Kodansha Comics is proud to announce the debut of science-fiction manga master Tsutomu Nihei’s newest manga serial, the highly anticipated follow-up to his cult-hit Knights of Sidonia: APOSIMZ. You can read the opening prologue to APOSIMZ (previously only available as part of last January's Tsutomu Nihei’s Humble Bundle offering) for free, below!
The first chapter of APOSIMZ will be available on February 24th as a digital edition only on comiXology and Kindle. New chapters will follow on the 24th of every month thereafter—the same day they appear in Japan. Chapters will be priced at $1.99 each.
With APOSIMZ, Nihei takes us into at-once familiar and disorienting territory: a towering “City” built upon the ruins of a mysterious device from the distant past, a “Country of Dolls” of people afflicted with a disease that slowly turns them into machines.
More digital shojo manga debuts for February! Adding to our aggressive digital manga ramp-up for 2017, we've also a trio of highly anticipated shojo manga making their debuts on February 28th. Check out Chapter 1 previews at the cover links below.
House of the Sun (aka Taiyo no ie) is Taamo’s moving account of a young woman who reconnects with a childhood friend as she puts together the pieces of her life following her parents’ broken marriage.
Peach Heaven is a fun and racy tale from Mari Hoshino, detailing the life of an ordinary high-school teenager with a secret identity as … an erotic novelist! What happens when the new transfer student/male supermodel discovers her secret?
Finally, The Full-Time Wife Escapist (aka Nigeru wa haji da ga yaku ni tatsu) brings us Tsunami Umino’s romantic comedy that was recently adapted into a hit Japanese television drama. Mikuri is a recent grad without a whole lot of job prospects, so out of desperation when her housekeeping gig is about to come to an end, she comes up with the idea of becoming the wife of her single salaryman boss—as a job!
Volume 1s of House of the Sun, Peach Heaven, and The Full-Time Wife Escapist are available for preorder across all Kodansha Comics digital book channels: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.
Plus more announcements at Emerald City Comic Con! We've been steadily bringing out new manga series in digital format since the start of 2017, and we've got more digital announcements for the spring at the Kodansha Comics panel at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle on March 4. The announcements will be made the same day here on kodanshacomics.com. Stay tuned!
Media: read our press release here.