Here is a round-up of the upcoming new releases on Manga Planet this January 2021! This month four josei manga titles from Shodensha Publishing and three new titles from SOZO Comics will be added to the Manga Planet Library!
Story & Art : Nagi Sawara
Release Date: January 6, 2021
Wakaba Amamiya thought she had her life figured out. At 30 years old, even being tall and having large feet, she thought she would soon marry her boyfriend of five years only to overhear him on the phone, saying, “she’s more like a mother than a girlfriend.” Heartbroken, Amamiya runs. She runs so much her shoe breaks. Luckily, the local shoe shopkeeper, Takumi Kobashi, comes to her (shoe’s) rescue.
Saddened that Wakaba can never find cute shoes in her larger size, the young cobbler proposes to make shoes designed with her feet and size in mind. Surprised but happy, Wakaba gladly accepts to help out the young man, but what will Wakaba do when the glass slipper fits?
Story & Art: Ayu Inui
Release Date: January 9, 2021
Yukawa comes into the office and always hangs up her coat on the rack; most others just sling it over their chairs. That may be because Yukawa is proper, but maybe because she loves receiving handwritten notes from her coworker Mizuki. Until recently, Yukawa only knew Mizuki and her sweet vanilla scent from afar, but one day she was able to befriend her after a mix up with their coats.
Since then, Mizuki communicates with Yukawa and asks her to go out after work via pen, paper, and coat. They never make plans ahead of time, nor do they even know each other’s phone numbers.
As Yukawa navigates her feelings and learns more about Mizuki, will their relationship blossom into more than whatever it is right now?
Sunrise Snack Bar
Young salaryman Mutsuki Hotei gets the surprise of his life when his senior coworker Nakamura drags him to a so-called “snack bar” – especially when he gets enchanted by Snack Bar Metadoll’s own “diva,” Ichiko!
Yachiyo doesn’t know why exactly Haguchi ended up living with her, but he’s here now, making her tiring daily life a little bit brighter, one delicious meal at a time. Where does Haguchi come from, and is there anything his mysterious blobby self can’t do?
Story: DLE, Sahoko Yamazaki / Art: Potatorus
Release date: January 26, 2021
When a farmer living on Sparta’s outskirts finds and raises a child abandoned by Spartans, he has no idea that this strange baby would grow up to become one of the fiercest warriors The Pillar of Heracles has ever taught. People say that only the most talented Spartan soldiers, called the “Demigod Spartans,” have the gods’ blessings – could Pausanias be one of them?
Story: DLE, Sahoko Yamazaki / Art: Tomokichi
Release date: January 28, 2021
One of the most popular manga tropes is that of the tsundere – a cold, moody, often hot-headed character who uses their wild anger to cover up the soft, affectionate emotions they have bottled up deep inside. Could you imagine the hilarity that would erupt if most of history’s famous women were tsundere…and your modern-day boss?
Story and Art: Shiori Kawana
Release date: January 29, 2021
Forty-something penguin Egwin would just want nothing more but to laze around at home and do nothing, but unfortunately, life always gets in the way! What are he and his animal friends up to again today?
Egwin & Friends ranked 1st place in LINE Manga’s Indie Comics Comedy/Gag Division.
*Release dates subject to change without prior notice.
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