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Manga Planet New Releases (August 31, 2022)

Here’s a roundup of new releases on Manga Planet from Kodansha this week!

Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle by Yukito Kishiro *NEW*

(Volumes 1 – 5)

Story Summary:
The cyber-martial arts saga that has spanned a solar system and over two decades in print returns, with creator Yukito Kishiro’s new sequel that reveals the true story of Alita’s childhood on Mars, and the mind-bending adventures that still await her…For centuries, war has raged on the dusty, red surface of Mars. This apocalyptic crucible will produce the solar system’s most fearsome warrior, Alita. But for now that warrior is just a little girl named Yoko. The future and past of the battle angel fan out across the reaches of space in the final chapter of one of the greatest sci-fi epics of all time!

 

Fort of Apocalypse by Yuu Kuraishi and Kazu Inabe

(Volumes 7 – 8)

Story Summary:
Yoshiaki Maeda has been falsely accused and detained, along with delinquents from all over the Kanto region, in the juvenile correctional facility, Shouran Institute. Yoshiaki is as typical as a boy can get, so when he finds himself living in this violence-ridden prison, he can’t think of anything worse. His cellmates, Iwakura, Yamanoi, and Yoshioka, are a cunning crew and soon Yoshiaki finds himself pulled into a feud going on in the prison. Then suddenly, a prison van crashes into the facility and what shambles out of the wreckage are flesh-eating zombies… And so the curtain is raised on this bone-chilling story of panic and horror!

 

Love in Focus by Yoko Nogiri *NEW*

(Volumes 1 – 2)

Story Summary:
From the creator of New York Times bestselling manga That Wolf-Boy Is Mine! comes a feel-good romance about a teenage girl whose passion for photography leads her to a new school, a new dorm, and a new love triangle!

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Mako’s always had a passion for photography. When she loses someone dear to her, she clings to her art as a relic of the close relationship she once had…Luckily, her childhood best friend Kei encourages her to come to his high school and join their prestigious photo club. With nothing to lose, Mako grabs her camera and moves into the dorm where Kei and his classmates live. Soon, a fresh take on life, along with a mysterious new muse, begin to come into focus!

 

Magical Sempai by Azu

(Volumes 3 – 4)

Story Summary:
“Our new member made it bigger?!” The bumbling sempai and her (actually, kind of considerate) assistant’s lonely Magic Club gets new members?! Two of them?? From mentalism to balloon art, the four-member Magic Club’s activities are twice as lively, and for some reason twice as erotic too!! The third volume of the short gag comic about magic-gone-wrong where various things swell! Also includes the phantom chapter that appeared in Weekly Shonen Magazine!

 

Mysterious Girlfriend X by Riichi Ueshiba *NEW*

(Volumes 1 – 3)

Story Summary:
The Ultimate Mystery: A Girlfriend! — Mikoto Urabe is a new transfer student in Akira Tsubaki’s high school class. One day, Akira happens to find Mikoto passed out asleep on her desk after classes have ended. He wakes her and tells her it’s time to go home, and discovers that she has drooled on her desk. He spontaneously reaches out to touch and taste it… and then things start getting really strange. In this surprising and sweet twist on a high school romance story, boy meets girl and they learn about each other’s inner life through their highly unusual bond, and Akira learns to respect Mikoto as she sets a careful pace in the development of their relationship.

 

 

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