Manga Month is here again, and we’ve got another great selection of comics from a myriad of publishers. And as always, there’s truly something for everyone in manga, from Fantasy and Sci-Fi, to Historical, Romance, Horror, Action and more! Manga continues to find new readers every year, and the stories and concepts keep getting better. It’s a great time to be reading comics, especially manga!
So, if you’re looking for something new and out of the ordinary to read and discover, then check out this selection of manga bestsellers, chosen specifically by our Comics Team! And look for our Manga Month icon throughout the November PREVIEWS!
(W) Peter Richardson (A) Peter Richardson
The Hit webtoon comes to print!
A rebellious high school student is brought back to life in a strange underground facility after committing suicide. Now, she must piece together not only how and why she has been resurrected, but also confront the fragmented memories of her past and the horrors of the laboratory that want to send her back to the afterlife. This breakneck story illustrates a violent vision of life after death.
Welcome to DEATHWISH. A graphic and chaotic comic about life, death, suicide, and the other side. Brought to you by the creator of ZOMBIE MAKEOUT CLUB.
Collecting the popular Webtoon comic series, plus bonus material!
In Shops: Nov 09, 2022
PREVIEWS Page #206
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(W) Yongtaek Chae (A/CA) Garam Han
It is the near future, and student violence in schools is out of control. In a questionnaire survey for teachers, 98.6% say it is far more challenging to teach students than in the past, and 85.8% say it is not only more challenging but now dangerous.
Eventually, due to out of control youth violence, a teacher is murdered, and the news goes everywhere. As a result, public opinion calling for rapid changes to juvenile law boils over in all parts of the country.
The Ministry of Education and the National Assembly, feeling the seriousness of the collapse of the teaching authority, take the news very seriously and revise the Teaching Rights Protection Act to create a single supervisory body. The name of the supervisory body is the Office of the Protection of Educational Rights.
Hwajin Na becomes a supervisor of the Educational Rights Protection Bureau and is sent to a school where the collapse of authority is severe. His teaching techniques are violent for someone who works in the Ministry of Education. That being said, when punishments don't seem to work on even the worst of school bullies, there is no better man for the job. Sometimes you can't get a good education until those bullies are taught a lesson...
Collecting the hugely popular Webtoon in print for the first time!
In Shops: Oct 04, 2023
PREVIEWS Page #225
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DRAWN & QUARTERLY
(W) Yoshiharu Tsuge (A) Yoshiharu Tsuge
Nejishiki unveils the most iconic scenes from Yoshiharu Tsuge's highly respected body of work alongside his most beloved stories. Tsuge's stories abruptly cross the threshold of conventional storytelling. Unassuming protagonists venture further into eerie symbolism against a shadowy, perceptibly dreamlike landscape easily mistaken for the real world. The angst that pervades postwar Japanese society threatens to devour his characters and their pastoral sensibilities as each protagonist's wanderlust turns surreal.
In Shops: Oct 04, 2023
PREVIEWS Page #328
(W) Kimi Rito
While manga is now a well known entity in the global publishing scene, the medium's
international success has its roots in the realm of eros. Japanese media critic Kimi Rito dives into the history of manga's erotic world a genre known internationally simply as hentai. What are the origins of hentai? Who are the people making hentai? Who are the people reading these works? And what is the medium ultimately trying to express beyond sexuality? Rito looks at the content from a number of perspectives covering everything from the indie comics scene (doujinshi) to how hentai's symbolism has extended far beyond Japan and its comics industry.
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
PREVIEWS Page #372
The history of manga is inextricably linked to the social, economic, political, and cultural evolution of Japan. Essential to the daily lives of its inhabitants and to its economy, manga is one of the drivers of the international development of one of the world's largest economies. How did the manga market reach one billion copies annually in less than half a century? Who are the major players in this incredible expansion? Discover, over the pages and years, the major events and artists who have marked the history of modern manga in this new, updated and expanded edition.
In Shops: Mar 29, 2023
PREVIEWS Page #457
MAGNETIC PRESS INC.
(W) Reed Nelson (A/CA) Various
A celebration of the beloved anime sensation LUPIN THE 3rd with a comprehensive look back at 50 years of adventures starring the world's greatest gentleman thief created by the legendary author Monkey Punch. Produced in cooperation with TMS Entertainment and Monkey Punch Studios.
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
PREVIEWS Page #338
STONE BRIDGE PRESS
This graphic-format biography of Osamu Tezuka-Japan's "God of Manga"-looks at one of the twentieth century's great creative artists (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack). It is also an anecdotal study of the evolution of Japan's early manga and anime business and its heroes. A never-before-seen popular culture history of postwar Japan, it is sure to fascinate fans and anyone interested in manga, anime, and the potential of the graphic storytelling medium.
In Shops: Nov 16, 2022
TASCHEN AMERICA L.L.C.
Since the original TASCHEN edition of Manga Design, Japan's comic phenomenon has produced yet more captivating characters and a whole host of hot new talents. Through an A-Z directory, we discover the superstars-both human and fictional-of what is now a vast global industry, inspiring advertisers, filmmakers, creative professionals, millions of avid fans, not to mention an entire cosplay lifestyle, in which manga devotees in elaborate costume meet to celebrate the existence of their characters at huge conventions from Los Angeles to Leipzig. This revised and updated edition delivers the lowdown on the latest and the greatest makers and shapers of the manga scene.
In Shops: May 24, 2023
THAMES & HUDSON
Manga is a form of Japanese narrative art that has grown over the centuries to become a global phenomenon in the post-World War II era. Initially referring to graphic novels and comics, manga has expanded beyond its original forms to include animation, fashion, and new media. Arranged into six thematic chapters, each opening with an essay, followed by interviews and art selections, this revealing study traces the origins of manga and explores its role in society, and its appearance in different media, from video games to street art, as well as its growing international reach. The voices of manga artists and editors are reflected throughout the book, along with critical analysis by leading scholars. This book gives readers an understanding of the excitement generated by a form that crosses cultures and media in a globalized world.
In Shops: Jan 10, 2024
PREVIEWS Page #420
(W) Osamu Tezuka, Masami Yuuki (A/CA) Tetsuro Kasahara
Prequel to one of the most influential manga of all time: Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka!
Astro boy has spawned multiple anime adaptations, video games, and more!
A sci-fi manga about the turbulent lives of two robotics engineering students and their latest revolutionary project: the unassuming yet insanely strong A106, or "Six."
In Shops: Oct 12, 2022
PREVIEWS Page #378
VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Junji Ito (A) Junji Ito
Soichi, the unhinged second son of the Tsujii family, chews nails and makes them clatter and clack as he spouts horrific curses to bring about the most bizarre happenings. Whether it's summer holidays or a birthday party, Soichi can turn any occasion into a nightmare in a heartbeat. What is the terrible secret of his origin? Meanwhile, tormented by his little brother's never-ending pranks, older brother Koichi has a soundproof room built. But why does it have a series of four doors? And then there's the strange phenomenon surrounding the handmade casket their grandfather left behind. What on earth-or hell-has the family seen there?
Ten tales that celebrate the sinister and hilarious world of Junji Ito's favorite antihero, Soichi!
For older teen audiences.
In Shops: Jul 26, 2023
PREVIEWS Page #447
(W) Enjelicious (A) Enjelicious
She's a hopeless romantic who's turning 30-and is not super happy about it. He's a reclusive billionaire who's hired her to be his assistant-and he's not too happy about that either. Together they rewrite the rules of friendship, love, work and the best way to clean someone's apartment. Collecting episodes from the hit romance WEBTOON Age Matters.
In Shops: Jan 31, 2024
PREVIEWS Page #426
(W) Aka Akasaka (A) Mengo Yokoyari
Gorou is a gynecologist and idol fan who's in shock after his favorite star, Ai,
announces an impromptu hiatus. Little does Gorou realize that he's about to forge a
bond with her that defies all common sense! Lies are an idol's greatest weapon in this
outrageous manga from Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Mengo Yokoyari
In Shops: Jan 18, 2023
PREVIEWS Page #419