New Licenses from Kodansha

Kodansha just announced a large slate of new manga for 2015, including more Attack on Titan products—no, really!—as well as an interesting assortment of seinen, shojo, and shonen series. Here is a brief round-up of the eight titles that will be coming to a bookstore near you this year:


Kuroda Iou’s Appleseed Alpha. (Fall 2015)

Appleseed α (Masamune Shirow and Kuroda Iou): A prequel to Masamune Shirow’s sci-fi classic Appleseed, set in 22nd century New York City. Sexy Voice and Robo artist Kuroda Iou provides the illustrations. (Fall 2015)

Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition, Vol. 2 (Hajime Isayama): An oversized omnibus collecting volumes 6-10 of everyone’s favorite series. (September 2015)

Die Wergelder (Hiroaki Samura): A seinen title from Blade of the Immortal creator Hiroaki Samura, featuring three women who kick ass, take names, and really, really want their stuff back. (Fall 2015)

Fairy Girls! (Hiro Mashima and BOKU) Yet another Fairy Tail spin-off; this one chronicles the further adventures of Erza, Wendy, Lucy, and Juvia. (Fall 2015)

Kiss Him, Not Me! (Junko): A shojo comedy about a fujoshi who just wants her male classmates to make out with one another, dammit… (Fall 2015)

Livingstone (Jinsei Kataoka and Tomohiro Maekawa): A supernatural story featuring artwork by Deadman Wonderland manga-ka Jinsei Kataoka. Expect gorgeous illustrations and a lot of earnest discussion about the weight of human souls. (Fall 2015)

Maria the Virgin Witch Exhibition (Masayuki Ishikawa): A one-volume sequel to Maria the Virgin Witch. Both manga have been licensed by Kodansha; both manga feature a young witch who uses her magic to alter the course of the Hundred Years’ War. (August 2015)

The Science of Attack on Titan (Rikao Yanagita and Hajime Isayama): A generously illustrated text that answers all your burning questions about giant anatomy, intellect, and powers. Guaranteed to be 100% free of any actual science, or your money back. (June 2015)


Hiroaki Samura’s Die Wergelder (Fall 2015)


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