News – New Acquisitions, Simpubs, & eBooks

The manga companies have been giving fans their holiday presents early this year!

Digital Manga News

Kodansha Comics

Many titles will be available digitally for libraries via OverDrive. That means series like Attack on Titan and Fairy Tail will be available for library patrons to borrow for free. More info here.

Viz Media Digital Licenses

Man of Many Faces (20 Mensou ni Onegai!) – CLAMP

NOTE: Crown of Thorns by KAMIO Yoko is set for next week after a one month delay.

Yen Press Simupubs

Baccano! – NARITA Ryohgo & FUJIMOTO Shinta
Memoir of Vanitas (Vanitas no Carte) – MOCHIZUKI Jun

Manga Licenses

Seven Seas

Holy Corpse Rising (Seigai no Majo) – TANAKA Hosana
Lord Marksman and Vanadis (Madan no Ou to Vanadis) – KAWAGUCHI Tsukasa & YANAI Nobuhiko
Love in Hell: Death Life (Jigokuren – Death Life) – SUZUMARU Reiji
My Girlfriend is a T-Rex (T-Rex na Kanojo) – Sanzo
My Pathetic Vampire Life (Hi no Ataranai Koide-kun) – ISHIKAWA Rose
The Seven Princes of the Thousand Year Labyrinth (Sennen Meikyuu no Nana Ouji) – AIKAWA Yu & ATORI Haruno

Yen Press

The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) [light novel] – MIYAZUKI Yuu & okiura
The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) [manga] – MIYAZUKI Yuu & Ningen
Fruits Basket (Collector’s Edition) – TAKAYA Natsuki
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darou ka? Gaiden – Sword Oratoria) – OMORI Fujino, HAIMURA Kiyotaka, & YASUDA Suzuhito
Liselotte & Witch’s Forest – TAKAYA Natsuki
Re:Zero (Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) [light novel] – NAGATSUKI Tappei & OTSUKA Shintaro
Re:Zero (Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) [manga] – NAGATSUKI Tappei & MATSUE Daichi
Twinkle Stars – TAKAYA Natsuki

For those of you wondering…

NO, I am not rebuying Fruits Basket. But I will take credit for causing it to be licensed. I was also thinking about rereading Man of Many Faces recently, so I’ll take credit for that one as well. (Okay, not really, but I feel like it.)

For me, the most exciting news is Kodansha Comics titles on OverDrive. My library has a nice selection of manga, but to be able to download and return books without having to worry about whether my local branch carries it and driving to return it is big news for me. First title I’m checking out is Fairy Tail.

Anyways, what recent news has made you excited?

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  1. insightblue

    Seriously…can you talk about a few other series for me? I’ve got some I’d like in English lol.

    1. krystallina

      I’ll do my best! What’s at the top of your list?

      1. insightblue

        I’d say…The World Is Still Beautiful, Chihayafuru, and Blue Spring Ride. That last one is a possibility, but those first two would be hard I think!

        1. krystallina

          Good choices. I can see Yen Press picking up World is Still Beautiful if Viz is not interested. I think Viz will eventually break down and get Blue Spring Ride just like Yona. Chihayafuru…that’s going to be a hard one.

  2. The Otaku Judge

    My Girlfriend is a T-Rex sounds weird.

    1. krystallina

      Haven’t read it myself, but it’s one of those series where the title says it all.


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