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Manga Pre-Order May 2022

Posted: Thu 5 May 2022 in

Each month we review hundreds of titles and spotlight some exciting new issue #1s, collected editions, and special stories we want to share with you!

This is a round up of just a handful of items available for preorder from Previews World the monthly catalogue. See something you like? The only way to ensure you get your copy is to pre-order it now! We do not stock every title on the shelf, so don't miss out!

Final order cut-off dates appear on our Pre-Order form. We advise getting orders in by the 20th of the month. Thank you!


ATOM BEGINNING GN VOL 01

(W) Osamu Tezuka, Masami Yuuki (A/CA) Tetsuro Kasahara

Prequel to one of the most influential manga of all time: Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka! Astro boy has spawned multiple anime adaptations, video games, and more!
A sci-fi manga about the turbulent lives of two robotics engineering students and their latest revolutionary project: the unassuming yet insanely strong A106, or "Six."

In Shops: Oct 12, 2022

SRP: $12.99 US


CAT PROPOSED MANGA GN

(W) Dento Hayane (A/CA) Dento Hayane

Matoi Souta is an overworked office worker tired of his life. Then, on his way home from a long day of work one day, he decides to watch a traditional Japanese play. But something strange happens. He could have sworn he saw one of the actors has cat ears. It turns out that the man is actually a bakeneko - a shapeshifting cat from Japanese folklore. And then, the cat speaks: "From now on, you will be my spouse."

In Shops: Jun 08, 2022

SRP: $14.99 US


ELUSIVE SAMURAI GN VOL 01

(W) Yusei Matsui

In medieval Japan, eight-year-old Hojo Tokiyuki is the heir to the Kamakura shogunate. But the Hojo clan is in decline, and Tokiyuki's peaceful days of playing hide-and-seek with his teachers come to an abrupt end when his clan is betrayed from within. Now the lone survivor of his family and a fugitive, Tokiyuki is the rightful heir to the throne, but to take it back, he'll have to do what he does best-run away!

For teen audiences.

In Shops: Jul 06, 2022

SRP: $9.99 US


KOWLOON GENERIC ROMANCE GN VOL 01

(W) Jun Mayuzuki (A) Jun Mayuzuki

Welcome to Kowloon Walled City-a dystopian townscape full of people brimming with nostalgia and a place where the past, present, and future converge. This vividly drawn tale tells the story of the secret feelings and extraordinary daily lives of the working men and women living in the city.

In Shops: Jul 20, 2022

SRP: $15.00 US


NARUTO KAKASHI STORY PROSE NOVEL SC

(W) Masashi Kishimoto, Jun Esaka

Kakashi visits the land of Redaku in search of information about the Sage of Six Paths, but his journey takes a turn when he finds its people miserable and suffering a drought. The prince, who should be able to bring water to the land with his powers, has left for another village, chasing fantastical dreams of the Sixth Hokage. Kakashi tracks the prince down, and while coaching the next generation once again, he discovers a deeper plot has long been in the works that joins his mission with Redaku's fate.

In Shops: Jul 27, 2022

SRP: $10.99 US


NOISE GN

(W) Tsutomu Nihei (A/CA) Tsutomu Nihei

Dark science-fiction set in the BLAME! universe. As detective Musubi Susono investigates a series of child kidnappings, her own partner is viciously murdered. But when the investigation takes a brutal turn, she is suddenly confronted by the killer-and his sadistic silicon creature...

In Shops: Nov 02, 2022SRP: $19.95 US


ROSE OF VERSAILLES GN VOL 01 

(W) Riyoko Ikeda (A/CA) Riyoko Ikeda

Oscar François de Jarjeyes is a young noblewoman raised as a son by her father. As commander of Marie Antoinette's palace guard, Oscar is brought face-to-face with the luxury of King Louis XVI's court at Versailles. Joined by her servant André, Oscar is privy to the intrigue and deceit of France's last great royal regime.
The Rose of Versailles, the queen of shojo manga, is available for the first time in English! This deluxe hardcover volume contains the first 22 chapters of Riyoko Ikeda's historical fiction masterwork.

In Shops: Jun 08, 2022

SRP: $38.99 US


RUN AWAY WITH ME GIRL GN VOL 01

Maki's first love was her high school classmate, a girl named Midori. But Midori broke up with Maki at graduation, saying they were now "too old to be fooling around dating girls." Ten years later, Maki still can't get Midori off her mind, and when the two women reconnect after a chance encounter, Maki realizes that while her feelings haven't changed, Midori's life has turned upside down-she's engaged and pregnant. But the more Maki hears Midori talk about her soon-to-be-husband, the more red flags she notices. Before Maki can stop herself, she asks Midori to run away with her. Will this impromptu escape be the key that leads the two women to a fuller understanding of themselves, and back into each other's arms?

In Shops: Oct 26, 2022

SRP: $12.99 US


SONG OF YORU & ASA ENCORE GN

(W) Harada (A) Harada

After a few twists and turns, Asaichi and Yoru started dating. Happy because they are in love, they see their days pass at the frantic pace of morning pipes, and repeated trifles. As they continue to perform in the same band, Asaichi worries at the difficulty of breaking through as a musician. One evening, when Yoru comes to his house, Asaichi learns a fan is harassing him. He decides to give her a duplicates of his keys and makes her an offer to live together. Precisely when Asaichi kisses Yoru that their photo is taken by the fan in question.

In Shops: Jul 27, 2022

SRP: $14.95 US


TALES OF KINGDOM HC VOL 01

(W) Asumiko Nakamura (A) Asumiko Nakamura

Purple-eyed Adarte, blue-eyed Adolte. One enveloped in light-the graceful son; and one shrouded in darkness-the prisoner. Destined to walk different paths in a kingdom where a beautiful man is lauded as a hero while his enigmatic assistant toils to support him...

In Shops: Jul 20, 2022

SRP: $18.00 US


TOILET BOUND HANAKO KUN GN VOL 15

(W) Aidalro (A) Aidalro

Nene's best friend Aoi has been trapped on the Far Shore-but to Hanako-kun, who has been worrying for ages over how to save Nene from her rapidly approaching death, this turn of events is exactly what he needs. Nene and Akane have no intention of letting Aoi be sacrificed instead, but when every supernatural in the school starts to disappear, they realize it might already be too late. Is it time to say goodbye to the paranormal inhabitants of Kamome Academy once and for all?!

In Shops: Jul 20, 2022

SRP: $13.00 US


TSUBAKI-CHOU LONLEY PLANET GN VOL 01

(W) Mika Yamamori (A) Mika Yamamori

Fumi Oono, second-year high-school student. Stuck with the debts of her father, she needs a job-fast. While she did indeed manage to find one as a housekeeper for THE Akatsuki Kibikino, it leaves much to be desired. After all, the novelist has a mean glare and an even worse attitude...And on top of that, she has to live with him?!

In Shops: Jul 20, 2022

SRP: $13.00 US


TUNNEL TO SUMMER EXIT OF GOODBYES ULTRAMARINE GN VOL 01

(W) Mei Hachimoku (A/CA) Koudon

Tono Kaoru heard a rumor: The laws of space and time mean nothing to the Urashima Tunnel. If you find it, walk through and you'll find your heart's desire on the other side... in exchange for years of your own life. On the night Kaoru just so happens to find himself standing in front of a tunnel that looks suspiciously like the one the rumor describes, he finds himself thinking of Karen, the sister he lost in an accident five years ago. To Kaoru's surprise, he's been followed by the new transfer student Anzu Hanaki, who promises to help him experiment with the mysterious tunnel-but what does she want from Kaoru in exchange? And what will he have left to give, after the tunnel's done with him?

In Shops: Jul 27, 2022

SRP: $12.99 US


UNDER NINJA GN VOL 01

(W) Kengo Hanazawa (A/CA) Kengo Hanazawa

After World War II, Allied Command in Japan developed a new agency to help manage terrorism and violence within the Pacific region. The agency was staffed with ninja and they were initially tasked to handle domestic affairs. Eventually that program grew to its current form, managing 20,000 ninja across a range of domestic and international affairs. One of those ninja happens to be Kudo. The 17-year-old high school loser is now poised to be the next line of defense against a potential surge in foreign assassins invading Tokyo.

In Shops: Jul 06, 2022

SRP: $12.95 US


BOX OF LIGHT GN VOL 01 (MR)

The spooky tale of a haunted convenience store. A quiet convenience store hovers on the boundary between life and death. Its faint glow in the darkness draws people toward it, pushing them closer to the final purchase they'll ever make... and is that a monster in the magazine aisle?! Prepare for spooky creatures, cryptic employees, and an air of delightful dread in this supernatural mystery. This beloved self-contained tale was awarded a top spot in both the Kono Manga wo Yome! and Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings in Japan.

In Shops: Jul 20, 2022

SRP: $13.99 US


DAI DARK GN 1 04 (MR)

(W) Q. Hayashida (A/CA) Q. Hayashida

Zaha Sanko's body has great and terrible powers-they say that possessing his bones will grant you any wish, even the desire to become ruler of the universe. But Sanko is still a teenage dude with his own life, and he isn't about to let every monstrous lowlife in the galaxy rip him limb from limb. He and his skeletal buddy Avakian will use their dark powers to fend off any murder attempts while they search space for whomever put this curse on Sanko's bones... because killing them might end the madness.

In Shops: Jul 27, 2022

SRP: $13.99 US


GHOST IN THE SHELL FULLY COMPILED ED HC (MR)

(W) Shirow Masamune (A) Shirow Masamune

All of Shirow Masamune's original The Ghost in the Shell manga in one massive hardcover make this the ultimate collector's edition of the ultimate cyberpunk classic. Contains The Ghost in the Shell 1, 1.5, and 2 for over 800 pages of manga. Featuring a new, exclusive cover created for this edition by Shirow Masamune! Includes in one large hardcover volume: The Ghost in the Shell (1991), The Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor (2003), and The Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface (2001).

In Shops: Nov 02, 2022

SRP: $54.99 US


LIMINAL ZONE HC (MR)

(W) Junji Ito (A) Junji Ito"What destiny awaits them after the screaming?

After abruptly departing from a train in a small town, a couple encounters a "weeping woman"-a professional mourner-sobbing inconsolably at a funeral. Mako changes afterward-she can't stop crying! In another tale, having decided to die together, a couple enters Aokigahara, the infamous suicide forest. What is the shocking torrent they discover there?

One of horror's greatest talents, Junji Ito beckons readers to join him in an experience of ultimate terror with four new stories."

For older teen audiences.

In Shops: Jul 27, 2022

SRP: $19.99 US


ON OR OFF GN VOL 01 (MR)

(W) A1

Yiyoung and his college friends have formed a startup company together, and even managed to score a proposal meeting with the illustrious SJ Corporation. But when he meets Kang Daehyung, a handsome corporate big shot that's just his type, can Yiyoung keep his cool long enough to succeed in both his love life and his career?

In Shops: Sep 28, 2022

SRP: $26.99 US


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