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Manga Planet New Releases (January 5, 2022)

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

 

(Volumes 2 – 6)

Ikki Minami looked up to the skies since he was a kid, dreaming of a freedom that defied definition…until he caught a glimpse of a mysterious and beautiful Air Trek rider, whose aerial acrobatics ignited his ephemeral dream into a blazing inferno of ambition. Now he is determined to use Air Treks to fly, uninhibited by the laws of gravity, and make his dream a reality. But the world of Air Treks is fraught with danger and deception. Will Ikki fly freely, or will his wings get cut before he can take flight?

 
 

(Volumes 2 – 6)

Mayo is a high school loner who has issues with communication. She starts a peculiar job at a “Listening House,” where she silently listens to people’s problems. But her first client is Aoba-kun, the star of the basketball team who is seemingly perfect! Could Aoba-kun and his complicated situation be too much for Mayo to handle?! So begins the secret relationship between the girl who lacks communication skills and the guy who seems to have it all. Enjoy the first volume of this heart-warming love story.
 
 

(Volumes 2 – 11)

Chihaya is a girl in the sixth grade, still not old enough to even know the meaning of the word zeal. But one day, she meets Arata, a transfer student from rural Fukui prefecture. Though docile and quiet, he has an unexpected skill: his ability to play competitive karuta, a traditional Japanese card game. Chihaya is struck by his obsession with the game, along with his ability to pick out the right card and swipe it away before any of his opponents. However, Arata is transfixed by her as well, all because of her unbelievable natural talent for the game. Don’t miss the first volume in this story of adolescent lives and emotions playing out in the most dramatic of ways.

 
 

(Volumes 2 – 6)

From Tsuyoshi Yasuda, the author of Over Drive and Furimuku Na Kimi Wa, comes the most exciting soccer manga in the world! During his last spring break before starting high school, Tsukushi Tsukamoto meets Jin Kazama, who invites him to a pick-up soccer game. Their chance meeting, and his first-ever experience with soccer, move kind-hearted, timid Tsukushi to enroll in his new high school’s soccer club, which is among the strongest in all of Japan. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, there’s something amazing hidden inside Tsukushi’s heart…and through the trials and tribulations of his time in the soccer club, it’s beginning to blossom!

 
 

(Volumes 2 – 8)

“I demand absolute obedience from you.” Yu Akabane has worked hard to reinvent herself for high school, and there’s only one step left in her plan to leave her plain Jane days behind: asking out her idol, the “White Prince” Shirakawa-kun. When circumstances lead to Yu moving into the school dorm where Shirakawa-kun boards, she thinks she’s found her lucky break. But unluckily for Yu, “Black Devil” Kurosaki-kun, the boy everyone at school (including the teachers!) is afraid of, lives there too—and when Yu defies him, he’s all too eager to punish her…

 
 
 
 

(Volumes 2 – 4)

Makoto Kowata, a novice witch, packs up her belongings (including her black cat familiar) and moves in with her distant cousins in rural Aomori Prefecture, in the far north reaches of Japan, to complete her training and become a full-fledged witch.
 
 
 
 
 
 

(Volumes 1 – 2)

Kanna Tezuka is a serious 15 year old manga artist, already being published as a pro. So when she finds out her high school is starting a manga drawing course, even she gets excited. But it’s a fiasco! The teacher is useless, and the only other students, three prettyboy artist wannabes, quickly adopt Kanna as their (unwilling) sensei. But they all have ridiculous delusions about being an artist, and if Kanna can’t bring them back down to Earth, she’ll never get any work done! A sharp witted satire of the manga world from the creator of I Am Here! and Missions of Love!
 
 

(Volumes 2 – 6)

Hot firemen, now in the world of shojo manga! High school student Moe has moved to a new town after the death of her father. Moe’s already having enough trouble fitting into her new class as it is, so she’s totally mortified when she ends up being “rescued” by local firefighter Kyosuke during a fire drill… in front of all the kids at school. But the embarrassing incident might be a blessing in disguise, because gruff-but-kind Kyosuke gives Moe the courage she needs to leap out of her comfort zone as she aims to leave her loner days behind. Not to mention she’s soon falling head over heels for him…!

 
 

(Volumes 1 – 3)

Yae is an unremarkable girl who temps for a living. She loses her home and job in one stroke and is, at 29, at her wits’ end. Then her childhood friend Takumi appears before her. A good-looking, successful architect, he lives a glamorous life. In exchange for free accommodation in his skyscraper condo in the heart of Tokyo, Yae acts as his fake wife?! This is the story of a fake marriage to a smug, handsome architect!

 
 
 
 

(Volumes 2 – 9)

A charming new comedy about a high-school girl chasing down the dream of becoming a high-fashion model. Her ambitions literally hit a ceiling, though, when she stops growing—and her only chance might be to team up with a talented-but-overlooked designer classmate! Chiyuki Fujito has a dream: to become a Paris Collection model. The problem is, she’s too short to be a model, and everyone around her tells her so! But no matter what they say, she won’t give up. Her classmate, a poor student named Ikuto Tsumura, also has a dream: to become a fashion designer. One day Chiyuki tells him that it’s “probably impossible” for him, causing him to consider giving it up … ?! This is the story of two individuals wholeheartedly chasing after their dreams in spite of all the negativity that comes after them!

 
 
 
 
 
 

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