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Kodansha Comics, Vertical Add Bakemonogatari, Cells at Work! Code Black, Granblue Fantasy Manga

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Also: Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest, more manga; 3rd Zaregoto novel

Kodansha Comics, Vertical Comics, and Vertical announced new manga and novel releases for fall 2019 on Wednesday.

Vertical will release the following titles:

Title: Bakemonogatari manga
Author: Oh! Great, based on Nisioisin's novels
Debuts in October

Story Summary: One day, high-school student Koyomi Araragi catches a girl named Hitagi Senjougahara when she trips. But—much to his surprise—she doesn't weigh anything. At all. She says an encounter with a so-called “crab” took away all her weight … Monsters have been here since the beginning. Always. Everywhere.

Title: Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose Resurrection at Nineteen novel
Author: Takaya Kagami
Debuts in December

Story Summary: Guren Ichinose has sinned. He broke the taboo on human resurrection. He tried to bring back his fallen friends and family with the Seraph of the End experiment. Now humanity once again faces destruction. The only survivors are demons and children. With the human population less than a tenth of what it was, monsters multiply across the earth and vampires hunt humans as prey. But the humans that remain cling on to the hope that the world will be restored. Keeping the knowledge of his crime to himself, Guren Ichinose must take a step forward once more.

Title: Hanging High School novel (third in Zaregoto series)
Author: Nisioisin
Debuts in September

Story Summary: The mission is: save the girl! The tragedy I saw at school: in order to get along well with someone you don't know, there is one promise you have to keep. That is, you must have feelings of friendship towards the other person. In other words, it is not possible to get along well with someone you don't know. No; to begin with, even the desire to get along with someone you don't know is a bit off the beaten path, don't you think?

This June, an honest person who doesn't like pipe dreams, who physiologically simply cannot allow even one contradiction to stand—namely, me—was dragged by the Most Powerful Entrepreneur In the World, Jun Aikawa, to the renowned private all-girls Sumiyuri Academy. And there was no point in me protesting.

The incident happened at the academy. You could say I was dragged into it, or that I leapt into the whirlpool. Well, whatever you say, however you explain it, there definitely isn't any meaning in it. Everything that happened, after all, is nothing but nonsense—

In addition, Vertical will release Vofan's Colorful Dreams artbook in October and Nisioisin's Monogatari Series Box Set Season 2 in December. Both releases will have new cover art by Vofan. Vertical will release Arata Kanou's Hoshi no Koe Ai no Kotoba/Hoshi o Koeru novel under the title Voices of a Distant Star: Words of Love in July.

Kodansha Comics will release the following titles:

Title: Cells at Work! Code Black manga
Authors: Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshiya, based on Akane Shimizu's manga
Debuts in summer

Story Summary: In this new spinoff of the hit manga, a newbie Red Blood Cell is one of 37 trillion working to keep this body running. But something's wrong! Stress hormones keep yelling at him to go faster. The blood vessels are crusted over with cholesterol. Ulcers, fatty liver, trouble (ahem) downstairs … It's hard for a cell to keep working when every day is a CODE BLACK! The manga and anime Cells at Work! showed you what happens when a young, healthy body gets in trouble … but what if the body wasn't so young and was never very healthy? This new take stars a fresh-faced Red Blood Cell and his friend, the buxom White Blood Cell, as they struggle to keep themselves and their world together through alcoholism, smoking, erectile dysfunction, athlete's foot, gout … it's literal body horror!

Title: Granblue Fantasy manga
Authors: cocho and Makoto Fugetsu, created by Cygames
Debuts in fall

Story Summary: Ever since his father ran off in search of the mystical island in the sky, Estalucia, Gran has lived alone. Until one day, a girl named Lyria makes a daring escape from the army, ending in an airship falling off a cliff, and squashing Gran! When he comes to, he's back in one piece, but he's forced to join Lyria on the run. The entire world seems to be after the mysterious powers she used to revive him!

Title: If I Could Reach You (Tatoe Todokanu Ito Da Toshitemo) manga
Author: tMnR
Debuts in fall
Story Summary: Hopelessly in love, high schooler Uta must navigate living with her brother and Kaoru, her crush … and sister-in-law. Desperate to get over her unrequited feelings, Uta pulls away, but when the cracks in her brother's marriage begin to show, Kaoru begins to confide in her new teenage sister, which just makes matters worse!

Title: Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest manga
Authors: Hiro Mashima and Atsuo Ueda
Debuts in fall

Summary: A wizard's job is never done! Get fired up for the official sequel to Fairy Tail, with story and layouts by original creator Hiro Mashima himself. Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Erza, and the whole Fairy Tail guild are back in action! And they've decided to tackle the “100 Years Quest”—a job no one's dared take on since the founding of the guild more than a century ago. A mysterious town, a baffling spirit, a ghastly new enemy … and a brand-new continent to explore. When you're with real friends, the adventures never stop!

Kodansha Comics will begin releasing Taku Kuwabara's Drifting Dragons manga in print in the holiday season. Additionally, the company will release Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga in box sets, with the first box set slated for fall. The company will release a 25th anniversary hardcover box set of Clamp's Magic Knight Rayearth manga in the holiday season.

Sources: Press release, Kodansha Comics

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