Kodansha USA has announced their digital debut manga titles for January! These series will be available from Kodansha’s participating digital vendors, and previews of the series are currently available on Kodansha’s website. The full details of these titles can be found below:

My Idol Sits the Next Desk Over!
Story by Tetsu Tsutsui, Art by Koyubi Sugawara

Release Date: January 4, 2022

Chiro-chan is a world-class idol…at least, to Sakiko Manaka, your run-of-the-mill hard-core idol fan. So when Chiro—real name Chihiro—ends up sitting next to her in school, Sakiko’s world is turned upside-down, and all her brain cells vanish. After all, how can she concentrate when her absolute fav is just inches away?! But she needs to be on her A-game, because she may not be the only one who is totally gaga for Chihiro…

I Was Reincarnated with OP Invincibility, so I’ll Beat ’em Up My Way as an Action-Adventurer
Story by Asa Rokushima, Art by Koutarou Sekine,
Original Character Design by kisui

Release Date: January 11, 2022

After his untimely death, Haruto was reincarnated by the Goddess with a skill that makes it so he will never take damage. With a god-tier skill like that, what other choice does he have than to start his career as an unstoppable, untouchable adventurer? And with two gorgeous twin beauties at his side, how can he lose?

It’s That Reincarnated-as-a-Virus Story 
Art by Pirota, Story by Kalaku Yuki

Release Date: January 11, 2022

A virus researcher was reincarnated into another world…as the virus itself? The virus holds incredible power, but it’s transmission may just be a matter of life or death!

The Lines that Define Me 
Story by Hiromasa Togami, Art by Atsunori Horiuchi

Release Date: January 18, 2022

Sosuke Aoyama is a college student adrift on his own…until a chance meeting with suibokuga artist Kozan Shinoda brings him into the world of India-ink painting. But though he finds connection with the art and Shinoda himself, there’s more to both the art world and Shinoda’s family than Sosuke realizes…

Zatsuki: Make Me a Star  
Story by Takumi Mochizuki, Art by Yui Sakuraba

Release Date: January 25, 2022

Aoshima and Shijima—one star on the fall and one on the rise, and both only in high school. Both know the rush that fame can provide, and both know how easy it is to rip away. But what neither knows is the affect they’ll have on each other…

About Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC
A subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan’s largest publisher, Kodansha USA Publishing is the English-language publisher of some of the world’s most recognizable manga properties, including Katsuhiro Otomo’s AKIRA and Naoko Takeuchi’s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, along with a robust catalog of English-language Japanese novels, cookbooks, craft guides, historical and cultural literature, and more. Today, thanks to recent fan-favorite and critically acclaimed hits like Attack on Titan, Battle Angel Alita, Witch Hat Atelier, and the popular MONOGATARI novels, Kodansha USA Publishing is one of the best-selling manga publishers in the United States. Kodansha USA Publishing’s print offerings are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services, and their digital manga and select digital books are available across a number of digital comics, manga, and book vendors. For more information visit kodansha.us.

About The Author Varun Gupta

Varun Gupta is an analyst residing in Minnesota. While his professional interests have led him on the path to the business world, he has always 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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