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Kodansha Reveals Five Manga Series That Will Debut Digitally Next Month

Yesterday Kodansha revealed five manga series that will receive digital debuts for Americans in September. Kodansha wrote, “As a reminder, these new digital debuts as well as returning favorites will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors including Bookwalker, comiXology, Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, izneo, and more!”

The first manga is Sweet Sweet Revenge by Shushushu Sakurai, which becomes available on September 7. Kodansha gave this description of the manga:

“Hikari Minamoto is here for one reason: Revenge. She’s after five most popular guys in school…who have given her every reason to take them down. Never mind that they’re handsome and accomplished. Will she succeed, or will even the cool-hearted queen of revenge be compromised…?!”

The second manga is We’re On Our Own From Here, with a story by Yu Machio. It becomes available a week later, on September 14. Kodansha gave this description of the manga:

“Shy Satsuki Shinohara’s plHaruki is a second year in high school, and is secretly in love with his best friend, Ryusuke. He swears he’s content with their relationship, but when a girl starts showing interest in Ryusuke, Haruki’s feelings spin out of control. He confesses, and to his surprise, Ryusuke responds…?”

The third manga is Turns Out My Online Friend is My Real-Life Boss! by Nmura, and it also becomes available on September 14. Kodansha gave this description of the manga:

“Hashimoto is your average office worker—young, and prone to being pushed around by his demon boss, Shirase. His only escape is his favorite online game, and the friends he’s made within. But when he plans an offline meetup for his party, he gets the surprise of his life…!”

The fourth manga is You’re My Cutie by Nakaba Harufuji, and it becomes available on September 21. Kodansha gave this description of the manga:

“Madoka is obsessed with shoujo manga—specifically manga that features younger, innocent guys who fall for their Senpai. So she should be thrilled when a gorgeous kohai comes to work at her father’s restaurant…except he’s rude and standoffish, and wants nothing to do with her. But when she protects him from some extra-pushy fans, he finds that maybe he’s found someone letting his walls down for…!”

The fifth and final manga in this announcement is The Girl, the Shovel and the Evil Eye, with story by Chouchouhassha, art by Kayatamaru, and character design by Chibi. It becomes available on September 28. Kodansha gave this description of the manga:

“Tsuguto Sumihara is way too nice…or rather, was too nice. He lost his life in a bus accident after being bullied into giving up his seat, and somehow was reincarnated into a mining camp! Not only that, the mine is at the base of an impossibly tall tower. It’s there he meets the ram–horned Rurié, his first friend in this bizarre land. But when she’s bullied, Tsuguto finds that maybe he wasn’t reincarnated without powers after all…and that, if he’s to have a future in this strange new land, Rurié’s just the partner he needs.”

Source: Kodansha


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.