Manga Planet New Releases (February 2, 2022)

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



Elegant Yokai Apartment Life by Hinowa Kouzuki and Waka Miyama

(Volumes 2 – 10)

Story Summary:
With the dormitory rebuilt, it’s time for Yushi to move out of the apartment. However, what awaits him there is a life void of communication and full of misunderstandings. Downtrodden and at his wits’ end, who does he run into, other than his old housemate, Sato-san? Meanwhile, the gang of hooligans at the apartment gets a new member with the long-awaited return of a certain resident! Oh, and it looks like Yushi’s discovered an unexpected power?!



Kiss Me At the Stroke of Midnight by Rin Mikimoto

(Volumes 2 – 6)

Story Summary:
As their newfound relationship deepens, high schooler Hinana and superstar Kaede must learn how to keep their romance a secret. For starters, Kaede is so busy! But even when he sneaks out to meet Hinana, she finds it impossible to keep up with his freewheeling spirit. Her routine life is suddenly filled with heart-racing excitement, but heartbreaking insecurities are never far behind. Luckily, her childhood bestie Akira is always there to remind her she’s not alone. But when Hinana falls ill one summer day, who will be the first to show up at her door…?



Pumpkin Scissors by Ryotaro Iwanaga

(Volumes 7 – 12)

Story Summary:
Imperial Army State Section Three, better known as Pumpkin Scissors, is committed to cutting through the thick skin of corruption and crime to expose society’s rotten core.




Tokyo Tarareba Girls by Akiko Higashimura

(Volumes 2 – 6)

Story Summary:
“What if I had done this…” “What if I could just..” After years spent spinning these what-if tales, Rinko woke up to find herself a 33-year-old woman with rusty romantic instincts. Even at that age, she doesn’t know her next move. She doesn’t even know what kinds of relationships are acceptable anymore. Strap in for this seriously real thirty-something fumbling-in-the-dark love(?) story!!


Your Lie in April by Naoshi Arakawa

(Volumes 2 – 9)

Story Summary:
After the death of his mother, child prodigy Arima Kosei gave up the piano forever or so he thought. That vow turned out to be no match for the persistence of sprightly violinist Kaori Miyazono, who’s roped Arima back into the world of competitive classical music. But after so many years, will Arima be able to sit down at the ivories again like nothing happened? Or will history repeat itself, with Arima crumbling under the pressure? 



Yozakura Quartet by Suzuhito Yasuda

(Volumes 2 – 7)

Story Summary:
Three girls with special powers and a regular guy named Akina defend the town of Sakurashin from malevolent forces. But why is there so much demonic activity in this place? The truth will soon come to light–about both the town and Akina’s key role in the unfolding adventure!



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