Kodansha USA Fall 2023 New Print Licenses Announced

First announcement at Anime NYC 2022 Kodansha USA reveals a tremendous slate of new print licenses including all-new series, premium editions, box sets & more, all set to debut Fall 2023. The full list of manga to be released in the next year is available below.

All of these Kodansha‘s Fall 2023 print titles will be available to purchase at local and online book vendors like Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Amazon, and more!

You can find more information about these and any other Kodansha USA manga, visit Kodansha.us.


Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Chat Noir
By Koma Warita
Illustration by Riku Tsuchida
ZAG created this page with Toei Animation

Return to Paris, Marinette and Adrian. The manga of the beloved animated series is now streaming online Netflix!

Marinette is a typical high school student. Marinette is a happy, cheerful, awkward, and a little clumsy high school student. What’s more, she can turn into a superhero. Marinette is disguised as Ladybug and protects Paris streets with Cat Noir, Marinette’s classmate. Marinette and Adrian are not only unaware of each others’ secret identities but they also have crisscrossed crushes: Marinette has a crush upon Adrian while Chat Noir has one on Ladybug! As if being both a teenager, and a crime-fighting superhero wasn’t enough.

Rated: 8+

I’m giving the disgraced noble lady I saved a crash course in naughtiness: I’ll spoil her with delicacies and style to make her the most happy woman in the world!
Manga by Ichiho Katsura
Story by Fukada Sametaro
Miwabe Saura Designs Character Design

What do young noblewomen who have been betrayed by their betrothed most need? You will get a crash course on all things naughty. Who better to teach her than the fearsome hermit sorcerer, who can’t help but spoil her to no end?

Rated: 13+

By Boichi

Tokyo, 2048. Japan is now connected to all of the northern hemispheres by the Eurasian Railroad. Crime and vice flood into the megalopolis’ eastern terminus. The people don’t know that there are inhuman beings living among us–robots with high level AI who will die to survive. Only one ‘man’ can stop them –their prototype: ORIGIN.

Rated: 13+

By Tina Yamashina

“Looking for love, but afraid you’ll never find it?” Come Live at the Love House! Six strangers sharing a house and one common goal: Love. What could possibly go wrong?

Rated: 16+

The Girl Who Became A Fish
(Maiden’s Bookshelf)
By Osamu dazai
Illustrated By Nekosuke

Suwa, the daughter of a charcoal burner, lives with her father in a small town at the foot of a mountain that is so far from any maps. Slowly she comes to realize the dark futility of her life, leading to a strange and elliptical transformation… Dazai depicts the adolescent awakening to death and the desire to escape through this quiet and ominous tale.

Rated: 13+

Spring Comes Riding in the Carriage (Maiden’s Bookshelf).
By Riichi Yokomitsu
Illustrated by Atsuki Ito

This is a more intimate and romantic entry to the Maiden’s Bookshelf Series. It tells the story of doomed love, and brings together the “God of Literature” and the beautiful artwork of Atsuki Toko, author of A Letter in 26 Characters.

Rated: 13+

The Darwin Incident
By Shun Umezawa

Charlie was created in a biological science laboratory. He is half human and half chimpanzee.

Charlie, who was adopted by his human parents at the age of 15, is starting high school. He meets Lucy, a smart loner who becomes his first friend.

However, his normal life is overthrown when animal rights extremists who liberated his mother from the laboratory fifteen years back reemerge and become terrorists intent on kidnapping Charlie.

Rated: 16+

The Moon in a Rainy Night
By Kuzushiro

The highly anticipated yuri romance is about a high school girl who falls for her intelligent, deaf, and hearing-impaired classmate. It’s a must-read book for fans of Bloom Into You And Whisper Me A Love Song.

Saki, a young girl, collides with someone while she rushes to get to her piano lesson. As Saki collects herself, the stranger picks up the sheet music Saki dropped, hands it to Saki together with a band-aid, and continues on her way—all without saying a word. Saki becomes confused about the identity of this tall, lovely stranger. However, Saki discovers the next day that she is one among her classmates at her new high-school. The girl’s name is Kanon, and though she is hearing impaired, she refuses any kind of support or “special treatment” from her teachers or classmates. Saki gradually grows closer to Kanon over the course of the year and begins to chip away on her cold exterior.

Rated: 16+

My Ultramarine Sky
By Nagisa Furuya

From the creator My Summer of You It is possible to get a BL high school romance about two friends who’ve always been in the same class, but when a new school year separates them, they realize that their feelings for each other might run deeper than friendship… 

From their first year of middle school to their second year of high school, Kai and Ren have not only always been in the same class—they’ve also always sat next to each other. But in their last year of high school, the boys are assigned to two separate classes, and with each passing day, Kai feels as if he’s slipping further and further away from Ren… One day, when Kai finds Ren sleeping in a classroom after school, he whispers the feelings that he can’t bring himself to say out loud…and Ren hears him. Or will Kai’s confession cause them to drift apart or bring them closer together?

Rated: 13+

Summer With You: The Sequel
(My Summer of You Vol. 3)
By Nagisa Furuya

This cinematic sequel features Chiharu & Wataru. Nagisa FuruyaSummer romance, the most beloved of all Boys love each other series!

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. Chiharu has returned from his study abroad program and is excited to see Wataru. Wataru will be grateful for more time with Wataru and less work. The plan is for the two to return to the cinema for a movie night to celebrate Wataru’s birthday. But what other memories can they expect from the summer?

Rated: Teens 16 and older

Super Morning Star
By Kara Aomiya

When a classmate finds out he’s secretly a sentai star, Kaido’s precious life as a regular high schooler is in danger of being stolen—and so’s his heart, in this BL Romance-com for lovers of Hitorijime My Hero!

At high school, Kaido seems to be a scary delinquent, but he’s leading a second life—as the star of a sentai superhero live show! When sentai superfan classmate Honda discovers Kaido’s secret, Kaido will stop at nothing to make sure it doesn’t get out, but despite himself, the charismatic performer finds himself falling for his biggest fan…

Rated: 16+ Older Teens

Ogamisan Can’t Keep it In
Yu Yoshidamaru

Fantasies run wild as thirsty high school girl Ogami-san must learn to keep her thoughts—and hands—to herself, in this raunchy coming-of-age romcom with a bizarre, blabbermouth twist!

Ogami-san has been keeping a dirty little secret from her peers at school—puberty has emptied her mind of everything but perverted fantasies! She does everything she can to keep her wild mental side hidden in order to live a normal school life. Her innermost thoughts spill out when she literally reaches out to Yaginuma Kun, a charming but mysterious boy in her school. She just wants to get to understand him (and his body), but that means she must be vulnerable to expose her true self. What can a girl do?!

Rated: 16+ Older Teen

My Lovesick Life in the ’90s Otaku
By Nico Nicholson

Relive 1990s Otaku Culture with this comical, sentimental reflection on a teenager’s journey to self-acceptance. This is the perfect story for those who love nostalgia and coming-of-age stories. Wotakoi – Otaku love is hard!

Otaku Megumi cannot believe that culture is now mainstream. Megumi, a divorcee with a teenage daughter, thinks back fondly to her days as an anime/manga artist. Otaku—in 1995. In 1995, she moved to a different school and decided that hiding was the best way to start over. Otaku interests. Masamune, a basketball player who is kind and looks like her favorite character, took her under his wing. However, Megumi is crushed to discover Masamune hates her. Otaku

Rated: Teen 13+

How I Met My Soulmate
By Anashin

From the creator Waiting for spring comes a meditation on just what destiny means, and whether “the one” is really out there.

Yuki, a 20-year old college sophomore, has longed for one thing ever since moving to Tokyo. She is looking for her soulmate. After a long drought, Yuki feels a little desperate and decides to go with a friend to a new club. Her friend thrives, but it’s chaotic and loud…just not Yuki’s scene. Just when Yuki begins to despair that she’ll ever find a real, adult relationship, she meets Iori, a man with bleached hair and a slightly scary demeanor…but first impressions don’t always tell the whole story. Is destiny still playing more cards?

Rated: Teen 13+

King in Limbo
By Ai Tanaka

From the creator Apple Children of Aeon This is a six-volume thriller manga about trauma and healing. It also features friendship and a global conspiracy to keep people ill. This manga is a must-read for those who enjoy complex and suspenseful manga. Naoki Urasawa“The Monster” and The Promised Neverland.

Eight years have passed since the pandemic that claimed millions of people’s lives due to a deadly sleeping illness. After sustaining a serious injury that almost cost him his leg, Petty Officer Adam Garfield has decided to leave active service with the U.S. Navy. But his plan to focus on his family and physical therapy is shattered when he receives secret word that the sleeping sickness has returned, and it’s his job to bring back the mysterious man who helped cure it by diving into people’s memories—a man known by the codename “King.”

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Witch Hat Atelier Kitchen
By Hiromi Sato

Based on Witch Hat Atelier created by Kamome Shirahama

The tasty spinoff to the acclaimed magical saga Witch Hat Atelier follows two fan-favorite characters in their after-hours culinary adventures.

The only time adults have to themselves is after the Sun goes down and the kids are in bed—that’s just as true in the magical world! During the day, the atelier bustles with the cries and magical misfires of little witches learning how to cast spells and get along. But nighttime is Qifrey and Olruggio’s time, to laze in the kitchen, cook, eat, and chat.

Rated: Teen 13+


Vinland Saga Deluxe Edition
By Makoto Yukimura

Amid the chaos of the Viking war for dominance over England, a boy has everything taken from him and vows revenge. But violent dreams bring no peace… The violent and complex action epic that inspired the hit anime returns, in premium, 3-in-1, collector’s hardcovers!

As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery…the land Leif called Vinland.

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Blue Period manga Box Set 1
By Tsubasa Yamaguchi

The first six volumes of the coming-of-age art manga that inspired the hit Netflix anime in a handsome box set, plus a bonus booklet packed with exclusive art and other goodies!

Popular guy Yatora realizes he’s just going through the motions to make other people happy and finds himself in a new passion: painting. But untethering yourself from all your past expectations is dangerous as well as thrilling…

2020 Manga Taisho Grand Prize Winner, YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection, Texas Library Association, Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List unanimous selection

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Cells at Work! Omnibus
By Akane Shimizu

The exciting, hilarious, and surprisingly educational manga that delves inside the human body returns in two oversized, 3-in-1 omnibus volumes!

Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she’s not alone… she’s got a whole human body’s worth of cells ready to help out! This fun and imaginative manga inspired a world of spinoffs and a smash-hit anime adaptation.

Rated: Teen 13+

Magic Knight Rayearth

CLAMP‘s masterwork Magic Knight Rayearth—now in paperback! The original girl-powered isekai adventure—perfect for fans of Sailor Moon and She-Ra—brings the updated translation and lettering of the hardcover box sets to a more accessible format.

While on a field trip to Tokyo Tower, three teenage girls cross a magical portal and are transported to another world called Cefiro. The Princess Emeraude summoned them with the last vestiges of her remaining strength, believing the trio will become the magic knights prophesied by legend to save the realm!

Rated: 13+

By Satoru Nii

Welcome to Furin, where the strongest survive…to protect the weak! A different kind of delinquent manga perfect for fans of Tokyo Revengers.

Haruka Sakura wants nothing to do with weaklings—he’s only interested in the strongest of the strong. He’s just started at Furin High School, a school of degenerates known only for their brawling strength—strength they use to protect their town from anyone who wishes it ill. But Haruka’s not interested in being a hero or being part of any sort of team—he just wants to fight his way to the top!

Rated: Older Teen 16+

Tying the Knot with an Amagami Sister
By Marcey Naito

One self-made med student, three shrine maidens, and one devious marriage plot. If you loved The Quintessential Quintuplets, you’ve found your new obsession!

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!

Rated: 16+ Older Teens

Nina the Starry Bride

Nina was plucked off the street purely because she resembled a dead priestess—but is this a lucky break, or a new kind of curse? Gripping palace intrigue and romance in the vein of Yona of the Dawn and The Ancient Magus Bride.

Nina had a rough start to life, stealing to survive—and eventually being sold into slavery by her own brother. But to her surprise, her captor, Prince Azure, ordained that she would live the life of a princess…specifically, that of the recently deceased princess-priestess, Alisha. But despite her changing fortune, Nina won’t give up her old life without a fight…and Azure might just be the one to finally match her wits. But how much can she trust Azure? And can she stop the feelings budding in her heart, knowing she must eventually marry another…?

Rated: Older Teen 16+

She’s My Knight
By Saisou

A role-reversal romance perfect for fans of Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie!

Haruma Ichinose, 17, has been popular since he was born. So popular, in fact, that he figured no one could even come close…until he met Yuki Mogami. She’s tall, cool, collected, and totally makes him crazy. He may just be in love…but can he deal with falling for someone even more dashing than himself?

Rated: Teen 13+

About Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC
A subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan’s largest publisher, Kodansha USA Publishing is the English-language publisher of some of the world’s most recognizable manga properties, including Katsuhiro Otomo‘s AKIRA and Naoko Takeuchi‘s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, along with a robust catalog of English-language Japanese novels, cookbooks, craft guides, historical and cultural literature, and more. Today, thanks to recent fan-favorite and critically acclaimed hits like Attack on Titan, Battle Angel Alita, Witch Hat Atelier, And the popular MONOGATARI novels, Kodansha USA Publishing One of the most popular manga publishers in America. Kodansha USA PublishingThe print editions of’s are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services offers digital manga and select books through a range of digital book and comic vendors. More information is available at www.publisherservices.com Kodansha.us.

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