Kodansha Comics May Digital-First Debuts

Kodansha Comics launches Beware the Kamiki Brothers! May 1—with 4 more digital manga series debuting every week of the month

More for May: Heaven's Design Team (May 8), The Wizard and His Fairy (May 15), Can You Just Die, My Darling? (May 22), and A Kiss, For Real (May 29)


San Francisco, Calif. (April 26, 2018)— Continuing to launch at least one new “digital-first” manga series every week—Kodansha Comics just announced it will kick off 5 new manga series in May, with a diverse offering for the month.

Kodansha Comics's digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. Starting with Yuji Onda's mean step-sibling drama Beware the Kamiki Brothers! on May 1, this month's series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics's partner digital platforms:

Beware the Kamiki Brothers! (debuting May 1), Yuji Onda's romantic-comedy manga about a high-school girl who finds herself living with some scary new stepbrothers (Japanese title: Kamiki kyoudai okotowari);

Heaven's Design Team (debuting May 8), an imaginative new manga series about Heaven's Animal Design Department, where designers create a variety of new animals while contending with the unreasonable requests of their client (Japanese title: Tenchi souzou design-bu) ;

The Wizard and His Fairy (debuting May 15), Chisato Nesumi's pretty fantasy manga about an eccentric wizard and the beautiful and strong-willed fairy he takes in (Japanese title: Kirikagohime to mahoutsukai);

Can You Just Die, My Darling? (debuting May 22), the hit dark manga thriller of murder, love, and delusion by Majuro Kaname and Sousou Sakakibara (Japanese title: Konya wa tsuki ga kirei desuga, toriaezu shine) ;

A Kiss, For Real (debuting May 29), Fumie Akuta's sweet, but sadistic, high-school romance manga about a mask-wearing girl and a free-spirited boy (Japanese title: Sekirara ni Kiss) ;

More information about Kodansha Comics's “digital-first” initiative can be found here.

About Kodansha

Kodansha Ltd. is Japan's leading publishing house, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1909, Kodansha Ltd. continues to this day to play a dominant role in media, producing books and magazines in a wide variety of genres including literature, fiction, nonfiction, children's, business, lifestyle, art, manga, fashion, and journalism. Recently, Kodansha Ltd. has focused on creating and developing a wide range of digital businesses.

Kodansha Comics is the English-language manga-publishing imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, which was established in New York City in 2008, with the publications of two of the most groundbreaking comics of all time: Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira and Shirow Masamune's The Ghost in the Shell. Other major manga hits from Kodansha Comics include Sailor Moon, Attack on Titan, and Fairy Tail. Kodansha Advanced Media is a digital-content distributor and producer established in San Francisco in 2015. More about Kodansha Comics at kodanshacomics.com.

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