Jump on the Bandwagon: New and Ongoing Manga To Get Excited About

By Amanda Pagan, Children's Librarian
April 30, 2021
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
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With new manga coming out every day, it’s hard to keep track of what everyone is reading. Fear not! Here we’ve gathered some of the most talked about manga series that are currently still being published and produced as well as some newer titles you should check out. 

Some of these series have been going on for years with no end in sight while others are relatively new. Occasionally a manga artist, known as a mangaka, may go on hiatus or take a break from a series for a short period of time before picking up where they left off. Other mangakas are producing at lightning speed! So if you’re looking for something new or new-ish to check out, you’re in the right place.

These manga are aimed at teens (13+) and adults. If you are looking for manga for younger children, check out Manga for Middle Schoolers: Guide and Recommendations.

Dive in and see what the fuss is all about for yourself!

Ongoing Manga

Become You

Become You story & art by Ichigo Takano; translation, Amber Tamosaitis; adaptation, Claudie Summers; lettering, Lys Blakeslee.

Genre: Drama

Volumes: 1

Taiyou is a high-school musician with dreams of stardom, but when his bandmates quit in order to focus on school, it feels like Taiyou's dreams are slipping away. In an act of desperation, Taiyou strong-arms his sullen classmate Hikari into forming a band with him. The two boys are total opposites, but together they might just be able to create something amazing.

Girl Without a Face

The Girl without a Face by tearontaron ; translation, Caleb D. Cook ; lettering, Bianca Pistillo.

Genre: Supernatural Romantic Comedy, Slice of Life

Volumes: 1

Her boyfriend thinks she’s the cutest girl around, but her expressions can be a bit hard to read...Despite the miscommunications, there’s one thing that always comes across—their love for each other.



Levius story & art by Haruhisa Nakata; translation, John Werry; English adaptation, Jason A. Hurley ; touch-up art & lettering, Joanna Estep.

Genre: Steampunk, Science Fiction

Volumes: 1

As society rises from the ashes of war, cybernetically augmented arena fighters battle for fame and fortune...or die trying. It's the 19th century, and the world has entered the Era of Rebirth, recovering from the devastating flames of war. The sport of mechanical martial arts has galvanized the nations. Cybernetically augmented fighters turn their blood into steam and their bodies into brutal fighting--and killing--machines. Young Levius is one of those arena battlers, hell-bent on winning in order to simply survive.

Sex Ed 120%

Sex Ed 120% by Kikiki Tataki; art by Hotomura

Genre: Informational, Comedy 

Volumes: 1

Naoko Tsuji, an unorthodox health teacher at an all-girls school, doubts whether the sex ed status quo truly teaches young people everything they need to know—so she ramps it up to 120%! Luckily for Tsuji, her class proves to be an almost unflappable group, including a BL fan, a lesbian, and a girl who just really likes her cat! With topics like safe sex for same-gender couples, masturbation positivity, and why sugar gliders have three vaginas, this sex education comedy is more than just dirty jokes. It’s time for class!

Shed That Skin, Ryugasaki-san

Shed that Skin, Ryugasaki-san! by Kazutomo Ichitomo; translator, Andrew Hodgson.

Genre: Monster Girl, Romantic Comedy

Volumes: 1

Ryugasaki-san is a lizardgirl. Due to her unique biological makeup, she sheds her skin multiple times a year. This wouldn't ordinarily be an issue, but she suddenly finds herself (or rather, her skin) the target of a classmate's affections. The peculiar Yugami-kun has a particular interest in reptiles, and Ryugasaki-san's unique physiological features have caught his inquisitive eye. Thus begins the story of a budding romance between two very unusual individuals. With a bit of luck, Ryugasaki-san can show the hapless Yugami-kun that there's more to her than her reptilian anatomy!


86--Eighty-Six original story, Asato Asato; art, Motoki Yoshihara; character design, Shirabii; mechanical design, I-IV; translation, Roman Lempert; lettering, Brandon Bovia.

Genre: Science Fiction

Volumes: 2  

For many years, the Republic of San Magnolia has been at war with the neighboring Giadian Empire. Faced with the relentless might of the Empire’s Legion of autonomous drones, the Republic counters with unmanned weapons of their own, creating a battlefield that is supposedly without casualties. However, beyond the fortified walls protecting the eighty-five Republic territories lies the “nonexistent” Eighty-Sixth Sector. The young men and women of this forsaken land are branded the Eighty-Six and, stripped of their humanity, pilot the “unmanned” weapons into battle...


Bestia original story, Makoto Sanada; art, Aco Arisaka; adaptation, Miyakokashiwa; translation, Caleb D. Cook; lettering, Rochelle Gancio.

Genre: Fantasy

Volumes: 2  

Asuka Tsukasa has an irrational fear of animals, especially dogs, which makes studying abroad in London, city of dog lovers, a bit of a challenge for him. There, in his vanished mother's hometown, he hopes to find a clue to her whereabouts and to meet the mysterious smiling girl from his dreams. But life only gets harder for this zoophobe when he's invited to join a secret organization that seeks to coexist with fantastical beasts and protect the world from the ones that go out of control. At least he gets to meet that girl, though she turns out to be a giant, snarling dog, who wants nothing more than to tear him to shreds!

Boys Run the Riot

Boys Run the Riot by Keito Gaku; translation, Leo McDonagh; lettering, Ashley Caswell.

Genre: LGBTQ+, School Life, Drama

Volumes: 2 

High schooler Ryo knows he's transgender, but he doesn't have anyone to confide in about the confusion he feels. He can't tell his best friend, who he's secretly got a crush on, and he can't tell his mom, who's constantly asking why Ryo 'dresses like a boy.' He certainly can't tell Jin, the new transfer student who looks like just another bully. The only time Ryo feels at ease is when he's wearing his favorite clothes. Then, and only then, the world melts away, and he can be his true self. One day, while out shopping, Ryo sees someone he didn't expect: Jin. The kid who looked so tough in class has the same taste in fashion as him! At last, Ryo has someone he can open up to, and the journey ahead might finally give him a way to express himself to the world.

Cutie and the Beast

Cutie and the Beast story and art by Yuhi Azumi ; translation Angela Liu ; lettering and retouch, Erika Terriquez.

Genre: Romance

Volumes: 2 

Most of her friends like pretty boys, but Momoka only has eyes for Kuga: a huge pro wrestler who plays a villainous heel on TV. But in real life, this tough guy has a softer side. Momoka's fan mail touches him in ways neither of them expected! In this lighthearted romantic comedy, a fangirl crush just might grow into something more.

Dear Noman

Dear Noman by Neji; translation: Leighann Harvey; lettering, Chiho Christie.

Genre: Supernatural

Volumes: 2

Ever since she was little, Mashiro has been able to see ghosts--of people, of animals, and of some strange creatures that don't seem to be either. For years, she's pretended not to see the eerie sights around her, but then a chance encounter plunges Mashiro into the world of the inhuman Nomans. An accidental kiss leaves Mashiro partnered with Bazu, a human-hating crow lady, as she joins the Boundary Preservation Society to help the dead that walk the earth move on...


Die Wergelder

Die Wergelder by Hiroaki Samura; translator, Stephen Paul; lettering, Evan Hayden.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Volumes: 2 

Wergelder: in Germanic law, the money paid by a murderer or his family to the victim’s family in atonement. A mysterious deal goes down on a remote island known as a red-light pleasure district. An insane fight between a blonde sniper and an assassin in a Chinese dress brings up questions about who the players are in this deal. A group of misfit yakuza gets caught in the crossfire while trying to get in on the deal, or at least find out what’s being dealt. At the center of it all is a woman who has been wronged in the worst imaginable ways. She will have her revenge. Eisner award-winning creator of Blade of the Immortal Hiroaki Samura presents a new badass thriller with some very bad ladies!

Divine Raiment Magical Girl Howling Moon

Divine Raiment Magical Girl Howling Moon story by Kenji Saito ; art: Shouji Sato ; translation: Ko Ransom ; lettering: Anthony Quintessenza.

Genre: Magical Girl

Volumes: 2

During a field trip with their middle school classmates, childhood friends Kaguya and Himawari are abducted by the secret society Millenium. The evil organization is notorious for the havoc it's wreaked, but is it possible they're... not the bad guys? After Kaguya gets a glimpse behind the curtain, everything starts to change, and she becomes privy to the truth underneath the world she lives in. Now that she's bestowed with the power to transform into a magical girl, what path will she choose?

I Cannot Reach You

I Cannot Reach You by Mika; translation, Jan Mitsuko Cash; lettering, Alexis Eckerman.

Genre: Boy’s Love, School Life

Volumes: 2

Childhood best friends. Two halves of a whole. The cool, smart one who's good at almost everything, and his average, dorky friend who struggles to do anything right -- Yamato and Kakeru. Always by the other's side, but not together in the way they truly want to be. No matter how hard they try, their hearts cannot reach each other…

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken

Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! story and art by Sumito Oowara; translated by Kumar Sivasubramanian; lettering and retouch by Susie Lee and Studio Cutie; edited by Carl Gustav Horn.

Genre: Science-Fiction, Manga, Humor

Volumes: 2

Note: -Nominated for the Manga Taisho Award as one of the 10 best new manga of the year!

Midori loves to design worlds. Tsubame loves to animate. Sayaka loves to make money! And at Shibahama High, they call them Eizouken--a three-girl club determined to produce their own spectacular science fiction anime! But with no budget from their school and a leaky warehouse for a studio, Eizouken is going to have to work hard and use their imagination... the one thing they've got plenty of!


Life Lessons With Uramichi Oniisan

Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan by Gaku Kuze; lettering: translation: Matt Treyvaud.

Genre: Comedy

Volumes: 2

Uramichi is a 31-year old children’s TV host who leads physical exercises and teaches life lessons colored by one main theme: adulthood sucks. Alongside mascots played by a couple of bushy-tailed millennials, and a singing duo whose music embodies the notion of being kicked while you’re down, Uramichi wades through the misery of working life, one sardonic comment at a time…

Not Your Idol

Not Your Idol story and art by Aoi Makino; adaptation, Nancy Thistlewaite; translation, Tetsuchiro Miyaki; touch-up and lettering, Inori Fukuda Trant.

Genre: Suspense

Volumes: 2

After that day, she stopped being a girl. In the wake of an assault, Nina Kamiyama, a former idol in the group Pure Club, shuns her femininity and starts dressing as a boy. At high school, she keeps to herself, but fellow student Hikaru Horiuchi realizes who she is. What secrets is she keeping? The shocking drama starts.




Beyond the Clouds

Beyond the Clouds: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Nicke; translated by Stephen Paul

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Steampunk

Volumes: 3

Young Theo works as a mechanic, putting his knack for machines to use in the industrialized city where he lives. But when he finds an injured, amnesiac girl with wings, his life changes forever. Her name is Mia, and although Theo’s talents make quick work of repairing her injured wing, their quest to find her home will take them beyond the clouds and further than they would ever have imagined.

Eromanga Sensei

Eromanga Sensei story by Tsukasa Fushimi; art by Rin; character design by Kanzakihiro; translation, Dinky Spatz; based on the light novel series by Tsukasa Fushimi.

Genre: Comedy

Volumes: 3

Writing light novels isn't all that easy, especially when you're in high school... and you have to do the cooking and the chores for your shut-in stepsister who's hardly come out of her room the past year! In the light novel business, it's crucial to have the right person illustrating your books to help them sell--and maybe get made into manga and anime! But in a world of online pen names, the author and the illustrator may still not even know each other... until one day they realize they've been living in the same house all along! Now the home life of confident writer Masamune Izumi and his reclusive sister Sagiri--aka the artist "Eromanga Sensei"--will be a drama to compare with their rising careers, their restive fan base, and their rivals in the industry!


Heterogenia Linguistico

Heterogenia Linguistico: An Introduction to Interspecies Linguistics by Salt Seno; translation, Amanda Haley ; lettering, Abigail Blackman.

Genre: Fantasy

Volumes:  3

When his mentor is injured, novice linguist Hakaba is appointed to take over the professor's research in the Netherworld! Though Hakaba has studied the languages of werewolves, lizardpeople, and other Netherworld races from afar, this will be his first field experience coming face-to-face with those so many of his fellow humans have dubbed "monsters." Guided by Susuki, the professor's half-werewolf daughter (?!), Hakaba begins his quest for a greater understanding of the ways people of the Netherworld communicate-even if it does get a bit...hairy at times...


How Do We Relationship

How Do We Relationship? story and art by Tamifull ; English translation & adaptation, Abby Lerkhe ; touch-up art & lettering, Joanna Estep.

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Yuri

Volumes: 3

Shy Miwa has always dreamed of finding love, but living in small-town Japan made finding the right match difficult--especially since she likes girls! Even going away to college didn't seem to help, until one day her outgoing classmate Saeko suggests they might as well start dating each other since it's not like either of them has other options. At first it seems like things won't work out as their personalities clash and misunderstandings abound. But when their casual friendship starts to become something more, Miwa begins to wonder--can a pragmatic proposal lead to true love?

Kigurumi Guardians

Kigurumi Guardians by Lily Hoshino; translation: Alethea Nibley & Athena Nibley; lettering: Lys Blakeslee.

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Volumes: 3

Hakka Sasakura’s life is about to turn upside-down. She comes home from a day of admiring her student body president to discover that a mysterious creature resembling a man in an animal suit has taken up residence her home. What’s more, she has been chosen to work with this strange being to fight off invaders from another dimension and save the world … and she has to kiss him to do so?!

Love Me for Who I Am

Love Me for Who I Am story and art by Kata Konayama ; translation, Amber Tamosaitis.

Genre: Comedy, LGBTQ+, Slice of Life

Volumes: 3

Mogumo is a cute but lonely high school student who just wants a few loving friends. Fellow student Iwaoka Tetsu invites Mogumo to work at his family’s café for “cross-dressing boys,” but he makes an incorrect assumption: Mogumo is non-binary and doesn’t identify as a boy or a girl. However, Mogumo soon finds out that the café is run by LGBT+ folks of all stripes, all with their own reasons for congregating there. This touching manga explores gender, gender presentation, and sexuality from many different angles, including the ways people are pushed to conform in a world that doesn’t understand them…until the world begins to learn, one person at a time.

Lust Geass

Lust Geass by Osamu Takahashi.

Genre: Romance, M for Mature

Volumes: 3

Souta Takatsuki and his neighbor Rikka Amanome have been like brother and sister since they were kids, but his feelings for her run much deeper. With her birthday coming up, he wants to find the perfect gift, which presents itself in the form of a book from a mysterious shop he happens across. The owner doesn't even charge him, saying he'll return to pay eventually...Souta is wholly unprepared for the insatiable passion the book inspires in Rikka, and it seems the ultimate price of this gift may be hefty indeed…

Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles

Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles by Naru Narumi; translated by Ayumi Kato Blystone

Genre: Comedy, Cooking/Food

Volumes: 3

Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles... and Yu likes Ms. Koizumi! But she soon discovers the only way to get closer to this cool, mysterious transfer student is to become her pupil on the path of the one thing Ms. Koizumi really cares about... and you know what that is, don't you...?


My Androgynous Boyfriend

My Androgynous Boyfriend story and art by Tamekou; translated by Jocelyne Allen

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Slice of Life

Volumes: 3

Wako and her androgynous boyfriend don't exactly have the most traditional of relationships. She spends her days working hard in the world of publishing, while he spends his time obsessing over fashion and makeup—all with the goal of making himself beautiful just for her. This romantic slice-of-life story is about love, relationships, and breaking with tradition!


Monster and the Beast

Monster and the Beast by Renji; translation, Taylor Engel; lettering, GOMAINU.

Genre: Fantasy 

Volumes: 3 

Cavo is a hideous monster with a pure heart. Liam, on the other hand, might look like the perfect gentleman, but he's a beast on the inside, and he has an eccentric personality to boot. When Cavo rescues Liam from an unfortunate situation in the forest, the paths of the monster and the beast cross for the first time. Will their meeting be a fleeting encounter or a timeless entanglement? And will Liam succeed in leading the innocent Cavo astray?

Those Not-So-Sweet Bo

Those Not-so-Sweet Boys by Yoko Nogiri; translation, Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley; lettering, Sara Linsley.

Genre: School life, Comedy

Volumes: 3  

Midori drops her wallet on her first day of high school, but her new classmate Ichijo swoops in to help. She wants to thank him, but he’s part of a tight-knit trio and none of them are ever in class! Rumor has it that they all got expelled for acting up, and studious Midori’s actually at risk of expulsion, too… In order to help support her family, she has a part-time job, which is against the school rules. When the chairman of the school board catches her leaving work, he says he’ll let it go—but only if she’s up to the task of bringing the three boys back to school. Well, why not? It’ll be a piece of cake…right?


Weathering With You

Weathering with You story by Makoto Shinkai; art by Wataru Kubota; translated by Melissa Tanaka

Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance

Volumes: 3 

During the summer of his first year in high school, a young man named Hodaka runs away from home to the bustling city of Tokyo. Alone and exhausted, he decides to kill time in a fast food place, where he meets a young woman named Hina who happens to workthere. Little does he know that Hina possesses powers that not only affect the weather, but the whole world…

Witch's Love at the End of the World

A Witch's Love at the End of the World by Kujira; translation, Eleanor Summers; lettering, Sara Linsley.

Genre: Fantasy, Yuri

Volumes: 3

In a world where magic rules from the shadows, there exists a school for witches. This mysterious academy trains young witches on a path of revenge against those who have used them only as tools. Alice, a magical prodigy, has lived her life by this goal only to have her world turned upside down when Mari, a magic-less human, enters the school and her heart!

Yuri Bear Storm

Yuri Bear Storm by Ikunigomakinako ; illustrator: Akiko Morishima

Genre: Fantasy, Science fiction, Yuri

Volumes: 3

Every night, 16-year-old Kureha has a strange dream involving lilies, storms, and... her classmate Ginko as a bear?! At school, Kureha's unassuming personality and looks render her practically invisible. Sometimes, it feels like no one notices her at all... until cute and energetic Ginko asks Kureha to talk privately one day during lunch. Maybe she really is a bear... or maybe she's just got a crush on Kureha!


Mint Chocolate

Mint Chocolate by Mami Orikasa; translation, Amber Tamosaitis; lettering, Sara Linsley.

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Volumes: 4

When Nanami finally gets a chance to meet her mom’s new husband and his son, the last person she expects to see is one of her classmates, Kyouhei Suzumura. Not only is her new stepbrother cool and completely unapproachable, but even worse—he’s the crazy-hot guy Nanami’s been crushing on for months…! Only time will tell how Nanami’s unexpectedly forbidden romance will play out…


My Senpai Is Annoying

My Senpai is Annoying story and art by Shiromanta; translated by Alethea and Athena Nibley; lettering and retouching by Lys Blakeslee

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

Volumes: 4 

Note: Full Color

Igarashi is a hardworking young office lady. Takeda, the senpai above her at work, annoys her constantly–and yet she finds herself growing closer to him. Every day is filled with comic mishaps and romantic moments as Igarashi tries to balance work, life, and love. This full-color manga–which started its life as a webcomic–is sure to charm audiences of workplace comedies like Aggretsuko and The Office!


Prince Freya

Prince Freya story and art by Keiko Ishihara ; English translation & adaptation, Emi Louie-Nishikawa ; touch-up art & lettering, Sabrina Heep.

Genre: Fantasy

Volumes: 4 

To save her kingdom, a simple village girl must live a royal lie. The powerful kingdom of Sigurd has slowly been conquering all the lands that share its borders, and now it has turned its voracious attention to the small, resource-rich Tyr. Tyr cannot hope to match Sigurd in strength, so in order to survive, it must rely on the intelligence, skill and cunning of its prince and his loyal knights. But should their prince fall, so too shall Tyr... Freya thinks of herself as a simple village girl, but her idyllic life is shattered when she is caught up in the aftermath of a treacherous Sigurdian plot. She bears a striking resemblance to her country's beloved Prince Edvard, who lays dying from poison. Without its ruler, all of Tyr will quickly be engulfed by Sigurdian violence. Now Freya must take Prince Edvard's place and lead his valiant knights in defending the realm!

Undead Unluck

Undead Unluck story and art by Yoshifumi Tozuka ; translation, David Evelyn ; touch-up art and lettering, Michelle Pang.

Genre: Comedy, Action

Volumes: 4

Tired of inadvertently killing people with her special ability Unluck, Fuuko Izumo sets out to end it all. But when she meets Andy, a man who longs for death but can't die, she finds a reason to live--and he finds someone capable of giving him the death he's been longing for. All Fuuko wants is a passionate romance like the one in her favorite shojo manga. Unfortunately, her Unluck ability makes that impossible. But just as Fuuko hits rock bottom, Andy sweeps her off her feet--literally! Now she's become Andy's unwilling test subject as he works to find a way to trigger a stroke of Unluck big enough to kill him for good. However, when the pair discovers a secret organization is hunting them, it puts Andy's burial plans on hold.

Witch's Printing Office

A Witch's Printing Office story by Mochinchi; art by Yasuhiro Miyama; translation byAmber Tamosaitis; lettering by Erin Hickman

Genre: Fantasy, Isekai

Volumes: 4 

What nerd wouldn't enjoy exploring an RPG-style world? Not Mika Kamiya! She was just about to enjoy her post-Comic Market haul when fate whisked her away to a fantasy land. All Mika wants is to find a way home, so she's hunting for spells-but rather than search all over, they'll be coming to her to attend her magical-book-selling event, Magic Market! With a very "animated" catalog of guests, eccentric attendees, and out-of-control lines, what could possibly go wrong?!


BL Metamorphosis

BL Metamorphosis story and art by Kaori Tsurutani

Genre: Slice of Life

Volumes: 5

Ichinoi, a 75-year-old woman living a peaceful life, unwittingly buys a Boy’s Love manga one day…and is fascinated by what she finds inside. When she returns to the bookstore to buy the next volume, the high school girl working there–Urara, a seasoned BL fan–notices a budding fangirl when she sees one. When Urara offers to help Ichinoi explore this whole new world of fiction, the two dive into BL fandom together, and form an unlikely friendship along the way.

For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams

For the Kid I Saw in my Dreams by Kei Sanbe; translation: Sheldon Drzka; lettering: Abigail Blackman.

Genre: Crime and Mystery

Volumes: 5

Senri Nakajou's twin brother was his everything, the one who protected him from their abusive father, the one whose pain he felt as his own. That is, until the day thirteen years ago when Senri's entire family was murdered before his eyes. He couldn't have cared less about his parents, but without his brother, his world ended. Ever since, finding the killer and making him pay has been Senri's only goal...and now-finally-he's caught a glimpse of a clue...!


Go With the Clouds North-by-northwest

Go with the Clouds, North-by-Northwest by Aki Irie; translation, David Musto.

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Volumes: 5

The story takes place in Iceland, at land's end, 64°N. Kei Miyama is a 17-year-old with three secrets: he can talk to cars, he can't handle pretty girls, and he works as a private investigator. One case has him searching for a beloved dog, another involves reuniting a woman with a man she fell for at first sight. And then comes a case that strikes close to home--searching for his own little brother. Tag along as this globe-spanning journey unfolds…


Interspecies Reviewers

Interspecies Reviewers story by Amahara; art, masha; translation, Ko Ransom; lettering, Rochelle Gancio.

Genre: Fantasy 

Volumes: 5 

Rating: M for Mature

Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder! From elves to succubi to cyclopes and more, the Yoruno Gloss reviewers are here to rate the red-light delights of all manner of monster girls...The only thing is, they can never agree on which species are the hottest!


Kaiju Girl Caramelise

Kaiju Girl Caramelise by Spica Aoki; translatied byTaylor Engel; lettering by Lys Blakeslee

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction

Volumes: 5

Suffering from a rare, incurable illness that causes frightening changes to her body, loner Kuroe Akaishi spends her high school days avoiding her classmates—especially class idol Arata Minami and his groupies. But when Arata starts making her heart skip a beat with irritating regularity, Kuroe discovers that her illness actually has a big - make that MONSTER —secret: Romance turns her into Love-zilla... literally!


Magus of the Librar

Magus of the Library by Mitsu Izumi; translated by Stephen Kohler; lettering by Evan Hayden

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Volumes: 5

In the small village of Amun lives a poor boy named Theo. Theo adores books, but because of his pointed ears and impoverished life, he isn’t allowed to use the village library. As he endures the prejudice and hatred of the village, he dreams of going where such things don’t exist: Aftzaak, City of Books. But one day, Theo chances to meet a Kafna—a librarian who works for the great library of Aftzaak—and his life changes forever …


My Next Life As a Villainess All Routes Lead to Doom

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! story by Satoru Yamaguchi ; art by Nami Hidaka

Genre: Reverse Harem, Romantic Comedy, Isekai

Volumes: 5 

A high school girl is stunned to find herself reincarnated as the conniving villainess from her favorite dating sim game, Fortune Lover. Now, as Catarina Claes, the impossibly rich and spoiled daughter of a Duke, her new life seems to perfectly sync up with the world of the game. This means big trouble! No matter how the game turned out, there were only two fates for Catarina: exile or death!

Raw Hero

Raw Hero by Akira Hiramoto; translated by Ko Ransom; lettering by Phil Christie

Genre: Action, Science Fiction

Volumes: 5 

Rating: M for Mature

A portion of humanity has obtained special abilities, and two groups emerge in conflict. On the side of justice are "heroes." On the side of villiany are "monsters." For Chiaki, however, all the matters is finding work to support his younger brothers. But when a simple train ride to his latest interview takes a perverse turn, his sense of right leads him down an unexpected path!

With a Dog and a Cat, Every Day Is Fun

With a Dog and a Cat, Every Day is Fun by Hidekichi Matsumoto; Kumar Sivasubramanian, translator.

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Volumes: 5

Welcome to the Menagerie! With both a cat and a dog, there's double the antics, double the fun (and double the kibble!) but while Inu and Neko coexist peacefully, they have their own distinct personalities, which play out in unexpected, charming ways during these short-form stories. Whether you're a dog-person or a cat-person, there's plenty to love about these homegrown sketches of daily life shared with four-legged friends!

Dead mount death play

Dead Mount Death Play story by Ryohgo Narita; artist, Shinta Fujimoto; translation, Christine Dashiell; lettering, Abigail Blackman.

Genre: Fantasy

Volumes: 6 

It's a showdown for the ages as the legendary hero takes on the necromancer Corpse God. But when the dust settles, something isn't quite right. In the final moments of their epic confrontation, the Corpse God's last move was wholly unexpected -- reincarnation magic! Across space and time, a boy named Polka Shinoyama awakens feeling ... not quite himself. Who could've anticipated that the climactic battle between good and evil would turn out like this?!

Dragon Goes House-Hunting

Dragon Goes House-Hunting story by Kawo Tanuki; art by Choco Aya; translated by Nan Rymer; adaptated by T. Campbell; lettering by Alexandra Gunawan

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life

Volumes: 6

When a dragon fails to live up to the fearsome standards set for him, his family kicks him out. He embarks on a quest to find a new home, but soon finds that life on the road is no place for a cowardly beast of legend. In a fantasy world full of elves, dwarves, and other mythical creatures, where everyone wants a piece of him—literally!—the frustrations of house-hunting reach a whole new level.


Given by Natsuki Kizu; translated by, Junko Goda

Genre: Romance, Boy’s Love, Drama

Volumes: 6

Love of music unites the four members of the band Given: hot headed guitarist Uenoyama, playboy drummer Akihiko, gentle bassist Haruki, and Mafuyu, a singer gifted with great talent and burdened by past tragedy. Their struggles and conflicts may drive them apart, but their band to the music, and to one another, always brings them back together again. Ritsuka Uenoyama is bored with it all-- with school, with his basketball club, and even with his one true passion: playing guitar. That is, until the day he finds his favorite hidden napping spot occupied by a strange boy cradling a broken-stringed guitar. At first, Uenoyama is nonplussed by Mafuyu Sato and his slightly odd behavior, but when on a whim, he asks Mafuyu to sing, the power of that song pierces him to the core.

Immortal Hounds

Immortal Hounds by Ryo Yasohachi; translation, Yota Okutani.

Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction

Volumes: 6 

In another reality, humans never die. If they get sick or injured, they simply 'kill' themselves--and immediately come back to life. But then a mysterious new disease, Resurrection Deficiency Syndrome, starts spreading through the populace via Vectors. The Anti-Vector Police Task Force is determined to solve the mystery of how RDS spreads, but the Escape Artists who use violent means to rescue Vectors seriously hamper the police's efforts. And just how do the Escape Artists always beat the cops to the scene of the crime...?

New Gate

The New Gate manga by Yoshiyuki Miwa ; original story, Shinogi Kazanami ; original character design by Makai no Jumin.

Genre: Fantasy, Action, Isekai

Volumes: 6

THE NEW GATE--an online game transformed into a life-and-death struggle for its players. Thanks to the valiant efforts of Shin, the most powerful of them all, an end to the game and freedom for everyone seemed within reach. But just moments after Shin defeats the game's final boss, he finds himself bathed in an unknown light and transported some 500 years into the future of the in-game world. Thrown from a simple game gone wrong into a strange new land, one young swordsman of unrivalled strength is about to embark on a legendary journey!


Perfect World

Perfect World by Rie Aruga; translation, Rachel Murakawa; lettering, Thea Willis; additional lettering, Sara Linsley.

Genre: Romance

Volumes: 6 

The moving, provocative manga about the struggles and triumphs in love of a woman and a man who uses a wheelchair comes to print! An office party reunites Tsugumi with her high school crush Itsuki. He's realized his dream of becoming an architect, but along the way, he experienced a spinal injury that put him in a wheelchair. Now Tsumugi's rekindled feelings will butt up against prejudices she never considered -- and Itsuki will have to decide if he's ready to let someone into his heart... Yet they may soon discover that, without each other, the world feels imperfect.

Something's Wrong With Us

Something's Wrong with Us by Natsumi Ando; translation, Sawa Matsueda Savage; lettering, Sara Linsley.

Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller

Volumes: 6

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Nao became a traditional Japanese sweets maker, and at 21, she’s about to take the industry by storm. With unparalleled artistry and a bright attitude, she gets an offer to work at a world-class confectionary company. But when she meets the young, handsome owner, she recognizes his cold stare … It’s none other than Tsubaki, her childhood friend and first crush-the same boy who stood over his father’s bloodied body 15 years ago, and framed Nao’s mother for the murder. As the only witness of that fateful night, Nao is eager to chase down the truth and confirm her suspicions. Since Tsubaki has no clue who she is, she seizes her chance to get close to him, but instead of finding any answers, she begins falling deeper for Tsubaki’s allure …

Way of the Househusband

The Way of the House Husband story and art by Kousuke Oono; translated by Sheldon Drzka; English adaptation by Jennifer LeBlanc; touch-up art and lettering by Bianco Pistillo

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Volumes: 6

He was the fiercest member of the yakuza, a man who left countless underworld legends in his wake. They called him 'the Immortal Dragon'. But one day he walked away from it all to travel another path--the path of the househusband! The curtain rises on this cozy yakuza comedy!


Accomplishments of the Duke's Daughter

Accomplishments of the Duke's Daughter story by Reia; art by Suki Umemiya; character design by Haduki Futaba ; translated by Angela Liu

Genre: Slice of Life, Isekai, Fantasy

Volumes: 7

Iris, an otome game addict with no time for romance, gets hit by a truck after getting out of work–but instead of dying, she finds herself in the world of a game she’d played just hours earlier. However, she’s not reborn as the game’s protagonist, the main heartthrob of the harem. Instead, she starts her new life as the antagonist, right at the moment she’s being sent to live in a nunnery–for the rest of her life!


I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level

I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level original story by Kisetsu Morita; art and adaptation by Yusuke Shiba; character design by Benio; translation by Jasmine Bernhardt; lettering by Katie Blakeslee

Genre: Isekai

Volumes: 7

Azusa found herself reincarnated as an unaging witch and now spends her days hunting down the slimes, but after centuries of doing this simple job, she has ended up with incredible powers.


Kakuriyo Bed & Breakfast for Spirits

Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits, art by Waco Ioka, original story by Midori Yuma, character design by Laruha, English translation and adaptation by Tomo Kimura, touch-up art and lettering by Joanna Estep

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Supernatural

Volumes: 7

Faced with the choice of being married to a strange spirit or being made into dinner, Aoi Tsubaki decides to create a third option for herself!

Aoi inherited her grandfather’s ability to see spirits—and his massive debt to them! Now she’s been kidnapped and taken to Kakuriyo, the spirit world, to make good on his bill. Her options: marry the head of the inn her grandfather trashed or get eaten by ayakashi. But Aoi isn’t the type to let spirits push her around, and she’s determined to redeem her grandfather’s IOU on her own terms!


Knight of the Ice

Knight of the Ice by Yayoi Ogawa; translation by Rose Padgett

Genre: Romance

Volumes: 7

A rom-com manga on ice. Kokoro is the talk of the figure-skating world, winning trophies and hearts. But little do they know... he's actually a huge nerd! Chitose is a career woman, with a job at a magazine and serious aspirations...except her childhood friend is an international figure skating star who won't stop distracting her! On the ice, Kokoro Kijinami is a flawless, gallant knight, winning trophies and hearts alike, but behind his glittery costumes and breathtaking spins lies a secret: He's actually a hopeless romantic otaku who can only land his quad jumps when Chitose is on hand to recite a spell from his favorite magical girl anime! So when a business trip takes her away from Kokoro's biggest competition yet, what will happen without Chitose there to work her magic?

Phantom Tales of the Night

Phantom Tales of the Night by Matsuri; translation, Julie Goniwich; lettering, Takeshi Kamura.

Genre: Horror

Volumes: 7  

Welcome to Murakumo Inn, a curious establishment that opens its doors to the troubled masses, human or otherwise. But the equally curious innkeeper takes compensation only in the form of one's deepest secrets...Who will come calling today?


Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie by Keigo Maki; translation byKaren McGillicuddy; lettering by Mercedes McGarry

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Volumes: 7

A high school romantic comedy with a sassy twist that follows the daily life of Izumi and his amazing but sometimes intimidating girlfriend Shikimori.

Toppu GP

Toppu GP by Kosuke Fujishima; translation by Stephen Paul; lettering by Lorina Mapa

Genre: Sports

Volumes: 7

Toppu Uno never wanted to race motorcycles. He was perfectly content watching his sister ride--with his eagle eyes, he knew her lap times before the stopwatch did. When he's convinced to take a ride on a minibike for the first time, his hours of observation translate into instant skill on the track. But turning a quick lap and winning a race are two very different things, and Toppu's got a long way to go before he's ready for the big leagues--MotoGP, the highest level of two-wheeled road racing.

Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow story and art by Makoto Hagino; English translation and adaptation by John Werry; touch-up art and lettering by Eve Grandt

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Volume: 7

When her dad gets a job overseas, Konatsu Amano has to leave the Tokyo life she's always known and relocate to a small seaside town to stay with her aunt. The move also means starting a new school surrounded by complete strangers, and it's a lot to handle for a girl who has trouble with change. But on her first day in her new town, Konatsu is instantly drawn to Koyuki, an older girl who is the sole member of the Aquarium Club. Konatsu's introverted tendencies are hard for her to overcome, but maybe she's found something worth coming out of her shell for?


Classmates story and art, Asumiko Nakamura; translation, Jocelyne Allen; adaptation, Lillian Diaz-Przybyl; lettering and retouch, Ray Steeves.

Genre: BL, Romance

Volumes: 8 

Hikaru always thought his classmate Rihito was kind of a snob, until he stumbles across Rihito secretly practicing a song in an empty classroom. Hikaru agrees to become Rihito's music tutor, and with each lesson the two boys grow closer. But when Hikaru realizes that he's fallen for Rihito, will they stay classmates or become something more?


Hakumei & Mikochi

Hakumei & Mikochi: Tiny Little Life in the Woods by Takuto Kashiki; translation by Taylor Engel; lettering by Abigail Blackman

Genre: Fantasy, Slice of life 

Volumes: 8

Deep within a lush, green forest live Hakumei and Mikochi. Making their home in trees, using leaves for umbrellas, and riding bugs for transportation is just part of everyday life for these tiny pals!


Im Great Priest Imhotep

Im: Great Priest Imhotep by Makoto Morishita

Genre: Fantasy

Volumes: 8

From the sands of ancient Egypt to the streets of modern Japan, the newly resurrected Great Priest Imhotep traverses time and space on the hunt for the Magai, devious beings with an appetite for destruction who impersonate the gods! When schoolgirl Hinome crosses paths with this illustrious ancient, is her loner lifestyle about to change for the better...or the worse?!



interviews With Monster Girls

Interviews with Monster Girls by Petos; translation by Kevin Steinbach; lettering by Paige Pumphrey

Genre: Comedy, Supernatural

Volumes: 8

Vampires, dullahans, succubi, snow women. These are just a few of those beings once known as "demi-humans," and high school Biology teacher Testsuo Takahashi has always wanted to meet them. He gets his chance when the new term starts, and there are four "demis" in his school! Join the caring, bumbling Tetsuo in his quest to get to know these adorable monster girls, while helping them navigate the highs and lows of high school!


Ragna Crimson

Ragna Crimson story and art by Daiki Kobayashi ; translation, Stephen Paul ; lettering, Eric Erbes.

Genre: Fantasy

Volumes: 8

Dragon hunters: warriors armed with special silver weapons who kill their prey for bounty. Lowest among their ranks is Ragna, who forms an improbable partnership with the young genius Leonica, a master dragon slayer with more kills to her name than almost any other. All Ragna wants is to stay by Leonica's side, but his dream is shattered by an attack from the deadliest dragon imaginable...

Smokin' Parade

Smokin' Parade by Jinsei Kataoka, Kazuma Kondou; translation: Leighann Harvey; lettering: Abigail Blackman.

Genre: Science Fiction

Volumes: 8 

Youkou lives in a future where organ transplants are common and available to all, but life's not as idyllic as it seems - it turns out a nefarious organization is using that technology for their own evil ends! Only the elite squad Jackalope has any chance of stopping them before it's too late.

Sorry for My Familiar

Sorry for My Familiar story and art by Tekka Yaguraba; translation by Andrew Cunningham

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Monster Boys, Monster Girls

Volumes: 8 

When the demon girl Patty finds she's too weak to summon an animal familiar, she chooses a human instead. His name: Norman Volcanello--an eccentric guy with a dangerous fascination with exotic life forms. As Patty and Norman set out to find her missing father, an offbeat adventure begins!


Witch Hat Atelier

Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama; translation by Stephen Kohler; lettering by Lys Blakeslee

Genre: Fantasy

Volumes: 8

In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: she wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with a gift for magic. Resigned to her un-magical life, Coco is about to give up on her dream to become a witch … until the day she meets Qifrey, a mysterious, traveling magician. After secretly seeing Qifrey perform magic in a way she’s never seen before, Coco soon learns what everybody “knows” might not be the truth, and discovers that her magical dream may not be as far away as it may seem …

Yuri Is My Job

Yuri is My Job! by Miman; translation byDiana Taylor; lettering by Jennifer Skarupa

Genre: Yuri

Volumes: 8 

Hime is a picture-perfect high school princess—she’s admired by all and never trips up! So when she accidentally injures a café manager named Mai, she’s willing to cover some shifts to keep her facade intact. To Hime’s surprise, the café is themed after a private school where the all-female staff always puts on their best act for their loyal customers. However, under the guidance of the most graceful girl there, Hime can’t help but blush and blunder! Beneath all the frills and laughter, Hime feels tension brewing as she finds out more about her new job and her budding feelings …

Drifting Dragons

Drifting Dragons by Taku Kuwabara; translation by Adam Hirsch; lettering by Thea Willis

Genre: Adventure, Cooking, Fantasy

Volumes: 9

Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule the skies of their world... DRAGONS! The daily routine aboard an airborne draking vessel springs to vivid life in this exquisitely crafted tale in the tradition of the lush, transporting fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki. Part travelogue, part imaginary cookbook, and part otherworldly slice of life, Drifting Dragons tells the stories of the Quin Zaza and the colorful band of misfits that makes up her crew.

Flying Witch

Flying Witch by Chihiro Ishizuka; translation by Melissa Tanaka

Genre: Slice of Life, Supernatural

Volumes: 9

Makoto Kowata, a novice witch, packs up her belongings (including her black cat familiar) and moves in with her distant cousins in rural Aomori to complete her training and become a full-fledged witch.





So Im a Spider So What

So I'm a spider, So What? art by Asahiro Kakashi; original story by Okina Baba; character design by Tsukas Kiryu; translation by Jenny McKeon; lettering by Bianca Pistillo

Genre: Fantasy, Isekai

Volumes: 9 

I used to be a normal high school girl but in the blink of an eye, I woke up in a place I've never seen before and-and I was reborn as a spider?! How could something that's nothing more than a tiny spider (that's me) possibly survive in literally the worst dungeon ever? Are there no rules? There should be some rules! Who the hell is responsible for this?



Gleipnir by Sun Takeda; translation by ZephyrRZ; lettering by Daniel CY

Genre: Action, Horror, Supernatural Thriller

Volumes: 9

Shuichi Kagaya an ordinary high school kid in a boring little town. But when a beautiful classmate is caught in a warehouse fire, he discovers a mysterious power: He can transform into a furry dog with an oversized revolver and a zipper down his back. He saves the girl's life, sharing his secret with her. But she's searching for the sister who killed her family, and she doesn't care how degrading it gets: She will use Shuichi to accomplish her mission…


Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun

Toilet-bound Hanako-kun by Aidalro; translation by Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley; lettering by Jesse Moriarty and Tania Biswas

Genre: Comedy, Supernatural

Volume: 9 

At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school's Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third floor girls' bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene Yashiro, an occult-loving high school girl who dreams of romance, ventures into this haunted bathroom... but the Hanako-san she meets there is nothing like she imagined! Kamome Academy's Hanako-san...is a boy!

Happy Sugar Life

Happy Sugar Life by Tomiyaki Kagisora ; translation: Jan Mitsuko Cash ; lettering: Nicole Dochych.

Genre: Psychological Horror

Volumes: 10

Satou Matsuzaka doesn't seem to care about much, moving through boys and casting them aside like so used candy wrappers. All that changes, though, when she meets Shio. The little girl changes everything for Matsuzaka. Is this love...? If it is, then it's love through a very warped prism as the high schooler demonstrates there's no atrocity beyond her when it comes to protecting the object of her deranged affection.

Hitorijime My Hero

Hitorijime My Hero by Memeco Arii; translation: Anne Lee; lettering: Michael Martin.

Genre: Comedy, BL, Romance

Volumes: 10

A yaoi romance between a good boy who didn't know he was waiting for a hero, and a bad boy who comes to his rescue! Masahiro Setagawa doesn't believe in heroes, but wishes he could. He's found himself in a gang of small-time street bullies who use him to run errands. But when high school teacher (and scourge of the streets) Kousuke Ohshiba comes to his rescue, he finds he may need to start believing after all. As their relationship deepens, he realizes a hero might be just what he was looking for this whole time.

Miss Kobayashis Dragon Maid

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid story and art by coolkyousinnjya; translation by Jenny McKeon; adaptation by Shanti Whitesides

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy

Volumes: 10

Miss Kobayashi lives in an ordinary apartment, along with her new maid, Tohura . . . a dragon girl! Take a peek into the daily life of a hard-working office lady and her inept dragon maid.



My Neighbor Seki

My Neighbor Seki = Tonari no Seki-kun by Morishige Takuma; translation by Yoshito Hinton

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Volumes: 10

Toshinari Seki takes goofing off to new heights. Every day, on or around his school desk, he masterfully creates his own little worlds of wonder, often hidden to most of his classmates. Unfortunately for Rumi Yokoi, his neighbor at the back of their homeroom, his many games, dioramas, and projects are often way too interesting to ignore; even when they are hurting her grades.

Love and Lies

Love & Lies by Musawo; translator: Jennifer Ward; lettering: Daniel CY

Genre: Romance

Volumes: 10 

Yukari is dull. He doesn't even stand out enough to be bullied - he's just a generally lower-middle-class kid. He's in love with Misaki, the most popular girl in school. There's just one problem: He's 15, one year away from receiving his government-assigned marriage partner. He normally wouldn't have the courage to defy the law, but his sickly classmate Ririna still believes in love, and won't stop goading him into confessing his feelings!

Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku by Fujita; translation byJessica Sheaves; lettering by AndWorld Design; editing by Lauren Scanlan

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Volumes: 10

Narumi Momose has had it rough: Every boyfriend she's had dumped her once they found out she was an otaku, so she's gone to great lenths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, she comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But he comes up with a counter-proposal: Why doesn't she just date him instead?



Eromanga Sensei

Eromanga Sensei story by Tsukasa Fushimi; art by Rin; character design by Kanzakihiro; translation, Dinky Spatz; based on the light novel series by Tsukasa Fushimi.

Genre: Comedy

Volumes: 11

Writing light novels isn't all that easy, especially when you're in high school... and you have to do the cooking and the chores for your shut-in stepsister who's hardly come out of her room the past year! In the light novel business, it's crucial to have the right person illustrating your books to help them sell--and maybe get made into manga and anime! But in a world of online pen names, the author and the illustrator may still not even know each other... until one day they realize they've been living in the same house all along! Now the home life of confident writer Masamune Izumi and his reclusive sister Sagiri--aka the artist "Eromanga Sensei"--will be a drama to compare with their rising careers, their restive fan base, and their rivals in the industry!



Orient by Shinobu Ohtaka; translation, Nate Derr; lettering, Daniel Park.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Volumes: 11

At age 10, best friends Musashi and Kojiro sat in excited silence as Kojiro's father spun tales of evil demons who preyed on the innocent, and the warriors who defeated them. Practicing sword-play, the two swear an oath to become the strongest in the world, but as they grow up, Kojiro turns cynical, and Musashi comes to the realization that he can't overturn 150 years of demon rule on his own. He's being called a prodigy with a pick-axe, and he's almost ready to settle into a life of labor. Yet he can't shake the feeling that he ... still has a responsibility to act...and soon, the injustices of his world will force his hand…


City by Keiichi Arawi; translation Jenny McKeon.

Genre: Comedy

Volumes: 12 
Midori is in a bit of a bind. She is in debt, and her landlady is trying to shake her down for unpaid rent. Her best friend refuses to loan her cash since she’s wised up to her tricks. Maybe some bullying would help. Or a bit of petty theft? Neither is sustainable. Maybe getting a job would settle things … But working means less time for fun adventures in the big city …


Laid-Back Camp

Laid-back Camp by Afro; translation by Amber Tamosaitis; lettering by Bianca Pistillo

Genre: Slice of life, Adventure

Volumes: 11

Rin enjoys camping by the lakeshore, Mt. Fuji in view. Nadeshiko rides her bike to see Mt. Fuji, too. As the two eat cup noodles together, what scenery will they behold? This series will make readers fall in love with camping!



Land of the Lustrous

Land of the Lustrous by Haruko Ichikawa; translation by Aletha Nibley and Athena Nibley; lettering byEvan Hayden; editing by Lauren Scanlan

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Volumes: 11

In a world inhabited by crystalline lifeforms called The Lustrous, every unique gem must fight for their way of life against the threat of lunarians who would turn them into decorations. Phosphophyllite, the most fragile and brittle of gems, longs to join the battle. When Phos is instead assigned to complete a natural history of their world, it sounds like a dull and pointless task. But this new job brings Phos into contact with Cinnabar, a gem forced to live in isolation. Can Phos's seemingly mundane assignment lead both Phos and Cinnabar to the fulfillment they desire?

Hell's Paradise Jigokuraku

Hell's Paradise = Jigokuraku story and art by Yuji Kaku; translation, Caleb Cook; retouch + lettering, Mark McMurray.

Genre: Action, Thriller

Volumes: 13

Gabimaru the Hollow is one of the most vicious assassins ever to come out of the ninja village of Iwagakure. He's ruthlessly efficient, but a betrayal results in him being handed a death sentence. He has only one hope--in order to earn his freedom, he must travel to a long-hidden island and recover an elixir that will make the shogun immortal. Failure is not an option. On this island, heaven and hell are just a hair's breadth away.

Ancient Magus Bride

The Ancient Magus' Bride story and art by Kore Yamazaki; translation by Adrienne Beck; adaptation by Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane; lettering and layout by Lys Blakeslee

Genre: Dark Fantasy, Supernatural, Mystery

Volumes: 14 

Hatori Chise has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise's life will never be the same again. The man is a "magus," a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice--and his bride!

Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer art by Kousuke Kurose; original story by Kumo Kagyu; character design by Noboru Kannatuki; translation by Kevin Steinbach; lettering by Bianca Pistillo

Genre: Dark fantasy

Volumes: 14

A young priestess joins her first adventuring party but almost immediately encounters the most unspeakable horrors. Rescued by an enigmatic warrior called Goblin Slayer, she partners with her savior on his mission to exterminate all goblins—by any means necessary. When rumors of Goblin Slayer's feats begin circulating, there's no telling who might come calling next…

Warning:  Sexual Assault


In  Spectre

In/Spectre story by Kyo Shirodaira; manga by Chashiba Katase; translation by Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley; lettering by Lys Blakeslee; editing by Ajani Oloye

Genre: Mystery, Romance, Supernatural Thriller

Volumes: 14 

The 17-year-old Kotoko has a unique situation. When she was a child, she was kidnapped by spirits called yōkai, and returned missing one leg and one eye. Since then, she has been able to communicate with other worldly forces, both benevolent and dangerous.


Real Account

Real Account story by Okushou; manga by Shizumu Watanabe; translation by Jonathan Tarbox and Kazuko Shimizu; lettering by Evan Hayden; editing by Ajani Oloye; Kodansha Comics edition cover design by Phil Balsman

Genre: School Life, Science Fiction, Isekai

Volumes: 14

Like many of his peers, Ataru Kashiwagi has found himself addicted to the newest social networking service, Real Account. But one day, Ataru and almost 10,000 other people, get sucked into the Real Account Zone, where they have become players in a series of deadly games. The basic rules of these games are simple—if you lose all your followers, you die in real life, and if you die, all of your followers die with you. As these depraved games decimate the players around him, Ataru must use quick thinking and his knowledge of Real Account to win each round and return to the real world. But when true friendship determines whether he lives or dies, can Ataru really survive when the only people he can count on are his Internet friends?

Requiem of the Rose King

Requiem of the Rose King story and art by Aya Kanno; translation by Jocelyne Allen

Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction

Volumes: 15

In medieval England, during the age of the Wars of the Roses, a fierce battle rages between the House of York and the House of Lancaster. Young Richard of the House of York is determined that his family will ascend the throne... but he's hiding a secret that could destroy everything he desires.

To Your Eternity

To Your Eternity by Yoshitoki Oima; translation by Steven LeCroy; lettering by Darren Smith

Genre: Fantasy

Volumes: 14

An orb was cast unto the earth. After metamorphosing into a wolf, it joins a boy on his bleak journey to find his tribe. It learns and evolves, transcending death, even when those around it cannot…





Yotsuba &! by Kiyohiko Azuma; translation by Amy Forsyth; lettering by Terri Delgado

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life 

Volumes: 14

The curious and curiouser Yotsuba moves to a new town with her dad. In the process of moving in, Yotsuba encounters things like swingsets and broken door handles, which all bring about a never-ending torrent of questions and shrieks of amazement.


D-Frag! = Difuragu! story and art by Tomoya Haruno ; translation, Adrienne Beck.

Genre: Comedy

Volumes: 15 

Kazama Kenji thinks he's a delinquent. He's got the look, the style and the 'tude to match--he even has a second-rate entourage. Deep down, however, Kazama is a good-hearted kid who finds himself and his loyal gang in over their heads when they stumble upon the Game Development Club. The club's formidable members are four girls who he might actually be attracted to if they weren't so freakin' weird. The girls claim to have otherworldly powers which they use to defeat Kazama's gang and force him to join their offbeat club. Can Kazama resist the girls' bizarre charms and return to some semblance of a normal, everyday life...or is it "game over" for our hapless hero?

Heroic Legend of Arslan

The Heroic Legend of Arslan story by Yoshiki Tanaka; manga by Hiromu Arakawa; translation: Amanda Haley; lettering: James Dashiell.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Volumes: 15

In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father. At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan's destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.

Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen story and art by Gege Akutami; translation by Stefan Koza

Genre: Action, Supernatural, Dark Fantasy 

Volumes: 15

Although Yuji Itadori looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Research Club. One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object. Little do they know the terror they’ll unleash when they break the seal…

Royal Tutor

The Royal Tutor by Higasa Akai; translation by Amanda Haley; lettering by Abigail Blackman

Genre: Comedy, Historical Fiiction

Volumes: 15

Accepting the post of royal tutor at the court of the king of Granzreich, Heine Wittgenstein is a little professor with a big job ahead of him! Each of the kingdom's four princes has a rather distinct personality. Does their diminutive new instructor have what it takes to lay down some learning? It's a comedy of educational proportions!


Murciélago by Yoshimurakana; translation by Christine Dashiell; lettering by Alexis Eckerman

Genre: Action

Volumes: 16

Mass murderer Kuroko Koumori has two passions in life: taking lives and pleasuring ladies. This doesn't leave her with many career prospects, but Kuroko actually has the perfect gig- as a hit woman for the police! A license to kill other killers, and plenty of opportunities to get a little loving on the side? That's some serious job satisfaction right there!



Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon story and art by Kenjiro Hata ; translation, John Werry ; touch-up art & lettering, Evan Waldinger.

Genre: Romantic comedy, Slice of Life, Science Fiction

Volumes: 17

From the day his parents named him, Nasa Yuzaki has felt connected to outer space... whether he likes it or not. His efforts to outperform the space program veer off course when an accident introduces him to Tsukasa, a mysterious girl with strange powers. Is she an alien, a moon goddess or something else? Since she insists on marrying him, Nasa will have plenty of chances to find out!



Plunderer by Suu Minazuki; translation by Ko Ransom

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Volumes: 17

In the world of Alcia, where rank is determined by "counts," a young girl named Hina scours the land for the fabled Ace--the legendary hero of the Waste War. With only the last words of her missing mother to guide her search, she wanders from town to town until she meets Licht, a clownish masked vagrant with a count of -999. Girl-crazy and unpredictable, he's the exact opposite of a hero...or at least, that's how he appears...

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle by story and art by Kagiji Kumanomata; translation by Tetsuichiro Miyaki; English adaptation by Annette Roman; touch-up art and lettering by Susan Daigle-Leach

Genre: Fantasy comedy

Volumes: 17

Kidnapped by the Demon King and imprisoned in his castle, Princess Syalis is ... bored. She decides to while away the hours by sleeping, but getting a good night's rest turns out to be a lot of work! She begins by fashioning a DIY pillow out of the fur of her Teddy Demon guards and an 'air mattress' from the magical Shield of the Wind. The princess's hapless demonic guards soon discover that their captive expects to be treated like, well, a princess. Things go from bad to worse--for her captors--when some of Princess Syalis's schemes end in her untimely—if temporary—demise and she chooses the Forbidden Grimoire for her bedtime reading. 

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime story by Fuse; art byTaiki Kawakami; character design by Mitz Vah; translation by Stephen Paul

Genre: Fantasy, Isekai

Volumes: 17 

Average, unexceptional, 37-year-old salaryman Satoru Mikami has found himself in a gooey situation. After getting killed while saving his coworkers' lives, he gets a new lease on life—just not the life he was expecting. He has been reincarnated in a fantasy world as a magic-wielding slime creature. Under his new name "Rimuru Tempest," this once-normal man will have to learn to survive in this strange, new world--and with his incredible wit, affable nature, and a few powerful allies, he'll quickly ooze his way into the hearts and minds of everyone he encounters along his journey.

Children of the Whales

Children of the Whales story and art by Abi Umeda

Genre: Fantasy

Volumes: 18 

In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, cut off from its own history by the shadows of the past. Chakuro is the archivist for the Mud Whale, diligently chronicling the lives and deaths of his people. But the steady pace of their isolated existence on the Mud Whale is abruptly shattered when a scouting party discovers a mysterious young girl who seems to know more about their home than they do.



Plunderer by Suu Minazuki; translation: Ko Ransom.

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Action, Fantasy
Volumes: 18
In the world of Alcia, where rank is determined by "counts," a young girl named Hina scours the land for the fabled Ace--the legendary hero of the Waste War. With only the last words of her missing mother to guide her search, she wanders from town to town until she meets Licht, a clownish masked vagrant with a count of -999. Girl-crazy and unpredictable, he's the exact opposite of a hero...or at least, that's how he appears…

saint young men

Saint Young Men Hikaru Nakamura; translation by Alethea and Athena Nibley; lettering by Lys Blakeslee; foreword by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

Volumes: 18

Jesus, the Son of God. Buddha, the enlightened one. Two of history's most important figures whose sagely deeds have been told and retold. After a few millennia of helping humanity, they have decided to take some time off and rent an apartment together in modern-day Tokyo. But even their saintly status hasn't fully prepared them to navigate the ups and downs of life in 21st century Japan, from theme parks, to shopping for rice cookers, to the wonderful world of manga. Follow this pair on a goofy, light-hearted, and pun-filled adventure in friendship.

No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular

No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! by Nico Tanigawa; translation and adaptation by Krista Shipley and Karie Shipley; lettering and Lys Blakeslee

Genre: Dark Comedy

Volumes: 19 

Tomoko Kuroki naturally assumed she'd be popular when she got to high school—but then cold, hard reality swooped in for the attack! Turns out all the popularity points she'd racked up in her video game dating sims are worth squat in real life, and Tomoko's far from prepared to navigate high school! How can she possibly hope to impress her classmates when she can't even talk to them?! A new high-school heroine is born (maybe?)!


Death march to the parallel world rhapsody

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody original story by Hiro Ainana; art by Ayamegumu; character design by Shri; translation by Jenny McKeon; lettering by Rochelle Gancio

Genre: Fantasy, Isekai

Volumes: 20 

Suzuki is a programmer in the midst of a death march-crunch time, when coders live on caffeine and pull twenty-hour days. He just needs a little nap ... but then he has a dream. A dream where he's in another world, with RPG powers right out of his game. A dream where he calls down a great disaster. A dream that, suspiciously, just won't end.


Dr Stone

Dr. Stone story by Riichiro Inagaki; art by Boichi; translation by Caleb Cook; touch-up art and lettering by Stephen Dutro

Genre: Post-apocalyptic, Science Fiction

 Volumes: 20

Several millenia after humans were petrified by a flash of light, high schoolers Taiju and his friend Senku awaken and begin working on how to use science to reawaken human civilization.


Komi Can't Communicate

Komi Can't Communicate story and art by Tomohito Oda; English translation and adaptation byJohn Werry; touch-up art and lettering by Eva Grandt

Genre: Romantic comedy

Volumes: 20 

Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi would love to make friends, but her shyness is interpreted as reserve, and the other students keep her at a distance. Only timid Tadano realizes the truth, and despite his own desire to blend in, he decides to help her achieve her goal of making 100 friends.



Rent-a-Girlfriend by Reiji Miyajima

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Volumes: 20

You can rent a girlfriend, but can you buy love? Hapless college first-year Kazuya Kinoshita, reeling from a bad breakup, rents a few hours of friendly companionship at the aquarium with the idol-beautiful and polite Chizuru. But rock bottom might be lower than Kazuya thought! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, and to make matters worse, Chizuru is much more than the pretty face and sweet demeanor he thought he'd bargained for...


Kaguya-Sama Love Is War

Kaguya-sama: Love is War story and art by Aka Akasaka; translation by Emi Louie-Nishikawa; English adaptation by Annette Roman; touch-up art and lettering by Stephen Duro

Genre: Romantic comedy 

Volumes: 21

Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first...?! As leaders of their prestigious academy's student councilm Kaguya and Miyuki are the elite of the elite! But it's lonely at the top... Luckily for them, they've fallen in love! There's just one problem—they both have too much pride to admit it. And so begins the daily scheming to get the object of their affection to confess their romantic feelings first... Love is a war you win by losing.



Beastars story and art by Paru Itagaki; translation by Tomoko Kimura; English adaptation by Annette Roman; touch-up and lettering by Susan Daigle-Leach

Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Volumes: 22

At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, it s personal relationships that maintain the fragile peace. Who among them is a Beastar an academic and social role model destined to become a leader in a society naturally rife with mistrust?


Noragami Stray God

Noragami: Stray God by Adachitoka; translation by Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley; lettering by Lys Blakeslee

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Volumes: 22 

Yato is a homeless god. He doesn't even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he's set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he'll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can't afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school.

Snow White With the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair story and art by Sorata Akiduki; translation by Caleb Cook; touch-up art and lettering and Brandon Bovia

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Volumes: 22

Unwilling to become the prince of Tanbarun's possession, beautiful red-haired herbalist Shirayuki seeks shelter in the woods of the neighboring kingdom, where she gains an unlikely ally—the prince of that kingdom.


Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero: The Manga Companion by Aiya Kyu; original story by Aneko Yusagi; character design by Minami Seira

Genre: Isekai, Fantasy

Volumes: 22

Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

Golden Kamuy

Golden Kamuy story and art by Satoru Noda; translation by Eiji Yasuda; touch-up art and lettering by Steve Dutro

Genre: Adventure, Historical Fiction

Volumes 23 

In the early 20th century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi Sugimoto searches the wilderness of the Japanese frontier of Hokkaido for a hoard of hidden gold. With only a cryptic map and a native Ainu girl to help him, Saichi must also deal with every murderous cutthroat, bandit and rogue who knows about the treasure!


One-Punch Man

One-Punch Man story by ONE; art by Yusuke Murata; translation by John Werry; touch-up art and lettering by James Gaubatz; design by Fawn Lau; graphic novel editorJennifer Leblanc

Genre: Superhero, Action

Volumes: 23

Every time a promising villain appears, Saitama beats the snot out of 'em with one punch! Can he finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of superpowered boredom?


Seraph of the End Vampire Reign

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign story by Takaya Kagami; art by Yamato Yamamoto; storyboards by Daisuke Furuya; translation by Adrienne Beck; touch-up art and lettering by Sabrina Heep

Genre: Dark Fantasy

Volumes: 23

After trumpets of the apocalypse proclaim the fall of humanity, vampires arise from the shadows to rule the earth. Yuichiro wants just one thing—to get revenge by killing each and every vampire. Yuichiro's dream is near-impossible, given that vampires are seven times stronger than humans, and the only way to kill them is by mastering Cursed Gear, advanced demon-possessed weaponry. Not to mention that humanity's most elite Vampire Extermination Unit, the Moon Demon Company, wants nothing to do with Yuichiro unless he can prove he's willing to work in a team—which is the last thing he wants!

Vinland Saga

Vinland Saga by Makoto Yukimura; translation by Stephen Paul; lettering by Scott O. Brown

Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure 

Volumes: 23

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 Throfinn 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.

Arata The Legend

Arata, the Legend story and art by Yuu Watase; English adaptation by Lance Caselman

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

Volumes: 24

In a mythical world where humans and gods co-exist, Arata has the unfortunate honor of being the successor to the matriarchal Hime Clan. This means he has to pretend to be a girl or face death if his true gender is discovered.


Twin Star Exorcists

Twin Star Exorcists story and art Yoshiaki Sukeno; translation by Tetsuichiro Miyaki; English adaptation by Bryant Turnage; touch-up art and lettering by Stephen Dutro; edited by Annette Roman

Genre: Adventure, Romance, Supernatural

Volumes: 24 

Rokuro is from a family of exorcists, but he'd rather be a singer, a soccer player or anything but an exorcist! He's forced to own up to his own incredible potential when new arrival Benio stirs his competitive spirit. But their rivalry gets a twist when they earn the prestigious title of "Twin Star Exorcists", two supreme fighters fated to marry and birth the ultimate spiritual warrior! When Rokuro's best friend, Ryogo goes missing, Rokuro is forced to akk Benio for help to enter Magano, the realm of the evil Kegare, to rescue him.

Certain Magical Index

A Certain Magical Index original story by Kazuma Kamachi; character design by Kiyotaka Haimura; art by Chuya Kogino; translation by Andrew Prowse; lettering by Brndn Blakeslee and Lys Blakeslee

Genre: Action/Fantasy

Volumes: 25 

Touma Kamijou just can't catch a break. He might live in Academy City, a place full of more super powered students than you can shake a stick at, but his only superpower is his supernatural lack of luck. He wants nothing more than to keep a low profile, but when a girl named Index comes into his life, it gets more complicated and dangerous than ever!

Fire Force

Fire Force by Atsushi Ohkubo; translation by Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley

Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Volumes: 26

The city of Tokyo is plagued by a deadly phenomenon: spontaneous human combustion! Luckily, a special team is there to quench the inferno: The Fire Force! The fire soldiers at Special Fire Cathedral 8 are about to get a unique addition. Enter Shinra, a boy who possesses the power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous "devil's footprints" (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can Shinra and his colleagues discover the source of this strange epidemic before the city burns to ashes?


Black Clover

Black Clover by Yuki Tabata; translation by Satsuki Yamashita and Taylor Engel, HC Language Solutions, Inc.; touch-up art and lettering by Annaliese Christman

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy

Volumes: 27 

Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem—he can't use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can't use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing's for sure—Asta will never give up!


D. Gray-man story & art by Katsura Hoshino.

Genre: Adventure, Dark fantasy, Science fiction

Volumes: 27  

D.Gray-man is the story of Allen Walker, who roams a fictional 19th century Earth in search of Innocence, a mysterious substance used to fight demons called akuma. Allen Walker travels to the headquarters of the Black Order, a group of exorcists out to destroy the Millennium Earl, the creator of the akuma. Allen is already a strong exorcist and wants to join the Black Order, but he might not even survive getting past the guard!


My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia. Vol. 1 by Izuku Midoriya; original story and art by Kohei Horikoshi; translation and English adaptation by Caleb Cook

Genre: Superhero, Action

Volumes: 29 

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks" at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny.

Black Butler

Black Butler by Yana Toboso; translation by Tomo Kimura; lettering by Tania Biswas

Genre: Dark Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Volumes: 30 (Ongoing)

Just a stone's throw from London lies the manor house of the illustrious Phantomhive earldom and its master, one Ciel Phantomhive. Earl Phantomhive is a giant in the world of commerce, Queen Victoria's faithful servant...and a slip of a twelve-year-old boy. Fortunately, his loyal butler, Sebastian, is ever at his side, ready to carry out the young master's wishes. And whether Sebastian is called to save a dinner party gone awry or probe the dark secrets of London's underbelly, there apparently is nothing Sebastian cannot do. In fact, one might even say Sebastian is too good to be true...or at least, too good to be human...

Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the Dawn story and art by Mizuho Kusanagi; English adaptation by Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane; translation by JN Productions

Genre: Fantasy romance

Volumes: 34

Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Soo-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when she witnesses her father's murder! Yona reels from the shock of witnessing a loved ones murder and having to fight for her life. With Hak's help, she flees the palace and struggles to survive while evading her enemy's forces. But where will this displaced princess go when all the paths before her are uncertain?

Skip Beat

Skip Beat story and art by Yoshiki Nakamura; English translation and adaptation by Tomo Kimura; touch-up art and lettering by Sabrina Heep

Genre: Romantic comedy

Volumes: 43 

Kyoko followed her true love, Sho, to Tokyo and supported him while he made it big as an idol. Now, he says she means nothing to him, so Kyoko sets out to become even bigger than Sho, but finds that her bitter heart may be her undoing.


Jojos Bizarre Adventure

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1, Phantom Blood by Hirohiko Araki; translation by Evan Galloway; touch-up art and lettering by Mark McMurray; design by Fawn Lau; edited by Urian Brown

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural

Volumes: 129, split into eight separate story arcs starting with Phantom Blood 

Young Jonathan Joestar's life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!

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