PREVIEWS: AUG20

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KODANSHA COMICS

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA MARS CHRONICLE GN #7

(W) Yukito Kishiro (A) Yukito Kishiro (CA) Yukito Kishiro

For centuries, war has raged on the dusty, red surface of Mars. This apocalyptic crucible will produce the solar system's most fearsome warrior, Alita. But for now that warrior is just a little girl named Yoko. The future and past of the battle angel fan out across the reaches of space in the final chapter of one of the greatest sci-fi epics of all time!

$10.99 €10.44

BLUE PERIOD GN #1

(W) Tsubasa Yamaguchi (A) Tsubasa Yamaguchi (CA) Tsubasa Yamaguchi

Winner of the 2020 Manga Taisho Grand Prize! A manga about the struggles and rewards of a life dedicated to art. The studious Yatora leaves a dry life of study and good manners behind for a new passion: painting. But untethering yourself from all your past expectations is dangerous as well as thrilling...     Yatora is the perfect high school student, with good grades and lots of friends. It's an effortless performance, and, ultimately...a dull one. But 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 and unforgiving art can be!

$12.99 €12.34

BOARDING SCHOOL JULIET GN #14

(W) Yousuke Kaneda (A) Yousuke Kaneda (CA) Yousuke Kaneda

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?!

$10.99 €10.44

CELLS AT WORK CODE BLACK GN #6

(W) Shigemitsu Harada (A) Issei Hatsuyoshiya (CA) Issei Hatsuyoshiya

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!     The manga and anime Cells at Work! showed you what happens when a young, healthy body gets in trouble... but what if the body wasn't so young, and was never very healthy? This new take stars a fresh-faced Red Blood Cell and his friend, the buxom White Blood Cell, as they struggle to keep themselves and their world together through alcoholism, smoking, erectile dysfunction, athlete's foot, gout... it's literal body horror! Whoever this guy is, he's lucky his cells can't go on strike!

$12.99 €12.34

FAIRY TAIL BOX SET #4

(W) Hiro Mashima (A) Atsuo Ueda (CA) Atsuo Ueda

Your instant Fairy Tail manga collection! Stylish box includes Vol. 34-43 -- ten volumes! -- of the magical shonen adventure that became an anime megahit, plus an exclusive bonus sticker sheet.     Lucy is a young, rebellious celestial wizard with a dream: to join Fairy Tail, the world's most rambunctious and powerful magical guild! When she happens to meet one of Fairy Tail's top wizards, he turns out to be not quite what she expected: a slob traveling with a flying cat. But the promise of adventure is real, and together they escape from pirates and a devious magician! Their next task: to steal a book from the evil wizard-killing Duke Everlue, and outsmart his death trap. Eccentric new friends join along the way in this lushly-drawn modern classic! Fairy Tail was one of the top manga series of the last 10+ years, with millions of dollars in net sales These box sets will collect the entire Fairy Tail series in six sets: three including 11 volumes, three including 10 volumes. Priced to keep them accessible to brick-and-mortar accounts. Each set will include a bonus sticker sheet! Ages 13 and up. "[With] crisp, clean, fast-moving art... Fairy Tail is easily one of my favorite new series of the year." -Comic Book Resources "With dazzling visuals and perfectly timed fights of ever greater intensity, this is as good as action-adventure gets." -Anime News Network

$120.89 €114.85

FIRE FORCE GN #20

(W) Atsushi Ohkubo (A) Atsushi Ohkubo (CA) Atsushi Ohkubo

Now a hit anime! The new action fantasy set in a steampunk Tokyo from the creator of the smash hit Soul Eater!     The city of Tokyo is in the grip of a reign of terror! Possessed by demons, people have begun to burst into flame, leading to the establishment of a special firefighting team: the Fire Force, ready to roll on a moment's notice to fight spontaneous combustion anywhere it might break out. But the team is about to get a very unique addition: Shinra, a boy who possesses the unique power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous "devil's footprints" (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can the Fire Force discover the source of this strange phenomenon and put a stop to it? Or will the city burn to ashes first?

$10.99 €10.44

GRANBLUE FANTASY GN #6

(W) Cygames (A) Cocho

The manga based on the acclaimed RPG, from the designers of gaming classics Final Fantasy V/VI/IX. Don't wait for Granblue Fantasy: Relink to return to the world of Granblue! Ever since his father ran off in search of the mystical island in the sky, Estalucia, Gran has lived alone. Until one day, a girl named Lyria makes a daring escape from the army, ending in an airship falling off a cliff, and squashing Gran! When he comes to, he's back in one piece, but he's forced to join Lyria on the run. The entire world seems to be after the mysterious powers she used to revive him!

$12.99 €12.34

GRANBLUE FANTASY GN #7

(W) Cygames (A) Cocho (CA) Cocho

The manga based on the acclaimed RPG, from the designers of gaming classics Final Fantasy V/VI/IX. Don't wait for Granblue Fantasy: Relink to return to the world of Granblue!     Ever since his father ran off in search of the mystical island in the sky, Estalucia, Gran has lived alone. Until one day, a girl named Lyria makes a daring escape from the army, ending in an airship falling off a cliff, and squashing Gran! When he comes to, he's back in one piece, but he's forced to join Lyria on the run. The entire world seems to be after the mysterious powers she used to revive him! Anime adaptations are streaming on Amazon Prime and Hulu, with new episodes premiering Fall 2019! Granblue Fantasy was released in 2014 for iOS and Android. Since then, it has become a critical darling, particularly among old-school JRPG fans. Fans love the Granblue Fantasy franchise for its beautiful visual designs by Final Fantasy artist Hideo Minaba, sophisticated story, and soundtrack by legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu. The Granblue Fantasy manga will give fans the additional storytelling they crave in between game releases. The fully-featured console fighting game Granblue Fantasy: Versus will continue the franchise on Playstation 4 later this year, followed by Granblue Fantasy: Relink, also for PS4.

$12.99 €12.34

GRAND BLUE DREAMING GN #12

(W) Kenji Inoue (A) Kimitake Yoshioka (CA) Kimitake Yoshioka

The hit comedy manga comes to print by popular demand! Swimsuits! Ramen! Dumb jokes! Beer! Uncomfortable nudity!     A boy heads off to college in a seaside town, and stumbles into the Grand Blue Dive Shop - a place full of beautiful female divers, noodle-obsessed jocks, and various other lovable bastards. A tale of coming of age surrounded by beer, bums, and the Grand Blue!

$12.99 €12.34

HEROIC LEGEND OF ARSLAN GN #13

(W) Yoshiki Tanaka (A) Hiromu Arakawa (CA) Hiromu Arakawa

The epic of palace intrigue and battlefield glory, from the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, that became a hit anime franchise!     Arslan is the teenaged prince of the ancient kingdom of Pars who doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a great ruler like his father, Andragoras III. A fateful encounter with a slave from the neighboring country of Lusitania leads Arslan to question the world outside of the royal capital's walls but before he can indulge his curiosity, war breaks out. Arslan is rushed off to his first war, only to see his kingdom crumble in front of his eyes. This series of events leads the young Arslan on a journey to reclaim his lost kingdom. Illustrated by the award-winning Hiromu Arakawa, the artist behind the popular title, Fullmetal Alchemist. A popular series that spawned a new TV anime, thirteen-volume manga, two animated films, a series of OVAs, and a video game in Japan! Featured in the same magazine that produced the smash-hit, Attack on Titan. An illustrated version of the retelling of the Persian epic of Amir Arsalan written by famed Japanese novelist Dr. Yoshiki Tanaka. Ages 13 and up. "I'm riveted when I read the manga volumes. I think this is a real testament to Arakawa's abilities as a storyteller." --blogcritics "I recommend the SERIES to manga and fantasy lovers alike." --Teen Ink "Fullmetal Alchemist is a great manga series. It has an excellent story, characters that make you care about them, stunning artwork and it will entertain you from start to finish. This is a must-buy series." --BubbleWS

$10.99 €10.44

HITORIJIME MY HERO GN #9

(W) Memeko Arii (A) Memeko Arii (CA) Memeko Arii

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.

$12.99 €12.34

IM STANDING ON MILLION LIVES GN #8

(W) Naoki Yamakawa (A) Akinari Nao (CA) Akinari Nao

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!     Yusuke Yotsuya doesn't care about getting into high school--he just wants to get back home to his game and away from other people. But when he suddenly finds himself in a real-life fantasy game alongside his two gorgeous classmates, he discovers a new world of possibility and excitement. Despite a rough start, Yusuke and his friend fight to level up and clear the challenges set before them by a mysterious figure from the future, but before long, they find that they're not just battling for their own lives, but for the lives of millions...

$10.99 €10.44

KNIGHT OF ICE GN #3

(W) Yayoi Ogawa (A) Yayoi Ogawa

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!

$12.99 €12.34

KNIGHT OF ICE GN #4

(W) Yayoi Ogawa (A) Yayoi Ogawa (CA) Yayoi Ogawa

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!

$12.99 €12.34

LIFE LESSONS WITH URAMICHI ONIISAN GN #1

(W) Gaku Kuze (A) Gaku Kuze (CA) Gaku Kuze

How did the cynical Uramichi end up hosting a TV show for small children? And how long is the studio going to let him keep teaching the kids the sorrow and exhaustion of life instead of, say, the ABCs? This dark comedy manga started as a webcomic and became a bestseller across Japan -- with an anime coming soon! Uramichi is a 31-year old children's TV host who leads physical exercises and teaches life lessons colored by one main theme: adulthood sucks. Alongside mascots played by a couple of bushy-tailed millennials, and a singing duo whose music embodies the notion of being kicked while you're down, Uramichi wades through the misery of working life, one sardonic comment at a time...

$17.99 €17.09

LIVING ROOM MATSUNAGA SAN GN #4

(W) Keiko Iwashita (A) Keiko Iwashita

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.

$12.99 €12.34

LIVING ROOM MATSUNAGA SAN GN #5

(W) Keiko Iwashita (A) Keiko Iwashita (CA) Keiko Iwashita

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.

$12.99 €12.34

MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH 25TH ANN BOX SET #2

(W) Clamp (A) Clamp (CA) Clamp

This limited-edition hardcover box set contains the second and final arc of CLAMP's masterwork Magic Knight Rayearth, with a new translation, new designs, and a color art book, all at a super-large size with gold foil. The centerpiece of any CLAMP collection, or a great introduction to a classic girl-power adventure perfect for fans of Sailor Moon and She-Ra!     The tale of three Tokyo teenagers who cross through a magical portal and become the champions of another world is a modern manga classic. This box set includes three volumes of manga covering the entire series of Magic Knight Rayearth Part Two, plus the series's super-rare full-color art book companion, all printed at a larger size than ever before, on premium paper featuring a newly-revised translation and lettering, and exquisite foil-stamped covers. A strictly limited edition, this will be gone in a flash!

$129.99 €123.49

MAGUS OF LIBRARY GN #4

(W) Mitsu Izumi (A) Mitsu Izumi (CA) Mitsu Izumi

A story about a poor boy swept away by a kind library mage and the (literal) magic of reading, Magus of the Library is a beautifully-drawn, spirited fantasy adventure, like a Fullmetal Alchemist for all ages! Ages 13 and up.     In a lushly-detailed fantasy world reminiscent of Arabian Nights, the Great Library is the center of learning in the world, and its librarians are capable of magnificent feats of magic! In a small village far from the Library, a poor little elf boy struggles against bullies who call him "knife-ears." His only solace: the books he sneaks out of the village's tiny branch library, which he's not allowed in. When a librarian from the Great Library arrives, he's dazzled by her knowledge and glamor. Their meeting will change his life and begin the adventure he's always dreamed of having!

$12.99 €12.34

PERFECT WORLD GN #3

(W) Rie Aruga (A) Rie Aruga

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 Voice and Your Lie in April -don't miss this! An office party reunites Tsugumi with her high school crush Itsuki. He's realized his dream of becoming an architect, but along the way, he experienced a spinal injury that put him in a wheelchair. Now Tsumugi's rekindled feelings will butt up against prejudices she never considered-and Itsuki will have to decide if he's ready to let someone into his heart...Yet they may soon discover that, without each other, the world feels imperfect.

$12.99 €12.34

PERFECT WORLD GN #4

(W) Rie Aruga (A) Rie Aruga (CA) Rie Aruga

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 Voice and Your Lie in April -- don't miss this!     An office party reunites Tsugumi with her high school crush Itsuki. He's realized his dream of becoming an architect, but along the way, he experienced a spinal injury that put him in a wheelchair. Now Tsumugi's rekindled feelings will butt up against prejudices she never considered -- and Itsuki will have to decide if he's ready to let someone into his heart... Yet they may soon discover that, without each other, the world feels imperfect.

$12.99 €12.34

QUINTESSENTIAL QUINTUPLETS GN #11

(W) Negi Haruba (A) Negi Haruba (CA) Negi Haruba

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!     Futaro Uesugi is a second-year in high school, scraping to get by and pay off his family's debt. The only thing he can do is study, so when Futaro receives a part-time job offer to tutor the five daughters of a wealthy businessman, he can't pass it up. Little does he know, these five beautiful sisters are quintuplets, but the only thing they have in common...is that they're all terrible at studying! At this rate, the sisters can't graduate, and Futaro must think of a plan that suits each of them--which feels hopeless when five-out-of-five of these girls think he's a loser!

$10.99 €10.44

RENT A GIRLFRIEND GN #3

(W) Reiji Miyajima (A) Reiji Miyajima (CA) Reiji Miyajima

Anime coming July 2020! 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...     In today's Japan, "rental" services can deliver an afternoon with a "friend," a "parent," even a fake girlfriend! After a staggering betrayal by his girlfriend, hapless freshman Kazuya gets just desperate enough to give it a try. But he quickly discovers how complicated it can be to "rent" an emotional connection, and his new "girlfriend," who's trying to keep her side hustle secret, will panic when she finds out her real life and Kazuya's are intertwined in surprising ways! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, too... It's sweet but na ve boy meets cute but ruthless girl in this 21st-century manga rom-com!

$12.99 €12.34

SAILOR MOON ETERNAL ED #10

(W) Naoko Takeuchi (A) Naoko Takeuchi (CA) Naoko Takeuchi

FINAL VOLUME! The guardians in sailor suits return in this definitive edition of the greatest magical girl manga of all time! Features all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi, a glittering holographic coating, an extra-large size, premium paper, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation! Ages 13 and up.     Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she's never gotten good grades, and, well, she's a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! Experience the Sailor Moon manga as never before in these extra-long editions (about 300 pages each).

$27.99 €26.59

SAIYUKI ORIGINAL SERIES RESURRECTED HC GN #3

(W) Kazuya Minekura (A) Kazuya Minekura (CA) Kazuya Minekura

The boys are back, in 400-page hardcovers that are as pretty and badass as they are! This hit adventure -- which blends mythology from around the world into a classic adventure story -- has been out of print for years, and this collector's edition is a fitting celebration of its return!     Genjyo Sanzo is a Buddhist priest in the city of Shangri-La, which is being ravaged by yokai spirits that have fallen out of balance with the natural order. His superiors send him on a journey far to the west to discover why this is happening and how to stop it. His companions are three yokai with human souls. But this is no day trip -- the four will encounter many discoveries and horrors on the way, and on the road, Sanzo will wonder... can he really trust his supernatural companions? This is the original "bishonen" (pretty boys) action manga, and though it's not yaoi its fandom helped launch the yaoi craze. Old fans will be thrilled it's returning, and new fans will finally have a chance to experience the series. A loose adaptation of the Chinese classic Journey to the West (like the Dragon Ball saga) Hardcover 2-in-1 volumes will include new translation and lettering as well as exclusive bonus content. The edition will come to five volumes total. Ages 16 and up. "An edgy comic look at an ancient Chinese tale." -YALSA "Possibly the most gonzo version of the circa 1600 Chinese classic Journey to the West I have yet encountered, the pilgrim monk and his supernatural helpers are here re-envisioned as a sort of bishonen boy band on the Worst. Roadtrip. Ever. ... the dragon prince that turns into a white horse [in the original] here turns into a jeep."

$22.99 €21.84