Kodansha at Anime Expo 2019

Published Jul 4, 2019 — #light novels #manga #kodansha #anime expo

Many companies and artists (such as the creator of Akira Katsuhiro Otomo) have made exciting announcements this Anime Expo 2019. After Yen Press, Viz Media, and Seven Seas Entertainment, the gigantic North American publisher, Kodansha Comics, reports the schedule for releases of many well-established franchises.


Owarimonogatari is the twelfth part of the Monogatari novel series, a highly successful franchise worldwide and favourite of thousands of people around the globe, written by the palindromic novelist NishioIshin. The anticipated anime adaption was produced by the avant-garde studio Shaft Inc., from 2015 to 2017. As per trend of the series, the story follows the (anti)hero Koyomi Araragi, as he is involved in yet another oddity issue, now related to first-year transfer student: Ougi Oshino.

  • Authors: NishioIshin (story) and VOFAN (art);
  • Release: October 2019;
  • Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Supernatural, Vampire.

Owarimonogatari — Light Novel

The Daily Lives of High School Boys

A straightforward but very creative episodic comedy manga revolving around three high school boys who involve themselves in hilarious hijinks as they grow up and mature. Hidenori, the eccentric, Yoshitake, the loyal fool, and the rational Tadakuni spend their ordinary days at Sanada North High School, with a bit of imagination and humour however, relatable situations of frustration and awkwardness go from mundane to dramatic in a hilarious fashion.

  • Authors: Yamauchi Yasunobu (story and art);
  • Release: Spring 2020;
  • Genres: Comedy, School, Slice of Life.

The Daily Lives of High School Boys, Vol. 1 — Manga

"Chobits" and "Clover"

Two manga in a row from CLAMP with sadly no more available details on schedule. CLAMP is a mangaka group which consists of 5 women with extensive influence on the anime industry; they are the creators of Blood-C, Cardcaptor Sakura's manga, xxxHOLiC, and designed the characters of Code Geass and Tsubasa Chronicle.

Chobits is a romance story about an ambitious but unemployed young adult who finds Chi, an adorable but apparently dumb Persocom, thrown in a pile of trash. And Clover the love-story between a traumatized black ops agent and a beautiful waif who has had little to no human contact during all of her lonely life.

  • Authors: CLAMP (story and art);
  • Release: N/A;
  • Genres Chobits: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Sci-Fi, Psychological, Seinen;
  • Genres Clover: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Shoujo.

Chobits, Vol. 1 — Manga

Clover, Vol. 1 — Manga


Kinoshita Kazuya, a 20-year-old college student, feels gloomy due to his girlfriend breaking up with him for another man. Lonely, he decides to use the app "Diamond", where one can actually rent a girlfriend. He might have finally found the love of his life when he meets Mizuhara Chizuru. But "is getting closer to her actually possible if she is just a borrowed girlfriend?" is the question Kazuya has to answer in this peculiar romance manga.

  • Authors: Reiji Miyajima (story and art);
  • Release: 2020;
  • Genres: Shounen, Romance, Comedy.

Rent-A-Girlfriend, Vol. 1 — Manga

The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

The spin-off of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. As the title implies, this manga is a collection of stories "about Rimuru and his friends spending their free time doing something fun together", as it's told by the diary writer.

  • Authors: Yamauchi Yasunobu (story and art);
  • Release: July 30;
  • Genres: Fantasy, Shounen.

The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 1 — Manga

Source: Kodansha Comics Twitter