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia, Part Two #4

Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia, Part Two #4

Writers: Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss
Artist: Jay
Cover A: V.V. Glass
Cover B: Alice X. Zhang
Cover C: Jay
Publisher: Titan Comics (Titan Manga imprint)
B&W, 48pp, $4.99
On sale: November 09, 2022

Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) are called to save the royal family from blackmail at the hands of Irene Adler!

Adler pulls Sherlock into a complex web of mysteries involving the CIA and the MoD, with secrets that could threaten to threaten international security and topple the monarchy.

Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia, Part Two #4

Celebrate 30 years and return to the world of Record of Lodoss War

UDON Entertainment presents Record of Lodoss War: The Crown of the Covenant, a brand new three-volume manga series beginning in May 2023, from Venus Versus Virus manga-ka Atsushi Suzumi. Based on the brand new novel by series creator Ryo MizunoRecord of Lodoss War: Crown of the Covenant details events set 100 years after the original stories featuring the long-lived and fan-favorite high-elf Deedlit! The original novel was created to celebrate the franchise’s 30th Anniversary, and this manga is a stunning adaptation!

The most beloved, long-lasting, and influential fantasy series in Japan, Record of Lodoss War: Crown of the Covenant is a perfect jumping-on point for readers new to this epic, and a wonderful gift to long-time fans.

Record of Lodoss War: Crown of the Covenant Volume 2 is coming in July 2023 while Record of Lodoss War: Crown of the Covenant Volume 3 will be released September 2023.

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