Kodansha Comics unloaded a lot of new title pickups this weekend at Anime Expo that will be coming out this year. They’ve got some fun – and a sense of humor – by bringing out Saint Young Men in time for Christmas. They’re actually going to do Saiyuki with its manga. And they’re bringing more CLAMP titles home with Chobits and Clover in the works. First, they’ve got four new digital-first titles that are coming up and then thirteen print titles to talk about.
- The Great Cleric By Broccoli Lion and Hiiro Akikaze (character designs by sime) The manga based on the hit light novel series (Japanese title: Seija musou), about an ordinary salaryman who cheats death and now must find his way in another world—as a great healer. Coming July 23!
- The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime By Shiba (based on story and character designs by Fuse and Mitz Vah) Gut-busting 4-panel gag comix based on the smash-hit isekai saga about that guy who got reincarnated as a slime! Coming July 30!
- Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated! By Kenji Saito and Parabora From Trinity Seven creator Kenji Saito comes a new manga series (Japanese title: Goodbye! Isekai tensei) about an ordinary high school guy’s big chance to become the one true great hero when one day he’s greeted by a princess from another world! Coming August 6!
- The Knight Cartoonist and her Orc Editor By Indo So and Takafumi Sato Reverse otherworld-incarnation hijinx about an orc reborn in this world as … a manga editor! And the knight who becomes a … manga artist! If you’re looking for a unique insider look into the manga industry, this is it (maybe)! Coming August 13!
Titles making their debut in print:
- Saint Young Men By Hikaru Nakamura One of the most-anticipated manga of all time, now available digitally, comes to print! On sale just in time for Christmas!
- Beyond the Clouds By Nicke The lush science-fiction fantasy taking Japan and Europe by storm! Coming 2020!
- Knight of the Ice By Yayoi Ogawa A figure-skating romantic comedy perfect for fans of shojo such as OTOMEN and Princess Jellyfish, from the creator of You’re My Pet! Coming 2020!
- Farewell, My Dear Cramer By Naoshi Arakawa The digital-first soccer manga from the creator of Your Lie in April comes to print! On sale in 2020!
- Rent-A-Girlfriend By Reiji Miyajima In Japan, the lonely have a new way out—online services that rent out dads, children, and, yes, even girlfriends! Coming 2020!
- Living-Room Matsunaga-san By Keiko Iwashita The bestselling digital-first boarding-house love story becomes available in print! Coming 2020!
- Perfect World By Rie Aruga The digital-first hit about the moving love story between a woman who reunites with her childhood crush, who now uses a wheelchair, will be available in print! Coming 2020!
- Sue and Tai-chan By Kanata Konami The adorable new odd-couple cat comedy from the creator of Chi’s Sweet Home and Chi’s Sweet Adventures! Coming 2020!
- Sweat and Soap By Kintetsu Yamada A startlingly fresh story about loving and leaving shame behind! Coming 2020!
- Something’s Wrong With Us By Natsumi Ando From the creator of Kitchen Princess and Arisa, this suspense story about a man and woman who are connected by the world of traditional Japanese sweets will have readers dying to know what happens next. Perfect for fans of shojo with an edge! Coming 2020!
- Yuzu the Pet Vet By Mingo Itou Ready your sweet tooth, it’s time to visit the Woof-Meow Animal Hospital! Your doctor today will be expert pet vet Yuzu-chan! Coming 2020!
- Saiyuki By Kazuya Minekura The original bishies are back, in 400-page hardcovers featuring new translations! Coming 2020!
- Chobits and Clover By CLAMP Two more masterworks from the manga supergroup come to our Kodansha Classics line! Details to come!