Publisher also announces a handful of new digital-first titles
Kodansha Comics rolled out some new announcements during Anime NYC, including a mix of new licenses and the start of a KC 4 ALL campaign that will introduce new digital-first manga to audience members of all ages starting November 20.
Kicking off the new licenses is Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector's Edition, which features high-quality art and lettering, a revised translation, and all the color pages from the original Japanese run, all in a hardcover collection that will run for nine volumes. The first is due out in summer 2019.
Here's the Japanese cover, followed by a breakdown of the rest from Kodansha's announcement.
Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition- Coming Summer 2019
The new release of the classic graphic novel series from revered creators CLAMP, featuring a newly-revised translation, high-quality art and lettering, and all the color pages from the original Japanese run. Each hardcover will also include new cover art by CLAMP and a “clow card,” and Kodansha teased that readers who collect all nine volumes are in for a special treat!
Tales of Berseria (Summer 2019)
A four-volume adaptation of popular RPG Tales of Berseria, by artist Nobu Aonagi. Bandai Namco Entertainment released Tales of Berseria on the Playstation 4 and PC in North American in January 2017
Fate: Grand/Order (Summer 2019)
A two-volume series based on Type-Moon’s popular mobile game Fate/Grand Order, titled Fate/Grand Order -mortalis:stella, by creator Shiramine. Fate/Grand Order has been available on mobile platforms iOS and Android in English since June 2017.
Princess Jellyfish Box Set coming Summer 2019
A collector’s box set of their hit story about geek girls in Tokyo, Princess Jellyfish. The complete series box set will feature all nine paperback volumes of Akiko Higashimura’s acclaimed series, which was adapted into an anime in 2010 before becoming an English-language bestseller in 2016.
KC F ALL digital-first series:
Debuts November 20! Good Dog, Cerberus! by Moha Arimura
Cerberus—the guard dog of the underworld—is a clumsy puppy who can’t do his job. Although Cerberus is constantly causing trouble for his master, Hades, he is always forgiven for being just so darn cute. So goes this wonderfully fluffy tale of life in the underworld. This heartwarming full-color comic is a must-see for all the dog-lovers out there!
Debuts November 27! Blissful Land by Ichimon Izumi
Khang Zhipa is a 13-year-old doctor’s apprentice living in a mountain village in 18th-century Tibet. One day, when he gets back from collecting medicinal herbs, he finds a bride-to-be and her wedding party will be resting at his home for the night. The bride’s name is Moshi Rati and it turns out she’s actually Khang Zhipa’s fiancee from another land, here to stay! Enjoy this heartwarming slice-of-life tale woven by a kind-hearted boy and his mysterious bride.
Debuts December 4! Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice by Ichimon Izumi
In this richly imagined forest-world, peopled by beasts, humans, and hunters, the legendary red-haired hunter, nicknamed “Red Riding Hood,” encounters a strange girl, half-human, half-beast. Despite being barely able to communicate, the two forge a bond and Red Riding Hood takes on a new apprentice. Join them on their journey as they overcome the walls between them, despite belonging to different species, and learn to survive in a sometimes scary, always magical fantasy universe.
Debuts December 11! Crocodile Baron by Takuya Okada
His name is Alfred J. Donson, novelist and crocodile. Together with his very good friend (who is a rabbit), he undertakes gentlemanly adventures in culinary excellence throughout Japan, encountering other intriguing denizens of the animal kingdom along the way. With delightfully drawn talking-animal characters, Crocodile Baron demonstrates the absolute importance of good taste and that sometimes it takes an animal to show us how to be truly civilized!
There were also some new novel announcements from Vertical, including Masquerade and the Nameless Woman (January 2019), Katanagatari volume 2 (May 2019), Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Japan (May 2019), Nekomonogatari White audio book (early 2019), and Monogatari artist VOFAN's art book, Colorful Dreams (October 2019).