Kodansha Comics announced at its Anime Expo panel that it will release Akiko Higashimura’s Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) manga, Shizumu Watanabe and Okushō’s Real Account manga, and Hoshino Taguchi’s Magatsuki manga.
Higashimura’s Princess Jellyfish manga inspired a 2010 television anime series that FUNimation Entertainment released in North America.
Kodansha Comics will debut the series in February 2016, and the company will publish the manga in large-format 2-in-1 editions. The releases will include color pages and bonus special features. Kodansha Comics’ associate director of publishing services Ben Applegate says that the company has the license to the first 12 volumes of the series. The company will then evaluate the title after releasing those 12 volumes (in six 2-in-1 omnibus releases) and will decide whether to continue publishing the title based on sales.
Higashimura launched the manga in Kodansha’s Kiss magazine in 2008, and Kodansha published the 15th compiled volume in Japan in January 2015.
Manga creator Watanabe and writer Okushō launched Real Account in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in the February 2014 issue, but the series then switched to Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2015’s combined fourth and fifth issue. Kodansha is publishing the fifth compiled volume of the manga in Japan on July 17, 2015.
Kodansha Comics will debut the manga in March 2016.
Taguchi launched the Magatsuki love comedy manga in Kodansha’s Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine in the April 2011 issue, and Kodansha will ship the 10th compiled volume in Japan in August 2015.
Kodansha will debut the series in print in February 2016. Crunchyroll is publishing the manga digitally in English as new chapters come out in Japan.
The company also revealed at the panel that thanks to “excellent sales,” Adachitoka’s Noragami: Stray God manga will be switching to a monthly release starting in October 2015. The company will release the seventh volume in October 2015, and new volumes will ship each month until the English release catch up to the Japanese release in mid-2016.
Kodansha also revealed that it will release the Fairy Tail manga in an omnibus edition. The first volume, which includes the first five volumes of the series, is slated for September 2015 and will retail for US$39.99.