Crunchyroll Manga Adds Grand Blue Dreaming, APOSIMZ, To Your Eternity Simulpubs
posted on by Alex Mateo
Crunchyroll and Kodansha Comics announced on Wednesday that Crunchyroll's manga service will begin simultaneous publication of the APOSIMZ, Farewell, My Dear Cramer, Our Precious Conversations, To Your Eternity, Toppu GP, Wave, Listen to Me, Drifting Dragons, and Grand Blue Dreaming manga. Crunchyroll will release new chapters of each manga worldwide (except Japan) as they launch in Japan.
Additionally, Crunchyroll revealed which catalog chapters of its current Kodansha simulpubs are still available to subscribers, and revealed that their territories will be expanded to worldwide outside of Japan. Crunchyroll announced last month that it will no longer offer the full back catalogs of Kodansha titles as part of its subscription service, except for Fairy Tail. The chapters that are available as of Thursday are:
- Ajin: 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 54.2, 54.3, 55, 55.5
- The Heroic Legend of Arslan: 47-55
- Attack on Titan: 95-100
- Fairy Tail: 1-257
- Fuuka: 146-187
- GTO - Paradise Lost: 44-95
- Space Brothers: 296-309
- The Seven Deadly Sins: 189-252
- Sweetness and Lightning: 45-50
- UQ HOLDER!: 129-144
Additional chapters will only be available for purchase as eBooks from the Crunchyroll Manga store.
Kodansha Comics describes APOSIMZ:
A land of endless icy expanses, ancient ruins that fill abysses that know no end, and the looming shadow of the Empire. In this danger-filled land of eternal winter, a journey of adventure and battle has already begun.
Tsutomu Nihei launched the manga under the title Ningyō no Kuni in Shonen Sirius in February 2017. Kodansha published the manga's second compiled book volume in Japan on February 9.
Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine describes Farewell, My Dear Cramer's "youthful story of girls soccer" as follows:
Sumire Suō is 15 years old. She has passion for soccer, but can't seem to grasp victory... After having a gloomy life as a middle school student, will a single moment as a high school student make her heart dance!?
Naoshi Arakawa (Your Lie in April) launched the manga in May 2016. Kodansha published the manga's fifth compiled book volume on February 16.
Kodansha describes Our Precious Conversations:
Nozomi Aizawa has has kept her feelings for her schoolmate Azuma-kun a secret for quite a while, but the time has come for her to finally confess. His response, though, is far from ordinary! Led in circles by his hilarious tangents, these two awkward teenagers find themselves growing ever closer while muddling through misunderstandings and off-topic rants. When the airheaded stalker Aizawa-san finally connects with the petulant know-it-all Azuma-kun, the result is a romantic comedy worth talking about!
Robico (My Little Monster) launched the series in Kodansha's Dessert magazine in August 2015, and Kodansha published the third compiled volume on November 13.
Kodansha Comics describes the To Your Eternity 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.
Yoshitoki Oima launched the manga in November 2016 in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine. Kodansha published the manga's sixth compiled book volume on February 16.
Kousuke Fujishima (Oh My Goddess) launched the Toppu GP manga in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine in Japan in May 2016. Kodansha published the manga's second compiled book volume on July 21.
The story follows Toppū Uno, a Japanese boy who is aiming for MotoGP, the "world's top motorcycle race." The manga features "obsessively accurate depictions" of mechanical equipment, motorcycles, and cars. The manga will also has the "full cooperation" of various Japanese motorcycle makers, motorcycle-wear companies, and various circuits in Japan.
Kodansha Comics describes the Wave, Listen to Me 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.
Hiroaki Samura launched the manga in July 2014. Kodansha published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on September 22.
Taku Kuwabara launched the Drifting Dragons (Kūtei Dragons) manga in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine in June 2016. Kodansha published the third compiled volume on November 7.
Kodansha describes the story:
The draking vessel Quin Zaza soars through the skies, hunting dragons that hide in the clouds. A single big catch means full coffers and all the meat they can eat, while failure means an empty wallet and an even emptier stomach. Join us as we log the crew's grand adventures, chasing dreams of the sky, dragons, and gourmet cooking!
Kodansha Comics describes the Grand Blue Dreaming manga's story:
After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!