Kodansha Comics has announced the debut of A Silent Voice author Yoshitoki Oima’s newest manga serial, the spiritual fantasy To Your Eternity. The first 10 chapters of To Your Eternity will be available on January 24th as digital editions on comiXology and Kindle. January 24th is the same day Chapter 10 appears in Japan; new chapters will follow every week in simultaneous timing thereafter. Chapters will be priced at 99 cents each. To promote this, Kodansha has posted a free, translated preview with the complete first chapter.
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Read their interview with Yoshitoki Oima here.
January 24th will also see the debut of
From manga legend Hiroaki Samura, creator of Blade of the Immortal and Die Wergelder, comes a something completely different, the journey of one disgruntled young woman's journey into the wild rapids of talk radio!
The stage is Sapporo, Hokkaido. One night, our heroine, Minare Koda, spills her heartbroken woes to a radio station worker she meets while out drinking one night. The next day, she hears a recording of her pitiful grumbling being played live over the air. Minare storms into the station in a rage, only to then be duped by the station director into doing an impromptu talk show explaining her harsh dialogue. With just one recording, the many eccentric facets of Minare's life begin to pull every which direction as she falls ever deeper into the world of radio.
Read the first chapter here
From the creator of Cage of Eden comes Yoshinobu Yamada's latest gonzo thriller of danger, suspense, and superhuman powers!
Koh Fujimura's world is turned upside down when he’s involved in a car accident that leaves his eyes seriously injured. He regains his eyesight after surgery, but also seems to have gained an ability to sense strange apparitions around him … Meanwhile, a serial killer with a disturbing fondness for eyeballs is on the loose in Tokyo, with a band of intriguing beauties in hot pursuit!
Also, released this Month
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Read the first chapter here
This multi-generational epic dives deep into rakugo, a rich form of Japanese storytelling theater. Small-time crook Yotaro has never forgotten the rakugo tale "The God of Death," which the master Yurakutei Yakumo performed for Yotaro during his time in prison. After his release, he goes to Yakumo's theater and pleads to be made his apprentice. Yakumo reluctantly accepts, but Yotaro quickly finds the world of rakugo is complex and grapples with a growing bond with Yakumo's ward, Konatsu. Meanwhile, the two young people bring reminders of Yakumo’s own inescapable past.
Descending Stories received an anime adaption by Studio DEEN that streamed on Crunchyroll in winter 2016. A surprise fan and critical favorite, it has been renewed for a second season airing in January 2017. The manga ran in Kodansha’s ITAN magazine from 2010-2016 and completed at 10 volumes in June. Localization of Descending Stories is supervised by the Rakugo Kyokai Association, the official guardian of the classic art form.
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.