Preview: Kodansha USA Summer & Fall 2020

Kodansha USA Publishing revealed details of their lineup of print Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL releases from June 2020 to January 2021, as distributed by Penguin Random House.

Codename: Sailor V Eternal Edition
By Naoko Takeuchi
ON SALE: 01/05/2021
Price: $27.99 USD / $36.99 CAN

Before Sailor Moon, there was Sailor V! Minako Aino is 13 years old when she meets a talking white cat named Artemis, who tells her something unbelievable: With a magic pen, she has the power to transform into the elegant, masked hero Sailor V. Experience Minako's adventures, before she became Sailor Venus, featuring a new, glittering cover, a fresh translation, and remastered interior art!

The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm 1 & 2
Story by Junichi Fujisaku
Art by Yuki Yoshimoto
Based on The Ghost in the Shell by Shirow Masamune
VOL. 1 ON SALE: 6/23/2020 & VOL. 2 ON SALE: 12/1/2020
Price: $12.99 USD / $16.99 CAN
Ages 16 and up.

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…

Mashima HERO'S 1
By Hiro Mashima
ON SALE: 11/03/2020
Price: $10.99 USD / $14.99 CAN
Ages 13 and up.

A delightful gift to every Hiro Mashima fan! Discover HERO'S, the ultimate crossover, the new manga that brings together wizards, warriors, and spacefarers from every corner of the Hiro Mashima universe, including characters from FAIRY TAIL, RAVE MASTER, and EDENS ZERO. This is Mashima's victory lap! Don't miss it!

Orient 1
By Shinobu Ohtaka
ON SALE: 01/05/2021
TR: 9781646511419
Price: $10.99 USD / $14.99 CAN
Ages 16 and up.

The new Shonen action manga from the creator of Magi is here! Musashi is a teenager living under demon rule. As children, he and his best friend made a promise: to become the greatest warriors in the world and overthrow the demons. But life intervenes, and five years later, he finds himself about to become a miner. Yet can Musashi truly be satisfied with a "normal" life?

Sachi's Monstrous Appetite 1
By Chomoran
ON SALE: 11/03/2020
Price: $12.99 USD / $16.99 CAN
Ages 16 and up.

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?

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie 1
By Keigo Maki
ON SALE: 11/03/2020
Price: $12.99 USD / $16.99 CAN
Ages 13 and up.

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!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest 1
By: Tae Tono
Created by: Fuse
Character designs by: Mitz Vah
ON SALE: 10/20/2020
Price: $12.99 USD / $16.99
Ages 16 and up.

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 Frey 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!

Those Not-So-Sweet Boys 1
By: Yoko Nogiri
ON SALE: 01/12/2021
Price: $10.99 USD / $14.99 CAN
Ages 13 and up.

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 lives of him and his friends are nothing like what she imagined. Don't miss Yoko Nogiri's newest shojo hit!

With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun 1
By: Hidekichi Matsumoto
ON SALE: 09/01/2020
Price: $12.95 USD / $17.50 CAN
All ages.

Are you a dog person? Or maybe a cat person? Or maybe both?? Based on author Hidekichi Matsumoto's real life experience, she shows us what it's like to live with both a dog AND a cat!

Pretty Boy Detective Club: The Dark Star that Shines for You Alone (Novel)
ON SALE: 9/29/2020
Price: $14.95 USD / $17.95 CAN
Ages 13 and up.

Rules of the Pretty Boy Detective Club:
  1. Be pretty.
  2. Be a boy.
  3. Be a detective.
Mayumi Dojima, a second-year student at the exclusive Yubiwa Academy middle school, has lost something - a star she glimpsed just once, ten long years ago. But help is on the way, in the form of the unofficial, secretive, and thoroughly mysterious Pretty Boy Detective Club! Rumored to solve problems within the school (most of which they themselves may well have created) for reasons aesthetic rather than financial, these five gorgeous boys sweep Mayumi into their world of excitement, danger, and overwhelming beauty. So begins the thrilling new mystery series from renowned author NISIOISIN!

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