Kodansha Comics revealed two new manga licenses this week, and they also announced that they will release several existing series in new formats, either deluxe or more affordable editions.
Kodansha also announced some new editions of current and older series.
Quintessential Quintuplets Season One Box Set bundles the first four volumes of the series, which coincidentally is the portion covered by the first season of the anime, which will return in January with season 2. Kodansha plans two more four-volume box sets. This first one includes a double-sided poster and will go on sale in August 2021 with an MSRP of $43.96.
A Silent Voice Complete Collector’s Edition collects Yoshitoki Oima’s award-winning seven-volume series into two oversized, 700-page hardcover volumes. The series, about a teen who bullies a deaf girl and the friendship they form afterwards, was nominated for an Eisner Award. The first volume of the new edition will include the first three and a half volumes of the original, plus 50 pages of new content, and will go on sale in August 2021 with an MSRP of $44.99; the second volume is scheduled for 2022.
Battle Angel Alita Paperback brings the series that inspired the movie into a more affordable format. When they first brought the series back into print, Kodansha published it as deluxe double-sized hardcovers (see "Manga News Roundup: ‘Battle Angel Alita’ Returns, Yuri Takes Center Stage"). The new paperback edition will span six volumes, with the first going on sale in July 2021 with an MSRP of $12.99.