Kodansha Comics July Digital-First Debuts!

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Kodansha Comics announces 5 digital-first debuts for July, including RPG actioner I’m Standing on a Million Lives on July 3

More for July: Tokyo Alice (July 10), Kakafukaka (July 17), Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? (July 24) and The Prince’s Romance Gambit (July 31)

San Francisco, Calif. (June 29, 2018)—Kodansha Comics continues its campaign to launch at least one new “digital-first”manga series every week and has just announced it will kick off 5 new manga series in July, with a shonen actioner in the hot “RPG manga” genre, different looks at romance in a trio of shojo/josei titles, and even a Tokyo neighborhood guide in manga form!

Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. Starting with Naoki Yamakawa and Akinari Nao’s I’m Standing on a Million Lives on July 3, this month’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, and nook:

I’m Standing on a Million Lives (debuting July 3), Naoki Yamakawa and Akinari Nao’s visually stunning “RPG manga” about a high-school loner who gets transported along with two classmates to another world where they must work together to fight for their lives (Japanese title: 100-man no inochi no ueni orewa tatteiru)—read Chapter 1 for free here;

Tokyo Alice (debuting July 10), Toriko Chiya’s slice-of-life romance manga about four “Alices” living in the big city in search of happiness … and shopping!;

Kakafukaka (debuting July 17), Takumi Ishida’s modern-world romance about a woman who moves into a sharehouse and re-encounters her first love—only to discover a major revelation;

Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? (debuting July 24), MAKIHIROCHI’s offbeat manga city guide, courtesy the Shigeta Twins, a couple of cool real estate agents here to show you around Tokyo’s secret best neighborhoods (Japanese title: Kichijoji dakega sumitai machi desuka?);

The Prince’s Romance Gambit (debuting July 31), Nikki Asada’s romantic manga about a prince who has a 500 IQ and just about everything, but gets his life thrown out of whack by one plain girl. Problem is, she’s not sure if she wants anything to do with him!  (Japanese title: Oujiga watashi wo akiramenai!) .

More information about Kodansha Comics’s “digital-first” initiative can be found here.

About Kodansha

Kodansha Ltd. is Japan’s leading publishing house, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1909, Kodansha Ltd. continues to this day to play a dominant role in media, producing books and magazines in a wide variety of genres including literature, fiction, nonfiction, children’s, business, lifestyle, art, manga, fashion, and journalism. Recently, Kodansha Ltd. has focused on creating and developing a wide range of digital businesses.

Kodansha Comics is the English-language manga-publishing imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, which was established in New York City in 2008, with the publications of two of the most groundbreaking comics of all time: Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and Shirow Masamune’s The Ghost in the Shell. Other major manga hits from Kodansha Comics include Sailor MoonAttack on Titan, and Fairy Tail. Kodansha Advanced Media is a digital-content distributor and producer established in San Francisco in 2015. More about Kodansha Comics at kodanshacomics.com.

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