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This Week's New Kodansha Manga Releases: What to Expect?



Continuing our coverage of this week's manga releases, we shift out focus to take a look at the newest releases coming out this week from Kodansha!



Bakemonogatari (Manga) Volume 20

By NISIOISIN (Author), Oh!Great (Illustrator)

$12.95 MSRP


Synopsis: With Shinobu’s return, new battles begin on two fronts. As the Afflicting Cat crosses claws with the Tyrannical Tiger, Koyomi and Seishiro throw down to see who will remain Kiss-Shot’s thrall. Now, with their lives on the line and the fate of the world at stake, who will prevail in these double duels of dual realities?









Blood on The Tracks Volume 15

By Shuzo Oshimi

$12.95 MSRP


Synopsis: Having finally found himself free to end it all, Seiichi is pulled back from the brink by a telephone call from the police: "We have your mother in protective custody." Facing Seiko for the first time in twenty years, Seiichi finds an old woman who neither recognizes him nor seems to fully recognize herself. And yet, during their strange reunion, her memories return.

Seiichi's rage erupts, but he cannot bring himself to strike the woman who plagued his thoughts all these years.


And later, the feelings in his heart draw him inexorably back to her side. Thus begins their long, long night together—and Seiichi gets his first glimpse into the true source of the darkness within his mother.


Fairy Tail Omnibus 1 (Vol. 1-3)

By Hiro Mashima

$22.95 MSRP


Synopsis: The spunky and magical Lucy wants to join Fairy Tail, a guild that gathers the world’s most powerful wizards. But instead, her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious trickster. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero—he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?


(Note: This omnibus contains volumes 1-3 of the series)




The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) "Mediocre" Demon Volume 8

By Tamagonokimi Shiroichi Amaui (Author), Konekoneko (Artist)

$12.99 MSRP


Synopsis: Long ago, the Sun King gifted the vampires his power, enabling the vampires to freely walk in the light of day. However, that power has been suddenly taken away, and Sofia, along with all of her people in the Vampire Kingdom, are now in danger of perishing if exposed to sunlight! In order to help the vampires, Chrono and his friends must find the Sun King in his dungeon and demand satisfaction!







My Summer of You Volume 3: The Summer With You: The Sequel

By Nagisa Furuya

$14.99 MSRP

Synopsis: Their first memorable summer was in high school, followed by their first summer together as college students… Now, Wataru and Chiharu are in their second year of college, and the two boys can’t wait to spend another summer together. Now back from his study abroad program, Chiharu is ecstatic to see Wataru for the first time in two months, and Wataru’s thankful that they’ll have more time to spend with each other, without also having to balance work and school. One of their plans have the two return to the cinema for a movie date to celebrate Wataru's 20th birthday, but what other memories will the summer have in store for them?



To Your Eternity Volume 19

By Yoshitoki Oima

$12.99 MSRP


Synopsis: A lonely boy wandering the Arctic regions of North America meets a wolf, and the two become fast friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment. But the boy has a history, and the wolf is more than meets the eye as well... To Your Eternity is a totally unique and moving manga about death, life, reincarnation, and the nature of love.









Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister Volume 2

By Yoshitoki Oima

$12.99 MSRP


Synopsis: All atheist Uryu Kamihate wants is to get into medical school, but his new foster father, the head priest of the Amagami Shrine in Kyoto, expects Uryu to marry one of his three miko granddaughters! Uryu has had a marriage interview each with the buxom Yae, the spiritual Yuna, and the sporty Asahi, but just as they've all started to get along, the shrine is suddenly faced with bankruptcy, and right before the annual festival, to boot! Will a diligent student and three shrine maidens be able to set aside their differences to save the shrine?!





Wind Breaker Volume 3

By Satoru Nii

$12.99 MSRP


Synopsis: In the battle between Bofurin and Shishitoren, bodies get knocked out and dragged off the stage one by one. Sakura is still the new kid in town, but he’s fired up to fight Shishitoren’s second-in-command Togame. Meanwhile, tensions rise between the gangs, with each matchup pitting opponents who have personal scores to settle. Sakura knows he’ll need more than physical strength to win. Does he have what it takes to blow the competition away?






And that wraps up this week's Kodansha Manga releases! Which ones are you grabbing? Let us know!

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