👁‍🗨 Sneak Peek: Kodansha’s Fall 2022 Print Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENT

February 2022 Digital Debuts + Fall 2022 Print Announcements

We’re back once again and ready to reveal February’s digital series debuts, and ALSO reveal some special print releases coming Fall 2022.

February sees the digital re-release and the debut of series featuring the best worst teacher Eikichi Onizuka, in GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka and GTO: 14 Days in Shonan. You’ll also want to check tons of romance series debuting like Sakura’s Dedication, Lightning and Romance, and Falling Drowning. Read below for still more digital debuts coming in February

Additionally we’re highlighting special print releases coming Fall 2022 like the color edition of the sci-fi horror classic Parasyte, a new horror short story collection with Be Very Afraid of Inuki Kanako, and even a special asexual coming-of-age tale with Is Love the Answer?.

All these titles are coming soon but for a sneak peek of the digital debuts, check out the info and preview links below.

And, as a reminder, all new digital debuts will be available upon release across all our participating digital vendors including Bookwalker, comiXology, Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Nook, Kobo, izneo, MyAnimeList and more!

To see what other new releases will be available in February 2022, and other months take a look at our Manga Release Calendar!

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FALL 2022 PRINT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Parasyte Full Color Collection 1
By Hitoshi Iwaaki

Release Date: Fall 2022

The sci-fi horror manga classic returns, in a fully-colorized, premium-quality hardcover for the first time! If you’ve never read the story of Shinichi and the polite and murderous alien infesting his right arm–or even if you already own the series–there’s never been a better way to collect it.

Presented in nine volumes containing about 300 pages of manga each.

They arrive in silence, out of dark skies. They infest human hosts and consume them. And they are everywhere. They are Parasites: alien creatures who must invade and take control of human hosts to survive. Once they have infected their victims, they can twist the host’s body into any abominable shape they choose: craniums splitting to reveal mouths of sharp teeth, batlike wings erupting from backs, blades tearing through soft hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purposes behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret, except an ordinary high school student. Shin managed to arrest the infestation of his body by an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come?

For more than 30 years, new generations of readers have been riveted to this unlikely buddy story that unfolds amid a world of monstrosities that never stay hidden for long. Since its first release, in 1988, Parasyte has inspired live-action films, spinoffs, and, in 2015, a global hit anime series. The Full Color Collection presents Hitoshi Iwaaki’s original manga in hardcover for the first time, with each page carefully colorized and a revised translation for 2022. There’s never been a better time to stay up late and get your hand on Parasyte!

SPECIAL PREVIEW:
Parasyte © Hitoshi Iwaaki/Kodansha Ltd.
Be Very Afraid of Inuki Kanako
By Inuki Kanako

Release Date: Fall 2022

From the mind of Japan’s “queen of horror manga” comes a short story collection sure to put a grin on your face and send a chill down your spine. Survive six of the author’s hand-picked scares, plus original commentary from the author.

Fans of Junji Ito, Kazuo Umezu, and Mermaid Saga, your collection isn’t complete until you’re very afraid of Inuki Kanako!

For more than 30 years, Inuki Kananko has been terrorizing girls and boys with twisted catch-22s and ghoulish monsters. Discover one of the best-kept secrets of global horror with this selection of some of Inuki’s most popular short comics.

The six hair-raising stories selected for Be Very Afraid of Inuki Kanako feature an array of unnerving characters and scenarios brought to life in Inuki’s signature art style, in the tradition of Junji Ito (Uzumaki, Tomie), Kazuo Umezu (The Drifting Classroom), Shintaro Kago (Dementia 21), and Junko Mizuno. As the first English-language release for the majority of these pieces, this single volume collection is an intimate introduction to classic Japanese horror manga from a veteran of the genre.

Is Love the Answer?
By Uta Isaki

Release Date: Fall 2022

A poignant coming-of-age story about a young woman coming into her own as she discovers her identity as aromantic asexual. A complete story in a single volume, from the creator of Mine-kun is Asexual.

When it comes to love, high schooler Chika wonders if she might be an alien. She’s never fallen for or even had a crush on anyone, and she has no desire for physical intimacy. Her friends tell her that she just “hasn’t met the one yet,” but Chika has doubts… It’s only when Chika enters college and meets peers like herself that she realizes there’s a word for what she feels inside–asexual–and she’s not the only one. After years of wondering if love was the answer, Chika realizes that the answer she long sought may not exist at all–and that that’s perfectly normal.

FEBRUARY’S DIGITAL SPOTLIGHT:

The Transcendent One-Sided Love of Yoshida the Catch
By Shizuki Fujisawa

Release Date: February 15, 2022

Meet Yoshida. He’s cool, he’s smart, and he’s really, really good-looking. He’s the company superstar, and has the eye of every available woman for miles around. But Yoshida only loves one woman—the manga-artist and walking-disaster Sena Shimakaze. Yoshida is the glue that holds her whole team together and helps them limp through each and every deadline…but despite his personal greatness and obvious management skills, his love is somehow totally one-sided. What’s an overachiever like Yoshida to do?

READ PREVIEW
SPECIAL PREVIEW:
The Transcendent One-Sided Love of Yoshida the Catch © Shizuki Fujisawa/Kodansha Ltd.
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka
By Toru Fujisawa

Release Date: February 1, 2022

Meet Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old virgin and ex-biker. He’s crude, foul-mouthed, and has a split-second temper. His goal: to be the Greatest High School Teacher in the world! Onizuka may think he’s the toughest guy on campus, but when he meets his class full of bullies, blackmailers and scheming sadists, he’ll have to prove it.

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GTO: 14 Days in Shonan
By Toru Fujisawa

Release Date: February 1, 2022

After guiding the infamous Tokyo Kissho Academy through a crash-course of his unique brand of life-lessons, a battered and bruised Eikichi Onizuka takes a well-deserved trip to his hometown of sorts, a typically quiet surfers paradise called Shonan. Unfortunately, with child neglect and abuse becoming a global phenomenon the self-proclaimed GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) quickly finds himself back in the saddle for what he hopes is a painless two-week long field trip with some teens in need. And while Onizuka’s curriculum may not rely on the reading, writing and arithmetic that is common in most classrooms, he has more than a few good lessons in personal development, fisticuffs and fun to teach a new generation of trouble teens.

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Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister
By Marcey Naito

Release Date: February 1, 2022

Uryu Kamihate has had a rough start to life, but plans to forget it all by achieving his dream—matriculating into medical school. But when he arrives at his new foster home, a working shrine, his dream of a quiet place to study goes up in smoke. Not only will he be living with the three beautiful, lively Amagami sisters—but he learns that he must marry one of them and take over the temple!

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Falling Drowning
By Yuko Inari

Release Date: February 8, 2022

Honatsu just started her second year of high school, and already rumors are floating around that she’s dating her childhood friend, Toma. While Honatsu isn’t totally opposed to the idea, she’s not sure what she feels for Toma can really be called love. But when aloof transfer student Shun Tachibana appears, the waters get even muddier… How does Shun connect to the past she can’t remember? And can Honatsu decide what she truly wants, when her head and her heart are pulling her two different ways?

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Fungus and Iron
By Ayaka Katayama

Release Date: February 8, 2022

Dante’s life on Amigasa seemed normal enough to him, even though everyone around him called him an oddball. But when a chance meeting with a young woman named Aoi changes everything, Dante can no longer sit idly by…unless, of course, he is made to!

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Lightning and Romance
By Rin Mikimoto

Release Date: February 11, 2022

Sumire wants to experience romance…but will she get the chance, when her new seat-mate is a 20-year-old with swirling rumors surrounding him? A dangerous new romance from the author of Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight, Kira-kun Today, and Love’s Reach!

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Sakura’s Dedication
By Fuyu Yukimiya

Release Date: February 22, 2022

Sawa just got out of a relationship with her cheating boyfriend, and is on the lookout for an honest guy. But when her classmate Sakura confesses, she rejects him, as he’s not her type. But then he confesses again, and again, and again?! What’s a girl to do in the face of such honest dedication?

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