New Manga Releases July 2021 (Kodansha Comics)

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

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APOSIMZ, volume 7

From acclaimed mangaka Tsutomu Nihei, the creator and artist behind BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia, comes his latest sci-fi epic.

As the Rebedoan Empire continues to increase its ranks of Regular Frames, Etherow and his companions disguise themselves and sneak into Rebedoa proper. Emperor Nichiko Suou has the ability to see the future, making him a formidable opponent. But Etherow realizes that every time an AMB is fired, the future itself is altered. Does this mean he has a chance to take down the Emperor…?

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BAKEMONOGATARI (manga), volume 9

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

The tale of wounds continues as Koyomi awakens to find himself with vampiric abilities and in the company of a hot-blooded yet cold-blooded little girl. If he ever hopes to reclaim his humanity, he’ll have to take on three fearsome hunters from a foreign land, but if Koyomi’s not careful, he might just meet his end before he can finish his beginnings.

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Fire Force 23

Now a hit anime! The new action fantasy set in a steampunk Tokyo from the creator of the smash hit Soul Eater!

RELICS AT ST. RAFFLES

As the members of Company 8 battle for their lives with flames and flexing pecs, a mysterious ally swoops in to give them hope. Hot on the trail of the doppel-ganger mystery, Princess Hibana returns to St. Raffles Convent, where she discovers something that torches everything she thought she knew about her past. Arthur, meanwhile, embarks on an important quest, where he encounters….guess who?

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Living-Room Matsunaga-san 9

A romantic manga starring a high school girl who learns to live on her own, win at high school, and experience first love – all in a boarding house whose living room is home to the odd (but handsome) Matsunaga-san.

After her parents leave to care for her ailing grandmother, high schooler Miko “Meeko” Sonoda moves into her uncle’s boarding house. There, she meets its rather unusual residents, including the oldest of the bunch: the grumpy mother hen Matsunaga-san. With the help of her housemates, Meeko begins to adjust to her new life away from her parents, but Meeko soon learns that no matter how far away from home she is, she’s still a young girl at heart – especially when she finds herself falling for Matsunaga-san.

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Orient 3

The new shonen action manga from the creator of Magi is here! Musashi is a teenager living under demon rule. As children, he and his best friend made a promise: to become the greatest warriors in the world and overthrow the demons. But life intervenes, and five years later, he finds himself about to become a miner. Yet can Musashi truly be satisfied with a “normal” life?

NEW ALLIES, NEW ENEMIES

After escaping the clutches of allies turned rivals, this burgeoning Band of Samurai gets some much-needed aid and wisdom from a new member, the experienced samurai Tsugumi. But they’re going to need more than an extra set of hands to achieve their new goal—taking on a demon god on their own..

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SHAMAN KING Omnibus 3 (Vol. 7-9)

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. 7-9 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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Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 9

Seventeen years after the original Cardcaptor Sakura manga ended, CLAMP returns with more magical clow card adventures!

More Questions Than Answers

Sakura is thrilled her father has time to come to parents’ day at school, as is Akiho when Kaito agrees to go. But he doesn’t seem interested in the classes, so what is he really after? How is Sakura creating Clear Cards? And why did Yuna D. Kaito come to Tomoeda in the first place?!

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Heaven’s Design Team 5

God created the heavens and the Earth — but, little-known fact, he outsourced the animals to the office of Heaven’s Design Team! This hilarious and educational manga features weird real-life animals and puts even some humdrum critters in a strange new light.

TINY DESIGNERS, BIG IMAGINATIONS!

Thanks to a freak accident, everyone on the Design Team has reverted back to their younger selves—while trapped in the wilds of the Galapagos! With dangerous animals like piranhas afoot, the miniaturized professionals must put their heads together to find a way back to safety…and adulthood!

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Toppu GP 5

From the creator of Oh My Goddess! comes a manga dedicated to the thrilling world of motorcross!

Ages 16 and up.

A DEADLY ATTACHMENT
In the world of motorcross racing, the smallest error can carry a terrible cost: an arm, a leg, even a life. The danger has always been part of the attraction for the young Toppu Uno, but now there’s something else drawing his eye: the lovely and nimble female rider Mao. To ride with her, the smitten Toppu will suffer through an endurance race that will bake his bike and body for hours in the harsh sun. His salvation will come from an unexpected place: his rival, Takadai!

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Yuri is My Job! 7

The new, hilarious yuri comedy! Hime gets roped into working at a weird café where the waitresses pretend to be students at an all-girl boarding school. She’s strangely taken with her partner Mitsuki, who’s so kind to her in front of the customers. There’s just one problem… Mitsuki really can’t stand her!

DEPARTURE

Hime and Mitsuki finally open up to one another about the deep insecurities they share in their friendship. When closure for the two seems close, Mitsuki leans in to share a kiss with her crush, but Hime is caught by surprise and more confused than ever before. As a result, Hime begins to distance herself from the café, leaving a firey Kanoko and a despondent Mitsuki in her wake. The once sweet sanctuary of Liebe drowns in bitterness… Will sunny days ever return to the salon?

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Battle Angel Alita 1

Own the manga thrill ride that changed global comics and inspired the James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s cyberpunk action film Alita: Battle Angel! This new paperback edition features an updated translation in six affordable, 300-page volumes.

In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find: the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker. While Alita remembers no details of her former life, a moment of desperation reawakens in her nerves the legendary school of martial arts known as Panzer Kunst. In a place where there is no justice but what people make for themselves, Alita decides to become a hunter-killer, tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak. But can she hold onto her humanity as she begins to revel in her own bloodlust?

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Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle 7

The cyber-martial arts saga that has spanned a solar system and over two decades in print returns, with creator Yukito Kishiro’s new sequel that reveals the true story of Alita’s childhood on Mars, and the mind-bending adventures that still await her…

RISING FROM RUIN

Guided by the last note they received from Dass, Erica and Yoko make their way to the Mosby Company in search of Keun the Kaufmann—but promptly learn he is away on business. The girls then track him to the bustling town of Dejah Thoris, and it soon becomes clear they aren’t the only ones pursuing the mysterious Keun, who seems to be much more than a simple traveling salesman…

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LDK 16

The shojo romance that’s become a cultural touchstone in Japan!

Ages 16 and up.

AN AMERICAN DREAM

It’s back to school after a summer full of love for Aoi and Shusei! While they keep up the charade of hiding their relationship and living arrangement, an unexpected player joins in on the game. Shusei’s cousin, Leon, from America surprises them—and it’s to the delight of all the girls at school, too! The boys have a score to settle and the stakes are high for Aoi. Will Shusei up his game to prove his love for Aoi—and can she meet Leon’s high standards for acceptance?

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The Quintessential Quintuplets 14

A high school romantic comedy with five times the cute girls! A high school boy must work part-time to help five sisters study so they can graduate, but the only thing these quintuplets have in common is that they all hate studying!

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, RIGHT?

Futaro finally made his choice, and Yotsuba has always loved Futaro dearly, but somehow that doesn’t equal a happy couple. The fallout from Futaro’s choice is massive as Yotsuba attempts to reconcile her feelings for Futaro with her guilt towards her sisters. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Yotsuba must face that fury four-fold. In this series finale, a happily ever after awaits Yotsuba and Futaro, but only if the rest of the quintuplets allow it!

FINAL VOLUME!

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Rent-A-Girlfriend 7

Catch up on the manga before Season 2 of the hit anime! 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…

THE FIRST REAL DATE?
Mizuhara plans to quit her rental girlfriend job to pursue an acting career, and Kazuya, finally aware of his feelings for her, is left unsure of what to do. Without their pretend relationship, the pair are nothing more than neighbors…right? After taking some time to reflect (and stalking Mizuhara by secretly watching one of her theater performances), Kazuya is ready to let his feelings go. However, a sudden invitation from Mizuhara to spend an off-the-clock evening together throws him for a total loop. Could this be the long-awaited chance to push past the client/rental barrier and become something more?

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Sue & Tai-chan 3

The adorable new odd-couple cat comedy manga from the creator of the beloved Chi’s Sweet Home and Chi’s Sweet Adventures, in full color and formatted for English readers, just like Chi!

Blissful days abound for Sue and Tai-chan as they settle into a unique, synchronized rhythm. Snooping around for treats, going on fun-filled adventures—they can take on any challenge when they have each other! But when Tai-chan’s owner finally returns home, what is a pair of best friends to do…?

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To Your Eternity 14

A new manga from the creator of the acclaimed A Silent Voice, featuring intimate, emotional drama and an epic story spanning time and space…

In a new age, Fushi befriends a teenager named Yuki. In the comforting safety of Yuki’s home, Fushi gathers his comrades one last time. As the days pass, Fushi also meets a descendent of Hayase named Mizuha. He laughs, feasts, and ponders what new emotions and encounters await… Before long, however, a troubling encounter sends ripples of doubt through his quiet life.

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The Witch and the Beast 6

Dive into Kousuke Satake’s suave and explosive manga debut, about powerful women good and evil, featuring a story of vengeance in a stylish, art-deco urban wonderland that’s one part Fullmetal Alchemist and one part Cowboy Bebop.

A HIDDEN WORLD

In pursuit of Angela, Guideau and Ashaf venture into the Fall—an immeasurably deep chasm that acts as a portal to other worlds, including the land of vampires, Orlencia Sett. As outsiders, the pair must rely on two envoys from the Order to navigate this unfamiliar territory. However, Guideau and Ashaf soon find themselves ensnared in a self-serving plot orchestrated by one of their companions, a plot that could upset the status quo of the vampire underworld…

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Boys Run the Riot 2

A transgender teen named Ryo finds an escape from the expectations and anxieties of his daily life in the world of street fashion. This personal, heartfelt, fictional story from a transgender manga creator made waves in Japan and will inspire readers all over the world!

AGAINST THE WORLD

Ryo and Jin have started their own fashion brand, Boys Run the Riot. Now they just have to get the word out there! But the world of fashion is a cutthroat business of patronizing adults, and the boys will have to get creative—and save some cash—if they want to get their brand off the ground and be taken seriously. Working part-time is hard enough, but for Ryo, being transgender makes it even harder. In work, friendship, and romance, he struggles to decide whether to come out as his true self. However, when he befriends his cool coworker Mizuki, the closet door begins to open…

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CITY, volume 12

From Keiichi Arawi, the creator of hit series nichijou, comes a new slapstick comedy series about a penniless college student who moves to a town filled with bizarre people.

Some changes are coming to the CITY—with Ecchan departing for good and Nagumo finally ready to pay Granny back (if she’ll accept the money), things won’t be the same around the neighborhood.
Meanwhile, Captain Obina agrees to a soccer shootout with the fate of Gongenyama hanging in the balance, an unexpected prize-winning photograph creates another unexpected celebrity, and even the mysterious creatures living in the sewers don’t know what to make of a bizarre newcomer. Surprised? Don’t be. Everyone should know by now that all bets are off in the CITY!

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I’m Standing on a Million Lives 10

The provocative action manga that’s about to become a major anime! A teenage loner gets transported into a fantasy world with his two scary female classmates. The girls find themselves as a wizard and a warrior, but he’s woken up as… a farmer?! How will be become a hero now? A new fantasy perfect for fans of Sword Art Online and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime!

END OF THE SIXTH QUEST

Yotsuya and the others lead a massive takedown of the mob that has long ruled Goldia’s criminal underworld. Unfortunately, the end of organized crime hardly spells the end for the nation’s problems with its neighbor, Ihar-Nemore. Thankfully, Yotsuya thinks up a way to help the two countries begin to heal. With their quest completed, the party returns to Japan for some well-earned rest, but their world may not be as safe from the dangers of the other one as they’d like…

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Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite 3

Fans of monster romance manga, look out! Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite will slake your thirst!

SOWING CHAOS

Despite having to fight against the occasional menacing watari, Makie and Sachi are able to continue in their lovey-dovey ways. But as their bond grows stronger, the watari they’ve been fighting grow stronger, too. So far, Sachi has been able to protect Makie with relative ease, but things start to shift when a terrifying behemoth appears before Makie during his school’s Cultural Festival. Will this new threat spell doom for Makie and Sachi? And what’s the truth behind Makie’s unique scent that attracts such dangerous watari?

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Saint Young Men Omnibus 6 (Vol. 11-12)

The divine live among us…in a flat in western Tokyo! After centuries of hard work, Jesus and Buddha take a break from their heavenly duties to relax among the people of Japan, and their adventures in this lighthearted buddy comedy are sure to bring mirth and merriment to all!

Buddha the Enlightened One and Jesus, Son of God have successfully brought the 20th century to a close, and after a few millennia of guiding humanity to salvation, these two sacred ones are in need of some rest and relaxation. They decide to share an apartment on Earth in Tokyo, but living among mortals in the 21st century is no cakewalk for the saintly duo… They may find it difficult to navigate modern Japanese living, but Jesus’ carefree attitude along with Buddha’s domestic qualities and maybe a few divine interventions will surely allow them to enjoy their new lives with peace and love.

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Sweat and Soap 7

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!

SCENTS OF SELF
After a lot of discussion and planning (and so many Post-It notes), Kotaro and Asako move in together, and a new era of their relationship dawns! But will these meticulously-laid plans stand up to the pressures and annoyances of real life? Pressures like…meeting the family? Kotaro’s managed to smooth things over with Asako’s family so far, but his own relatives haven’t had the chance to meet Asako yet. She’s excited to see how Kotaro grew into the genius scent designer he is today, but she’s also apprehensive. Will she leave the right impression, or will that familiar panic overtake her once again?

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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Yuzu the Pet Vet 6

Join 11-year-old Yuzu at her animal hospital and meet her new fluffy friends! In an engaging and cutely-drawn comic, watch Yuzu navigate issues like bullying, animal care, and understanding illness and deaths of pets and family.

LOVE AND GROW

From her base at the Blue Sky City Bow Meow Animal Hospital, Yuzu continues her compassionate adventures on behalf of troubled pets and their owners.
Where is the poor pup Alan’s owner? Does Hokuto have what it takes to become a police dog? Where did Chii the hamster go? Can Maro the cow convince Ikuko to love the family farm again? As our pets grow, so do we…

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