Kodansha Comics Announces Digital Launch Of Three Sports Manga

At last weekend's Emerald City Comic Con, Kodansha Comics announced the March digital launches of Ace of the Diamond, All-Rounder Meguru, and Giant Killing

At last weekend's Emerald City Comic Con, Kodansha Comics announced the March digital launches of three fan-requested sports manga: Ace of the DiamondAll-Rounder Meguru, and Giant Killing. Volume 1s of all 3 titles will go on sale March 7 on all of Kodansha’s digital retail channels. 

 

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Yuji Terajima’s Ace of the Diamond, a hot-blooded, epic-length bestseller in Japan about the travails of a gifted left-handed pitcher who comes to the big city to play premier-level high-school baseball, was the basis of the hit anime series that streamed on Crunchyroll.

see chapter 1 preview at http://kodanshacomics.com/series/ace-of-the-diamond/

 

All-Rounder Meguru, a stirring drama about a determined young man looking to escape the bleak prospects of home by making it in the brutal world of Shooto MMA (mixed martial arts), is  the latest work from acclaimed creator Hiroki Endo (Eden: It’s an Endless World!).

See chapter 1 preview at http://kodanshacomics.com/series/all-rounder-meguru/


Masaya Tsunamoto and Tsujitomo’s Giant Killing, about an eccentric-genius soccer coach who returns from abroad to bring success to an underdog team, is one of the all-time-favorite and long-running (still ongoing in Japan) manga about the beautiful game. It was also adapted into a hit anime series.

See chapter 1 preview at http://kodanshacomics.com/series/giant-killing/




The ECCC panel also announced Natsumi Eguchi’s Hozuki’s Coolheadedness (adapted into the anime available from Sentai Filmworks),Kotono Kato’s Altair: A Record of Battles, and Ryosuke Tomoe’s Museum, which will see digital publication on March 21.

Volume 1s of Ace of the Diamond, All-Rounder MeguruGiant KillingHozuki’s CoolheadednessAltair: A Record of Battles, and Museum will be available for sale or preorder across all Kodansha Comics digital book channels: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.


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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.

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