With seven new manga acquisitions announced already, it has been pretty busy for Kodansha Comics this week, and today the manga publisher has revealed even more new series that fans can look forward to being available in North America later this year.
The first of the new titles revealed today is “Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai,” a stylized action manga series from Hiroyuki Takei, that follows Norachiyo, a ronin cat, traveling through medieval Japan. The first volume of the series is expected to be available this fall.
Fans can also look forward to the release of the two-volume supernatural seinen manga “Black Museum: The Ghost and the Lady” this fall. The manga is from Kazuhiro Fujita, and follows the tale of the supernatural Man in Gray, and the only person able to see him, Florence Nightingale. Volume one is expected to debut in the fall.
Kodansha Comics will also be joining in on the monster girl craze, with the release of the comedy series, “Interviews with Monster Girls,” from Petos. The series follows a young man that is obsessed with “demi-humans,” who learns much more about these monster girls than he could have ever expected, when he is hired as a teacher at a school for demi-girls. Volume one is also expected to be available in the fall.
“Fairy Tail” fans can also look forward to more magic-filled action, in the form of the single-volume spin-off, “Fairy Tail: Twin Dragons of Sabretooth,” from Kyouta Shibano and Hiro Mashima. The manga follows Sting and Rogue of the Sabretooth Guild, as an argument forces the duo to split, resulting in Sting being beaten and having his magic stolen when he attempts to take on the golems of Obstone Village on his own. “Fairy Tail: Twin Dragons of Sabretooth” is expected to be available in the fall, and Kodansha Comics currently publishes the main manga series and its other spin-offs, while Funimation publishes the anime series.
With the current popularity of the “Parasyte -The Maxim-“ anime series, published in North America by Sentai Filmworks, now is the ideal time for more of the series, and Kodansha Comics will be delivering it this fall, with “Neo Parasyte f.” The single-volume “Neo Parasyte f” is the first new manga in the “Parasyte” series in over twenty years, and this title offers an anthology of tales, taking place in the series’ universe. Some the tales in this anthology include work from well-known and newcomer shojo artists, such as Kaori Yuki (Angel Sanctuary), Ema Toyama (I Am Here!), and Asumiko Nakamura. Kodansha Comics also published Hitoshi Iwaaki’s original “Parasyte” manga series.
For those of you curious, the seven manga that Kodansha Comics announced earlier this week are “Attack on Titan: Lost Girls” from Hajime Isayama, Akane Shimizu’s “Cells at Work,” “The Prince in His Dark Days” from Hiko Yamanaka, “Welcome to the Ballroom” by Tomo Takeuchi,” “That Wolf-Boy is Mine” from Yoko Nogiri, “In/Spectre” from Kyo Shirodaira and Chasiba Katase, and Gido Amagakure’s “Sweetness and Lightning.” “Attack on Titan: Lost Girls” and “Sweetness and Lightning” are expected to be released in the summer, while the other five titles should be available in the fall.