Kodansha Comics brought some new announcements out before SDCC this week with a trio of pickups and some good forward momentum for another manga title. The publisher has announced that they’ll be accelerating their release of Noragami: Stray God this fall as it shifts from a bi-monthly release to a monthly one due to the strong reception of the book. This will run until they get caught up with the Japanese version. It’s also smart timing as it’ll happen as the second season of the anime adaptation kicks off in October.
The publisher also picked up three new titles:
Princess Jellyfish from acclaimed creator Akiko Higashimura (February 2016): Tsukimi, who has loved jellyfish from a young age, resides in Amamizukan, a fangirl-only dorm. One evening at the local pet store, Tsukimi sees a lovely jellyfish in danger, but a beautiful woman comes to the rescue. They go back to Amamizukan together, but this “woman”… is actually a man! This long-awaited release will be published in deluxe, large-format 2-in-1 editions. With over 400 pages in each volume, color pages, and bonus special features, this will be the edition to own for newcomers and collectors alike.
Magatsuki from Hoshino Taguchi (February 2016): The book follows 15-year-old Yasuke Arahabaki, who accidentally breaks a sacred mirror in his house’s shrine. This accident releases Seori, a goddess of misfortune, and triggers a curse that forces them to stay close together or die. To lift the curse, Yasuke must help Seori achieve happiness – despite the bad luck she carries with her. It all gets more complicated when Yasuke’s childhood friend and mutual crush, Akari Inamori, suddenly becomes the new owner of Yasuke’s lost soul. How will Yasuke navigate his new intimacy with Akari and still fulfill his promise to Seori?
Real Account from Okushou and Shizumu Watanabe (March 2016): This tense thriller has a simple premise: “If you reach zero online followers, you die.” Ataru is one of millions of members on the social networking site Real Account. But one day, he and thousands of others wake up inside a virtual world. Here, if you lose the game, you die for real—taking all your followers with you. And if you run out of followers, it’s also game over.