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Manga Planet Releases Print Editions of Dento Hayane’s “See you later, Mermaid” and Chika Hongo’s “Setagaya Synchronicity”

Print releases will be available for purchase at Anime Expo 2024

Ikebukuro, Japan — Manga Planet is pleased to announce that the following Home-Sha titles will be released in print for USD 12.99 at Anime Expo 2024, happening on July 4-7, 2024 at the Los Angeles Anime Convention in Los Angeles, California.

See you later, Mermaid is about Kazushi Kimijima and Tatsumi Higaki, who find themselves as patrons of the same inn after meeting in a seaside town during their solo travels. The friendly Kazushi invites the pensive Tatsumi for a drink as a favor for his help during a prior sand-in-eye plight. Kazushi finds out little by little why his new acquaintance is so apprehensive. What will he do when Tatsumi unveils his deepest secret and, with it, his deepest fear?

Setagaya Synchronicity is about Takafumi, who often sees “him,” a man who is just his type, at his part-time job. Always in the same seat, always studying, Takafumi couldn’t help but notice him. When Takafumi moves into his friends’ dorm room, he discovers his new roommate is “him,” a college student named Fukamachi. Through a series of coincidences, Takafumi keeps crossing paths with Fukamachi and becomes more entangled with his life. This is…normal, right?

Manga Planet released Ryo Ito’s It’s Still Too Early to be Love, Samba Maekawa’s Let’s Talk About Us, Sainosuke’s Boss & Yasu, and Renmei’s Lilies and Voices Born Upon the Wind in print during 2023. All titles are available in Kinokuniya stores in the United States. In 2024, Manga Planet plans to expand its print catalog.


About Manga Planet

Manga Planet started in 2012 as a joint project between FANTASISTA, INC. and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. to research the ways manga is read throughout the world.

In 2019, Manga Planet launched the Boys’ Love (BL) subscription service futekiya Library, followed by the multi-genre Manga Planet Library in the same year. Both libraries were merged into one Manga Planet in April 2023.

Bridging the needs of international manga fans and the Japanese manga industry, Manga Planet pushes for affordable access to officially licensed English-language manga through its subscription plan, as well as newly added options to purchase or rent individual titles.

Manga Planet’s subscription plan starts at US$1.99 for one week. Visit Manga Planet’s official website to find out more about its service, and start by signing up for free.

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