New Manga Releases August 2021 (Kodansha Comics)

Latest, New & Upcoming Manga Releases for the month of August 2021 published by Kodansha Comics along with links to buy on Amazon. Order your copy and get pre-order price guarantee by Amazon.

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SHAMAN KING Omnibus 4 (Vol. 10-12)

The action manga bestseller returns, in 600-page editions featuring a remastered translation and new cover art by creator Hiroyuki Takei! Dive into the classic Shonen Jump adventure whose world of mystical spirits and bewitching battles inspired the classic anime.

This volume corresponds to Vol. 10-12 of the original release, featuring updated translation and lettering, back in print more than 20 years after its initial release!

In a world where shamans communicate with the dead and call forth the power of legendary spirits to defeat their enemies in both body and soul, Yoh is a teenager with the ultimate ambition: to become the Shaman King, the one and only shaman who may commune with the Great Spirit and help remake the world for the better. But the road to this pinnacle of spiritual power runs through the Shaman Fight, a gauntlet of battles with rival mediums who call forth dizzying powers from the world of the dead in their own bids for the crown. At Yoh’s side is Anna, his coach, fiancée, and a powerful medium in her own right. Sure, it’d be nice if Yoh had a little more time to train and mature…but the Shaman Fight is only held once every 500 years, so he’s going to have to grow up quick!

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Sweat and Soap 8

In an office romance, there’s a fine line between sexy and awkward… and that line is where Asako — a woman who sweats copiusly — met Koutarou — a perfume developer who can’t get enough of Asako’s, er, scent. Don’t miss a romcom manga like no other!

Asako’s living her dream, working at the toiletry maker Lilia Drop. Little do her coworkers know, the reason she loves the company so much is that she’s ashamed of her body odor, and their soap is the only thing that does the trick. So when the company’s lead product developer, a perfuming genius, approaches her in the lobby and wonders what “that smell” is, she’s terrified… but could it be… that he likes it? And, even more surprising to Asako… does she like him?

The hilarious ups and downs of an office romance at a personal care products company are the subject of this sexy, strange romp. Sweat and Soap combines the odd-couple chemistry of Wotakoi, the “too real!” workplace comedy of Aggretsuko, and a heavy dollop of office steaminess!

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Cells at Work! 6

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! The mysterious white blood cell, the buff and brash killer T cell, the nerdy neuron, even the cute little platelets — everyone’s got to come together if they want to keep you healthy!

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Interviews with Monster Girls 9

The super-cute monster girl manga on which the hit anime was based!

Ages 13+

Yoko’s get-together with the demis comes to a conclusion, but will the world still be intact for the after party? Then, love is in the air as Takahashi-sensei gets ready for a date with Sakie-sensei, but that won’t stop him from taking a detour into the evolutionary history of demis! He’s got more than just Sakie-sensei on his mind, though, now that Kyoko has confessed that she has a crush on him. How should he let her down easy? Finally, the girls gather to watch the fireworks to close out the summer, and they learn a little bit more about Kyoko in the process. Not every revelation has to be huge–some are just enough to warm the heart!

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Land of the Lustrous 11

An elegant new action manga, Land of the Lustrous is set in a far future Earth, where humanity’s distant descendants live on in a small group of sexless crystalline beings who must fight off an invasion from the Moon.

RETURN TO NOTHINGNESS

Two hundred years after a failed attack on the Lustrous, Phosphophyllite is reassembled and tries again to get Kongō to pray for the Lunarians. This attempt seems likely to succeed, and the Lunarians prepare to depart to nothingness, while the gemstones on the moon prepare to be left behind. Meanwhile, Euclase is awakened by the commotion between Phos and Kongō…

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Boarding School Juliet 16

The Romeo and Juliet high school rom-com manga that inspired the anime! Rival dorms on an extravagant island campus fight a schoolyard war, but can two star-crossed lovers keep their budding relationship a secret?

On the fair island campus of Dahlia, the student body is split into two rival dorms: The Black Dog House of the eastern nation of Touwa, and the White Cats House of the West. Despite his doting childhood friend and a loyal posse, the first-year leader of the Black Dogs, Romeo Inuzuka, has one big teenage problem: He has a crush on Juliet Persia, the first-year leader of the White Cats! With her own brainiac right-hand man and a powerful crew behind her, the cutthroat Juliet thinks she has no time for misadventures with a hopeless romantic like Romeo. When Romeo meets Juliet one fateful twilight, he thinks he has a shot at love…but is this secret affair really worth dying for?!

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A School Frozen in Time, volume 3

First, there were eight, and now there are six. With Mitsuru and Shimizu now missing, everyone is on edge as they try to find a way out of their horrifying circumstances. The remaining students continue to suspect that the person keeping them trapped is among them, but Shimizu also suggested a bizarre, new theory: they may be inside the mind of the person who took their own life at the school festival. Takano thinks he might just know who their tormentor is, but many unanswered questions still remain. Can he get to the bottom of this mystery before his time’s up?

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A Sign of Affection 3

Yuki is a typical college student–it’s just that she can’t hear. A chance encounter on a train leads to a serious crush…but will he give her a chance? A sweet and relatable manga romance from the creator of Shortcake Cake!

Even with a hearing aid, the voices of others are an indistinct blur for Yuki. But she never lets that get in the way of a life full of friends, social media, and cute fashion. One day, she’s browsing her phone on train, when a tourist asks her for directions. Yuki nearly panics…until the handsome Itsuomi steps in to help. It turns out her new crush is a friend of a friend, and Yuki’s world starts to widen. But even though Itsuomi-kun can speak three languages, sign language isn’t one of them. How will Yuki communicate her budding feelings?

From the acclaimed author of Shortcake Cake, the hit shojo series with more than a million copies in print, this new work is full of real-life details about Japanese sign language and living without hearing, and it’s sure to please fans of romantic stories like A Silent Voice, Kimi ni Todoke, and Love in Focus!

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Blue Period 4

Winner of the 2020 Manga Taisho Grand Prize! A manga about the struggles and rewards of a life dedicated to art. 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…

Yatora studies hard and gets good grades, and he parties hard, staying out late drinking and watching soccer with his friends. He checks all the boxes he needs to be the perfect high school student. But it all starts to feel empty, and he begins to wonder what part of his life expresses who he is…or even if he has a unique voice at all. Then he wanders into the art room one day, and a lone painting captures his eye, awakening him to a kind of beauty he never knew. Compelled and consumed, he dives in headfirst–and he’s about to learn how savage, unforgiving, and exhilirating creating art can be!

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Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, volume 8

The trolling rolls on with Nagatoro! But who exactly is she? For all the time that she’s been pestering Senpai, he doesn’t really know that much about her. But that changes when he checks up on Nagatoro at home while she’s out sick. There, he meets Nagatoro’s older sister, who teases Senpai with the chance to learn Nagatoro’s deepest secrets…

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Go with the clouds, North-by-Northwest, volume 3

From Aki Irie the creator of ‘Ran and the Gray World”.

Kei Miyama lives in Iceland and has 3 secrets: he can talk to cars, his weakness is beautiful girls, and he works as a detective.
After a much-needed vacation, Kei returns to the beat—a boy has gone missing, and his family is desperate to find him. A girl named Sigrún leads him to a mysterious flophouse, and Kei uses his strange affinity with technology to crack the case, this time by communing with cell phones as well as cars. But he has a strange feeling he’s visited the apartment before, and tension builds to violence as seemingly unrelated mysteries begin to converge…

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Go with the clouds, North-by-Northwest, volume 5

From Aki Irie the creator of ‘Ran and the Gray World”.

When Kei was down with a cold, physically and mentally tired from searching for his missing brother, it was his friend – Lilja – who took care of him. As thanks, Kei invites her on a road trip and he returns home mesmerized not just by the landscape of Iceland’s volcanic craters, but also by Lilja’s singing.

Meanwhile, his brother Mitchitaka appears unexpectedly on his doorstep after a long disappearance. Despite being suspected of three murders, Mitchitaka tells Kei that he is innocent. Will Kei choose to believe in his brother?

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The Quintessential Quintuplets Part 1 Manga Box Set

Fandom’s favorite fivesome now come bundled together in two seven-volume box sets! This deluxe, collectible set includes two huge, exclusive, double-sided posters depicting four of the rambunctious quints. Collect them all, as the popular anime series returns in 2021!

This set includes Vol. 1-7 of The Quintessential Quintuplets manga series.

Five girls who want to do anything but study, and their tutor: A high school boy who’s got book smarts and not much else. Futaro Uesugi took the tutoring gig because he was desperate for cash, but when his students–the five beautiful daughters of a wealthy businessman–find five times the excuses to slack off, what can he do?! At this rate, the sisters won’t graduate, so if he wants to get paid, Futaro must think of a plan to suit each of them… Which feels hopeless when five out of five of them think he’s a loser!

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That Wolf-Boy Is Mine! Omnibus 1 (Vol. 1-2)

Don’t miss the hit shojo fantasy romance, now available in two handy 2-in-1 omnibus volumes! Find out why Fruits Basket fans fell in love with a shapeshifting wolf-boy, and the girl who discovered his secret.

Includes Vols. 1 and 2 of That Wolf-Boy Is Mine!

A YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens pick!

After some traumatic experiences, Komugi Kusunoki transferred from the city to start a new life in rural Hokkaido. But on her first day of school, the school heartthrob Yu Ogami blurts out, “You smell good!” Despite the hijinks, Komugi tries to adjust to her new school, but it’s not long before she stumbles across Yu dozing off under a tree. When she attempts to wake him up, he transformed…into a wolf?! It turns out that Yu is one of many other eccentric boys in her class year–and she’s the only one who knows their secret…!

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BAKEMONOGATARI (manga), volume 10

From the best selling novel series by renouned author NISIOISIN, comes the manga adaptation of the Monogatari Series! Artwork by Oh! great.

To become human again, Koyomi must face three vampire hunters and return Kiss-Shot’s stolen limbs. His first opponent is Dramaturgy, the massive vampiric vampire hunter. But when Koyomi arrives for his match, instead of going up against an oaf on the offense, he’s met by a comely gent with an offer…

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Chasing After Aoi Koshiba 2

A yuri romance about the intense feelings of youth, and the perspective and regrets that adulthood can bring, for fans of manga like Bloom Into You and Orange. From the creator of Masamune-kun’s Revenge Hazuki Takeoka and acclaimed yuri artist Fly.

Sahoko Narita was enjoying the perks of finally being one of the popular girls when her world was thrown into disarray after a chance encounter with athletic and tomboyish Aoi Koshiba in the summer of their second year in high school. Their growing friendship is tested when Aoi confides in Sahoko about a crush from a fellow classmate, Shoji Miwa. Sahoko, unable to hide her surprise, must come to grips with her own feelings for Aoi before it’s too late…

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Peach Boy Riverside 2

There’s demon-slaying action galore in this stylish update to a Japanese folktale from the creator of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid! The rambunctious, teenage Princess Saltherine is fed up with being trapped behind high walls and engineers an escape. But this world is full of monsters both human and otherwise, and it could be Sally herself is one of them… Watch for the anime adaptation, coming July 2021!

Saltherine, princess of the Kingdom of Aldarake, dreams of traveling the world…a dangerous dream in a land where monsters roam the countryside! A chance meeting with a wanderer gives her hope that she might still find excitement in her life. But then she discovers the wanderer’s true identity: Momotaro the Peach Boy, demon-slayer of legend! Though terrified by his bloody profession, Sally feels driven to follow Momotaro and learn more. But is this curiosity, or a magical connection that goes deeper than either of them realize…?

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Perfect World 7

The moving, provocative manga about the struggles and triumphs in love of a woman and a man who uses a wheelchair comes to print! Fans of tumultuous manga romance — like A Silent Voiceand Your Lie in April — don’t miss this!

An office party reunites Tsugumi with her high school crush Itsuki. He’s realized his dream of becoming an architect, but along the way, he experienced a spinal injury that put him in a wheelchair. Now Tsumugi’s rekindled feelings will butt up against prejudices she never considered — and Itsuki will have to decide if he’s ready to let someone into his heart… Yet they may soon discover that, without each other, the world feels imperfect.

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Rent-A-Girlfriend 8

Catch up on the manga before Season 2 of the hit anime, coming soon! You can rent a girlfriend, but can you buy love? Reeling from a bad breakup, Kazuya rents the beautiful, polite Chizuru for a date. But rock bottom might be so much lower than he thought! Chizuru is much more than the pretty face and sweet demeanor he thought he’d bargained for…

In today’s Japan, “rental” services can deliver an afternoon with a “friend,” a “parent,” even a fake girlfriend! After a staggering betrayal by his girlfriend, hapless freshman Kazuya gets just desperate enough to give it a try. But he quickly discovers how complicated it can be to “rent” an emotional connection, and his new “girlfriend,” who’s trying to keep her side hustle secret, will panic when she finds out her real life and Kazuya’s are intertwined in surprising ways! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, too… It’s sweet but naïve boy meets cute but ruthless girl in this 21st-century manga rom-com!

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Those Not-So-Sweet Boys 4

From the creator of That Wolf-Boy Is Mine! and Love in Focus comes a story of a hard-working high schooler who falls for a bad boy, and discovers that the the lives of him and his friends are nothing like what she imagined. Don’t miss Yoko Nogiri’s newest shojo hit!

Midori is a high-schooler with a part-time job at a café-bar. Unfortunately, her job’s against the rules at her school, and when the principal finds out, he makes her a deal: Convince three boys who’ve stopped coming to school to return, and her transgression will be overlooked. Now, she needs to find a way into the lives of these not-so-sweet boys… one of whom just happens to be her crush!

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What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 16

Two rather long-awaited encounters unfold in this installment of Fumi Yoshinaga’s heartwarming slice-of-gay-life series. After fifteen years of living together, Shiro meets Kenji’s family for the first time over dinner at a high-end unagi restaurant. Meanwhile, Kenji finally gets to know Kayoko, one of Shiro’s few friends, after a chance encounter at the supermarket. A rare argument breaks out, and circumstances both at work and at home continue to change for Shiro, but what remains a constant is the hearty meals the two of them share at the end of each day.

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