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Manga Planet New Releases (February 23, 2022)

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

 

Are You Lost? by Kentaro Okamoto and Riri Sagara

(Volumes 1 – 3)

Story Summary:
Because of a plane crash … starting today, we’re spending the springtime of our lives on a desert island!! There’s nothing here, so we have to make everything!! And eat everything!! (Ugh!) Check out our high-school-girl survival story of courage and knowledge. We’re actually doing pretty well! Volume 1 includes: how to eat cicadas, how to build traps, a simple allergy test, how to eat hermit crabs, etc.

 

 

Can I Kiss You Every Day? by HATSUHARU

(Volumes 1 – 3)

Story Summary:
Kurumi lives under one roof with her father and her overprotective brother, Ataka. One day, she reunites with Nagio, her childhood friend. Now a young man, Nagio doesn’t hesitate making advances—much to Kurumi’s dismay—kissing her out of nowhere and telling her how he has always liked her, in the process totally wrapping her around his finger. And while Kurumi is put off at first, she eventually finds herself head-over-heels for Nagio … This childhood-friend romance starring a black-hearted-yet-loving (?) boy is filled with sweet and passionate kisses!

 

 

Land of the Lustrous by Haruko Ichikawa

(Volumes 2 – 5)

Story Summary:
Phosphophyllite is determined to find a job more suited Cinnabar’s many talents, but with no easy answers to be found on land, the quest turns seaward. Ventricosus the sea snail suggests that the creatures who live there may have the clue Phos is looking for. But the sea is hardly the optimal environment for a gemstone—will Phos make it back to shore in one piece?

 

 

Missions of Love by Ema Toyama

(Volumes 2 – 8)

Story Summary:
Shigure learns Yukina’s weakness that she is terrified to have people look at her without her glasses on but his threats of exploitation aren’t enough to stop her. Fed up, he decides to teach her a lesson by taking her glasses in front of a pack of jealous girls.

 

 

Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki

(Volumes 1 – 2)

Story Summary:
They arrive in silence and darkness. They descend from the skies. They have a hunger for human flesh. They are everywhere. They are parasites, alien creatures who must invade–and take control of–a human host to survive. And once they have infected their victims, they can assume any deadly form they choose: monsters with giant teeth, winged demons, creatures with blades for hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purpose behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret–except an ordinary high school student. Shin is battling for control of his own body against an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come?

 

 

The Flowers of Evil by Shuzo Oshimi

(Volumes 2 – 9)

Story Summary:
Bookworm Takao and class bully Sawa may not appear to be the best couple, but together, by chance, they shake up their entire rural community to its core. In love with the class idol, Takao is given a chance to become a real hero and finally break out of his shell after righting a wrong he committed in a random moment of passion and affection. With the help, or blackmailing by, Sawa Nakamura, Takao is on his way to change his future and enter a world of decadence. Contrary to Takao’s predictions, the girl he was falling for, Nanako Saeki, responds by eventually accepting the bibliophile for who he is. Or at least, who she thinks he is. In the second volume of Flowers of Evil, Takao’s lies have given him new life with his now new girlfriend Nanako. And as he becomes closer to Nanako, his relationship with Sawa only deepens as the “contract” they share weighs heavily on the teen.

 

 

UQ HOLDER! by Ken Akamatsu

(Volumes 2 – 10)

Story Summary:
Yukihime brings Tōta and Kurōmaru to UQ Holder HQ where they meet a whole team of immortals like them. As new recruits, they are shown a cold shoulder. To earn respect and become full fledged members of UQ Holder, they must pass an initiation test. Without any warning, Tōta and Kurōmaru are dropped into a murky underground maze. Their mission: to escape from this dark monster infested labyrinth within eight years. Tōta says he’ll get out in a week. Can Tōta beat the odds? From the Trade Paperback edition.

 

 

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