During their recent live stream, Kodansha USA announced 5 new manga titles for digital debuts in October 2021. Full details on these series can be found below.

Tesla Note 

Story by Masafumi Nishida, Tadayoshi Kubo,

Art by Kota Sannomiya

Release Date: October 19, 2021

Botan Negoro is not your average high school girl—she’s been trained to be an elite government agent since she was young. She’s also an expert on the “Tesla Shards”, which appear throughout the world to cause supernatural chaos. Her mission is to retrieve these shards, and to do so she teams up with the smarmy, self-proclaimed top agent Kuruma. But this is no easy mission, even for an elite team… An all-new action manga from the writer of Tiger and Bunny!

Tesla Note anime coming Fall 2021!

Love After World Domination

Art by Takahiro Wakamatsu, Story by Hiroshi Noda

Release Date: October 5, 2021

There are two sides to every coin…light vs. dark, good vs. evil, love vs. hate. Sometimes the line between the two grows thin…and it’s so, so easy to cross. So it’s no surprise that Fudo Aikawa, A.K.A. Red Gelato of the Gelato Five and hero to all people, just may have happened to fall for the villainess and member of the shadow organization Gekko, Desumi Magahara! But when opposites like these attract, there’s more than a few obstacles to their love…! What’s a pair like this to do?

Love After World Domination anime coming in 2022!

Our Bodies, Entwining, Entwined

By iko

Release Date: October 12, 2021

Sex is intimate, and for some, it takes everything to bare it all…so when Misuzu was told that sex with her was “boring,” she gave it up all together…and dating, too. So when, years later, she’s asked out by her colleague, Mikage-san, she screws up her courage and gives it a shot. But it turns out Misuzu isn’t the only one with baggage around sex. Can the two of them work together to overcome their hurdles, and enjoy each other as the couple they wish to be…?

Doing His Best To Confess

By Satoru

Release Date: October 19, 2021

Natsuaki-kun is aloof, handsome, and popular with the ladies…except to his friends, who know his aloofness is because he’s shy and always in his own thoughts. Thoughts always occupied by his oddball classmate, Nashida-san…but try as he might, Natsuaki-kun can’t ever seem to get up the courage to confess. Can he find a way to tell her how he feels?!

Even Given the Worthless “Appraiser” Class, I’m Actually the Strongest

Story by Ibarakino, Art by Morohoshi Fuji

Character Design by Yu Hitaki

Release Date: October 26, 2021

In a fantasy world where “jobs” are god-given from birth, heroes are born, not made…and Ein’s job of “Appraiser” has put him about as far from the “hero” pedestal as possible. Used, abused, and eventually abandoned by his fellow adventurers, Ein decides it just isn’t worth going on… Lucky for Ein, though, the end may just be the beginning…and a new lease on life. Turns out, his “worthless” job may just be the key to becoming a hero after all…

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!