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Kodansha USA Licenses Yoshitoki Ōima's To Your Eternity Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Kodansha Comics announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Yoshitoki Ōima's To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e), Hiroaki Samura's Wave, Listen to Me! (Nami yo Kiite Kure), and Yoshinobu Yamada's Deathtopia manga. Kodansha Comics is previewing the first chapter of all three manga on its website.

To Your Eternity will be available digitally on Comixology and Kindle on January 24 with the first 10 chapters, the same day that the manga's 10th chapter debuts in Japan. Kodansha Comics will the simultaneously publish the manga's new chapters with the Japanese release every week thereafter. Kodansha Comics describes the manga:

From the creator of the critically acclaimed A Silent Voice, Yoshitoki Oima's newest manga series is a compelling spiritual fantasy, the tale of an abandoned native boy journeying alone in the frozen north with only a mysterious wolf for a companion.

Ōima began her A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) manga as a one-shot in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2011, and then turned the story into a full series in the main Shonen Magazine in August 2013. Kodansha published the manga's final chapter in November 2014. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in print in North America, and it released the seventh and final volume last May. Crunchyroll released the series in English simultaneously as Kodansha published new chapters in Japan.

Kyoto Animation adapted the manga into an anime film directed by Naoko Yamada (Tamako Market, Tamako Love Story, K-ON's two anime seasons and anime film). The film debuted in September.

Wave, Listen to Me! will be available digitally starting on January 24. Kodansha Comics describes the manga:

The stage is Sapporo, Hokkaido. One night, our heroine, Minare Koda, spills her heartbroken woes to a radio station worker she meets while out drinking one night. The next day, she hears a recording of her pitiful grumbling being played live over the air. Minare storms into the station in a rage, only to then be duped by the station director into doing an impromptu talk show explaining her harsh dialogue. With just one recording, the many eccentric facets of Minare's life begin to pull every which direction as she falls ever deeper into the world of radio.

Samura launched the manga in July 2014. Kodansha published the manga's third compiled book volume in November.

Samura ended his historical Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no Jūnin) manga in 2012 after 19 years of serialization. Dark Horse Comics published the Blade of the Immortal manga in North America, and is rereleasing it in omnibus form. The first omnibus volume shipped last month. The manga inspired a television anime in 2008, and Media Blasters released it in English. The manga is inspiring a live-action film, which opens in Japan on April 29.

Deathtopia will be available digitally on January 24. Kodansha Comics describes the manga:

Koh Fujimura's world is turned upside down when he's involved in a car accident that leaves his eyes seriously injured. He regains his eyesight after surgery, but also seems to have gained an ability to sense strange apparitions around him … Meanwhile, a serial killer with a disturbing fondness for eyeballs is on the loose in Tokyo, with a band of intriguing beauties in hot pursuit!

Yamada launched the manga in April 2014, and ended it in November. Kodansha published the manga's eighth and final compiled book volume in December.

Yamada ended his Cage of Eden manga in January 2013. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in North America, and published the manga's 20th compiled book volume in November 2015.


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