SATURDAY, November 20, 2021 — New York-based publisher Kodansha has announced during their Anime NYC panel that they will release 14 titles in Fall 2022 namely Wistoria: Wand and Sword (Manga), Go, Go, Loser Ranger! (Manga), Run Away With Me, Girl (Manga), Shonen Note: Boy Soprano (Manga), As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World (Manga), Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You (Manga), Avant-garde Yumeko (Manga), An Older Guy's VR First Love (Manga), The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Manga), In the Clear Moonlit Dusk (Manga), Shangri-La Frontier (Manga), I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince So I'll Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability (Manga), PTSD Radio (Manga), and NOiSE (Manga).
Wistoria: Wand and Sword (Manga) by Fujino Omori (Story), Toshi Aoi (Art)
Wistoria: Wand and Sword is a shounen manga series by Fujino Omori and Toshi Aoi. It debuted last year is currently running on Kodansha's Bessatsu Shounen Magazine.
A new, magical dungeon-adventure fantasy series from the author of Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?! To fulfill the promise he made to his childhood friend, Will Selfault enters Regarden Magic Academy with the goal of making it to the top of the magical world. There's just one problem—he doesn't know how to use magic! Will the seemingly ordinary sword in his hand be the key to unlock his true potential?
Go, Go, Loser Ranger! (Manga) by Negi Haruba (Story and Art)
Go, Go, Loser Ranger! is a superhero, shounen manga series by Negi Haruba. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine in February this year.
Attention Power Rangers fans! The heroes become the villains and the villains are…well, they're still the villains in this action-comedy from Negi Haruba, creator of The Quintessential Quintuplets. Follow one plucky villain as he plots to take down the oppressive Rangers and finally fulfill his dream of taking over the world!
Run Away With Me, Girl (Manga) by Battan (Story and Art)
Run Away With Me, Girl is a romance, slice-of-life josei, yuri manga that began its serialization in 2018 in Kodansha's Hatsu Kiss magazine. The series finished at its 16th chapter and is compiled in four volumes.
A wistful romance between two women about how, sometimes, you need to run away in order to find where you truly belong. Midori was Maki's first love and high school sweetheart—that is, until Midori broke up with Maki at graduation, saying they were now “too old” to be “fooling around” dating girls. Ten years later, will running away be the key to lead the two women back into each other's arms?
Shonen Note: Boy Soprano (Manga) by Yuhki Kamatani (Story and Art)
Shonen Note: Boy Soprano is a slice-of-life, seinen manga that started its serialization in November 2010. It ran in Kodansha's Morning Two magazine. The manga is already completed and is compiled in eight volumes.
A coming-of-age series equal parts moving and musical, from the creator of Our Dreams At Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare! Yutaka Aoi has a talent few boys have: He can sing soprano. But when Yukata's voice begins to change as he enters puberty, the journey ahead will be one of self-discovery and reflection for not only himself, but also for those around him.
As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World (Manga) by Jinei Mirai (Story), Natsumi Inoue (Art)
As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World is a manga adaptation of a web novel published by Jinei Mirai on Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2019. The manga, which began in 2020 and is illustrated by Natsumi Inoue, is currently ongoing in the Magazine pocket app.
One day when leaving work, Ars Louvent dies and is reborn as a weak aristocrat in another world. Using his “Appraisal” skill, which lets him see the stats of others, he recruits the best people to his side in order to turn his country's fortunes around. Based on a hit light novel with over 30 million online views in Japan!
Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You (Manga) by Taka Aki (Story and Art)
Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You started as a webcomic on Taka Aki's Twitter account in April 2019. Its serialization began in February last year in Gangan Joker magazine by Square Enix.
Sakura Miyazen and Shota Matsubayashi are two classmates that are polar opposites: Miyazen, the high-class pretty girl, and Matsubayashi, the scary-looking delinquent guy. Oblivious to each other's feelings, they actually want to get to know each other but can't seem to communicate properly! !
Avant-garde Yumeko (Manga) by Shuuzou Oshimi (Story and Art)
Avant-garde Yumeko is a completed comedy, ecchi, seinen manga by Shuuzou Oshimi that ran in Kodansha's Bessatsu Young Magazine. It only has one volume with seven chapters.
I just want to see it! High schooler Yumeko is your ordinary high school girl except she's obsessed with seeing the male body part in real life. Determined, Yumeko decides to join the art club at school.
An Older Guy's VR First Love (Manga) by Tomoko Boryoku (Story and Art)
An Older Guy's VR First Love is a manga by Tomoko Boryoku published in Ichijinsha's manga anthology, Zero-Sum Online. It has one volume and is already completed.
Naoki is an older guy, 40 years old to be exact, lives a mundane single life in the real world but enjoys venturing into the VR world as a female avatar. One day in the VR world he meets a young happy-go-lucky girl named Honami, whom he slowly becomes attracted to… But who is the real Honami and what will become of their relationship?
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Manga) by Norihito Sasaki (Art), Nana Mikoshiba (Story), Riko Korie (Character Design)
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World is a manga adapted from Nana Mikoshiba's web novel in Shousetsuka ni Narou, which began in 2019. The action, fantasy manga is currently ongoing in Kodansha's online manga app Magazine pocket.
In a riveting new isekai series, a seemingly ordinary guy named Ray White somehow gains admission to Arnold Academy of Magic, a school for elite magicians. Could he be connected to the Iceblade Sorcerer of legend?
In the Clear Moonlit Dusk (Manga) by Mika Yamamori (Story and Art)
In the Clear Moonlit Dusk is a romance shoujo manga by Mika Yamamori serialized in Dessert magazine. The ongoing series began in July last year.
Yoi Takiguchi has long legs, a deep voice, and a handsome face...in other words, Yoi is such a good-looking guy that most people don't notice or care that she is, in fact, a girl. Indeed, she's had the nickname "Prince" as long as she can remember. That is, until she met Ichimura-senpai...the only person who's really seemed to see her for herself. To her surprise, she's not sure how to handle this new relationship, especially when her newfound friend is a prince himself (and a guy prince, at that). The story of the two high school princes starts here!
Shangri-La Frontier (Manga) by Katarina (Story), Ryousuke Fuji (Art)
Shangri-La Frontier is a manga adaptation of the web novel series of the same name by Katarina. The serialization by Ryosuke Fuji currently has been running in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since July last year.
Second-year high school student Rakuro Hizutome is interested in one thing only: finding "shitty games" and beating the crap out of them. His gaming skills are second to none, and no game is too bad for him to enjoy. So when he's introduced to the new VR game Shangri-La Frontier, he does what he does best—min-maxes and skips the prologue to jump straight into the action. But can even an expert gamer like Rakuro discover all the secrets that Shangri-La Frontier hides...?
I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince So I'll Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability (Manga) by Kenkyo na Circle (Story), Yousuke Kokuzawa (Art), Meru (Character Design)
I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince So I'll Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability is a digital-only release that will be printed physically in Fall next year.
Prince Lloyd wasn't always a prince...in fact, his previous life is one he remembers perfectly: he was a sorcerer, of sorts. So when he was forced to reincarnate, he decided to continue his studies, prince of the realm or no! But his new life has its own sets of challenges...including being a 10-year-old! What's the 7th prince/sorcerer to do?!
PTSD Radio (Manga) by Masaaki Nakayama (Story and Art)
PTSD Radio is a horror, seinen manga that began its serialization in July 2010. Masaaki Nakayama's work is still ongoing on Kodansha's Comic Days magazine.
From giving a lock of hair as a token to a loved one to shaving one's head as an act of penitence, hair is a powerful symbol across the world. This is the thread that connects the chilling tales in this horror anthology that follows the victims of Ogushi-sama -- a sinister god that carries away the dead.
NOiSE (Manga) by Tsutomu Nihei (Story and Art)
NOiSE by Tsutomu Nihei was initially licensed by Tokyopop. Kodansha re-released it digitally and will soon have the print volume in Fall of next year.
Now back in print! Dark science-fiction set in the BLAME! universe. As detective Musubi Susono investigates a series of child kidnappings, her own partner is viciously murdered. But when the investigation takes a brutal turn, she is suddenly confronted by the killer—and his sadistic silicon creature …
Aside from these licenses, Kodansha announced that the following will have box set releases:
- Sweat and Soap
- Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro
The Omnibus editions of No. 6, Noragami, and Fire Force were also announced during the panel.
Other special releases include the following:
- Fully Compiled Edition for The Ghost in the Shell
- Complete Edition for the manga No Longer Human
- Hardcover version of Dissolving Classroom
- Paperback release of Katanagatari
Source: Kodansha via ANN