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Manga Planet New Releases (March 2, 2022)

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

 

A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Oima

(Volumes 1 – 2)

Story Summary:
Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can’t hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target, and Shoya and his friends goad each other into devising new tortures for her. But the children’s cruelty goes too far. Shoko is forced to leave the school, and Shoya ends up shouldering all the blame. Six years later, the two meet again. Can Shoya make up for his past mistakes, or is it too late? Read the manga industry insiders voted their favorite of 2014! “A very powerful story about being different and the consequences of childhood bullying… Read it.” Anime News Network “The word heartwarming was made for manga like this.” Manga Bookshelf

 

 

A Springtime with Ninjas by Narumi Hasegaki

(Volumes 1 – 3)

Story Summary:
Benio is the heiress of the richest family in Japan, and tradition holds that she must marry the first person to kiss her. So that she can attend high school, Benio is assigned the ninja Tamaki as a bodyguard, but he turns out to be quite the player. It’s not always easy for a strong-willed rich girl and a smart-alecky ninja to get along in this romantic comedy about a pure young lady and her smoking hot knight.

 

 

BLAME! by Tsutomu Nihei

(Volumes 2 – 5)

Story Summary:
The Administration contacts Kyrii and Cibo, encouraging them to keep searching for the Net Terminal Gene which will stop the City from its intractable, chaotic growth. The Admin also warns them of the autonomous Safeguards, vicious entities that attempt to kill off any humans who access the Netsphere without the required Net Terminal Gene. Kyrii is attacked, and a group of humans who have settled on the outskirts of Toha Heavy Industries comes to his aid. Kyrii awakens with a newfound ability to read his surroundings, which allows him mere seconds to fend off an attacker lurking among the humans settlement. In the ensuing battle, Cibo makes a heavy sacrifice, but not before learning a startling truth about her traveling companion…

 

 

BLAME! Academy and So On by Tsutomu Nihei

Story Summary:
BLAME! Academy and So On is a spin-off series of BLAME! set in the same “City” as BLAME! and is a parody / comedy about various characters in the main BLAME! storyline set in a traditional Japanese school environment. Various elements of the main BLAME! story are parodied, including the relationship between Killy and Cibo, and Dhomochevsky and Iko. Irregularly published in Afternoon and compiled as BLAME! Gakuen and So On September 19, 2008, this is its first official English language release in either digital or print. 

 

 


Basilisk by MASAKI SEGAWA

(Volumes 2 – 4)

Story Summary:
The bloody battle to rule Japan has begun: The Iga and the Kouga clans are locked in a fight to the death. Driven by a centuries old hatred, each clan will do anything to annihilate the other. The Kouga clan is engaging in a little espionage, and has planted a shapeshifter, disguised as an Iga ninja, in the Iga palace. Meanwhile the Iga clan turns to its last, best hope: their new leader, Gennosuke, the only one who can defeat the Kouga’s formidable leader, Oboro. But is she willing to kill the man she loves? As the war grows more desperate, will true love be the next casualty? Includes in depth translation notes and a preview of the next volume! From the Trade Paperback edition.

 

 

I Want To Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die by Umi Shiina

(Volumes 2 – 4)

Story Summary:
Yuri Kariya is a second-year high school student. Her boyfriend is the inhuman (ghost) Aono-kun. She loves Aono-kun, but sometimes his personality changes in the blink of an eye, and he possesses Yuri and others, or even injures them… Are you an evil spirit? I don’t care! I still want to be with you. No matter what happens to me… Read the comic that makes people say “I’ve never seen such an intense romance comic!” in the second volume of the Ghost-Boyfriend x High School Girl pure love / horror romantic comedy!

 

 

Love Hina Omnibus by Ken Akamatsu

(Volumes 2 – 4)

Story Summary:
When Keitaro Urashima fails his entrance exams to get into Tokyo University for the second time, he’s officially an unemployed and uneducated slacker. To make things worse, his parents have kicked him out of his house. Fortunately, his grandmother owns the fabulous Hinata Lodge and has agreed to take Keitaro in as caretaker. What he doesn’t know is that the lodge is actually a girl’s dorm and he’s the only guy around! Most guys would kill to live with five sexy ladies, but if Keitaro’s not careful, this job will kill him.

 

 

Missions of Love by Ema Toyama

(Volumes 9 – 15)

Story Summary:
After coming to the realization that Kirishimasensei was her first love, Yukina goes to face him on her own to finally know the love that she’s been seeking all this time. Meanwhile, Shigure hears a rumor that reveals Kirishimasensei’s dark past and rushes off to tell Yukina, but before he can catch up with her, Yukina is whisked away by Kirishimasensei in his car. Can Shigure reach them in time before Kirishimasensei repeats an action from his sordid past?

 

 

Starving Anonymous by Yuu Kuraishi, Kazu Inabe, and Kengo Mizutani

(Volumes 1 – 3)

Story Summary:
It’s a day like any other, and high school students I’e and Kazu are on the bus home from school when, suddenly, it floods with a mysterious gas. The pair pass out and wake up to find themselves aboard a truck packed full of human bodies. They’re surrounded by rows of frozen corpses…and a staff of living human beings sawing them into pieces. Where are they…and how can they escape from this nightmare? In this brand-new hit from the creators of Fort of Apocalypse, mankind finds itself locked in a desperate fight for survival!

 

 

UQ HOLDER! by Ken Akamatsu

(Volumes 11 – 18)

Story Summary:
After being given permission from Yukihime to leave Senkyōkan, Tōta heads off to participate in the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament. But before the tournament even begins, Tōta receives word that his grandfather has been seen, and vows to rescue him. However, Tōta soon realizes that the situation is even graver than he anticipated, and when Fate offers him a proposition, he is left with a choice. Should he side with Fate to save his grandfather, or with Yukihime, who wants to kill him? Or, is there a third option…?

 

 

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