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Kodansha USA Adds Vinland Saga, Sankarea, No. 6, Tokyo Mew Mew A la Mode

posted on by Egan Loo
Also: Sailor Moon artbook, monthly Fairy Tail volumes, Air Gear Omnibus

North American manga publisher Kodansha Comics announced at its New York Comic Con panel on Saturday that it licensed the following titles:

Sankarea: Undying Love
By Mitsuru Hattori
June 2013
Publisher's description: Since he was little, Furuya has felt an unusual emotional connection to zombie movies. It's not that he feels bad for the survivors – instead he fantasizes about comforting the poor undead girls they slaughter! When his beloved pet passes away, he decides to brew up a resurrection potion in secret. But he's discovered by popular girl and local heiress Sanka Rea, whose life isn't as perfect as it seems… and Furuya suggests that she could serve as a test subject!

No. 6
By Atsuko Asano and Hinoki Kino
June 2013
Publisher's description: For Shion, an elite student in the technologically sophisticated city No. 6, life is carefully choreographed. There's school, study, and the occasional visit with his friend and classmate Safu. One fateful day, however, he takes a misstep, sheltering an injured boy his age from a typhoon. Known only as Rat, this boy is a VC – a fugitive living outside the computerized tapestry of city control – and helping him will throw Shion's life into chaos and start him down a path to discovering the appalling secrets behind the superficial perfection of No. 6.

Vinland Saga
By Makoto Yukimura
October 2013
Publisher's description: Thorfinn is son to one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, but when his father is killed in battle by the mercenary leader Askeladd, he swears to have his revenge. Thorfinn joins Askeladd's band in order to challenge him to a duel, and ends up caught in the middle of a war for the crown of England. From the creator of the classic Planetes manga comes this epic, highly-anticipated tale.

Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode
By Mia Ikumi
November 2013
(Formerly published by Tokyopop)
Publisher's description: With Mew Ichigo Momomiya studying abroad in London with Masaya, the remaining four girls from Cafe Mew Mew are one too few. Luckily, a new Mew is about to emerge. Little does she know she's about to become the first Mew Mew with TWO sets of animal genes in her blood. Half cat, half rabbit, she's joining the Mew Mew team just in time. A new gang calling itself the Crusaders has appeared, and its leader just happens to love wild game like rabbit – well done and served for dinner! 

Kodansha Comics also announced that it will release The Sailor Moon Art Book worldwide next year, one new print volume and two digital volumes of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail every month starting with volume 24 next March, and an omnibus edition of Air Gear starting in May.

The Sailor Moon Art Book will be a new publication with selections of artwork from the five Japanese art books from creator Naoko Takeuchi. It will also have previously unpublished art pieces as well. The trade paperback book will ship in the same trim size and page count for seven countries, include the United States and Japan.

Update: More information added.

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