Manga Planet Adds SOZO Comics Titles to Library

Manga titles by Yoshitaka Amano, Akira Itou, Himekawa Art Production, and Yoshiki Tanaka to be released in the Manga Planet Library in July 2020.

Ikebukuro, Japan - As announced in Anime Expo Lite, the Manga Planet team is proud to be working with SOZO Comics in bringing you the following titles this month:

Enchanted Racer
Author: Akira Itou / Story: Lightia Racing / Art: Jun Ikeda
Release Date: July 18, 2020

In a planet called Deadheat, where it is mostly devoid of water, monsters embodying the planet's energy called Enemonsters roam around. Hunters called Coinmakers pursue those Enemonsters by defeating them and turning them into coins. In a twist of fate, Coinmaker Turbo meets the racer Retra when he visits his grandfather's grave. Thus begins their journey in collecting strong monster coins dubbed as The Ultimate Seven.

Story: SANYO / Art: Himekawa Art Pro.
Release Date: July 18, 2020

Nobody may know how the beautiful, mysterious Marin washed up on the shores of Happy Island. Still, everybody knows it's her dance that sets previously-unknown band Crystal right into the spotlight. But just as things seem to go swimmingly for the band, Marin gets caught up in a series of events that may or may not have something to do with her origins, and the fate of their world as they know it!

Prince of Lan Ling
Story: Yoshiki Tanaka / Art: Takeru Kirishima
Release Date: July 19, 2020

A fierce warrior who charges into battle against foes who outnumber his forces, a forthright leader as dangerous as the demon on his mask - that is the Prince of Lan Ling. Under the command of his uncle, the Emperor, he must strive to win battles and bring honor to the Kingdom of Qi. But too much honor and his royal relatives will vanquish him as menacingly as he does their enemies!

Original Art: Yoshitaka Amano / Story: Mark A.Z. Dippe / Art: GORIO21(Taishi N.)
Release Date: July 19, 2020

Yoshitsugu is a samurai wandering during the Boshin War period with no memory of who he is. One day, a spirit goddess appears in front of him and points him down a journey to regain his memories. As he slowly regains his memories, it turns out that his true identity is Zan, one of the Twelve generals of the Army of Light scattered throughout different times and different worlds. Now on a mission to find his fellow generals, will he be able to fulfill his duty? What exactly is he fighting for?

Akira Itou is known for his works Yu-Gi-Oh! R and Cardfight!! Vanguard. Akira Himekawa of Himekawa Art Production is the duo behind The Legend Of ZELDA series and the 2003 manga version of Astro Boy. Yoshiki Tanaka, one of the famous writers in Japan, is well-known as the writer of Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Yoshitaka Amano, one of Japan's most celebrated artists, is renowned for his work on the FINAL FANTASY series.

*Release dates may change without prior notice.

The first chapters of these titles from SOZO Comics will be available for free in the Manga Planet Library. Subscribers to the Library get to read the succeeding chapters in addition to other manga titles from Home-sha, Inc., LEED Publishing Co., Ltd., San-ei Corporation, WANIBOOKS Co., Ltd., SHONENGAHOSHA, and by mangakas Masaya Hokazono and Nakashima 723.

Negotiations with other publishers are going smoothly and we will post information on upcoming licensed titles on

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