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TOKYOPOP presents new licenses for July-October - Part 1

After we have already mentioned the new edition of Princess Sakura have reported, the Hamburg publisher TOKYOPOP has now announced the first part of the new program.

Please note that links such as those to our database or reading samples may still be missing and will only be added during the course of the day, as we first have to create these titles in our database. We hope you enjoy the new program!

© Natsume Akatsuki, Kurone Mishima 2013 / KADOKAWA CORPORATION

Surname: Konosuba - God’s blessing on this wonderfuls world! (jap .: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!)
Mangaka: Natsume Akatsuki (story), Kurone Mishima (drawings)
Status: 17 volumes | completed
Release date: August 2021
Price: € 10.99
Extras: none
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Plot of Konosuba - God’s blessing on this wonderfuls world!

Kazuma believes he can finally accomplish a great feat. But the girl he comes to help was never really in danger, and in the end he dies of fright! A second chance awaits him in the afterlife: Goddess Aqua offers him the opportunity to prove himself as a hero in another world. To do this, he can choose a legendary object.

Without further ado, Kazuma chooses the naughty goddess! The unequal couple now finds themselves in a world reminiscent of a game. But instead of the hoped-for fame, all she needs is hard work. Until they accidentally damage the demon king's castle ... (© TOKYOPOP GmbH)


© Aneko Yusagi 2013 / KADOKAWA CORPORATION

Surname: The Rising of the Shield Hero Light Novel (jap .: Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari)
Mangaka: Aneko Yusagi (story), Aneko Yusagi (drawings)
Status: 22 volumes | ongoing
Publication date: Volume 1 August 2021, Volume 2 October 2021
Price: € 10.99
Extras: none
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Plot of The Rising of the Shield Hero

Twenty year old Naofumi is a student and calls himself a nerd. While reading a supposedly old book, the "Treatise on the Arms of the Four Saints", he loses consciousness and finds himself in a medieval world as one of four legendary heroes. These were called in to protect that world from a wave of attack by monsters from another dimension. In the video game-like world, each of the heroes is given a weapon, with the shield going to Naofumi, which has little reputation due to its focus on defense. But Naofumi is still determined to become a true hero! (© TOKYOPOP GmbH)


© 2012 Kugane Maruyama / KADOKAWA CORPORATION

Surname: Overlord Novel
Mangaka: Kugane Maruyama (story), so-am (drawings)
Status: 14 volumes | ongoing
Publication date: Volume 1 August 2021, Volume 2 September 2021
Price: 14.99 € | Hardcover edition: € 19.99
Extras: none
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Plot of Overlord

The online game Yggdrasil ruled the gaming world for twelve years. For the guild master - the so-called overlord - with the alias »Momonga« and his guild Ainz Ooal Gown, it was an exciting adventure. But now the hype about the game is over and the servers should be switched off. When Momonga logs in one last time to be there when the game goes offline, the unimaginable happens: He can no longer log out. And the characters in the great Nazarick Crypt begin to move and act like living people.

Fantasy becomes deadly reality. Even when the game is over - the epic story of the Ainz Ooal Gown has only just begun ... (© TOKYOPOP GmbH)


© Ishin Nishio, Oh! Great / Kodansha Ltd

Surname: Bakemonogatari
Mangaka: Ishin Nishio (story), Oh! Great (drawings)
Status: 12 volumes | ongoing
Publication date: Volume 1 July 2021, Volume 2 September 2021
Price: € 6.99
Extras: color pages
Links: database | Reading sample

Plot of Bakemonogatari

Ever since Araragi was bitten by a vampire, he has been at the center of supernatural events time and again. When his classmate Senjogahara falls into his arms, he notices that she has lost all of her body weight. Araragi offers his suspicious and extremely defensive classmate help. But behind their condition lies a dark secret that Senjogahara does not want to share with anyone ... (© TOKYOPOP GmbH)


© 2018 Hiroyuki Takei / Kodansha Ltd.

Surname: Shaman King Character Book
Mangaka: Hiroyuki Takei
Status: single volume
Release date: October 2021
Price: € 24.99
Extras: full color, large format
Links: database | Reading sample

About the Shaman King Character Book

On 128 color pages you can find out everything about the characters, their stories, ghosts, weapons and stages of development. It is the ideal reference work for all shaman fans and those who just can't get enough of Yo Asakura and his friends. (© TOKYOPOP GmbH)


TERROR NIGHT © 2017 Takashi TSUKIMI / SHOGAKUKAN

Surname: Terror Night
Mangaka: Takashi Tsukimi
Status: 5 volumes | constantly
Release date: October 2021
Price: € 6.99
Extras: none
Links: database | Reading sample

Plot of Terror Night

Belief in the occult and ghost stories has destroyed Sei's family. That's why he hates everything to do with it. Until he met a supernatural being on the street that he believed to be a legend. But the supposedly murderous "terror", as the spirits are called, turns out to be a shy girl who wants nothing more than to go on a date with Sei. But woe, someone offends her appearance - his new girlfriend pulls out a cleaver and lets her murderous nature run free. When an unknown organization starts chasing it, you inevitably become more and more entangled in the world of the supernatural. (© TOKYOPOP GmbH)


© Yoko Fujitani / Kadokawa Corporation

Surname: Hiso Hiso - whisper in the silence (jap .: Hisohiso -Silent Voice-)
Mangaka: Yoko Fujitani
Status: 6 volumes | completed
Release date: August 2021
Price: € 6.99
Extras: spine picture
Links: database | Reading sample

Plot of Hiso Hiso - whisper in the silence

From an early age, Koji had the gift of hearing the voices of animals and objects - a quality that has always made him an outsider. In order to be able to lead a normal life, he suppresses his special ability. He drifts aimlessly through his everyday life until he meets a little boy who has the same gift as him. In him and his mother he finds a surrogate family that enables him bit by bit to accept his own self. (© TOKYOPOP GmbH)


TOTSUZEN DESUGA, ASHITA KEKKON SHIMASU © 2014 Izumi MIYAZONO / SHOGAKUKAN

Surname: Everyone is in a wedding madness (jap .: Totsuzen desu ga, Ashita Kekkon shimasu)
Mangaka: Izumi Miyazono
Status: 9 volumes | completed
Release date: October 2021
Price: € 6.99
Extras: none
Links: database | Reading sample

Plot of Everyone is in a wedding madness

Successful businesswoman Asuka Takanahashi knows what she wants! One day she would like to get married and henceforth put her energy into the »Family« project! Therefore, she can hardly wait for the moment when her lover falls on her knees in front of her. But then everything turns out very differently, because instead of proposing to her, her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her. Giving up her dream is out of the question for Asuka, so she starts looking for a potential husband again.

There she meets the news anchor Ryu Nanami - charming, successful and extremely attractive. Unfortunately, however, he intends never to marry. Nevertheless, they are getting closer. Fundamentally different and insisting on their ideas, the two now stand between what the head says and what the heart whispers to them! (© TOKYOPOP GmbH)

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