New Manga Releases March 2021 (Kodansha Comics)
Wow! With over 70 Manga set to release in March 2021, Kodansha comics is on a roll. Here is us counting all the Print Manga to keep you occupied, along with links to buy on Amazon. Pre-order and get your copy now!
EDENS ZERO 11
it’s here! The creator of Fairy Tail, manga superstar Hiro Mashima, is back with a high-flying space adventure! All the steadfast friendship, crazy fighting, and blue cats you’ve come to expect… IN SPACE!
History is repeating itself, but thanks to Rebecca’s time jump, the Edens Zero crew is prepared. A four-on-four battle breaks out between the Element 4 and the Four Shining Stars as Shiki and Rebecca head to Drakken’s lair to save Labilia. There they are met by an unexpected ally: Guild Master Noah.
Hitorijime My Hero 9
Just when it finally looks like Kousuke and Masahiro are ready to move in together, a friend of Kousuke’s shows up to meddle, and the couple’s best-laid plans are thrown into disarray! What will happen to the happy home they’d both set their hearts on? Even worse, it seems Natsuo has chosen this delicate time to let out all the feelings he’s kept bottled up…
Knight of the Ice 6
A rom-com manga on ice, perfect for fans of Princess Jellyfish and Wotakoi. Kokoro is the talk of the figure-skating world, winning trophies and hearts. But little do they know… he’s actually a huge nerd! From the beloved creator of You’re My Pet (Tramps Like Us).
Chitose is a serious young woman, working for the health magazine SASSO. Or at least, she would be, if she wasn’t constantly getting distracted by her childhood friend, international figure skating star Kokoro Kijinami! In the public eye and on the ice, Kokoro is a gallant, flawless knight, but behind his glittery costumes and breathtaking spins lies a secret: he’s actually a hopeless romantic otaku, who can only land his quad jumps when Chitose is on hand to recite a spell from his favorite magical girl anime!
Wave, Listen to Me! 5
From the legendary creator of Blade of the Immortal comes something completely different: the wild ride of one disgruntled young woman down the rapids of talk radio!
SOMEONE ELSE’S DIRTY WORK
Minare and Mizuho join Kureko on his research trip to the secluded mountain village of Wassamu, where he hopes to gather ideas for a mystery novel. While their local guide, Hokakushi, offers some insights into the area, Minare can barely stifle her boredom—a worry quickly forgotten when the three radio employees ﬁnd themselves trapped in an old underground canal! What could be illuminated by the light at the end of the tunnel?
Blue Period 3
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!
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, volume 6 (Don’t Mess With Me Miss Nagatoro)
It’s a battle of the brushes! The president of the Art Club has challenged Senpai to an art competition, and if Senpai loses, his precious club will be no more. Nagatoro and her friends also have skin in the game since they’ll be losing the one place where they can torture Senpai without interruption, but do they stand a chance against the club president’s talent and her erotic assault on the senses?
Flying Witch, 9
Makoto and her companions experience summer celebrations of all sorts, from the spectacular lantern floats of Aomori’s most famous festival to an otherworldly procession dedicated to exotic beasts. Along the way, they’ll conquer mountainous desserts, reunite with an old friend, and make potentially groundbreaking discoveries in magic.
Enjoy the ongoing, charm-filled adventures of Makoto and her crew as they have fun under the sun and more in Aomori!
Grand Blue Dreaming 12
The hit comedy manga comes to print by popular demand! Swimsuits! Ramen! Dumb jokes! Beer! Uncomfortable nudity!
The long awaited trip to Palau, the very stuff of the Grand Blue’s dreams, seems finally within sight…until Iori goes home to get his passport. Flanked by his disapproving sister, and the unnerving distraction of a new guest in his family home, Iori’s homecoming promises to be anything but smooth sailing to his dream diving destination.
Perfect World 5
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!
TOWARDS THE FUTURE
After her breakup with Itsuki, Tsumugi leaves Tokyo for her childhood home in Matsumoto. She tries to look ahead in her relationship with Koreda and distance herself from her past relationship with Itsuki, but in spite of her best efforts, fate continues to bring the two of them together. While caring for her ailing father, Tsugumi meets Kaede, who uses a wheelchair, and Keigo, her boyfriend who wants to build her a barrier-free house. Itsuki seems like the perfect person for the job, but when he turns the offer down, can Tsugumi convince him otherwise?
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…
THREE’S A CROWD
Kazuya Kinoshita: listless, broke college student, rental girlfriend patron, and…boyfriend??? Still reeling from his beachside encounter with Chizuru, Kazuya has been confronted by another rental girlfriend, who quickly becomes ensnared in his dramatic love life after confessing her love for him. After saving Chizuru and seemingly ruining things with Mami, will this new player change the game of love for Kazuya?
Saint Young Men Vol. 9
The ultimate combination of God and Buddha lead a divinely-inspired life that might just be a little too humble. Setsubun, Hinamatsuri, pollen allergies, upgrading phone models, even appearing on the radio… Jesus and Buddha’s familiarity with the lower world is reaching extreme levels!! Including a special bonus story where the fisherman brothers, Peter and Andrew, are almost entirely useless.
Saint Young Men Omnibus 5 (Vol. 9-10)
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.
Those Not-So-Sweet Boys 2
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!
UQ HOLDER! 22
The hit shonen adventure continues, with a major anime series coming soon, into the far future, beyond the finale of Negima!
Ages 16 and up.
Tota, a boy with a magical and mysterious pedigree, joins a team of immortals to fulfill his dream and reach the top of the great orbital tower, extending from Neo-Tokyo into the unknown reaches of space! But soon he finds himself embroiled in a power struggle that spans generations and will determine the fate of a planet.
Waiting for Spring 14
Final volume! Includes bonus content, side stories, and behind-the-scenes info! A sweet shojo story of a soft-spoken high school freshman and her quest to make friends, Waiting for Spring will delight fans of earnest, fun, and dramatic shojo like Kimi ni Todoke and Say I Love You.
Mitsuki and Towa have found true love, leaving Rui to despair about his own future romance! However, in the background, Kyо̄suke has been having his own girl problems—will his ﬁrst love return his affection? Meanwhile, Nanase and Ryūji bump into their own relationship issues, and Aya must cope with his heartbreak once more.
With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun, volume 3
The Lives of Pets
Hidekichi shares more glimpses into the daily lives of Neko-sama, Inu-kun and Tokage-chan with a series of sketches showing further details of the animal family members’ personalities. From something as simple as taking a new route home to going on a long journey to a distant shrine (?!) the fast-paced tales will keep you wanting to find out more!
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!
Hime is a picture-perfect high school princess–she’s admired by all and never trips up! So when she accidentally injures a café manager named Mai, she’s willing to cover some shifts to keep her facade intact. To Hime’s surprise, the café is themed after a private school where the all-female staff always puts on their best act for their loyal customers. However, under the guidance of the most graceful girl there, Hime can’t help but blush and blunder! Beneath all the frills and laughter, Hime feels tension brewing as she finds out more about her new job and her budding feelings…
Cells at Work! CODE BLACK 7
In this new spinoff of the hit manga, a newbie Red Blood Cell is one of 37 trillion working to keep this body running. But something’s wrong! Stress hormones keep yelling at him to go faster. The blood vessels are crusted over with cholesterol. Ulcers, fatty liver, trouble (ahem) downstairs… It’s hard for a cell to keep working when every day is a CODE BLACK!
BEFORE FIRST LIGHT
After years of struggle against the ill health of this body and the despair in its heart, the first glimmers of hope have begun to appear. Could the body finally be taking control of its health and looking to the future? Alas, even amid this turnaround, the costs of the life the body has led are still coming due. In a hidden corner, a copying error occurs, then repeats itself, then repeats itself again. A new, unnoticed threat is getting out of control: Cancer.
Drifting Dragons 8
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!
SCRAPPING FOR A DELICACY
During their stay at the bustling trade town of Majuro, the crew of the Quin Zaza catches wind of an elusive dragon dwelling within the Tian Shan Maze whose meat is said to deliver the diner to culinary paradise. But they arrive to find that the city has contracted Captain Kurga of the slayer vessel the Plana Grava to fell the legendary beast. To catch and savor, or to kill and let rot? When the two ships clash over the head of one dragon, a dogfight ensues so intense, it shakes the very heavens!
I’m Standing on a Million Lives 9
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!
The Dragon Priest’s ritual has begun, slowly sapping the denizens of Ihar-Nemore of their life force. The land is doomed unless Yotsuya can finally put an end to Epifanio’s foul magic. As everyone unites against this common enemy, it seems like the day may yet be won, but things go from bad to worse when an army of giant mantises begins to march through town! Could this, too, be part of the Dragon Priest’s dastardly plan?
A fantasy/mystery series with a unique Japanese flavor perfect for fans of Noragami: Stray Godand Tokyo Ghoul.
DOWN MEMORY LANE
To fulfill the Yuki-Onna’s request of saving Masayuki, Kotoko pulls out all the stops to teach the misanthrope a lesson he’ll value forever. The case’s conclusion allows Kotoko and Kurô to return to their routines, but memories of Rikka upset their daily calm. The Goddess of Wisdom reminisces of the time she and Rikka collaborated on a murder mystery, one involving a perpetrator who wanted to ensure his crime was seen…
Real Account 12-14
“If you reach zero followers, you die!” A social media twist on the death game genre!
After the death of their parents, Ataru Kashiwagi and his younger sister, Yuri, depend on each other. Ataru works hard at high school and his job, and spends his leisure time on a social media site: Real Account. Eventually, he hits 1,500 followers, but he sometimes wonders how much they really care about him. One night, the screen ominously begins to glitch, only displaying: The Game Will Now Begin. In the blink of an eye, Ataru finds himself transported into Real Account’s loading screen – except now it’s a 3-D lobby! Before them stands Marble, the smiley-faced announcer. With a sinister cheerfulness, Marble says, “If you die in here, you die out there…and so do all your followers!”
Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite 2
Fans of monster romance manga, look out! Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite will slake your thirst!
Makie’s a boy in love, with his tall, older classmate Sachi. As a sign of his affection, he makes Sachi a special lunch every day. Sachi loves Makie, too, but she has a secret… she’s actually a shapeshifting monster called a watari, and she was drawn to Makie because he smells…delicious! But it’s not just Sachi who’s drawn to Makie’s scent, and soon, he realizes the entire monster world is after him. Fortunately, Sachi’s a watari who eats watari, and she pledges to protect him. But how long can Makie survive, with Sachi’s appetite the only thing between him and a monster’s belly?
Sweat and Soap 6
n 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!
WOULDN’T IT BE NICE
Despite all the anxieties and obstacles, Asako and Natori’s relationship has proven its staying power. Since deciding to move in together, they’ve found a home they both like, and a new chapter in both their lives has begun! But now that they’ve taken this adult step, there’s an even bigger one looming further up the staircase…but can Asako even think about marriage without breaking a sweat?
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!
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest (Manga) 3
The new spinoff manga to the hit fantasy isekai series, developed by original creator Fuse! Against the odds, the little slime Rimiru has established his magical kingdom for all monsters, called Tempest, and it’s thriving. But three visitors, Phos the fox girl, Stella the dragon girl, and Nemu the winged girl, come to pay Tempest a visit, they’re stunned at just how quickly it’s developed. Don’t miss this new story in the world of Slime, just as the second season of the anime arrives!
An eerie barrier surrounds Tempest, and townspeople begin falling to the ground, one after another, only for merciless human soldiers to attack them! The trinity of Phos, Stella, and Nemu race through the bloodied town. Can this curious trio bring peaceful days of smiles and good cheer back to this industrious land of monsters? The infamous disaster that befalls Tempest is retold from the Trinity’s point of view, in this third volume, with story and supervision by series creator Fuse!
Whisper Me a Love Song 3
An adorable new yuri manga for fans of Kase-san and Yamada and Bloom Into You. One day, high school girl Himari sees a girl, Yori, sing in a band, and it awakens feelings she doesn’t understand… but Yori does!
Bubbly, energetic first-year high school student Himari falls head over heels for her senpai Yori after hearing her band perform on the first day of school. Himari tells Yori she just loves her, and, to Himari’s surprise, Yori says she loves Himari back! But when Himari realizes that she and her senpai are feeling two different kinds of love, she begins to ask herself what “love” really means…
Boarding School Juliet 14
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?!
Chasing After Aoi Koshiba 1
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 had lots of friends in high school, so there’s no shortage of people to catch up with at her reunion. But the one face she wants to see is missing: that of Aoi Koshiba, her classmate and first love. A star of the basketball team, Aoi caught Sahoko’s eye as an easy way to score social points. But when Aoi quits the team, an unexpected kiss pulls Sahoko closer to her than she intended to be. With a difficult home situation, Aoi is in need of more than just a cynical social climber. She needs a true friend, and something more…
Fire Force 22
Now a hit anime! The new action fantasy set in a steampunk Tokyo from the creator of the smash hit Soul Eater!
Arthur has spent many years training as the Knight King, and now he has finally found a worthy opponent: a man who calls himself Dragon, who is just as formidable as his fire-breathing namesake. Meanwhile, Shinra fights a desperate battle against Captain Burns to stop him from turning Captain Obi into an Infernal!
Heaven’s Design Team 4
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.
With the surprises during the launch party behind them, the Design Team reels from more bizarre requests–but they’re determined to meet these new challenges with their unique flair. From modeling mating rituals off rap battles to participating in wacky game shows with their prototypes, there’s nothing these dedicated designers won’t try!
Hitorijime My Hero 10
A yaoi romance between a good boy who didn’t know he was waiting for a hero, and a bad boy who comes to his rescue! Now a hit streaming anime!
“I don’t like caramel sauce. I prefer something bitter…”
Masahiro Setagawa doesn’t believe in heroes, but wishes he could: He’s found himself in a gang of small-time street bullies who use him to run errands. But when high school teacher (and scourge of the streets) Kousuke Ohshiba comes to his rescue, he finds he may need to start believing after all…and as their relationship deepens, he realizes a hero might be just what he was looking for this whole time.
If I Could Reach You 6
In this heartwrenching new yuri manga, a teenage girl comes to terms with her own sexuality through her crush on her brother’s wife.
Hopelessly in love, high schooler Uta must navigate living with her brother and Kaoru, her crush… and sister-in-law. Desperate to get over her unrequited feelings, Uta pulls away, but when the cracks in her brother’s marriage begin to show, Kaoru begins to confide in her new teenage sister, which just makes matters worse!
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie 3
Shikimori seems like the perfect girlfriend: cute, fun to be around, sweet when she wants to be… but she has a cool dark side that comes out under the right circumstances. And her boyfriend Izumi loves to be around when that happens! A fun and funny high school romance with a sassy twist perfect for fans of Nagatoro-san and Komi Can’t Communicate!
Izumi and Shikimori are spending their first summer together as a couple—and they make sure to pack it with memories. Going to the beach, barbecuing, watching a fireworks show, sharing a picnic—what more could one summer hold? This touching romantic comedy picks up right where it left off as Izumi and Shikimori join their friends for summer fun.
Something’s Wrong With Us 6
A spine-chilling and steamy romance between a Japanese sweets maker and the man who framed her mother for murder — Something’s Wrong With Us is the dark, psychological, sexy shojo series readers have been waiting for!
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Nao became a traditional Japanese sweets maker, and at 21, she’s about to take the industry by storm. With unparalleled artistry and a bright attitude, she gets an offer to work at a world-class confectionary company. But when she meets the young, handsome owner, she recognizes his cold stare… It’s none other than Tsubaki, her childhood friend and first crush-the same boy who stood over his father’s bloodied body 15 years ago, and framed Nao’s mother for the murder. As the only witness of that fateful night, Nao is eager to chase down the truth and confirm her suspicions. Since Tsubaki has no clue who she is, she seizes her chance to get close to him, but instead of finding any answers, she begins falling deeper for Tsubaki’s allure…
The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm 2
This brand-new chapter fills in the gaps between The Ghost in the Shell: Human-Error Processor and Man-Machine Interface manga with a tense cyberpunk thriller written by Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex script writer Junichi Fujisaku. Just in time for the release of the new Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 anime on Netflix!
Hackers attempt to assassinate a politician during a speech preaching the advantages of cybernetic prosthetics. Fortunately, Togusa is there to whisk her to safety, and the investigation leads Batou to a suspicious factory in the artificial islands in southern Japan. Meanwhile, Chief Aramaki hears of a disturbing discovery at the other end of the country: dozens of artificial bodies, illegally dumped near a village where an anti-cyberization sect conducts their training and “rites.” Among the empty shells is one formerly inhabited by the woman who embodied Section 9 until she left it behind and disappeared: Major Motoko Kusanagi…
The Quintessential Quintuplets 13
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!
MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST
As the end of the school festival draws close, Futaro faces a decision that will change everything. The quints have each expressed their feelings for Futaro and anxiously wait for him to make a choice. Despite always knowing the right answer to every question when it comes to exams, can Futaro find a right answer when it comes to the quints?
Yuzu the Pet Vet 5
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.
For an 11-year-old, Yuzu has a lot on her plate. When her mom gets sick and has to be hospitalized, Yuzu goes to live with her uncle who runs the local animal hospital. Yuzu’s always been scared of animals, but she tries to help out. The resident Chihuahua is tiny and adorable, but acts up whenever Yuzu comes near. The fluffy cats that see her a hiss. Yuzu just wants some peace and quiet, but what can she do?!
Then an encounter with a boy and his dog turns fear into a desire to learn… And as Yuzu works hard to understand her fuzzy friends, they begin to feel comfortable around each other. Through all the tough moments in her life, from her mother’s illness to bullying at school, Yuzu realizes that she can help make things all right with a little help from her animal pals, peers, and kind grown-ups. Every new patient is a furry friend in the making!
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