Release Date: September 15, 2021
Creators: Kokonasu Rumba
Age Rating: All Ages
What It’s About: The villagers of Animal Crossing go about their daily lives in these cute, funny gag comics.
Why It’s a Pick Hit: Animal Crossing was a popular distraction at the beginning of the pandemic, but this wholesome gag manga is more likely to appeal to younger readers, particularly fans of the Pokemon, Super Mario, and Splatoon manga.
Release Date: September 15
Creators: Rumiko Takahashi
Age Rating: Teen Plus
What It’s About: Modern-day teenage girl Nanako travels back in time to the 19th century and meets a teenage exorcist named Mao, who is investigating a series of grisly murders. Nanako gets involved with the investigation but also has a mystery of her own to solve, and there’s a dark secret at the heart of their relationship.
Why It’s a Pick Hit: Rumiko Takahashi is one of the great manga creators of all time, and this story is a classic mix of time travel, mystery, and the supernatural, complete with a cat demon. It looks like it will particularly resonate with fans of InuYasha and Rin-Ne.
Publisher: Seven Seas
Release Date: September 22
Creators: Hitsuji Yamada
Age Rating: Teen (13+)
What It’s About: A hard-working salarywoman lives with an enormous cat who walks on two legs and takes care of the housekeeping.
Why It’s a Pick Hit: This book combines the sort of incongruous domestic comedy that has played well in series like Way of the Househusband with a know-it-all cat, another popular trope.