More new titles, Digital snags Tezuka backlist, plus a giant Attack on Titan omnibus!



Kodansha announced on Wednesday that it will be publishing Noragami: Stray God, which has been running in Monthly Shonen Magazine since 2011. Here’s the blurb:

Yato is a stray god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, not to mention worshipers! Hoping he’ll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams, Yato accepts all kinds of jobs. Of course, he can’t afford to be picky; from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies, no job is too small for Yato, the god-for-hire! An eccentric story with a charming cast of characters!

And another new title: Ema Toyama’s GDGD-Dogs, which they will retitle Manga Dogs. Here’s that blurb:

Kanna Tezuka is a serious 15-year-old manga artist, already being published as a pro. So when she finds out her high school is starting a manga drawing course, even she gets excited. But it’s a fiasco! The teacher is useless, and the only other students β€” three pretty-boy artist wannabes β€” quickly adopt Kanna as their (unwilling) sensei. But they all have ridiculous delusions about being an artist, and if Kanna can’t bring them back down to Earth, she’ll never get any work done!

And one more: Kodansha will publish an oversized omnibus edition of Attack on Titan.

Sean Gaffney has last week’s new license announcementsβ€”and those that were announced this week as well. Lissa Pattillo has some thoughts on the omnibus edition of Attack on Titan.

Digital Manga, Inc., announced last week that they will be digitally publishing all of Osamu Tezuka’s works that haven’t already been licensed in English, and I talked to DMI president Hikaru Sasahara about the details of the deal and how it will work going forward.

The digital manga distributor Amimaru announced a new title, which is already available on its iPad and Facebook apps: A Second Love is Full of Tears (Nidome no Koi wa Namida-iro), by Hazuki, which is complete in one volume.

Erica Friedman brings us up to date on all things yuri with the latest edition of Yuri News Network at Okazu.


Matthew Warner on vol. 12 of Arisa (The Fandom Post)
Chris Kirby on vol. 2 of Battle Angel Alita: The Last Order (omnibus edition) (The Fandom Post)
Sarah on vol. 16 of Black Butler (nagareboshi reviews)
Matthew Warner on vol. 1 of Bloody Cross (The Fandom Post)
Anna N on vols. 11 and 12 of Dawn of the Arcana (Manga Report)
Matthew Warner on vol. 1 of Dragon Ball Full Color Saiyan Arc (The Fandom Post)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Gangsta (I Reads You)
Erica Friedman on Himawari-san (Okazu)
Alice Vernon on vol. 1 of Doubt (Girls Like Comics)
Lori Henderson on vols. 7-9 of Jack Frost (Manga Xanadu)
Sarah on vol. 1 of Kamisama Kiss (nagareboshi reviews)
Johanna Draper Carlson on The Man of Tango (Comics Worth Reading)
Lori Henderson on vols. 5 and 6 of Missions of Love (Manga Xanadu)
Sarah on vol. 64 of Naruto (nagareboshi reviews)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vols. 1 and 2 of No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular (Comics Worth Reading)
Sarah on The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame (nagareboshi reviews)
Matthew Alexander on vol. 1 of Sherlock Bones (The Fandom Post)
Erica Friedman on Shuden Niwa Kaeshimasu (Okazu)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 18 of Soul Eater (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 15 of Tsubasa (Lesley’s Musings… on Manga)

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