Kodansha Comics Adds Forest of Piano, Are You Lost?, Kira-kun Today, Tokyo Revengers, Mikami-sensei's Way of Love Manga Digitally
posted on by Karen Ressler
Kodansha Comics announced on Thursday that it will release six new digital-first manga in English in October. The manga are as follows:
Title: Are You Lost? (Sōnan desu ka?)
Authors: Kentarō Okamoto and Riri Sagara
Debuts on October 2
Story Summary: Because of a plane crash … starting today, we're spending the springtime of our lives on a desert island!! There's nothing here, so we have to make everything!! And eat everything!! (Ugh!) Check out our high-school-girl survival story of courage and knowledge. We're actually doing pretty well! Volume 1 includes: how to eat cicadas, how to build traps, a simple allergy test, how to eat hermit crabs, etc.
Title: Forest of Piano
Author: Makoto Isshiki
Debuts on October 2
Story Summary: This is a story about a piano, pitifully abandoned in the woods, and a young boy, Kai, who grew up playing it as his favorite toy. While Kai cannot even read sheet music, one day, he meets Shuhei Amamiya, an aspiring child pianist who transfers schools from Tokyo, and their music teacher, Sosuke Ajino. Ajino was also once a gifted pianist, until a tragic accident stole his promising future from him forever. Each from a different background, the trio's personalities gravitate to one another and rebound. All the while, the piano sits patiently, awaiting a hand to play it.
Forest of Piano will be a "Comixology Original" title that will be available exclusively on Comixology and Kindle.
Title: Kira-kun Today (Kyō no Kira-kun)
Author: Rin Mikimoto
Debuts on October 9
Story Summary: For one short year, haplessly awkward, cockatiel-toting Nino has to keep watch over class joker and nextdoor neighbor, Kira-kun. Can Kira-kun—who harbors a terrible secret—find it in himself to open up and learn something new from Nino, or will she be consumed by his world? Find out in this touching tale of two fates that intertwine to become the “closest love to Heaven”—the latest from Rin Mikimoto (Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight, Love's Reach)!
The manga inspired a live-action film opened in Japan last year.
Title: Tokyo Revengers
Author: Ken Wakui
Debuts on October 16
Story Summary: Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. Plus, he's a complete and total virgin … At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days!! To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto's most sinister delinquent gang!!
Title: Mikami-sensei's Way of Love (Mikami-sensei no Aishikata)
Author: Hiro Aikawa
Debuts on October 23
Story Summary: Without a single boyfriend in sixteen years, Natsume has zero relationship experience … and it's all thanks to her super overprotective neighbor—high school teacher, Mikami-sensei!! Whether at home or at school, Natsume is always being manipulated by his strangely overbearing affections. But while it may have seemed like sibling love at first, their relationship soon takes an unexpected turn … !
Title: Princess Resurrection Nightmare
Author: Yasunori Mitsunaga
Debuts on October 30
Story Summary: With her flowing black dress, roaring chainsaw, and android, werewolf, vampire, and blood warrior at her service … the Princess of Monsters is back! Yasunori Mitsunaga's masterpiece, Princess Resurrection, is hereby resurrected for a new series!
Thanks to Morgan for the news tip.