Kodansha Comics announced several new manga titles and new manga license acquisitions during their panel at this year’s Anime Expo! Below, you can find the titles that they have announced

The Great Cleric

Synopsis: 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.


Release: July 23

The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

Synopsis:  Gut-busting 4-panel gag comix based on the smash-hit isekai saga about that guy who got reincarnated as a slime!

Release: July 30


Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated!

Synopsis: 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!

Release: August 6

The Knight Cartoonist and her Orc Editor

Synopsis: 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)!

Release: August 13


Saint Young Men

Synopsis: One of the most-anticipated manga of all time, now available digitally, comes to print!

Release: Holidays 2019

Beyond the Clouds – La Fillette tombée du ciel


Synopsis: In the Yellow City, the factories spit their smoke day and night, hiding the sky and its stars. Theo never saw the stars, nor passed the gates of the city. As a child, he dreamed of going on an adventure, in pursuit of the fantastic creatures of his favorite books, but reality caught up with him. His work at the Chikuwa repair shop becomes his daily life. His routine is turned upside down the day a girl like no other falls on him: it is a winged human, a species belonging yet to the world of legends! Unconscious after falling from the sky, she lost one of her wings, as well as her memory … Theo will do everything to unravel the mystery of this survivor of heaven!

Release: 2020

Knights of the Ice

Synopsis: A figure-skating romantic comedy perfect for fans of shojo such as OTOMEN and Princess Jellyfish, from the creator of You’re My Pet!

Release: 2020


Synopsis: 20-year-old college student Kinoshita Kazuya is feeling gloomy after his girlfriend dumped him for another guy. Tired of feeling alone, he decides to use the app “Diamond” to get himself a rental girlfriend. When he meets Mizuhara Chizuru, he thinks he’s finally found the girl of his dreams! But is it really possible for things to get intimate between them when Chizuru is just a borrowed girlfriend?

Release: 2020

Farewell, My Dear Cramer

Synopsis: The digital-first soccer manga from the creator of Your Lie in April comes to print

Release: 2020

Sue and Tai-chan


Synopsis: Tai-chan, a naughty black tomcat, comes to live in the same house as Sue, an elderly female cat. When you let Tai-chan loose there’s no telling what he might get up to which causes Sue quite a lot of worry. What’s going to happen to her previously peaceful days…

Release: 2020

Living-Room Matsunaga-san

Synopsis:  The bestselling digital-first boarding-house love story becomes available in print!

Release: 2020

Perfect World


Synopsis: 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!

Release: 2020

Sweat and Soap

Synopsis: Yaeshima Maasako is an office lady who has a complex about her excessive sweating and works at Lilia Drop, a company that manufactures makeup and bath products that are tremendously popular with women. While sparing no expenses with deodorant in her daily routine, one day Natori Koutarou of the commodity development department tells her, “Your body odor is wonderful! To develop new soap, I’ll be coming to smell you everyday from now on!” Even so, she was not so opposed to the idea of being smelled…

Release: 2020

Something’s Wrong With Us

Synopsis: 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!


Release: 2020

Yuzu the Pet Vet

Synopsis: When young Yuzu’s mother is hospitalized, she has to move in with her uncle, who runs an animal clinic. Yuzu’s always been scared of animals, but an encounter with a boy and his dog turns fear into a desire to learn, and before she knows it, a whole new world has opened up. Perfect for aspiring pet vets of all ages!

Release: 2020



Synopsis: Having been assigned by the human elders the mission of stopping a mystical plague that has afflicted the Youkai with madness, Genjyo Sanzo assembles his team of Youkai warriors, desperately hoping that the disease will not affect them. He sets up qualifying tests that will help him determine the loyalty and worth of Cho Hakkai, Son Goku and Sha Gojyo. The team then journeys west to rid the land of madness.

Release: N/A


Synopsis: When computers start to look like humans, can love remain the same?

Hideki Motosuwa is a young country boy who is studying hard to get into college. Coming from a poor background, he can barely afford the expenses, let alone the newest fad: Persocoms, personal computers that look exactly like human beings. One evening while walking home, he finds an abandoned Persocom. After taking her home and managing to activate her, she seems to be defective, as she can only say one word, “Chii,” which eventually becomes her name. Unlike other Persocoms, however, Chii cannot download information onto her hard drive, so Hideki decides to teach her about the world the old-fashioned way, while studying for his college entrance exams at the same time.

Along with his friends, Hideki tries to unravel the mystery of Chii, who may be a “Chobit,” an urban legend about special units that have real human emotions and thoughts, and love toward their owner. But can romance flourish between a Persocom and a human?

Release: Spring 2020

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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.