On February 28th, Irodori Comics will be releasing “Leaper” by Isaki Uta in English, under their all-ages imprint Irodori Aqua. “Leaper” won an honorable mention at the Monthly Afternoon Magazine Manga Competition in 2008, and this release marks its first-ever localization into English. Irodori Comics has also previously released two other doujinshi from Isaki Uta: “Mermaid In The Bottle” and “Mine-kun is Asexual”. The official press release from Irodori Comics can be found below:


Leaper already available for pre-order and will be released on 28 February 2021.

OREGON, USA – FEBRUARY 23, 2020 – Irodori Aqua – all-ages-focused English localization imprint of original Japanese doujinshi publisher Irodori Comics – is proud to announce that it will release Isaki Uta’s award-winning work “Leaper” on 28th of February 2021.

There are those born on a date that occurs only once every four years. These people are called “leapers” – individuals who age biologically at a rate four times slower than that of normal people and go on to live for over 300 years. Mio Aono is one such person and she, like many other leapers, experiences and sees life through all its mortal limitations.

From the author of “Mine-Kun is Asexual”, Isaki Uta originally released “Leaper” in 2008 as a one-shot submission to the Monthly Afternoon Magazine Manga Competition where it not only went on to win an honorable mention, but also jumpstarted their career as both a serial manga and doujinshi artist. Ten years later, this landmark work has now been updated and re-released as a doujinshi and, for the first time, localized into English for fans to enjoy. Experience a comic tour de force in a work that would go on to define the author’s style for years to come.

“Leaper” is available for pre-order on the Irodori Aqua website Irodori Lite and will be released on 28 February 2021 at a price of $5.45.

ABOUT Irodori Comics

Irodori Comics works directly with Japanese manga artists to help localize and publish their works outside of Japan. The company believes in spreading doujinshi culture around the world by publishing doujinshi for everybody. The Irodori Aqua label was created to serve the non-erotic doujinshi market, while the Irodori Sakura label was created to boost LGBTQ+ representation in doujinshi publications. Both imprints serve to increase manga fan awareness regarding doujinshi and its role in the industry.

More information and news can be found on irodorilite.com

About The Author Varun Gupta

Varun Gupta is a BI Engineer that works in the entertainment industry. Throughout his entire life, Varun has had an immense love of animation and comics. An obsessive manga collector, he spends his free time attempting to read through his massive backlog of series, hoping to one day finish them all. Will he succeed in his perilous quest? Probably not, but at least he’s having fun doing it!

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