Kodansha Comics continues its campaign launching new “digital-first” manga series on a weekly basis and will kick off 3 new manga series in September. Following up the long-awaited “rescue” of formerly out-of-print high-drama high-school shojo classic Peach Girl from last month, Kodansha Comics will complete the original run of Peach Girl in September. But that’s not all—Miwa Ueda’s where-are-they-now sequel Peach Girl NEXT makes its debut for the first time in English on September 4!
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 Miwa Ueda’s Peach Girl NEXT on September 4, 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:
Peach Girl NEXT (debuting September 4), Miwa’s Ueda’s where-are-they-now sequel to her one of the all-time drama-laden high-school shojo manga, Peach Girl—with all the gang (Momo! Kairi! Toji! Sae!) now adulting ten years later—read Chapter 1 for free here;
Peach Girl volumes 9-18 (releasing September 11), the Peach Girl revival continues with the remaining volumes readily available once again, completing the original run of Miwa Ueda’s sasstastic shojo manga megahit from the 90s—read Chapter 1 for free here;
The Walls Between Us (debuting September 18), Haru Tsukishima’s romantic comedy about a girl who finds herself involved with her old childhood friend, who’s now grown up into an egotistical, self-absorbed playboy (original Japanese title: Watashitachi ni wa kabe ga aru);
Ao-chan Can’t Study! (debuting September 25), Ren Kawahara’s irreverent jokefest about the conflict between academic and more corporeal pressures, captured in one girl’s struggle to just get some studying done (original Japanese title: Midarana Ao-chan wa benkyou ga dekinai);