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Kodansha Comics Announces 5 New Digital First Manga Licenses for May

posted on by Karen Ressler

Kodansha Comics announced five manga titles that it will debut digitally in English this May. The company will release one digital-first title every week for the month.

Title: Beware the Kamiki Brothers! (Kamiki Kyōdai Okotowari)
Author: Yuji Onda
Debuts on May 1
Story summary:
"High-school freshman Iroha's life is about to change. Her mother just got remarried, and they're both moving in with her new partner and his sons. The elder son is really hot, but he's far from normal … and together with his cute younger brother, she's now stuck with them both morning, noon, and night! The mean elder brother and Iroha just can't see eye to eye, and as the distance between all three of them decreases, cohabitation has never been so heart-poundingly exciting!"

Title: Heaven's Design Team (Tenchi Sōzō Design-bu)
Story: Hebi-Zou and Tsuta Suzuki / Art: Tarako
Debuts on May 8
Story summary:
"In Heaven's Animal Design Department, designers create a variety of new animals daily while contending with the unreasonable requests of their client: God. Funny, interesting, and full of useful information, this series answers questions such as, “Why can't unicorns exist?”, “What makes an animal taste delicious?”, “What's the most powerful creature in the ocean?”, and, “Bird versus snake: who would win?” You won't believe it's a manga series when you read up on the featured animals in the included encyclopedia entries. Heaven's Design Team will make your next trip to the zoo or aquarium 100 times more fun!"

Title: The Wizard and His Fairy (Kirikagohime to Mahōtsukai)
Author: Chisato Nesumi
Debuts on May 15
Story summary:
"Deep in the forest, in a tower shrouded in mist, there lives a reclusive wizard by the name of Nebelhaut. When he happens across a beautiful fairy who's being held captive and made a public spectacle, he knows he has to take her with him. He names the creature Sti and orders her to call him his master, but her heart remains closed to him. But as time goes on, she sees a different side of him—a side that's both caring and awkward. The distance between the eccentric wizard and strong-willed fairy grows shorter day by day!"

Title: Can You Just Die, My Darling? (Konya wa Tsuki ga Kirei desu ga, Toriaezu Shine
Story: Majuro Kaname / Art: Sōsō Sakakibara
Debuts on May 22
Story summary:
"The hit dark manga thriller of murder, love, and delusion."

Title: A Kiss, For Real (Sekirara ni Kiss)
Author: Fumie Akuta
Debuts on May 29
Story summary:
A "sweet, but sadistic, high-school romance manga about a mask-wearing girl and a free-spirited boy."

Kodansha Comics posted the first chapters of Beware the Kamiki Brothers! and The Wizard and His Fairy in English. The English covers for these titles and Heaven's Design Team are pictured above, while the Japanese covers are pictured for Can You Just Die, My Darling? and A Kiss, For Real.

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