Chihaya is a girl in the sixth grade, still not old enough to even know the meaning of the word zeal. But one day, she meets Arata, a transfer student from rural Fukui prefecture. Though docile and quiet, he has an unexpected skill: his ability to play competitive karuta, a traditional Japanese card game.
Chihaya is struck by his obsession with the game, along with his ability to pick out the right card and swipe it away before any of his opponents. However, Arata is transfixed by her as well, all because of her unbelievable natural talent for the game. Don't miss this story of adolescent lives and emotions playing out in the most dramatic of ways!
By Yuki Suetsugu
"Every rose has its thorn," right? It's so true, and with that in mind, we celebrate manga this week that walk that fine line between beauty and danger, including our 2 newest digital debuts, the goth-thriller Kasane by Daruma Matsuura and the off-kilter romantic comedy Real Girl by Mao Nanami. Volume 1s of both titles go on sale today May 30 at […]
Update April 11: Kodansha Comics announced today it is continuing to expand its growing list of well-received digital-first manga titles with the series debuts of GTO Paradise Lost, Toru Fujisawa’s sequel to his beloved manga classic Great Teacher Onizuka, and Domestic Girlfriend (Japanese title Domestic na kanojo), Kei Sasuga’s love-triangle romancer that’s a top requested […]
2017 marches on with more digital manga debuts! (See last month's big announcement.) On February 14th, rising manga star Akiko Higashimura follows up her best-selling Princess Jellyfish with the hilarious Tokyo Tarareba Girls, where Higashimura once again sharpens her razor wit on the lives of young women in the big city. This time she hones in on one single […]